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Galapagos, Otavalo and Amazon Experience

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Galapagos, Otavalo and Amazon Experience

Discover the magic of Ecuador by getting into the compelling natural world of the Amazon, one of the true wonders of the planet. You barely have to leave the hotel to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the River Napo. On your journey learn all about the different local tribes and their cultures. The Ecuador & Amazon Adventure is the perfect combination of wildlife spotting, adventure activities and natural wonders that make Ecuador one of the most highly diverse countries on the planet.

Experience the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of a land-based expedition! The islands offer endless opportunities to witness a unique abundance of wildlife in a setting unlike any other on the planet. This is one of the few places on earth that allows such close and intimate contact with the wildlife. The Galapagos form a natural sanctuary that preserves species, this allowed them to evolve their unique features for countless millennia. This vacation also provides flexible time to spend on your own and explore the sand beaches, trails in the Galapagos forest, and the lots of wildlife. The tour also provides many benefits to local communities and is socially and environmentally responsible

DAY 1 Quito Arrival Day

Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America -declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano.

Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. ADVENTURE JOURNEYS can help you to organize a day trip (please request in advance). In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 18:00 hours. At this time, we will discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.Accommodation: Dann Carlton Hotel.

Day 2 Arrive in the Galapagos-Highlands-Pan Animalia Project Visit

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the Island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to Santa Cruz a nearby island, crossing the narrow Itabaca channel by ferry. From here we will continue by car to our first stop in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

The highlands are home to the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises. Here you will visit a private ranch where you will enjoy lunch before heading out for a walk-in search of the giant tortoises. During this visit, you will also visit some lava tubes, which are formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies.

After this tour, we will visit Pan Animalia Project, a veterinary program we support that aims to promote animal health and welfare through the services it provides at its veterinary clinic in Puerto Ayora with the main goal to reduce the percentage of stray dogs & cats in different towns throughout Santa Cruz Island.

After that, you will continue by private vehicle to your hotel. Here you will have a meet and greet with your local guide who will explain the following days itinerary to you. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to relax and introduce yourself to this beautiful Island.Accommodation: La Casa de Judy or similar

Day 3 Bay Tour Exploration

Today after breakfast you will enjoy a half-day tour of Academy Bay. Be sure to pack everything you need for this trip. Optional snorkel equipment will be provided free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it. During the tour, you will take a boat to the Bay where you can swim and snorkel with all kinds of exotic fish and marine life, as well as the famous sea lions; they are very curious animals and like to approach to swim next to you underwater. Here you can also see the sought-after blue-footed boobies. Afterwards, climb to a nearby viewpoint, and if you are lucky,you can see white-tipped reef sharks swimming in the ocean below.

Afterwards, take a walk along the Playa de los Perros, where many sea iguanas are found basking in the sun. The enormous cacti, the deep, red color of the rocks and the turquoise, sparkling ocean make for great photo opportunities. Accommodation: La Casa de Judy or similar

Day 4 Charles Darwin Research Station Visit

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. We will then visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to Learn more about many of the endemic species seen in the wild, as well as the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the Galapagos Islands.

In the afternoon, you will travel by speedboat to San Cristobal Island. During our island crossing, we will be on the lookout for dolphins and whales (July to October).Once we arrive, we will check in at the hotel.Accommodation: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar

Day 5 San Cristobal-Isla Lobos Excursion

Today after breakfast you will be met and transferred to a dock where you will take a quick boat ride to the nearby Isla Lobos. During this boat trip, observe many marine animals before even setting foot on the island.

Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour where you will have the chance to observe frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, manta, sea lions and sometimes sharks that all inhabit the island and it’s surrounding waters.

The white coral beaches of San Cristóbal are great to walk around, relax and swim at before you return back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.Accommodation: Hotel Blue Marlin or similar

Day 6 San Cristobal -Quito

Enjoy some more free time this morning before transferring to the airport of San Cristóbal. From here, you will take a flight back to Ecuador's mainland. Upon arrival in Quito, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for one more evening at leisure before saying goodbye.Accommodation: Dann Carlton Hotel

Day 7 Free Day in Quito Otavalo lunch with weaving project

Optional full day tours with extra cost per person (minimum of 2 clients required):

Quito City Tour & Middle of the World $80

Mindo Cloud Forest $120

Cotopaxi National Park $95

Quilotoa Loop $115

Day 8 Amazon Exploration

Visit to the Monkey Beach / Entrance to the Lodge in Check In / Lunch /Talk and introduction walk / Practice of the blowgun /Afternoon: Swimming in Private beach / Dinner /Welcome cocktail. Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

Day 9 Jungle Walks - Visit Giant Ceibo

Breakfast / Jungle walk - visit to the giant Ceibo - explanation of medicinal plants- construction of traps / Lunch (at the Lodge) / Afternoon: Cocoa harvest and chocolate making / Dinner / Night walk / Lodging.Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

Day 10 From The Amazon -Back to Quito

Breakfast / Transfer back to Quito. Accommodation: Dann Carlton Hotel

Day 11 Departure and End of Services

Today our trip will end with your International departure. Take your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this spectacular paradise.

