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Ecuadorian Experience Guayaquil-Galápagos 8 Days 7 Nights

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Day 1: Transfer In Guayaquil + Visit to the Panama hat Factory ¨Ecua-Andino¨

Stop At: Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín De Olmedo, José Joaquín de Olmedo, Av de Las Américas, Guayaquil 090513, Ecuador
Transfer from Guayaquil Airport to start this cultural tour where you will meet the Ecua-Andean hat factory where you will learn all about the manufacture of Paja Toquilla hats and you can take a souvenir with the stamp of our country, Ecuador .
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Guayaquil

Day 2: City Tour + Historic Park

Stop At: Parque Historico Guayaquil, Avenida Central y avenida Rio Esmeraldas Samborondon, Guayaquil 090150 Ecuador
Guayaquil, also known as La Perla del Pacífico, is the largest and most populated city in Ecuador. It has a great commercial tradition, and is betting on tourism, becoming a national and international tourist destination, home to numerous fairs and international events.
The points of interest visited in this tour are: The Park of Las Iguanas (Parque Seminario), San Pedro Cathedral, Municipal Palace, Simón Bolívar Malecón, Rotunda Hemiciclo, Las Peñas Traditional Neighborhood and Puerto Santa Ana, and Historical Park.
The Historical Park has the area of ​​wildlife, the urban architectural area and the traditional area in order to recreate the lifestyle which at that time Guayaquileños had.
In the afternoon we move to the Historical Park, where we will begin the journey from the Wildlife Zone, here we will appreciate the different varieties of mangrove and the important role it plays within the biological cycles of the region. Throughout the visit we will make some stops in places that will allow you to better appreciate the different species of animals or plants in the park.
Later we will visit the Architectural Urban Zone, where we will find the reconstruction of two buildings of the XX century. We will visit the Casa Campesina, enter the different environments of it and learn a little more about the way of life of the peasants who worked the fields of rice, banana, coffee and of course cocoa, during the time of the Cocoa Boom. In addition, you can appreciate the tools used and the distribution of this rural house.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Guayaquil

Day 3: The Eternity Route + Artisan Shopping Tour

Stop At: Cementerio Patrimonial de Guayaquil, Jose Mascote 101 y Av. Pedro Menendez Gilbert Mehrere Eingänge. Parkpatz nicht einfach zu finden, Guayaquil 090150 Ecuador
One of the most important tourist attractions of the city is the Patrimonial Cemetery of Guayaquil. There are 4 Routes: Heroes of Independence, Presidents, Writers and Artists and Fine Arts, the specialized guides will show you the sculptures that have great meaning and were created by artists from Europe and South America who worked together with Ecuadorian sculptors and architects. Among them you can find sculptures made by international artists, with Carrara marble, statues, busts, mausoleums and bas-reliefs
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mercado Artesanal, Dr. Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, Guayaquil 090150 Ecuador
In the morning, you will visit the sector known as La Bahia, a popular market, very varied and safe, where clothing, technology and various items are offered at very attractive prices, here you will see up close the "bargaining" (negotiation) between seller and client . After this, you will visit the Handicraft Market of Guayaquil, where you will see the famous works of art, clothing, ceramics and Ecuadorian jewelry.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Guayaquil

Day 4: Transfer Out Guayaquil + Transfer In Galapagos + Santa Cruz Island Upper Part

Pass By: Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín De Olmedo, José Joaquín de Olmedo, Av de Las Américas, Guayaquil 090513, Ecuador
At the indicated time we will meet in the hotel lobby to head towards the Guayaquil airport

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
You will arrive at the Baltra airport and have a personalized welcome (sign with your name and companion) to go to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. We will leave the airport to arrive in a bus that will take us to Canal de Itabaca which, we will cross by a barge (the maximum time sailing 10 minutes). When you arrive at Santa Cruz Island, we will start the tour through what is called the upper part of the island. We will take the road to visit three places, the twins (geological faults), the ranch where you can see the Galapagos turtles and the lava tunnel. These three places of tourist interest are visited autonomously (our driver takes them to the three places and waits for them during the activities). The tour will end at the selected hotel for check-in.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Santa Cruz Island

Day 5: Charles Darwin Research Station + Ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island + Wetlands Tour

