The Luxury The Ecuadorian capital, long considered a mere pit stop en route to the Galapagos, is finally getting the attention of in-the-know travelers, thanks to a major restoration of its Unesco-designated Old Town and burgeoning hotel, restaurant, and nightlife scenes. Book the eight-night City Culture and Gastronomic Tour, put together especially for Shermans Travel readers by Exclusive Hotels and Haciendas of Ecuador. The trip starts with two nights at bohemian-chic hotel Café Cultura in Quito before visiting the Ecuadorian cloud forest, San Pablo Lake, and the Cotopaxi volcano, with stops at regional eateries and an assortment of luxury haciendas and inns along the way. Then its back to Quito for two more nights.
The Value The all-inclusive package costs $1,613 a person (a 25 percent discount) and is available through late December.
The Catch Round-trip airfare from the U.S. (averaging $500 to $700) is not included.
The Details 593-9-4959-507 (mention Shermans Travel); email@example.com
From the Summer 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.
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