Beach Trip

Overview

Relax and have fun while seeing a little of Ecuador. Begin by spending some time in Mindo in the cloud forest and finish your trip with a photo-op at the Equator. Spend the rest of your time how you wish at the beach, with prearranged morning or afternoon sightseeing excursions available.

Highlights

  • Butterfly farm

    – Witness all the stages of the butterfly and interact with them.
  • Relaxing beaches

    – Experience the tranquil beaches of Ecuador, great for sunbathing and wave catching.
  • Whale watching

    – Take a boat ride out to watch the whales.
  • Parasail

    – Soar above the waves for wonderful views of the coast.
  • Equator 'Middle of the World' visit and shopping

    – Visit a small colonial village for shopping and a bit of cultural learning.

Places

 

Mindo

Located in the upper cloud forest, Mindo is known for its natural beauty. Observe butterflies, orchids and hummingbirds as well as enjoy nature trails, tubing, ziplines and waterfalls.

Tonsupa

Enjoy one of the best beaches in Ecuador. Visit this quiet town and other small towns like it just a short walk down the beach from your accommodations.

 

Itinerary

DAY
01

Arrive in Quito

Arrive in Quito and travel to your hotel.

02

Butterfly Farm visit at Mindo

ButterfliesAdmire the changing landscape as mountains give way to the cloud forest as you travel east toward the beach. Along the way make a visit to the famous butterfly farm of Mindo. Additional sights, such as the orchid farm or tubing on the river (not included in cost of trip), can also be enjoyed during this stop. Continue to your hotel on the beach and relax before dinner.
03

Days 3-5 are days to relax at the beach!

beachhotelsVisit the quaint town of Tonsupa and soak up the sun on one of the best beaches in Ecuador. Each day you can enjoy a prearranged outing of your choice: parasailing, whale watching boat tour, blue footed booby island boat tour, tidal pool tour.
06

Mitad del Mundo

Mitad del MundoTravel back toward the city mid-morning and spend the afternoon at the Equator. Visit the ‘Middle of the World’ monument and see exhibitions of Ecuadorian culture. Shop local artisans and take home a souvenir. Return to your hotel after dinner.
07

Depart

Transportation will be provided to take you to the airport. For those with an evening flight, additional sightseeing of Quito can be arranged upon request.
 

Basic Starting at

Couple : $900Four People : $750 Price per person
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Luxury Starting at

Couple : $1100Four People $1000 Price per person
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Self Guided Starting at

Individual : $400 Price per person
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