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Ecuador Circuit 8 Days 7 Nights

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Overview
This tour will take you to the most amazing places of Ecuador, starting in Quito, Cultural World Heritage, capital of the country, then Galapagos Island Natural World Heritage and it´s unique beauties.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer In Quito

Stop At: Quito Airport Shuttle, Suiza 227 y Eloy Alfaro, Quito 170150 Ecuador
Transfer from Quito Airport to the hotel of your choice.

Night at the hotel of your choice in the city of Quito.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Quito, hotel of your choice

Day 2: City Tour + Middle of the world

Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
We start the tour, at the set time, from the hotel lobby, to go to the Historic Center of Quito through the church of the Basilica of the National Vote to the Plaza de la Independencia through the colonial streets followed by a walk through the Cathedral , the Government and Archbishop's Palace, the church of the Company of Jesus, where you can appreciate its ornaments and gold altars, the Tabernacle and the church of San Francisco. Finally, we will take the Mirador del Panecillo where the sculpture of the Virgin Mary is located where we can admire a beautiful landscape of QUITO Colonial and modern.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Intinan Museum, Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
Afterwards, we will go directly to the Intiñan Museum, where they will really feel in the Middle of the World, then we will head towards the "Middle City of the World" where they will visit their shops and a representation of the cities of the colonial era. In addition, they will observe the monument that divides the northern hemisphere of the southern hemisphere of the planet, where they can be creative at the time of taking photographs. At the end of the activity we will initiate the return to the hotel where you are staying.

Night at the hotel of your choice in the city of Quito
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian Menu Available upon confirmation.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Quito, hotel of your choice.

Day 3: Cotopaxi Full Day

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
The departure from Quito is at 8:00 a.m. approx. through the Panamericana Sur highway; Admiring the beautiful Andean landscapes, you will arrive at the National Park and with its interpretation center you will meet the animals of the area. Therefore, they will have a stop in the Limpiopungo Lagoon where the reflection of the Cotopaxi volcano makes it an ideal place to photograph landscapes. Finally, they will arrive, to rest and enjoy nature, to a hotel-refuge where they will have the opportunity to acquire and taste a delicious and hot traditional lunch. Return to Quito.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian Menu Available upon confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Quito, hotel of your choice

Day 4: Transfer Out Quito + Transfer In Galapagos + Santa Cruz High Part

Stop At: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
At the indicated time, we will meet at the hotel lobby to go to the Guayaquil airport and take the flight to Galapagos.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
You will arrive at the Baltra airport and have a personalized welcome (sign with your name and companion) to go to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. We will leave the airport to arrive in a bus that will take us to Canal de Itabaca which, we will cross by a barge (the maximum time sailing 10 minutes). When you arrive at Santa Cruz Island, we will start the tour through what is called the upper part of the island. We will take the road to visit three places, the twins (geological faults), the ranch where you can see the Galapagos turtles and the lava tunnel. These three places of tourist interest are visited autonomously (our driver takes them to the three places and waits for them during the activities). The tour will end at the selected hotel for check-in.

Charles Darwin Station:

At the agreed time, after breakfast, we will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, famous for the captive breeding of giant tortoises, called Galápagos that live an average of 150 years. It was created in 1964, has a Interpretation Center of natural history. The station is the operations center of foreign scientists who come to the islands to deal with research programs.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available upon confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Santa Cruz Island, hotel of your choice

Day 5: Ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela + Wetlands Tour

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
In the afternoon we will go to Puerto Ayora pier where we will take a water taxi to the boat, a trip of approximately two and a half hours, which will take us to Isabela Island. Once on the island, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Wetlands tour
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
The wetlands are a complex of trails, located south of Isabela Island, Galápagos. They have a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular landscapes of the bay. We will visit nine trails that include the following sites: Wall of Tears, Orchilla Hill, estuary, "Poza Redonda" Canal "Poza Escondida" Amor, "Mirador de los Tunos and Pozas Verdes": "La Playita" and the cemetery. After a pleasant time in the wetlands we will return to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian Menu is available upon confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Isabela Island, hotel of your choice

Day 6: Tintoreras island OR Sierra Negra Volcano

Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
We are going to visit a small island called Tintoreras. Navigation (20 min) starts at the dock aboard a small boat. The islet takes its name from the white fin sharks known as Tintoreras. This is considered one of the most fascinating species of Galápagos, in the same area we will find: sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and the peculiar Galapagos penguins. Then we will move to an incoming sea on the islet where you can dive, the site is ideal for this activity due to a variety of fish, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, sharks and beautiful sea lions swimming in the site.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
The Sierra Negra Volcano is considered the oldest volcano in Isabela. The 12-km walk takes about 3 hours. The walk is made on a path of medium difficulty, with a steep slope. The Sierra Negra Volcano has the second longest crater in the world, approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep and is one of the most spectacular views of the Galapagos. The tour continues to the Chico Volcano, where you can feel the hot earth when we approach, because it is a volcano is active. In the afternoon we returned to the hotel.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian Menu is available upon confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Isabela Island, hotel of your choice.

