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Quito Galapagos Island 9 Days

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Quito Galapagos Island 9 Days

Quito Galapagos Island 9 Days

23 reviews

Overview

 

Quito is the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most beautiful natural destinations in the world. Many visitors use Quito as a starting point for their Galapagos adventure, taking advantage of its international airport and convenient connections to the islands. Whether exploring the colonial streets of Quito or embarking on an island-hopping cruise in the Galapagos, visitors are sure to be enchanted by the beauty and diversity of Ecuador’s capital and its surrounding regions.

The Galapagos Islands are at the top of many travel lists, and for good reason. Home to unique wildlife with such an enchanting story to tell, the archipelago’s appeal is understandable. Where are the Galapagos Islands and how did they come to be in the middle of the ocean? How did such curious creatures come to live there? How easy is it for tourists to visit the islands today? This blog aims to give you the perfect perspective!

Highlights

Read on for a quick guide to travel to the Galapagos Islands. All the typical Galapagos first questions are answered, from trip planning to locations and tours.

Trip Details

Day1: Trasfer In Airport – Hotel – Quito.

Day 2: Full day in Quito

Day 3:  Full day Mindo

Day 4 : Full day Otavalo

Day 5: Galapagos: reception – Primicias Ranch

Day 6: Galapagos: Tortoise Bay Beach – port tour

Day 7: Galapagos: Bartolome Island

Day 8: Galapagos – Quito

Day 9:  Return to country of origin

Itinerary

Day 1. Trasfer In Airport – Hotel – Quito.

Reception at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Tababela, transfer to the hotel.

Day 2. Full Day Quito.

We start our day visiting the Basilica  National Vot from where we will go to walk through the best preserved historic center of Latin America. the best preserved Historic Center in Latin America, we will see iconic places such as: independence square , church Sagrario and church of  San Francisco  of Quito.

We will also visit one of the most beautiful structures in the Capital, the Panecillo, this is the best opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the city of Quito and its surroundings. In the afternoon we will begin our tour of the Ciudad Mitad del wold Complex, to visit the Ethnographic Museum and all its Ethnographic Museum and all its attractions. Visit to the Intiñan Museum. Return to the hotel.

Day 3. Full day in Mindo.

After breakfast, we start our journey to Mindo. Our first stop have for viewpoint overlooking the Pululahua volcano, where we can take spectacular photos and enjoy the wonderful scenery

before continuing on to the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. This

reserve has about 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) of primary forest, including everything from jungle to páramo, You will visit the butterfly farm where you can learn about the 25 species of butterflies that live in thespecies of butterflies that live in this area. Then we continue with our excursion visiting the Nambillo waterfall, we will cross an impressive canyon over the Mindo river in a cable car ,taking us to a trail to the Waterfalls Sanctuary. The hike will be about 30 minutes, with trails through lush vegetation. All along the way we will be able to appreciate the native wildlife and if we are lucky  we will see beautiful hummingbirds and tanagers, which may be on the branches of the

branches

Day 4: Full day in Otavalo with visit to Cuicocha Lagoon.

After breakfast we start our day on our way to Cayambe, where we will be able to appreciate this colorful city and the volcano in its entire splendor. We will make a stop in Miralgo to admire the Lake San, Pablo and the majestic Imbabura Volcano. We ll continue on to the Otavalo market, the largest in the Americas, where the indigenous America, where the indigenous people of the area, known as “Otavalos”, who are one of the most recognized ethnic groups in Ecuador, manufacture and sell their colorful the groups of Ecuador, manufacture and sell their colorful textiles and handicrafts. We will a hike and visit the Peguche Waterfall. Then we continue on our way to the Cuicocha this  beautiful lagoon is located, inside the crater of the Cotacachi volcano, which originated after a volcanic explosion. After volcanic explosion thousands of years ago. We will be able to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take pictures to remember. We can buy leather goods in Cotacachi and finally return to the hotel.

Day 5: Quito – Galápagos.

Transfer to the airport to for get the flight to Galapagos. Arrival at Baltra airport,

after approximately 50 minutes drive we arrive at the hotel in Santa Cruz. After the

After lunch, we will visit a giant tortoise ranch.

Day 6: Tortuga Bay Beach - Port Tour.

We visit one of the best places to find breathtaking views and wildlife in the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos Islands. We have at 40 minute to walk for to get this magical place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the islands, and have time to swim and enjoy the beach.

In the afternoon we will do the navigable tour. Our boat will arrive at the small insel called La Lobería, the name mean found of the large colony of sea lions.

We will also visit Punta Estrada, the shark channel and the dog’s beach. We will also visit entry point, the sharks channel and the dog’s beach, as well as Grietas, salt mine and german beach, we will walk around the most beautiful places of Santa Cruz Bay. We will visit the salt mines, the trip ends with a refreshing swim at the Punta Estrada beach, better known as Playa de los Alemanes and Las Grietas, where we can also go snorkeling.

snorkeling.

Day7: Isla Bartolomé

This day you can go walk and snorkeling. The young Bartolome Island has an area of 1.2km,

is listed among the 10 most beautiful islands in the world for having a great variety of red, black, orange, green and volcanic formations, its most famous point of Pinnacle, then back to the hotel

Day 8: Galápagos – Quito

After breakfast we will transfer to Baltra airport to take the plane to Quito.

Our driver will be waiting for us in the Mariscal Sucre airport then to take us to the hotel in Quito.

Day 9: Return to country of origin.

Breakfast at the hotel after the indicated time transfer out to the airport to take your flight back to your country.

Included

  • Reception in Quito airport.
  • Tourist transportation throughout the tour in Ecuador.
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels: Quito Casa Q, Marquiz or Gran Mariscal, double rooms.
  • Galapagos hotel Pelican Bay or Dejavu, double rooms.
  • Breakfast
  • English speaking tour guide for visits according to the itinerary.
  • Mask and snorkel for snorkeling activities (only in places where this activity can be done).
  • Guides authorized by the Galapagos National Park.
ACOMODATION SGL DBL
HOTELES 3* 1999 1799
HOTELES 4* 3186 6 2799

 

No Included

  • Domestic and international air tickets
  • Entrance to tourist sites
  • PNG entrance fee: Foreigners: Adults $100.00 Children $50.00
  • Tourist Transit Card TCT: $20 per person.
  • Internal Transportation in Baltra – (Airport – Itabaca Channel – Airport) $ 10.00.
  • Santa Cruz Island Wharfage Tax ($1.00 per pax for each time you use it for
  • to travel to other islands or bay tour)
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Services or activities not specified in the program.
  • Personal expenses and tips.
  • Santa Cruz Island dockage tax (1$ per pax for each time it is used to travel to other islands or bay tour).
  • other islands or bay tour)
  • Water cab transportation from the dock to the boats and go and back (WHEN TRAVELING ISABELA
  • ISABELA OR FLOREANA and SAN CRISTOBAL).

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