9-Day Colonial Quito & Galapagos Island Hopping

With this tour you'll enjoy a unique experience of the Galapagos islands, the way we see them: as locals. With this 9 day program your whole trip is arranged, from your Quito airport pick up up to your Quito airport drop off. Flights from and to the Galapagos Islands are included. You stay in tourist – tourist superior class hotel in Quito and the Galapagos and tours and activities are included as well. After 9 days you will have had a great experience at the Galapagos Islands with the highlights of the Colonial capital of Quito.

per adult from

$5,128

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Round trip flights from mainland Ecuador to Galapagos Islands
    • Accommodation in double/single private room at standard tourist class hotels
    • Local naturalist guide (English & Spanish speaking)
    • Snorkeling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins and life vest
    • Transportation on and between the Islands as described in the itinerary
    • Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra airport at your arrival/departure time
    • Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel
    • 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish
    • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Darwin Research Station
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park.
    • Migratory Control Card / INGALA Transit Card $ 20 p.p. cash only
    • Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. cash only
    • Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back)
    • For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November)
    • Optional tips for the guide
    • Personal travel & health insurance

  • Day 1: QUITO ARRIVAL

    Stop At: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
    Today you will be picked up with an English speaking driver from the airport. You will be taken to your hotel in Quito.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Casa Aliso or similar

    Day 2: QUITO CITY & EQUATOR TOUR

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    After breakfast, our guide pick you up to do a City tour in the historical centre of Quito (part of the UNESCO World Heritage list), the Pululahua Crater and to the Equator museum (Inti Nan). You will have a local lunch in the historical center of Quito.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Casa Aliso or similar


    Day 3: QUITO – BALTRA – SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
    In the morning our driver drops you off at Quito Airport from where you fly to the Island of Baltra. At the airport in Baltra, you will meet up with your English speaking guide who takes you in direction to the port of Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). But on the way you will stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz to visit a farm where they have giant tortoises in their natural habitat. You will have a local lunch there (only if you arrive before 14:00 PM). Afterwards, you will be dropped off in your hotel in Puerto Ayora.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Silberstein or similar


    Day 4: CHARLES DARWIN’S STATION – ISABELA – FLAMINGO LAGOON

    Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
    After breakfast you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. It is known for its amazing turtles, born from only 3 inches to 4 feet long. These species of turtles tend to interact with each other and also with humans, showing their head for a pet. The new hatchlings are kept until they are approximately four years old and strong enough to survive on their own. After lunch you will go to Isabela Island by public speedboat (2,5 hours). Upon arrival you have a quick visit to the Flamingo Lagoon.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Volcano or similar


    Day 5: TINTORERAS – WETLANDS

    Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
    Tintoreras Islet is called like this due to a large crack, in which white-tip sharks known as Tintoreras come daily to rest at the bottom. You will have a transport which will take you to the pier of Puerto Villamil, here you will board a boat for 10 minutes to cross to the islet which is located across the bay. It will be necessary for passengers to use walking shoes or sneakers (closed shoes) to cross the volcanic rocks. You can also observe penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and you can go snorkeling with colourful tropical fish while enjoying the beaches of Isabela. After lunch you will have a little break and then you will have a tour to The Wetlands, here you will visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, where you will spot small and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The next activity is a visit to The Wall of Tears.
    * Please have in mind that the total length of the walk in The Wetlands area is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Volcano or similar


    Day 6: SNORKELING IN LOS TUNELES

    Stop At: Los Tuneles, SE Isabela Island Nr. La Union Rock, Puerto Villamil 200250 Ecuador
    In the morning, you will go on a 30 to 40 minute boat ride from Puerto Villamil. The max group size is 10 participants per guide. You will explore the brilliant scenery in Los Tuneles where you will get the chance to spot large quantities of seabirds. This exciting activity takes approximately about 6 hours including the boat rides and a snack before a short hike. The departure time is between 7:00 AM and 11:30 AM and depends on availability and National Park regulations. So, depending on when you will go to Los Tuneles, you can choose to explore Concha Perla by yourself before or after this, since it is very close to the dock. If you would like to do the optional snorkeling there, you can get the snorkel equipment from your hotel and get to chance to spot even more animals.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Volcano or similar


    Day 7: FREE DAY ISABELA – PM BOAT SANTA CRUZ

    Stop At: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
    Today you can relax at Isabela island before you take the public speedboat at 2 PM back to Santa Cruz where you will spend the night.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Silberstein or similar

    Day 8: BALTRA – QUITO

    Stop At: Seymour Airport, Aeropuerto Seymour de Baltra, Isla Baltra Baltra, Ecuador
    After breakfast you will travel to Baltra Airport, and afterwards you take a flight back to Quito where you will be picked up by an English speaking driver / guide.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Casa Aliso or similar

    Day 9: TRANSFER OUT

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    After breakfast you will be taken to the airport.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Quito Airport (UIO)Airports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
    • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
    • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • If you have medical problems we can change your activity on the 2nd day. Please let us know upfront
    • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: round trip flights from and to Galapagos, room type (twin, matrimonial or triple), Whatsapp phone number (in case you use it).
    • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
    • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
    • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
    • Start times are subject to change according to guests flights and time of arrival.
    • The exact amount for the fees mentioned in the 'What's excluded' section will be detailed in the voucher. If you want to know this information beforehand, please contact us through the platform.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the tour. Transportation: In Galapagos navigation boats, all the crew will use biosafety equipment. In Mainland, passengers will be seated skipping a place. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Rebecca Adventure Travel

Activity ID: V-29628P26

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