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The Best of Ecuador: Amazonia & Galápagos

9 Days / 8 Nights - Starting at $2099

Quito - Amazonia - Galápagos

Daily departures
Book through November 2013 and SAVE $350 per person

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INCLUDES:

  • 2 Nights in Quito
  • 3 Nights at the Cuyabeno National Park with full board and tours
  • 3 Nights Galapagops Islands package with all meals and boat tours to Floreana & Isabela Islands
  • Quito City Tour with lunch
  • All airport transfers & transportation between destinations

PRICES* 
Land Only $2099
From Miami $2729
From New York $2929
From Los Angeles $3099
From Chicago $3079


DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN QUITO - A representative will be waiting at the international Airport for your meet and greet and will transfer you to the selected hotel in Quito.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD MONUMENT - After breakfast, you will be transported back in time a couple of hundred years while driving around the colonial section of Quito. Your English speaking Guide will explain you the history of different architectural monuments like the Basilica church, Independence Square, with the Presidential Palace and the colonial Churches. Furthermore you will learn how to do Quesadillas a delicious dessert, typical of Quito and you will take home the secret recipe before you drive up to “Ichimbia” Hill to have a spectacular view of Quito. After lunch your city tour ends, with a visit of the monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. Overnight at Hotel in Quito. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 3: QUITO - AMAZONIA - CUYABENO NATIONAL PARK - In the morning you will be brought to the airport and fly to Lago Agrio the biggest city in midst of the rainforest of Ecuador. Upon arrival, your transfer will be waiting for you and it goes on a two hour journey to the entrance of the Cuyabeno River and the national park. After registering yourself in the Park Rangers office and paying the entrance fee ($ 15) your Naturalist Guide will give you information about the Reserve, important recommendations and other tips before beginng the two hours navigation on the Cuyabeno River to reach your Lodge. Overnight at the selected Lodge in Cuyabeno National Park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 4: CUYABENO NATIONAL PARK - After breakfast we will take a hiking tour in the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours, where your guide will explain how the complex tropical ecosystem works. You will be able to learn about medicinal plants and might be able to see some exotic birds or monkeys. We will then return to the camp for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, we will go piranha fishing, have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. With a little luck you can observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree. You will return to the camp for dinner, and take a canoe night ride to look for caimans. Overnight at the selected Lodge in Cuyabeno National Park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 5: CUYABENO NATIONAL PARK - QUITO - Before your trip takes you back to Quito today you can book an early morning bird watching tour. After breakfast you will travel back the Cuyabeno River and Lago Agrio where you will take your flight back to Quito. At arrival in Quito you will transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the selected hotel in Quito. Breakfast and lunch included.

DAY 6: QUITO - GALAPAGOS (Santa Cruz Island) - CHARLES DARWIN STATION – After Breakfast you will brought to the airport to take your flight to Baltra the international Airport on the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival meet and greet with your guide and transfer to the Santa Cruz Island where you will visit the Charles Darwin Station. Visitors learn about natural history, issues concerning the islands, and see the tortoise breeding project at work. Overnight at the selected hotel in Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 7: VISIT FLOREANA ISLAND - After breakfast you take a speed boat to Floreana Islands. The first activity of the day is an exciting snorkeling tour leading you to Champion Bay and Endervy Islet. After enjoying the diversity of marine wildlife your day tour takes you to Puerto Velasco Ibarra for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Floreana highlands and the caves that were used by the pirates years ago. Afterwards return to Puerto Ayora. Overnight at the selected hotel in Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 8: VISIT ISABELA ISLAND - Today you will take a 2 hour boat to the island of Isabela and visit the “Tintoreras” where you will have a second opportunity to enjoy a snorkeling tour. In the afternoon you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center and you will have time to make some pictures of the“Love beach” and the flamingos. Afterwards return to Santa Cruz Island. Overnight at the selected hotel in Santa Cruz Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

DAY 9: GEMELOS - GUAYAQUIL - After having breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Guayaquil. On the way you will make the last stop to visit the twin pit craters “Los Gemelos” a geologic collapse in the middle of the forest “Escalecias” where you will observe endemic vegetation. Connect flight in Quito to return to the USA.
 

