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, TrekkingNatural Paradise, Ocean Spray
7 - 8GuayaquilIguana Park, Palace of Administration, Cristal Palace, WaterfrontWyndham Guayaquil, Oro Verde

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel with Guide

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
RoomDuplex
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Casa Gangotena – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 3 - 7

Private transfer to the Airport (1.5 - 2 hrs)

Flight from Quito to San Cristobal (3.15 hrs with 1 stop in Guayaquil)

Galapagos

4 Days

Located 1400 km west of mainland Ecuador and reached by small boats, the Galapagos Islands are a strictly protected, beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Activities

Included Activities at Natural Paradise
Aboard the Natural Paradise 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. To find more information please visit this page.

Included Activities at Ocean Spray
Aboard the Ocean Spray 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. To find more information please visit this page.

Hotel Options
Natural Paradise – Opt 1
RoomJunior Suite
MealsFull Board & Activities
StyleCruise
Ocean Spray – Opt 2
RoomStaterooms
MealsFull Board & Activities
StyleCruise
Day 7 - 8

Flight from San Cristobal to Guayaquil (1.45 hrs)

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
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Oro Verde – Opt 2
RoomLeading Suites
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,470 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,769 /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 in one double room for 8 days / 7 nights.
    • Meals as indicated
    • Economy flights for all sectors :
      • Quito – San Cristóbal (via Guayaquil)
      • San Cristóbal – Guayaquil
    • All activities as listed :
      • Quito: Quito City tour and Middle of the World
      • Galapagos: Nature’s Secrets Revealed (ESA56643): Included Activities at Ocean Spray
      • Galapagos: Nature’s Secrets Revealed (ESA56643): Included Activities at Natural Paradise
    • 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 comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
    • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
    • Insolvency insurance
    • Fees and taxes

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 $ 6,470 / person

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