Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Cruise

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39180
  • 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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  • Enjoy the views from Penecillo Hill and visit the Middle of the World in Quito
  • Explore the Otavalo Indian Market where you will discover incredible artisanal art
  • Prepare for a relaxing stay in the Andes as you bathe in the Papallacta Hot Springs
  • Discover the incredible flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest with a naturalist guide
  • Sail around the Galapagos Islands for truly unparalleled views of these breathtaking islands
You will board in and disembark in Quito. With the cruise tour "Best Of Ecuador And Galapagos Cruise" you will be sailing through Otavalo, Floreana Island, Baltra Island and 7 other destinations in Ecuador. The tour "Best Of Ecuador And Galapagos Cruise" takes 12 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the ship and other things, per the package includes section.

Discover one of the most breathtaking destinations in Latin America with this small group tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos! Cruise along the turquoise waters and search for exotic species of animals in the Galapagos Islands! Begin your journey in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador surrounded by the Andes Mountains, where you will discover the Middle of the World and visit La Ronda. Explore the Otavalo Indian Market and Cuicocha Crater Lake before you travel to Papallacta, famous for its Natural Hot Springs and breathtaking landscapes. Explore the Amazonian Tropical Forest and discover the Manto de la Novia and Pailon del Diablo Waterfalls in Baños along with the gorgeous views of the Tungurahua Volcano! Head on a breathtaking cruise of the Galapagos Islands as you visit Sant Cruz, where you may see Giant Tortoises in their natural environment, sail to Floreana Island, an evergreen island with flaming pink-flamingos and incredible snorkeling opportunities, and explore Espanola, where animals reign the land! Encounter the Waved Albatross and pass by El Soplador, a giant blowhole that explodes to heights reaching 25 feet. Discover Blue Footed Boobies and Red-Billed Tropicbird among many other exotic species of animals before you travel to San Cristobal, the capital of the Galapagos, famous for their sea lions and volcanic rocks where you will end 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 (by Flight) (embarkation): Santa Cruz
  • Day 10: Dragon Hill / Chinese Hat
  • Day 11: El Barranco / Darwin Bay
  • Day 12: Black Turtle Cove- Baltra (disembark) – Quito (by Flight) –
  • 08 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • 03 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior cruise 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
  • 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 Best of Ecuador 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 06 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 October 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 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 Best of Ecuador 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.
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