Multi-Day Tour

Ecuador Mainland & the Galápagos Islands (14 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Quito, Ecuador To Quito, Ecuador

Valid for Departures: 17 Nov 2018 - 10 Jan 2020

Ecuador Mainland & the Galápagos Islands (14 days)

Day 3

Baños

Day 4

Baños/Tena

Day 5

Tena

Day 6

Tena/Papallacta

Day 7

Papallacta/Quito

Day 10

North Seymour/Mosquera Island

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Quito, Ecuador
None None
Day 1 Quito: There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Quito, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 2 Quito/Baños: Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in the hot springs. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
Day 3
Baños
None None
Day 3 Baños: Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 4
Baños/Tena
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Baños/Tena: Descend into the Amazon Jungle region. Notice the scenery change dramatically heading from the mountains into the lush, tropical Amazon rainforest. Stay with a Quichua family and enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle firsthand. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 5
Tena
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Tena: Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay
Day 6
Tena/Papallacta
None None
Day 6 Tena/Papallacta: Take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views. Transport: Local bus
Day 7
Papallacta/Quito
None None
Day 7 Papallacta/Quito: Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore. Included Activities: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit Transport: Local bus (1.50 hour(s))
Day 8
Quito, Ecuador
None None
Day 8 Quito: Enjoy a free day to get out and explore the many sights Quito has to offer.
Day 9
Quito, Ecuador
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: In the afternoon, transfer to the boat. Continue to Isla Lobos, a small island home a friendly population of sea lions. While snorkelling in the calm clear waters watch as the curious pups blow bubbles, swim in circles and frolic in the waves. Additional Notes: Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). Please note: The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos, as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the national park system are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. Included Activities: Isla Lobos Visit Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s)) Xavier III
Day 10
TBD
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 North Seymour/Mosquera Island: Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions. Included Activities: North Seymour Island Visit Snorkelling (North Seymour Island) Mosquera Island Excursion Transport: Xavier III
Day 11
Santiago Island, Ecuador
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island: Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Included Activities: Sullivan Bay Visit Snorkelling (Sullivan Bay) Bartolomé Island Landing Snorkelling (Bartolomé Island) Transport: Xavier III
Day 12
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 12 Puerto Ayora: Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear salt water lagoon. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Academy Bay Tour
Day 13
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 13 Puerto Ayora/Quito: Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city. Included Activities: Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion Transport: Flight (1.00 hour(s))
Day 14
Quito, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 14 Quito: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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If you’re already exploring Ecuador on terra firma you’re this close to the eco-lover's paradise: The Galápagos, so we’ve brought both together in one 14-day tour. Start with all the on-land highlights like the Amazon, the stunning landscapes in the Ecuadorian highlands, and get an unforgettable experience at a jungle homestay. Experience the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III where comfy cabins, giant tortoises, and sea lions will have you wanting to jump ship – but only to go snorkelling, of c...

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