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Enchanted Ecuador 7 Days

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Enchanted Ecuador 7 Days

  • Galapagos – Lobos Marinos-1

Description

Enchanted Ecuador.  Visit Quito| Antisana |Galapagos Islands 7 Days 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Quito arrival

Meet and greet at the airport upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. (Distance between Quito airport and the City one hour approximately).

Overnight in: Quito at selected hotel.

Day 2: Quito Colonial & Intiñan Museum in the Middle of the World (Half day tour) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. This sightseeing excursion offers the best of Quito with its rich cultural legacy, ornate facades, and dazzling gilt altars. Quito’s Historical Center, the largest and best preserved in Latin America was built over the ruins of the Inca’s northern imperial seat. A fabulous example of colonial architecture and art blended with indigenous styles. Quito, founded in 1534 became the first city in the world to be declared by UNESCO in 1978 a World Cultural Heritage site. The visit will take you to iconic places such as the Plaza Grande or Independence Square to have a view of important colonial buildings: The Archbishop’s Palace, The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Government Palace, as well as other representative examples of colonial art and architecture as the Santo Domingo Convent.

After visiting the old colonial Quito,a short trip to the north of the city of Quito will lead us to our planet’s Latitude 0´0´0 to visit the original Equatorial monument and where visitors can learn about the 18th century French Geodesic expedition, one of the first executed under the modern scientific principles, which main´s purpose was to measure the roundness of the Earth and then we will visit the Intiñan museum known as well as “The trek of Sun” where we will be guided through the wonderful world of the Andean Cosmo vision (view of the nature of the cosmos), Culture and Traditions. Mixed with didactic games where the physic laws show us the unique events that happen at the middle of the world. This is the place where you can stand with one foot on the northern hemisphere and the other one on the southern hemisphere…a unique experience….

Overnight in: Quito at selected hotel.

Day 3: Antisana Ecological Reserve Full day tour (8 hours) (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. This excursion will take you to the Antisana Ecological Reserve. We will depart Quito due south going through the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. On our way and if the day is clear we might get a glimpse of the iconic Cotopaxi volcano, considered by many the most beautiful volcano. In the Antisana Ecological Reserve we encounter the Antisana Volcano (stratovolcano), which at 5704m is the fourth tallest mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes. Massive glaciers feed water to lakes and rivers of the reserve, which sustain the abundant wildlife of the region. Fifty percent of the Andean Condors that live in Ecuador have chosen the Antisana as their home, as well as many other species of highland birds.

The tour includes a visit to La Mica lagoon where there will be an opportunity to walk in the surroundings of the Lagoon and learn about the moorlands (Andean Paramo) flora and fauna; the excursion continues to a nearby Hacienda dedicated to protect the Condors of this area where there might be a possibility to spot Condors, Alpacas or Llamas and sometimes even deers.  Walk freely in the Hacienda enjoying the solitude of the Paramo; on a clear day beautiful panoramic views of the Andes will bring the possibility for great pictures.

Lunch is included in the Hacienda (set-menu basis) in the afternoon come back to Quito.

Overnight in: Quito at selected hotel.

Day 4: Quito- The Galapagos Islands (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Assistance and transfer from hotel to airport to take the regular flight to the Galapagos Islands

**Suggestion for your flight: Reserve the earliest flight from Quito to the Galapagos Islands as well as the tardiest flight from the Galapagos to Guayaquil or Quito to enjoy the islands (we suggest to check the best connection flight with your international flight)

Arrival to Seymour Ecological Airport in Baltra Island. After complying airport procedures: Migration, Ingala, TCT Card and payment of entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, you will be transferred by a 15 minutes car ride to Itabaca Channel (shared service). You will cross the channel by public ferry to Santa Cruz Island (20 minutes approx.), where a car will be waiting to take you to Puerto Ayora Village where your hotel is located (45 minutes approx.). After check in, visit to the Tortoise Breeding Center, former Charles Darwin Research Station. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Puerto Ayora town by your own.

Overnight in: Puerto Ayora at selected hotel.

Day 5: Navigation excursion (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day navigation tour to one of the following islands: San Cristobal, or Bartolome, or Plazas, or North Seymour, or Santa Fe, or Isabela, or Pinzón (full snorkeling).

Bartolome Island Bartolome is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is one of the most representative geological and photogenic landmarks of the Galapagos.  Walking clumsily on the rocks at the base of Pinnacle Rock is a small colony of the Galapagos Penguins, one of the smallest species of penguin in the world and the only one found north of the Equator.  The visit to Bartolome includes a climb to the highest point of the island to get spectacular views of the surrounding lava landscape, an area often referred as the Galapagos “moonscape”.  The site is an open textbook of geology, featuring small craters and some amazing formations of rock, ash and lava of varied types and origins, as well as some “pioneer” plants colonizing the fresh lava and ash-flows.

