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8 Days

Cities & Galapagos Discovery

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Galapagos Islands
Guayaquil
Quito
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until December 2021
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Touch down in Quito, the oldest capital in South America, to discover its historic old town and Inca heritage. Next explore the abundant Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the spectacular biodiversity of the island of San Cristobal. Relax on the paradise beaches and look out for rare blue-footed boobies and Galapagos tortoises.

1st Day: Canada - Quito

Arrival at Canadian departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Quito. Arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a city famed for its high vantage point in the Andean mountains, and its ancient Incan significance. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the relaxed culture of the Ecuadorian Sierra. Overnight stay.

2nd Day: Quito - Galapagos (San Cristobal)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the airport this morning for a flight to the Galapagos Islands, a true wonder of nature known for its immense biodiversity! San Cristobal is the easternmost Galapagos island and is home to a rich array of unique wildlife, such as blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas and Galapagos sea lions. It's also the island that Charles Darwin first explored during his research into the islands. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and get comfortable. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax at the hotel or to take a walk on the beach. Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

3rd Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)

After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free for you to explore the Galapagos at your own. Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

4th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a full-day tour of San Cristobal to explore the delights of the island. Visit Galapaguera, home to amazing giant tortoises and observe diverse species of sea birds from Puerto Chino. The white sand here is perfect for a short rest before continuing to La Loberia, home to a large colony of sea lions who can be seen resting on the rocks. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in San Cristobal.

5th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beautiful beaches or the wonderful wildlife. Overnight in San Cristobal.

6th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal) - Guayaquil

Breakfast at the hotel. Head back to the mainland, with a flight from San Cristobal airport. Arrive in Guayaquil, and join a transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the Pacific Coast. Transfer and overnight stay in Guayaquil.

7th Day: Guayaquil - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Night on board.

Please note: Depending on the flight departure time you may arrive back in Canada today.

8th Day: Canada

Arrive in the Canada and end your trip.

Accommodation: 6 Nights

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Quito, Guayaquil - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Quito - Galapagos, Galapagos - Guayaquil. *
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  • 6 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes & fuel surcharge.

Not included

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

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

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

To travel to Galapagos, it is necessary to present proof of a negative PCR test result.

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* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival 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.

Useful information Ecuador

  • 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
    Spanish
  • 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
    https://ecuador.travel/en/

Offer conditions

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.

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