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Quito and the Galapagos Islands – New for 2022 - 9 Days

On this 9-day tour you’ll enjoy many sights in and around Quito and whilst in the Galapagos Islands seeing some of the most impressive scenery in the world.

You visit Quito City and take a ride on the Teleferico cable car. Take in Otavalo and its famous Market. You’ll travel to the Equator, during the tour you will see and enjoy many sights and tastes the country has to offer, including a visit to a Rose Farm, enjoy Lunch in a family home.

After enjoying Quito, we will transfer to the airport where we will board a flight to the Galapagos Islands.


Join this 9 day tour of Quito and the Galapagos Islands.

Day 1
Arrival in Quito, Ecuador

Arrive in Quito, you will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Included meals: None. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: None.

Day 2
Quito City Tour

Today we embark on a City tour of Quito, you will see the sights and sounds this city has to offer on a Walking tour of the central area, and afterwards you will enjoy the City from a different perspective as you travel on the Teleferico Cable Car to view the city from above. After Lunch which is included, you will visit the Market and perhaps try your hand at bartering, we return to the hotel in the late afternoon where the rest of the evening is free to relax and enjoy on your own.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Sightseeing.

Day 3
Otavalo & Equator

Today we check out of our hotel and travel to Otavalo. During the day we will visit a Rose Farm, here you will get an explanation on the growing, packing and distribution of the roses. Today we will have Lunch in a Family Home. During our day of travelling we will stop at the Equator. After a day of sightseeing, we will return to the hotel for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Rose Farm, Alpaca Store and Sightseeing.

Day 4
Flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands

Today we will be transferred to the Airport at Quito for our flight to the Galapagos Islands, we will land at Baltra Airport and after formalities we will visit the Giant Tortoises. Afterwards we will check into our hotel for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Giant Tortoises.

Day 5
Tartuga Bay, Galapagos

This morning after breakfast we will visit Tartuga Bay, here you will be able to see many Iguanas. After lunch we will join a speedboat and travel to Isabela Island, here we will check into our hotel for 2 nights.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Iguanas, Sightseeing, speed boat ride.

Day 6
Tuneles, Galapagos

This morning you will explore the area of Tuneles on a snorkelling tour, the average water temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius, (64.4f to 71.6f) you will get to see Albatross, Blue Footed Boobies, the magnificent frigate birds, whilst on the banks you can also see the tortoises, iguanas, sea lions, manta rays and penguins. After lunch you will travel to the Wetlands, here you will walk with the naturalist, viewing the unique bird species, such as common stilts, Whimbrels, white-cheeked pintails and gallinules.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Snorkelling & Sightseeing.

Day 7
Tintoreras to Santa Cruz, Galapagos

This morning takes us to Tintoreras, a spectacular spot right in the bay, you have the chance to snorkel and view the Sea Lions, Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Sea Turtles, Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish.

After Lunch we will travel back to Santa Cruz.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Snorkelling & Swimming.

Day 8
North Seymour, Galapagos

Today we will visit North Seymour, it’s a small island that as formed by the uplift of a submarine lava formation. It was named after an English nobleman, Lord Hugh Seymour.

It’s an important fishing site for Marine Birds and a nesting site for the Frigate Bird.

Animals that you can see here are Frigate birds, Blue Footed Boobies, Swallow Tailed Gulls, Herons, Hawks, Sharks and Rays.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: Bird Watching

Day 9
Departure Day, Flight to Guayaquil or Quito, Ecuador

Today its departure day, after starting the tour in Quito and travelling by Bus, Flight and Boat, it’s time to depart the Galapagos Islands taking our memories home with us.

You will be transferred to Baltra Airport for your flight home, depending on your destination, your flight will take you either to Guayaquil or Quito airports to meet your International flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar). Activities: None.

What's Included

  • This holiday tour starts in Quito, Ecuador
  • This holiday tour ends in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Airport Transfer from Quito Airport to Hotel on Day 1
  • Airport Transfer to Baltra Airport on Day 9
  • Internal flights to / from Galapagos Islands
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in Quito & Galapagos
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • All activities, visits and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a Tour Director (Subject to minimum numbers)

What's NOT Included

  • International Flights
  • Any Drinks or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra items at hotel such as laundry, wines, etc unless specified
  • Any charges hotel may make for use of facilities
  • Personal expenditure, gratuities and where applicable admission fees
  • Any transfers to/from Ecuador
  • Any optional excursions or entrance fees to non-stipulated attractions
  • Galapagos Government Fee's
  • Single room supplements
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or any travel / medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included price
  • Gratuities to drivers, guides, bellmen, restaurant staff, etc


If i arrive a day or so earlier, will I still be met at the airport

As long as we have your flight details, yes you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. (Note the hotel must be the hotel being used for the tour)

My Flight home is via Quito Airport, how do i get there from the Galapagos at the end of the tour

The return flight will be included, either to Guayaquil or Quito airports, when you depart on day 9.

Can I pay the Galapagos fee in advance

No, the fee is collected on arrival into the Galapagos, the fee must be in Cash, US$. The fee for 2019 was US$100 per person, this may change in 2020 or 2021.

Will the tour be escorted

If there are enough people on the tour, yes, the minimum number for this tour to be escorted is 8

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Quito and the Galapagos Islands – New for 2022

Trip Facts

  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • 1 - 16
  • 9,350 to Sea Level
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