Overnight in : Santa Cruz island at selected hotel.

Day 6:  Half day excursion to Academy Bay (B)

At proper time we will take a course to the pier of Puerto Ayora to have a navigable route through the Bay of Santa Cruz. We will visit La Lobería, a small island where we will be able to swim and to make superficial diving next to the sea lions. Here we will know places like The Love Channel, The Channel of the Sharks, The Cracks and the Beach of the Dogs. You can enjoy the observation of sharks, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, iguanas and rays among other species.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your last day in the Enchanted Islands of Galapagos.

Overnight in: Puerto Ayora at selected hotel.

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island departure (B)

At the scheduled time transfer from the hotel in Puerto Ayora to the airport located at Baltra Island to take the flight back to mainland Ecuador and connect with your international departure flight.

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Included

Includes:  

  • Quito services in private basis with English/Spanish speaking guide, driver/guide for 2 passengers and driver + guide for 3 passengers or more
  • Galapagos services to be provided in sharing basis with Naturalist English/Spanish speaking guides
  • Overnight with breakfast at quoted hotels or similar
  • Mentioned meals
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 daily bottle of water per person

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Air ticket Guayaquil/ Galapagos/ Guayaquil
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD100.00 per-person subject to change)
  • Control transit card for migration in the Galapagos (USD20.00 per-person subject to change)
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers and waiters
  • Minibar and laundry services
  • Activities and entrances not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Snorkelling gear and wetsuits.

Rate per person

RATES PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS IN DOUB­LE ACCOMMODATION

SERVICES IN ECUADOR

The following prices are per person, based on 2020-2021 rates, and subject to the availability of the cited hotels.

Price per person 3* HOTEL 4* HOTEL 5* HOTEL
2 passengers USD 1973.00 USD 2298.00 USD 2600.00
3 passengers USD 1881.00 USD 2209.00 USD 2520.00
4 passengers USD 1827.00 USD 2152.00 USD 2452.00
5-9 passengers USD 1720.00 USD 2106.00 USD 2360.00
10-14 passengers USD 1779.00 USD 2013.00 USD 2362.00
15-20 passengers USD 1684.00 USD 2009.00 USD 2254.00

(*) At this moment, the Government is working with local Tour operators and suppliers on post-covid19 biosecurity measures so that passengers feel safer and more comfortable traveling to our destination. It could happen that once they are implemented some costs vary and affect to the final price, in which case the rates will be revised.

**CHILD RATE

based on:

3* HOTEL 4* HOTEL 5* HOTEL
2 passengers USD 1611.00 USD 2008.00 USD 2265.00
3 passengers USD 1653.00 USD 1931.00 USD 2197.00
4 passengers USD 1608.00 USD 1884.00 USD 2138.00
5-9 passengers USD 1577.00 USD 1844.00 USD 2064.00
10-14 passengers USD 1566.00 USD 1841.00 USD 2062.00
15-20 passengers USD 1486.00 USD 1762.00 USD 1970.00
21-25 passengers USD 1418.00 USD 1695.00 USD 1902.00
26-30 passengers USD 1399.00 USD 1676.00 USD 1886.00

** Only 1 child per room is allowed. The child must be under 11 years old and must share room with 2 adults.

ADDITIONAL COSTS (subject to change without previous notice) Price per person

based on:

Air ticket Quito- Galapagos-Quito or Guayaquil USD 540.00
Galapagos National park entrance fee USD 100.00
Control transit card for migration in the Galapagos USD 20.00

Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • All rates are in US American Dollars per person.
  • Prices not valid on special dates such us Holy Week, Christmas 24th & 25th of December and New Year’s Eve
  • Passengers must have a valid passport to enter to country. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from your scheduled return date.
  • Any service not described on the itinerary must be paid additional or locally in the case of services such as: (luggage delay and others not included in the present quotation),
  • Any changes requested by passengers locally could involve extra costs and such costs must be paid locally
  • Reservations subject to availability of category and price, Rates are not applicable in special events
  • Standard rooms except where specified. We do not recommend triple accommodation for the comfort of the passengers. A triple room is generally a double room + additional bed (roll away bed type)
  • Changes in the itinerary and / or services may occur on holidays.
  • The complete air itinerary with its corresponding record (PNR) is required. Without this information we will not be able to provide assistance if any change or inconvenience occurs by the airline.

Price:$ 1,973.00

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