One week in Ecuador with one week of preparation! - Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2022

Traveler: Susan W. - Local specialist: Alvaro Pereira

Christian was an excellent driver and wonderful guide. He maximized our time in Ecuador to the fullest extent possible. He knew just where and when to take a break and found the most wonderful places for a meal or snack. He had a great knowledge of history and answered all our many questions about Ecuador from nature to economics to ecology and more. And he was a lot of fun to be around- game for anything and even pushed us to do a few things we weren’t sure about but greatly enjoyed!
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Christian was an excellent driver and wonderful guide. He maximized our time in Ecuador to the fullest extent possible. He knew just where and when to take a break and found the most wonderful places for a meal or snack. He had a great knowledge of history and answered all our many questions about Ecuador from nature to economics to ecology and more. And he was a lot of fun to be around- game for anything and even pushed us to do a few things we weren’t sure about but greatly enjoyed!
Most memorable was the Quito teleferico, Quito cooking class, Mindo hummingbirds even though we aren’t birders, Banos waterfalls and hot springs, horseback riding in Cotopaxi and visiting the lovely Quilotoa crater. The hacienda stays were exceptional.
Main thing was that Alvaro pulled off planing our trip with a one week notice!! Awesome job!!

Hotel Review

Hacienda Pinsaqui

Otavalo

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Outstanding service and beautiful rooms. Lovely surroundings. Very quiet and comfortable. Excellent food.

Location

Quiet but near town and national park
Cleanliness & Comfort

Fireplace in bedroom
Staff

Personal and prompt service
Authenticity & Character

The interior
Activity Review

Otavalo - Cloud forest of Mindo

Otavalo

Overall Rating
Activity Review

Hummingbirds we’re amazing

Food

Outdoor dining
Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

Quality of Experience

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Alvaro Pereira, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Susan & Christopher!

It was truly my pleasure to work together on creating an amazing trip! I´m so happy to know that you and Christopher had an amazing time in Ecuador and that you experienced firsthand that in such a little country you were able to experience so much!

We will welcome you with open arms on your next trip to our beautiful country.

Alvaro!