30-Day Marvelous Ecuador Expedition

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Highlights
  • Kicker Rock
  • Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Biking Lava Trails
  • Snorkeling with Sea Turtles, Rays, Penguins and Sealions.
  • Kayaking to see Wildlife
  • Snorkeling and Kayaking in Tintoreras
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Encounter with Wild Giant Tortoises
  • Otavalo Market
  • Amazon Rain Forest
  • Cultural Cities
  • Hiking in Santa Cruz Highlands
  • Biking to the Wall of Tears
  • Lava Tunnels
  • Encounter wildlife in the Amazon and in the Andes
  • Cooking Experience
  • Chocolate Experience
  • Beer Experience
  • Sustainable Sacha WarmiKuna women project
  • Cayambe-Coca reservation
  • Inca ruins
  • Road of waterfalls
  • Cajas National Park
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Overview

Exploring the volcanic Galapagos Islands is indeed a thrilling adventure, brimming with opportunities to encounter diverse and fascinating wildlife species in their natural habitats. From the iconic giant tortoises to the playful sea lions and the majestic marine iguanas, every moment on the islands promises a unique and unforgettable experience.

Aside from the Galapagos, Ecuador offers a rich tapestry of natural wonders and cultural heritage. The Amazon Rainforest presents a vibrant ecosystem teeming with biodiversity, where you can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the jungle while learning about indigenous cultures and traditional ways of life.

Venturing into the highlands of Ecuador unveils stunning landscapes, from towering Andean peaks to picturesque valleys and serene lakes. Here, you can explore charming colonial cities, visit colourful indigenous markets like Otavalo, and witness the cultural richness that defines Ecuador.

Embarking on this tour allows you to traverse Ecuador's diverse terrain, from volcanic islands to lush rainforests and Andean highlands, offering a comprehensive glimpse into the country's natural and cultural treasures. It's an adventure that promises to ignite your sense of wonder and leave you with lasting memories of this remarkable corner of the world.

Itinerary

Welcome to Quito! The largest and best-preserved colonial city of America was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano.

Accommodation: GO Hotel or similar

Meals included: None

Explore a truly unique experience in the heart of Quito city and discover its history from a local eye; walk around its narrow streets, visiting the most iconic architectural buildings such as the Golden Church, San Francisco Square, and the Main Square, and at the same time, visit Luis ´ local workshop “Cruz Verde”, a well-known artisan whose family has prepared the local candy “Colaciones” for the last 100 years, keeping alive Quito's tradition. For lunch, we will have the chance to learn how to cook typical Ecuadorian food and then taste what you learn for the day, but first in the morning, we will take a ride at the cable car to admire the Andean landscape.

Accommodation: GO hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we will drive north of Quito to witness the equator monument complex. Visiting the middle of the world is a mandatory stop once you are in Ecuador, You’ll have the opportunity to be able to stand on both sides of the hemispheres, north and south, at the same time and feel the neutral forces of the equator.

On our way, we will also stop for a view of the Pululahua crater, the third largest inhabited volcano crater in the world, hosting more than 400 people.

After, we will reach the little town of Mindo, nestled into the cloud forest. This area is filled with a wide variety of plants and animal life – perfect for a nice introduction to the diversity of Ecuador. Mindo and its surrounding cloud forest are a birdwatcher’s paradise, especially for hummingbirds!

In the afternoon, we will visit a chocolate distributor, where you can take a tour of the cocoa process, from harvesting the seed to the final product, like a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa.

Accommodation: Terrazas de Dana or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

We will explore the pristine cloud forest of Mindo, crossing cable cars and hiking along waterfalls, surrounded by a lush green forest filled with toucans, hummingbirds and colourful birds. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to enjoy the several optional outdoor activities offered in this area. You can go whitewater rafting or “tubing” (several large inner-tubes tied together) as our steely-nerved guides steer you through thrilling rapids. Or try a canopy zip-line (sailing along one of 13 zip-lines over the beautiful canopy of the cloud forest.)

