EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Privacy & Personalization: Your tour is designed to be a private and personalized experience. We will work with you to immerse you in each destination according to your interests and travel style.
  • Unrivaled Adventure: Experience our destinations in front-row seats and away from the crowds. Whatever your sense of adventure is, we have an experience for you.
  • Expert Guides: Professionals & Naturalists who make the difference between a good and an exceptional expedition.
  • Unmatched Itineraries: Experience our destinations like the locals do. We take you off-the beaten path, to places few travelers get to see.
  • Amazing Properties: From lodges deep in the jungle, to historic colonial haciendas in the andes, the properties waiting for you are wild and varied.
  • Trip Combinations: Let us help you arrange your pre or post Ecuador adventure options. Extending your stay, after your Galapagos cruise, in the area is a great way to experience mainland Ecuador and everything it has to offer, from thriving indigenous cultures and fine examples of Spanish Colonial architecture to the spectacular Andean mountain range with its famed Avenue of the Volcanoes—plus some of the best lodges in the Amazon basin.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Family Travel

If you are traveling as a family, then you have come to the right place. As a family-owned company, we specialize in creating the perfect family adventure.



Photography

A lot of our staff members, both in the office and on the field, are semi-professional and professional photographers. If photography is one of your interests, then get ready for those shots of a lifetime!



Adventure

Our adventures range from soft hikes and scenic horseback riding, to multi-day trekking trips and white water rafting. We have the perfect trip for the soft-adventurer and also for the adrenaline junkie.



Culinary & Foodie

If you like to eat, then our culinary trips will unveil the amazing tastes and aromas of our unique destinations. You can try anything from a ceviche all the way to a guinea pig on a stick!



Cultural

South America is a land of extremely rich culture. Explore the best of the cultural side of each of our destinations and immerse yourself like a local.


Birdwatching

Some of the strangest and most colorful birds in all of the world call South America their home. Get ready for some serious birdwatching experiences.



Wellness & Spa

Our wellness experiences are designed to help you disconnect from routine and the burdens of our day to day lives, and reconnect with your inner self and with nature! These experiences allow you to immerse yourself in the destination, while dedicating time each day to pampering yourself at world-class spas.

The Luxe Voyager is an authorized travel agent for Quasar Expeditions. Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your dream expedition to South America.

Call: +852 9465 4577

Email: travel@theluxevoyager.com

Discover Ecuador’s exotic Amazon rainforest and the mighty Andes with Quasar Expeditions’ luxury adventure and cultural tours. Explore 4 worlds in one place: the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific Coast and the Galapagos. Located right on the equator, this is the smallest country in the rugged and spectacular Andes. Ecuador holds within its boundaries an incredible variety of landscapes and cultures that will amaze even the most seasoned traveler. At Quasar Expeditions, our mission is to fulfill the travel dreams of fellow explorers by creating unique and meaningful travel experiences at each of our destinations. We have been doing this since 1986.

We do not sell to the tourist. We cater to the traveler. Travelers are very different. They are on a journey in search for something much more profound. We strive to make sure our guests connect on an emotional level with the destination and all it encompasses. This includes its people, history, culture, food and nature. It is a lot more than just a physical trip. It is a journey for transformation. Quasar Expeditions’ guides are an elemental part of our adventures. This is why our founders continue to hand-pick and carefully select only the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly naturalists in the region. Our naturalists are professionals, with a firsthand experience of the destination, who provide you with an authentic understanding of the natural wonders you will explore every day.

Discover 4 worlds in one place: the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific Coast and the Galapagos. Located right on the equator, this is the smallest country in the rugged and spectacular Andes. Ecuador holds within its boundaries an incredible variety of landscapes and cultures that will amaze even the most seasoned traveler.

Quasar Expeditions’ guides are an elemental part of our adventures. This is why our founders continue to hand-pick and carefully select only the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly naturalists in the region. Our naturalists are professionals, with a firsthand experience of the destination, who provide you with an authentic understanding of the natural wonders you will explore every day. They are all very well versed in safety and first-aid, so you know you are in great hands while on your adventure.

Mashpi Lodge Ecuador
Mashpi Lodge Ecuador Suite

Mashpi Lodge - Cloud Forest Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days Tour – Starting Price: USD 1,233 per person in double accommodation.

Explore a place where you can encounter 400 species of birds, or see trees and frogs found nowhere else in the world. Beautiful rivers and waterfalls surround your lodge, as felines and other fascinating mammals roam the vicinities. This paradise is just a couple of hours away from Quito. Perched on a small plateau surrounded by a hilly topography of stunning cloud and tropical forests, this luxury cocoon with a modern and sophisticated architecture and a blending minimalist interior design is a perfect hideaway to enjoy nature and an ideal base for exhilarating exploration of the unique fauna and flora of the Equatorial Chocó Bio-Region, considered one of the world’s “hotspots of biodiversity”.

