Ecuador & Galapagos Tour: Immerse Yourself into this Natural Splendor

Ecuador & Galapagos Tour: Immerse Yourself into this Natural Splendor

With this 8 day supremely enjoyable Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands Island Itinerary, you will be discovering the real splendor of nature. At this archipelago, you will get to see a wide variety of different & unique species that can't be found anywhere else. Travel to this land of discovery and you will find the reason that brought about inquisitiveness that led Darvin to find this plentiful destination! Read More

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With this 8 day supremely enjoyable  Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands Island Itinerary, you will be discovering the real splendor of nature. At this archipelago, you will get to see a wide variety of different & unique species that can’t be found anywhere else. Travel to this land of discovery and you will find the reason that brought about inquisitiveness that led Darvin to find this plentiful destination!

 

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

Day 2: Quito, Ecuador

Day 3: Otavalo Valley, Ecuador

Day 4: Galapagos Island

Day 5: Galapagos Island

Day 6: Galapagos Islands

Day 7: Galapagos Islands

Day 8: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

Trip Highlights

  • Quito is also called "The Center of the World" - Explore this Delighting Land.

  • The Interpretation Center - you will be discovering all the information on how the Galapagos Islands was formed, its significance to the world, and threats.

  • Gardner Bay - The Southern part of the Galapagos Islands. It has been estimated that this Island is around 4 million years old.

  • Charles Darwin Research Station: This station has been set up in the Galapagos National Park Service.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

Quito is also called "The Center of the World"! You are going to arrive at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. You will be met by your guide at the Airport and he will be further guiding you with transportation and everything. Your driver will be taking you to your luxurious hotel in Ecuador.

Today is going to be a complete leisure day! You will relax at your hotel and enjoy the magnificently wonderful view and the snow-capped volcanoes. And, it also includes a perfect dinner at the hotel. You can also choose to ask your guide for the best restaurant in Ecuador for dinner!

 

Day 2: Quito, Ecuador

This is the second day of your Ecuador & Galapagos Islands tours! You will be fuelling up your day with a delicious breakfast and giving it a great start.

The first site you will be visiting today is going to be Middle of the World Monument and Mercado (Ciudad Mitad del Mundo). Your guide will be sharing with you the fascinating history of the monument. It also offers a wonderfully lovely view of the surrounding. Then you can visit a local Mercado, where you will be served with freshly prepared Ecuadorian food and many handmade souvenirs and gifts.

Intiñan Museum will be the next spot of the Ecuador & Galapagos Islands tours! Here, you will get to learn about the daily lives of the native tribes of Ecuador. And, you will also get to learn here, how Incas went on to find out the center of the Earth. You will also get to watch dance performances and live music of different forms.

Other places to visit: La Ronda Street Tour, Chocolate Demonstration & Tasting, Old Town Quito Walking Tour, Café Plaza Grande

 

Day 3: Otavalo Valley, Ecuador

An exclusively cooked delicious breakfast will be the fuel for your entire adventurous Ecuador and Galapagos itinerary! This is going to make you ready for an entire day of excitement. Here we go:

Rose Plantation Tour: You will be starting this part of your Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands from the Rose Plantation. Here you will get to see wonderful and heart-catching roses of different colors inside the greenhouses. Ecuador is considered one of the major exporters of roses.

Hacienda: After the plantation garden, you are going to enjoy your lunch at the 17th-century Hacienda.

Learn Flute-Making: You will meet a musical family who will be teaching you the art of making a wooden Andean flute. Take this home, it will remind you of this wonderful trip.

Other places to visit in Quito: Exclusive Weaving Demonstration, Otavalo Market, stunning churches

Best things to Do in Ecuador: Otavalo Market, Rose Plantation Tour, Weaving Demonstration

 

Day 4: Galapagos Island

Today, you are going to eat your breakfast a little earlier! And, then your guide will be taking you to the Mariscal Sucre Airport where you are going to take your flight to San Cristobal.

This is your first day in the Galápagos Islands! Once you arrive at the San Cristobal Airport, you will be taking a motor coach to the pier. Before starting off with an exploration of the San Cristobal Island, will be boarding the Galapagos Legend Ship. you are going to enjoy a mouth-watering lunch onboard the ship.

Interpretation Center: Your first stop is going to be the Interpretation Center! Here, interestingly, you will be discovering all the information on how the Galapagos Islands was formed, its significance to the world, and threats.

Tijeretas Hill: After the Interpretation Center, you will be taking a hike to the Cerro Tijeretas. Here, you will love enjoying the delighting view of the beautiful bay and both species of frigatebird.

Best things to do in Galapagos Island: San Cristobal Island, Welcome Cocktails, Dinner On Board the Ship, Stargazing,

 

Day 5: Galapagos Island

Today, you will be beginning your day with a yummy scrummy breakfast that will make you ready for an entire day of adventure.

Gardner Bay: You will be starting it off by heading towards the Southern part of the Galapagos Islands. It has been estimated that this Island is around 4 million years old. Española is believed to be the home of Gardner Bay which is considered one of the best beaches of Galapagos for its turquoise waters and white sand. Espanola fearless mockingbirds and Green Sea Turtles are famous in this region. In the afternoon you are going to enjoy Lunch Onboard the Ship!

Suarez Point: As you walk through this incredible land, you will be encountering the varied denizens. The residents of the Island you will be encountering will include sea lions, marine iguanas, endemic lizards, he waved albatross and boobies.

Best things to Do in Galapagos Island: Gardner & Osborn Islets Tour, Gardner Bay, Suarez Point Tour

 

Day 6: Galapagos Islands

This day of the Ecuador & Galapagos Tour you will be fuelling yourself up with a delicious & hearty breakfast.

Floreana Island & Post Office: Take a short walk to the popular Post Office Barrel from the beach. It has been estimated to have been set up during 1793 and is the oldest of all the functioning post offices that exist till date in the Pacific. After you have seen this site, it’s time for lunch onboard ship.

Devil's Crown: At the Devil's Crown, which is an eroded volcanic cone. There, you will see an abundance of marine life and fish. It’s quite interesting to swim with a large group of fish and see hammerhead sharks.

Best Things to do in Galapagos Island: Devil’s Crown and Champion Islet, Cormorant Point, Floreana Island & Post Office

 

Day 7: Galapagos Islands

Best things to do in Galapagos Islands: Ballena Bay, and Eden Islet, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, Charles Darwin Research Station

You will be beginning your day today with a fuelling breakfast! It will make you ready for the exploration begins.  

Charles Darwin Research Station: This station has been set up in the Galapagos National Park Service. It houses a number of interpretive buildings which provides assistance and knowledge which makes it possible to conserve biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago.

 

Day 8: Guayaquil, Ecuador

This is the last day of your Ecuador & Galapagos Islands tours! Enjoy breakfast for the last time before you plan to depart. After breakfast, your guide will be taking you to the Guayaquil International Airport. Catch up your flight back home!

 

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