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Galapagos Cruise & Wild Amazon Immersion

Ecuador in 10 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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A once in a lifetime trip which includes an Amazon adventure and Galapagos cruise! As well as a tour of Ecuador’s capital city. A combination of nature and adventure that can’t be missed!

Trip Highlights

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    Amazon
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    Galapagos Islands
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    Papallacta Hot Springs
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    Quito

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until December 2024

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  • Accomodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
  • 3 nights aboard the Yacht Catamaran Anahi.
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure discovering the intricacies of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Next head toward Quito via Punta Ahuano. Encounter the incredible Amazon rainforest and enjoy wildlife walks. Finally, head to San Cristobal in Galapagos, board your cruise and continue your adventure. Disembark several times to discover the amazing beaches and endemic species around these magnificent islands!

1st Day: UK /Ireland- Quito

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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport, ready 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 overnight stay in Quito.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1040 Reviews

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2nd Day: Quito

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Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day meeting your local guide to get an overview of the next few days. Spend the day in Quito at your leisure, exploring the city or simply taking some time to enjoy the beautiful climate and natural environment. We recommend enjoying our excursion to Otavalo* that will take you around various Andean towns. Overnight stay in Quito.

*Optional Otavalo Day Tour: Full-day tour to various towns in the Andean highlands where you’ll discover some of the local gastronomy and traditional way of life. Start off your experience by tasting the interesting Cherimoya fruits in Guayllabamba, carry on to try the local biscuits made by the community in Cayambe. You will then be guided around the indigenous markets in Otavalo, Peguche and Cotacachi and get to know the story of the native people.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mercure Alameda or similar
tripadvisor rating

1040 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Full-day Otavalo Tour

Light

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3rd Day: Quito - Tena

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take a guided Quito city tour to get to know the capital's most emblematic sights. Admire the colonial-era architecture and picturesque plazas. Stroll through the narrow streets of the city center and visit a local market where your guide will introduce you to local produce.

In the afternoon leave Quito behind as you set off into the Ecuadorian highlands and down into the rainforest, headed for Punta Ahuano in the Amazon. Continue through verdant landscapes towards the lodge, in the heart of the jungle. Arrive in time to behold the extraordinary sunset and enjoy a welcome cocktail on arrival. Dinner and overnight in Tena.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casa del Suizo or similar
tripadvisor rating

533 Reviews

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Activities

included
Quito City Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Tena

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Enjoy an early breakfast before setting off for a wildlife walk through the secondary rainforest of the Amazon. Your local guide will point out tropical wildlife endemic to the region, so you can really appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the jungle. Return to the lodge for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in the Amazon.

*Specific details of hikes and activities are to be decided with your local guide at the Lodge.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casa del Suizo or similar
tripadvisor rating

533 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Various activities at the Amazon Lodge

Moderate

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5th Day: Tena – Papallacta – Quito

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning take a moment to appreciate your last few moments in the Amazon Rainforest as it’s time to head back to Quito. During your return journey through the mountains, stop at the serene Papallacta Hot Springs, where you can bathe to relax and reflect on your adventure so far.

Continue your journey to the capital city and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to do some souvenir shopping for example or try some delicious food in the gastronomic neighborhood of La Floresta. Overnight stay in Quito.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn Quito Airport... or similar
tripadvisor rating

156 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Papallacta hot springs

Light

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6th Day: Quito - San Cristóbal (Galapagos)

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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 home to a rich array of unique wildlife and the first island that Charles Darwin explored.

Meet your guide on arrival, who will take you to the cruise ship! After lunch on board, your guide will give you a brief overview of the afternoon’s activities. Your first excursion is the San Cristobal Interpretation Center, in the small town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Walk to "La Colina de las Fragatas", a hill visited by frigate birds that nest there at certain times of year. From the hill, descend to the small inlet known as Punta Carola, to find a colony of sea lions. Dinner and overnight aboard.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Yacht Catamaran Anahi - S... or similar
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Activities

included
Half-day visit to the Interpretation Center, Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Carola

Moderate

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7th Day: Isla Española (Galapagos)

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Breakfast onboard. In the morning visit Punta Suarez, a destination of great interest due to the abundant bird life. This island has endemic animal species, such as the spanish mockingbird, spanish lava lizard, marine iguanas, tropical birds, the waved albatross, blue-footed boobies and many others.

