Introduction

This 11 night itinerary combines Ecuador’s flora and fauna rich Galapagos with the craggy peaks of the Andes.  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.

The adventure continues as you travel to Ecuador's famed island, the Galapagos for 7 nights, spending time on the sea and the land.  You'll first enjoy 3 nights aboard the M/S Ocean Spray,  your base for exploring the Santa Cristobel and Floreana Islands.  You'll spend a further 4 nights split between Finch Bay on Santa Cruz Island and Iguana Crossing on Isabela Island.  Enjoy activities or relax and enjoy the spectacular views.

Highlights include the land and marine iguana, flamingos, blue footed boobies, sea lions and the giant tortoises as you enjoy hiking, swimming and snorkeling.

Your itinerary concludes with a final 2 nights in Otavalo, famed for its large indiginous market.  In addition to a market visit on your final morning, you'll enjoy hiking through this stunningly beautiful region, with sparkling blue lakes and the dramatic peaks of the Andes.

Day

Accommodation

Type

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Patio Andaluz Hotel   Quito

2 nights

B&B

Day 2

M/C Ocean Spray    

3 nights

FB+

Day 5

Finch Bay Hotel   Puerto Ayora

2 nights

B,B&L

Day 7

Iguana Crossing   Puerto Villamil

2 nights

D,B&B

Day 9

Hacienda Cusin   Angochagua

2 nights

FB

  Las Palmeras Inn

alternate

       

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

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

B,B&L: Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

D,B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Quito: Patio Andaluz Hotel

Hotel Facade Standar Room Cava Bar

M/C Ocean Spray

Puerto Ayora: Finch Bay Hotel

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Puerto Villamil: Iguana Crossing

Angochagua: Hacienda Cusin

Fast Facts

12 Days / 11 Nights

Reference Number: 2021

Price

Estimated price from ± US $9,150 per person sharing, minimum 2 travelers

  • Accommodations are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • 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.

Estimated airfare (not included):  To Be Determined

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

Required flights:  (USA - Quito -  San Cristobal Airport  // Baltra Airport - 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: Patio Andaluz Hotel

Hotel Facade Standar Room Cava Bar

M/C Ocean Spray

Puerto Ayora: Finch Bay Hotel

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Puerto Villamil: Iguana Crossing

Angochagua: Hacienda Cusin

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