Amazon-Galapagos Islands 2021

11 days/10 nights


AMAZON-GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

HOTELS

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-5 PAX

6-10 PAX

TWIN STD GALAPAGOS CRUISE

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6.968

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4.371

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4.302

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4.217

 

AMAZON-GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

HOTELS

1 PAX

2-3 PAX

4-5 PAX

6-10 PAX

Mat suite GALAPAGOS CRUISE

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7.350

$

4.596

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4.527

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4.442

 

Day 1: Quito (International Arrival)
Upon arrival to Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport, our local helpful guide will greet you. The guide will serve as a translator, help with your luggage, and assist with the car transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar B/-/-
Day 2: City Tour + Equator Line
After an early morning breakfast, the tour will depart towards the city center of Quito, or Centro Histórico, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. We will start with a panoramic view of Alameda Park and the Basilica, followed by a walk down the street of the Seven Crosses. The trip will continue with a walking tour, starting at Independence Square. From here, we will visit the presidential palace, the main cathedral, the gold-plated La Compañía Church, San Francisco Church and San Francisco Plaza. Around noon, the tour will head north to the equator for a trip to the monument of the Middle of the World. You may choose to visit either the Ethnographic or the Inti Ñan Museums, both located near the site of the monument. Along the way, we will stop for a traditional Ecuadorian lunch (optional). After seeing these incredible sites, the tour will head back to Quito, where you will return to your hotel. Accommodation: Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar B/-/-
Day 3: Hakuna Matata Great Little Trip Program 3d/2n
Arrival at Hakuna Matata at 1 PM or earlier, after you will have lunch in the famous Pangaea Restaurant. In the afternoon we have the 3options for activities: a) Nature walk with Guide b) Horseback riding with guide(s) c) Ecuador Chocolate Festival Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant. Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.
Day 4: Hakuna Matata
Rainforest hike and visit to the Amazoonico or similar full day excursion (visit local community). Picnic Lunch. Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant. Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña with private toilet and hot shower.
Day 5: Return to Quito
After breakfast, we will return to Quito to have a relax time at the hotel. Accommodation: Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar B/-/-
Day 6: Galapágos Seaman Journey B 5D/4N
AM: Flight to Galapagos This day you will fly from Quito, Ecuador to the Galapagos. Due to the Galapagos Government, a fee of 20 USD must be paid for the migration control card. Afterwards, you will enjoy your flight with a quick stop at Guayaquil. Once in San Cristobal, passengers must go through an inspection point at the airport to make sure that no foreign plants or animals are being introduced to the archipelago. Also, this inspection point is where passengers have to pay for the entrance to the Galapagos National Park under the following parameters: Adult Passengers $100 and Children $50 (under 12 years old) Later on, our guide will pick you up and carry the luggage to the bus from the port that transports the passengers to the Seaman Journey Catamaran on a motorized boat called panga. PM: Interpretation center This is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views. Visitors at the interpretation center can learn a lot from the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts and natural history. This is the oldest museum of Natural History in the Galapagos Islands which attempts to preserve the archipelago. It is indeed inspiring and motivating to watch and learn all of their research and attempts. B/L/D
Day 7: Galapágos Seaman Journey B 5D/4N
AM: San Cristobal Island, Galapaguera A short visit will take place at the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat. San Cristobal island has endemic species such as: the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus leei) and the tortoises. All of these species can be observed in this place, the beach is really big and it works as a nesting zone for marine tortoises. Between January and May, it is common to find the footprints of the female tortoises who have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs! This truly a worth experience to be part of. PM: Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island Cerro Brujo is a beautiful white coral beach where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. This is the first coast where Charles Darwin walked on, in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape, you can watch seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is well known for its young tortoises which like to swim around. The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used by the fishermen as a salt mine in order to preserve food for the local population. Among the fauna you can observe the Chatham Mockingbird and the San Cristobal Lava Lizard, both species are endemic to the island and unique to the area. Furthermore, you will see the Galapagos turtles and with luck, the little bird known as the Pájaro Brujo in Spanish, an endemic species in San Cristobal Island. The vegetation covers all the route, where you can find species like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees.Located on the north coast of Isla San Cristobal it is a peaceful place with white sand and crystal water, a perfect combination for an incredible stay. B/L/D
Day 8: Galapágos Seaman Journey B 5D/4N
AM: Española Island, Gardner Bay Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay offers an excellent beach to relax, swim and even kayak, plus the opportunity to observe sea lions (Zalophus wollebaki),. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters. At this place one can see three species of Darwin finches: A subspecies of the largebilled cactus finch (Geospiza fuliginosa), which is similar to the large-billed terrestrial finch; The small-beaked ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa and the singing finch (Certhidea Olivacea) which is another endemic subspecies. Both resident and migratory birds are observed. PM: Suarez Point This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the oceanfront, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air at least from 50 to 75 meters high. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities. B/L/D
Day 9: Galapágos Seaman Journey B 5D/4N
AM: Cormorant Point, Floreana Island This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral. PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by marines and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Besides, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and procede to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful view at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo. B/L/D
Day 10: Galapágos Seaman Journey B 5D/4N-Quito
AM: Charles Darwin Station Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, The famous lonesome George, the last of his kind was cared for in this place , and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity. After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland. Transfer to Baltra airport. Once you arrive in Quito you will be transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar B/-/-
Day 11: Transfer out
Today at planned time you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight back home.
INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED LAND ANDES- AMAZON PROGRAM
- Meals as listed B: breakfast. - Tours and airport transfers as listed on the program - English speaking Naturalist guide + private transportation - Hotel accommodations as listed on the program
NOT INCLUDED:
- Personal expenses and tips - Alcoholic drinks - Items not specified
INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED ISLAND HOPPING PROGRAM A
• Included: • Accommodation in double rooms • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) • Transportation • Bilingual naturalist guide (English, Spanish)

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