Quito and the Galapagos

Travel Type

Custom Package

Duration

8DAYS

Starts In

Quito

Starting From

USD $4510

Quito and the Galapagos

Ecuador

This tour combines two of Ecuador’s highlights, the romantic city of Quito, one of the best preserved colonial jewels of South America with the unforgettable Galapagos Islands. This archipelagos offers an unmatched experience with an assortment of wildlife that are so unafraid of humans they are within touching distance. A true bucket list item and must for any keen photographer or wildlife enthusiast.

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$4,750.00$7,300.00

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Valid until DEC 2018

Excludes Christmas & New Years Period.

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1. Uncover the details of your itinerary by clicking on the + sign.
2. For highlighted days, select your excursion using the Experience Builder (blue box on the right.)
3. After creating your custom experience, select your preferred travel accommodation style

DAY 1 Arrive Quito

A representative will be waiting to greet you on arrival into Quito airport and promptly take you to settle in to your chosen hotel, ready for the next day’s exploring.

DAY 2 Explore Quito

The capital of Ecuador is considered the largest colonial town of the Americas and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today you can immerse yourself in the eclectic architecture, varied colonial facades and adorned balconies on many of churches and private residences in the historic part of the city (sometimes referred to as ‘the old town.’)

Highlights of the walking tour include the gothic Basilica of the Heart of Jesús, the so called street of the seven crosses with its many churches, the Jesuit temple and ‘La Compania de Jesus’ and its baroque display, and the Plaza of San Francisco temple and convent.

DAY 3 Quito on your terms

Choose how you will discover Quito and its surrounds from our various available activities. Stay in town and delve into the city’s historic art scene and be treated to local music and dance folkloric performance, catch a glimpse of indigenous Andean life with a trip to Otavalo Market and the Magdalena Karanki community, put your archaeology hats on as you travel to the ruins of Tulipe and the Pahuma Orchid reserve or, simply head to Papallacta for a retreat amongst the hot springs. Choose an excursion in the Package Builder

DAY 4 Journey to Galapagos - Start Cruise

This morning you will be collected in time to transfer you for your flight to the mysterious Galapagos Islands (Flight and entrances included.) On arrival into the airport, you will be transferred and board your cruise that will serve as your base to explore for the next few days.

DAY 5 Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Cruise through the various sites and islands within this volcanic archipelago, admiring the abundant wildlife, desolate scenery and the impact this area has had on modern science through the legacy of Charles Darwin.

DAY 6 Explore the Galapagos Island

Your cruise will include activities, landings and guided walks to the various visitor spots led by trained and experienced guides as well as meals and use of selected facilities onboard. Islands visited will depend on the itinerary of the selected cruise.

DAY 7 Continue discovering the Galapagos Islands

DAY 8 Finish your journey in Quito/Guayaquil

Your cruise will finish with a final excursion this morning before you are transported back to the airport for your flight to the mainland. You can choose to finish the tour in Quito or Guayaquil depending on what suits your subsequent flights.

Program ends.

Activities

7 guided excursions, 1 guided city tour plus 1 Explorer's Choice Excursion to choose how to explore Quito, two activities each full day as part of your Galapagos Cruise on a shared program for an in depth exploration of Quito and Galapagos.

Highlights

Step into the past in the colonial city of Quito, get up close to the unique and abundant nature as you cruise through the enchanting Galapagos Islands

Includes

7 nights accommodation in your choice of accommodation level, return flights Quito-Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil, daily breakfast, all meals on cruise in Galapagos, choice of excursions in Quito, guided program in Galapagos, transport between airports, entrance fees into Galapagos.

Best time

Year round, wildlife activity is constant but does vary according to seasons

Visas

Australians do not require.

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