Venture on a cruise druing this leisurely Galapagos Islands tour and encounter comical and ancient flora and fauna. Gain cultural wisdom in Ecuador’s calm capital, where Spanish colonial and native history awaits you.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence SquareHotel Patio Andaluz, Casa Gangotena
3 - 7GalapagosUNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina Island, TrekkingArchipell Cruise, Queen of Galapagos
7 - 8GuayaquilIguana Park, Palace of Administration, Cristal Palace, WaterfrontOro Verde

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Landscape

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 4,665 /person
  • Option 2 $ 6,330 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 7 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Quito – Baltra, San Cristóbal – Guayaquil
  • All activities as listed :
    • Quito: Quito City tour and Middle of the World
    • Galápagos: 4 nights Archipel Cruise (B2) Baltra-San Cristobal
    • Galápagos: Included Activities at Queen of Galápagos
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Private transfer to Hotel (1.5 - 2h)


The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Middle Of The World Equator
  • Independence Square
Quito Ecuador/Galapagos

 Included Activities

Quito City tour and Middle of the World
On this private full day guided tour, visit the Independence Square flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. Its impressive façade and atrium lead to its gold interior, Baroque influence by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. Then continue approx. 25 km north of Quito to the ‘Middle of the World.’ Here at the 30 m tall monument, learn about the French-Spanish geodetic expedition of 1736-1744 which determined the position of the Equator. Stand and have your picture taken with one leg in the northern hemisphere and the other leg in the southern hemisphere of the earth. (Full day, private activity, lunch included)

Day 3 - 7

Private transfer to the Airport (1.5 - 2h)

Flight from Quito to Baltra (3 h, 20 min - 1 stop in Guayaquil)


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Fernandina Island
  • Trekking
Galapagos Ecuador/Galapagos

 Hotel Options


Archipell Cruise

  • Room Main Deck
  • Meals Full Board plus Activities
  • Category Mid-range
  • Style Cruise
The beach at Pitt Point, San Cristóbal, Galápagos

Queen of Galapagos

  • Room Rack Upper
  • Meals Full Board plus Activities
  • Category Deluxe
  • Style Cruise

 Included Activities

4 nights Archipel Cruise (B2) Baltra-San Cristobal
Thursday: Baltra airport – Santa Cruz, highlands

Friday: Floreana (Cormorant Point, Champion Is., Post Office)

Saturday: Española (Gardner Bay, Suarez Point)

Sunday: San Cristobal (Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo)

Monday: San Cristobal Island (Lobos Island), San Cristobal airport

On this itinerary you can see tortoises, sea lions, marine iguanas, cormorants, flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks, finches, frigates, Nazca & blue-footed boobies, waved albatross (seasonally). Snorkeling: tropical fish, sea lions, occasionally sharks and sea turtle.

(Snorkeling included, wetsuits extra cost)

Included Activities at Queen of Galápagos
Aboard the Queen of Galapagos you can enjoy many shore excursions as part of your cruise experience, and of course, all onboard meals and soft drinks are also included. Experience the Galapagos Islands with a bilingual naturalist and local assistant as you soak up the diverse fauna of the archipelago, as well as striking volcanic features and places of historic interest. You can pay in cash for extra expenses on board the catamaran, such as diving experiences.

Day 7 - 8

Flight from San Cristobal to Guayaquil (1 h, 45 min)

Transfer to Hotel


Guayaquil, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is Ecuador’s largest city and an important trading center of this small Andean country.


  • Iguana Park
  • Palace of Administration
  • Cristal Palace
  • Waterfront
Guayaquil Ecuador/Galapagos

 Hotel Options


Oro Verde

  • Room Leading Suites
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Category Deluxe
  • Style International

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