One of the highlights of today is the visit to the butterfly nursery, where we watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land on your hands for a snack.

Accommodation: Terrazas de Dana or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Drive back up into the highlands and reach the Pan-American Highway, heading north on the way to the famous indigenous town of Otavalo. Here, admire the endless number of handicrafts from the local people. Take time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets, which are filled with Otavalo indigenous people wearing the traditional blue ponchos. Visit their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewellery, tapestries, and more at bargain prices. 

In Otavalo, there will be enough time for shopping and cultural interaction. In the afternoon, we will drive to Cotacachi to witness the impressive leather goods of the town and enjoy the beauty of this small village. There will be some free time for you to explore the shops or simply relax while sipping on one of the best coffees in Ecuador in the main plaza.

Accommodation: Cusi´n or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today we will first visit the Cotacachi Cayapas ecological reserve to see the breathtaking scenery of the crystalline-clear waters of this active volcano and the amazing surrounding landscapes. At the end of an hour-long hike along the rim of the Cuicocha Crater Lake, we will take a boat ride to the centre of the crater to observe the activity of this volcano, watching bubbles coming up from the centre of the caldera.

Hands-on cultural experience: Sustainable Sacha WarmiKuna women project.

For lunch, we will head to Pijal, a small village located in the heart of the Andes, to visit one of the sustainable projects called Sacha WarmiKuna (women from the mountain). This is one fantastic effort developed by AJ and the local women with the main purpose of supporting their families and encouraging the position of the women in the local society, providing them with an alternative side job beside housekeeping as a new option for income. Once at the project, you will experience an unforgettable cultural encounter, immersing yourself in the true spirit of the South American woman and their skills for textiles and deep culinary knowledge coming from past generations. You will be part of the preparation of "Aji,"  a local spicy salsa that is part of their identity. You will also share precious time with them and a tasty traditional lunch in which local women have used the fresh products harvested the same day from the surrounding organic fields. Later, we will learn more about the weaving process of their textiles. Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to have the chance to give back by buying handmade scarves here. Later, we will arrive at the beautiful, historical hacienda of Pinsaqui, where we will stay overnight. Enjoy a typical Andean cocktail as a welcome treat and learn about the history of this place.

Accommodation: Piman or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will visit a true paradise on earth for those who love the wildlife. Ecuador has so many unique species, but one of the most amazing is the spectacled bear, with his calm nature and amazing way of living. The canyon where we will be looking for this animal is the only place where humans were able to finally understand the behaviour of the spectacled bear. There are 45 bears that migrate from this canyon to the Cayambe-Coca reservation.

We will head to this bear sanctuary very early in the morning to make the most of the day. Once we arrive, we will start our search for this magnificent animal. The first stop is the viewpoints located around the sanctuary. This is the place to start since the bear is not very active in the morning because of the heat, and as they have thick fur, they are looking for shadows in the threes. This first sighting will be around 400 metres.

After lunch, we will go down the valley, where the canyon is already providing shadow to the bears, and they start to move around. We will have to be quiet and have patience, but it will be so worth it once we come across what we are looking for: the once-in-a life opportunity to take pictures of the spectacle bear up to 60 metres.

After this, we will head to a homestay, where we will enjoy our dinner and rest.

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On our last day of this part of our adventure, we will wake up early in the morning, enjoy our breakfast, and head down a path to get close to the bear. Up to 100 metres (328 ft), we will have the chance to watch them eat, climb threes, and be part of their daily activities for a few hours before heading back with the great memories of being one of the luckiest ones that had the chance to spend time with this magnificent and charismatic mammal.

Then we will head to one of the most beautiful haciendas in Ecuador, where the second part of our wildlife experience will continue. The next few days, we will learn about the Andean Condor.

