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Galapagos Islands


The Galapagos Islands are located roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, a dream destination for natural beauty and wildlife. The archipelago of around 19 islands and many smaller islets sprinkled 620 miles of the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean is a double World Heritage site and served as an inspiration for Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. A dream destination with friendly wildlife such as playful sea lions, and gigantic sea tortoises, as well as awe-inspiring sights like lava flows, blowholes, spatter cones, lava tunnels, beaches, and the most diverse species of vegetation.

The interesting seahorse-shaped Isabela Island is the largest in the Galapagos archipelago brimming with wildlife and adventure. The island features active volcanoes, beautiful bays and beaches, flourishing plant life, tropical marine life, and amazing wildlife.

The spectacular San Cristobal Island is the largest and easternmost island in the Galapagos. Brimming with beautiful beaches, hidden coves, and an abundance of wildlife such as the blue-footed boobie birds, Galapagos tortoise, and Frigatebirds. There is plenty to see and do on this exciting island including world-class surfing, diving, and bird watching.

Santa Cruz is a stimulating island situated in the center of the Galapagos archipelago. Puerto Ayora is the lively capital and the gateway to countless activities, with over 30 world-class diving locations, numerous beaches and coves, and acres of land to explore bursting with unique wildlife.

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The Galapagos Islands

Highlights of Ecuador

  • Cotopaxi National Park

    Just 90 minutes north of Quito, the snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano is the focal point of Ecuador`s most visited park, Cotopaxi National Park. Majestic and powerful, Cotopaxi -- the highest active volcano in the world -- has enticed adventurous travelers, as well as nature lovers, by the excellent hiking, climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding opportunities.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador

    The tiny country of Ecuador, the country on the equator has four regions and boasts a diverse collection of unique flora and fauna. The government here has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador's precious ecosystem. Ecuador boasts a fascinating mixture of remarkable locations and is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the City of Quito and the incredible Galapagos Islands.

  • Papallacta Hot Springs

    Papallacta Resort and Spa, located 40 miles east of Quito and perched on a high Andean valley, offers its visitors health, recreation, adventure and rest. Whether relaxing in the thermal baths, indulging in pampering spa treatments, or embarking on adventure walks at the Rancho del Canon (Canyon Ranch) or Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, you are sure to enjoy the Papallacta experience.

More to Explore

  • Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands

    The magnificent Machu Picchu a Wonder of the Modern World (2007)and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) located on top of a mountain in the middle of a tropical forest, is Peru’s star attraction.

  • The Amazon

    Declared in 2011 as one of the `New 7 Wonders of Nature`, The Amazon, also called the Amazon Rainforest or Amazon Jungle covers parts of Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. So large that it accounts for over half of the world`s remaining rainforest, the Amazon is the greatest collection of worldwide biodiversity.

  • Patagonia Region

    The breathtaking Patagonia Region is shared by Argentina and Chile and runs from the coasts of the Pacific Ocean towards the Atlantic Ocean brimming with awe-inspiring glaciers and fjords.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Quito and East Galapagos (MY Coral I or II - 3 nights Cruise)
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  • Discover Galapagos!. Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and base of operations for an unforgettable 3-night Galapagos Cruise on board the M/Y Coral I or II; perfect yacht for the close-encounter experience. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel any time of the year in warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Quito
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • 3-night expedition in the Galapagos aboard MY Coral I or II w/ meals and tours visiting: Santa Cruz Island, Mosquera Islet, North Seymour Island, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Islet, San Cristobal Island.
    • Flight San Cristobal Island to Quito
    • 1 night in Quito
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    • Friday departures


  • Quito and South Galapagos (MV Galapagos Legend - 4 nights Cruise)
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  • Cruise the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, which Charles Darwin once called a living laboratory.. Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and gateway for an unforgettable 4-night Galapagos Cruise on-board the M/V Galapagos Legend designed specifically for cruising the Galapagos Islands, it offers all the amenities of a larger cruise liner yet still has the intimate feel of family-style cruising. This fantastic cruise will take you to many islands where you will the opportunity to dive among its reefs and underwater caves, swim with sea lions, float with a penguin, stand next to a blue-footed booby, watch the famous Galapagos giant tortoises and try to dodge the land iguanas scurrying over the lava! Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of Quito
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
    • 2 nights in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Galapagos
    • 4-night cruise through Galapagos Islands aboard MV Galapagos Legend including all meals and activities throughout the cruise. Visit to San Cristobal Island, Espanola Island, Floreana Island, and Santa Cruz Island
    • Package departure day: Tuesday
    • 1 nights in Quito
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito


  • Quito and Galapagos Island (Santa Cruz) by Air
    6 nights from $1,407*
  • Quito and the Galapagos! Fly to Quito and enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage. Then, fly to Santa Cruz Island, located in the Galapagos. This is the most populated island and the tourist hub. Perfect place to spot marine iguanas, birds, crabs, turtles and innumerous animal species. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Quito
    • Hotel for 2 night in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito


  • Guayaquil and Galapagos Island (San Cristobal) by Air
    6 nights from $1,654*
  • Ecuador: Guayaquil and a touch of the Galapagos! . Start your journey at Guayaquil (main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Guayaquil is not only the beating commercial heart of Ecuador but a vibrant sprawling city, growing ever more confident). Up next take your flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guayaquil and out San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guayaquil
    • Flight Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)