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Hotel Dann Carlton Quito

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Hotel Highlights
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi

Bed and Breakfast | Double Room

Quito Dann Carlton offers stylish accommodation a 1-hour drive from Mariscal Sucre Airport. The hotel boasts a panoramic swimming pool, a fitness area and a restaurant to enjoy Ecuadorian cuisine. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Rooms at the Carlton have 5-star decor. They are fully carpeted and styled in elegant tan hues. Amenities include a seating area, work desk and cable TV.

A buffet breakfast is served at Luxemburgo Café restaurant with fresh fruits, coffee and local specialties. The bar invites to an evening of cocktails and live music.

Dann Carlton hotel provides 24-hour assistance and free private parking. The famous city landmark Capilla del Hombre, is only 4 blocks away and Bella Vista Metropolitan Park is a 15-minute walk.

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Hotel La Casa de Judy

Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Hotel Highlights
  • 60 meters from the beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • On site bar

Bed and Breakfast | Double Room

Hotel La Casa de Judy offers free WiFi accommodation in Puerto Ayora. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Rooms at Hotel La Casa de Judy are fitted with air conditioning and have a flat-screen TV. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room includes a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower and shower.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

 

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Blue Marlin Hotel

San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Hotel Highlights
  • Hot tub and swimming pool
  • 300 meters from San Cristobal promenade
  • Wi-Fi

Bed and Breakfast | Double Room

Located in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Hotel Blue Marlin is near the beach. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Galapagos Interpretation Center, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Galapagos National Park and Playa de Oro.

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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa

Ecuador
Hotel Highlights
  • Amazon setting
  • Wildlife viewing
  • forest dining

Bed and Breakfast | Double Room

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa is a luxurious, secluded lodge located on the border of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. It features free transportation from Coca, plus all-inclusive meal plans.

Each room here features bright, modern décor and boasts a private balcony overlooking the lush jungle. They come with a seating area, a fan and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet.

A variety of dishes are available at the on-site restaurant, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the room rate. There is also an on-site bar.

Guests can relax at the on-site spa or try a guided hike or boat ride through the jungle. The property also offers activities like yoga and kayaking.

This property is located about 49.7 miles from the town of Coca, which receives flights from Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito. Transportation is included from Coca to the property.

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  • Round-trip airfare to Quito from various US Airports
  • Intra round-trip flights Quito to Galapagos
  • land and sea transportation
  • Airport transportation
  • 1 Night Quito at Dann Carlton 4 Star Hotel
  • 2 Nights Galapagos La Casa De Judy or similar 3 Star
  • 2 Nights Galapagos Hotel Blue Marlin or similar 3 Star
  • 2 Nights Quito at Dann Carlton 4 Star Hotel
  • 2 Nights Amazon at Amazon Ecolodge
  • 1 Night Quito at Dann Carlton 4 Star Hotel
  • 10 Breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 Dinners
  • Activities, Encounter with indigenous people, trekking and wildlife observation in the Amazon, walking in Santa Cruz Highlands, snorkeling isla Lobos Otavalo lunch and women weaving project.
  • ********NOT INCLUDED********
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD 100 per person
  • INGALA Transit control card USD 20 per person
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Minimum of 6 months validity with one passport page
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Covid Entry Requirements as of 30 Nov 2021
  • All travelers 16 and older must present the following
  • A negative RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel, counting from the time the sample was taken.
  • A vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the Covid-19 Vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel
  • A declaration of traveler health (the declaration is available on the Ministry of Public Health website).
  • Please note, once booked, you will receive your itinerary 14 days prior to departure.

Vacation Highlights

  • Visit a native community in the Amazon Basin and learn about their culture.
  • Enjoy real time encounter with the most amazing wildlife, discover the power of nature with evolutionary changes of such unique animals.
  • Explore the unique wildlife in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Snorkeling with sea turtles, rays and sea lions.
  • Visit the highlands and see giant tortoises.
  • Visit Isla Lobos.
  • Papallacta hot springs spa resort
  • Otavalo Market, experience local timing with a local women and weaving project.
  • Relax on white sandy beaches.
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