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8-Day Tour of Galapagos and Quito Including Hotels and Transfers

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    Day 1: Arrival to Quito and transfer to hotel

    Pass By: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    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).

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 2: Quito City Tour & Equatorial Monument Day Trip (B)

    Pass By: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 3: From Baltra to Isabela Island (L) (D)

    Pass By: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 4: Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)

    Pass By: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    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).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 5: Isabela Island (B) (L) (D)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    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”.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 6: Santa Cruz Island (B) (L) (D)

    Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 7: Transfer Out Baltra Airport – Transfer to Hotel in Quito (B)

    Pass By: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in selected class hotels.

    Day 8: Transfer Out to Quito Airport

    Pass By: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Depending on your departure time of your international flights, you will be picked you up from your hotel to Quito Airport.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito Ecuador on Day 1 and Baltra Aiport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos Islands on Day 3.

    NOTE FOR GALAPAGOS FLIGHTS: Please, make sure you book an early flight of arrival to on Day 3 (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.

    Address: Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito Ecuador

    Baltra Airport (GPS) - Baltra Island, Galapagos.

    Directions: Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito Ecuador

    Dates: Every Day

    Return point: Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito Ecuador

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GALAPAGOS FLIGHTS: make sure you pick a late flight for your return to Quito from Galapagos on the last day (Day 7) of the galapagos tour (departing later than 12:30 pm)

    Airports

    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre in Quito Ecuador
    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GALAPAGOS FLIGHTS: make sure you pick a late flight for your return to Quito from Galapagos on the last day (Day 7) of the galapagos tour (departing later than 12:30 pm)
    Inclusions
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 3 nights accommodations in double room sin 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
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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)
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • 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.
    • Important Remarks:
    • Hotel Selection:
    • The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose (Tour Options). Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels (belonging to the class chosen) are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic Class, Tourist Class, Tourist Superior Class and First Class. All the hotels have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.
    • Restaurants in Galapagos
    • This also depends on the chosen hotel class, as not all hotels have restaurant services. Meals are served in the “meal of the day” style; however, if you choose First Class hotels you will have more variety and gourmet-style meals. By patronizing local restaurants we contribute to the local economy and support sustainable tourism.
    • Guides in Galapagos
    • Guides will accompany you throughout all excursions and visits. They will not go with you on the speedboats between islands either. Guides are certified by the Galapagos National Park - if you feel that their guidance does not meet your expectations, feel free to leave a complaint at the National Park Direction to help improve the quality of service in the islands.
    • Public Speedboats
    • It is recommended that you take a seasickness pill if you are sensitive to sea-sickness before each ride between islands. It is also recommended that you carry on small plastic bags in case of seasickness.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    nature Galapagos with help of maria arranged a memorable vacation we had the opportunity to see amazing sights and wildlife. the tour was organized like clock work. i do not think i would be able to arrange anything like this on my own. we visited 4 islands had great food. i
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    Response from NikolayMancheno, Gerente at 8-Day Tour of Galapagos and Quito Including Hotels and Transfers
    Responded 6 May 2019
    Dear Ashish, Thank you so much for having taking precious time to post your comments about your trip to Galapagos with us!! María told us about the great tailor-made itinerary proposed. We were delighted to offer our help being arranging 9 amazing days in Ecuador + Galapagos. We are conscious that, when an itinerary is customized, we have to put an extra effort so that all activities are planned like military timings, as those are managed differently than our regular plans. We appreciate you recommend us to your friends and all people in general. It's really recomforting reading this and we intend to keep on offering services with such great feedback from your side. Warmest Wishes NATURE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR TEAM
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