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The sophisticated and beautiful Casa Gangotena is situated in a newly restored historic mansion which overlooks Plaza San Francisco. Beautifully and eclectically appointed, this historical gem invites its guests to overlook many of the locations which made Quito a World Heritage Site. The hotel offers a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comforts. The three story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel offers 31 rooms which are elegantly decorated. Featuring both double and king-sized beds, the rooms vary in size but each is comfortably ample. Each room benefits from the mansion's towering ceilings and large windows. The rooms are decorated with rich carpets, modern furniture, and elaborate Art Deco and Art Nouveau murals. Casa Gangotena features a large dining room, where a master chef creates international and local dishes which are sure to please every palate. Partnering with the local community, all meals served on site are purchased from local markets. The hotel also offers a glassed-in patio, large garden, wood-panelled library, an a panoramic third-floor terrace. Combining the ancient elegance of Quito with all the comforts of home, Casa Gangotena is an ideal location in which to stay during your Quito tour. Beyond its doors, the world heritage wonders of the city, as well the vastly-different and diverse worlds of Ecuador itself, await you. *Air-conditioned *Carpeted *Sound-proofed *En-suite bathrooms *Telephones *Intelligent key-cards *Wireless internet *Flat-screen TVs *International cable channels

The Restaurant
Inspired by Ecuador’s stunningly rich and diverse ingredients, Casa Gangotena has developed its own creative take on signature cuisine. We aim to continuously explore and experiment with the flavors, scents, textures, and ancestral cooking techniques that converge in Ecuador’s gastronomy and culture.

Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, Café Quiteño (“high tea”), and dinner.

​The Bar
A den for sophisticated travelers, our bar invites you to relax amid its leather chairs, comfortable banquettes, wood paneling and oil paintings. Secluded nooks and light-filled window seats, as well as the noble wooden bar itself, are the ideal spots to indulge in an Old Fashioned or one of the sophisticated specialty cocktails prepared by our bar staff. As an added treat, why not brush up on your firsthand knowledge of one of the world’s favorite spirits with our world-class gin tasting? A pleasant way to end the day, indeed!

Our Spa​
For millennia, people have intuited and felt the magnetic pull of these lands, where we are closer to the life-giving power of the Sun than any other city in the world. Here in the high Andes, at midday on the equinoxes and solstices, shadows are banished and there’s just pure light. It’s a truly special place, where ancestral knowledge is still very much part of our living culture, where we still feel a bond with the earth.

Our treatments celebrate this energy, the vast and varied biodiversity that surrounds us, the wisdom
of our millenarian cultures.

The use of our spa is exclusive for guests. Treatments can be scheduled through our concierge or by calling the front desk two hours in advance.
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Rooms

Luxury Room
Luxury Room
36.46 m2 / 387.50 ft2, Casa Gangotena’s Luxury rooms invite guests to relax in style, enjoying the peace created by its luxurious upholstery, plush carpets, fine linen, and rich furnishings that adorn each room.
Luxury Plus
Luxury Plus
29.39 m2 / 312.15 ft2, The Luxury Plus room occupies the end of the southwestern wing of the property. Striking neoclassical columns rise around the room, topped with ornate stuccowork, which interrupts the floral Art Nouveau frieze that runs around the cornering.
Junior suite
Jr. Suite
48.75 m2 / 516.66 ft2, The Junior Suite is one of the most special rooms in the house. This room used to be the “tea room” of the Gangotena family, where the family’s women and friends would gather. Situated on the first floor, the spacious Junior Suite features an original, 360-degree restored mural depicting a hunting scene. The Junior Suite overlooks the garden and the Panecillo hillside.
Balcony Junior Suite
Balcony Jr. Suite
29.39 m2 / 312.15 ft2, Located on the first floor, at the end of the southwestern wing of the property, the Balcony Junior Suite is undeniably romantic. The room has its own balcony that overlooks the garden and offers picturesque views of the Virgin of Quito atop her hill. Neoclassical stucco columns adorn the room. The delightful bathroom features two large windows that draw in the Andean light, while beautiful columns and black-and-white veined marble complete the picture.
Plaza view
Plaza View
31.87 m2 / 343.05 ft2, Located along the mansion’s northern facade, these rooms afford stunning views of the Historic Center, including the church and convent of San Francisco and its expansive cobbled square. The rooms are graced with ample amounts of natural light and rich, sophisticated décor.

