Essential Quito and Galapagos

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39064
  • 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 Quito, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Travel to Quito, surrounded by the beautiful Andes Mountains
  • Enjoy the magnificent viewpoint from Penecillo Hill in Quito
  • Unwind on the beaches of Tortuga Bay, Brava, and Mansa
  • See the Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat on Santa Cruz
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station and Tortoise Breeding Center
Start and end in Quito, the "Essential Quito And Galapagos" trip is a guided natural landmarks sightseeing trip that takes 6 days. You will travel through Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Baltra and Quito in Ecuador. "Essential Quito And Galapagos" is a group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

This small-group tour of Quito and the Galapagos is the perfect trip for first-time visitors to Ecuador! Begin your journey in Quito, the famous capital surrounded by the breathtaking mountains of the Andes. From there you will travel to Santa Cruz, one of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos. Search for local wildlife as you learn about the rich diversity and lifestyle of the islands. See the Giant Tortoises which this island is particularly famous for and discover open waters with many species of exotic birds. You will truly capture the beauty and essence of the Galapagos with this tour of Ecuador!
  • Day 1: - Quito (arrival)
  • Day 2: Quito
  • Day 3: Quito - Galapagos Islands (santa Cruz) (by Flight)
  • Day 4: Galapagos Islands (santa Cruz)
  • Day 5: Galapagos Islands (santa Cruz)
  • Day 6: Galapagos Islands -
  • 05 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • All Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in AC modern vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Natural bilingual guide in Galapagos
  • 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
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 200 pp - to be paid locally in cash only)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp)
  • *Pre-tour purchase is mandatory. $20 Fee must be paid will the final payment 75 days prior to departure.
  • Any items not mentioned as included
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Quito and Galapagos 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 07 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 July 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential Quito and Galapagos 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 Essential Quito and Galapagos 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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