8-Day Quito & Galapagos Islands Tour Package
(5 Reviews)
Product Code: 5287-213646
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit Quito declared by UNESCO “World Cultural Heritage”
  • • Experience in the world famous Equator, “Mitad del Mundo”
  • • Learn about evolution on the Charles Darwin Station and meet the giant tortoises
  • • Enjoy a natural adventure in Santa Fe, North Seymour and Florena on the Galapagos Islands
Tour Code
5287-213646
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Quito
End City
Quito
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Itinerary
Day 01

Quito

Hotel: Mercure Alameda or similar

Welcome to Ecuador!

Today you'll land at the International Terminal of Quito's Airport and transfer to your hotel, where you'll be free to relax.

Day 02
Quito

Quito

Hotel: Mercure Alameda or similar

Today you'll begin your tour of Quito, starting with a visit to the Capital’s colonial downtown.

A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, Quito invites you to visit its historic and modern treasures as we walk around the Independence Plaza, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipality, and the Carondelet Government Palace. Due to its multiple temples and cloisters, Quito is also known as “America’s Cloisters.” You will also visit “La Compañía” church and the San Francisco Convent. Later you will be taken to “El Panecillo,” a small hill in the middle of the city with a fabulous view of the 45 km long and 4 km wide city and the snow-capped volcanoes.

In the afternoon we will visit the world famous Equator, “Mitad del Mundo” which is located only 30 minutes from Quito. From here you can step 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.

We'll will also visit the Intiñan Museum where you learn about all the different cultures of Ecuador.

Afterwards we'll ride the Teleferico cabe car above the slope of the Ruccu Pichincha Volcano. Enjoy the beauty of the city, the valleys, the snow-capped mountains and all it natural and ecological environment. At the base of the cable car we'll find an amusement park, restaurants, a go kart track, and much more!

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03
Santa Cruz Island

Quito - Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Hotel: Hotel Fiesta or similar or similar

Today we'll say farewell to Quito and flight from Quito to Baltra airport, where your guide will transfer you to the hotel.

We'll have lunch at noon and then visit the the Charles Darwin Station (giant tortoises, Opuntia cactus, etc.) where Ecuadorian and foreign scientists work constantly on research and projects for conservation of the Galápagos terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Flight is not included.
Day 04
Santa Fe Island

Santa Cruz - Santa Fe - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Fiesta or similar or similar

Today we'll take a day trip to Santa Fe Island, one of the oldest islands in the archipelago with some volcanic rocks over 4 million
years old. Santa Fe is also home to the Barrington Land Iguana, a unique species endemic only to this island. Wander the beach with countless sea lions and hike through Opuntia Cactus trees looking for the Barrington

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Floreana Island

Santa Cruz - Floreana - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Fiesta or similar or similar

Today we'll travel by speed boat to Floreana Island.

This is one of the oldest islands and it perfectly illustrates the aging process of a volcanic island. Unlike the younger western islands, Floreana's volcano has been long extinct and is in the advanced stages of erosion. The erosion process gave the island the nutrients and soils need to sustain plant life. The combination of this rich soil and a good water supply have given the highlands of Floreana a diversified landscaping of native and introduced flora. Floreana is best known for its history of buccaneers, whalers, convicts, and colonists.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
North Seymour Island

Santa Cruz - North Seymour - Mosquera - Santa Cruz

Hotel: Hotel Fiesta or similar or similar

In the morning we'll visit North Seymour Island.

North Seymour Island was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit perched in ledges. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing at North Seymour Island, usually without leaves, waiting for the rain to bring them into bloom. Prickly pear cacti are also very common in the edges of cliffs and shores.

We'll have lunch at noon and then travel to Mosquera, an island between Baltra and North Seymour. This island has one
of the largest Populations of sea lions. There have been occasional reports at this site of Orcas (Orcinus orca).

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Quito

Santa Cruz - Baltra - Quito

Hotel: Mercure Alameda or similar

In the morning we'll discover the Twin Craters on a short stop before getting to Baltra’s Airport for flight to Quito.

Upon arrival we'll transfer to the hotel.

Tips:
Flight is not included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08

Quito

Today we'll say farewell and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival
Your guide and transport will be waiting for you at the International Terminal of Quito ́s Airport to take you directly to your hotel.

Airport pick-up begins after 8:00am. Please book a flight arriving after 8:00am.

Departure
After checking out of the hotel in the morning you will transfer to the Quito Airport for your departing flight.

Airport drop-off begins after 3:00pm. Please book a flight departing after 3:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Transfers from / to the airport
  • Permanent assistance by our Operations Department
  • Entrance fees: Panecillo hill, Compania Church, Equator line monument, ethnographic museum and Cable car
  • Meals as noted (B: breakfast, L: Lunch D: dinner)
  • 9 Day Accommodation based on Double room in the selected hotel category
  • Private services includes local English speaking guide
  • 3 daily meals in the Galapagos
  • All the transfers in Galapagos
  • Visits to Galapagos National Park with English speaking guide
  • Water, coffee, tea, available permanently

Package Excludes

  • International flights
  • Early Check-In or Late Check-Out
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Galapagos entrance fee 100 USD
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Ingala Transit Card fee 20 USD
  • Air ticket to Galapagos
  • Alcoholic and soft beverages
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  • Pedro Cevallos

    Pedro Cevallos

    11/01/2016

    I have been to Ecuador 4 previous times and we have even been to the same sites, but we saw and learned many things! Excellent rooms and excellent hotels. We loved the historic hotels and places we had lunch.

  • J Wilhem

    J Wilhem

    11/01/2016

    Highly recommend to all

  • Daria Gertseva

    Daria Gertseva

    10/01/2016

    "Especially they ask to thank the guide in Galapagoss. Thank you very much for you work, and attention for our group! "

  • Krystyna Novicka

    Krystyna Novicka

    08/01/2016

    You made our vacation time very satisfactory and so, we can recommend your services to our friends. Thanks a lot. Mucho gracias

  • David Wolfe

    David Wolfe

    07/01/2016

    The transportation was excellent and very comfortable. Segundo was a wonderful guide, he was very kind and knowledgable. He was excellent and made our trip very fun.

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