11 Days + 10 Nights- TURALEZA TOURING
Quito – Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil
- Air ticket – Quito – Galapagos – Guayaquil
- Transfer – airport – Hotel – Quito / Baltra / Guayaquil airport
- Tour in the city of Quito and the Mitad del Mundo
- Transfer – airport – Itabaca Pier – Airport
- Transfer Itabaca Pier – Hotel – Itabaca Pier
- 2-night accommodation in Quito
- 4-night accommodation in Santa Cruz
- 2-night accommodation in Isabela
- 2-night accommodation in Guayaquil
- Breakfast and lunch
- Santa Fe snack and in bay tour
- During meals according to schedule, unlimited drinks (not alcoholic or bottled).
- Maritime transport according to itinerary (Santa Fe, Bay Tour, Tortuga Bay Beach, Isabela, Santa Cruz)
- Towels on board
- City tour in Guayaquil and Historical Park
- Naturalist guides of the P.N.G.
- Hotel Taxes
- Airport Fees
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.
Day 3. Quito – Baltra – Isla Santa Cruz – Estación Charles Darwin.
Reception at the airport by our National Park guide, transfer to Santa Cruz. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel; lunch. In the afternoon, visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Interpretation Center of the Galapagos National Park, where we will meet turtles and land iguanas. Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 4.- 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 5.- 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. After the tour, the passengers will go to the hotel. In the evening dinner and accommodation.
Day 6.- Santa Cruz – Isabela
After breakfast we will go to the dock to take a sea taxi that will take us to Isabela Island. Here a vehicle will take us to highland of Isabela. This wonderful place is called “Hard Field”. We will learn about the turtle breeding program inside a farm while enjoying the beauty of the place surrounded by native endemic plants.
Afterwards, we will pass through the “Sucre’s cave”, a natural lava tunnel of 480 meters long located in an agricultural area of Isabela, approximately 14 km from Puerto Villamil. Here we will discover endemic vegetation along the tunnel. Finally, we will go to the “Mirador del Mango” (mango viewpoint) a place up in the highlands where there was once a mango tree (a foreign specie introduced into the islands) and from where we can admire the landscapes of Floreana and Santa Cruz. Return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 7.- Isabela
Early in the morning, we will take a boat ride to Los Tuneles, a natural underwater arch with tunnel formations that merge into crystalline blue waters. You will explore the bright landscape and enjoy a wonderful snorkeling time here, considered the most beautiful place to dive.
You will have the opportunity to see whitetip sharks, manta rays, parrotfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, seahorses and green turtles. Upon returning to the hotel, there will be time to relax and enjoy a moment in the pool or on the beach.
Day 8.- Isabela- Santa Cruz
Breakfast, then time to enjoy the hotel, and at the afternoon we will go to the dock and head towards Santa Cruz in a boat.
Day 9.- Twins and Transfer out.
Breakfast. Visit the Gemelos, two fantastic volcanic formations where you can appreciate the exuberant endemic vegetation of the Island; after this, we will go to the airport to fly back to the continent. Reception in Guayaquil and transfer to hotel.
Day 10.- City tour Guayaquil + Historical Park
We will departure from the hotel off to the main streets and avenues of the city. You will visit the Simón Bolívar park or also known as the “Iguana Park”. Advancing on the tour, you will visit “El Malecón 2000”, the docks and the Rotonda (with the statues of Bolivar and San Martín). At the end of the Malecon is the traditional Las Peñas neighborhood, where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of Guayaquil, and from Fort Santa Ana, the Guayas River.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Historical Park, a timeless space where traditions converge with modern tech. A team will guide us through a journey in time, back in the 19th and 20th century. The first developments, solidarity and rebirth of a town after the fire of 1896. Its 8 hectares are divided into 3 sectors: the wildlife zone, the architectural urban zone and the traditional zone.
The Wildlife Zone is the beginning of this journey through time, where we will appreciate the fauna and flora of the coastal region, its characteristic natural environment since pre-Hispanic times, and even touch our natural wealth, as well as understanding the imperative necessity to preserve it.
The Architectural Urban Zone as a second stop, this zone has been the responsible one for rescuing, restoring and rebuilding, not only the buildings of great historical and architectural value built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but also the daily life of the antique Guayaquil.
The Traditional Zone this is the counterpart of the previous one, taking us from the rural life of the coastal agriculture, to the prosperous era of the “cocoa boom”, to the life of the landowner and the worker, represented with great reality, involving us inside in order to rescue our roots and folklore.
Day 11. Guayaquil Transfer out.
Breakfast. Depending on the flight time, our stuff will take you to the airport.
End of services
Program Does Not Include:
- 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.
- Personal expenses
- Water taxi 0.50 cents per trip, to go to the bay tour and Tortuga Bay beach
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