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The Galapagos islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting, unlike any other in the world. This is one of the few places on earth that allows intimate contact with the wildlife. The Galapagos is unique in the world due to its phenomenal biodiversity and abundant wildlife in a setting, unlike any other in the world. Due to their isolation, the islands are a natural sanctuary that have preserved animal species for thousands of years, allowing them to specially adapt to their surroundings. Quito is a historical city and has indigenous towns throughout the country, maintaining its unique culture. Discover the best of the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador with our 10 day luxury tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Special features of our 10 day Luxury Ecuador and Galapagos Tour:
Type of Tourism: Nature, Biodiversity, Classic, culture Adventure
Places to Visit: Quito, Otavalo, Galapagos
Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. This well preserved colonial city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. You can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area if you arrive early. In the evening, the guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 6 pm. We will discuss the details and questions you may have abou...
After breakfast, we will head out on a city tour visiting the residential neighbourhoods, the " Guapulo Mirador", the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress). We will then head to the Gran Colombia Avenue to the Basilica Church, and the "San Juan Mirador" from where you will have a beautiful view over Quito. We will then head to the downtown area to visit the colonial churches and monasteries. The downtown area has been designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site due to its...
Today we will head up into the highlands to the famous indigenous town of Otavalo. We can marvel at the endless handicraft stalls from the native local people. Strolling along the narrow cobblestone streets filled with Otavalo’s indigenous people wearing their traditional blue ponchos. We can visit their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewellery, and tapestries. In the afternoon, we will drive to Cotacachi to see the townspeople's leat...
After breakfast, we will head to the airport for our flight to the Galapagos. We must prepare ourselves to explore the most amazing archipelago on the Pacific coast and the place where Charles Darwin based his theory of the evolution of species. We will fly to the Island of San Cristobal. Show more
Today we have a choice of 2 activities depending on how active or easy you want to take it!
After breakfast we will take a boat to Kicker Rock, just off the coast of San Cristóbal. Kicker Rock is a lava cone eroded by the waves, with 2 vertical rocks rising high above the ocean. This natural monument has become a highlight of the Galapagos due to the many tropical birds, frigate birds and boobies that fill the sky. Under the ocean, the crystal ...
In the morning, we will visit Santa Cruz Island and the Charles Darwin Research Station. We can learn all about the endemic species found on the islands and the ongoing conservation work on the Galapagos Islands. In the afternoon, we will head to the highlands of Santa Cruz, home to the famous Galapagos tortoises. Hiking through a picturesque landscape with these giant creatures is an unforgettable experience! We will also see other highland wildlife such as pintail ducks, egrets, fly...
Bartolome is a small Galapagos Island located northwest of the Itabaca Channel. It’s among the most famous of all the islands, due to its impressive volcanic landscapes and the wildlife species that inhabit the island. The other-worldly landscape explain all we need to know about the origins of the island. The summit trail begins at the dock, with its accompanying sea-lions greeting us on arrival. The trail twists and turns uphill over volcanic ash and old craters. The only vege...
After breakfast, we will walk through a dry forest to Tortuga Bay, a spectacular white sandy beach and the nesting site of marine turtles. This beautiful beach is perfect for swimming or snorkelling. In the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy Puerto Ayora.
Today we will leave these amazing Islands to head back to the capital. There will be a final opportunity to take some photos of the sea lions before we fly back to the mainland. We will arrive at the hotel before heading out for our final evening in Quito!
Today is the final day of this spectacular 10 day luxury Ecuador and Galapagos tour. We will collect you from the hotel to head to the airport for your flight back home or to your next exciting destination!