Essence of the Galapagos Islands

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Ecuador in 9 Days • 7 Nights in Destination

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An introduction to the rich biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands, this trip is perfect for those who are short on time but want to experience the highlights of Quito and San Cristobal Island.

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All transfers.
Breakfast only
Departures available until
until December 2023
Extra nights
Add up to 3 nights to your stay
From + $600
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

Included activity for day 2
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx
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Quito City Tour

A guided city tour to get to know Quito's most emblematic sights. Visit a local market, a number of picturesque squares and the narrow streets of the city centre.

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Included activity for day 3
Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx
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Tour of Baquerizo Moreno

Tour of Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos Province. Explore this quaint coastal community and get to know its most important sights

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Included activity for day 3
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 12:00 Approx
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La Loberia beach

Enjoy some free time at La Loberia Beach on San Cristobal Island to swim with sea lions, snorkel or simply admire the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Suggested activity for day 2 in Quito
Duration 04:00h Approx.
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Half-Day Excursion to the Middle of the World Monument

Visit the Middle of the World Monument, where the southern and northern hemispheres meet! Stand with one foot in each hemisphere, pay a visit to the interactive Intiñan Museum and enjoy Chawarmishqui tasting at the Agave Experience Museum.

What's included: Transport with an English-speaking driver, entrance to the Intiñan Museum and Casa Agave

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Suggested activity for day 4 in Galapagos Islands
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
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Half-Day Tijeretas Nature Trail & Cooking Experience

Visit the Interpretation Center before taking a guided walk along the Cerro Tijerates trail. Enjoy spectacular views from atop of the viewpoint and look out for frigatebirds before enjoying a beach cooking class at Playa Mann.

What's included: One-way transportation to the Interpretation Center, Bilingual naturalist guide, materials for the cooking class, ceviche prepared by you Not included: Beverages

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Suggested activity for day 6 in Galapagos Islands
Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
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Full-Day Highlands & Giant Tortoises Excursion

Begin at Puerto Chino and take a short nature hike to spot sea lions and spot blue-footed boobies! An uphill walk rewards you with excellent views before heading to La Galapaguera, a Galapagos Tortoise hatchery, to walk amongst these gentle giants!

What's included: Transport, bilingual nature guide Not included: Beverages, lunch, extras

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The price includes

  • premium care
    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Quito - Canada.
  • Domestic flights: Quito - Galapagos - Quito. *
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  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Transit control card (TCC)* (US$ 20) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (US$ 100).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

The following requirements will apply to all travellers arriving in the Galapagos as of October 23th, 2021.

All passengers over 2 years old need to fulfil at least one of the following requirements:

  • A negative PCR test, performed at least 72 hours before boarding the flight to Galapagos.
  • COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate with a complete vaccination schedule completed at least 14 days prior to the flight.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

If you would like to travel with children, please contact Customer Services to find out the conditions.

For the flight to Galapagos we will transfer you to the airport 3 hours in advance in order to complete the required formalities.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Ecuador. Mandatory travel insurance.
  • Visa
    Canadians do not require a visa for stays of less than 90 days in a 365-day period.
  • Currency
    US Dollar
  • Language
  • Electricity
    Types A and B, 110 V North American type plug
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    UTC -5
  • Other useful information
    It is mandatory for tourists to carry a valid health insurance policy.
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Galapagos transit control card (TCC) is mandatory and is checked at the airport in both Quito and Guayaquil before travel to the Galapagos Islands. Cost US$20 per person (subject to change) and made by cash payment.

At the airport Galapagos passengers must present their transit control card (TCC) with their passport and pay the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. Cost: US$100 per person.

If you book a triple room with a child, you will be required to share one bed.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.


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