Highlights of Quito and Galapagos Cruise

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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39179
  • 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
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy the breathtaking viewpoint from Penecillo Hill in Quito
  • Search for the famous Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz Island
  • Discover pink flamingos in the Flamingo Lagoon on Floreana
  • See the Blue Footed Boobies and Hawks on Espanola Island
  • Get up close and personal with the sea lions on San Cristobal
The tour "Highlights Of Quito And Galapagos Cruise" is cruise trip that starts and ends in Quito. You will be cruising through Ecuador and visit Quito, Isla Santa Cruz, San Cristobal Island and 3 other destinations. The tour "Highlights Of Quito And Galapagos Cruise" takes 7 days and include cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and others. Please see the package includes section for specific details.

Head on a weeklong adventure through the colorful islands of the Galapagos and the ancient splendors of Quito! This small-group tour of Ecuador will introduce you to the ancient splendors of Quito mixed with the exotic islands of endemic animals of the Galapagos. Begin your journey in Quito, the breathtaking capital city surrounded by the Andes Mountains. From there you will catch your flight to Baltra Island and sail to Santa Cruz, where you will learn about the volcanic soils and search for the world-famous Giant Tortoises. Next, you will travel to Floreana, a mysterious island with flaming pink-flamingos, a sea turtle nesting area, and sea birds and sea rays. Your next destination will be in Espanola, a place where animals reign and you will be a mere guest! Search for Blue Footed Boobies, Frigate Birds, Red-Billed Tropicbirds, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, and Waved Albatrosses. Pass by El Soplador, a giant blowhole that explodes to heights reaching 25 feet. From there you will cruise to San Cristobal, the capital of the Galapagos. Discover volcanic rocks and sea lions before you travel to Quito where you will end your tour of Ecuador. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to explore the Galapagos and get a taste of Ecuadorian culture in a few days!
  • Day 1: – Quito (arrival)
  • Day 2: Quito – Galapagos Islands (by Flight) (embarkation): Santa Cruz
  • Day 3: Dragon Hill / Chinese Hat
  • Day 4: El Barranco / Darwin Bay
  • Day 5: Black Turtle Cove- Baltra Island (disembarkation) – Quito (by Flight)
  • Day 6: Quito
  • Day 7: Quito (departure) –
  • 03 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • 03 night’s accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior cruise or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Full Board meal plan during Galapagos Cruise
  • All Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in AC modern vehicles
  • Domestic round-trip flights to/from Galapagos Islands
  • 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
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • 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.
  • Any items not mentioned as included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Quito and Galapagos Cruise 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 15 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 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

Highlights of Quito and Galapagos Cruise 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 Highlights of Quito and Galapagos Cruise 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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