Quito, Otavalo and Galapagos
Always wanted to visit Galapagos? This trip includes a short 3 night cruise on board of Journey I catamaran and 3 nights in Hotel Angermeyer Waterfront Inn on the island of Santa Cruz. The southern island Galapagos itinerary offers exceptional wildlife viewings and snorkeling spots. You can expect to see some of Galapagos best wildlife and enjoy a few days on mainland Ecuador also.
This trip can be tailor made to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a tailor made itinerary for you. We offer a choice of 3, 4, 5-star and deluxe accommodations. Please contact us.
Day 1: London to Quito
Flight from London to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, airport reception and private transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Otavalo
Drive to the North towards the Province of the Lakes, Imbabura. Enjoy an exciting trip tasting exotic fruits at Guayllabamba valley, cross the Equator Line at Cayambe. At the foot of Imbabura Mount the view of Ecuador's biggest lake, San Pablo, is stunning. Visit the famous Otavalo Indian Market. Overnight in Otavalo.
Day 3: Cotacahi Village – Quito
Visit Cotacahi Village, well known for its leather and Lake Cuicocha. After lunch, transfer back to Quito.
Day 4: Quito
Full Day Colonial Quito Tour & the Equator
Day 5: Quito to Galapagos cruise
Morning flight from Quito to Galapagos. Upon arrival board your 3 night Galapagos cruise M/C Journey. All meals on board your cruise are included. Afternoon visit La Loberia, coral sand beach with sea lions, large Galapagos marine iguanas can also be found.
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Morning visit of Española Island, Punta Suarez. This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Afternoon visit of Gardner Bay, one of the best spots for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Sharks are often spotted in the clear waters.
Day 7: Galapagos cruise
Morning visit Cormorant Point. Floreana Island, one of the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos. Enjoy another great snorkeling spot Devil's Crown. Afternoon stop at Post office bay & Baroness Lookout.
Day 8: Galapagos, Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Station, learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. Overnight on Santa Cruz Island for the next 3 nights.
Want to stay in a different hotel on Galapagos? We highly recommend Finch Bay and Galapagos Safari Camp. Contact us for our opinion on 020 7622 1116 or by email.
Santa Fe full day excursion. Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. You will see sea lion harems and large species of land iguana native to Santa Fe. Return to Santa Cruz and overnight in a hotel of your choice.
Day 10: Galapagos
South Plazas full day excursion. South Plaza is one of the smallest yet richest islands in the archipelago. Manta rays can often be seen in the water making for an excellent snorkelling spot. Return to Santa Cruz and overnight in a hotel of your choice.
Day 11: Galapagos – Guayaquil
Flight back to the mainland, Guayaquil. Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on the malecon in Guayquil tonight.
Day 12: Guayaquil – flight back home
Day at leisure. Evening transfer to the airport and flight back home.
Imagine Latin America's Price
From £2,480pp, excluding international flights!
* Includes: regional flights to Galapagos, hotel accommodation 3-5star with daily breakfast (other meals as specified), 3 night Galapagos cruise including full board and guided excursions, transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling (most private), Galapagos national park entrance fees and Ingala card, all tours in English including all entrance fees.
Please contact us for a tailor made itinerary including other Ecuadorian or South American destinations briefing dossier for further information. Call us on 0207 622 1116 or make an enquiry online.