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Volcanoes and Galapagos

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4.5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22017
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Staying in hotels, explore the Galapagos Islands and discover the incredible wildlife on daily boat trips
  • Experience local communities and mountain scenery on Ecuador's mainland
  • Visit the Yunguilla community in Ecuador's Mindo cloud forest
The "Volcanoes And Galapagos" trip starts from Quito and ends in Guayaquil. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days taking you through Isla Isabela, Guayaquil, Quito and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. "Volcanoes And Galapagos" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the spectacular wildlife and fascinating cultural blend of mainland Ecuador, before exploring the 'enchanted Isles' of the Galapagos. Experience this natural paradise from a different perspective, staying on land on Santa Cruz and Isabela islands. Andean communities - Visit rural indigenous villages with sublime mountain views around Otavalo Galapagos Islands - Spend one week getting up close to the remarkable wildlife of Darwin's paradise islands Cloud Forest - Visit the Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve, a protected area that is home to a stunning array of hummingbirds and butterflies Avenue of the Volcanoes - Take a walk in the Cotopaxi National Park, with views to the snowcapped cone of Cotopaxi Volcano
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Tumbaco, near Quito
  • Day 2 : Travel to Otavalo; explore the rural Andean surroundings and visit the local market
  • Day 3 : Walk at the Laguna Cuicocha; share in rural life at indigenous highland communities
  • Day 4 : Drive to the Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve; visit the community of Yunguilla and a hummingbird garden
  • Day 5 : Explore the cloud forest on foot; visit a chocolate producer; drive to Quito
  • Day 6 : Walking tour of Quito's UNESCO Heritage Old Town
  • Day 7 : Drive the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cotopaxi National Park; walks at the Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Day 8 : Fly to the Galapagos; view giant tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands
  • Day 9 : Boat to Isabela Island, overnight in Puerto Villamil
  • Day 10 : Walk up Sierra Negra Volcano; afternoon snorkel
  • Day 11 : Tintoreras Islands trip; return by boat to Santa Cruz
  • Day 12 : Discover Seymour, Plazas, Bartolome or Santa Fe Island
  • Day 13 : Visit Tortuga Bay; afternoon Charles Darwin Station visit
  • Day 14 : Fly to Guayaquil on the mainland
  • Day 15 : Tour ends in Guayaquil
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
Accommodation
  • Ilalo Garden Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hostal Riviera Sucre (2 nights)
  • Biohostal (1 night)
  • Hotel San Francisco (2 nights)
  • Hotel Deja Vu (4 nights)
  • Hostel Gran Tintorera (2 nights)
  • Unipark Hotel (1 night)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Flight
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
Others
  • Naturalist(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Quito and from Guayaquil are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Volcanoes and Galapagos tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Paul
  • On Dec 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Ian
  • On Dec 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The cost of the Gallapagos enty and visa should be added to teh tour costs and paid centrally
  • Meena
  • On Dec 21 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Enjoyed the trip very much.
  • Dudley
  • On Dec 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Allowing a Galapagous boat extension. maybe a couple fo nights, would have been good.
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.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Volcanoes and Galapagos tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 11 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 October 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Volcanoes and Galapagos tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Volcanoes 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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