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BEST OF ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS

About Galapagos Islands - From $2,684.00 USD

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Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line MonumentIn Guayaquil visit the Pacific Pearl, the beating heart of EcuadorEmbark on an adventure and enchantment packed 4, 5 or 8 day Galapagos CruiseObserve prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flowsSwim and snorkel among exotic marine wildlifeEnjoy naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands
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Itinerary

  1. ARRIVAL IN QUITO

    Welcome to Quito! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

  2. QUITO

    Start today’s tour in the historic district, or “Old Town” and see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 and their “First Cry of Independence” from Spanish monarchy. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called the “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

  3. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

  4. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

  5. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

  6. GALAPAGOS ISLANDS I GUAYAQUIL

    Upon your return to the ports of Baltra or San Cristobal you will be transferred from the ship to the airport in time for your departure flight to Guayaquil. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

  7. GUAYAQUIL TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

    At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)

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