Cities, Andes & Galapagos - Superior

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Travel to Ecuador, discover Quito, the oldest capital in South America and uncover Andean Highlands of Otavalo. Explore the Galapagos Islands and enjoy its spectacular flora and fauna on the island of Santa Cruz. Relax on the paradise beaches and look out for the giant Galapagos tortoises before ending your adventure in vibrant Guayaquil.

Destinations
  • Ecuador
  • South America
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Wildlife

Location: UK/Ireland - Quito

<p>Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight Quito. Arrive in <strong>Quito</strong>, the capital of Ecuador and a city famed for its high vantage point in the Andean mountains, and its ancient Incan significance. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the relaxed culture of the Ecuadorian Sierra. Overnight stay in Quito.</p> <p>* Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.</p>

Accommodation Name: Dann Carlton Quito

Location: Quito

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Today, meet a local guide who will take you on a fascinating <strong>guided tour of some most emblematic sights of Quito.</strong> Explore the Historic Center, declared a World Heritage Site for its great beauty, and also discover the city's traditional market where you can taste a great variety of tropical fruits grown in Ecuador. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Quito.</p>

Accommodation Name: Dann Carlton Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Quito

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day in Quito at your leisure, exploring the city or simply taking some time to enjoy the beautiful climate and natural environment. We recommend enjoying our excursion to Quilotoa.* Overnight stay in Quito.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Quilotoa Excursion</strong>: Set off through the Andean Mountains, passing by the snow-capped peaks of Tungurahua and Chimborazo. Stop at a local market for a taste of the local culture and visit Quilotoa Crater Lake, known for its everchanging colour, depending on the sun and clouds.</p>

Accommodation Name: Dann Carlton Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Quito - Otavalo

<p><strong>Breakfast </strong>at the hotel. Set off towards <strong>Otavalo</strong> in the Andean Highlands. On the way, visit the experiential <strong>Inti Nan Museum</strong>, to learn about the history and heritage of the different tribes of Ecuador and their relationship with the equator. Here you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere! Arrive in <strong>Otavalo</strong> and take a walking tour of the village where you can enjoy the local market, the largest in the region. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Otavalo.</p> <p> </p>

Accommodation Name: Hacienda Pinsaqui

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Otavalo

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure in Otavalo, relaxing at your own pace or exploring the surrounding highlands and volcanic walking trails. Overnight stay in Otavalo.</p>

Accommodation Name: Hacienda Pinsaqui

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Otavalo - Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

<p>Early morning transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Baltra,</strong> in the wonderful Galapagos Islands. From Baltra, transfer to the island of Santa Cruz by crossing the <strong>Itabaca channel on a ferry.</strong> On the way to the hotel visit Finca El Chato where you can see the mighty <strong>Galapagos Tortoise</strong> in their natural habitat. Arrive in <strong>Puerto Ayora</strong> and visit the<strong> Charles Darwin Centre</strong> to learn more about the significance of the Galapagos Islands. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay on Santa Cruz.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cucuve Suites

Location: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beautiful beaches or the wonderful wildlife. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cucuve Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Start the morning with a<strong> tour of Academy Bay</strong> discover the abundance of wildlife. Take a boat across the small channel to Academy Bay, also known as La Loberia. You may even be lucky enough to sight sea turtles and the famous Blue-Footed Boobies along the way. Enjoy a guided walk along a path to 'Playa de Los Perros', known for its amazing marine iguanas who rest on the rocks on sunny days. Admire the impressive flora of the bay and enjoy a snorkelling excursion along the shoreline before walking to Las Grietas. Return to Puerto Ayora and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cucuve Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Galapagos (Santa Cruz)

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beautiful beaches or the wonderful wildlife. Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.</p>

Accommodation Name: Cucuve Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santa Cruz - Guayaquil

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Head back to the mainland, with a flight from <strong>Baltra.</strong> Arrive in<strong> Guayaquil,</strong> and transfer to your hotel in the city center Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador and is located on the coast. Later, <strong>enjoy a 2-hour walking tour, </strong>visiting the Malecon and Las Pe&ntilde;as neighborhood. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.</p>

Accommodation Name: Wyndham Guayaquil

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Guayaquil - Night on board

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: UK/Ireland

<p>Arrive to UK or Ireland and end your trip.</p>

Included
  • -Internal flights: Quito - Galapagos and Galapagos - Guayaquil. *
  • Meals
    -9 Breakfasts.
  • -ATOL Protection. **
  • -10 nights accommodation in Deluxe category hotels.
  • -10 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
  • -All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • -Transfers.
  • -International flights: UK/Ireland - Quito and Guayaquil - UK/Ireland.
  • -Transfer to the island of Santa Cruz by crossing the Itabaca channel on a ferry.
  • -Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • -Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.

Escorted Tour holidays with Exoticca

As experts in offering exclusive and invaluable escorted tours and travel experiences, Exoticca is a name you can trust to help you plan the trip of your dreams. As the name suggests, this respected tour operator specialises in creating exotic and unique tours and holidays to the far-flung corners of the world, such as China, India, Jordan, Cambodia, Brazil, Lapland and Kenya. The company describes itself as ‘the future of travel’ and is dedicated to ensuring it offers impressive escorted tour itineraries and the most competitive prices on the market.

Exoticca caters to every type of traveller by offering group tours and private tours, as well as premium and luxury holiday packages and carefully planned excursions. With many years of experience in the bag, the company has developed strong relationships with its partners to enable the team to negotiate exclusive deals to save you money on your chosen escorted tours. Plus, you can pay for your Exoticca tour in instalments to make it easy for you to budget for your trip.

The team behind this trusted tour operator is made up of travel enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing the utmost level of comfort, quality and innovation to help make your trip as amazing as possible and to ensure all of your wishes are fulfilled. All tours include international flights, transfers, most meals and an English-speaking guide, along with unrivalled levels of customer service. When it comes to the itineraries, each one is crafted by destination experts so that Exoticca can always offer holidays and escorted tours of an exceptionally high standard, no matter whether you choose a premium or luxury package.

You can choose from a wide array of exciting and enriching escorted tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas to suit your tour style and interests. For example, you can head to Rovaniemi in Finland to meet Santa Claus, see the treasures of Tuscany or experience a magical trip through the Baltic capitals. If you want to travel further afield, you can go on a luxury African adventure, discover the exotic islands and beaches of Malaysia or explore some of the most magnificent rainforests in the world on a Costa Rica tour. Whichever tour you book, you’ll always have plenty of free time to enjoy your chosen destination at your will.

The essence of Exoticca’s way of travelling lies in its respect and admiration for other cultures and is why the team collaborates with charities for good causes and helps those in less fortunate regions of the planet. You’ll also be pleased to know that every holiday and escorted tour is ATOL and ABTA protected, giving you peace of mind that you won’t ever lose the money you have paid for your trip.

 

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