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Ecuador Discovery With The Finch Bay In The Galápagos 2020

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN QUITO, ECUADOR.
Welcome to one of the smallest yet most biodiverse countries in South America. Ecuador offers a panorama of scenery and climates—from the Pacific Coast to the rainforest and the Amazon to the high slopes of the Andes.

Day 2: QUITO.
Your included PRIVATE CITY TOUR showcases the Old Town, where colonial history still permeates the air, surrounded by beautiful architecture, and religious and cultural sites. One of the highlights is a visit to San Francisco Square, where you will see the La Compañía church, which has the most ornate and richly sculptured façade and interior. Afterward, visit the Old Town's famous hill, Panecillo or "Little Bread," where you will see the Virgen de Quito angel statue. Finish off your tour at a bustling Ecuadorian market. (B)

Day 3: QUITO. EXCURSION TO OTAVALO.
Today, experience the traditional ways of the Otavalo people. With your Local Host, visit Otavalo's famous INDIAN MARKET, full of textiles, clothes, vegetables, and much more. Enjoy the drive here, as it passes the often snowcapped Cayambe Volcano. The Ecuadorian Line runs directly through the glacier of the immense volcano, which is the highest worldwide point on the Ecuadorian Line. Next, visit a LOCAL SCHOOL in Peguche to visit with Ecuadorian children. Enjoy lunch at a local hacienda before returning to Quito. (B,L)

Day 4: QUITO-COTAPAXI-BAÑOS.
Journey south with your Local Host, passing the Avenue of the Volcanoes to visit COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK, a highland zone protected since 1975. On a walk near Lake Limpiopungo, you will have the chance to learn about the typical vegetation and fauna found in the area. Enjoy breathtaking views of Cotapaxi Volcano, rising more than 19,000 feet. Next, visit a ROSE PLANTATION, where you can observe the cultivation and harvest of this important export and witness the exceptional beauty of the Ecuadorian rose. Continue to Baños, known for its famous hot springs that give the area its name. Relax in the mild mountain climate at one of the HOT SPRINGS at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5: BAÑOS-RIOBAMBA.
You'll have time this morning to view some of Baños' impressive waterfalls before heading to Riobamba in the shadow of Ecuador's highest volcano, Chimborazo, surpassing 20,000 feet in altitude. (B,D)

Day 6: RIOBAMBA-CUENCA.
An unforgettable TRAIN TRIP takes you over the almost-vertical wall of rock called the Devil's Nose. This engineering marvel allows the train to transit a zigzag path cut into the mountainside that ascends and descends more than 3,000 feet. Continue to Cuenca with your Local Host, stopping at the INGAPIRCA RUINS, Ecuador's most important monument of pre-Spanish culture. The ruins are located on a grass-covered hill once used as a sun-worshiping temple. Even before the construction of the Sun Temple (1450-1480), this place held important spiritual significance for the Incas. On a walk through the ruins, learn about Inca beliefs, rituals, and how they built the puma-shaped temple. (B,L,D)

Day 7: CUENCA.
Enjoy a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of Cuenca, the third-largest city in Ecuador and considered one of the most beautiful. See the historical buildings along the Tomebamba River, the Todos los Santos ruins, the flower market, and the main square with the old and new cathedral. Afterward, visit a PANAMA HAT FACTORY and a POTTERY STUDIO, where you can learn more about the work of the local people. (B,L)

Day 8: CUENCA-GUAYAQUIL.
Transfer with your Local Host to the coastal town of Guayaquil, stopping along the way to visit a CACAO PLANTATION. Learn about the cultivation of the cacao fruit, harvesting, and the processing of this important industry for Ecuador. On to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest and most industrial city and the key to Ecuador's trade center. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the city. (B)

Day 9: GUAYAQUIL-BALTRA-NORTH SEYMOUR-SANTA CRUZ
Fly to Baltra in the Galápagos. Upon arrival, board a yacht bound for NORTH SEYMOUR, an island teeming with life. You might have to give way to a passing sea lion, marine iguana, or blue-footed boobies that nest here. As you walk along the shore, see large flocks of pelicans in a dive-bomb feeding-frenzy, and one of the largest nesting sites in the Galápagos of the magnificent frigate bird. In the bushes you can see the males up close with their puffed-up scarlet throat sacs. Return to the yacht and begin your journey to the Finch Bay Hotel. (B,L,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Named after the famous Darwin's finches abundant in the surroundings, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers a private seaside location surrounded by mangroves. Amenities include a bar, lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, and beachfront access. All rooms offer twin beds, private restroom, and air-conditioning. Guests will enjoy boat excursions to various Galápagos Islands, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycle rides in town, and viewing the local flora and fauna.

