- Sleep…in colonial and Art Deco majesty in Casa Gangotena
- Experience…a walking tour of the Old City led by a local historian
- Splurge…on a Panama hat from Homero Ortega
- Eat…passion fruit, coriander seed and orange blossom sorbet at Lua
- Drink…Casa Gangotena‘s Agua Fresca, made from rose water and lemon verbena
- Savor…that Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar and is in the same time zone as New York
- Visit…La Compañía de Jesús, often considered the most beautiful church in South America
- Shop…for scarves and mittens made from baby alpaca wool at Tianguez
- Know…that as an Indagare member you can contact our Bookings Team for customized recommendations, expert guides, special access and itineraries
Lay of the Land
Ecuador’s capital of Quito sits in a valley between the Andes and the Pichincha volcano. The Old Town sits in the south and the New Town, or Mariscal, is in the north. The new airport is located to the north of the city.
Entry Requirements: The Ecuadorian government requires that all travelers entering the country carry proof of private health insurance coverage during their entire stay in mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos. If the traveler cannot provide proof of said insurance, Ecuadorian immigration officers can deny entrance to the country.