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Day 1: UP TO THE CAPITAL (QUITO)

Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
Arrival in Ecuador - Arrival at Mariscal Sucre airport in the city of Quito, there you will be greeted by our leading tour that will transfer you to your place of lodging, free afternoon to rest in the hotel facilities.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 2: QUITO / HISTORICAL CENTER - HALF OF THE WORLD

Stop At: Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador
After breakfast, at 09:00 am a guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby and take you to visit the historic center of the city of Quito, during the tour you can visit several historical monuments of the city such as churches and squares, Later, the tour to the Panecillo will continue, which is one of the most important tourist sites in the city, from this place you can get a panoramic view of the south and north of our capital.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
At noon you will have time for lunch (not included), after this you will continue the journey to the Middle City of the World, this place is recognized for being crossed by the equator that divides the planet into 2 hemispheres, here it is built a monument that represents this division, and inside an ethnographic museum that we can visit.
In the afternoon we will return to the hotel
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 3: FULL DAY OTAVALO - COTACACHI - CUICOCHA

Stop At: Otavalo, Otavalo, Imbabura Province
After breakfast At 07:00 am it is the departure from Quito on the Panamerican Highway where we will move to Cayambe, where you can buy and taste the delicious Cayambe Biscuits, with a delicious leaf cheese, or a delicious milk delicacy. We will continue our tour and a brief stop in Miralago to admire a wonderful view of the Lagoons of San Pablo to continue towards the ancestral culture, reaching Otavalo, where we can visit the handmade market of the Ponchos. The market houses a variety of handmade items. (If the passengers wish, it will be decided whether to stay longer on that visit or move to Cotacachi).
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cotacachi, Cotacachi, Imbabura Province
We continue our journey, towards Cotacachi, recognized for its leather clothes and crafts. On the way we will visit the Andean instrument workshop, "Ñanda Mañachi", located in the Peguche area, to spend a special moment with the local people and understand
Andean culture In Cotacachi we have enough time to visit the town and the leather goods stores, as well as free time for lunch (not included).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador
Later, we will visit the Ecological Reserve where the Cuicocha lagoon is located, inside the crater of the Cotacachi Volcano. This originated after a volcanic explosion thousands of years ago.
of years. And if the weather permits, it will be possible to walk through the lagoon with the possibility of sailing in the crater of the volcano in small boats (at an additional cost).
We will return to Quito, dinner (not included).
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 4: COTOPAXI - QUILOTOA

Stop At: Cotopaxi Volcano, Tanicuchi Ecuador
07:00 Departure from Quito with all the luggage to the Cotopaxi National Park, admiring the beautiful Andean landscapes.
Next stop Control of Caspi, for passenger registration we continue to Laguna de Limpiopungo, located at 3,850 m.a.s.l., formed by the melting of the Cotopaxi volcano. Here you can observe the flight of Andean seagulls, the Andean duck and hopefully the condor, we can also observe maroon horses.
On clear days you can see and photograph the Cotopaxi, Sincholagua and Rumiñahui volcano
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Quilotoa, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
We continue towards Quilotoa.
Observation and photography of Laguna Quilotoa, descent to the lagoon, travel time 30 minutes.
Time to kayak (at an additional cost) or simply admire the landscape. Ascent walk 50 minutes.
After the visit to Quilotoa, we will go to Quito.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 5: TOUR TO THE AMAZON: GRUTA DE LOS TAYOS - CASCADA MÁGICA - CASCADA SAN RAFAEL - LAGO AGRIO.

Stop At: Gruta Los Tayos, Ecuador
After breakfast at 8:00 am we check out the hotel and we will start with the journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon, through it we can see attractions such as the snowy Antisana, the Reventador volcano which is the most active in Ecuador, and Numerous landscapes and waterfalls.
The first stop will be at the Gruta de los Tayos, which is a kind of natural cavity that is at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters above sea level, between the Sumaco Napo Galeras Ecological Reserve, to the southeast, and the Cayambe - Coca Ecological Reserve, to the northwest ; the tour lasts approximately 2 hours, on the way you will observe a lot of native flora and fauna of the place and cross the rivers Cacapishco and Las Palmas,
Upon returning from the walk you can enjoy typical dishes of the area such as maito, tilapia, meats, among others. (does not include)
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cascada Magica, Rio Malo, El Chaco Ecuador
After lunch we will visit The Magic Waterfall, where you can feel the sizzle that spreads the Malo River by launching its enormous flow from an approximate height of 50 meters that will leave you completely soaked if you approach 20 meters away from the waterfall.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cascada San Rafael, Ecuador
We will continue the tour until we reach the waterfall of “San Rafael” with a height of 150 meters and 14 meters wide, it is the highest and most spectacular in all of Ecuador, more than being part of the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve that is considered by UNESCO natural heritage.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Lago Agrío, Nueva Loja, Ecuador
To end the day, we will continue to Lago Agrio where we will spend the night in the hotel hired.
Dinner (not included)
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 6: RESERVE OF FAUNISTIC PRODUCTION CUYABENO

