Ecuador in 11 Days

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Amazon & Galapagos (Land & Intra Flights)

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Our classic tour of Ecuador, complete with a stay in the Amazon rainforest and wildlife-spotting in the Galapagos Islands.

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Galapagos Islands
Guayaquil
Middle of the World Monument
Quito
Included
Domestic flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2023
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From + $360
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charm san cristobal
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sup. san cristobal
From + $600

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Discover the diversity of Ecuador on an unforgettable journey from the tropical Amazon rainforest to the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands. Touch down in Quito, the historic Andean capital, before exploring the amazing Amazon in Tena. The island of San Cristobal is your gateway to the Galapagos Islands as you search for blue-footed boobies and sea turtles, before ending your adventure in Guayaquil. 

1st Day: 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.

2nd Day: Quito - Tena - Amazon

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 and stroll through the narrow streets of the city center. In the afternoon leave Quito behind as you set off into the Ecuadorian highlands and down into the rainforest, headed for Tena, in the Amazon. Continue through verdant landscapes towards the lodge, in the heart of the jungle. Arrive in time for dinner. Overnight in Tena.

Included
Quito City Tour
3rd Day: Amazon

Enjoy an early breakfast before setting off for a wildlife walk through the primary and secondary rainforest of the Amazon. Look out for tropical wildlife and appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the jungle. Return to the lodge for lunch before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure with the opportunity to join in optional Amazon activities organized at the lodge. Once the sun sets, enjoy a fascinating night walk to admire the nocturnal wildlife as the rainforest comes to life. Dinner and overnight stay in the Amazon.

Included
Wildlife walk in Tena
Included
Night-walk in Tena
4th Day: Amazon - Tena - Middle of the World - Quito

After breakfast at the lodge, return to Tena and continue your journey, heading back towards the capital. Along the way, visit the Middle of the World Monument, on the equator, where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere! Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Quito.

Included
Middle of the World Monument
5th Day: Quito

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 Quilotoa* or booking our Pack of 3 Excursions.** Overnight stay in Quito.

* Optional Quilotoa Excursion: Set off through the Andean Mountains, passing by the snow-capped peaks of Tungurahua and Chimborazo. Stop at a local market for a taste of the Andean culture and visit Quilotoa Crater Lake, known for its everchanging color, depending on the sun and clouds.

** Optional Experience Ecuador - Pack of 3 Excursions: Experience Ecuador to the fullest with this pack of three excursions. Visit the famous Quilotoa Crater Lake on an excursion through the Andean Mountains to discover the local culture and natural wonders of the Andes. In the Galapagos Islands, enjoy an authentic cooking class on Playa Mann in San Cristobal, known for its population of sea lions, to learn the secrets of the local cuisine. Finally, take a tour of Puerto el Morro in Guayaquil to visit a natural dolphin reserve, accompanied by a professional biologist guide.

***For a Culinary Experience of Ecuador, you can choose our optional excursion package to add 3 food-focused optional excursions to your trip!

Optional
Quilotoa Excursion
6th 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 before setting off on a brief afternoon tour of Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos Province. Explore this quaint coastal community and get to know its most important sights. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax before your adventure continues tomorrow. Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

  * For a Culinary Experience of Ecuador, you can choose our optional excursion package to add 3 food-focused optional excursions to your trip!

 

Included
Tour of Baquerizo Moreno
Optional
Prepare your own Ceviche near the beach in San Cristobal
7th 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.

Included
Full-day tour of San Cristobal
8th Day: Galapagos (San Cristobal)

After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free for you to explore the Galapagos at your own pace or book an excursion to another island to get a real sense of the diversity of this magical archipelago (you can book it on destination). Overnight stay in San Cristobal.

For a full experience of Ecuador, you can choose our optional excursion package to add 3 optional excursions to your trip!

9th 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 shared-transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the Pacific Coast. Later, enjoy a walking tour of the city, visiting the Malecon, Paque Iguanas and Las Peñas neighbourhood. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

Included
Walking Tour of Guayaquil
10th Day: Guayaquil

Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at your leisure to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, relax in the arty neighbourhood of Santa Ana Hill. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.

For a full experience of Ecuador, you can choose our optional excursion package to add 3 optional excursions to your trip!

Optional
Boat Excursion from Puerto Morro
11th Day: Guayaquil

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
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: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Wildlife walk in Tena

Wildlife walk through the primary and secondary rainforest of the Amazon. Look out for tropical wildlife and appreciate the sheer scale and beauty of the jungle.

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Night-walk in Tena

Night-walk through the jungle to admire the nocturnal wildlife as the rainforest comes to life after sundown.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 01:45h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

Middle of the World Monument

Visit the Middle of the World Monument, on the equator, where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere!

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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.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

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 color, depending on the position of the sun and the clouds.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6 in Galapagos Islands

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:30 Approx

Prepare your own Ceviche near the beach in San Cristobal

Learn how to make your own ceviche with a local near Mann Beach, known for its friendly sea lions! Use authentic ingredients to craft a delicious dish, and of course, you can enjoy your homemade ceviche at the end of class!

What's included: Cooking class materials, English translation assistance and ceviche prepared by you. Not included: Drinks, extras.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 10

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Boat Excursion from Puerto Morro

From Guayaquil, we will travel 100 km west to the small fishing village of Puerto El Morro. The village is located within the marine protected area El Morro Mangrove Refugee and has access to a beautiful mangrove area which you will explore on a boat tour.

What's included: Round-trip transportation, boat ride to watch dolphins Not included: Lunch, drinks, extras

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • 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 and Full-Board in Amazon.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes & fuel surcharge.
  • 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.

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/

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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