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BEST OF ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS

About Galapagos Islands - From $2,729.00 USD

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Explore Ecuador’s cities of Quito and GuayaquilStand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line MonumentEmbark on an adventure and enchantment packed 4 or 5-day Galapagos CruiseObserve prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flowsSwim and snorkel among exotic marine wildlifeShare in naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islandsDelve into the treasures of hard to reach Galapagos Islands as you sailRelax and rejuvenate or bask in the sun on board your comfortable cruising ship

Itinerary

  1. ARRIVAL IN QUITO

    Welcome to Quito! Transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

  2. QUITO

    Start today’s tour in the historic district, or “Old Town” and see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 and their “First Cry of Independence” from Spanish monarchy. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

  3. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

  4. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

  5. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

  6. QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

    Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

  7. GUAYAQUIL TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

    Day at leisure to explore Guayaquil on own. Then, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)

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