Stop At: Cuyabeno, Ecuador
After breakfast, between 9:00 and 9:30 am, we will begin the journey to the sector known as the Y del Cuyabeno, where the entrance control to the reserve is located. In this place we will have an introductory talk about the Cuyabeno Wildlife Production Reserve given by its staff, then we will take a water route in a motorboat to head towards the Lodge. The tour is approximately 2 hours and we will do it accompanied by a guide of the reserve that will teach us several species that are among the vegetation.
We will arrive at the Lodge at approximately 1:30, where the rooms will be assigned, and then have lunch (included).
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Laguna Grande, Cuyabeno National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
In the afternoon we will go on a tour to the large lagoon, where we can take a refreshing swim and watch a beautiful sunset.
On the night after dinner (included) we will make a night walk, to observe animals such as arachnids, amphibians, reptiles, among others.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 7: WALK THROUGH THE FOREST OR VISIT TO THE SIONA COMMUNITY OF PUERTO BOLÍVAR

Stop At: Cuyabeno Reserve, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Ecuador
After breakfast, and according to the activities that passengers choose, we will start the activities.
OPTION 1:
There will be a day walk in the primary forest, where the guide will explain about the ecology of the Amazon rainforest, flora, fauna and interactions of the most diverse ecosystems on earth.
Lunch included)
You can take a break in the hammocks or rooms of the Lodge.
In the afternoon we will look for different animals such as monkeys and birds, a tour will be made in the large lagoon, where we will go in search of Pink Dolphins, and there we will see the incredible sunset.
In the evening after dinner (included) we will go out in search of alligators in a motorized canoe.
OPTION 2: (additional cost of USD $ 10 per person)
At 9:00 am we will go downstream to the Siona community of Puerto Bolívar and there we will be received by one of the native women who will take us to the cassava plantation, to harvest it, and with our help will show us the preparation of one of their food traditional, casabe (cassava flatbread). Immediately after this, the guide will introduce us to one of the last 4 shamans of the “Siona” tribe of Ecuador, and one of them will explain his worldview directly related to the drink of ayahuasca, a part of the ritual will be carried out of energetic cleaning, with its songs that come from an ancient oral tradition.
Lunch included)
We will return to the Lodge in the afternoon and we can go at sunset in the large lagoon, swim and be able to return to dinner (included) to the Lodge.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge in Cuyabeno

Day 8: PAPALLACTA

Stop At: Papallacta, Ecuador
This day begins at 5:30 am where we will take a tour to observe the sunrise and a great variety of birds, at 08:00 am we will have breakfast at the hotel, and prepare for the return, at 9:30 am we will go to the And from Cuyabeno, where we will have lunch (included) then the passengers will be picked up by a bus that will take us to Lago Agrio and from there to Papallacta.
In Papallacta we can find hot springs that come from the Antisana and Cayambe volcanoes.
This is a perfect place to relax inside its numerous pools with different temperatures, in addition to having the possibility to enjoy a Spa (not included).
Here we will stay and enjoy the atmosphere.
Dinner (not included)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Papallacta Hotel (if there is no availability, a hotel with similar characteristics will be sought)

Day 9: RETURN TO THE CAPITAL

Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
After breakfast, we can enjoy a little more of the benefits of the pools and at noon after lunch (not included) we will return to Quito.
We check in at the hotel hired.
Dinner (not included)
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 10: TRANSFER TO GALÁPAGOS - PLAYA MANN

Stop At: Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Islands
Very early in the morning we will have our breakfast and later we will move to Mariscal Sucre airport where we will take our flight to Galapagos.
Arrival at the airport of San Cristobal Island. Transfer in Lunch and accommodation.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Playa Mann, Islas Galapagos Ecuador
In the afternoon we will visit PLAYA MANN located 10 minutes from the Port, a beautiful white sand beach formed by the fragmentation of shells. Here you can enjoy the sighting of turtles, sea lions and other species that will make this activity an unforgettable experience. Passengers will always be supervised by the guide.
Back to the hotel. Dinner
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 11: INTERPRETATION CENTER - CERRO TIJERETAS - PUNTA CAROLA - BAHÍA DARWIN - PLAYA LA LOBERÍA

