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8-Day Express City Tour & Galápagos Islands with 4-StarHotel

by Gray Line Ecuador Duration 8d Features animals Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $1
Pricing based on group of 3 travelers

Day 1 After pickup from the airport, arrive at your hotel in Quito.

Day 2 Go to the historical center of Quito and visit La Basilica church, Plaza de la Independencia, the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, and La Compañía Church. Next, see the exterior of the San Francisco church, explore El Panecillo, and visit the Middle of the World City to see a monument dividing the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Day 3 On an excursion through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, journey to the highlands of Ecuador and make a brief stop at Cotopaxi National Park before you reach Riobamba.

Day 4 Take a train from Alausí to the famous Devil’s Nose, a magnificent section of track in the Andes, and return to Alausí. Head to Cuenca for a chance to visit the Inca ruins in Ingapirca.

Day 5 In Cuenca visit the Calderon Park, the New and the Old Cathedral, the Flower Market, and Modern Arts Museum. See the manufacturing process at the Homero Ortega Panama hat factory, spot the “broken bridge,” and visit Turi for a view of the city. In the afternoon, fly to Guayaquil.

Day 6 Fly to the Galápagos Islands. After a bus ride from the airport to the Itabaca Channel, board a ferry to Santa Cruz Island, where transport is waiting for a ride to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Get a chance to see lava tunnels and a tortoise reserve. At the Charles Darwin Research Station learn about the Galápagos Islands, the species in this majestic place, the theory of Evolution, and conservation programs, and see some giant tortoises in captivity.

Day 7 After a 40-minute walk reach Tortuga Bay Beach—one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galápagos Islands with white sand and green mangroves—and swim at Playa Mansa.

Cruise around the bay on a yacht and swim or snorkel at La Lobería, named due to the presence of sea lions. Proceed to Canal del Amor, offering an unforgettable view, observe reef sharks and marine iguanas in Playa de los Perros, visit Punta Estrada, and return to Puerto Ayora.

Day 8 Go to the Itabaca Channel, ride a ferry to Baltra Island, and board a bus to the airport.

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Day 1 After pickup from the airport, arrive at your hotel in Quito.

Day 2 Go to the historical center of Quito and visit La Basilica church, Plaza de la Independencia, the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, and La Compañía Church. Next, see the exterior of the San Francisco church, explore El Panecillo, and visit the Middle of the World City to see a monument dividing the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Day 3 On an excursion through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, journey to the highlands of Ecuador and make a brief stop at Cotopaxi National Park before you reach Riobamba.

Day 4 Take a train from Alausí to the famous Devil’s Nose, a magnificent section of track in the Andes, and return to Alausí. Head to Cuenca for a chance to visit the Inca ruins in Ingapirca.

Day 5 In Cuenca visit the Calderon Park, the New and the Old Cathedral, the Flower Market, and Modern Arts Museum. See the manufacturing process at the Homero Ortega Panama hat factory, spot the “broken bridge,” and visit Turi for a view of the city. In the afternoon, fly to Guayaquil.

Day 6 Fly to the Galápagos Islands. After a bus ride from the airport to the Itabaca Channel, board a ferry to Santa Cruz Island, where transport is waiting for a ride to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.

Get a chance to see lava tunnels and a tortoise reserve. At the Charles Darwin Research Station learn about the Galápagos Islands, the species in this majestic place, the theory of Evolution, and conservation programs, and see some giant tortoises in captivity.

Day 7 After a 40-minute walk reach Tortuga Bay Beach—one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galápagos Islands with white sand and green mangroves—and swim at Playa Mansa.

Cruise around the bay on a yacht and swim or snorkel at La Lobería, named due to the presence of sea lions. Proceed to Canal del Amor, offering an unforgettable view, observe reef sharks and marine iguanas in Playa de los Perros, visit Punta Estrada, and return to Puerto Ayora.

Day 8 Go to the Itabaca Channel, ride a ferry to Baltra Island, and board a bus to the airport.

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8-Day Express City Tour & Galápagos Islands with 4-StarHotel

Activity Location

Quito

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Quito (Hotel Pickup)

    Quito

  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport

    Quito


Highlights

  • Guided tour of Quito & opportunity to admire Inca ruins

  • Comfortable hotels & amenities like restaurant, bar & Wi-Fi

  • Train ride to Alausí, passing through the Devil's Nose

  • Trip to Riobamba through the Avenue of the Volcanoes

  • Visiting Guayaquil, Galápagos Islands & Tortuga Bay


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Quito, Riobamba, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Galápagos Islands, and Tortuga Beach and Bay

  • Admission to El Panecillo and Middle of the World City on Day 2

  • 4- or 4.5-star hotel accommodation in Quito on Day 1 and 2

  • Hotel accommodation in Riobamba on Day 3

  • Hotel accommodation in Cuenca on Day 4

  • Hotel accommodation in Guayaquil on Day 5

  • Hotel accommodation in Galápagos Islands on Day 6 and 7

  • Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7

  • Pickup from Mariscal Sucre International Airport or Quito hotel on Day 1

  • Drop-off at Mariscal Sucre International Airport or Quito hotel on Day 8

  • Roundtrip train ride between Alausi and Sibambe

  • Roundtrip airplane flight between Cuenca and Guayaquil

  • Ferry ride to Puerto Ayora in Galápagos Islands

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission to Cotopaxi National Park and San Francisco Church

  • Admission to Inca ruins in Ingapirca

  • Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airplane flight between Guayaquil and Galápagos Islands


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult and provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Travel itineraries may subject to change due to availability and depending on your arrival and start day.

  • Some attraction along the tour route may impose an additional surcharge for its admission fee.

  • A Municipal Tax of USD 2.75 per night is applicable for hotel accommodation in Quito.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Quito hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.