TTE.304 Total Ecuador

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

13 Days 12 Nights

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13 Days + 12 Nights - TURALEZA TOURING

Ecuador Total

Program includes:   

  • Tourist transport throughout the tour.
  • 3-night accommodation at the Hotel of your choice, in the city of Quito
  • 1-night accommodation at the Hotel of your choice, in the city of Riobamba.
  • 1-night accommodation at the Hotel of your choice, in the city of Cuenca.
  • 2-night accommodation at the Hotel of your choice, in the city of Guayaquil.
  • 4-night accommodation at the one of your choice, in the city of Galapagos.
  • Daily breakfasts.
  • National Tourism Guide during the trip.
  • Visit to the city of Quito and the Mitad del Mundo.
  • Visit to the cities of Ambato and Riobamba.
  • Andean train in the area of ​​Alausí – Sibambe – Alausí.
  • Visit to the city of Cuenca.
  • Visit to the archaeological complex of Ingapirca.
  • Visit to the city of Guayaquil.
  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport in Galapagos
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  • Navigable visit to Isabela Island.
  • Visit to the upper part, lava tunnels.
  • De los Alemanes beach, salt mines, cracks.
  • Gemelos (Twin) craters.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Galapagos.
  • Hotel taxes.

Tentative itinerary

Day 1. Quito transfer in.

Reception at the airport and transfer to chosen hotel

 

Day 2. Quito city tour and Mitad del Mundo.

At first we pick you up at the hotel to head towards the historic center of the city, a captivating urban jewel that has the largest and best-preserved colonial enclave in Latin America, and the very first city in the world to be declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978. The tour starts at the Guápulo Viewpoint where you can see the Church and Convent of the same name.

Then, the tour takes Av. 12 de octubre in direction to the National Assembly, where there is a mural with a historical review of the Country. We continue the Alameda park, which is one of the first parks in the city. We arrive at the unique Basilica of the National Vow, different due to having gargoyles in the shape of animals of the Ecuadorian fauna as part of the decoration of the Church. We will have a brief stop and explanation; we continue towards the Plaza de la Independencia, where we must walk. We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Church of the Sagrario, the Company of Jesus, and the Church of San Francisco (It does not include tickets.) We return to our transport to visit the Panecillo viewpoint, from where you can see the whole city, in its four cardinal points.

Afterwards, we head north and towards the “Mitad del Mundo City” (includes entrance) where there is the monument that commemorates the arrival of the French Geodesics who together with Pedro Vicente Maldonado in the colonial era made measurements to determine the center of the world.

In this place you have the possibility to change hemispheres with a single step. Inside the monument there is a recount of the Ethnic groups that exist in the country. You can visit the Intiñan Museum (Tickets not included). Here you can carry out different entertaining and exclusive experiments due to the fact of being in the middle of the equator. Return to the hotel.

 

Día 3. Quito – Otavalo.

We leave the city through the “Panamericana Norte” highway with panoramic view of the city. We will stop at Guayllabamba where you can taste the “custard apples” typical fruit of the area. We will cross the equator through the town of Cayambe where our guide will give us a delicious biscuit and “leaf cheese”, typical products of the area. We will stop at the Lago San Pablo viewpoint, in order to photograph it and observe the majestic Imbabura Volcano. We continue until we reach Otavalo. The Handicraft Market of this town is possibly the best known in South America, and every Saturday it is packed with different stands where there are hand-made creations made the indigenous Otavaleños. From jewelry, ceramics, tapestries, embroidery, hats, paintings to even musical instruments are offered. The mixture of colors, smells and sounds that invade the Plaza de Los Ponchos is a spectacle. Later, we will visit the town of Cotacachi, where we can see items made of leather and have free time for lunch (not included). Return to the city of Quito.

 

Day 4. Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba.

We leave the city through the “Panamericana Sur” highway on the route called Avenida de los Volcanes, if the weather allows it, we can admire the beauty of some majestic volcanoes. We will continue towards the “Cotopaxi” Volcano which is 5,897 m. tall and is the second highest active volcano in the country. This mountain has a conical shape with a large black spot near the top. This is a smooth stone called “Yanasacha” that doesn’t allow snow to stick to its surface. In this place you will visit the Museum of the Cotopaxi National Park, place where animals from the area are exposed. Next there is a stop at the Limpiopungo Lagoon. If time allows, we will visit a hacienda that cultivates roses for exportation, where we can learn all the different stages of their growth and production, finishing with a taste of rose liquor and many other rose-based products. We will have free time for lunch and afterwards we will head towards the city of Riobamba. Accomodation in a colonial hacienda.

 

Day 5. Train Alausí – Sibambe – Alausí – Cuenca

Very early in the morning we will have breakfast and head towards the city of Alausí. We will take the Train to enjoy the route known as the Devil’s Nose (nariz del diablo), one of the greatest railway feats of Ecuador. We will come back to Alausí on time for lunch (not included). Then we will travel to Cuenca city; on our way we will visit the largest existing Inca Archaeological Complex. It has survived since the 15th and 16th centuries, has an elliptical shape and its name, given by the Cañaris, means Inca Stone Wall. It is presumed that because this was a place where the king was received, it should have all the necessary comforts for the him and his soldiers. Trip continues to Cuenca. Accomodation.

