Sea Turtle <span class="iconos separador"></span> Santa Cruz <span class="iconos separador"></span> Galapagos Islands
Sea Turtle Santa Cruz Galapagos Islands
<span class="iconos separador"></span> Quilotoa Crater Lake <span class="iconos separador"></span>
Quilotoa Crater Lake
View of the Basilica of the National Vow <span class="iconos separador"></span> Quito
View of the Basilica of the National Vow Quito

Unique Ecuador & Magic Galápagos

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Ecuador in 12 Days • 10 Nights in Destination

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This trip is a great overview of Ecuador and the Galapagos, with an added focus on the natural landscapes of the Andes.

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Amazon
Baños
Cotopaxi National Park
Galapagos Islands
Guayaquil
Quilotoa
Quito
Included
All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Breakfast only
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
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From + $620
Categories available
charm
included
superior
From + $900

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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Day 1 to 2
Mercure Alameda
Location
Quito
Category
Nights
1
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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Hotel Rio Amazonas.

Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 2
Duration 09:00h 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 color, depending on the position of the sun and the clouds.

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Included
Included activity for day 3
Duration 12:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Full-Day Jungle Tour in Baños

Depart for the city of Puyo to visit an indigenous community and continue to the Puyo River to enjoy a canoe ride. Stop for lunch and take a nature walk to the Hola Vida Waterfall and end the day with an exciting 'vine jump' at Indichuris Viewpoint!

What's included: Transportation, Guide, Rain poncho, Rubber boots, Lunch, Entrance to the community

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Included
Included activity for day 4
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Cotopaxi National Park Excursion

Discover the Cotopaxi National Park, located in the central highlands of Ecuador and famous for the stunning Cotopaxi volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. Guided hike included

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Included
Included activity for day 6
Duration 01:30h Approx.
Physical rating:
Light

Visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz

The "Parte Alta", as the mountains are called in Spanish, are an area of lush greenery known as the natural habitat of the giant Galapagos tortoise. Visit a private ranch and take a tour of the area.

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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 3

Wow Experiences - Pack of 3 Excursions

Make the most of your time in Ecuador with this great value package of three experiences: Cajón de Baños Spa, an excursion to the Middle of the World Monument and an Uninhabited Island cruise in the Galapagos.

What's included: Cajón de Baños Spa, visit to the Middle of the World Monument, Uninhabited Island Cruise.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 3 in Baños
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 5
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Half-Day Historic Center Tour & Fruit Tasting at Quito Market:

Begin with a guided tour of the historic center, to learn more about the history of this thriving Andean city. Continue to one of the largest markets in Quito and discover the rich variety of Ecuadorian fruits and delicacies with a fruit tasting tour.

What's included: Transportation, guide, fruit tasting

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 5 in Quito
Duration 04:00h Approx.
Physical rating:
Light

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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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Quito, Guayaquil - US.
  • Internal flights: Quito - Galapagos, Galapagos - Guayaquil. *
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  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes & fuel surcharge.
  • Boat trip along the bay in Santa Cruz.
  • English-speaking guide.

*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)* (20 USD) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (100 USD).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

* 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.

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

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
    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 +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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11 days in Ecuador!

We visited many landmarks including Quilotoa, Cotopaxi, Otavalo, Banos, Quito, the Galapagos. Our guide took great care and kept an eye on us during the high altitude hikes. This package was a great way to see a lot of this beautiful country. I would definitely return to the Galapagos.

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