Explore Ecuador and Galapagos BR01

15 Days From £0 (4,800 USD)

Get to know the history, culture and beautiful landscapes of Ecuador with some action adventures included such as tubing, cable fly over the forest and canoeing. We also explore the Cloudforest of Mindo, Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Galapagos Islands.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Quito, Ecuador
End Location: Quito, Ecuador
Accommodation: Hotels & Yacht
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travelers

About The Operator

Accreditations: American Birding Association
Years In Business: 17

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Hotel/airport transfers
-All accommodations at hotel in Quito and lodging
-All meals while at lodges away from Quito. All box lunches on day trips
-Breakfasts while in Quito
-Guides and drivers all in private service except while at the lowland rainforest lodge or Glps yacht.
-Entrance fees to parks and reserves except the Galapagos entrance fee which is US$110 per person.

Excludes
- International flights

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrival transfer from international flight. Hotel Sebastian (4*)
Day 02. 8am pick up by guide and driver (private service) to visit Quito. Old colonial (Spanish-Inca), the new commercial area and the Mid Equatorial Line. This is a whole small city where the monument to the studies made on the equatorial line were made. The museums here are quite interesting. Lunch and visit to the Huayasamin Museum. Return to the Sebastian Hotel (b,l)
Day 03. 7am pick up by naturalist guide and private vehicle and driver. We drive North West from Quito into the Cloudforest of Mindo. This very special area contains over 400 species of birds many of which are easy to see on the feeders that our hotel Sacha Tamia has provided. Toucans, hummingbirds and Tanangers will make for fantastic photo opportunities. Afternoon visit to the butterfly house, walk to the river nearby and return to Sacha Tamia. (b,l,d)
Day 04. 7am departure with the vehicle to the waterfall. You will enjoy a short walk to this magnificent and scenic place. WE will do an easy and fun tubing ride which is like rafting but on the tubes of tires. Dry up and Box lunch if desired or drive again to Sacha TAmia for lunch. Afternoon visit to the Orchid reserve. On our way back to Quito we will stop at the Toucanopy where we will Fly on the cable over the forest. Late afternoon arrival back in Quito. Sebastian Hotel (b,l)
Day 05. 9am pick up to your flight East into the lowland rainforest. We arrive at the lodge by late lunch. Canopy tower, island walking, canoeing, swimming and walking through the forest admiring this highly biodiverse environment. Pls check out this web page www.sachalodge.com (b,l,d)
Day 06. at the lodge. (b,l,d)
Day 07. at the lodge. (b,l,d)
Day 08. canoe back to Coca and flight to Quito. Pick up transfer to the Sebastian Hotel. (b,l)
Day 09. 7am pick up, your guide and driver will pick you up and take you down the Avenue of the Volcanoes visiting the small towns where handcrafts such as woodworks, leather goods, bread dolls are worked on. WE will arrive at the Otavalo Indian Market on time to admire the locals selling their beautiful weavings. Shopping is encouraged (b,l) back to the Sebastian for the night.
Day 10. early pick up to our flight to the Galapagos Islands. Depending on the date we choose this trip, we will find the boat available. WE suggest a 5 day trip to the Enchanted Islands. Aboard one of the yachts that sleep 16 passengers we will visit the islands, snorkel, swim with the seals and learn about evolution and nature.
Day 11. aboard the Galapagos Yacht. (b,l,d)
Day 12. aboard the Galapagos Yacht. (b,l,d)
Day 13. aboard the Galapagos Yacht. (b,l,d)
Day 14. morning activity, mid day flight back to Quito, 4pm arrival to Quito, Pick up transfer to hotel Sebastian. (b,)
Day 15. transfer to your flight home. (b)