Accommodation: Hacienda Zuleta or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today we will have the opportunity to watch one of the emblematic births of Ecuador, the Andean Condor, You will find this magnificent bird close the Hacienda, where they have a project to protect the specie, This is a black big bird and it is the official Ecuadorian bird, and if we are lucky, we can see them flying around the forest and even standing on a three. This is a predaceous bird and it is characterised because it has a partner for all its life, it is very active during the day, which increases the possibility of watching them; and it is an easy task because of their size; they can be spot from a long distance. In the afternoon, we will head back to the hacienda to rest and recharge for our next stop.

Accommodation: Hacienda Zuleta or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Early in the morning, we will leave the hacienda to head to the Antisana, to try and see the Condor in the wild, but not only Condors can be found in here, there is also the chance to see, mountain tapir, Andean fox, peregrine falcon and Curiquingue, The temperature of this place is around 3–17 oC, and the altitude can vary from 3300 to 4600 metres over sea level.

This is the best way to finish the wildlife sighting tour, where we will learn and watch the most important species of the Ecuadorian Andes.

After this, we will head to the hot springs to soak up the waters and relax after these days of adventures.

Accommodation: Papallacta Hot Springs or similar

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

In the morning, we will head to the Amazon, After taking a boat ride to try to watch the fauna move around the trees, we will arrive at our lodge, To start the wildlife observation, Yasuni´ is the best place in the world to observe wildlife such as: frogs, reptiles, monkeys, bats, birds, insects, and plants. There is so much to discover! Make the most of this opportunity to be in one of the most biodiverse places on earth.

As an optional activity, you can go kayaking in the river, a unique experience that will get your heart pumping while you are surrounded by the glorious rainforest! You will find that kayaking through the clear waters of the Napo River, one of the main tributaries of the great Amazon, is a great adventure.

Accommodation: Napo Cultural Centre or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Visit the most accessible and incredible clay licks in Ecuador! By walking about 30 minutes . along one of our trails, you will reach a hidden place in the forest with a direct view of an amazing naturally formed “wall”, which brings visitors face-to-face with up to 11 different species of parrots and parakeets (including macaws). Sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapirs, and peccaries come to this place to drink water and obtain vital minerals for their bodies, After this, climb the canopy tower (the highest in the Amazon, reaching 120 feet) to see a panoramic view of the forest and some of the 600+ bird species that inhabit the Yasuni´ Biosphere Reserve.

But of course, Yasuni´ is not only about nature and biodiversity; there are also communities living here, We will visit the “Kuri Muyu” cultural centre, “Kuri Muyu” means golden seed in our native language and symbolises the invaluable wisdom and strength within each seed of knowledge, Here you will learn more about Kichwa dance and music. The women of the community, also known as “Mamakunas”, showcase the Kichwa culture, crafts, customs and traditional uses of the natural resources which surround us, and to finalise this great day, sail down the Napo River at sunset in a boat that emulates the ancient Kichwa trade route, where you can enjoy magical stories and legends while tasting delicious fire-roasted plantains known as "picaditas." .

Accommodation: Napo Cultural Centre 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today you will learn a bit more about the Anangu community but also do more hiking, which are medium and easy intensity hikes to observe wildlife and nature in the area; for those who want to put their body to the limit, longer hikes can be arranged.

Also, enjoy ancient Kichwa cuisine, try local flavours such as ‘maito’ made with fresh fish, wrapped in a grilled banana leaf, accompanied by fried cocoa beans and yucca, and refresh yourself with Wayusa iced tea.

Accommodation: Napo Cultural Centre or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

On our last day of this part of your journey, at dawn, around 4:30 a.m, is the time when Kichwa families share the sacred daily “wayusa”. This ceremony has been a key method of transmitting the ancient knowledge passed down from our ancestors to new generations. The accompanying oral tradition includes sharing traditional songs, and the important opportunity for “dream interpretation” by the wisest woman in the community. A truly mystical experience!