For those seeking pure relaxation the Lodge with its superb installations and fantastic views of the densely vegetated mountains from the rooms and public areas is also a great choice. Mashpi Lodge is intimate and elegantly casual, accommodating a maximum of 44 guests in 22 luxurious rooms with private facilities and amazing views of the surrounding nature, while providing guests with world-class services and superb gastronomy.

Activities: Dragonfly Ride, sky bike, observation tower, the life centre, hummingbird garden, hikes & treks, waterfalls.

Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador Room
Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador
Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Andes Highland Itinerary Map

Andean Haciendas in the Avenue of Volcanoes

2 Nights / 3 Days Tour – Starting Price : USD 1,193 per person in double accommodation with Hacienda El Porvenir & USD 1,720 per person in double accommodation with Hacienda Zuleta

7 Nights / 8 Days Extended Tour – Starting price: USD 4,445 per person in double accommodation.

The Hacienda Highlands of Ecuador is an inviting land of eternal spring in the heart of the Andean mountains. Giant green volcanoes cradle sky blue lakes where terraced pastures climb ridges towards snowcapped peaks towering beyond. The avenue of volcanoes is an area of outstanding ecological and cultural importance in Ecuador, with a unique natural beauty that includes mountainous landscapes and incredible views of majestic volcanoes. It is known as the ‘Province of the lakes’, where countless villages of artisans are found. Stay at famed 400 year-old haciendas, which give you a real flavor of the region with time to go horseback riding, visit craft villages or relax at your beautiful country inn.

Extend your stay in Ecuador with a 3 days journey designed for guests looking for some soft adventure and beautiful Andean scenarios. Visit Hacienda el Porvenir located at the foothills of the Cotopaxi National Park, a working Hacienda located at the foothills of the Cotopaxi National Park owns 1000 hectares: 20% of this land is used for crop farming, 20% exclusively to the reforestation of native species to restore the natural habitat, and 60% for cattle farming. The Hacienda offers a great ambience for a perfect day which can be combined with horseback riding, mountain Biking, ropes Course and hiking or Trekking.

Or enjoy of luxurious Colonial Hacienda dating back to the late 16th century and surrounded by amazing Andean scenery is located just two hours and a half North of Quito. Besides welcoming guests in their beautifully decorated rooms, Zuleta is a working farm of 4,000 acres (2,000 hectares) that belongs to the family of Mr. Galo Plaza, a former president of Ecuador. While in the Hacienda guests can enjoy its quaint gardens and a peaceful atmosphere while being served unique Ecuadorian cuisine prepared with products grown or elaborated in the Hacienda. Enjoy of unique activities while resting on the magnificence of Ecuador highlands.

Activities: Hike & trekking, horseback riding, Ecuadorian cuisine, mountain biking, birdwatching, Condor Huasi rescue project visit, archeological sites visit, ropes course and Andean Spa.

Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Amazon Tours
Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Amazon Tours
Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Tours Amazon Itinerary Map

Natural Wonders of Amazon

3 Nights / 4 Days Tour – Starting Price: USD 2,500 per person in double accommodation including airline ticket Quito – Coca – Quito.

Ecuador offers some of the finest lodges and habitat found anywhere in the Amazon basin. These lodges are run by friendly staff known for their great service and food. You can enjoy naturalist-guided rain forest hikes, canoe trips and bird watching on canopy walks. Meeting the native families of this wilderness is an experience to treasure.

For guests looking forward to experience Ecuador in its purest natural habitats; we suggest you to enjoy a 4 days / 3 nights adventure enjoying of incredible views and hikes while exploring a magnificent vast green ocean of nature, known as the Yasuni National Park which is also one of the most biodiverse sites of the world. This unique spot is home of 2000 tree species and bushes, 204 mammals species, 610 birds species, 121 reptiles, 150 amphibians and more that 250 fish species.

Activities: Hike & trekking, birdwatching, canoe adventures, local flora and fauna encounters, local communities visits, canopy walk adventure, swimming on black water lagoons.

Quasar Expeditions Cuenca Guayaquil Itinerary Map

Authentic Cuenca & Guayaquil

7 Nights / 8 Days Tour – Starting price: USD 3,038 per person in double accommodation.

Cuenca, a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site, is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador. Surrounded by low hills and crossed by 4 rivers, this city maintains its historical colonial buildings and architecture, with its churches and cathedrals as very fine examples of a colonial Andean city. Combine this with Guayaquil, the vibrant, commercial heart of the country.

This 8 days / 7 nights journey is a unique way to explore Guayaquil and Cuenca cities, while Guayaquil is located at the Pacific Coast and offers a modern city with historical neighborhoods and a beautiful Luxury hotel located in the river front with warm climate all year long, Cuenca offers an incredible Andean scenery, mixed with a great historical background making of this city a UNESCO “World heritage Site”, combine and explore the local culture adventuring yourself in a fantastic journey while discovering local ventures, unique handicrafts and the top train ride in Ecuador.

