Ecuador and Galápagos Explorer

Resort: Ecuador and Galápagos Explorer
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
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Over View

If you’re short on time but still want to experience the awe-inspiring majesty of hot springs and volcanos and the natural wonders of the Galapagos, then this is the adventure for you. Jaunt through the Amazon jungle, soak in soothing hot springs, and observe unparalleled wildlife in the Galapagos. Throw in unique accommodations at a historic hacienda and luxury catamaran, and you’ll have made a month’s worth of memories in two glorious weeks.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2
QuitoOtavalo

Drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of San Clemente for a local lunch. Continue to Otavalo and visit the famous handicraft market. Stay the night at a historic highlands hacienda.

Day 3
OtavaloPapallacta

Continue to the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort for onsite hot springs, optional spa treatments, and hiking excursions. There is plenty of time to soak, relax, and enjoy the mountain views.

Day 4
PapallactaBaos

Take one last dip in the hot springs before continuing along the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ to Baos where there are numerous optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, hot springs, and mountain biking.

Day 5
Baos

Free day to explore Baos.

Day 6
BaosYasuni National Park

Early start in the morning. Drive to Coca, the gateway to the Amazon. Continue by motorized canoe to the luxurious La Selva Lodge. Explore the Amazon jungle with a local guide. Activities can include jungle walks, a canopy tower visit, wildlife viewing, canoeing, and photography. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a drink by candlelight, listening to the sounds of the jungle, before retiring to stylish cabanas.

Day 7
Yasuni National Park

Choose from plenty of activities that include birding, botany, hiking, canoeing, and photography. Spot monkeys, birds, sloths, caimans, and butterflies, just a short walk or canoe ride away. Overlooking the lake, the recently remodelled lodge is a perfect base for exploration. Relax in the lounge with a cocktail and dine by candlelight. Enjoy exceptional cuisine prepared by a gourmet chef. Sleep well in stylish cabanas. Let the sounds of the rainforest sing you to sleep, and the call of birds wake you in the morning.

Day 8
Yasuni National ParkQuito

Travel by boat back to Coca and catch a flight to Quito.

Day 9
Quito

Enjoy free time and spend the day exploring the city of Quito.

Day 10
QuitoPuerto Baquerizo Moreno

Early morning, fly to San Cristbal. Meet the CEO and transfer to the hotel for a first night’s stay in the Galpagos Islands. Following lunch, begin exploring San Cristbal visiting Laguna El Junco, the only freshwater lake in the islands. After, visit the Interpretation Centre to learn about the history of the islands, explore the paths near the centre for beautiful views.

Day 11
San Cristbal Island

Before transferring to the boat, visit Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado to see giant tortoises.

Day 12
South PlazaNorth Seymour

Morning landing at South Plaza, home to the largest population of land iguanas, for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies.

Day 13
Chinese HatBachas Beach

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to the beach on Las Bachas. In the afternoon, relax on the beach or swim in the crystal waters.

Day 14
Puerto AyoraQuito

Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation to see the giant Galpagos tortoises before the flight back to Quito.

Day 15
Quito

Depart at any time.

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