Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper(Twin Share Room,Start Quito, End Guayaquil)

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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 chilling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this adventure is epic!

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Locally Guided City Tour
    • Visit the Equator and internan Museum
    • Visit a handicraft market
    • Included flight to Baltra
    • Boat ride to Isabela Island
    • See Galapagos famous giant tortoises
    • Visit the lava tunnels
    • Snorkelling experience
    • Wildlife kayaking adventure
    • Visit a Turtle breeding centre

What's this trip about?

    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 chilling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this adventure is epic!

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityQuito
End CityGuayaquil

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • South America
  • Ecuador

Attractions

  • Galapagos
  • Isabela Island
  • Quito
  • San Cristobal

Activities

  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

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...

Day 2: Quito to Tena

It’s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views en route. Not a bad way to spend the day.This stunning landscape is composed of vibrant hills and tumbling rivers that make it a White Water Rafting dream (hint, hint). Then we'll settle in for the night, ready for big adventures tomorrow.

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...

Day 4: Tena to Banos

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 Volcán Tungurahua, Banos is a big deal...

Day 5: Banos

The adventure opportunities are endless today, with canyoneering and ziplining 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 a...

Day 6: Banos to Quito

Today we head back to Quito for a quick stopover for the night.You've got another chance to explore this beautiful city - lucky you! - but save some energy for tomorrow's adventure to the islands.

Day 7: Quito to Isabela Island via Santa Cruz Island

Rise and shine! This morning we're taking to the skies, bound for the glorious Galapagos Islands. Excited much? You should be. On arrival we’ll appease our rumbling stomachs with some local food.Giant tortoises roaming their natural surroundings and incredible old lav...

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 ...

Day 10: Santa Cruz to San Cristobal Island

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 b...

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 ...

Day 12: San Cristobal Island to Quito

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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Price per day$320
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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Meals Included
  • 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.
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