Quito & the Galapagos

Quito & Galapagos

From $8200 per person in low season
From $8200 per person in high season

based on 7 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Full Board and activities in the Galapagos

  • Daily Breakfast in Quito

  • Full Board and activities in the Galpagos

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Encounter an incredible diversity of wildlife amid hauntingly beautiful landscapes in the Galapagos

  • Wonderful opportunities to snorkel, kayak, trek or take panga rides to get up close to the islands' endemic wildlife

  • Explore the colonial center of UNESCO World Heritage city Quito

  • If time permits, venture into the volcanic highlands outside of Quito for adrenaline-fuelled or cultural adventures amid stunning surrounds

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Ecuador & the Galapagos can be visited year round. The higher the altitude in the Andes, the cooler it becomes, especially at night. June to September is the best time to enjoy the Andes as this is the drier season. From January to June it is typically hot in the Galapagos and sees sunny days and blue skies interspersed with showers, while the rest of the year is generally cloudier and cooler. From July to September the seas can be heavier and boats tend to go into dry dock for their annual refurbishment around this time. The average temperature ranges from a pleasant 20°C to 28°C, however being on the equator the sun is very strong. Due to limited permits in the Galapagos we advise to book well in advance.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Experience a once in a lifetime cruise around the enchanting Galapagos Islands and observe wonderful and unique wildlife and breathtaking volcanic scenery whilst staying on board the Sea Star Journey a luxurious expedition vessel which affords excellent value. Combine your trip with Quito, Ecuador's colonial capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. Fly to Quito

  2. Days 1-3: Quito

    Begin your journey in the beautiful city of Quito perched high in the Andes, surrounded by stunning volcanic peaks. Take a relaxing stroll through the tree-lined avenues and cobblestone streets of the old town, home to ornate churches, colorful market stalls and picturesque pastel-colored houses. A half-day, privately guided city tour has been included to help you get under the skin of the city.

    Accommodation: Illa Experience Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-8: Galapagos

    Fly on to the Galapagos archipelago where you will spend six days exploring these incredible islands. The beautiful beaches, lagoons and dry forests form a unique habitat that harbors some of the world’s most fascinating creatures. Swim with sea lions, float eye-to-eye with a penguin, see blue-footed boobies feeding their young, catch glimpses of dolphins, watch giant tortoises lumbering through cactus forests and try to dodge iguanas scurrying over lava flows. The wildlife is truly phenomenal. On board your luxury expedition vessel there are expert naturalist guides who will give fascinating lectures on the natural history of the archipelago and lead the daily visits to the islands.

    From your comfortable base on board, you will be able to explore the Galapagos' best sites. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak, bird-watch and take great close-up photographs of the unique flora and fauna. Whatever wildlife you will encounter, the Galapagos Islands will surpass all expectations.

    Accommodation: M/Y Galapagos Sea Star Journey (5 nights)

  4. Fly home (via Guayaquil)

Experiences

  • Antisana volcano and ecological reserve

    Look out for Andean condors in the highland wilderness surrounding the Antisana volcano as you explore this private reserve, a sanctuary in the Paramo region of Ecuador. View impressive sections of lava flow and enjoy panoramic views of surrounding peaks.

  • Cotopaxi biking adventure

    Bike down the slopes of Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano, for a thrilling adventure amid beautiful Andean scenery. Learn about the natural history and wildlife, hike to the Pucara pre-Incan ruins and keep your eyes peeled for the condors.

  • El Teleferico

    Boasting the most spectacular views over Quito's rooftops and of the surrounding volcanoes, El Teleferico takes you up the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano to the Cruz Loma lookout for a breathtaking experience.

  • Panoramic Quito at night with dinner

    Soak in the city sights on this drive through tour of Quito, as the city's beautiful plazas are lit in vivid hues adding a magical feel to this already charming capital. Ascend one of the surrounding hills for superb views and enjoy a delicious dinner.

  • Quito's Hidden Treasures & El Teleferico

    Explore the hidden treasures of Quito on this full day excursion, taking in the less visited sites of the city such as San Diego monastery and Santo Domingo church on the far side of El Panecillo, the iconic hill which watches over the center.

Location

Quito & Galapagos

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

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