Ecuador in 10 Days

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Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos

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An ideal choice for those who want to discover the landscapes of the Andes and Galapagos Islands whilst enjoying the comfort of luxury hotels.

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Galapagos Islands
Guayaquil
Otavalo
Quito
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
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Breakfast only
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Travel to Ecuador, discover Quito, the oldest capital in South America and uncover Andean Highlands of Otavalo. Explore the Galapagos Islands and enjoy its spectacular flora and fauna on the island of Santa Cruz. Relax on the paradise beaches and look out for the giant Galapagos tortoise before ending your adventure in vibrant Guayaquil. 

10 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

YTO - UIO

Quito

2

Quito

3

Otavalo

4

Otavalo

5

UIO-GPS

Santa Cruz

6

Santa Cruz

7

Santa Cruz

8

Santa Cruz

9

GPS-GYE

Guayaquil

10

GYE - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, taking some time to enjoy the beautiful climate and natural environment. Overnight stay in Quito.

3rd Day: Quito - Cotacachi - Cuicocha - Otavalo

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Otavalo in the Andean Highlands. Once there, take a walking tour of the village where you can enjoy the local market, the largest in the region. Then, continue to the Cotocachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve where is located the Cuicocha lagoon and the Cotacachi Volcano. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Otavalo.

4th Day: Otavalo

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure in Otavalo, relaxing at your own pace or exploring the surrounding highlands and volcanic walking trails. Overnight stay in Otavalo.

5th Day: Otavalo - Quito - Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

Early morning transfer to the airport for a flight to Baltra. Transfer to the hotel and if time allows, free time to start discovering the differents landscapes and wildlife that this island offers. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz. 

6th Day: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the morning with a tour of Academy Bay to discover the abundance of wildlife. Take a boat across the small channel to Academy Bay, also known as La Loberia. You may even be lucky enough to sight sea turtles and the famous Blue-Footed Boobies along the way. Enjoy a guided walk along a path to 'Playa de Los Perros', known for its amazing marine iguanas who rest on the rocks on sunny days. Admire the impressive flora of the bay and enjoy a snorkelling excursion along the shoreline before walking to Las Grietas. Return to Puerto Ayora and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.

7th Day: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beautiful beaches or the wonderful wildlife. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.

8th Day: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities like the swimming pool, the private beach, or the spa zones. You can also enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience, surrounded by the gentle sounds of ocean waves and the natural beauty of the islands. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.

9th Day: Galapagos (Santa Cruz) - Guayaquil

Breakfast at the hotel. Head back to the mainland, with a flight from Baltra. Arrive in Guayaquil, and transfer to your hotel in the city center Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the coast. Later, enjoy a  walking tour, visiting the Malecon and Las Peñas neighborhood. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

10th Day: Guayaquil - Canada

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to Canada. Arrive in the Canada and end your trip.

Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

* If your return flight departs in the evening, your arrival in Canada will be the following day and the total duration of your trip will be 11 days.

Accommodation: 9 Nights

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Quito and Guayaquil - US.
  • Domestic flights: Quito - Galapagos and Galapagos - Guayaquil. *
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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  • 9 Breakfasts.
  • Private 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)* (20 USD) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (100 USD).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

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

* 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.

  • 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/

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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