LAND ONLY
RATES
SEP 01, 2013 - NOV 30, 2014  
Category DBL SGL TPL
Tourist $2099 $2799 $1949


DBL= Double occupancy SGL= Single occupancy TPL=Triple occupancy

*All government taxes and fees are included.

Airfare Quito - Galapagos Island – Guayaquil is not included in land only prices. Included only when priced along with the international airfare.

Minimium 2 passengers. Special discounts for groups of 4 & up.

All hotel reservations are subject to availability. If room is not available for the desired dates we will confirm a new hotel in the same category and location within 24 hours after your inquiry is received.

SPECIAL SEASON FEE of 10% on the total price applies to all reservations for passengers arriving to Ecuador on any of the following dates:

  • Christmas Season: December 18 thru 31, 2013
  • Easter Season: April 6 thru 13, 2014

Prices in triple occupancy (TPL) are based on lodging in units with 2 double beds (full or queen size) or one twin bed and one double bed. Rooms with three beds might not be available in some hotels or lodges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare Quito - Lago Agrío. Approximately USD $165 per person (Subject to change)
  • Entrance Fee Galápagos National Park USD $100 per person
  • Ingala Card (Transit Control Card Galápagos Islands) USD $10 per person
  • Entrance fee to touristic places in Quito
  • Entrance fee Cuyabeno National Park USD $2 per person
  • Airport departure fees or entry taxes. Passengers must pay $30per person in cash on location.
  • Additional expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, baggage insurance, meals (except as indicated in itineraries) or items of a personal nature.
  • Tips and gratuities of any kind.

Quito

alamedamercure quitoHotel Grand Hotel Alameda Mercure
The hotel offers guests all facilities necessary for business or leisure trips, as well as cultural information about the city, where to eat, what to do and see; we really do keep our promise of making the city yours to explore. Our 147 comfortable rooms with WIFI provide the perfect setting for combining business and leisure, while our 41 Privilege Rooms will give you a more personalized service, adapted to each guest's individual requirements.

Cuyabeno National Park

jamulodge-amazoniaJamu Lodge
Located inside the Cuyabeno Ecological Reserve, full of wildlife and high biodiversity, Jamu Lodge offers outdoor activities, such as bird watching, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and canoeing. All meals are included. The rooms in Jamu Lodge feature private bathrooms and garden views. Jamu Lodge has a restaurant and the accommodations consist of 9 wooden cabins, built in a traditional, rustic style with thatched-roofs and elevated walk-ways. Six of our cabañas are divided into two bedrooms each with two beds and its own private bathroom and shower with hot water. One large cabaña hosts 4 rooms (up to 5 people per room) with space for 20 people in total. In our two-story cabaña you will find our spacious dining area and hammock lounge.

Galápagos - Santa Cruz Island

red-booby-galapagosHotel Red Booby
Enjoy the elegance and excellence of our personalized service. Your stay will be in a familiar environment like home with the warm atmosphere of a great hotel. The Red Booby Hotel is perfectly located in the center of the city of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island five minutes from the Malecón, located in Plazas Avenue and Charles Binford. We offer 27 beautiful rooms with private bathroom, hot water, cable TV and air conditioning.

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Sample prices are per person, based in double occupancy, in US dollars and are not guaranteed until fully paid. Prices with airfare portion include all applicable taxes, charges and government imposed fees. (U.S. departure taxes, federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges and September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport). Additional charges such as insurance, cancellation penalties, change penalties, last minute booking fee, weekend surcharge, delivery charges, holiday blackout dates and other restrictions are NOT included. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class and midweek departure. Air taxes and surcharges vary by airports used and destination. Air fuel surcharge is included in pricing but is subject to increase without notice. Fares and fees are subject to change without prior notice and are not guaranteed until final payment is completed. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day. Therefore, we highly recommend booking in advance to get the best price possible. Likewise, we recommend travel insurance for international trips and verification of tourist visa requirements for your destination. Foreign departure taxes are not included in our tour prices and must be paid prior to departure to the appropriate foreign airport authority.

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