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PRICES
  $1329
Land Only
  $2159 From Miami
  $2154 From New York
  $2233 From Los Angeles
...Call us for other cities
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  (7 Days) Galapagos Yolita $1452

  (8 Days) Galapagos Enchanting Islands $1559

  (8 Days) Quito & Galapagos Island Adventure $1539
 
 
 
 
 
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   [age 2-11]
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  ITINERARY:
Quito-Puerto Ayora
  NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  TRAVEL BY: December-10-18
  BOOK BY: November-30-17
  DEPARTURE DATE: Monday and Wednesday
   
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  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: for Tourist
   
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  • 4 Nights in Quito at Casa Q Hotel
  • 3 Nights in Puerto Ayora at Dejavu Hotel
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  • Daily Breakfast
  • Half Day Old Town Quito City and Middle of the World Tour
  • Tour to Otavalo & Cotacachi Market
  • Tour to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Half Day Quito by Night and Gastronomic Gourmet Tour
  • Half Day Charles Darwin Station Tour
  • Half Day Bay w/visit Tortuga Beach and Bay Tour
  • Visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island Turtle Reserve w/ Lava Tunnels
  • Round trip Airfare Quito to Galapagos Islands when booking with international flight
  • Ground Transfers Throughout the Itinerary
  • English speaking guides and representatives
  • All fuel surcharges, air and hotel taxes are included.
  • Not Included Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100.00
  • Not Included Ingala Tourist Card $20.00
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      DETAILED ITINERARY:
       
      Day 1: USA - Quito
    Upon arrival our representatives will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure to explore the city, visit the museums or take some of our optional tours and activities from Quito.

    Day 2: Quito
    Breakfast. Departure from Quito through The Pan-American North Highway with a brief stop at Cayambe , a town where the famous"Bizcochos de Cayambe " are made. If timing allows, you will stop at the highways mirador to admire and take pictures of the beautiful landscape and snow capped mountains of the zone. Crossing the equatorial line at Guachala (used to be the middle of the world monument) you will head up to Otavalo and make a stop at Mira Lago to take pictures of the beautiful San Pablo Lake. The tour then continues to Otavalo where the Otavalenos (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items. Continuing the trip, you will go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articles, and where you will have free time for lunch.

    Day 3: Quito
    Breakfast. This morning your comprehensive city tour includes visits to residential neighborhoods at the northern end of the city, visiting the Guapulo Mirador, passing through the 12 of October Avenue up to the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress) where the rock murals that are related to the history of Ecuador can be appreciated. The tour will then continue through the Gran Colombia Avenue up to the Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop and next, the San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Quito. After walking through the colonial streets you will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Governments Palace, and the Archiepiscopal palace. Furthermore, you will visit The Company Church where adornments and gold altars can be appreciated, a visit to the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century. And then, you will be heading to the Panecillo Mirador, the most famous hill of Quito, from where a sight of the colonial and modern Quito will be taken. You will then be heading up to the Middle of the World City where the monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern one will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The Ethnographic Museum can be also be visited.

    Day 4 :Quito - Baltra
    Upon arrival Welcome at the Baltra airport, you will be transferred by bus to the tip of the Itabaca canal, where you will proceed by a public ferry service in the Island of Santa Cruz. Our Representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your Hotel located at Puerto Ayora. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the lava tunnels and a Turtle reserve. Visit to the Scientific Charles Darwin Station, where you can learn more about the Galápagos Islands; the species that live in this enchanted place, its origin, the theory of Evolution, the conservation programs, and observe some Giant Turtles in captivity. Overnight at Puerto Ayora.

    Day 5: Puerto Ayora
    Breakfast at hotel. In the morning excursion to Tortuga Bay Beach, after 35minute walk (approx.) we will arrive to this magic place, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos!, with white sand and green mangroves. “Playa mansa” is where we can swim and enjoy of the beach. Free time to eat (lunch is not included). In the afternoon, aboard the yacht for a tour around the bay, starting with a visit to “La Lobería”, named because the vast sea lion colony that live there. Here you will be able to swim or snorkel, play with sea lions, see a variety of fishes and sea turtles. Then we proceed with our tour to the “Canal del Amor”, a marvelous site where nature gives us an unforgettable view; at the end of this channel, just a few meters forward, and a viewpoint where we can observe reef sharks; from here we continue with a short walk to see the marine iguanas that inhabit in “Playa de los Perros”. Punta Estrada will also be visited. Return to Puerto Ayora. This tour only takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

    Day 6: Puerto Ayora
    Breakfast. Day at leisure where we recommend any of our Full day tours to Plazas, Seymour , Bartolome or Florena .

    Day 7: Puerto Ayora-Baltra-Quito
    Breakfast. Day at leisure to explore the city. You can take some of our optional tours and activities from Quito.
     
    Day 8: Quito - USA
    Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport to take your flight at the indicated time.
     
       
       
       
      NOTE: Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice. Blackout days may apply. Taxes not included. Airfares may not be available on all flights and are subject to change without notice. Taxes, Security Fees, Fuel Charges are not included. Airfare based on midweek travel. Weekend surcharge and /or last minute booking fees may apply.  
       

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    PRICES
     
    $1329
    Land Only
    $2159 From Miami
    $2154 From New York
    $2233 From Los Angeles
    ...Call us for other cities
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