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A delightful boutique hotel, the Patio Andaluz was declared a National Monument by UNESCO in 1978 as it forms part of the original city of San Francisco de Quito at the time of its foundation.

It has 32 comfortable elegant rooms, each decorated with traditional woodwork and furnishings. Whilst staying at the Patio Andaluz guests can dine in the El Rincón de Cantuña restaurant, which serves Spanish dishes and local cuisine.

Located right in the heart of the old city, the hotel is within walking distance of the Independence Square and the San Francisco Church. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Ecuadorian Odyssey

Take a journey through Ecuador’s varied topography to see the best of the country’s wildlife. Immerse yourself in the cloud forests of Mindo and follow hiking trails to see colourful tanagers and hummingbirds, before spending a few days in the Amazon jungle, home to an astonishing repertoire of wildlife.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Amazon & the Galapagos

Take a look at the fantastic wildlife of Ecuador with three days in the Amazon jungle in a private reserve, taking guided boat trips and enjoying bird’s eye views from the canopy walkway. A week’s cruise around the Galapagos Islands tops off the trip with close bird and marine life encounters.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Ecuador’s capital stands at an altitude of 2,850 kilometres on the slopes of the active volcano of Pichincha. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, the old town is very atmospheric, and several day tours are available, including the Mitad del Mundo monument on the equator.

  • Where: Pichincha Province
  • Excellent for: City stopover, History & culture