Activities: Cacao plantation, Hiking at national parks, local communities, popular art, history, handicrafts.

Cacao Harvesting
Hotel del Parque Guayaquil
Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Cacao and Chocolate Itinerary Map

The Land of Cacao & Chocolate

4 Nights / 5 Days Tour – Starting price: USD 1,838 per person in double accommodation.

Explore the land where the Cacao plant was first turned into the food of the Gods. We will venture into the hot and humid environment that is essential to grow the most flavorful cocoa beans around the planet, follow chocolate’s progress throughout history with our partner, award winning Pacari, and discover the artful process involved to turn the cacao bean into the prized and varied delicacy we enjoy today.

The cacao plants genetic origin belongs to the smallest country in the rugged Andes – Ecuador. In 2013, in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest floor, archaeologists discovered several containers with remnants of cocoa dating back to 3,300 B.C. Chocolate, the food of the Gods, had existed much earlier than the world had thought, and with this finding, the origins of one of today’s most valued organic treasures had been traced back to Ecuador.

The Land of Cacao & Chocolate is an itinerary that aims to retrace the steps of the Mayo-Chinchipe-Marañon culture of 3,300 B.C., as we explore the land where the Cacao plant was first turned into the food of the Gods. We will venture into the hot and humid environment that is essential to grow the most flavorful cocoa beans around the planet, follow chocolate’s progress throughout history with our partner, award winning Pacari, and discover the artful process involved to turn the cacao bean into the prized and varied delicacy we enjoy today.

Activities: Walks, hikes, spa, chocolate tasting, agrotourism, birdwatching.

Quilotoa Crater Lake Ecuador
Quasar Expeditions Ecuador Trek Andes Itienrary Map

Epic Treks of the Andes & Amazon

6 Nights / 7 Days Tour – Starting price: USD 2,788 per person in double accommodation.

Trek on the world’s second highest mountain range which extends hundreds of kilometers inland and soars thousands of meters upward. Be astonished by the sights of snow-capped volcanoes, lakes, charming haciendas and the timeless charm of indigenous communities. For adventure souls, this journey through the main Ecuador National Parks and Volcanoes, offers a great opportunity to enjoy of unique hikes, while visiting local communities, relaxing at Andean Haciendas and discovering Ecuador’s two different regions, the Andes and the Amazon Rainforest.

Activities: Hiking through National Parks and reserves, Andean wildlife, spas, thermal springs, local communities, local flavors.

Helicopter Tours over the Andes & Cloud Forests

Imagine flying over Ecuador’s lush cloud forests, alongside Cotopaxi volcano, or observing Ecuador’s picturesque towns and Andean landscapes from a bird’s eye view… all in the comfort of your private helicopter. Quasar Expeditions is known for life-changing experiences over water and land and now, we are reaching for the skies. We would like to announce our new Ecuador Helicopter Tours Over the Ecuadorian Andes & Cloud Forests. Enjoy flights from 35 to up to 90 minutes in duration, just 20 minutes away from the city of Quito. Choose your favorite route and hop on one of three modern ARRIEL powered high-altitude helicopters that will take you on a mesmerizing trip over the clouds. Photograph and enjoy the magnificence of the Ecuadorian Andes as a part of a tailor-made, half-day or full-day experience, prepared especially for you by Quasar Expeditions.

Personalized Services: In addition to an experience that will give you bragging rights for life, Quasar Expeditions has customized these helicopter experiences with:

  • Land inside an extinct crater for a private gourmet breakfast, available upon special request.
  • An exclusive visit to Hacienda Herreria after the flight, home to a private collection of Spanish colonial art open only to Quasar Expeditions’ guests.
  • A tour of Quito’s historic center, which includes an exclusive visit to the rooftops of one of Quito’s most iconic colonial buildings, Santo Domingo Church.
  • An insider’s visit to the genetic engineering lab of The Flower Village, a pioneering rose farm in Ecuador.

The best time to visit Ecuador depends on which area of the country you travel to. The weather variations are usually the result of regional differences and micro-climates, rather than clearly defined seasons. There is a drier season from June to September in the highlands, for example, but the ‘four seasons in a day’ phenomenon can happen at any time.

Ecuador’s cultural attractions and sightings of wildlife on the mainland can be enjoyed year-round, as can hiking or more gentle touring in the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Similarly, the Amazon and the cloud forests delight visitors whatever the season.

For over 34 years, the family owned Quasar Expeditions has specialized in authentic travel experiences to remote destinations in South America with one key goal in mind: to create memories that last a lifetime. If you are planning a specially private or VIP adventure, then let us help you with our local knowledge and those extra details that truly make the difference.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Quito, Ecuador
Nearest Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre, Quito
Local Currency
United States Dollar (USD)
Time Change
GMT -5 (Galapagos is GMT -6)
Language
Spanish
Best time to go
Year round destination

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