After this, we will say goodbye to the Amazon rain forest and head to Ban~os and visit the The Swing of the End of the World, where the winner of the 2014 National Geographic photo contest took his photo. You will have some time to take the amazing picture with the stunning landscape in the front.

We will have the afternoon at leisure to enjoy optional activities in this incredible town.

Accommodation: Samari or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will hike down to the second-highest waterfall in Ecuador, the Pailon Del Diablo, where pounding water cascades on the rocks and mesmerises you as you watch from a suspension bridge. You may also take an optional hike behind the falls. After another quick drive, we will arrive at another incredible waterfall called El Manto de la Novia, where we will ride in a cable car traversing the canyon of the Pastaza River. In the late afternoon, we will arrive at Banos, located right on the foothills of the Tungurahua volcano, which has been active since 1999. It has some eruptions every few months, which delights visitors with lava and steam displays that can be viewed from a number of safe viewpoints in the region. Here in Banos, you can also visit a spa or another place to enjoy the hot springs of the area a.

Accommodation: Samari or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Early in the morning, we will drive through valleys and farming villages to reach the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador with an elevation of 6310 m (20702 ft) above sea level, whose summit is also the furthest point from the centre of the earth on the entire planet. On a clear day, the majestic peak of Chimborazo dominates the view for many kilometres. There will be a short hike for 0.9 km (0.57 mi) to reach the elevation of 5000 m (16404 ft) where the glacier begins. On the hike, we will spot a few of the animals that inhabit this volcanic wonderland, such as the Andean condor, cara-cara, hummingbirds, and the timid vicun~as. Once extinct in Ecuador, they have been reintroduced and are now protected. This beautiful animal is related to the alpacas and llamas.

Accommodation: Hacienda Andaluza or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After an early breakfast, we will take a scenic drive to the small town of Alausi´. Here, you will hear about the story of the train of the Devil’s Nose, where the tracks wind through the countryside in a zigzag formation, creating a travel experience like no other. After this visit, we will continue to this small town of Palmira. Here is a desert located at 10498.69 feets, which seems like the Sahara Desert. We will continue our visit towards Ingapirca, the most impressive Inca ruins of Ecuador. We will spend the afternoon learning about this archaeological site, notable for its unique fusion of Inca and native Can~ari architecture, as well as for its religious significance. Later, we will head up to Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its colonial architecture e.

Accommodation: Mansion de Alcazar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Starting in the morning, enjoy a fantastic city tour, visiting the most important buildings and notable places in Cuenca, such as Calderon Square, the New Cathedral, El Barranco, and El Turi lookout point. In the afternoon, visit a famous Panama hat factory, where we will understand the whole process of making this traditional Ecuadorian hat.

In the afternoon, we will visit the nearby towns of Chordeleg and Gualaceo, unique destinations that can be enjoyed on this tour. Chordeleg is well known for his jewellery, especially his silverware. And Gualaceo is a picturesque market where locals gather to exchange their products and crafts. Here you can find traditional Macana shawls, fabrics with intense colours, and folkloric designs.

Accommodation: Mansion de Alcazar or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, we will head to Guayaquil, the most important port city of Ecuador, but on the way there we will stop at the Cajas National Park where you can find many lagoons, which is an important source of water for the towns that live around it, walk around the trails and learn about the flora and fauna of the place.

In the afternoon, we will arrive to Guayaquil to enjoy the city before traveling to Galapagos.

Accommodation: Wyndham Santa Ana or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today we get ready to explore the most amazing archipelago on the Pacific coast and the place where Charles Darwin based his theory of the evolution of species. We will board a morning flight from Quito to the island of San Cristobal . Once we arrive, we have a transfer to the hotel in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and a short briefing about the next few days before the adventure begins. In the afternoon, we will head to “La Loberia”, which is a home beach for large Galapagos sea lions. 

