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Alternative Ecuador

Best time to travel
Dec - Apr
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Quito.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights and guiding requirements.
  • 11 nights’ luxury accommodation in Quito, the Amazon, Guayaquil and Manabi.
  • Incredible experiences including a private tour of Quito, an immersive stay in the Amazon.
  • Discover tropical Guayaquil on Ecuador's Pacific Coast and rest and relax at Manabi at the end of your trip.
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Introduction

This suggested itinerary is ideal for those looking for something a little different in Ecuador. Visit the historic city of Quito and get to know the sights and sounds. Discover Ecuador’s authentic charm before visiting the mighty Amazon Rainforest and then rest and relax on the coastal region of Ecuador. Discover its beautiful beaches and stroll around the quaint fishing villages. This trip is perfect for those who want to see a different side of Ecuador.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage city.

Begin your Ecuador journey in Quito for a few days of gentle exploration. Your driver will transfer you on arrival to your accommodation where you’ll spend three nights.

A privately guided your has been included in your stay.

Quito is set within a valley and filled with pretty colonial plazas and ornate churches in a variety of architectural styles. Explore both the Old Town and the New Town which each have a distinct character and plenty to enjoy both day and night.

Quito Ecuador
Discover the middle of the world!

Walk along the equatorial line as part of your tour of Quito. Learn about the discovery of the equator and then straddle the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Quito Ecuador
Take a short, 40-minute flight to Coca, the mighty Amazon Rainforest.

You’ll spend three nights in a beautiful eco-lodge. Sit back and let the sounds of the rainforest wash over you as you keep your eyes peeled for primates and toucans.

Toucan Ecuador
Next, you’ll be privately transferred to Guayaquil.

Spend one night in a beautiful property the heart of Guayaquil’s tropical Parque Historico.

Guayaquil Ecuador
Discover tropical Guayaquil with a guided historic excursion.

You will visit its main landmarks, like the Colonial neighbourhood of Las Peñas, Santa Ana Hill, the San Francisco and La Merced churches, the Cathedral and the Moorish clock tower.

Guayaquil Ecuador
Next, privately transfer to Manabi, with its picturesque stretches of beach.

Spend five glorious nights resting and relaxing in a beautiful resort. Rest on the golden sands, enjoy the balmy breeze, sip a fruit cocktail and enjoy find cuisine.

Manabi Ecuador
Fly from Manabi back to Quito for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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ILLA-Experience-Hotel

ILLA Experience Hotel

ILLA Experience Hotel is a historic colonial mansion which has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. The hotel is situated San Marcos neighbourhood of Quito and is ideal for couples who prefer an intimate atmosphere. The hotel is ideally located for exploring Quito’s colonial quarter, with many churches, museums and historic buildings located nearby. ILLA Experience Hotel remains true to its colonial roots but you’ll also find modern touches throughout.

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Kapawi-Amazon-Ecolodge

Kapawi Amazon Ecolodge

Kapawi Ecolodge is an award-winning indigenous community ecotourism enterprise in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. It offers guests the opportunity to engage in authentic cultural experiences with people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, in an unspoiled rainforest setting, while directly supporting the sustainable development of the Achuar indigenous nation. Within the ecolodge, you’ll find the Hearth Hut, where before sunrise, guests gather around the fire for an Achuar Wayusa tea ceremony and a Wellness Sanctuary for yoga, meditation and reading.

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Hotel-del-Parque

Hotel del Parque

This luxurious boutique property is set in the midst of the botanical gardens of Parque Historico. With an unrivalled position in the heart of historic Guayaquil, this beautifully restored 19th century mansion combines stylish interiors with antique furnishings. Guests wanting to soak up the best of the Parque Historico can walk the park’s nature trails and access its wildlife sanctuary even when it’s closed to the public.

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Las-Tanusas

Las Tanusas

Tanusas Hotel and surrounding villas are situated directly on the beach, overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean. Tanusas is a haven for natural beauty and a playground for the adventurous. Connect with nature through a variety of curated activities including surfing, bike rides, scuba diving and snorkelling. When it’s time to relax, enjoy the sauna and the various treatments including deep tissue massages and reflexology.

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What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018

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