Day 10: SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO THE HIGHLANDS
Transfer to the lush highlands of SANTA CRUZ to a farming area called El Manzanillo on the edge of the GIANT TORTOISE RESERVE. Here, tortoises can be seen grazing year-round, along with woodpecker finches, mockingbirds, and flycatchers. After lunch, visit a LOCAL FARM where coffee, sugar cane, and cocoa beans are grown, harvested, and prepared. Return to the hotel and perhaps spend time on the private beach. (B,L,D)

Day 11: SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO SANTA FÉ
Board a yacht bound for SANTA FÉ, where you will see the endemic Santa Fé land iguana and the large opuntia cactus forest. The beach area is covered with California sea lions, and the coastline is an excellent location for snorkeling with sea turtles. (B,L,D)

Day 12: SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO DIVINE BAY
Today's adventure takes you to wildlife rich DIVINE BAY on Santa Cruz Island. Marine Iguanas, herons, noddy terns, blue-footed boobies, and tropicbirds are commonly seen here. You may explore by boat or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can take to the sea by kayak. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, rays, and reef sharks as you cruise the tranquil waters. Return to the hotel for lunch, followed by an afternoon visit to the CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION, established to help conserve the Galápagos' natural habitats and protect the area's famous giant tortoises. (B,L,D)

Day 13: SANTA CRUZ-BALTRA-GUAYAQUIL
Depart the hotel this morning and visit the TWIN PIT CRATERS en route to Baltra. These great depressions of volcanic material were formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground, where exceptional Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses, and orchids can be seen in the surroundings. Then, fly to Guayaquil on Ecuador's Pacific coast and transfer to the hotel for your final night in Ecuador. (B)

Day 14: GUAYAQUIL
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

LOCAL HOST
In Quito, Banos, Riobamba, Cuenca & Guayaquil; Naturalist in the Galápagos

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

MEALS
Buffet breakfast daily; 8 lunches; 7 three-course dinners



TRANSPORTATION
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.

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A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

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BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

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Traveling with Monograms removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Monograms are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Monograms will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

