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Quito & The Astonishing Galapagos

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7 Nights
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Discover the beauty of "The Enchanted Islands"

Scratch the Galapagos Islands off your bucket list with this 7-night adventure! Begin in Quito, see the famous market in Otavalo and end in Darwin's "Enchanted Islands" of the Galapagos with incredible flora and fauna at every corner.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Quito (UIO), out of Baltra (GPS)
  • All airport transfers
  • 4 nights in Quito at the Mercure Alameda Hotel, or similar
  • Quito City Tour with Equatorial Line Monument (6-hours)
  • Otavalo Indian Market Tour (full-day)
  • One-way, economy-class flight from Quito (UIO) to Baltra (GPS)
  • Santa Cruz Highlands Tour with lunch (en-route to Puerto Ayora hotel)
  • 3 nights in Puerto Ayora at the Hotel Villa Laguna, or similar
  • Full-day boat excursion, with lunch*
  • Visit to Tortuga Bay
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Breakfast daily
*Your included full-day boat excursion will be to one of the following islands: North Seymour, South Plaza, Bartholomew, Santa Fe or Dragon Hill. The exact island will be confirmed after booking as the time of travel will determine which island will be the best experience for your trip!

**Please note additional fees to be paid in destination:

    • Galapagos National Park entrance fee - $100.00 (USD) per person (as of 8/24/24, this fee will increase to $200 per person)
    • Galapagos Transit Control Card - $20.00 (USD) per person
Great Ways to Explore
  • The Galapagos, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, is considered one of the world's top destinations for wildlife-viewing.

  • Swim with sea lions in Tortuga Bay and marvel at dramatic landscapes at the Twin Craters, both tours included on this vacation! 
  • Stroll Quito's historic center, venture to the top of Panecillo Hill and stand on the equatorial line, all on an included tour.

  • Visit one of the largest markets in Latin America in Otavalo and observe the daily life of Ecuador's indigenous people.

  • Spend a free day in Quito, either by visiting the City Museum or taking the cable car to the top of Cruz Loma hill. 

Package Overview

See animals found nowhere else in the world on the Galapagos, get to know one of South America's most captivating capitals and tour a famous crafts market in Otavalo!

Begin in the capital of Quito, called the "Convent of America" for its plethora of churches and monasteries. See the city's highlights on a guided tour, then make your way to Otavalo, home of a famous crafts market dating back to pre-Incan times.

You'll then fly to the Galapagos, the highlight of any Ecuador trip! Observe a variety of exotic species endemic to this archipelago and see where Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was born.

See giant Galapagos tortoises that gave the islands their name, dragon-like iguanas, penguins, sea lions, dolphins, whales as well as a great number of fish. Among the flora, the most distinctive are mangroves and endemic cacti!  

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