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Quito & Northern Highlands

Introduction

Ecuador's capital, Quito, is a colonial feast located in a stunning high altitude setting with a wealth of excellent restaurants and museums.

To the north in the beautiful mountainous area bordering Colombia, you'll find the traditional highland town of Otavalo, a focus for indigenous handicrafts and markets.

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Ecuador Train and Galápagos Voyage on Silversea

16-day fly, rail and cruise from £9,470 pp incl. flights

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Combining two unique experiences – a mountain rail journey through the Andes and an island-hopping, luxury cruise through the Galápagos – this is your chance to see the natural wonders of Ecuador in style. Spot marine iguanas on snorkel trips before returning to all-inclusive fine dining.

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Top itineraries in Quito & Northern Highlands

Ecuador by Train & Galapagos Island Stay

13-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £4,530 pp incl. flights

Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.

Mashpi Lodge & the Galápagos Islands

12-day itinerary from £5,595 pp incl. flights

Combine the history of Quito and the unique biodiversity of the Amazon with perhaps the ultimate in wildlife-watching experiences – a luxury Galápagos cruise.

Quito, Otavalo & Galápagos Island Hopping‬‬

13-day tailor-made journey from £5,240 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made tour is a comprehensive appreciation of the Galápagos’ alien natural world, taking in its spectacular scenery and philosophy-inspiring wildlife on a range of guided excursions. You’ll also have time to explore Ecuador’s colonial heritage and indigenous culture.

Grand Tour of Ecuador & The Galapagos

17-day tailor-made journey from £7,130 pp incl. flights

Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.

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Top places to stay in Quito & Northern Highlands

Casa Gangotena, Ecuador

Historic hotel

Forming part of Quito's cultural inventory, Casa Gangotena is a historic hotel situated on Plaza San Francisco – Quito's main square, once home to several Inca temples.

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Where to go in Quito & Northern Highlands

Otavalo

To the north of Quito is a beautiful mountainous region bordering Colombia. It is here you'll find Otavalo, set in beautiful countryside and well worth exploring.

Quito

The volcano-surrounded capital of Ecuador, Quito, is full of great bars, excellent restaurants and a wealth of museums.

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Quito & Northern Highlands articles

Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Galapagos specialist Janet Welsh recently visited the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador's capital, Quito. Read her review of both for some honest insight into the accommodation, facilities and overall experience, as well as her advice for anybody thinking about going to visit.

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