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ECUADOR

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FREDERIC CHURCH

JANUARY 12 to 25, 2020

THE MAIN ITINERARY includes breakfasts

OPTIONAL TRIP EXTENSIONS APPEAR AT THE END OF THE MAIN ITINERARY

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

Arrive at Hacienda Cusin in time for a light supper and the comfort of log-fires, hot-water bottles and a sound sleep.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

We begin our time at the lovely Hacienda Cusin with a tour of this incomparable, historic property before departing for our first excursion

We lunch at the charming Casa Mojanda

Condor Park

We visit this spectacularly located sanctuary for 140 raptors to learn more about these magnificent birds

We return to Hacienda Cusin for in time for dinner

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14

We depart after breakfast to visit the area’s markets and artisans which

specialize in wood-carving, leather, weaving and [music…music-making or musical instruments?]

La Mirage

We lunch today in the elegant dining rooms of La Mirage; delicious food and more spectacular views

Otavalo

We spend the afternoon at the splendid and justly famous market in Otavalo where century

old textile patterns and techniques are on display

We return for dinner at Hacienda Cusin during which as an added treat we will be serenaded by balladeer Ramiro

WEDNESDAY 15, JANUARY

We’ve programmed in a little down time today. You get to choose your morning adventure which it be horseback riding, mountain-biking, valley walking—or day dreaming—there is no wrong choice

We gather for lunch on the lawn where we will be entertained by folklorica dancers

Rose Plantation

We are in the heart of rose country and while there are many

- 5 p.m. teatime, sala Abbott Basil

Dinner and overnight, Hacienda Cusin

16. Thursday. 7:30 a.m. Breakfast.

Depart H. Cusin>Casa Gangotena, Quito.

- light lunch in San Francisco Plaza

- San Francisco cathedral & Alabado pre-columbian museum

- special cocktails party.

- independent dinner

Overnight, Casa Gangotena

17. Friday. Breakfast.

- 9:30 a.m. Walking tour of colonial Quito: City and La Compania Cathedrals, Quito City museum, San Augustin monastery, etc.

Lunch (light): plaza San Francisco.

Continue Quito tour.

Dinner, Zazu.

Overnight, Casa Gangotena

18. Saturday. Depart. Casa Gangotena>Quito’s International Airport. >U.S.

Or Options. Mashpi Lodge. (Amazon) Sacha Lodge. Galapagos cruise.