Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39247
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador
  • +9
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Travel to Quito, situated in the foothills of the breathtaking Andes Mountains
  • Soak in the hot springs of Papallacta for the perfect thermal-bath experience
  • Search for flora and fauna in the Amazon, the world’s most biodiverse forest
  • Discover fascinating species of local wildlife on the famous Isabela Island
  • Explore the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon in the Galapagos
  • Spot Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, endemic to the Galapagos
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The trip "Best Of Ecuador And Galapagos Islands" starts from Quito and ends in Isla Santa Cruz. It is a beach tour that takes 12 days taking you through Guayaquil, Otavalo, Isabela Island and 6 other destinations in Ecuador. "Best Of Ecuador And Galapagos Islands" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This small-group tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands will take you on a mesmerizing journey through one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Latin America! Between indigenous markets, natural hot springs, and incredible opportunities to search for exotic wildlife, this tour will show you it all! Begin your trip in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, where you will discover famous landmarks such as La Ronda and the Middle of the World. From there you will visit the Otavalo Indian Market and Cuicocha Crater Lake before you travel to Papallacta, known for its breathtaking scenery and Natural Hot Springs. Next, you will explore the Amazon Island Park, the perfect place to learn about the Amazonian ecosystem and discover many species of fauna. Travel to Baños and visit Manto de la Novia and Pailon del Diablo, two of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Ecuador, and discover the Tungurahua Volcano with its magnificent views. Continue your journey to Quito and have views to Cotopaxi Volcan, and then catch your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival in Baltra, you will travel to Santa Cruz Island and get the opportunity to see Giant Tortoises! Finally, make your way to Isabela Island, known for its sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins, before you travel back home for the perfect end to your tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!
  • Day 1: - Quito (arrival)
  • Day 2: Quito
  • Day 3: Quito - Otavalo - Papallacta
  • Day 4: Papallacta
  • Day 5: Papallacta - Amazon
  • Day 6: Amazon
  • Day 7: Amazon - Banos
  • Day 8: Banos - Quito
  • Day 9: Quito - Galapagos Islands (santa Cruz) (by Flight)
  • Day 10: Galapagos Islands (isabela)
  • Day 11: Galapagos Islands (isabela - Santa Cruz)
  • Day 12: Depart Santa Cruz -
  • 11 Nights’ accommodation in a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Full board meal plan at the Amazon Lodge
  • Full board meal plan at Galapagos Island
  • All Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in AC modern vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guide during the tours
  • All sightseeing as per the detailed itinerary
  • All local applicable taxes
  • All entrance fees as per the detailed itinerary
  • Items of personal nature, tips and gratuities
  • Isabella Island Entrance Fee (USD 10 USD pp - to be paid locally in cash only)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 200 pp, to be paid locally in cash only)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp) & Lobito Fee – Batra Island (USD 10 pp)
  • *Pre-tour purchase is mandatory. $30 Fee must be paid will the final payment 75 days prior to departure.
  • Items not mentioned as included
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Susan Clark-George
  • On Oct 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Loved the tour; we covered a lot of ground and experienced the varied culture in the different parts of the country.
  • John Keith Linn JR
  • On Oct 05 2019
5 - Excellent
This was one of my favorite trips. The itinerary was good, our tour guide was excellent and the small group tours allow for more flexibility more time at locations when everyone agreed to make small changes. Their prices are also... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 August 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

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Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Safaris is 12. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15.Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

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