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Tropical Discovery & Galapagos Dreams

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The ideal trip for lovers of history and nature, including Inca ruins and the chance to discover two different islands in the Galapagos.

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Banos
Cuenca
Galapagos Islands
Guayaquil
Quito
Riobamba
Ruins of Ingapirca
Included
All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
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From + £ 490
Categories available
charm
included
superior
From + £ 1,200

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Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 2
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

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
Included activity for day 3
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Challenging

Quilotoa Excursion

Stop at a local market for a taste of the local culture before visiting the amazing Quilotoa Crater Lake, known for its everchanging colour, depending on the position of the sun and the clouds.

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Included
Included activity for day 4 in Banos
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Chiva ride and visit to the Pailon del Diablo waterfalls.

Set off on an exciting Chiva excursion! A Chiva is an open-sided vehicle from which you can enjoy captivating views of your surroundings. Follow the waterfall route, culminating at the thundering 265-foot-high Pailon del Diablo Waterfall!

Not included: Entrance to the waterfall is not included and must be paid at the destination.

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Included
Included activity for day 6 in Cuenca
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Visit to the Inti Sisa Project

Visit the Inti Sisa Project to learn more about the community projects that take place in and around Guamote and Alausi and enjoy a tasting of traditional empanadas.

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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
Suggested activity for day 4 in Banos
Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Cajon Bath Treatment in Baños

Experience an authentic Cajon Bath treatment, a traditional remedy to eliminate toxins and increase wellbeing. The treatment involves sitting in a relaxing individual steam bath for up to 30 minutes before enjoying the other facilities of the spa.

What's included: Entrance to the spa facilities for 2 hours, 30-minute traditional cajon steam bath

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 9
Physical rating:
Active

Uninhabited Island Premium Cruise from Santa Cruz

Depending on the availability, visit one of several uninhabited islands, such as Bartholomew, Seymour, Plaza or Santa Fe on board a yacht to discover their incredible wildlife and scenery. Hot lunch on board, snacks and some drinks are included.

What's included: Yacht cruise, hot lunch, snacks, tea, coffee, water, towel

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 11 in Galapagos Islands
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

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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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Quito - UK/Ireland. *
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  • Internal flights: Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito. **
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  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 12 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Excursion on a Traditional Ecuadorian Chiva.
*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)* (US$ 20) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (US$ 100) and Taxi Boat service from Santa Cruz and for day tours ($1 per person).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

Please note: Depending on the weather, the public ferry service in the Galapagos Islands can become quite choppy at times. If you suffer from seasickness, we recommend taking precautions to alleviate your symptoms in case of rough seas. 

It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

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.

ESTA here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTA here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

**  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.

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

The itinerary is subject to changes and alterations due to weather conditions or force majeure.

  • 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.

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 +44 20 8068 3176 or via our contact form.

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

 

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