Itineraries

Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$3,982
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Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Spa Relaxation, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Landscape of mainland Ecuador
$4,371
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Ultimate Ecuador

15 Day Itinerary
  • Bike Pichincha Volcano
  • Visit Bellavista Cloudforest
  • Horseback riding in Cotopaxi
  • See the Noneno Community
Activities:
Biking, Camping, Fishing, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visit, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Sacha Lodge
$3,047
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Sacha Lodge and Casa del Suizo

8 Day Itinerary
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Floreana Island
$4,720
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Hotel Silberstein

10 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about local conservation
  • View sea lions & frigrate birds
  • Climb Bartolome Island for views
  • Mail a postcard from Floreana
Activities:
Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon
$2,311
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Sacha Lodge

7 Day Itinerary
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
  • Take night walks through the forest
  • Observe the unique wildlife
  • View the forest from the canopy
Activities:
Fishing, Land Tours, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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Llama at Machu Picchu ruins
$6,903
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Islands and Incas

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip
$2,153
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La Selva Lodge

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Ecuador's famous macaw lick
  • Take night walks in the rainforest
  • Observe unique Amazon wildlife
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
Activities:
Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$3,816
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Galapagos Multisport

8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Snorkeling with friends
$3,844
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Galapagos Group Land Adventure

8 Day Itinerary
  • Sea kayak and snorkel with wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle Isabela's Wall of Tears
  • Snorkel among unique wildlife
  • Trek active Sierra Negra volcano
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Kayaking the Amazon
$1,698
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Amazon Kayak Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Observe Black Caimans
  • Walk Yasuni National Park
  • Encounter Amazon wildlife
  • Take an early morning hike
Activities:
Camping, Fishing, Homestays, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$5,095
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Hiking Galapagos

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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See giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$7,683
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Wildlife Odyssey

15 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hacienda Visits, Horseback Riding, Local Market Visits, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
$7,424
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Finch Bay EcoHotel

10 Day Itinerary
  • View Giant Tortoises
  • Snorkel along shallow reefs
  • Hike to view sea lions & lizards
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Incredible Cotopaxi
$2,611
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Ecuador Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Bike down the slopes of Pinchincha
  • Explore Bellavista Cloud Forest
  • Raft down Class III rapids
  • Horseback ride across the páramo
Activities:
Biking, Hacienda, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
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Hiker approaching Cotopaxi Volcano
$1,490
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Cotopaxi Trekking

7 Day Itinerary
  • Take in the volcanic mountain views
  • Hike through native Andean forest
  • Visit an Andean Cowboy community
  • Explore Inca sites
Activities:
Camping, Hacienda, Hiking, Land, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Challenging
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,055
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Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in Baño
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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I guess he wanted to see my camera
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University of Montana Alumni Galapagos

Activities:
Expedition Cruises, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$1,855
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Ecuador North to South

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike on Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Take a train over Naríz del Diablo
  • Explore the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Visit a unique mangrove forest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hacienda Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Sea lions bask in the sun on the beach
$8,244
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Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise – In Darwin’s Footsteps

9 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • Visit Cerro Colorado
  • Observe friendly sea lions
  • Admire South Plaza's natural beauty
  • Snorkel & kayak at Gardner Bay
Activities:
Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
$5,734
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Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise: Iconic Wildlife & Sublime Scenery

7 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • Walk across Dragon Hill
  • Explore Champion Islet
  • Snorkel along Punta Vicente Roca
  • Visit the Darwin Research Station
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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Sea lion coming in from a swim
$5,734
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Galápagos Islands Nature and Wildlife Expedition Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Santa Cruz II
  • See the iconic Galapagos tortoises
  • Visit famous Pinnacle rock
  • Cruise to Buccaneer Cove
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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$2,127
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Trekking Along the Avenue of Volcanoes in Ecuador

8 Day Itinerary
  • Witness Cotopaxi volcano
  • Trek along Toachi canyon
  • Explore Chimborazo Volcano
  • Discover Llanganates National Park
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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