Ecuador & Galapagos Islands with Flights

Price
$11,999 per person
Duration
13 days
Destination
Ecuador

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS Tour of Ecuador with the Amazon, Galapagos Islands & Flights

This stunning 13-day trip includes historic cities, traditional markets, the world’s largest ecosystem and extraordinary volcanic islands. Take a canoe ride into the Amazon rainforest, stay at an eco-friendly resort in the Galapagos Islands and come away with deeper appreciation of Ecuador!
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Immerse yourself in incredible Ecuador. Discover the rich culture, astounding wildlife and diverse landscapes. Explore colonial Quito, stay in an Amazon lodge and visit a local Quechua community. Spend 3 nights on the Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. Here you'll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, learn about the work being done to preserve this pristine environment and see wonderful wildlife in their natural habitat. Experience so much on a perfectly planned itinerary, with all flights included!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Fly to Quito, Ecuador from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
August 8, 2024 12:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Departs in 2024 & 2025: Contact us for your preferred date, prices vary. Booking Code: ECGG13M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Internal flights
  • International flights
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
  • Wildlife viewing
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: From $1900 for private rooms. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extending your stay in South America. Optional Tours: These can be pre-booked to save you money. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote.

Ecuador Tour Overview

Set your “wow” dial to high with this stunning trip that includes historic cities, traditional markets, the world’s largest ecosystem and extraordinary volcanic islands!

Fly to Ecuador and explore the colonial city of Quito. Stand at the Middle of the World Monument. Wander through a indigenous market with wonderful, and some weird, items for sale. Take a canoe ride into the Amazon rainforest and hike in a private nature reserve.

Transfer by boat to the Galapagos Islands, where you’ll have 3 nights on Santa Cruz Island at an eco-friendly seaside resort hotel. This will be your base for exploring the amazing archipelago, where other residents include the Giant Tortoise. Learn about the rich sea life, go snorkelling in calm coves and see the unique wildlife and flora all around you.

This journey through Ecuador will leave you with indelible memories of the country’s rich culture and extraordinary natural wonders!

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Flights – Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane to Ecuador
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • All intra-flights: Quito-Baltra & Baltra-Guayaquil
  • 11 nights accommodation – tourist class to deluxe lodges & hotels, based on twin share
    • 2 nights Quito
    • 1 night Otavalo
    • 1 night Papallacta
    • 2 nights Punta Ahuano (Amazon)
    • 1 night Baños or Patate
    • 3 nights Galapagos Islands
    • 1 night Guayaquil
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 27 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-8)
  • Services of English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos (Days 9-12)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Galapagos National Park fee of $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card fee of $20

Special features

  • Visit Colonial Quito and walk through its cobblestone streets
  • Stand at the Middle of the World Monument, situated at latitude 0º
  • Browse for local goods at the traditional Otavalo Market
  • Stay in the Amazon region, the world’s largest ecosystem
  • Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
  • Tour the Charles Darwin Research Centre to learn about their preservation goals
  • Explore areas with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions

 

Galapagos Giant Tortoise
Get up close and personal in the Galapagos Islands
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • DAY 11
  • DAY 12
  • DAY 13
DAY 1

Fly to Ecuador

DAY 2

Arrive in Quito

DAY 3

Quito City Tour & Visit to the Middle of the World

DAY 4

Otavalo Market, Transfer to Papallacta

DAY 5

Transfer to Amazon Resort

DAY 6

Hike in a Private Nature Reserve

DAY 7

El Pailon del Diablo & Banos

DAY 8

Visit to a Rose Plantation

DAY 9

Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Santa Cruz

DAY 10

Excursion to Divine Bay, Charles Darwin Research Station

DAY 11

North Seymour Island

DAY 12

Port of Baltra, Flight to Guayaquil

DAY 13

Depart Ecuador, Fly to Australia

More about Ecuador

Immerse yourself in incredible Ecuador. Discover the rich culture, astounding wildlife and diverse landscapes. Explore colonial Quito, stay in an Amazon lodge and visit a local Quechua community. Spend 3 nights on the Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. Here you'll visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, learn about the work being done to preserve this pristine environment and see wonderful wildlife in their natural habitat. Experience so much on a perfectly planned itinerary, with all flights included!

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This partially-escorted tour is a fantastic way to see so many of the highlights in Ecuador. Sightseeing, many meals, carefully chosen hotels, local guides and all flights are included.

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Tour departures

The tour departs on select dates from February to December.

Price will vary depending on your travel date. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current cost.
Please contact us for travel options at other times of the year.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is only a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

The tour is partially-escorted: and English-speaking tour manager accompanies the group on days 2-8. Sightseeing is conducted by English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos on days 9-12.

This very active trip covers a lot of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is fast and you will encounter some uneven surfaces, such as sandy and rocky beaches, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A bus ride will take you to Puerto Ayora and then a panga boat ride to your hotel. This tour visits areas of high elevations in Quito (9,300 feet) and in Papallacta (10,600 feet) and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

Early wake-ups are necessary on some mornings to cover the territory. In the Galapagos, it takes approximately two hours, on foot, to get to and from the areas populated with wildlife. You will experience wet landings in water, on sand or rocks and dry landings on wooden docks. The weather in Galapagos is hot, particularly December through June. Getting to the Galapagos requires a flight from Quito to the Island of Baltra, where you will transfer to the Baltra Seaport and travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea conditions, river levels, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

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Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and was correct as of 28 January 2024.

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      Ecuador & Galapagos Islands with Flights

      Price
      $11,999 per person
      Duration
      13 days
      Destination
      Ecuador

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