Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

7 Days / 6 Nights - Guayaquil, The Galapagos Islands

Day 1: Arrival Guayaquil

Upon arrival, our collaborators offer a welcoming reception and will transfer from airport to the hotel in Guayaquil. Detailed program explanation and hotel registration assistance is offered.

Overnight at Unipark or similar in Guayaquil

Meals included: None

Day 2: Guayaquil - The Galapagos Islands

At proper time, assistance and transfer from hotel to airport in Guayaquil in order to take the flight to the Galapagos Islands.

THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Located in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 kilometers from the South American mainland, this Ecuadorian Archipelago, made of 14 major islands and more than 60 smaller islands and islets, surrounded by its Marine Reserve, the world’s second largest, is known as a "Living Laboratory” or "Showcase of Evolution”…
The combination of converging marine currents, a volcanic geological structure and their oceanic isolation has resulted in this "melting pot" of unique species, found nowhere else on earth. Some of the most notorious samples are the marine iguanas, the giant tortoises (called "Galapagos”) and the 13 varieties of Darwin’s finches.

This uniqueness inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, following his visit to the islands in 1835. Since then, they have become a Mecca for scientific investigation. Today, as a strictly protected National Park and the world’s first natural area designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Galapagos are also one of the world’s most fascinating tourist destinations and a true Wonder of Nature…

Arrival in San Cristobal Island and after comply arrival procedures: Migration, Ingala TCT cards (USD$20.00 at the moment), payment of Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US$100 USD at the moment), you will be transferred to your hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at Casa Blanca or similar in San Cristobal Island

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3: The Galapagos Islands

Day at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight at Casa Blanca or similar in San Cristobal Island

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4: The Galapagos Islands

Day at leisure to explore the island on your own.

Overnight at Casa Blanca or similar in San Cristobal Island

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5: The Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in San Cristobal Island. (Just driver in Spanish)

Check- in for your flight to Guayaquil.

Upon the arrival in Guayaquil, passengers will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Unipark or similar in Guayaquil

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6: Guayaquil

At scheduled time, you will enjoy the city tour of Guayaquil.

This cosmopolitan city is the largest port in Ecuador and offers what any major city on the world can. Rich historical background, wonderful museums, a handsome modern district with great shopping and good restaurants; a prosperous city leading the economy of the country, which displays great pride. Have also a number of historical places either by car like the Centenario or Las Peñas neighbourhood and on foot like the riverfront or Malecon. Another great place to discover!

Overnight at Unipark or similar in Guayaquil

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7: Guayaquil - Departure

At proper time, you will be transferred to the airport in Guayaquil to take your international flight.

Meals included: none

** END OF TOUR ARRANGEMENTS WITH SITA**

Optional tours:

1. San Cristobal Interpretation Center + Frigate Hill (half day) $ 121.00 net rate per person(sharing basis)

Our first stop will be the impressive San Cristobal Interpretation Center where we learn about the volcanic formation of the Galapagos archipelago and the unique evolution of life on the islands. Our walk this afternoon is along trails of lava rock into dry forest of cacti, acacia, Palo Santo, Galapagos cotton, and other endemic vegetation and features splendid views of the rugged coastline. As we approach Frigate Hill, be on the lookout for blue footed boobies, the magnificent frigate bird, Darwin finches and much more.

2. Full day tour to Isla Lobos & Playa Ochoa $ 131.00 net rate per person (sharing basis)

IMPORTANT NOTES

**All excursions in the Galapagos Islands are provided in sharing basis with bilingual English/ Spanish speaking guides, in groups of maximum 16 passengers.

**The Galapagos National Park is the organism who regulates the visits in the Islands in order to avoid any damage in the environment. According to its regulations all boats in Galapagos have been assigned the visiting sites for every day in the week which means that the availability of visits per island is limited and all excursions are subject to availability.

Ochoa Beach is an amazing coral beach located at 30 minutes from Puerto Baquerizo village, colonies of sea lions, phantom crabs, blue footed boobies, frigates and other species are commonly seen in this area, its calm waters permits to practice snorkeling and observe rays, turtles and tropical fish. Isla Lobos is a small islet separated from the coast by a channel in this island you can observed marine iguanas, lava lizards, seagulls, and several species of shore birds.

Note: Optional excursion will operate with a minimum of two passengers.

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  DATES & RATES FOR 2018 (LAND ONLY)      
       
  Arrive Depart Dbl Occ Sgl Occ      
  Jan 20 Jan 26 $762 $1,046      
  Feb 12 Feb 18 $762 $1,046      
  Mar 14 Mar 20 $762 $1,046      
  Apr 13 Apr 19 $762 $1,046      
  May 12 May 18 $762 $1,046      
  Jun 06 Jun 12 $762 $1,046      
  Jul 09 Jul 15 $762 $1,046      
  Aug 17 Aug 23 $762 $1,046      
  Sep 16 Sep 22 $762 $1,046      
  Oct 06 Oct 12 $762 $1,046      
  Nov 20 Nov 26 $762 $1,046      
  Dec 08 Dec 14 $762 $1,046      
       
  Solo traveling alone supplement is available on request.      
       
  Not included: Any airfare, optional tours, tips, personal expenses etc.      
           
           
           
           
           
           

Included

  • All services, lodging, food, and beverages mentioned in the trip description, plus taxes, tourist tickets, and entrance fees.
  • All excursions in mainland are accompanied with an English speaking guide according to the itinerary (private basis)
  • All excursions in the Galapagos Islands are accompanied with an English speaking guide according to the itinerary (sharing basis)
  • Our prices include entrance fees and tourist ticket costs to determined historical, natural, or religious landmarks that are managed by the local authorities in many cases. Costs may increase without prior warning. Condor Travel will notify you of these immediately and adjust the prices accordingly.
  • Luggage porter age at airport only (2 pieces of luggage p/p). At Guayaquil airport passenger should bring their luggage up to the vehicle as porters are not allowed in this airport
  • Hotel Municipal tax for overnight in Guayaquil only