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Northern Ecuador & the Galapagos in Style

ecuador Tours Northern Ecuador & the Galapagos in Style

Northern Ecuador & the Galapagos in Style

Explore the stunning scenery of northern Ecuador whilst staying in some of the country’s most luxurious properties before flying to the Galápagos Islands for an unforgettable adventure.    

  • Style: Private Tour
  • Duration: 15 days/14 nights
  • Starts in: Quito
Guide Price £7495
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • A Land of Contrasts
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Santa Cruz II
  • Luxury Accommodation
Itinerary:

Day 1  Quito    
Upon arrival transfer to the Casa Gangotena. This beautiful converted mansion is located in the heart of the old town and is one of the finest hotels in the city.    

Day 2  Quito    
See the highlights of Quito on a fascinating half day walking tour and visit the Equatorial Monument which divides the northern and southern hemispheres.  

Day 3  Quito to Mashpi Lodge    
Drive north to Mashpi Lodge in the lush Andean cloud forest. Meet the naturalist guides and embark on a guided nature walk.  

Day 4  Mashpi Lodge    
Rise early to see the birdlife at their most active before climbing to the top of the lodge’s observation tower for wonderful views over the treetops.      

Day 5  Mashpi Lodge to Hacienda Zuleta
Enjoy a final activity in the cloud forest before driving to Hacienda Zuleta. Learn about the hacienda’s history and if the evening is chilly sit by the cosy fireplace with a glass of wine.    
     
Day 6  Hacienda Zuleta    
Spend a leisurely day around the hacienda. Explore the walking trails or visit the Andean Condor Reserve.    

Day 7  Hacienda Zuleta to Quito    
Drive to Quito and en route visit the vibrant market town of Otavalo.  

Day 8  Quito to the Galápagos Islands    
Fly to Baltra Island and board the 4H Santa Cruz II. Visit the beautiful white sand beach of Las Bachas, an important nesting area for sea turtles.    

Day 9  Galápagos Islands
Sail to Santiago Island. Learn about the island’s history and discover the variety of wildlife who call this island home.    

Day 10  Galápagos Islands    
Today explore Rábida and Bartolomé Islands. Snorkel or take a glass bottom boat ride to discover the fantastic marine life.    
     
Day 11  Galápagos Islands    
An exciting day awaits on spectacular Genovesa Island. Known as ‘Bird Island’, here you may be able to see red-footed boobies, storm petrels and frigates.    

Days 12-13  Galápagos Islands    
Say goodbye to the Santa Cruz II and transfer to Finch Bay Eco Hotel on Santa Cruz Island. Here you will have time to relax after your exciting cruise.    

Day 14  Galápagos Islands to Guayaquil    
Fly to Guayaquil. Enjoy a city tour and stay at the Hotel del Parque.

Day 15  Guayaquil
Transfer to the airport.

Additional Options:
The Santa Cruz II is just one of the fantastic boats offering Galápagos cruises. Each boat offers a number of itineraries, all expertly designed to visit a range of islands and see a remarkable diversity of wildlife. Whether you want to see countless marine lizards on Fernandina, the white sands of Gardner Bay or watch sea lions playing in the surf off Española your travel consultant can advise the best cruise for you.    


Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.

Prices
Guide Price £7495
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • A combination of private and shared transfers and guided sightseeing excursions
  • Flights as detailed
  • Galápagos National Park fee & transit card
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation & 4 nights on Santa Cruz II
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches & 10 dinners
  • Selected soft drinks with meals on days 3-4
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 29/09/2018 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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Northern Ecuador & the Galapagos in Style
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