Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Church View of Quito City, Ecuador

Highlights of Quito & Galapagos Islands

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • See Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat on the beautiful Galapagos Islands
  • Get up close to the diverse marine life on Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos
  • Hike the stunning Sierra Negra Volcano for breathtaking views
  • Explore Quito’s Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Short Description

See the beautiful city of Quito and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands on this week-long tour to the fascinating Latin American country of Ecuador.  Stay in comfortable and elegant accommodation, explore with expert local guides and make the most of your week away with an action-packed wildlife adventure to this diverse and exotic destination.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • Private airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals mentioned in the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Services of English speaking guides
  • Internal flights between Quito and the Galapagos Islands
  • International Airfare from various gateways
  • All Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All locally applicable taxes

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Itinerary

Day 1: USA/Canada - Quito (Arrive)

Make your own way to the airport for your international flight to Quito, the Capital city of Ecuador. Enjoy inflight meals and services.  Upon arrival in Quito you will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel.  Overnight in Quito

Day 2: Quito – Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra Island, one of the world-famous Galápagos Islands. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel on the island of Santa Cruz.  This afternoon you can enjoy a tour of the highlands where you will have the opportunity to observe the famous Giant Tortoises in their natural environment.  After lunch in Puerto Ayora you will visit the Charles Darwin Station where you can learn about conservation efforts in the islands. Overnight on Santa Cruz Island

Day 3: Galapagos Islands (Isabela)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early this morning you will travel on a public speedboat with your guide to Isabela Island, where you can see Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon in the Galapagos. Afterwards you will take a short boat ride to Tintoreras Islet, where you may see sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and Galapagos Penguins. As the island is one of the main breeding sites for the marine iguanas, it is an excellent place to see these creatures’ close-up. After a hike through the islet you can snorkel in the waters nearby with multicoloured fish, sharks, sea lions and maybe even manta rays. Overnight on Isabela Island

Day 4: Galapagos Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you can enjoy a relatively easy 12km hike (it takes approximately 3 hours) to the Sierra Negra Volcano, the second largest crater in the world, measuring approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep. On reaching Volcan Chico you will have a spectacular view of the incredible moonlike terrain. This afternoon you will return by boat to Puerto Ayora. Overnight on Santa Cruz Island

Optional: The tunnels: 130 USD per person/ 150 CAD per person on sharing basis ** This tour can’t be booked locally

Instead of the hike to Sierra Negra Volcano you may choose to visit “the tunnels”, ancient lava flows that formed millions of years ago. Your guide will take you by boat and lead you along these tunnels while you snorkel and discover marine life such as sharks, lobsters, penguins, sea lions, boobies and marine turtles.

Day 5: Galapagos Islands – Quito (Flight)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning your guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Quito. Quito is the largest colonial town in the Americas and is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide who will transfer you to your hotel.  Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure in this lively city. Overnight in Quito

Day 6: Quito

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you can enjoy a guided city tour of Quito.  You will explore the Colonial District of the city, learn more about Quito’s long and fascinating past and visit Plaza de la Independencia, the city’s main square.  Here you can see the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and several historic churches.  You can also enjoy spectacular views of the city and its surroundings from the viewpoint at Penecillo hill before returning to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Overnight in Quito

Optional: Middle of the World Tour: 40 USD / 65 CAD per person based on SIC basis

This afternoon you will drive north of Quito to ‘the Middle of the World’, where the equatorial line divides the northern and southern hemispheres.  Here you can visit the landmarks with a local guide and explore the Inti-Nan Solar Museum, where you will find more scientific information about this natural site.

Day 7: Quito - USA/Canada

Meals: Breakfast

Today your guide will collect you from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

Tour cancellation policy:

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before the first day of the tour, we will retain your full payment to cover our costs.

 Land & Air Inclusive Tours:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

100% non-refundable/non-transferrable

 Land Only Tours:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

31-75 Days before the first day of the tour 100% of the deposit amount

Less than 30 Days before arrival 100%

Trip ID#:

HigQuiInd

Trip Excludes

  • Items of personal nature, Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp)
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic flights for Land only option
  • Items not mentioned as included

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

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