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Golf in the City, Birdwatching in the Cloud Forest

Golf

Golf in the City, Birdwatching in the Cloud Forest

Discover Quito, Ecuador’s capital and Cultural Heritage site while enjoying your favorite sport along the way. Continue to the cloud forest located northwest, the best place for birdwatching and adventure tourism in a luxury sophisticated modern-design lodge. The perfect combination of sports, luxury traveling, and nature!

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Quito

As soon you arrive to Quito an airport representative will be waiting for you at your airplane gate; he will assist during the migration and customs procedures. After customs a representative of Link Experiences will be waiting for you at Quito’s airport in order to welcome and accompany you during the transfer from airport to hotel. Quito’s airport is located 40 minutes away from the main city. Day at leisure to rest. Accommodation Quito Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 2 - Golf in Quito and Historic Centre

After breakfast, your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to visit the Middle of the World Monument (Monumento a la Mitad del Mundo), located at 0o0’0” latitude. Take a picture with your feet on both hemispheres before touring the Intiñan Museum, where you’ll see various demonstrations of gravity and balance manifested in the equatorial zone. This is a really fun and interactive museum. Enjoy lunch at the top of the Pululahua Crater After lunch, discover Quito’s beautiful Historic Center (Centro Histórico), named World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Quito is a city rich in history, concealing the most fascinating legends, forbidden love stories, political insurrection plans, and much more. Learn about the different architecture styles in the Old Town, stroll through cobblestoned streets and meet artisans who’ve kept traditions alive for centuries. Take a private visit to La Compañia, San Francisco and Basilica churches and experience an exclusive tasting of the best chocolate in the world, Ecuadorian Chocolate! Meals included: breakfast, lunch Accommodation: Quito

DAY 3 - Pure Golf in Quito

After breakfast, a local guide will pick up you at the hotel in order to hit the road to the South of the Andes cordillera. If the weather allows it, you will be able to spot the Cotopaxi volcano. This is a beautiful snow capped formation, one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The scenery is beautiful, and during Humboldt’s scientific visits he called it the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” You will visit the Cotopaxi National Park and walk around the Limpiopungo lagoon. If conditions allow it, climb to the Jose F. Rivas refuge, located at 4,800 meters. It is a 45 minute-hike from the parking lot. Enjoy lunch at a local Hacienda. Afternoon at leisure at the hacienda. Ask the concierge about additional activities. Accommodation: Cotopaxi Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 4 - Mashpi Lodge

After breakfast, your local guide will take you to the quaint little town of Baños, at the bottom of the Tungurahua volcano. After that, visit the avenue of the cascades until you reach the powerful “Pailón del Diablo.” Enjoy lunch while absorbing the beauty of the views of Baños at Café del Cielo. Continue your journey until you reach Riobamba. This small city is located right at the heart of Ecuador. Accommodation Riobamba Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 5 - Mashpi Lodge

After breakfast, your local guide will take you to the quaint little town of Baños, at the bottom of the Tungurahua volcano. After that, visit the avenue of the cascades until you reach the powerful “Pailón del Diablo.” Enjoy lunch while absorbing the beauty of the views of Baños at Café del Cielo. Continue your journey until you reach Riobamba. This small city is located right at the heart of Ecuador. Accommodation Riobamba Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 6 - Mashpi Lodge – Quito

After breakfast, your local guide will take you to the quaint little town of Baños, at the bottom of the Tungurahua volcano. After that, visit the avenue of the cascades until you reach the powerful “Pailón del Diablo.” Enjoy lunch while absorbing the beauty of the views of Baños at Café del Cielo. Continue your journey until you reach Riobamba. This small city is located right at the heart of Ecuador. Accommodation Riobamba Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 7 – End of services

After breakfast, your local guide will take you to the quaint little town of Baños, at the bottom of the Tungurahua volcano. After that, visit the avenue of the cascades until you reach the powerful “Pailón del Diablo.” Enjoy lunch while absorbing the beauty of the views of Baños at Café del Cielo. Continue your journey until you reach Riobamba. This small city is located right at the heart of Ecuador. Accommodation Riobamba Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

INCLUDED

TOUR GUIDE:
  • English-Spanish speaking – guide-driver in private basis

 

ACCOMMODATION:
  • Double accommodation with daily breakfast. Accomodation is subject to availability until confirmation.
  • Mashpi Lodge 3D/2N program

 

TRANSPORT:
  • All transfers & private ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Assistance with the check-in procedure at airport

 

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
  • All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary with private bilingual speaking naturalist guide (English & Spanish)
  • Two Golf Packages: Green fee 18 holes at Quito´s exclusive golf clubs / Golf clubs rental / Golf cart rental / Practice and game balls
  • One Golf Package: Green fee 9 holes ar Los Chillos Country Club / Golf clubs rental / Practice and game balls
  • Meals as detailed on the program, Ecuadorian and international gastronomy.
  • Personalized assistance 24/7

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Itinerary is subject to change in case of force majeure caused by exceptional and natural circumstances.
  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and birthdate.
  • Any deposit or payment made by the Client to the Company, for the services that the Company will provide, constitute acceptance for any person that will receive the services of the Company of the Terms and Conditions described at //www.linkexperiences.com/index.php/terms-conditions/
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulation.
  • Although Galapagos wildlife is rich, observation of specific species can never be guaranteed..

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses, Extras and Tips.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Meals not stated in the program
  • International air tickets to Ecuador
  • Early check-in/Late check-out
  • Aditional activities not mentioned in the program
  • Medical services
  • Personal travel insurance

RECOMMENDATIONS

Comfortable and light clothes, wind breaker jacket, bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes are convenient when visiting the Cloud Forest, while warmer clothes are required for stays in Quito and Andean mountain areas. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, one small backpack, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

ABOUT THE GOLF CLUBS AND GOLF COURSES

Arrayanes Country Club has an exclusive 18 holes / par 71 golf course, with 34 hectares of soft field. Its original design is from Jaime Villegas architect’s studio.

The golf course offers a challenging round of 6,600 yards with narrow but well-defined fairways, middle size greens protected by bunkers and water. This course is suitable for all type of players, from amateurs to professionals. The Andean views are breathtaking through all the round, in addition to the good weather conditions during all year around..

 

Los Cerros Golf Club is the only one in the country mainly focused on Golf. It has an 18 holes golf course, with a 7163 yards extension, with privileged landscapes, highlighting Quito to the northeast; Cotopaxi volcano (active) to the south and to the east the Antisana (ecological reserve).

Los Cerros is located in Los Chillos Valley, a 30-minutes’ drive from Quito and its situated at an altitude of 2650 m.s.n.m.

The golf course is a par 72 and was designed by Rafael y Jaime Villegas, renowned Colombian architects with extensive experience in international golf courses design. The course is surrounded by lakes and an interesting topography that challenges and delights players.

 

Club Los Chillos is a 9 holes’ golf course / par 36. Even though it does not have long fairways, most greens are protected by water and tall trees making it one of the most challenging golf courses in Ecuador. It is located in Los Chillos Valley, very close to Quito.

 

NOTES: Availability of golf courses is subject to confirmation with private Clubs. The itinerary may be switched or golf courses repeated for reasons that include but are not limited to: course maintenance, difficult weather conditions or scheduled tournaments.   

“Thank you Link Experiences for making our trip so magical!”

Jasmine Tookes

California, USA

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