Join us for a gay Ecuador tour that brings you down below… the equator, that is! We will spend time horseback riding through the hills of the Andes, hiking down into an extinct volcano crater, biking down the side of Cotopaxi Volcano, and much more. After a day of adventure and amazing Ecuadorian food spend some time warming up next to your in-room wood-burning stove. The warmth of the hacienda and the views from the elevated location are breathtaking in all directions.
Join us as we explore Quito, one of the best-preserved historic cities in the Americas. We will make our way to a higher elevation as we head up to the hacienda situated near Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend some time in the Andean Mountains and down in an extinct volcanic crater. We will have amazing views of Cotopaxi, which stands at an elevation of over 15,000 feet. We will mountain bike down the side of this active volcano. Nearby is Limpiopungo Lake which is a wetland with amazing birdlife conservation. Our time here will be relaxing yet exhilarating. It is a great blend of adventure and history with a visit to a simpler time.
March 10 to 16 – $4298 USD
Duration: 7 Days
Starts In: Quito, Ecuador
Ends In: Quito
Required: $1000 Deposit
Airport transfers to/from Quito hotel; All accommodations in double occupancy for 4 nights in Quito and 3 nights at a charming countryside hacienda; all breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners; Transfers between flights and hotel in Quito; Services of local bilingual guides; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants); All hotel service charges, government taxes, porter-age and meal gratuities when dining together; and entrance fees to activities and sites shown in the itinerary. HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who do not have other coverage.
Transportation to and from Quito; 1 dinner; Airport departure fees (total of $35-$60 depending on airports used); optional activities; Gratuities to guides and host; and personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.
In the afternoon we will learn how to milk a cow by hand and later enjoy a cooking class, Cooking in the Clouds, focusing on traditional Ecuadorian cooking methods.
After this exhilarating journey, we will make our way to Quito, with a stop for our farewell dinner before heading to the airport for our departure.
As of Feb. 2018, all guests traveling to Ecuador must be able to show proof of public or private insurance.
“I was pleasantly surprised at how spectacular Ecuador was during my visit. We meandered our way through Quito, mountain biked down the side of Cotopaxi Volcano and descended into a breathtaking crater. The view from the top of the volcano was a gorgeous sight I’ve seen in all my travels. I am excited to introduce our HE Travel guests to this glorious destination.” – Trisha M., Salt Lake City, UT
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Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group. If they wanted a holiday by themselves they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
This tour starts and ends in Quito, Ecuador
The terrain on this trip is varied. Topography ranges from rolling to strenuous. Activities include horseback riding at your pace, hiking down into a crater (with the option of riding a mule back up), hiking in a National Park (not intense), biking in the National Park (rolling, rocky terrain) and walking tours. For most of the tour, we will be in higher elevation, which has a colder climate. Be sure to bring warm clothes to accommodate for the colder weather and be prepared to take activities at a slower pace due to the thin air.
While in Quito we will be staying in a charming, newly remodeled hotel that offers a wonderful blend of ancient and modern concepts. We will be perfectly located in Quito’s historic center.
During our time in the countryside, we’ll stay in the heart of the Central Andes at a working ranch/Hacienda. The rooms are the perfect level of comfort with wood-burning stoves to keep us nice and warm. The hacienda is an amazing world of its own, with a warm, friendly vibe.
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