Retire & Relocate in Ecuador 10 Days Tour

Whether you want to relocate to Ecuador, Panama, or Brazil, GUIDE ECUADOR can assist you…We have Private Tour Guides in Ecuador specialized in Real State and Relocation Tours who can take you to numerous locations around Ecuador so that you can determine the one that’s right for you. Once you determine the area in which you wish to Relocate in Ecuador, our Private Tour Guides can set up inspections of homes, apartments, and condominiums. We can also assist you in finding an attorney to help with all legal needs, a permanent visa, a bank account, purchasing a vehicle, renting or purchasing a home, and acquainting you with the area in which you are going to locate.
Our Private Relocation Tour Guides will help with all your moving needs.

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Tour Information

Price per person

USD 1885

Tour length

10 DAYS

Physical rating

All year round

Season

All year round

Group size

1 – 16 pax ( PRIVATE TOUR )

Travel style

Start

Quito

Finish

Quito

Tour code

GE-RRE-23

Tour highlights

Ecuador has many good retiring locations but considering our past costumers experience moving experiences , we had selected these locations as follows; Cuenca, Cotacachi, Quito, Salinas, Guayaquil, Vilcabamba. In our Ecuador Relocation Tour , we have customized most of important retirement places, focused in showing you a variety of locations within the Andes, Coast and the Amazon. It is been designed to assist you in ‘exploring’ what Ecuador has to offer, so that if you wish to relocate and or retire in Ecuador, after this tour progam , you will have a much better understanding of Ecuador. WE ARE AN ECUADORIAN COMPANY BASED IN QUITO , READY TO GIVE YOU THE BEST TIPS TO ENJOY ECUADOR AND ITS BEST RELOCATION AREAS.
Day 1
TRANSFER IN – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO QUITO CITY

As soon as you clear customs in Quito, you will be met by your Tour Guide.  You will be transported, via private transportation, to your hotel in Quito, and you will be given the necessary instructions for your tour which begins tomorrow!

Accommodation:   Hotel Dan Carlton  or Similar ****

Meals:  Not Included

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Day 2
DISCOVER QUITO

Today, we will begin our tour of the city of Quito (pronounced: ´kito).  Quito is the capital city of Ecuador.  At an elevation of 9,350 feet above sea level, Quito is the highest official capital city in the world.  With a population of over 2,200,000 people, Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil.   In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.

The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), which we will visit today. Quito has a subtropical-highland climate.  Because of its elevation and its proximity to the equator, Quito has a fairly constant cool climate. The average temperature at noon is 18.7 °C (65.7 °F) with a normal night-time low of 9.3 °C (48.7 °F).  The city experiences only two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season, June through September (4 months), is referred to as summer; the wet season, October through May (8 months), is referred to as winter. Quito’s airport, named Mariscal Sucre International Airport, is the busiest airport in Ecuador and one of the busiest in South America

Accommodation:   Hotel Dan Carlton  or Similar ****

Meals:  Breakfast - Lunch

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Day 3
QUITO CITY – OTAVALO

QUITO CITY – OTAVALO

As we continue our tour of the city, we will be able to view several important facilities, such as Quito´s hospitals, markets and super markets, residential areas, parks, and much, much more.  Today will give you a good feeling for the city of Quito, and will have an impact on your decision as to where to relocate and/or retire.

We will wrap up our tour of Quito today, and then we will head to the city of Otavalo.

Accommodation:   Hotel Meson de las Flores   or Similar ***

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 5
OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET – COTACACHI AREA 

The indigenous Otavaleños are famous for weaving textiles, usually made of wool (that is sometimes as black as a raven), which are sold at the famous Saturday market. Although the largest market is on Saturday, there is a very wide range of wares available throughout the week in the Plaza de los Ponchos, and the many local shops. The shops sell textiles such as handmade blankets, tablecloths, and many, many other items. We will complete our tour of Otavalo, and then you will have plenty of time to visit the local markets to peruse the various, handmade textiles before we head off to Cotacachi.

Cotacachi, also known as ‘Leather Town’, is truly a mountain paradise, offering a year-round moderate climate, small town charm, fresh mountain vistas and a wealth of organic produce.  While life in this artisan mountain town can be a little on the quiet side for some, large town amenities are just a 30 minute drive away, making Cotacachi an increasingly attractive destination for retirees.  In the past few years, Cotacachi, just a two-hour drive north of Quito in the Ecuador Andes, has become increasingly popular with expats, especially those of retirement age. Even though Cotacachi is only 30 miles from the equator, the elevation is 7,800 feet, which makes for low humidity and a wonderful, mild climate all year round. Once we have completed our tour of Cotacachi, we will make our way back to Quito for the night.

Accommodation:   Hotel EB   or Similar ****

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 5
FLIGHT TO GUAYAQUIL – SALINAS

 This morning, we will catch a quick, 40 minutes flight from Quito to Guayaquil City. It is (pronounced: why-a-kil) is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 3.75 million people in the metropolitan area.  The city is also the nation’s main port. Typical Guayaquil cuisine includes mostly seafood dishes such as encebollado and ceviche. The most traditional dish of Guayaquil is Arroz con Menestra y Carne Asada (rice with lentils and grilled beef), which you may sample while touring the city.

We will have a full day touring Guayaquil, but by the end, you will have gotten a full view of Ecuador’s largest city, and perhaps your future home. Once we complete our tour, we will head to the city of Salinas, where we will spend the night.

