Venture on a cruise during 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.

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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
7 - 8GuayaquilIguana Park, Palace of Administration, Cristal Palace, WaterfrontOro Verde

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Landscape

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Private transfer to Hotel (1.5 - 2h)

Quito

2 Days

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

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)

Hotel Options

Hotel Patio Andaluz – Opt 1
RoomDuplex
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Casa Gangotena – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 3 - 7

Private transfer to the Airport (1.5 - 2h)

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

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, wet suits extra cost)

Hotel Options

Archipell Cruise – Opt 1
RoomMain Deck
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
Day 7 - 8

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

Transfer to Hotel

Guayaquil

1 Day

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

Hotel Options

Oro Verde – Opt 1
RoomLeading Suites
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,344 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,832 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

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
  • 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.

Guests visiting Ecuador (including Galapagos) must provide proof of medical insurance cover that is valid for the duration of the stay, otherwise entry may be denied. Please send us a scanned copy of the medical insurance certificate before the the start of your trip.

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Galapagos: Nature’s Secrets Revealed

8 days $ 5,344 / person

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