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21 DAYS – LUXURIOUS FULL ECUADOR: HACIENDAS & GALAPAGOS (25ECGPC21)

This high end, luxe travel around Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands shows you all the highlights and jewels of this amazing country in the Andes. You will stay in Boutique hotels, ancient colonial haciendas and you will enjoy 8 days on one of the most beautiful cruise boats on the Galapagos Islands.

All road transportation is private with a English speaking driver, included meals are high class and the activities are adventurous but comfortable.

Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Galapagos Islands Ecuador

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One of the most beautiful ancient Haciendas in Ecuador


INITIARY

B = breakfast included
L = lunch included

D = dinner included

DAY 1 (B)
AIRPORT QUITO
Pick-up at airport and drop off at a Boutique hotel in Quito.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Quito.

DAY 2 (B)
QUITO
Today you will go on a city tour with one of our English guides. You will visit Quito’s Old Town and the Equator and its museum.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Quito.

DAY 3 (B)
QUITO
Day off in Quito – recommended to visit Guayasamin Museum.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Quito.

DAY 4 (B)
QUITO
Day off in Quito – recommended to visit Teleferico. You can also hike there to the top of the Rucu Pichincha (4.784m)
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Quito.

DAY 5 (B, L)
OTAVALO
After breakfast you will go to Otavalo, the city in the north where a lot of Indigenous people sell their beautiful handicrafts. After lunch a visit to Cotacachi leather town and a hike around the Cuicocha lake is planned.
Accommodation in Hacienda Cusin.

DAY 6 (B, L, D)
COTOPAXI
In the morning you will visit the Condor Rescue Center and after that you drive to the outskirts of Cotopaxi where you will stay at a beautiful hacienda.
Accommodation in Hacienda Alegria.

DAY 7 (B, L)
CORAON – RIOBAMBA
After breakfast you can go for a lovely horseback ride in direction of the Corazon mountain. If you don’t want to go horseback riding you will drive immediately  south to Riobamba where with good weather you can already see the highest volcano in Ecuador, Chimborazo (6.310m).
Accommodation in Hacienda Andaluz.

DAY 8 (B)
CUENCA
City tour in Cuenca, rest of the day off to explore yourself.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Cuenca.

DAY 9 (B)
INGAPIRCA – CAJAS
Visit to Ingapirca, Inca ruins and Cajas National Park.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Cuenca.

DAY 10 (B)
CUENCA
Day off to relax and enjoy the city.
Accommodation in Boutique hotel in Cuenca.

DAY 11 (B)
GUAYAQUIL
After breakfast the driver picks you up to go to Guayaquil. In the afternoon you can go to the ‘Malecon’ where there a lot of small and nice fish restaurants.
Accommodation in Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil.

DAY 12 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Flight to the Galapagos! You will embark to a superior class boat and depending on the itinerary you will see a lot of wildlife.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 13 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 14 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 15 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 16 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 17 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 18 (B, L, D)
GALAPAGOS
Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation on Superior cruise boat.

DAY 19 (B)
PUERTO AYORA
Today your cruise ends. To enjoy the Galapagos just a little bit more you will stay two days in Puerto Ayora in a beachfront hotel.
Accommodation in Galapagos Beach Hotel.

DAY 20 (B)
PUERTO AYORA
Relax day at the beach
Accommodation in Galapagos Beach Hotel.

DAY 21 (B)
AIRPORT
Breakfast and transfer to the airport where you take your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Example itinerary cruise

Example itinerary cruise

INCLUDED
13 Nights of accommodation in Haciendas or Boutique Hotels
7 Nights of accommodation onboard of a tourist superior cruise boat
Transfer in and out at the airport in Baltra and Quito (4 in total)
Private transportation with an English speaking driver
Meals as described in the itinerary (20x breakfasts, 10x lunches, 8x dinners)
Round flight Guayaquil- Baltra- Quito/Guayaquil

EXCLUDED
Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
Isabela dock fee $10 p.p.
Water taxi $1 p.p. each way (this is a small boat that takes you from the Speedboat to the Harbor and vice versa)
Rain boots $2 p.p. (recommendable for Sierra Negra between June-September)
Wet-suits rent $5 p.p. (recommendable between May-November)
Optional tips for guide
Extra food and drinks

PRICES
7.800 USD p.p. based on 2 and 3 persons
7.440 USD p.p. based on 4 persons or more
*For children under 12 years old we can offer a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.

TRAVEL STYLE
All the Galapagos & Ecuador tours are Shared Group Tours. This means you have a different guide every day and a different coordinator on every island. It will be a mix between group day tours and individual private day tours. You will be with different guests at the group tours.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* Please note that tap water at the Galapagos might contain bacteria so we recommend to always use bottled water, even when brushing your teeth.
* Consider informing yourself with your doctor about food safety when traveling to tropical countries and precaution measurements on how to avoid food poisoning (e.g. always wash your hands always before eating, don’t eat things on the kiosks on the street, only eat peeled fruit, etc.).
* Rebecca Adventure Travel can not take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
* The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

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