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11 Days

11 Days

The Galapagos Islands, Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador

Welcome to Ecuador. Enjoy a luxurious and fascinating array of excursions, and activities that show off the exceptional beauty and uniqueness of the islands.

11 Day Sample Itinerary

Trip at a Glance

A Galápagos Islands visit is an extraordinary personal experience with the natural world. These enchanted isles promise to awe, entertain, and inspire.

Day 1

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

Day 2

Full day Colonial Quito tour and private luncheon

Day 3

Fly to the Galapagos Islands and embark on your seven-night Galapogos cruise expedition

Day 4 - 9

Galapogos cruise expedition

Day 10

Disembark your vessel and fly to Guayaquil

Day 11

Half Day Historical Walking Tour of Guayaquil before departing Ecuador

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7 Night Galapagos Expedition

Vessel Options:

Hotel Option:

  • Pikaia Hotel
Day 1: ARRIVE QUITO

Welcome to Ecuador!

Upon arriving, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel.

  • Accommodation: Casa Gangotena 
  • Meals Included:  None Today
Day 2: QUITO

Depart on a guided tour

Enjoy a tour of Quito including the Colonial district, Toack Chocolate tasting at the Casa de Guayasamín, and private lunch at the home of a muralist artist.

  • Accommodation: Casa Gangotena
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 3: QUITO / GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Time to head to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands!

On arrival, you are greeted and taken to your vessel for embarkation or transferred to your hotel for your land-based program.

Accomodations: Your chosen Galapagos Vessel or:

  • Accommodation: Pikaia Lodge
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Today
Days 4 – 9: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Continue on with your Galapagos expedition.

Enjoy a fascinating array of excursions, and activities letting guests explore the archipelago from different perspectives.

Accommodations: Your chosen Galapagos Vessel or:

  • Accommodation: Pikaia Lodge
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily

Activities and Ways to Explore!

PANGA RIDES

Pangas (inflatable dinghies) are the main forms of accessing the different islands from vessels. Excursions by panga can provide a front row seat for exploring mangrove estuaries, hidden bays, cliff faces, and rocky islets.

KAYAK

Paddling at your own speed is another popular and fun way to experience the islands. With a low vantage point and the absence of motor noise, kayaking gives you the freedom to explore at your own leisure as well as up-close wildlife encounters.

HIKES

Daily hikes are led by the Galapagos National Park naturalist guides and provide a unique and rare insight into the wildlife, geological history, and human endeavors of the islands.

Most hikes can go from one to three hours and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Options for extended times for those who like to hike longer are available too.

SNORKEL

Snorkeling excursions allow visitors to go beneath the surface and discover the amazing and unique marine life, some of which is solely known only in the Galapagos. Little to no experience is required, with instruction and all gear provided.

Day 10: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS / GUAYAQUIL

End your Galapagos expedition

Disembark your vessel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel del Parque
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 11: GUAYAQUIL / DEPART ECUADOR

Depart for your half day Historical Park walking tour

One of Guayaquil’s most popular attractions is the Guayaquil Historical Park However, you can gain a greater insight into the city’s fascinating history on a guided tour.

  • Day Use Room: Hotel del Parque
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Contact a Galapagos Travel Specialist
INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?

With the help of our travel specialists, create a perfect trip planned around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.


CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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