Soft Adventure
Trip Style
Every Day
Departures
8 Days
Duration
Galapagos, Quito
Location

8-Day Galapagos and Quito Tours | Including Hotel & Transfers

Take an 8 day trip to Ecuador including Galapagos Islands and a day trip in Quito City.  Start your journey with a visit the Old town Quito city tour, step into the beautiful colonial churches and submerge into its history and classic art. Enjoy an amazing 360- degree view for Panecillo Hill. Get ready for a 5-day land tour visiting Galapagos Islands in Santa Cruz and Isabela. Visit the Giant Tortoise, see wild sea lions, and get enchanted with Galapagos most iconic wildlife and landscapes.

 

DEPARTURE Every Day.
DEPARTURE LOCATION Quito Airport or the hotel of accommodation for start our Galapagos and Quito Tour.
RETURN LOCATION Quito Airport.
DURATION  This is a 8 day Galapagos and Quito Tour.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED

 3 nights accommodations in double rooms in hotel in Quito
 4 nights accommodation in selected class hotels in Galápagos.
4 breakfasts, 4 lunchs, 4 dinners in Galapagos.
 2 breakfasts on Quito.
Trasfers from Quito Airpot – Hotel – Quito Airport (Days 1, 3, 7 and 8).
 All land and sea transportation within the Galapagos during the program.
 Bilingual naturalist guides for Galapagos.
 Excursions and visits during the program as shown in the itinerary.
 Snorkel equipment for Galapagos as specified by the itinerary.
 Transfer-in and out from Baltra Airport (by truck or by bus depending on group size).
 Transfer Puerto Ayora – Isabela – Puerto Ayora by public speedboat.

NOT INCLUDED

Air Tickets to/from Ecuador and Galapagos.
Lunch nor Dinner in Quito .
Entrance to Inti Ñan Museum and Mitad del Mundo Monument in Quito.
Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – USD$100.
Isabela Dock Fee – USD$5.
Migratory Control Card for Galapagos– USD$20.
Water taxi from dock – speedboat – USD$1 per person/per ride
Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Tips and Gratuities (optional).

 

Day 1

Arrival to Quito and transfer to hotel

Arrival to Quito Ariport. Pick up from the airport by our guide who will transfer to your hotel of stay in Quito (90 min approx). 

Day 2

Quito City Tour & Equatorial Monument Day Trip (B)

Start by visiting the historic center of the city. Take a walk in San Francisco Square and its church, the Independence Square and the main Cathedral, Presidential Palace, El Sagrario Church, and one of the best examples of the baroque movement in South America, the iconic church La Compañía de Jesus. After this enriching historic visit, we continue driving north 15 Km. from Quito towards the Middle of the World. On the small citadel, we will visit the Middle of the World. Afterwards, visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural museum located in the actual location of the Equator Line. We will hit the road again towards Volcan Pululahua view point before heading back to the city and your hotel of stay.

Day 3

From Baltra to Isabela Island (L) (D)

Pick up form your hotel in Quito and transfer to the Airport to catch your flight to Galapagos. A guide will be waiting at the airport in Baltra to then head to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Afterwards, you’ll take the public speedboat to Isabela Island around 2pm (2.5-hour ride ). After arriving in Isabela Island, take a brief rest at the hotel and then head to the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon and one of the main reproductive sites for flamingos in Galápagos.

Day 4

Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)


Early in the morning, head for a full day tour of Sierra Negra Volcano. This is the world’s second largest volcanic crater. Hike the crater and enjoy the view before continuing to Volcan Chico, a still active volcano which warms the surrounding grounds. (Box lunch will be provided). Spend the afternoon snorkeling in Concha Perla with sea lions, colorful varieties of fish and sea turtles (snorkeling equipment is included: tube, mask, fins).
Day 5

Santa Cruz Island (B) (L) (D)

Visit Tintores Islet, named after the white-tip sharks known as “tintoreras” which come to rest in its clear waters. Observe endemic wildlife such as penguins and sea lions. Snorkeling is great in this spot and provides you with the opportunity to swim where colorful fish, sharks, and rays inhabit. In the afternoon visit Humedales Complex which includes an exhaustive visit to Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, famous “Muro de las Lágrimas”, “Mirador Orchidia” viewpoint and “El Estero de Isabela”.

Day 6

Santa Cruz Island (B) (L) (D)

Early in the morning (6am), take the public speedboat from Isabela to Puerto Ayora, where the guide will be waiting. Check in at the hotel and immediately begin the visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy a visit to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Return to Puerto Ayora and in the afternoon head to the Charles Darwin Research Station and observe colorful land iguanas and a large variety of Galápagos Giant tortoises brought from the most important islands in the archipelago.

Day 7

Transfer Out Baltra Airport – Transfer to Hotel in Quito (B)

Transfer to Baltra Airport. On the way out, stop by “The Twins” (a.k.a. “The Gemelos”). Tour ends upon the arrival to the airport to catch plane to Quito. The guide will pick you up at Quito Airport and take you to the hotel.

Day 8

Transfer Out to Quito Airport

Depending on your departure time of your international flights, you will be picked you up from your hotel to Quito Airport.

 

 

NOTE: itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure).

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Hotel check-in time for this tour will start at 2:00 am (14h00) on Day 1 in Quito.  The tour ends at 11:30 am (the hotel check-out time) on Day 8. In case you arrive earlier or leave later that this times, you will probably need a extra night at the hotel in Quito, unless you have any other arrangements. Let us know ASAP so we can reserve an extra night if needed. 

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Please, make sure you book an early flight of arrival to Baltra Airport in Galapagos on Day 1 (before 11 am) in order to follow the order of the displayed itinerary. 

However, if you must book a late flight (later that 11:30 am), please let us know as soon as possible (preferably at the time of reservation of the tour).  We will need to modify the order of the activities in the itinerary.

In either case, make sure you also pick a late flight for your return on the last day of the tour (departing later than 12:30 pm)   

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Please take into account that air tickets to Galapagos MUST be purchased arriving and departing to/from Baltra Airport – Galapagos.

Itinerary subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure) – no refunds will be applicable in these cases

Note: The tour is not private. Accommodations are private, but the guided activities will be shared with other travelers.

Quito and Galapagos Tour
Sierra Negra Volcano Tour View
Tintoreras Islet - Baby Sea Lion Lava Lizard
Santa Cruz Highlands - Turtle
El Chato - Santa Cruz
Charles Darwin Station - Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Station Beach
Isabela Island - Flamingos Lagoon
Tintoreras Islet - Blue-Footed Boobies
Tintoreras Islet Boat
Tintoreras Islet - Baby Iguanas
Cabo Rosa Galapagos - Tour View
Twins Galapagos - Tour View
quito safety colonial center
quito safety
Quito City Tour

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