The Best Islands of Ecuador Tour

“The best Islands of Ecuador on exclusive tour”

Tour duration: 5 nights

Prices from: US$755 per person

Tour code: 171GTGR

Overview

171GTGREcuador is also known for its rich ecology, hosting many endemic plants and animals, such as those of the Galápagos Islands. It is one of 17 mega diverse countries in the world. Also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) west of the mainland. They are noted for their association with Charles Darwin, whose observation of animals here during the voyage of the Beagle led to his formation of the theory of natural selection as a means of evolution. Special species that could be found here include blue footed boobies, iguanas and many more.

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Itinerary

Day
1

- AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival at San Cristobal Airport, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel.

City Tour:
After arriving at San Cristóbal you will visit the Interpretation Centre, where you will learn more about the origin of the archipelago, its fauna and flora, as well as the history and its first inhabitants. After that, you will hike for about 2 hours until Frigate Hill where you can enjoy the endemic vegetation and a beautiful view of the island and its surroundings. The main attractions here are the frigate birds. At the end of the day, you will visit Frigate Bay and do some snorkeling. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Quito. Free night

2

- KICKER ROCK NAVIGABLE TOUR

After Breakfast, you’ll leave early in the morning to take the boat and visit the Kicker Rock, which is known as one of the best places to do snorkeling and diving in Galapagos. There, you can see sharks, rays and different types of fishes. After the snorkelling you can chose one of the following beaches: Playa Ochoa, Playa Puerto Grande or Playa Mangelito. In the afternoon, you’ll return to you hotel. Overnight in San Cristobal. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

3

- SANTA CRUZ ISLAND TOUR

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the port and take a speedboat to Santa Cruz Island. The boat trip takes about 2 and a half hours. Upon arriving at Santa Cruz, you will be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards you will visit a ranch in the island’s highlands where we will be able to see Giant Turtles in their natural habitat. Lunch at the ranch. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Santa Cruz. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

4

- OTHER ISLANDS TOUR

After breakfast, you will discover the diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Your tour consists of a hike around the island and afterwards you can snorkel, swim or just relax. You will visit the followings islands:
Bartolome Island: Discover amazing landscapes, and fascinating geological formations, here you will have great opportunity for snorkeling.
North Seymour Island: The main fauna species of this island are Land Iguanas, the Magnificent Frigate bird with their incredible scarlet regular pouch, blue-footed boobies and their particular courtship dance and sea lions surfing across the waves. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Free night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

5

- OTHER ISLANDS - PART II

After breakfast, you will discover the other Islands from the Archipelago. Your tour will visit the following islands:
South Plazas: Small island but outstanding concentration of wildlife, dramatic cliffs, spectacular natural red carpet of algae and great contrasts to be seen.
Santa Fe: This Island has a lot of diversity. The lagoons of the Santa Fe Island provide an excellent place for snorkeling alongside colorful fishes, sea lions, giant tuna and even small sharks that are often cited in these environments. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Free Night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

6

- GOING BACK HOME

After breakfast, you will visit Charles Darwin Station. The center has abundant information on habitats and local conservation, as well as other fascinating relevant statistics. Their objectives are to conduct scientific research and environmental education for conservation. The Station has a team of over a hundred scientists, educators, volunteers, research students, and support staff from all over the world. There, you will visit the Tortoise Breeding Center, where it is possible to view tortoises of varied sizes and shapes. You will walk and get photos with the tortoises. Also, you can see the land and marine iguanas and different species of birds. Return to your hotel. Afterwards you will be transferred to airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

Included:
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation in selected hotels
• Meals mentioned in the program
• Excursions mentioned in the program
• Private guidance during the mentioned excursions (English/ Spanish)
• Snorkelling Equipment

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Airport government taxes and Visas

Dates

DatePriceAvailability
Daily departuresUS$755

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