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Galapagos - Colonial Ecuador
This tour will take you across the equatorian Andes to the Pacific coast of Guayaquil finishing with a Galapagos cruise journey. Come face to face with Ecuador's most known indigenous towns and people, travel thru beautiful landscapes with towering volcanos, and explore the fascinating Galapagos Islands.
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Galapagos - Colonial Ecuador

Middle of the World Monument


Cotacachi - Imbabura


Otavalo Market


Cotopaxi Volcano


Devil's Nose Train Ride


Cuenca


Galapagos Bartolome Islands


Galapagos Islands Iguanas


Galapagos Islands Darwin's Finch


Galapagos Islands Giant Turtles

Extended Customized Tours
DAY 1
Arrive in Quito. Our Representative will meet and assist you with transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 2
Quito Colonial City Tour. Quito the largest Colonial Town of the Americas, visit The City's Historical Center, the Convent of Santo Domingo one of the best examples of architectural and religious art, Metropolitan Cathedral, Monument of Simon Bolivar, and Independence Square. Finish the day with a visit to the "Middle of the World" Monument, situated at 0'0'0 latitude, take that famous picture with one leg on each side of the equator.
Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight in Quito.

DAY 3
Today Visit:
Peguche Village. Home to the indigenous Kichwa people, known for its beautiful textiles and Andean musical instruments.
Cotacachi Town Located at the foothills of the Cotacachi volcano, famous for it's leather industry, and impressive landscapes.
Magadalena Karanki Among the peaceful slopes of the Imbabura Volcano, home to the indigenous Karanki people, here you will find beautiful embroidery, and learn about their long kept traditions.
Breakfast, Lunch, Diner included. Overnight in Magdalena.

DAY 4
Today Visit:
Otavalo Market. One of the most fascinating and largest indigenous craft markets in the heart of the Ecuatorian Andes.
Chaski Antawa Train Travel aboard while enjoying the magical landscape Arrive in the afro-Ecuatorian village of Salinas surrounded by farms and Sugar cane plantations, this town known for their salt production, visit the Salt Museum. Later transfer to Quito.
Breakfast, Lunch included overnight in Quito.

DAY 5
Today you will visit:
Cotopaxi National Park Here you will find The Cotopaxi volcano one of Ecuador's most active, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and Haciendas.
Banos With magnificent views of the Tungurahua Volcano, relaxing hot springs, walk thru lovely scenery with over 60 waterfalls. Drive south and arrive to the town Riobamba.
Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight in Riobamba.

DAY 6
Highlights of your day:
Riobamba At the foothills of the Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador's highest Peak, enjoy breathtaking views of the volcano along with strolling the streets rich in architectural beauty.
Devil's Nose Train Ride. Travel thru river valleys and up and down slopes, on one of Ecuador's most unique attractions, the train gets it's name because it crosses a wall of rock known as the "Devils Nose". The ride will take you to Cuenca.
Ingapirca Ruins The most important arqueological site in Ecuador, representative Of the Incan civilization.
Breakfast and Lunch included. Overnight in Cuenca.

DAY 7
Today's activities and visits:
Cuenca. Discover this graceful town with cobblestone streets, plazas, and colonial arquitecture. Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
El Cajas National Park. Known for its beautiful landscapes and at least 200 lagoons, the most famous one La Toreadora, this area is an ideal spot to observe birds, many of them endemic to this area. The park is 28,544 hectares home to a large variety of mountain plants many of them rare or endemic to Ecuador, also to highly endangered birds like the South American Condor. This Park is a most for nature lovers.
Breakfast and lunch included. Drive to Guayaquil. Overnight in Guayaquil.

DAY 8
Today transfer to the airport for your two and half hours flight to the Island of Baltra. Our representative will assist you in boarding your Galapagos Cruise. Later visit the Island of Bartolome hike to top for one of the most beautiful panoramic view of the Islands. On the same Island visit the area of Sombrero Chino home to sea lions, and sally crabs and a great beach.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included. Overnight on board.

DAY 9
Today you will visit:
Isabela Island / Urbina Bay. At the foot of the Alcedo Volcano explore the Island's volcanic history, (one of the newest and best examples) the ash beach and coral area, enjoy snorkeling.
Fernandina Island/Espinosa Point. On the northeast part of the Island, here you will find the biggest marine iguanas, piles of them actually, flightless cormorants nesting sites, Sally crabs, and the unique Galapagos penguins.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included. Overnight on board.

DAY 10
Visiting:
Santiago Island/Puerto Egas. A volcanic landscape made up of layers of rocks and lava flows, with dark sand beaches. Great for snorkeling and swimming offering clear waters and the opportunity to see and maybe swim with Fur seals. Great spot to see birds like blue herons, striated herons, yellow-crowned night herons, and you may catch a glimpse of the Darwin's finch.
Rabida Island/Jervis. With the most diverse volcanic rocks, home of saltwater lagoons with Pink Flamingos, Brown Pelicanos you also find blue footed boobies.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included. Overnight on board.

DAY 11
Today you will visit:
Santa Cruz Island, Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station founded in 1959 and dedicated to the protection of the Islands, learn the history of the Galapagos.
Santa Cruz Island/Highlands, hike thru the forest to view the famous giant Tortoises in their natural habitat.
Breakfast, Lunch, Diner included. Overnight on Board.

DAY 12
Hightlights of the day:
Santa Cruz Island/Bachas Beach, white sand beach, encounter many sea birds, Marine iguanas, and sea turtles. Later transfer to the airport in Baltra for your flight back to Quito.
Breakfast Included. Overnight in Quito.

DAY 13
Tour Ends. Our representative will assist you with your arrangements for your flight back home.
Tour Includes:
  • International Flight
  • Domestic Flight
  • All transfers
  • Services of a meet and assist representative
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • First Class Galapagos Cruise
  • All Galapagos Shore excursions by a Naturalist Guide
  • First Class accommodations
  • All guided tours
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