Explore Retirement Options in Ecuador
We have done a variety of different itineraries for small groups over the years, to help explore some of the wonderful options Ecuador has to offer.
Below is an overview of a sample itinerary that you may want to consider looking at. If you would like some help putting it together, we would be happy to arrange the entire thing or just parts for your group, depending on your time, budget and other preferences. We can also just help out by booking accommodations and transportation.
There is also the option of adding in speakers, as noted below – visits from expats in different locations and the service providers that make their lives abroad that much easier and better, while making their savings stretch.
These are also some of the best highlights of the country, so you may want to join in even if you are not considering living in Ecuador part of full time!
16-Day Basic Itinerary Overview*
Day 1 Arrive in Quito
Day 2 City Tour in the morning, speakers, visits from expats
Day 3 Fly to Loja, then transfer to Vilcabamba
Day 4 Vilcabamba tour, visit Malacatos
Day 5 Travel to Cuenca – City tour in afternoon
Day 6 Ingapirca & other activities, visits from expats
Day 7 Lunch in Guayaquil & visit Malecon; Travel to overnight in Salinas
Day 8 Tour of Salinas, afternoon visit Ballenita, La Libertad, Santa Elena; Overnight in Salinas
Day 9 Visit Ayampe, Olon and Montanita. Continue to Puerto López. Overnight in Puerto Lopez
Day 10 Visit Puerto Lopez, Puerto Cayo (also they can go to The Frailes Beach). Overnight in Puerto Lopez
Day 11 Depart to Mindo
Day 12 Tour of Mindo & social time with expats
Day 13 Travel to Otavalo, afternoon visit to Cotacachi & Ibarra
Day 14 Morning market in Otavalo
Day 15 Return to Quito
Day 16 Return home (or optional extension to Baños of 2 – 3 days)
IncludedAccommodationsActivities (detailed in itinerary)Airport Transfer (Arrival)Airport Transfer (Departure)All TaxesAll Transportation (including internal flights, when applicable)English-speaking Tour LeaderMeals (detailed in itinerary)
Not IncludedDrinks, Alcoholic BeveragesPersonal ExpendituresReturn International Airfare