By and for Us
Women's edition

Because money returns, time doesn't... Let's create unique life-lasting memories!

October 2024

Tour Description

This journey has been carefully crafted exclusively for women, offering a unique blend of relaxation and adventure in a safe and empowering environment. From spa activities to thrilling outdoor excursions, each experience is tailored to provide both rest and exciting challenges. In this space, participants will have the opportunity to connect with other inspiring and entrepreneurial women who have dared to dream and turned their aspirations into tangible realities.

itinerary summary

  1. Arrivo a Quito
  2. City Tour - Cooking Class - Mitad del Mundo and Casa Agave
  3. Plantation Rose - Arrival in Polylepis Lodge
  4. Polylepis Lodge
  5. Cotacachi - Otavalo
  6. Immerse in the Amazon
  7. Deep in natural volcanic waters - Huasquila Lodge
  8. Arrival in Baños
  9. Adventure in Baños
  10. Quilotoa - cotopaxi 
  11. Cotopaxi - Quito
  12. Transfer Out - International Flight

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Arrivo a Quito

Day 1 - October 14th

Begin your journey with a smooth transition from the airport to your chosen accommodation, ensuring a comfortable start to your exploration. Our professional transfer service will set the tone for a relaxed and hassle-free introduction to Ecuador.

 

Meals: none

Elevation: 2850 m 

City Tour - Cooking Class - Mitad del Mundo and Casa Agave

Day 2 - October 15th

Immerse yourself in the heart of Quito with a city tour that unveils Ecuador's capital's rich history and cultural tapestry. Following this, embark on a delightful cooking class to master traditional Ecuadorian culinary secrets. Visit Casa Agave, taste our special Ecuadorian liquors, and stand on the iconic Mitad del Mundo, a symbol of Ecuador's equatorial location.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Elevation: 2850 m 

Plantation Rose - Arrival in Polylepis Lodge

Day 3 - October 16th

Enjoy a scenic journey from Quito to Otavalo, with a special stop at a picturesque rose plantation. Witness the beauty of Ecuador's famous roses. Arrive at Polylepis Lodge, a hidden gem nestled in the Andean highlands, providing a serene atmosphere and a perfect setting for your Ecuadorian adventure.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Elevation: 2980 m 

Drive: 5H 30 min approx

Polylepis Lodge

Day 4 - October 17th

Indulge in relaxation at Polylepis Lodge. Unwind with a rejuvenating massage amidst the lodge's natural beauty, creating a perfect blend of comfort and nature. Enjoy a relaxing massage after your activities.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation: 2980 m 

Cotacachi - Otavalo

Day 5 - October 18th

Starting from the Polylepis Lodge, your journey will take you to Otavalo, where you'll explore the bustling indigenous market known for its vibrant crafts. Then, after venturing to Cotacachi and delving into its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes, including the majestic Cotacachi volcano, you'll spend the night in a beautiful traditional hacienda, immersing yourself further in the enchanting atmosphere of Ecuador's Andean region.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation: 3246 m

Drive: 5H 30 min approx

Deep in natural volcanic waters - Huasquila Lodge

Day 6 - Octobre 19th

Embark on a captivating journey from Otavalo to Papallacta, renowned for its thermal springs. Transition to the lush Amazon rainforest for an unforgettable 3-day tour at Huasquila Lodge, filled with immersive experiences, wildlife encounters, and cultural insights.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Elevation: 736 m

Drive: 4H 20 min approx

immerse in the Amazon

Day 7 - October 20th

Discover the heart of the Amazon with a diverse range of activities. Explore the rainforest, interact with local communities, and witness the incredible biodiversity that defines this unique ecosystem.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Elevation: 736 m

 

Arrival in Baños

Day 8 - October 21th

Continue your adventure to Baños the gateway between the Amazon and the Andes, a town surrounded by natural wonders and adventure opportunities. Dive into the charm of Baños, exploring its waterfalls, hot springs, and vibrant atmosphere.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation: 1820 m