We will hike for approximately 1 hour. The ground in this hike is flooded along the shoreline at high tide. It is a fairly leisurely walking activity that takes you through a lot of lava rocks and some mangroves. During this excursion, we will have the possibility to spot the red-billed tropicbird, blue-footed bobbies, and Nazca bobbies. We also get to see yellow warbler birds, frigate birds, and several species of Darwin’s finches along the beach. In between the rocks, we can find marine iguanas, which you can only see in Galapagos. After that, we will enjoy a shallow water snorkelling activity to spot sea lions and sea turtles. Sea lions are very curious and approach to swim next to you underwater. They may also be lazing over rocks or just lazy, dozing in the sand. We also have the time to go for a refreshing swim, explore the waters with our snorkel equipment, and enjoy the beach.

Accommodation: SeaSide or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, located off the coast of San Cristo´bal, also known as the Sleeping Lion (Leon Dormido) because of some resemblance. This is the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea, Two vertical rocks rising 500 feet (150 metres) above the ocean form a small channel that is navigable by small boats. This Galapagos Island’s natural monument has become a spectacular site due to the many tropical birds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky in this area. Beneath the sea, the crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colourful fish, such as rainbow fish and sharks, like the hammerhead and white tip. After lunch, we will spend some time on the beach and travel back to the hotel.

Accommodation: SeaSide or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tijeretas Hill is one of the first places where Charles Darwin arrived. It has beautiful lookout points where you can see the landscape of San Cristobal Island along with the amazing flora and fauna, is a great spot for bird watching, especially the frigates known as tijeretas. This is what gives this place its name, but not only that, you can also spot lava lizards and many cactus.

Start in the interpretation centre, and from there you can see Tijeretas Hill. Walk to the lookout point to see all of San Cristobal Bay and walk back down to Punta Carola.

Accommodation: SeaSide or similar 

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, hop to Isabela Island, the largest island in the archipelago, and where most of the volcanic activity in the Galapagos is reported. The island was formed by six shield volcanoes, Alcedo, Cerra Azul, Darwin, Ecuador, Sierra Negra, and Wolf; five of them are still active, which makes the island one of the most volcanically active places on earth. In the afternoon, we will explore the beautiful coastline on an exclusive trail on our bikes, taking us through an incredible ecosystem with a wide variety of wildlife including flamingos, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises. We start with a visit to the Wall of Tears, a massive wall built with lava rocks. This site dates back to the 1950s when Isabela was used as a penal colony and prisoners were forced to build the wall to keep them from going mad, because of the isolation they experienced. As we continue our ride along the coast, we will explore pristine, white sand beaches, mangrove forests, and lagoons. This area is filled with a plethora of birdlife, including American oystercatchers, herons, flamingos, finches, and many other shorebirds, as well as the ubiquitous sea lions and marine iguanas.

Accommodation: Albermarle or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Explore the amazing formations of lava created by the last eruptions of the volcanic island along the seashore. This magical place has historically been filmed by BBC and National Geographic for their documentaries. It is a labyrinth of lava arches made of crystal clear water full of sea turtles, eagle rays, sea lions, sharks and more. The turtles navigate their own highway from the mangroves to the open sea through “Los Tuneles.”.

Here, we will have the best snorkelling opportunity with all these beautiful animals, including the curious Galapagos penguins playing around. Before or after the trip, you can enjoy some optional activities such as snorkelling at “Concha de Perla”, biking or just relaxing on the exotic white-sand beaches of Isabela Island. We recommend you take some time to visit the giant tortoise breeding centre located within local distance from the hotel.

Accommodation: Albermarle or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, at around 8:00, you will depart for the Sierra Negra Volcano. You will drive to the highlands of Isabela, where you would normally start hiking. The volcano, with its height of around 1,500 metres and an outer diameter of approximately nine kilometres, is the second biggest lava dome in the world.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant in the Highlands at around 13:00, at a beautiful organic farm whose owners prepare their food with vegetables and fruits grown locally at the farm. Prepared at a lava rock-grill, enjoy a delicious meal, and after lunch, take a walk among the fruit trails or just take a nap in one of their hammocks and breathe the clean air above a big mango tree.

