Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper (Start Quito, end Guayaquil)

Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper (Start Quito, end Guayaquil)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From the heights of the volcanoes to the unexplored waters of Galapagos, this tour is a must for the lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you are snorkelling with Sea Lions & Rays, or chillling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this adventure is epic!

Day 1 - Quito
Welcome to Quito! The mood will be sky high as we gather in Ecuador's capital. This modern day city (nicknamed the 'light of America') is built on ancient Incan ruins and boasts one of the best preserved historic centres in America. It was also the first city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Fact. We'll jump straight in to a team tour of the city, skip between two hemispheres at the Equatorial line. Squeezing in a visit to the IInti-''an Museum should round off the first day on trip pretty nicely.

Day 2 - Quito to Tena
It'''s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views en route. A perfect way to spend the day.

Day 3 - Tena
Today is yours to roam the city and jungle to your hearts content. Maybe unwind over a few hot sugar cane and cinnamon drinks and a traditional canelazo brew, or opt to visit a local indigenous community - a pretty cool way to truly go local and give back on your trip. You'll get the chance to meet a shaman, play soccer with the local kids and really experience what tribe life is all about in this part of the world. Like the sound of this? Maybe consider packing some extra school supplies or tasty treats in your luggage - absolutely not essential but definitely appreciated by the local children. This afternoon, take the adrenaline up a notch and and hit the river for some fast and furious rafting. Nothing like a spot of rapid riding to induce group bonding. Tonight, we'll feast on delicious meats, sauces and salads, all traditional and sourced locally from the area. YUM.

Day 4 - Tena to Ba--os
Good morning, Amazonian roamers! Today we're off to the adrenaline capital of Banos, so time to shimmy our way out of the rainforest - our next adventure awaits... Sitting amidst tumbling valleys, waterfalls, and the still active Volc''n Tungurahua, Banos is a big deal on the natural beauty front. With tomorrow earmarked as our day of outdoor adventuring, tonight is all about learning the art of sultry salsa with an included lesson to get our snake hips a-shaking. Our friendly local teacher, Edith, knows what's up on the dance floor, and by the time we leave those salsa pro's won't know what's hit them. Dance floor goals complete, we'll hop around some watering holes for a taste of the local nightlife.

Day 5 - Banos
The adventure opportunities are endless today, with horseback riding, canyoneering and ziplining all on the menu. And trust us, this isn'''t just any regular old zipline ''' we'''re talking aerial bridges, rock climbing and speeding through the skies, Superman style ''' pretty much the ultimate aerial adventure. Don'''t have such a head for heights? Horsey fun and canyoneering expeditions will keep you on your toes. Oh what a tough day this will be in Banos ''' deciding how best to embrace your inner adventurer.

Day 6 - Ba--os to Guayaquil
Today we'''re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador'''s largest city & its economic hub. This cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador'''s new hotspots, a walk down to the Malec''n (Cities riverfront) is a must. For a bit of a historic enlightenment why not venture to Las Pe''as, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Guayaquil, its narrow streets and interesting past makes it a great visit.

Day 7 - Guayaquil to Isabela Island via Santa Cruz
We'''ve arrived in Ecuador'''s largest city and are ready and raring to conquer it all. Getting out of here pretty early we'''ll take to the skies, bound for the glorious Galapagos Islands. Excited much? You should be. On arrival we'''ll appease our rumbling stomachs with some munch.Giant tortoises roaming their natural surroundings and incredible old lava tunnels will welcome us onto the island of Santa Cruz. After lunch, we'''ll take to the ocean and make tracks to our home for the night ''' the impossibly glorious Isabela Island, where we'''ll sleep amidst the spellbinding beauty of the Galapagos National Park.The inspiration behind Charles Darwin'''s '''Origin of Species''', Isabela Island is home to wildlife you won'''t find anywhere else in the world. Picture the scene ''' sandy streets, palm trees, crystal waters and seal pups playing ''' can it really get any more perfect? Soak it all in, as it'''s home for the next little while.

Day 8 - Isabela Island
Well good morning paradise. The ocean is calling, and who are we to resist her? Our wildlife kayaking adventure will see us taking to the seas with beady eyes on the lookout for green sea turtles.

Day 9 - Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island
We'''ll wake up hungry for the day this morning (that'''s what island life does to you), and for good reason ''' Santa Cruz is on the horizon.After settling in to the Santa Cruz way of life, we'''ll stroll down to the beach and the cosy Tortuga Bay. Wildlife fanatics will be in their element ''' the island is known for sharks, rays, turtles, great blue herons, and even blue footed boobies. Spend your time sunbaking next to a marine iguana, or roam the streets stopping off in cute cafes for fresh juice pit stops.

Day 10 - Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island
Our stint on Santa Cruz wraps up this morning with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station where one of the island's most famous residents once lived, Lonesome George, the now deceased 100-year old tortoise. The Research Station is something of a mini miracle in action, where countless species of tortoise and land iguanas have been brought back from the brink of extinction.Back on our boat we'''ll set sail for San Cristobal, keeping our eyes peeled for cute bathing sea lions (we won'''t have to look too hard ''' they'''re literally everywhere). Four extinct volcanoes sit across the island creating scenic highlands that are best experienced by bike ''' mainly cruising downhill, you'll be happy to know. The tiny town of El Progreso will add a splash of colour to our journey, and we'''ll also cross five different vegetation zones before arriving at our seaside destination ''' La Loberia beach.

Day 11 - San Cristobal Island
It'''s our last day soaking up the natural beauty of the Galapagos, and what a day we'''ve got planned. Bird-watching will kick us off, followed by a cruise to the 143-metre Kicker Rock ''' a natural phenomenon that protrudes from the ocean and is one of the greatest icons of the area. Our Local Guide will give us the low-down on the wildlife ''' both above and below the water ''' that surrounds the rock, then we'''ll jump in and explore for ourselves. Keep a look out for chocolate chip starfish and a Galapagos Shark or two, but remember the golden rule ''' keep those toes off the coral, as you can do serious damage to the delicate eco-system. Back on board, we'''ll make tracks for Puerto Grande beach. Here, we'''ll eat lunch on board and enjoy a final afternoon of Galapagos fun, before rounding off the day with a feat to end all feasts. WHAT A DAY.

Day 12 - San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil
There'''s time to relax this morning & take in the beauty of the island before heading back to the mainland where your trip ends on arrival. Not done yet? Why not fly to Peru and join our Peru Uncovered trip?

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Inclusions

Quito

  • Locally Guided City Tour
  • Visit the Equator and internan Museum
  • Visit a handicraft market

Guayaquil to Isabela Island

  • Included Flight to Baltra

Isabela Island

  • Snorkelling experience
  • Wildlife kayaking adventure

Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island

  • Visit Tortuga Bay and take a hike to a secluded beach

Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island

  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Station

San Cristobal Island

  • Explore Kicker Rock
  • Boat cruise and off shore bird spotting experience
  • Galapagos Meal
  • Visit a private beach

San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil

  • Included flight to Guayaquil

Accommodation

  • We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels with bright communal areas for you and your new squad to relax and socialise.

Food

  • You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. We'll get 17 of your meals, you get the rest. You'll taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare.

Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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