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Wonders of Ecuador is a Fixed Departure Small Group Tour.

Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil
Day 2: Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz Island)
Day 3: Galapagos Islands: Bay Exploration
Day 4: Galapagos islands: Full Day Navigation
Day 5: Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

*Inquire about our extensions to Quito (3 Days - 2 Nights) & Guayaquil (3 Days - 2 Nights)

**This program can also be combined with some of our other regional Fixed Departures Small Group Tours, as follows:

Wonders of Ecuador + Wonders of Peru (Lima - Sacred valley of the Incas - Machu Picchu - Cusco)

  • Tuesday: Arrival to Guayaquil

    Arrive into Guayaquil today.

    Upon arrival to Guayaquil, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in.

    Balance of the day at leisure.

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Unipark or Similar

    First Class: Wyndham or Similar

  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz Island)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take flight to Galapagos.

    Suggested flight (subject to change) from Guayaquil:

    XL1413 GYE/GPS   1115-1212 – not included

    Arrival in the Galapagos. English speaking assistance.

    Today we arrive on Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. This tiny island was a military base during the Second World War and hosts the Islands’ principal airport. The airport was built using the most advanced environmental techniques to reduce emissions and energy use, some of which you’ll notice as you transit through the facility. It was the first ecological airport in the world. Ferry to Santa Cruz Island.

    Afterwards drive to our exclusive giant tortoise reserve where our tented camp is located. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the ocean, Magic Galapagos Tented Camp will be our home for the night. The sounds of nature will be our lullaby in the evenings, and the Milky Way will be our night-light. We’ll be able to feast our eyes on the mountains and forest surrounding the lodge, and enjoy the peace of having the entire hillside to ourselves, with the exception of seasonal resident giant tortoises.

    Watching the colorful sunset from Magic’s western perch is the perfect segue into evening.

    Dinners are scrumptious three course affairs, prepared by expert chefs in an open-air kitchen in the main lodge.

    A favorite post-dinner activity is a short walk to the natural lava tubes on the reserve for a nightcap in the one-of-a-kind ‘Lava Lounge!’ It’s the perfect spot to relax around the fire and share stories from the day’s adventures.

    *Check in at Galapagos Magic Tented Camp is at 3pm. If guests are arriving earlier, the transfer included in the program will drive them to Puerto Ayora (not to the hotel). Lunch is not included this day, so you can take advantage of your time at Puerto Ayora to explore on your own, and enjoy of a meal in a local restaurant. Luggage will be stored until the moment of the check in, so guests have time to explore on their own Puerto Ayora and have lunch at town (not included). Later, a taxi will pick them up to be transferred to Galapagos Magic.

    **Magic Galapagos doesn’t have an open restaurant. Breakfasts and dinners are included with the stay. Lunch is only available upon request, with previous notification.

    Overnight at Galapagos Magic (double tree house) and optional upgrade to (double tent).

    **Note: Some departures have limited availability at Galapagos Magic. Whenever unavailable, this night will be changed to your selected hotel in Puerto Ayora and an extra visit to El Chato turtle ranch will be included to round off the experience. In this case, dinner will be on your account.

    Please, confirm availability at the time of booking.

    Included: transport, English speaking guide and lodging

    Meals included: Breakfast and dinner (*only when lodged at Galapagos Magic).

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Galapagos Magic - Tree house

    First Class: Galapagos Magic - Standard tent

  • Galapagos Islands: Bay Exploration

    This morning we will join a Puerto Ayora’s bay exploration, at the main dock we will have a quick 10-minute navigation to la Loberia Island named after a sea lion colony that inhabits there. This small island is a great place to snorkel in amongst sea turtles and a great variety of colorful fish, and for playing with the ever-friendly and inquisitive sea lions.

    Our next stop will be a hike to the Túnel del Amor (lover’s tunnel) with a great viewpoint from where if lucky you can watch resting white-tip sharks. On the way back we will visit Punta Estrada’s dock, where we’ll go on a walk to watch marine iguanas.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Hotel Fiesta or Similar

    First Class: Hotel Ikala or Similar

  • Galapagos islands: Full Day Navigation

    Daily Tour on board a motor yacht (shared basis excursion)

    Embark our motor yacht and enjoy of a daily excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style.

    Our daily excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat´s weekly itinerary. We may visit North Seymour and Bachas, South Plazas, Santa Fe Island or Bartolome and Sullivan Bay, according to boats’ schedules allowed by the National Park.

    Later, drive to Puerto Ayora to spend the night.

    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch on board

    ACCOMMODATION:

    Tourist: Hotel Fiesta or Similar

    First Class: Hotel Ikala or Similar

  • Saturday: Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil

    After breakfast, transfer to Baltra´s airport to take flight back to continent.

    Suggested flight (subject to change) to Guayaquil XL1412 GPS/GYE 1255-1547 – not included

    Arrival in Guayaquil and international connection (or extension of your trip).

    Meals included: Breakfast

HOTELS BY CATEGORY TOURIST FIRST CLASS
Guayaquil Unipark or Similar

Standard room

Wyndham or Similar

Standard room

Galapagos Galapagos Magic or Similar

Tree House

Galapagos Magic or Similar

Standard tent

Puerto Ayora Fiesta Hotel or Similar

Standard room

Hotel Ikala or Similar

Standard room

  • Package cost based on Hotel category Tourist from USD $1380 per person / Single supplement USD $399
  • Package cost based on Hotel category First Class from USD $1,520 per person / Single Supplement USD $470
  • Hotel accommodation quoted in Standard rooms unless specified otherwise
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, will provide the best possible alternative.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary
  • Shared transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Local English speaking guides in each locality
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Package cost based on Hotel category Tourist from USD $1380 per person / Single supplement USD $399
  • Package cost based on Hotel category First Class from USD $1,520 per person / Single Supplement USD $470

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees to the Galapagos Islands

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES FROM JANUARY UNTIL DECEMBER 2020

Month Arrival Departure
Tuesday Saturday
January 7-Jan 11-Jan
February 28-Jan 1-Feb
March 10-Mar 14-Mar
April 14-Apr 18-Apr
May 28-Apr 2-May
May 26-May 30-May
June 23-Jun 27-Jun
July 14-Jul 18-Jul
August 28-Jul 1-Aug
August 11-Aug 15-Aug
September 1-Sep 5-Sep
October 29-Sep 3-Oct
November 10-Nov 14-Nov
December 8-Dec 12-Dec

 

NOTES

  • Minimum 02 passengers need it to operate.
  • Maximum group size is 20.
  • This is not a fully escorted tour.
  • Local English guides are used in each different location.
  • We can purchase all flights on your behalf.
 
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  • A LOVELY PERSONALIZED ITINERARY
  • A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT
  • YOUR OWN TRAVEL SPECIALIST
  • EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR HOLIDAY COVERED
  • WE RESEARCH EVERY OPTION