We then make our way back to the pier, arriving at 14:30, where, after a short briefing, we will start kayaking at the bay, where we can enjoy the local wildlife. On the way, we can observe penguins, blue-footed boobies, pelicans, iguanas, marinas, sea turtles, sea lions, eagle rays, and sometimes sharks, or “Tintoreras” juveniles. To finish this day, at 16:30, we will have a short visit to Concha & Perla, a small beach in Puerto Villamil, where we will snorkel. A short, beautiful walk through the mangroves on a boardwalk will lead you to the spot with turquoise waters and wildlife galore! You can expect to see plenty of other tourists alongside colourful fish, sea lions, sea turtles, pelicans, mockingbirds and maybe even marine iguanas!

Hiking time: 4 hours both ways
Hiking distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) (10 miles km)—optional to Volca´n Chico) Hiking elevation gain: 950 feet (289.5 metres) )
Maximum elevation while hiking: 3687 feet (1124 metres)
Kayaking time: 2 hours
Snorkelling time: 1 hour

What to wear today for hiking: shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes, rain jacket, hat, buff, sun cream, mosquito repellent.
What to wear today for kayaking and snorkelling: sandals, shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, bathing suit, hat, sun cream, mosquito repellent

Accommodation: Albermarle or similar

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, traverse from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Once we arrive, we will check in at the hotel. We will then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about many of the endemic species seen in the wild, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands. Later, we will continue by car to our first stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The Highlands are home to the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises.

Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out for a walk in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit, you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies. Afterward, we will continue on bikes to the other side of the island to Garrapateros Beach. On route, we will stop at the Trapiche to learn about the process of making sugarcane liquor. Finally, we will return to Puerto Ayora to spend the evening in Galapagos’ most populous town, but not before going to a beer experience, the perfect end to the day.

Accommodation: La Isla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you can experience the Galapagos at your own desire, whether that be scuba diving (request in advance) or just time to relax on the beach! As an option, you can go on a self-guided exploration walk through a dry forest to Tortuga Bay (3.5 mi/5.6 km), a beautiful white sand beach and a nesting site for thousands of marine turtles. This beautiful place invites swimming or snorkelling. Alternatively, you can join any of the optional activities (at an extra cost), such as a trip to Floreana Island, Bartolome Island, or a scuba-diving day trip, just to mention a few.

Accommodation: La Isla or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

After our final breakfast on Galapagos Island and the last photos taken of sea lions, we have a transfer to Baltra’s airport in time to catch the flight back to mainland.

Accommodation: Go to a hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is a day on your own to explore the beautiful surroundings of Quito or simply rest before travelling back home.

Accommodation: Go Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

International departures, end of services. Take with you memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a “buen viaje”!

Meals included: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers (for domestic and international flights)
  • Intra-flight from San Cristobal to Isabela included (personnel baggage allowance of 25 lbs.)
  • Accommodation based in double occupancy
  • 4* star hotel in Quito, 3+ star hotels in Galapagos, 4* hotel in Mindo, colonial haciendas, homestay, 4* amazon lodge, 4* hotel in Ban~os.
  • Meals: As described in the itinerary
  • Gear: Snorkeling mask and fins, life vest.
  • 100% financial protection & Security with TTA
  • Responsible Travel
  • English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and naturalist local guides in Galapagos National Park.

Price Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip
  • Single Supplement
  • Travel insurance (mandatory).
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • INGALA transit card: $ 20 USD per person, cash only (subject to change).
  • Galapagos National Park fee: $ 100 USD per person, cash only (subject to change).
  • Pier-use fee at Puerto Villamil: $ 10 USD.
  • Wetsuit for rent: $ 10 USD.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.