  • Cartagena - Quito - Mindo - Galapagos
    9 nights from $1,729*
  • Explore the wonders of Colombia and Ecuador, visiting: Cartagena (colonial city on the shores of the sea, and one of the most visited cities. Cartagena is famous for its castles, culture, history and colorful buildings as well as the iconic palenqueras –Afro-Colombian women in bright dresses selling fruit in Cartagena`s plazas-); after that, fly to Quito (Ecuador`s capital city;, and enjoy its history, colonial sites and cultural heritage). The, take a transfer to Mindo with a stop by Middle of the World a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. Follow with a flight to San Cristobal Island and Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cartagena and out of Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cartagena
    • Flight from Cartagena to Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Transfer from Hotel in Quito to Hotel in Mindo via Middle of the World
    • Hotel for 1 nights in Mindo
    • Transfer from Hotel in Mindo to Quito Airport
    • Flight from Quito to San Cristobal Island (Galapagos)
    • Hotel fro 2 nights in San Cristobal Island (Galapagos)
    • Flight from San Cristobal Island (Galapagos) to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guayaquil


  • Colombia and Ecuador with Galapagos Islands
    10 nights from $1,808*
  • Combine the best of Colombia and Ecuador with visit to their main attractions. In Colombia visit: Cartagena(colonial city on the shores of the sea, and one of the most visited cities. The historic walled city remains alongside the ultramodern skyscraper-filled Bocagrande. Cartagena is famous for its castles, culture, history and colorful buildings) and Bogota (Colombia's capital city, has so much to offer in terms of cuisine, culture, history, sports and art). Continue in Ecuador to enjoy: Quito (Ecuador's capital; a city notable for its well-preserved old town). After that, travel to famous Galapagos Islands Area (this is the most populated island and the tourist hub in Ecuador. Perfect place to spot marine iguanas, birds, crabs, turtles and innumerous animal species); with stays in Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Islands. Finally, enjoy Guayaquil (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). These destinations are connected by intercity flights and Public Transfer/Speedboat (Santa Cruz/San Cristobal). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Cartagena and out of Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cartagena
    • Flight from Cartagena to Bogota
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Bogota
    • Flight from Bogota to Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Transfer followed by Public Speedboat to San Cristobal Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal Island
    • Flight from San Cristobal Island to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil


  • Quito - Galapagos (Santa Cruz) - Guayaquil - Loja
    8 nights from $2,102*
  • Fullest Ecuador!. Combine wonderful stays in Quito (Ecuador`s capital city; and enjoy its history, colonial sites and cultural heritage). After that, catch a flight to Santa Cruz (known for sandy beaches like El Garrapater). Fly back to Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). After that, take a transfer to Loja (holds a rich tradition in the arts, and for this reason is known as the Music and Cultural Capital of Ecuador) with a stop by Cajas National Park (known for trails through evergreen cloud forests and hundreds of lakes, such as Laguna Toreadora). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Quito and out of Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Flight from Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island) to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guayaquil
    • Transfer from Guayaquil Hotel to Loja Hotel via Cajas National Park
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Loja
    • Transfer from Loja to Guayaquil Airport


  • Quito - Galapagos Island (San Cristobal) - Guayaquil by Air
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  • Fullest Ecuador!. Combine wonderful stays in Quito (Ecuador`s capital city;, and enjoy its history, colonial sites and cultural heritage). After that, catch a flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Fly back to Guayaquil, (known as La Perla del Pacifico, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Quito and out of Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight from Quito to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Flight from San Cristobal to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guayaquil


  • Quito - Cuenca - Guayaquil - Santa Cruz Island - Isabela Island
    10 nights from $2,658*
  • Combine the best of Colonial Heritage with amazing nature and wildlife! Start your journey at Quito, the capital city of Ecuador and place of the exactly the Middle of the World. Then take a flight to Cuenca, after Quito, Cuenca is Ecuador’s most important and beautiful colonial city. You will then head to Guayaquil, the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Up next take your flight to Santa Cruz Island, the second largest island of the Galapagos and the most populated urban center in the islands. After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island, famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora. Lastly, take your flight to Guayaquil, to later take your flight home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Quito and out of Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito
    • Flight Quito to Cuenca
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cuenca
    • Flight Cuenca to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil
    • Flight Guayaquil to Santa Cruz Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz Island
    • Private transfer + Public speedboat to Isabela Island
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Isabela Island
    • Private transfer + Public speedboat to Baltra Airport
    • Flight Baltra Airport (Santa Cruz Island) to Guayaquil
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil


  • Galapagos Island Hopping
    8 nights from $2,109*
  • Best of Ecuador and The Galapagos!. Start your journey at Guayaquil, the main port of the Ecuador and the most populous city in the country. Up next take your flight to San Cristobal (the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The San Cristobal Island is home to the oldest permanent settlement of the islands and is the island where Darwin first went ashore in 1835). Then, you will take the public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island (it is world renowned for the Charles Darwin Station, which is home to giant Galapagos Tortoise). After enjoying the main island, take the public speedboat to Isabela Island, (famous for its geology but also provides an interesting display of fauna and flora in the Galapagos). Lastly, take your flight to Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Guayaquil and out of Quito
    • Hotel for 1 night in Guayaquil
    • Flight from Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in San Cristobal Island
    • Private transfer + Public Speedboat to Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Cruz
    • Private transfer + Public Speedboat to Isabela (Galapagos Island)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Isabela
    • Private transfer + Public Speedboat to Baltra Airport- Santa Cruz
    • Flight from Santa Cruz Island to Quito
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Quito


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