Day 1: (QUITO)
Welcome to Quito, reception and transfer to the Hotel. Accomodation and the rest of the day free.
Day 2: (QUITO)
Breakfast at the hotel. Original City Tour of Quito by Trolley + Excursion to the Authentic Middle of the World We will visit the historic center, the largest and best preserved in South America, in one of our original Trolleys, which are a replica of the trams that circulated in Quito last century . We will visit the Church of the Basilica of the National Vow, where we will make a brief stop for an explanation of its façade, to later move to the Panecillo Viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, recognized for its beauty, and where there is a statue giant of the “Winged Virgin”, from where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. Later we will continue to the Plaza de San Francisco, one of the representative places of the city, and full of history, from where we will walk to the Plaza Grande, the historical and political center of the city, surrounded by innumerable attractions including: the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Church of La Compañía. We continue our tour visiting the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, in whose romantic setting we can find workshops where our visitors will learn with a group of authentic artisans, how their works are made, and trades of yesteryear that keep the cultural traditions of this charming city alive, in In this emblematic street you will have the opportunity to visit an ice cream shop where you can find very traditional Ecuadorian flavors, as well as a visit to one of the artisan workshops: toquilla straw hats or cabinetmaking or tinsmithing or products made from honey. (Tickets to Churches are not included). We will make a stop in the pink zone of the city, approximately an hour and a half to have free time for lunch (not included) and later we continue with our excursion to the Middle of the World. We go to the “Middle of the World City”, where you can see the monument that divides the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere of the planet. It was built in the 18th century where the French scientific expedition defined the exact position of the Ecuador line that divides the world and is an unmissable place for those who visit Quito. Includes entrance to the Middle of the World complex where you can live unique experiences that defy the laws of physics and that occur only in this part of the world. After visiting this privileged place and recording it in your passport,
Day 3: (QUITO, GALAPAGOS)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer Hotel / Airport in Quito, to take the flight (not included) to Galapagos. Reception at the Baltra airport and transfer by public bus to the Itabaca channel pier, to cross by public service ferry to Santa Cruz Island, where a transport will be waiting for you to transfer you to Puerto Ayora, area where the hotels of this island. On the way, they will have the opportunity to see lava tunnels and a giant tortoise reserve. Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where you can learn more about the Galapagos Islands, the species that inhabit it, their formation and evolution, conservation programs and observe some Giant tortoises in captivity. (Transfer operates daily at 1:00 p.m.). Accommodation.
Day 4: (Tortuga Bay)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning (8h00) excursion to Playa Tortuga Bay, at the end of a walk of approximately 40 minutes we will arrive at this beach, one of the most beautiful in the Galapagos, with white sand and green mangroves. In “mansa beach” we can swim and enjoy a morning at the beach. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon (2:00 p.m.) yacht tour of the bay, to see “La Lobería” named after the sea lions that live here. In this place you can snorkel. Continuing with the tour we headed to the “Canal del Amor”, a place where nature allows us to admire its beauty. At the end of this channel, a few meters away, we find a viewpoint where you can see white-finned sharks; After a short walk we will be able to observe marine iguanas in the so-called “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to the dock. Accommodation. *The tour of this day is operated only Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday *Note: the boat used in this excursion is a motor boat with capacity for 16 passengers.
Day 5: (GALAPAGOS)
Breakfast at the hotel. Yacht excursion to one of the following islands: Bartolomé & Sullivan Bay, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar. Return to Puerto Ayora. Accommodation
Day 6: (BALTRA ISLAND, GUAYAQUIL)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer Hotel in Puerto Ayora / Baltra Airport, to take your flight to Guayaquil. They will be picked up at the hotel to transfer them to the Itabaca Canal, where they must cross by public service ferry to Baltra Island, to take the public buses that will take them to the airport. On the route from the hotel to the canal, you will have the opportunity to make a brief stop at the “Los Gemelos” craters, crater holes formed by the collapse or subsidence of materials, surrounded by scalesia forest. Includes transportation only. (Transfer operates from Monday to Sunday at 07:00, 09:00 and 12:00) Transfer Airport / Hotel in Guayaquil. Accommodation.
Day 7: (GUAYAQUIL)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time transfer to the airport.
- Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in Quito
- 02 nights of accommodation in Quito with breakfast
- Original City Tour of Quito in Trolley Excursion to the Authentic Middle of the World
- Transfer Baltra airport / hotel in Puerto Ayora, visiting on the route the upper part of Santa Cruz Island (lava tunnels and turtle reserve) and Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Transfer operates daily at 1:00 p.m.) ** It can be operate transfers without visits and without a guide at the following times: 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.** (upon request).
- 3 nights accommodation in the Galapagos (Puerto Ayora – Santa Cruz Island) with breakfast
- Excursion to Playa Tortuga Bay & Yacht tour around the bay
- 1 Full day yacht excursion to one of the following islands (with lunch included): Bartolomé & Bahía Sullivan, Seymour & Bachas, Plazas & Punta Carrión, Santa Fe or similar.
- Transfer hotel / airport with a stop at the craters “Los Gemelos” (Transfer operates daily at 07:00, 09:00 and 12:00). Includes only transportation
- Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in Guayaquil
- 01 nights of accommodation in Guayaquil with breakfast
- Hotel taxes
- International and/or national air tickets
- Personal or extra expenses
- What is not mentioned in the itinerary