Ecuadorian Adventure Quito – Galápagos Islands 8 Days 7 Nights
Ecuadorian Adventure Quito – Galápagos Islands 8 Days 7 Nights
This tour will take the visitor to the most amazing places of Ecuador, starting in Quito, the capital of the country, where you will be amused about the historic monuments, streets and the places around, then you will be surprised with the magic of the enchanted islands and its unique nature.
Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $USD 100per person(paid on arrival in Galapagos)cashOnly
Migration card fee - $USD 20.00 per person (to be paid at departure airport Quito or Guayaquil)
-Flights are not included in the package, we can help you with all the information to set it up.
We start the tour, at the set time, from the hotel lobby, to go to the Historic Center of Quito through the church of the Basilica of the National Vote to the Plaza de la Independencia through the colonial streets followed by a walk through the Cathedral , the Government and Archbishop's Palace, the church of the Company of Jesus, where you can appreciate its ornaments and gold altars, the Tabernacle and the church of San Francisco. Finally, we will take the Panecillo viewpoint, where the sculpture of the Virgin Mary is located where we can admire a beautiful landscape of QUITO Colonial and modern.
We will go directly to the Intiñan Museum, where they will really feel in the Middle of the World, San Antonio de Pichincha, is a place that is written with golden letters in the history of Ecuador and the world, because these roads passed the Yumbo following the Inti Ñan, as weel as The Faces Quitu; many years later, here he passed the French Geodesis Mission, which among other things gave rise to the "metro" as part of the universal metric system.
After Inti Ñam Museum, we will go to the "Middle City of the World" where they will visit their shops and a representation of the cities of the colonial era. In addition, they will observe the monument that divides the northern hemisphere of the southern hemisphere of the planet, where they can be creative at the time of taking photographs. At the end of the activity we will initiate the return to the hotel where you are staying.
At the coordinated time we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. The departure from Quito is at 8:00 a.m. approx. through the Panamericana Sur highway; admiring the beautiful Andean landscapes, you will arrive at the National Park and with its interpretation center you will meet the animals of the area. Therefore, they will have a stop in the Limpiopungo Lagoon where the reflection of the Cotopaxi volcano makes it an ideal place to photograph landscapes. Finally, they will arrive, to rest and enjoy nature, to a hotel-refuge where they will have the opportunity to acquire and taste a delicious and hot traditional lunch. Return to Quito.
You will arrive at the Baltra airport and have a personalized welcome (sign with your name and companion) to go to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. We will leave the airport to arrive in a bus that will take us to Canal de Itabaca which, we will cross by a barge (the maximum time sailing 10 minutes).
When you arrive at Santa Cruz Island, we will start the tour through what is called the upper part of the island. We will take the road to visit three places, the twins (geological faults), the ranch where you can see the Galapagos turtles and the lava tunnel. These three places of tourist interest are visited autonomously (our driver takes them to the three places and waits for them during the activities). The tour will end at the selected hotel for check-in.
You will be aboard to the yacht that will take you to the island "Santa Fe", (24 square kilometers) and is 164 meters above sea level .
It is one of the central islands and the only place to visit an incredible bay of turquoise water protected by a natural barrier of rocks, over which you can see sea lions colonies and hawks where you can swim and dive with sea turtles, wolves marine and fish. Once all the activities are finished, we will return to Puerto Ayora.
Pick up at approximately 7:45 am. From the lobby of your hotel. You will sail 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Floreana where you will visit the main attractions of the island such as the Ruins of the pirates, freshwater springs 450 meters high. Trip to the Scalecias forest, near the refuge of peace, and to Galapaguera, where you can find the Galapagos tortoises. Later, you can visit the Asilo de la Paz, an agricultural hill ideal for hiking and the Black beach, where you can relax, swim, and snorkel. At the end of the activities, you will return to the dock of Puerto Ayora
Bartolomé Island or North Seymour Island or Plazas Island full day
In the morning your driver comes to see you at your hotel and will go to the dock to board the yacht that will take you to begin your journey. The island of Bartolomé has the most spectacular landscapes of the archipelago. This entire island is undoubtedly the most photographed of all the Galapagos Islands and you will have the opportunity to snorkel during the tour.
Upon arrival, you have to climb a wooden staircase to the summit to see a spectacular landscape of two beautiful bays and observe fascinating lava formations and volcanic cones. You must walk about 600 meters to reach the top, volcanic craters and lava tubes. The walk to the summit lasts about 30-40 minutes. Many people and scientists have nicknamed the Island Bartolomé with the name of guiding geology because this island has a peculiar volcanic origin.
When you reach the top of Bartolomé you will have one of the best panoramic views of the Galapagos Islands. From there you can see the Island of Santiago, Seymour del Norte, Isla de Baltra, Santa Cruz and Isla de Rabida. At the end of the tour the captain will leave you at the pier of Pto Ayora.
In the morning, the driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Itabaca Canal to board the yacht that goes to Seymour Norte, a spectacular place to walk, swim and enjoy diving.
On this island you can enjoy the ecosystem full of Palo Santo trees, colonies of blue-footed boobies that perform their mating dance in the open areas of the island, the female booby is big and a little more male likes to whistle. Sometimes the pikemen make their nest right on the tourist circuit, so you have to be a little careful not to step on them when you walk. You can see the nests of many of these very close species including seagulls, frigates and yellow trinators.
There is a circular road in Seymour about 2 kilometers long that crosses the interior of the island and leads you to explore the rocky coast path. This trail will take you through some of the largest seabird colonies in the Galapagos Islands. Once all the activities are finished, the tour ends at the dock of Puerto Ayora
We start the tour at 7:30 am from your hotel with a path to the pier of "Canal de Itabaca" and follow the itinerary on board the yacht. You will take a tour of the attractive and colored turquoise waters of the canal contrast with the bright white sand and the black lava coast. The road gradually continues towards the highest part of the island towards the canyons that will allow you to observe the ocean to the south, where you can observe seagull nests. tropical birds, masked and blue-footed boobies that follow the currents of wind. At the end of the tour we will go towards the pier.
First we will visit the "Lobería", a small island located two miles away, where you will have the opportunity to swim with the sea lions. Then, we will move to the "Canal de Tiburones", a fissure or cleft crack formed by magmatic chamber, where you can observe the sharks "tintoreras ravine". The third destination to visit is the "Canal del Amor", another fissure, fantastic for photography, of exceptional scenic beauty. Then we will go to the "Franklin Bay" where you will find sea turtles, golden rays, eagle rays and a mangrove area where pelicans and herons nest depending on the season.
"La Grieta" is the next place to visit. Here you will take a fifteen minute walk on the lava rocks where you can see Darwin's finches, shorebirds and the lagoon, endemic and native vegetation. The cracks are still the channels of sharks and love, only inland, where the water is less salty. Here you can do snorkeling and swimming.
Finally, visit "La Playa de Los Perros" where you will have the option of hiking. This beach was named for the large number of dog crabs found in the area, along with the largest marine iguanas on the island of Santa Cruz. Once all the activities are finished, we will return to the hotel.