Day 7: Ferry from Isabela to Santa Cruz + Bay Tour

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning from the hotel, at the agreed time, we will go to Isabela dock to take the speed boat to take a water taxi that will take us to Puerto Villamil, which will take us back to the Island of Santa Cruz.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: La Loberia Isla Floreana, islas, Ecuador
In the afternoon we will meet in the hotel lobby to go to the "Lobería", a small island located two miles away, where the sea lions are. They are very friendly and like to swim with people. Next, we will move to the Shark Channel, a fissure or cleft crack formed by the magmatic chamber, where you can observe the completely harmless sharks "TINTORERAS ravine". Among the lava rocks you can also observe oceanic birds. The third destination to visit is the Canal de Amor, another fissure, fantastic for photography of exceptional scenic beauty.

Next, we will go to the "Franklin Bay" where you will find sea turtles, golden stingrays, eagle rays and a mangrove area, where pelicans and herons nest according to the season.

"La Grieta" is the next place to visit. Here take a fifteen minute walk on the lava rocks where you can see the Darwin finches, shorebirds and the lagoon, endemic and native vegetation. The cracks are still the channels of sharks and love, only the interior, where the water is less salty. Here you can do diving and swimming ravine.

Finally, visit "La Playa de los Perros", where you will have the opportunity to walk. This beach is named for the large number of dog crabs found in the area, along with the largest marine iguanas on the island of Santa Cruz. Once all the activities are finished, we will go back to the hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian Menu Available upon confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Santa Cruz Island, hotel of your choice

Day 8: Transfer Out

Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
At the agreed time we will go to the airport to take the return flight End of our services.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available upon confirmation
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick ups are from airport or docks settled in the itinerary
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 3 Nights accommodation Quito - 2 Nights accommodation in Santa Cruz-2Nights accommodation in Isabela
  • The activities that are carried out according to the itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Airport Shuttle
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mariscal Sucre International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
  • Entry/Admission - Sierra Negra
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
  • Entry/Admission - La Loberia Isla Floreana
  • Entry/Admission - Seymour Airport
Exclusions
  • Airplane ticket (if you need information let us know to set it up)
  • Galapagos National Park ticket (USD 100)
  • Other services not specified in the program
  • Extra drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: BM Tours
97 reviews
R3387NZfionas
20
Santa Cruz half day trip
This was a fantastic snapshot of the island with a visit to all the highlights of Santa Cruz! Thank you, we loved
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marcosz840
Brooklyn, New York
10
👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
Hi Travellers! This is Joel. I am finally at home! I am from New York and I spent last week in the Galápagos
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Voyage823279
Springfield, Illinois
10
Don't use BM Tours
I will start by saying that Isabela Island is beautiful. The Sierra Negra volcano tour is amazing. However, this
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ayoop49
Bordeaux, France
10
Amazing
Thank you BM Tours for being so special with us! I was in the Galapagos on november 15th. We are very happy with
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marydK4455NL
Cancun, Mexico
40
Stay away - cancelled us the morning of the tour after we took a two hour ferry to get there
We booked this tour on December 27th. Received an immediate confirmation and paid through Pay Pal - also received
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585angiei
10
Thanks BM Tours it was great!!
Hi, this is Angie from Hong Kong. I was in The Galápagos with my boyfriend last month and I want to let you know
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Lydia G
Chicago, Illinois
31
DO NOT USE this company
This company cancelled two different tours on us within days with notice late the night before and because it was
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pohx
Singapore, Singapore
20
WARNING TO OTHER TRAVELLERS: DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS Company 千万别和这家公司订团!!
*For travellers who have made bookings with this company, you should ask for a refund ASAP* We booked a full day
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818shaynat
20
Scam - TripAdvisor should remove this tour company
This company should not be listed by TripAdvisor. It’s a scam. “4 days” is actually not quite 2.5 days as they
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SkiDocEdzell
Costa Teguise, Spain
8537
Knowledgable guide though felt rushed
Local guide with good English. Good factual information on main sites of interest. Had driver in private car,
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DrLexi
Tennessee
40
Transfer from Santa Cruz to Ferry to Isabela
No one showed up or called despite confirming with us a couple weeks prior. We confirmed pick up with a man named
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John P
60
Not a small group tour
Whilst we did everything promised in the tour description, it was really disappointing that this wasn't a small
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ELMGainesvilleFL
Gainesville FL
273
Interesting and fun
Francisco gave an excellent tour of Guayaquil with opportunities to walk around and see places. He shared history
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lmccombs123
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
52
Water taxi and limited itinerary did not meet expectations
Boat was the size of a water taxi and entry was difficult. Tour was limited to 3 stops very near the harbor which
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MorningstarMarilyn
Park City, Utah
8151
DO THIS BY YOURSELF - Take a taxi, get dropped off, for $3
This is a active turtle sanctuary with plenty turtles in different stages of growing. There is also a walk that
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