In the afternoon you will visit Gardner Bay, which has a beautiful beach perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Observe a large colony of playful sea lions, and if you're lucky, you may even observe Galapagos hawks. You will be sure to see Darwin's finches, mockingbirds and sea turtles. Lunch, dinner and overnight aboard.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Yacht Catamaran Anahi - S... or similar
See our full selection

Activities

included
Half day excursion to Punta Suárez

Moderate

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included
Visit to Gardner Bay

Moderate

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8th Day: Isla Floreana (Galapagos)

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Breakfast onboard. In the morning visit Punta Cormorant, the best lagoon to observe flamingos in the Galapagos. Discover both the "green beach" and the "flour sand beach", which are two of the most interesting due to their fascinating colors. Return to the ship to enjoy a snorkeling activity in a place known as Devil's Crown.

In the afternoon, visit "Post Office" Bay: it historically served as a letter exchange station through a wooden barrel, placed by the crew of a whaling ship in the 18th century. Next, visit the "Asilo de la Paz", known for its peculiar history as one of the first occupied spaces on the islands by a German family. Finally, return to the ship and begin navigating toward Puerto Ayora, the largest city in Galapagos. Lunch, dinner and overnight onboard.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Yacht Catamaran Anahi - S... or similar
See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to Post Office Bay & Peace Asylum

Moderate

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Punta Cormorant & Snorkel in Corona del Diablo

Moderate

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9th Day: Santa Cruz (Galapagos) - Quito

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After breakfast, visit the Fausto Llerena Interpretation Center to observe different species of land turtles of all different sizes, before heading to the airport.

Transfer to the Itabaca Channel where you’ll take the local ferry and shuttle to Baltra Island Airport. Sadly, it’s time to end your exciting adventure through the natural wonder of the Galapagos Islands. Take your flight back to Quito, and take a shared shuttle service to your hotel located near the airport.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Holiday Inn Quito Airport... or similar
tripadvisor rating

156 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Fausto Llerena Interpretive Center visit

Light

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10th Day: Quito - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, take a shared shuttle to the airport for ypur flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

 

Included activities

Included
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At 8am, before the start of the excursion, there will be a briefing session to explain the program.

Quito City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Quito

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.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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The day tour starts at 08:00 and lasts approximately 2 hours and a half.

Various activities at the Amazon Lodge

Included activity for day 4 in Amazon

During the stay at the Amazon Lodge various activities will take place throughout the day, following an early breakfast.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Visit to the Papallacta hot springs

Included activity for day 5 in Amazon

Relax at the tranquil Papallacta hot springs, where you can bathe in the serene thermal waters surrounded by nature.

Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Half-day visit to the Interpretation Center, Cerro Tijeretas and Punta Carola

Included activity for day 6 in Galapagos Islands

Learn about the history of the island at the Interpretation Center and then take a walk through the Tijeretas Hill and contemplate the Rock of the Sleeping Lion. Finally, visit the cove of Punta Carola.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
Optional

Full-day Otavalo Tour

Suggested activity for day 2

Taste the Cherimoya fruits in Guayllabamba, try the local biscuits in Cayambe.Check out the markets in Otavalo, Peguche and Cotacachi and get to know the story of the native people.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights UK/Ireland - Quito - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flights Quito - Galapagos - Quito. *
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  • 6 nights accomodation in Charm & Superior category hotels and 3 nights on board the Yacht Catamaran Anahi.
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  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes & fuel surcharge.
  • 3-night Cruise to Galapagos with full board.
  • ATOL Protection.

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

Not included

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

Transit Control Card (TCC) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park. More information in "Offer Conditions". More information in "Offer conditions".

Travelers with passports from the following countries are required to present a tourist visa in their country of origin:
 
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burma, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Senegal, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Vietnam, Myanmar and Yemen.

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTAhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 


* 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.


We strongly recommend you consult your doctor regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

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

  • Entry requirements

    Minimum of 6 months validity with one passport page. Mandatory travel insurance.

  • Visa

    No visa required for stays of up to 90 days

  • 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 until July 31, 2024, and from August 1, 2024 US$200 for adults and US$100 for children.
 
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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