Drive: 3H 10 min approx

Adventure in Baños

Day 9 - October 22th

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Baños with a full day of exploration. Visit the famous "Swing at the End of the World," relax in the soothing hot springs, and engage in thrilling adventure activities amidst the breathtaking landscapes. Return to your accommodation to get some well earned rest for tomorrow's adventure 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation: 1820 m

Quilotoa - cotopaxi

Day 10 - octubre 23th

Embark on a scenic journey from Baños to the awe-inspiring Quilotoa crater lake, you have the option to walk along the crater’s rim to enjoy the splendid view or hike down a path to the crater lake. The return can become a bit longer, so you have the option to rent a mule for the uphill hike.. Continue your adventure to Cotopaxi, exploring the iconic volcano and its surroundings.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation: 3914 m

Drive: 3H 30 min Approx 

Cotopaxi - Quito

Day 11 - October 24th

Engage in a morning activity amidst the majestic landscapes of Cotopaxi. Whether it's a nature walk, photography session, or cultural experience, soak in the beauty of the national park and volcano before returning to Quito.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Elevation: 3800 m

Drive: 2H 10min Approx

 

Transfer Out - International Flight

Day 12 - octubre 25th

Bid a fond farewell to Ecuador with a smooth transfer from your accommodation to the airport. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories created during your journey through this diverse and enchanting country.

 

Meals: Breakfast

PRICING

ADULT

Twin sharing                      USD 3.410 per person

Double (twin room)        USD 3.410 per person

Single Private                    USD 3.510 per person

ACCOMMODATION
12D/11N (October 14 - 25)

  • Quito - 3+ stars Hotel
  • El Angel Reserve - 3+ stars Lodge
  • Otavalo - 3+ star Hacienda
  • Napo - 3+ star Lodge
  • Baños de Agua Santa - 3+ star Hotel
  • Cotopaxi National Park - 3+ star Hacienda 

includes

• Accommodation in Comfort-Class
• Private Transportation and Guide (English and Spanish)
• Entrance fees for museums and activities
• Meals as detailed in the itinerary
• Small Group activities
• Only-Woman tour
• Spa massage

EXCLUDES

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Voli internazionali
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

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why working with us?

oUR CEO

"Because in the tapestry of travel, women are not just tourists, but architects of culture, caretakers of heritage, and pioneers of exploration. Our presence enriches the journey, our perspectives shape experiences, and our influence redefines the landscape of the tourism industry worldwide."

Flor Gaona 
CEO - Responsible Travel

responsible travel's history

Responsible Travel, a German-Ecuadorian tour operator established in 2010, specializes in personalized tours across South America, focusing on Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. With a team of over 40 individuals, including 70% women, the company prioritizes sustainable tourism and community empowerment. Collaborating with the Amazonía Productiva Foundation since 2011, Responsible Travel sponsors social and environmental projects, including education and reforestation. Led by our General Manager, Flor María Gaona, and President, Frank Alte, the company holds memberships in The International Ecotourism Society and the Ecuadorian-German Chamber of Industries and Commerce, has earned distinctions such as the Q Distinction for Quality in Tourism. Committed to social responsibility and diversity, Responsible Travel holds the AHK-Prevention certificate, actively promotes inclusivity, and is a member of the LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the IGLTA. Since December 2023, it holds the Travelife Certified certification, solidifying its commitment to sustainable and ethical tourism. Partnering with Responsible Travel means aligning with a socially responsible, sustainable, and diverse tour operator, delivering exceptional experiences while positively impacting communities and the environment. Join us in promoting responsible tourism and making a lasting impact on the world.

tour leaders

Flor gaona

gabriela cadena

andrea sánchez

Ma. paula erazo

Tailored For women that are looking for a safe and empowering environment, adventure and relaxation time.

P: +593 98 611 5378

M: gabriela.cadena@egt.ec

A: Wilson OE 7-56 y Diego de Almagro, Quito - Ecuador

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