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BEST OF ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

From the rich biodiversity of the Amazon to the exotic species of the Galapagos, this tour of Ecuador will take you on a fascinating adventure!

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Price From
$3749
Price Per Day
$313
Duration
12 Days
Ratings
5/5
Avg. Group Size
12
Comfort Level
Intermediate Intermediate Tours require a moderate level of activity. On certain days passengers may encounter long travel days, while other days they will be standing or walking for extended periods of time (sometimes over difficult terrains) during sightseeing excursions.

ABOUT THIS TRIP

This 12-day small-group tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands will take you on a mesmerizing journey through one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in Latin America! Between indigenous markets, natural hot springs, and incredible opportunities to search for exotic wildlife, this tour will show you it all! Begin your trip in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, where you will discover famous landmarks such as La Ronda and the Middle of the World. From there you will visit the Otavalo Indian Market and Cuicocha Crater Lake before you travel to Papallacta, known for its breathtaking scenery and Natural Hot Springs. Next, you will explore the Amazon Island Park, the perfect place to learn about the Amazonian ecosystem and discover many species of fauna. Travel to Baños and visit Manto de la Novia and Pailon del Diablo, two of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Ecuador, and discover the Tungurahua Volcano with its magnificent views. Continue your journey to Guayaquil, exploring the Las Peñas area and the Malecon, and catch your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival in Baltra, you will travel to Santa Cruz Island and get the opportunity to see Giant Tortoises! Finally, make your way to Isabela Island, known for its sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins, before you travel back home for the perfect end to your tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!

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11 Nights
Superior Accommodation
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21 Meals
Daily Breakfast
Local Lunches & Dinners
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Transport
AC Vehicles
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speedboat
Within the Galapagos Islands
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International & Domestic Flights Included

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Style

Small Group Tour/Guaranteed Departure 

Tour Highlights
  • Travel to Quito, situated in the foothills of the breathtaking Andes Mountains
  • Soak in the hot springs of Papallacta for the perfect thermal-bath experience
  • Search for flora and fauna in the Amazon, the world’s most biodiverse forest
  • Discover fascinating species of local wildlife on the famous Isabela Island
  • Explore the Flamingo Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon in the Galapagos
  • Spot Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, endemic to the Galapagos  
Inclusions
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation in an AC vehicle
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guides
  • International airfare from various gateways
  • Domestic flights to the Galapagos Islands
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes
Exclusions
  • Items of personal nature, tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance
  • Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
  • Isabella Island Entrance Fee (USD 10 USD pp - to be paid locally in cash only)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 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.
  • International airfare, and arrival and departure transfers for Land Only travellers
  • Items not mentioned as included

BEST OF ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

 

Prices for this tour are per person, based on a twin/double room sharing basis.

Single supplement is available for $799 USD per person.

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MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE:

Please note as of February 1st, 2018 all travelers visiting Ecuador must have health insurance coverage. Proof of coverage may be/can be requested upon arrival by immigration/customs officials. Should you not have proof of coverage you can be denied entry to Ecuador. Indus Travels offers TripMate Insurance and can provide you with a quote.

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Based on 8 reviews
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Aven Anderson
My mom and I had an amazing experience on our tour of Ecuador with Indus. Our local guide was amazing--very knowledgeable and flexible with us so it made it feel like a personalized experience.
1 month ago
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Anonymous
This itinerary was a perfect combination of city sights, history and culture together with the peace of the Amazon rainforest and the adventure of the Galapagos. The accommodations throughout were great and the guides outstanding.
4 months ago
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Susan Clark-George
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Loved the tour; we covered a lot of ground and experienced the varied culture in the different parts of the country.
2 years ago
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John Keith Linn JR
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
This was one of my favorite trips. The itinerary was good, our tour guide was excellent and Indus small group tours allow for more flexibility more time at locations when everyone agreed to make small changes. Their prices are also very reasonable even as a single traveler.
2 years ago
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Elaine
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
The tour was phenomenal, thanks to the subcontractor in Ecuador. Totally exceeded expectations!
4 years ago
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Mary
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
I really enjoyed all the places I visited. Restaurants were mediocre, but hotels were nice and some simply outstanding. The high score speaks more about the overall experience, which was everything I hoped for, and less about the details.
4 years ago
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Elaine
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
From start to finish the service was excellent. All flights down to Ecuador including the Galapagos were on time, the representatives both on the mainland and the islands were exceptional and all hotels were clean, centrally located - first rate. I like the fact that we toured the Galápagos Islands from the comfort of hotels not while staying on a boat. People we know who did a boat stay were jealous of our accommodations and experiences. Viewing the majestic tourtosies is a bucket list experience.The mainland tour was also first rate. We saw the contrasts of Ecuador- from the majestic Andes Mountains to boating through the jungle of the Amazon River. The Eco lodge we stayed at on the Amazon River was a magnificent experience. Viewing the major cities of Quito and others allows you to experience the influence of Spain in early Ecuadorean history. Loved the food- no complaints. The only downside was the connecting flights on our return to Canada - not the best but we survived. As experienced travellers we weigh the good vs the bad...overall a five star adventure. We highly recommend this tour.
4 years ago
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William
Best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands
Such an incredible trip. Ecuador is full of great people and surroundings, the wildlife is amazing and we had the best time in the tour. I can't wait to travel again with Indus, I came back from this trip so happy and looking forward to traveling again.

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MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE:

Please note as of February 1st, 2018 all travelers visiting Ecuador must have health insurance coverage. Proof of coverage may be/can be requested upon arrival by immigration/customs officials. Should you not have proof of coverage you can be denied entry to Ecuador. Indus Travels offers TripMate Insurance and can provide you with a quote.

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