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Accommodations

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Banos: Hacienda Leito Los Lllanganates
This historical estate, surrounded by the volcanic mountains of the Ecuadorian highlands, is a charming and welcoming place to overnight during your visit to Ecuador. From the hotel lobby to your uniquely furnished guestroom, you'll enjoy the antique feel and the surrounding nature that characterizes this hotel. Great service, food and a relaxing ambience paired with superb views make the Hacienda Leito a true gem.
Address:
Km 8 Ruta Ecologica
Banos , Ecuador
Location Description: Hacienda Leito sits among the majestic mountains of the Ecuadorian Highlands, where every day is an experience with nature. Surrounded by volcanos, wildlife, and striking scenery, this hotel makes for a memorable stay in Banos.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Pool
  • Laundry Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
Room Amenities:
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
Room Description: Guestrooms are rustic, cozy and feature unique décor, with modern amenities, a wood-burning fireplace, and a private bathroom.
Banos: Samari Spa & Resort
Hotel Samari Spa & Resort is set in a charming colonial-style house with an inner patio, surrounded by lush gardens. The hotel's charm is further accented by exposed brick walls, a gabled roof, and rich wood furnishings. Rooms are furnished with comfortable bedding, private bathrooms, and windows that open to the outside world. Relax after a day of traveling at the hotel spa, offering several beauty treatments, massages, and a heated pool. Guests will also love the local cuisine at the hotel's restaurant, with specials inspired by the diverse culinary diversity of Ecuador. Be sure to relax and have a cocktail at the hotel's authentic tavern (located in a former monastery) that will transport you in time, or visit one of the many bars throughout the gardens.
Address:
Vía a Puyo Km. 1
Banos , Ecuador
Location Description: Exquisite scenery, expansive gardens, and a lofty position in the mountains of Baños make the Hotel Samari Spa & Resort one of a kind.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Available
  • Beauty Salon
  • Pool
Room Amenities:
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
Room Description: All 37 rooms boast jetted tubs and offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities available to guests include pillowtop beds with premium linens, TVs, and minibars.
Cuenca: Hotel Carvallo
Colonial design and embellishments surround you at every turn at the Hotel Carvallo, making you feel like part of its history. A fantastic city location paired with great service and modern, spacious accommodations make this hotel as memorable and enjoyable as the city itself.
Address:
Gran Colombia 9-52 y Benigno Malo
Cuenca , Ecuador
Location Description: Colonial elegance and a distinct European flare set the Hotel Carvallo apart from others in the city. Situated close to Cuenca's attractions, guests can enjoy the history of the area and be reminded of it every time they step into the hotel.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
Room Amenities:
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
Room Description: Rooms at Carvallo are styled with elegant furniture and a jewel toned palette of lush fabrics. Ceilings feature elaborate decorations, and each room features superior bedding, private bath, minibar, and cable TV.
Cuenca: Mansion Alcazar
A turn of the century Mansion, completely restored is transformed in a luxury boutique hotel, in order to satisfy the most discriminating traveler. Mansión Alcázar is set within the historical downtown of Cuenca on Bolivar Street. Personalized service is given not only upon arrival, but also in the intimate Le Bar and Casa Alonso Restaurant, where you can enjoy a drink and the best gourmet cuisine in town.
Address:
Bolívar 12-55 y Tarqui
Cuenca , Ecuador
Location Description: Mansion Alcazar is located in the heart of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador, which was selected as one of the few World Cultural Heritage Cities by UNESCO in 1999 as a result of community efforts to restore the splendid beauty of years long passed by.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Laundry Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
Room Amenities:
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
Room Description: Room decor evokes the style of the old century, with careful selection of antique, fine furniture and artwork. Each room features antique wood furnishings, private bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
Guayaquil: Oro Verde Hotel (SAT)
A five-time winner of the World Travel Awards, the Oro Verde offers an exquisite combination of European experience and Ecuadorian hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located, tastefully decorated, and offers a unique and full list of amenities, making your stay in Guayaquil as easy and comfortable as possible - while still adding a touch of elegance.
Address:
9 de Octubre y Garcia Moreno
Guayaquil , Ecuador
Location Description: The Oro Verde hotel in Guayaquil is draped in elegance and sophistication - where European service meets Ecuadorian hospitality. With its ideal downtown location, easy access to cultural & historical sits as well as shopping and entertainment, it is the ideal place to settle in for your time in Guayaquil.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Laundry Available
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
Room Amenities:
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
Guayaquil: Unipark Hotel Guayaquil (SAT)
The Unipark Hotel Guayaquil sits directly in the heart of the commercial and cultural district of the city. Providing easy access to Guayaquil's highlights, parks, the riverfront, and nearby historical sites, this is the perfect place to settle in during your journeys. The hotel also offers ideal amenities, facilities, and first-class international cuisine.
Address:
C Ballen 406
Guayaquil , Ecuador
Location Description: Located in the heart of Ecuador's most populous port city, the Unipark Hotel offers guests convenient access to all the city has to offer. Its prime location provides the perfect spot from which to explore Guayaquil's unique tradition of trade as well as the many attractions, public squares and parks.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Laundry Available
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
Room Amenities:
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
Room Description: The 140 air-conditioned guestrooms at Unipark Hotel include all the amenities you'd expect to make you feel more at home. Recently updated, they offer internet access, flat screen TVs and a nightly turndown service.
Quito: Swissotel
This contemporary hotel is located in the commercial district of Quito, minutes away from historical Old Town. The hotel offers a wide variety of dining with six restaurants and two bars. Other features include a luxury spa, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis and racquetball courts, beauty salon, gift shop, and business center.
Address:
12 de Octubre 1820 y Luis Cordero
Quito , Ecuador
Location Description: This Swissotel is located in the heart of the city within easy access of the Old Town.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Laundry Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Shoe Shine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
Room Amenities:
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Newspaper
Room Description: The Swissotel offers 275 oversized guestrooms with warm colors, plush bedding and breathtaking views. The amenities include large televisions, air-conditioning, and a mini-bar.
Quito: Hilton Colon Quito (SAT)
The Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This modern hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool, 5 restaurants/lounges, laundry service, concierge, florist, barber shop, and gift shop.
Address:
Ave Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1
Quito , Ecuador
Location Description: Just 20 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport and a 10-minute walk from colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
Room Amenities:
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
Room Description: Every room is equipped with cable TV, a alarm clock-radio, two phones, in-room safe, coffee maker, mini bar and hair dryer.
Quito: Grand Mercure Alameda (SAT)
The Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda offers comfort combined with contemporary décor. The hotel features a restaurant with regional and international cuisine, bar, laundry service, business center, and fitness center.
Address:
Roca N4-122 and Amazonas Ave
Quito , Ecuador
Location Description: This hotel is centrally located in downtown and close to many attractions.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Laundry Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
Room Amenities:
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Window Opens
Room Description: Accommodations at the Grand Mercure Alameda ensure a good night rest by offering plush bedding and rich textures. The list of amenities include air-conditioning, Pay per view movies, wireless internet and a safe deposit box.
Riobamba: Hacienda Abraspungo
Hacienda Abraspungo, with its comfortable, charming and high level installations offers a personalized service in the ideal spot to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Andes. The architectural style offers traditional colonial design often used in the ancestral mansions and haciendas of Ecuador. Adorned with old photographs and illustrations of Andean landscapes, the hotel has a richness unlike any other.
Address:
km 3.5, Av Antonio Jose de Sucre
Riobamba , Ecuador
Location Description: The wonderful Hacienda Abraspungo is located at 2,754 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the magnificence of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is named after a glacial valley which is situated between the Chimborazo Volcano and Carihuairazo, in the exact center of Ecuador.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Free WiFi
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Laundry Available
Room Amenities:
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
Room Description: Abraspungo has cozy rooms with garden views, flat-screen cable TV, premium bedding, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.
Galapagos Islands: Finch Bay Eco Hotel - Finch Bay Suite
The Finch Bay Hotel offers a seaside location surrounded by mangroves. Amenities include a bar, lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, and beachfront access. All rooms offer twin beds, private facilities, and air-conditioning.
Address:
Barrio Punta Estrada S/N
Galapagos Islands GAL, Ecuador
Location Description: The Finch Bay Hotel offers a seaside location surrounded by mangroves on the Santa Cruz Island.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Laundry Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
Room Amenities:
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
Room Description: This hotel offers private accommodations with breathtaking views of the sea. The rooms are lightly painted in warm colors and offer a contemporary feel. Each room also includes modern amenities including air-conditioning and bamboo blinds.
Galápagos Islands: Finch Bay Eco Hotel - Finch Bay Room
The Finch Bay Hotel offers a seaside location surrounded by mangroves. Amenities include a bar, lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, and beachfront access. All rooms offer twin beds, private facilities, and air-conditioning.
Address:
Barrio Punta Estrada S/N
Galápagos Islands GAL, Ecuador
Location Description: The Finch Bay Hotel offers a seaside location surrounded by mangroves on the Santa Cruz Island.
Hotel Amenities:
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry Available
  • Ice Machine
Room Amenities:
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Window Opens
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
Room Description: This hotel offers private accommodations with breathtaking views of the sea. The rooms are lightly painted in warm colors and offer a contemporary feel. Each room also includes modern amenities including air-conditioning and bamboo blinds.

