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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands with Coral | SITA Tours

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands with Coral

Overview

Not only does Ecuador offer a rich, cultural, and historic diversity, but it is the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, a natural wonderland of unique species and stunning volcanic landscapes. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a pristine natural classroom and makes for a once-in-a-lifetime magical adventure.

7 Days (Friday - Thursday): Quito & Galapagos Islands

Inclusions

  • 6 Night’s accommodation with private facilities
  • Standard Plus cabin on the MV Galapagos CORALL I Or II Cruise
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private arrival & departure transfers in Quito
  • Shared sightseeing with English-speaking guide in Quito
  • Galapagos Island cruise including all activities
  • Shore expeditions as per cruise itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Quito Dann Carlton (Deluxe)
Galapagos Islands M/V Coral I or II (Luxury)

Itinerary

Day 1

Friday – Arrive Quito

Arrive in Quito. You are welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2

Saturday – Colonial Quito & The Middle of the World

This morning tour offers the best of Quito, with its rich cultural legacy, ornate façades and dazzling gilt altars. Visit Independence Square, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral as well as other very representative samples of colonial art and architecture. Continue to visit and relive the history of Ecuador’s most ancient cultures in one of the finest archaeological and gold artifact collections in the Americas. There are over 1,800 pieces, beautifully arranged in chronological corridors with explanatory panels and dioramas. (B)

Day 3

Sunday – Quito / Baltra – M/Y Coral I or II Cruise (Sunday-Wednesday)

You will be assisted and transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra. Upon arrival, transfer to the pier to board the cruise. (BD)

Enjoy a 4-days/3 nights cruise on board your cruise. ITINERARY: Subject to change due to climatic conditions or National Park regulations.

Day 4

Monday – Dragon Hill – Venice, Santa Cruz Island / Cormorant Point, Floreana Island (BLD)

Day 5

Tuesday – Suarez Point, Espanola Island / Breeding Center or La Galapaguera, San Cristóbal Island (BLD)

Day 6

Wednesday – North Seymour Island / Baltra Airport / Quito

Arrive in Baltra this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Ecuador. Arrive Quito and transfer to hotel. (B)

Day 7

Thursday – Depart Quito

At schedule time you will be transferred to airport for your flight back home. (B)