Cotacachi travel fares can be reduced if you understand how to get to Quito and then how to travel to Cotacachi from Quito.
First airfares to Quito. We often get requests about how to find the lowest air fares to Ecuador and Cotacachi from Africa, Canada,Europe, and the US. See some incredible rates from all these destinations
We use www.Kayak.com to check fares and regularly find really low Ecuador air fares as you’ll see below.
For example, the round trip Ecuador airfare, Los Angeles to Quito Ecuador, is $480 including taxes. Lacsa is a Costa Rican airline and that Ecuador air fare is available today. There are 40 flight Ecuador air fare combinations at that price right now.
Here are other US and Canadian fares form kayak.com. All are round trip and include all taxes and coordinate with our January classes!
Toronto – Quito Ecuador – $660. American Airlines
Vancouver BC – Quito Ecuador – $799. Alaskan Air/Continental
Chicago – Quito Ecuador – $662. United/Copa
New York – Quito Ecuador – $481. Lacsa
Houston – Quito Ecuador – $774. Lacsa
Dallas – Quito Ecuador – $670. Delta
Miami – Quito Ecuador – $496. LAN
Atlanta – Quito Ecuador – $653. American Airlines
One trick is to look for low fares to gateway airports such as Houston, New York, Atlanta and Miami…then look for a low fare from the gateway. If you are looking for fares from Europe, Africa or UK, look for the cheap fares in the Sunday newspapers and then double check Kayak.
This does not always work though. As we saw above, it is less expensive to fly to Quito via Dallas than Houston right now.
Sometimes the Ecuador air fare savings, especially from Africa and Europe can be enormous.
Take Johannesburg, South Africa to Quito as an example. American Airlines offers the lowest direct fare of about $1800…however, if you take Egypt Air to London then you can save an extra $450 each.
If you know a cheap fare from Johan Airport to Amsterdam, Madrid, or London then go for that…and then continue on direct to Quito. Fiddling around like this can save thousands!
Or get this one…go non stop on Egypt Air to Madrid…then Madrid AA to Quito. This approach brings the fare down to $925 per person round trip from Africa to Ecuador! If you can find a cheap flight to Madrid from anywhere in Africa or Europe, then you may be able to save big time!
Keep in mind, there are always more than one way to skin a cat. Think Creatively!!!
Check local European newpapers for air fare bargains to Madrid, Amsterdam and London from wherever you are. Then check the fares from these three gateways to Quito. Compile the fares and as above you can sometimes save in the above cases over $1,500.
We are not travel agents of course, but we help Ecuador Living subscribers and our course and tour delegates find low cost air fares to Ecuador. We provide subscribers and delegates with an email code so we can sort their request amidst the hundreds of emails that arrive here each day.
As an Ecuador Living subscriber, you can also learn how to travel to Cotacachi from Quito at Cotacachi by Train, Plane and Automobile
And don’t forget we can arrange to meet your flight in Quito!
You can subscribe to Ecuador Living Service here.
Until next message, may every fare in your life be fair!
Join us at a course in Cotacachi or on Ecuador’s coast this winter.
Jan. 16-21 Ecuador Spanish Course
Jan. 22-23 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
See condos like this in Cotacachi for $46,500.
Jan. 24-27 Coastal Real Estate Tour
See Manta condos like this one. Delegates are inspecting the 1,000+ square foot patio.
The patio has this view.
Feb. 9-11 Beyond Logic-Shamanic Mingo
Feb. 13-15 International Business & Investing Made EZ
Feb. 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
Here is a long shot of Cotacachi.
March 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour
March 10-15 Ecuador Export Expedition
March 16-19 Coastal Real Estate Tour
Here is our Ecuador tour schedule for the balance of 2009.
Date Course Couples Fee
May 21-26 Ecuador Spanish Course ($999)
May 27-28 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
June 12-15 Shamanic Mingo Tour ($999)
June 16-17 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
June 18-21 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($749)
July 2-7 Ecuador Import Export Expedition ($1,499)
July 8-9 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
July 10-13 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($749)
Sept. 17-22 Ecuador Spanish Course ($999)
Sept. 23-24 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
Sept. 25-28 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($749)
Oct. 21-26 Ecuador Import Export Expedition ($1,499)
Nov. 6-8 International Investing and Business Made EZ Ecuador ($999)
Nov. 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($749)
Nov. 11-14 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($749)
All Cotacachi Tours and Courses are condcuted at our colonial inn, meson de las Flores were we enjoy Breakfast “al fresco”.
All Coastal tours are conducted on the beach from our coastal home at Hotel Palmazul.
You should normally plan to arrive in Quito two days before the course. We will pick you up at the airport, help you to your hotel in Quito and bring the group to Cotacachi by coach.
For coastal tours we travel as a group from Quito to Manta by air, then tour the coast for two and a half days returning to Quito on the evening of the third day.
Here I am with Merri and Ma at Palmazul’s beach.
Here I am hiking with Ma above Cotacachi.
Cotacachi Cathedral at night.
Shamanic ceremony on mingo tour.
Enjoying the surf at Palmazul.
Merri, me and Ma above Cotacachi
Sunset at Palmazul.
Better still join us all year in Ecuador! See our entire schedule of 26 courses, tours, mingos and expeditions we’ll conduct in 2009.
The course fee includes meeting at Quito airport (day before the course)…transportation (by group bus) to Cotacachi and back to Quito. Course fee does not include air are. accommodations, food or individual transportation.