Introduction

This 10 night itinerary combines two of Ecuador’s areas of outstanding natural flora and fauna.  The itinerary begins with two nights in Quito, Ecuador’s busy capital, and a contrast of old and new world.  It is surrounded by looming volcanoes and the tranquil peaks of the Andes, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you acclimate to the city’s elevation of 9,350 feet, you can enjoy this mecca for lovers of culture, adventure and culinary delights, as you stretch your legs during a three hour walking tour.

From there you will journey by air and boat to La Selva Lodge in Orellana for 3 nights in Ecuador’s lush Amazon rainforest. This region is amongst the most biodiverse on the planet, with more than 300 species of mammal, 800 species of fish and 350 species of reptile, as well as more than 1000 species of trees.  You will enjoy day and evening forest walks, hikes and canoeing as well as a cultural visit with the Amazonia Kichwa people.

The adventure continues as you travel back to Quito with a quick overnight at the Wyndham Quito Airport, before flying on to Baltra Airport in Galapagos.  After boarding your home for the next 4 nights, the M/C Endemic, will be your base for exploring the islands over the next five days.  Highlights include the land and marine iguana, flamingos, blue footed boobies, sea lions and the giant tortoises as you enjoy hiking, swimming and snorkeling.

  

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Casa Gangotena Hotel Quito

2 nights

B&B

Day 2

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa The Amazon Ecuador

3 nights

FB+

Day 5

Wyndham Quito Airport Puembo

1 night

B&B

Day 6

Endemic Yacht  

4 nights

FB+

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Quito: Casa Gangotena Hotel

Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito

The Amazon Ecuador: La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

Puembo: Wyndham Quito Airport

Endemic Yacht

Fast Facts

11 Days / 10 Nights

Reference Number: 2021

Price

Estimated Price from ± US $8,650 per person sharing, minimum 2 travelers

  • Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, increase in fuel prices, or other fees imposed by the government or tourism industry, not within our control
  • Includes domestic flights Quito - Puerto Francisco - Quito

Estimated airfare (not included):  To Be Determined

  • Airfares are subject to change until ticketed due to class of service, availability and exchange rates.
  • Airfares are subject to change until ticketed due to class of service, availability and exchange rates.

Required flights:  USA - Quito//Quito - Baltra - Quito//Quito - USA

Includes:

  • Transfers between the specified airport and designated accommodation. (Transfers are shared unless otherwise noted).
  • Boat excursions with snorkeling on a sharing basis
  • Speed boat transfer on a sharing basis
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Activities and Sightseeing and activities as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Applicable park and concession fees.
  • Accommodation on a shared basis in standard rooms unless otherwise noted.
  • Meals as specified.
  • Clients of African Portfolio Inc. are covered for emergency medical services and/or evacuation transportation while on safari.  Note: clients who purchase their own travel insurance are not covered under African Portfolio’s plan.  Clients residing outside the United States are not covered by this policy and must purchase independent travel insurance and provide proof of coverage. 

Excludes:

  • Scheduled international, regional or domestic flights 
  •  Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12)
  • Tourist transit card (US $20 per person)
  • Dinners Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuities
  • Certain entry and activity fees that are payable directly to the camp or lodge.
  • Trip Cancellation Protection: African Portfolio Inc. strongly recommends the purchase of additional trip cancellation coverage to protect your investment in the event of an unforeseen cancellation for insurable reasons. Please request more information on the cost to insure the total cost of your trip.
  • Trip expenses: Medical expenses, meals or activities not specified or indicated as optional, entrance fees, gratuities to drivers/guides/tour leaders, porterage and excess baggage fees.
  • Personal expenses: Included but not limited to costs incurred in conjunction with this trip prior to departure, beverages, laundry, communication costs.

 

Quito: Casa Gangotena Hotel

Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito Casa Gangotena Hotel Boutique in Quito

The Amazon Ecuador: La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

Puembo: Wyndham Quito Airport

Endemic Yacht

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