Stop At: Interpretation Center, Avenida Alsacio Northia, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
After breakfast we will visit the INTERPRETATION CENTER, in this place a tour is offered that takes us through the history of the Islands, in their natural, human and conservation contexts.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cerro Tijeretas, Port Baquerizo Moreno, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador
We will continue the journey to CERRO TIJERETAS, here you can see nesting frigates, on this hill we will find three spectacular viewpoints: In the first we can take pictures next to a canyon dating from the Second World War, from the second viewpoint we will observe the famous site “León Asleep ”, and on the third viewpoint we will enjoy an imposing statue of Scientist Charles Darwin.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Playa Punta Carola, Path to Playa Carola, s/n Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, 120506 Ecuador
Visit to PUNTA CAROLA in which we will find on the beach a large colony of sea lions, among the vegetation and on the rocks the marine iguanas will be present, here passengers can observe a variety of marine species.
Return to the hotel, lunch.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
In the afternoon we will visit PLAYA LA LOBERIA which is a beach of coral sand and has been named for the large number of sea lions that rest on its rocks and sand. On the tour you will find button mangrove, white mangrove, chala, palo santo, cotton, Tiquilia and other species of the coastal area, such as goat chub, whose seeds are the main food of several species of finches.
Return to the hotel. Dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 12: NAVIGATION TO SANTA CRUZ - CHECK IN - LAS GRIETAS

Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
After breakfast we will enjoy a wonderful experience in the NAVIGATION towards the SANTA CRUZ ISLAND (PUERTO AYORA)
Accommodation at the hotel and lunch.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Las Grietas, Trail From West of Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
In the afternoon we will go to LAS GRIETAS, this landscape is formed by lava fissures that form two giant walls crossed by an arm of brackish water filtered from the high part where it mixes with the sea water. Suitable clothing: bathing clothes, sports shoes, shorts, sunscreen, water, cap, camera, camcorder. Activities they will do: hiking, swimming and photography.
Return to the hotel. Dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 13: SCIENTIFIC STATION CHARLES DARWIN - TORTUGA BAY

Stop At: Charles Darwin Research Station, Ave Charles Darwin 854, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
In the morning after breakfast, the tour will be carried out by the CHARLES DARWIN SCIENTIFIC STATION, where you can see land iguanas from Baltra Island, the baby turtles breeding center and the giant Galapagos in captivity, we will receive general information about the Islands.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, South-West of the town of Puerto Ayora, 200350 Ecuador
In the afternoon after lunch, we will go to the TORTUGA BAY BEACH, which is one of the most extensive white sand beaches of the archipelago, it is an excellent place for swimming, or just walking; The marine iguanas, sharks and turtles, can be seen along a small path for the visitor, in addition you can observe migratory birds.
Return to the hotel. Dinner.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 14: RETURN TO QUITO

Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
After breakfast we will take our transport to go to the airport in the course we will observe the SCALESIA PEDUNCULATA FOREST (Endemic Plant) in the upper part of Santa Cruz and then we will go to the Baltra Island airport to take our return flight to the Quito city.
After arrival in the city of Quito they will be transferred to the destination hotel. Dinner (not included).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel 3-4 stars

Day 15: TRANSFER OUT QUITO

Stop At: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador
After breakfast and check out of the hotel, you will be transferred to Mariscal Sucre airport to take your flight to the country of origin.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Airports

  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador


Duration
15 days
Inclusions
  • 14x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • ACCOMMODATION EVERY DAY
  • Private transportation
  • Marine transport
  • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
  • Entry/Admission - Cuicocha Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Gruta Los Tayos
  • Entry/Admission - Cascada Magica
  • Entry/Admission - Cascada San Rafael
  • Entry/Admission - Cuyabeno Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Las Grietas
Exclusions
  • ENTRANCE TO THE GALAPAGOS NATIONAL PARK
  • TRANSIT CONTROL CARD
  • RETURN TO QUITO TRANSPORTATION FROM THE CANTA DE ITABACA - AEROPUERTO
  • PAYMENT OF AQUATIC TAXI TO ADDRESS THE BOAT AMONG ISLANDS
  • NOT SPECIFIED
  • AIR TICKET ON THE ROUTES QUITO - SAN CRISTOBAL, SANTA CRUZ - QUITO
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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