Andean Culinary Experience
Gangotena Tasting and Mashpi Tour

Explore the lush and vibrant natural ecosystems of Mashpi and the luxury of Casa Gangotena.

  • This area is home to spectacled bears, deer, rabbits, and other species in danger of extinction. It also hosts various native and endemic flora, including orchids and bromeliads.
  • Experience adventure at the extraordinary Mashpi Lodge and its gorgeous Reserve. This destination is every scientist and nature lover’s dream. Mashpi is the place to observe over 400 species of birds, plus countless native and endemic species of trees, reptiles, insects, mammals, and more.
  • Explore the Reserve’s many trails, streams, and waterfalls with expert nature guides. Experience the cloud and rainforest via the forest canopy gondola, sky bikes, observation tower, hummingbird garden, and butterfly sanctuary.
  • Stay at the award-winning, one-of-a-kind Mashpi Lodge, with luxurious suites, a relaxing spa, several observation decks, an outdoor yoga deck and hot tub, a full-service bar, and more.
  • Learn about the history and enjoy luxury at Casa Gangotena, located in the magical and historical center of Quito.


Andean Culinary Experience Gangotena Tasting And Mashpi Tour
  • Places: Quito, Casa Gangotena
  • Activities: Transfer, settling in at Casa Gangotena, culinary tasting
  • Highlights: Relaxing, delicious food
  • Place: Quito, Mashpi.
  • Activities: Excursions to be determined with your guide, culinary tasting.
  • Highlights: TBD, delicious food.
  • Places: Mashpi, Quito.
  • Activities: Transfer out.


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This small, secret rooftop of the restored Casa Gangotena mansion peers over Plaza San Francisco in the center of Quito’s colonial Old Town, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Order a Cedrón Spritz, a refreshing mix of rum, lemon, sparkling wine, and fresh lemon verbena (cedrón) syrup and leaf, then revel in the mesmerizing, real-time montage of daily life in Ecuador’s capital as it parades past.

National Geographic Traveller

A Font of information, Klaus has spent decades in the field, leading tours in the Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands. He hung up his guiding boots a few years back and now creates itineraries for the tour operator, Metropolitan Touring. Adrift in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from mainland South America, Galapagos is one of the most biodiverse locales on Earth.

Cruise Critic

Santa Cruz II is a replacement for the much-loved Santa Cruz, which plied the waters of the Galapagos for 36 years. It is not a new ship; it was built in 2002 and sailed as Mare Australis under the Australis cruise brand, operating expedition cruises around Cape Horn and to Antarctica. Metropolitan Touring bought the ship in 2015 and completely refurbished it, launching it as Santa Cruz II in October 2015.

Telegraph Ultra Travel: 50 Greatest Hotels in the World

When this modern, minimalist, glass-walled jungle lodge opened in 2012, it changed the accommodation game in South America. Arquitect Alfredo Ribadeneira’s “protective cocoon” would impress in a modern city; in the depths of an Andean cloudforest, it is wild, audacious and beautiful. Though only 70 miles from Quito, Maspi Lodge sits in splendid isolation, perched on a cliff at the end of an unsealed road.

Terms and Conditions

Itinerario de 5 días / 4 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (4214 USD + impuestos por persona)
Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
No reembolsable. Aplica únicamente para residentes ecuatorianos en nuevas reservas directas realizadas, hasta el 30 de junio del 2022, con un ejecutivo de ventas del hotel. Válido para estadías hasta el 31 de agosto de 2022. No puede ser combinada con otros descuentos, promociones u ofertas. El descuento no aplica para otros servicios. El precio no incluye recargo de combustible de $20 por noche de crucero.

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