SCHEDULE

WELCOME COCKTAIL

Join us for a welcome cocktail!

August 05, 2021

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: TBD

WEDDING CEREMONY

August 07, 2021

11:30 AM -  12:30 PM

Location: Iglesia de Guapulo, Quito

Dress Code: Formal

WEDDING RECEPTION

August 07, 2021

2:00 PM -  2:00 AM

Location: Checa, Ecuador

Dress Code: Formal

TRANSPORTATION ON OUR WEDDING DAY:

We will have a shuttle available to and from the ceremony and reception. 

Pick up time & place TBD

GET READY FOR OUR PARTY!

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N I C O L E & R O B I N
AUGUST 07, 2021 QUITO - ECUADOR
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TRAVELLING TO ECUADOR

FLIGHTS

Our local airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).

Recommendations:
1. Flights from Europe: KLM flies through Amsterdam. Air France has a new flight through Paris. Iberia flies through Madrid.
2. Flights from Canada: Air Canada has a direct flight from Toronto. Copa Airlines has a flight through Panama City. Avianca has a flight through Bogota from Toronto.
3. US: multiple carriers from various destinations.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT

There a lot of ways to get into Quito. The drive to/from the airport from Quito is about 30-50 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

1. Bus shuttle for a cost of USD $8.00 per person
2. Taxi - Take the taxi coop that is airport official. Cost between $25-$28.
3. Uber or Cabify - These are the ones that we use the most, keep in mind that you might have to wait a little until they get to the airport. Cost between $20-24.
4. Car rentals are also available from the airport.

5. Hotel Shuttle - Most hotels offer a free shuttle to and from the airport. 

Visit our airport's website for more information here.

ACCOMMODATION IN QUITO

Hotel options and group discounts TBC.

 

LOCAL GUIDE

 

 

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT MORE OF ECUADOR!

OUR HIGHLIGHTS IN AND AROUND QUITO:

1. Historic Center - must see Plaza San Francisco, Iglesia de la Compañia, Casa del Alabado, Plaza Grande. If you're looking for afternoon cafe visit Casa Gangotena (also lunch/dinner) and Hotel Plaza Grande or Carlota. Also Cafe Mosaico is on the outside but looks over the center. Mama Cuchara is nice for lunch, take a cab there. Many tourists visit la Ronda at night but visiting the Center during the day is safer and a better experience. Be prudent and don't flaunt unnecessary watches/jewelery.
2. Teleferico - great vantage point of the city. It's a cable car up to the slopes of Pichincha Volcano. If you're feeling up for it and in good condition - you can climb Rucu Pichincha from here (should take about 3-4 hours up and down depending on your fitness. More information here.
3. Papallacta - Hot springs and hotel! 1 hour away, great to rest up and decompress. Two different modalities for price, general access or a spa access. Also great walks in Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca. More information here.  
4. Mitad del Mundo - equatorial museum about 45 minutes, both hemispheres at the same time!

More information here. 
5. La Floresta Neighborhood - restaurants, niche markets and cafes.


OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN QUITO:

Casa Gangotena - Traditional Ecuadorian in Historic Environment

Ecuaviche - Typical ceviches

Urko - Ecuadorian gourmet

Marcando El Camino - Ecuadorian cuisine

Nubori - If you want the fancy sushi experience

Banh Mi - Vietnamese cuisine

Shibumi - Traditional Sushi

Osaka - Nikkei Japanese-Peruvian

La Burguesa - Burgers

Carmine - Italian cuisine

Chez Jerome - French cuisine

La Bakery - Brunch (Recommended dish: Tigrillo)

Hansel y Gretel - Cafe + Breakfast

OUR HIGHLIGHTS IN ECUADOR:

1. Galapagos - regular flights run from Quito to Galapagos either direct or through Guayaquil. The two main islands you arrive to are Baltra (adjacent to Santa Cruz island) or San Cristobal. The airlines that fly to Galapagos are Latam, Avianca and Tame (the least recommended). For Galapagos, we strongly recommend a cruise as you get to know the islands better without having to transport yourself between the islands during the day, but rather at night. This is a more costly options. Alternatively, you can fly into Baltra (Santa Cruz) or San Cristobal and book a local hotel. Santa Cruz has more to do than San Cristobal and is a little more central in the archipelago. Boat service between the two islands is about 3 hours (sometimes a choppy ride). There is boat service between all major islands ranging from 2-4 hours each. We recommend at least 3 nights, 4 days.
2. Cotopaxi - the world's highest active volcano. A 1.5 hour drive South of Quito. The refuge is a nice hike up from the parking lot and will test your condition at high altitude! If you wish to stay in the vicinity there are a couple interesting "Hacienda" style hotels. These are Tambopaxi, Hacienda el Porvenir, and La Cienega.

We recommend a day this trip, but you will need a car. 
3. Baños - a tropical outdoors oriented town located about 3 hours South of Quito (Cotopaxi is along the way). Rafting, tubing, canopying among some of the great experiences. Good hotel options are available on hotels.com - booking.com.

We recommend at least 2 nights, 3 days.
4. Mindo - similar to Baños but North West of Quito about 2 hours away. Hummingbirds are abundant as is the tropical scenary.

We recommend at least 1 night, 2 days.
5. Amazon Rainforest - various options available from near Amazon in Tena or Misahualli (2.5 hours away - Kuyana Lodge is a comfortable option) or deeper rainforest in Parque Nacional Yasuni or Cuyabeno. These usually involve transport to a town with a multi-hour downriver boat ride to get to the Lodges. Animal life is abundant: anacondas, birds, piranhas, caymans, pink dolphins, monkeys, etc. Very humid and can rain.

We recommend at least 3 nights, 4 days.
6. Beaches:
- Ruta del Spondylus: if youre up for the drive get down to Manta and drive South through multiple great towns with good food and nice beaches. Highlights are Puerto Lopez (diving certifications and trips to Isla de la Plata), Machalilla National Park (los Frailes beach, get there early and bring supplies), Canoa. Covers most of our coastline.
- The easiest access destination by flight is Manta (40 minutes) or a 5 hour drive. It is a cosmopolitan city in warm weather with many beaches within a 1 hour drive. Great amenities and restaurantes. Try Martinica.
- Salinas: a further drive South but a proper beach town.
- Montañita: if youre looking for a party, this is your town. Lost Beach Club is famous for bringining in big DJ sets. This is part of the Ruta del Spondylus.
7. Otavalo - Native American market, nice nearby lakes and indigenous communities.

We recommend a day trip for Otavalo.
8. Quilotoa - volcano crater with a blue lake. 3.5 hours South of Quito. Great vantage points of the lake, also the option to hike around the crater at high altitude this takes about 4 hours.

We recommend a day trip for Quilotoa but will need a car.
9. Cuenca and Cajas National Park - if you want a nice historical city + camping or hiking in the Paramo. Flights daily or an 8 hour drive.

We recommend at least 2 nights, 3 days.

 
 

GIFTS

NICOLE TROYA / ROBIN JOHANSSON

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PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 15, 2021!

WE'RE SO EXCITED TO SHARE OUR SPECIAL DAY WITH YOU. 

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