Ecuador & its Galapagos Island Air & Land Special

7 Days / 6 Nights - Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

Day 1 - Depart North America / Guayaquil or Quito

Arrive Guayaquil or Quito. You are welcomed at the airport and transferred to GRAND HOTEL GUAYAQUIL or HOTEL in QUITO. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - Guayaquil or Quito / Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal) flight

You will be assisted and transferred to the airport for your flight to San Cristobal.

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 purchasing your Migration, Ingala TCT card ($20.00 cash payable directly) and the payment of Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee ($100 Cash payable directly), you will be transferred to HOTEL CACTUS. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 3 - Galapagos Islands

Day at leisure to explore the island on your own. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Optional tour:

1) San Cristobal Interpretation Center + Frigate Hill (half day) $ 172.00 per person(private 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.

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

Day 4 - Galapagos Islands

Day at leisure to explore the island on your own. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Optional tour:

1) Full day tour to Isla Lobos & Playa Ochoa $ 185.00 per person (sharing basis):

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. 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.

Day 5 - Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal) / Guayaquil or Quito by flight

Departure transfer to airport for your flight to Guayaquil or Quito. Met upon arrival and transfer to GRAND HOTEL GUAYAQUIL or a HOTEL in Quito. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 6 - Guayaquil or Quito

Day at leisure. Late in the evening transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination. (B)

Optional tour: Half day guided city tour $75.00 per person

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 neighborhood and on foot like the riverfront or Malecon. Another great place to discover!

Day 7 - Guayaquil or Quito / North America

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  2017
     
  Ex FLL    
  Depart USA Return USA Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
  May 15 May 21 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Jun 12 Jun 18 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Jul 17 Jul 23 $1,396 Per person $262      
  Aug 14 Aug 20 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Sep 11 Sep 17 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Oct 16 Oct 22 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Nov 13 Nov 19 $1,799 Per person $262  
  Dec 11 Dec 17 $1,799 Per person $262  
           
  Ex JFK      
  Depart USA Return USA Dbl Occ Sgl Occ      
  May 15 May 21 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Jun 12 Jun 18 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Jul 17 Jul 23 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Aug 14 Aug 20 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Sep 11 Sep 17 $1,610 Per person $262      
  Oct 16 Oct 22 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Nov 13 Nov 19 $1,999 Per person $262      
  Dec 11 Dec 17 $1,999 Per person $262      
           
  INCLUDES AIR. Airfare and taxes are subject to change unless air seats are booked and issued.    

Included

  • Standard accommodation at hotels as indicated or similar with private facilities
  • Coach class international airfare ex FLL or JFK.
  • Coach class internal airfare.
  • Meals as indicated: B = breakfasts daily
  • Shared arrival & departure transfers
  • Shared sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guides during touring

Not Included

  • Migration Ingala Tax ($20 per person) Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 per person), Any optional tours, tips, personal expenses etc.