The Coastal climate is close to a subtropical dry forest biome.  The warm season lasts from February 29 to May 12 with an average daily high temperature above 87°F.  The hottest day of the year is March 30, with an average high of 88°F and low of 75°F.   The cold season lasts from June 18 to August 28 with an average daily high temperature below 84°F.  The coldest day of the year is August 29, with an average low of 69°F and high of 84°.

Accommodation:   Ocean Front Suites  or Similar ***

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 6
SALINAS – CUENCA 

Salinas is a coastal city located in the Province of Santa Elena, Ecuador. The western-most city on mainland Ecuador, Salinas is an important tourist center.  The city has two major yacht clubs:  the first is Salinas Yacht Club, which is a good bit smaller than the Puerto Lucia Yacht Club.  Puerto Lucia boasts a hotel, several restaurants, a private beach, and apartment block buildings, as well as the large marina and port. Salinas Beach, also known as ‘The World’s Least Expensive Beach Resort’.   Some call it a ‘little Miami’, and during high season, the beaches of Salinas are so jam packed with people that virtually every inch of sand is covered by towel, umbrella, or oil-slicked bodies. The malecon is wall-to-wall with vendors hawking everything from ice cream to eyeshades and shark-tooth earrings to shrimp on a stick.

The nearest major airport to Salinas is the airport located in Guayaquil, at 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the city’s center. The seasons in Salinas are flipped from that of the United States, in that summer is winter and winter is summer, which means that the temperature is warmer during the winter.  During the winter months (December through April), the temperature can rise to 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 degrees Fahrenheit) during the daylight hours, and can drop to 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) during the evening hours. With this weather, who knows, Salinas may be just the place for you!

Once we have toured the Salinas area, we will begin our drive to Cuenca, where we will have overnight accommodations.

Accommodation:   Victoria Hotel  or Similar ****

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 7
DISCOVER CUENCA

Cuenca City is the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2500 meters above sea level. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site because of its many historical buildings.  We elaborate more here on Cuenca than on other cities, as Cuenca has become the major retirement location for Americans.  As per the last census, the population of the Cuenca canton (county) was 700,632 inhabitants. The economic development is based on industry and agricultural development.  The dominant features of the city’s geography are also the source of its name in Spanish, the four rivers of Cuenca (meaning a basin made by a confluence of rivers); these four rivers are part of the Amazon River watershed. Cuenca is surrounded by mountains on all sides, with passes to the west, south and east.

Cuenca features a subtropical highland climate, and enjoys a mild climate year-round. Days are generally warm and nights are cool enough that sweaters or jackets are needed. The average daily temperature is 58 degrees Fahrenheit (14 degrees Celsius). There are two seasons: rainy and dry. The dry season, with some variation, falls between June and December. The rainy season, which is characterized by bright sunny mornings and afternoon showers, falls between January and May.

Cuenca Ecuador is the city of choice for those people who’d dreamed of living smack in the middle of Paris, Barcelona, or Sienna (or even Manhattan or San Francisco, for that matter) within walking distance of historical, beautiful architecture, culture, and food — at a price that’s affordable for someone needing more living space than a studio apartment. In fact when Ecuadorians live overseas, whether in the US or Europe, they typically return to Cuenca, regardless of where they grew up in Ecuador, when they come back.

Accommodation:   Victoria Hotel  or Similar ****

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 8
TRANSPORTATION TO LOJA – VILCABAMBA

After breakfast , it is time to continue enjoying the Andes !!!  we will drive towards to Loja City ( the last city in the south the Ecuadorian Andes ) as people say there if you havent seeing Loja – you dont know Ecuador…. Upon Arrival , we will walk around the City visiting some intresting places such as: San Francisco Church , Main Square , the City Musuem & The City Gate. Then we can grab something to eat along the way towards to Vilcabamba Valley. Finally , the rest of the afternoon , you can relax at the hotel pool or just walk around the Hotel Garden.

Accommodation:   Ishcayluma Hosteria  or Similar ***

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 9
DISCOVER THE LONGEVITY VALLEY
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Today you will get to know about the most famous valley of Ecuador .  Vilcabamba, known worldwide as The Valley of Longevity; At this beautiful hotel you enjoy one of the greatest views of the Andes , we will walk to town and visit several areas where you will get in touch with the expats and interact with the locals.

This is a great opportunity  to make a comparison about all visited places , since next day is our return back to Quito.

Accommodation:   Ishcayluma Hosteria  or Similar ***

Meals:  Breakfast

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Day 10
TRANSFER OUT – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BACK HOME

 On this day we will transport you to Catamayo Airport to take an hour flight back to Quito , then you will begin your journey home.

Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive in Quito and we invite you to see one of our other  tours in Ecuador Mainland and Peru Tours.. However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.

Meals:  Breakfast

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The program includes

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights hotel accommodations (tourist superior rooms)
  • Breakfast every day of the tour
  • Transfers and transportation provided by private transports
  • Airfare between Quito and Guayaquil
  • Private Spanish/English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary
  • Assistance with legal issues, such as permanent visas
  • Assistance with renting/purchasing home, car, insurance, furniture, appliances, etc.
  • Assistance in locating English-speaking medical professionals

Not included in Program

  • International airfare
  • Local Flights UIO-GYE / LOH-UIO
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls

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Tour Overview

AGE RANGE : 15 to 80 year old
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 6
TRANSPORTATION : Coach / Bus, Plane
PHYSICAL RATING :Easy
TRAVEL STYLE: In depht– Cultural, Retire

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