Stop At: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
At the agreed time, after breakfast, we will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, famous for the captive breeding of giant tortoises, called Galápagos that live an average of 150 years. It was created in 1964, has a Interpretation Center of natural history. The station is the operations center of foreign scientists who come to the islands to deal with research programs.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Isabela Island, Galapagos, 010850 Ecuador
In the afternoon we will go to Puerto Ayora pier where we will take a water taxi to the boat, a trip of approximately two and a half hours, which will take us to Isabela Island. Once on the island, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Stop At: Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, Galapagos National Park, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
The wetlands are a complex of trails, located south of Isabela Island, Galápagos. They have a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular landscapes of the bay. We will visit nine trails that include the following sites: Wall of Tears, Orchilla Hill, estuary, "Poza Redonda" Canal "Poza Escondida" Amor, "Mirador de los Tunos and Pozas Verdes": "La Playita". After a pleasant time in the wetlands we will return to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, Galapagos National Park, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
The wetlands are a complex of trails, located south of Isabela Island, Galápagos. They have a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as the spectacular landscapes of the bay. We will visit nine trails that include the following sites: Wall of Tears, Orchilla Hill, estuary, "Poza Redonda" Canal "Poza Escondida" Amor, "Mirador de los Tunos and Pozas Verdes": "La Playita". After a pleasant time in the wetlands we will return to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Isabela Island

Day 6: Tintoreras Island OR Sierra Negra Volcano

Stop At: Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil Ecuador
We are going to visit a small island called Tintoreras. Navigation (20 min) starts at the dock aboard a small boat. The islet takes its name from the white fin sharks known as Tintoreras. This is considered one of the most fascinating species of Galápagos, in the same area we will find: sea lions, marine iguanas, blue footed boobies, crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and the peculiar Galapagos penguins.
Then we will move to an incoming sea on the islet where you can dive, the site is ideal for this activity due to a variety of fish, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, sharks and beautiful sea lions swimming in the site.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sierra Negra, Ecuador
The Sierra Negra Volcano is considered the oldest volcano in Isabela. The 12-km walk takes about 3 hours. The walk is made on a path of medium difficulty, with a steep slope. The Sierra Negra Volcano has the second longest crater in the world, approximately 6 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep and is one of the most spectacular views of the Galapagos. The tour continues to the Chico Volcano, where you can feel the hot earth when we approach, because it is a volcano is active. In the afternoon we returned to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Isabela Island

Day 7: Ferry from Isabela to Santa Cruz Island + Bay Tour

Pass By: Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
In the morning from the hotel, at the agreed time, we will go to Isabela dock to take the speed boat to take a water taxi that will take us to Puerto Villamil, which will take us back to the Island of Santa Cruz.

Stop At: La Loberia, Ecuador
In the afternoon we will meet in the hotel lobby to go to the "Lobería", a small island located two miles away, where the sea lions are. They are very friendly and like to swim with people. Next, we will move to the Shark Channel, a fissure or cleft crack formed by the magmatic chamber, where you can observe the completely harmless sharks "TINTORERAS ravine". Among the lava rocks you can also observe oceanic birds. The third destination to visit is the Canal de Amor, another fissure, fantastic for photography of exceptional scenic beauty. Next, we will go to the "Franklin Bay" where you will find sea turtles, golden stingrays, eagle rays and a mangrove area, where pelicans and herons nest according to the season.
"La Grieta" is the next place to visit. Here take a fifteen minute walk on the lava rocks where you can see the Darwin finches, shorebirds and the lagoon, endemic and native vegetation. The cracks are still the channels of sharks and love, only the interior, where the water is less salty. Here you can do diving and swimming ravine.
Finally, visit "La Playa de los Perros", where you will have the opportunity to walk. This beach is named for the large number of dog found in the area, along with the largest marine iguanas on the island of Santa Cruz. Once all the activities are finished, we will go back to the hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
Accommodation included: Accomodation in Isabela Island

Day 8: Transfer Out Galapagos

Pass By: Seymour Airport, Baltra Airport Rd, Baltra, Ecuador
At the agreed time we will go to the airport to take the return flight End of our services

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Vegetarian menu available previous confirmation
No accommodation included on this day.
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