 

Day 6. Cuenca.

Breakfast at the hotel. We got to know the city visiting the Calderón Park, the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral, the flower park, the City Museum, (includes tickets) Cañarí-Incas de Todos los Santos Ruins, Tomebamba River Ravine and the Mirador of the Turi. Free time, in the afternoon we will go to the city of Guayaquil, which is on the Ecuadorian coast, for this purpose we will pass through the Cajas National Park, which is the most important Lacustrine Complex in the Country. Arrival to the city, free time to rest. Accommodation.

 

Day 7. Guayaquil City Tour

Breakfast. Tour of the main streets and avenues of the city, visit to Simón Bolívar Park, El Malecón 2000, the docks and the Rotonda (with the statues of Bolívar and San Martín). Visit the Colonial neighborhood of Las Peñas, where you can admire its wooden architecture and art galleries, as well as a beautiful panoramic view of Guayaquil, from the Fort Santa Ana, Guayas. Return to the hotel and free afternoon for personal use. Accommodation.

 

Day 8. Guayaquil transfer out and transfer in Galápagos

Departure to the Galapagos Enchanted Islands, arrival at Baltra Island airport. Reception at Baltra airport where our guides will transfer you to Santa Cruz to have our accommodation and lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Station, an interpretation center where we will meet the Galapagos Giant Turtles in captivity; we will also see land iguanas and a variety of endemic cactus. Return to the hotel.  Accommodation.

 

Day 9. Upper land – Lava tunnels – Wild turtles  

Breakfast. We will head towards the upper part in a 25-minute car ride, where we will visit a Ranch. Here we can observe giant turtles in their natural habitat, we will then visit Lava Tunnel where we can observe ancient minerals from the volcanic rock of the island, and finally we will visit the Gemelos (twin craters), two subsidence of land. Return to the hotel and accommodation.

 

Day 10.- Bay Tour and Tortuga Bay Beach

Breakfast. At 08h45 we will departure to the pier to get inside  boat and have the bay tour, where you will visit different points like the wolf habitat, the shark canal, the dog beach, the love canal, the Franklin Bay and the cracks where snorkeling will take place.

(It is important to wear shoes fit for walking)

In the afternoon we will visit the Tortuga Bay beach, one of the most beautiful ones. Here you can snorkel and see diverse marine species, enjoying a relaxing time.

Recommendation: be 15 minutes early in the dock to head towards the beach. Take water and snacks needed because there is nowhere to buy them.

 

Day 11.- Full day Santa Fe Island

Breakfast. We will have a 45-minute boat trip to visit Santa Fe Island, where you can appreciate and learn about the Galapagos marine life. Here you can see a wide variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, marine iguanas and have the experience of swimming with sea lions. There is also an excursion to Playa Escondida (hidden beach) where you can take a walk to observe the flora of the island and enjoy the colonies of marine iguanas. In this heavenly beach you can have a moment of absolute relaxation. Return to the hotel and accommodation.

 

Day 12.- Galápagos transfer out, Guayaquil transfer In.

Breakfast. Depending on our flight schedule we will go with our guides to the airport, to return to the continent. Guayaquil, reception at the airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation.

 

Day 13. Guayaquil transfer out

Breakfast. Depending on the flight time, our stuff will take you to the airport.

 

End of services

Departures

Program Does Not Include:

  • Air ticket Quito – Galapagos – Quito.
  • Entrance to the Galapagos National Park. Ecudorians, Adults USD 6.00 & Children USD 3.00. Foreign, USD 100.00 Adults & USD 50.00 Children.
  • Migratory Control Card TCT or INGALA USD 20.00 per person
  • Soft drinks and extra meals not specified.
  • Services or activities not specified in the program
  • Activities not described in the program.
  • Tips

RESERVATIONS, PRICING, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS.

Our way of working is simple and functional, we put at your disposal some of our best programs that are the most functional, but if you want some change or modification, you can write us and it will be a pleasure to put them, this will be done at maximum 24 hours so that you can give the information to the final passengers.

All process from a quote to a reservation must be channeled via email to any of these two accounts, gerencia@turaleza.ec operaciones@turaleza.ec, receptivo@turaleza.ec

The values ​​of this tariff is 10% commissionable for you, it is a confidential rate since we give a better rate to you for being our clients.

Cancellations or refunds will be processed on a case by case basis, except with Cruises or Navigations in Galapagos that will be processed according to the policies of each company. Refunds will be made if the case warrants, but the value to be returned will be made to the contracting company after presenting the letters of request with their corresponding explanation. In no case will reimbursements be made for services NOT used on Tours, Accommodations, Air or Circuit sites.

DOCUMENTS

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The “vouchers” should mention the itineraries according to our confirmation and they should always include the following information.

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PAYMENTS
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PAYMENT METHODS.

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DATA FOR BANK TRANSFER
Beneficiary Bank: Banco Pichincha
Swift: PICHECEQ
Address: Ave. Amazonas N45-45 Y Pereira
Phone: 59322980980
Zip Code: 1701261
Account Name: Turaleza Touring Ecuador Cia. Ltda
Account Type: Current
Province/State: Pichincha
Company Address Calle San juan OE 10120 y Rio Pita
Account Number: 2100104014
Intemediary Bank: City Bank

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We do not receive payment with checks.

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