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $519. Required intra-vacation air segments: Guayaquil/Galápagos; Galápagos/Guayaquil. Air prices were effective on July 10, 2019 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Galápagos package does not include Galápagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2020.

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

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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.

Monograms Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.8
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.2
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 350 reviews about Monograms Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

It was an amazing trip with fantastic local guides in every location.

Excellent services, reliable, informative, friendly

Our trip was wonderful. Everything that was offered was provided. The local hosts were great and professional.

The travel consultants are knowlegeable about tour details and do a great job matching customer needs with the right tour.

Monograms was just the right mix for us. City tours and transportation were great - but we enjoyed the flexibility of going out and seeing what we wanted to see at our own pace.

Outstanding service and organized. Would recommend to anyone.

I wouldn't change a thing. From start to finish-professional advice and detailed explanation of what to expect-a great adventure!

The Monograms local host system worked like clockwork. They were there as scheduled and took the worry out of flight, hotel, and tour transfers.

A trip that I found to be a nightmare to try and plan on my own was made so easy by having Marianne take charge and make all of the arrangements. I had been searching on line, had met with a local travel agent, and was overwhelmed and really getting nowhere. I was ready to give up on my trip planning, stumbled across finding Marianne, and suddenly she made the seemingly impossible happen with no problems! Without her expertise guiding me along and handling the arrangements, I have no doubt that this trip would not have happened. As for the trip: Monograms did a superb job with putting their package together. It more than exceeded my expectations. this will undoubtedly rank as one of my best trips EVER.

Monograms was fantastic. We were independant and did not use them for many of the excursions but they were very helpful for first day orientation, suggestions and were available throughout for any questions. The included half day tours were very good. If you wanted to have everything arranged for you instead of being independant there were many good excursions to choose from.

Very well organized tour, knowledgeable guides. Have a wonderful time.

Monograms was wonderful! Everything was just as they promised. The travel was easy, there were no surprises, it was a stress-free vacation! Having the local host available was great. They were all valuable.

This is our third trip booked with Trena through Affordable Tours using the Globus company. The trip went off without a single glitch from flights to airport transfers to hotel.

Monograms, for the most part, was great We loved the "independent tour" format which gave us much more flexibility with our time in each place we visited. The local hosts were great-some better for us than others--but very helpful. The city tours which were provided varied in quality but usually gave a good overview of the city. A couple of our hotels were not as good as others (construction in progress, smaller rooms or breakfast not as comprehensive) but all were clean and adequate. Two of our flights were changed by the airlines, but the transportation contracted by Monograms did not get the change (schedule change occurred weeks before we left the US for our trip) so did not arrive to take us to the airport. Thank goodness for Uber!

The hotels were wonderful, I can't complain about that.


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