ECUADOR | Quito with Galapagos with M/C Eco GALAXY Catamaran

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7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS

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MODERATE ACTIVITIES

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Thanks to its extraordinary variety of ecosystems and species, Ecuador is also renowned as one of the hotspots for biological diversity in the planet. Explore the Andes and their famous Avenue of the Volcanoes, green and gold valleys picturesque villages and majestic cities like Quito and Cuenca, World Heritage Sites full of history and colonial art and architecture. Venture into the magic world of the most remote, pristine and naturally awesome part of the Amazon rainforest. Relax and enjoy all the beauty of the Pacific coastline, its beaches, fishing villages, seaports, and ancient archaeology. Practice all kinds of watersports or visit the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador´s main seaport, full of history and tropical charm. Or..travel thousands of years back in time and wonder at the enchanting world of Galapagos islands with their unique species found nowhere else on earth.


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Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details.

What’s Included


Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Quito at Sheraton Quito Hotel or similar
4 nights in Galapagos at M/C Ecogalaxy Catamaran
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
Quito City Tour
Visit the famous Equator and The Middle of The World
Visit San Cristóbal Island
Visit Santa Fe Island-South Plazas Island
Visit Noth Seymot-Mosquera Island
Visit Genoveva Island
Visit Barranco Educational
Visit to Charles Darwin Stable Kayaks
Unlimited purified water, coffee, and tea
Naturalist Bilingual Guide
Paddleboards
Beach towels
Snorkel Gear (mask, tube, and fins)
Private services including local English speaking guide

Tour Details


Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Travel Style: Adventure

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 3 – DEMANDING
Various high-altitude excursions, hikes and/or strenuous activities.

Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Not Included


International or domestic flights
Tips
Galapagos National Park Tax: $100.00 (USD) to be paid only in cash in Galapagos.
Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
Galapagos Transit card

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | Arrival

Upon arrival in Quito, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.

| Overnight in Quito

|  None

DAY 2 | Quito

Today, you are going to visit the capital’s colonial downtown. Declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site, Quito invites you to visit its historic and modern treasures. Walk around the Independence Plaza, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipality, and the Carondelet Government Palace. Due to its various temples and cloisters, Quito is known as “America’s Cloisters.” You will visit La Compañía Church and the San Francisco Convent. Later on, you will be taken to El Panecillo, a small hill in the middle of the city with a fabulous view of the 45 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide city and the snow-capped volcanoes.

In the afternoon, you will visit the world’s famous Equator, “Mitad del Mundo” is located only 30 minutes from Quito. From here, you can jump from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. In the 18th century, the French Geodesic Expedition arrived here to perform important researches and investigate the Earth’s actual form. You will also visit the interesting Intiñan Museum where you learn about all the different cultures of Ecuador

| Overnight in Quito

|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Quito-Galapagos-San Cristobal-Lobos Island

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will have the transfer to Quito airport to take Galapagos flight (not included to be booked by agent). Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to board Bonita Catamaran. After your arrival and lunch on board, we will visit the LOBOS ISLAND: Panga ride, swimming, and snorkeling. Here, we can walk, swim and snorkel among the seals, frigate birds, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and the small endemic Galapagos snake. Dinner.

| Overnight in Galapagos

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 | Galapagos-Santa Fe Island-South Plazas Island

After breakfast, we will visit Santa Fe Floreana. Wet landing, activities on this day: hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. With 24 km2 and 60 m above sea level, this central island is a unique place to visit. It has an incredible bay with turquoise water, protected by a natural barrier of rocks. You will see colonies of seals, while hawks fly overhead. This island is home to one of two species of land iguanas found in the Galapagos. Their main food source is the leaves and fruit of the large, thick cacti found here. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, and land doves are frequently seen. The bay is an excellent place snorkel. Marine tortoises, rays, sea lions and tropical fish are an amazing attraction! Snacks and refreshing beverages are waiting for you aboard the ship. Lunch.

South Plazas two small islands created by the uplifting of the land. The land iguanas are smaller here; nesting during the warm season. The hike runs along an extraordinary cliff where seabirds nest. There are approximately 1,000 sea lions (Zalophus Wollebaeki) located on the south side of Plazas Island.

| Overnight in Galapagos

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Galapagos-North Seymor Island-Mosquera Island

After breakfast, we will visitNorth Seymour dry landing. Seymour was formed by the lifting of volcanic marine lava. Marine fossils dating back to the Pleistocene period are found on this island. In 1932, Captain Alan Hancock and his crew took 72 malnourished land iguanas from Baltra Island to North Seymour Island so that the iguanas could live in better conditions. In 1934, colonists verified that the iguanas were in good condition. The vegetation of North Seymour is bushy and is host to nesting Real Frigate birds of the Galapagos. Return to EcoGalaxy. Lunch

Mosquera Islet This islet is located between Baltra Island and North Seymour. Here, we find the largest sea lion colony; it is also possible to observe several species of birds. After the tour transfer to the cruise.

| Overnight in Galapagos

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Galapagos-*Genovesa Island-Darwin Bay & Barranco

After breakfast, we will visit Darwin Bay wet landing, coral beach, activities for this day: short walks, photography, swimming, snorkeling. Genovesa is a small island in the northern region of the Galapagos. Our landing in Darwin Bay will be wet. Near the beach is a mangrove swamp where we will find a colony of frigate birds, marine iguanas, red-footed boobies and masked boobies, the great terrestrial finch, seagulls, herons, and cactus finches. Following the land visit, our passengers can enjoy a swim in the bay. Snacks and refreshments are available. Lunch

Barranco dry landing, activities: hiking. Also known as Prince Felipe’s stairs. Here, we will take a walk along the Barranco path. During our journey, we will observe tropical birds, petrels, common frigate birds, red-foot boobies, masked boobies, doves, and finches. Dinner.

| Overnight in Galapagos

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 | Santa Cruz (DEPART)

Have breakfast, after we will visit Santa Cruz here we go trekking and will find giant tortoises in their natural habitat; this is a natural spectacle. For this visit, we recommend the use of athletic shoes, long pants, raincoat, hat, and sunblock. After his tour, we will transfer to the airport

|  Breakfast

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Ready to Book?

Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered.

Sheraton Hotel 

Strategically located in front of Quicentro, Quito’s main shopping mall, Sheraton Quito Hotel offers a spa with panoramic city views and a restaurant. Free WiFi and parking are provided. The historical center is 4.2 mi away.

Rooms at Sheraton Quito are spacious and luxuriously designed. They feature air conditioning, mini-bars, plasma TVs and seating areas with sofa beds. All of them have private bathrooms with toiletries.

Guests can listen to live piano music in the Lobby bar and enjoy local and international food in the Cooks Restaurant. A complete buffet breakfast with variety of food and lunch are served at Fragatas restaurant. Complimentary welcome drinks are offered.

M/C Ecogalaxy Catamaran 

Explore the “Enchanted Islands” on board our M/C EcoGalaxy Catamaran First Class Cruise, built for sailing on the Galapagos Islands preserving its fragile ecosystem, and of course its beauty.

The Cataramarn social areas are the perfect place to witness the endless wonderful landscapes in a private and intimate athmosphere.

Exclusivity and comfort in a magical journey throughout the Galapagos Islands with the least environmental footprint.

Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).

UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

Alterations

A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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