Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos

Quito, Ecuador

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Karina Safari
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Jul 2 - 15, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12
Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos
Quito, Ecuador

Karina Safari
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36 reviews

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Jul 2 - 15, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Explore 3 unique eco-systems and the most beautiful landscapes of Ecuador iIN ONE TRIP! 

Travel from Latitude 0 along the Andean Range called the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" to the tropics of the Route of Waterfalls and down to the Amazon jungle! Take a flight to remote Galapagos Islands archipelago., the Enchanted Islands 

Travel assisted by professional english-speaking naturalist-guides in every region.

Trip HIghlights

Continental Ecuador (Andes): 5D/4N

💒 Walk the colonial streets of Quito (the capital of Ecuador) in a company of a local

🇪🇨 Step from northern hemisphere to southern, and balance yourself at Latitude 0 

🏔 Hike the foothills of iconic Cotopaxi volcano, admire the stunning emerald-blue crater lake Quilotoa, the Place of Power

🌟 Hunt for trophies at the vibrant local indigenous markets, meet Quechua people

💦  Zipline along the thundering waterfalls of tropical Baños sanctuary 

🌋  Treat yourself relaxing in warm volcanic-origin thermal springs of Papallacta


Amazon Jungle Adventure: 4D/3N

🐢 Take an adventure deep inland into equatorial forests of the Yasuni National Reserve,  a home to an incredible wildlife such as river dolphins, tapirs, caimans, anacondas, ocelots, howler monkeys, piranhas, toucans and more

🛖 Stay 3 nights in ecolodge - rustic cabins, designed to serve all your comforts

🌴 Visit the local indigenous community, and learn about their ways of life, that haven't changed for decades

🛶 Explore the unique green world of primary jungle walking the trails, from the observation tower elevated above the trees, and in daily motorized canoe rides on the maze of waterways and tributaries of the Amazon river

😎 Travel every day accompanied by a knowledgeable local naturalist guide


Galapagos Islands Hopping: 5D/4N

🦀  Following the steps of Charles Darwin, meet and interact with endemic Galapagos wildlife, terrestrial and marine

🐢 Take a 500-pound giant tortoise for a walk! 

🐳 Snorkel in a company of sea lion puppies, colorful reef fish, sea turtles and rays! 

🦎 Relax and soak in the sun with a family of lazy marine iguanas on a picturesque white-sand beach of Isabela island

🐦 Learn a bridal dance of blue-footed boobies birds, see how Pacific birds raise their chicks in a wild

🐧 Look for Galapagos penguins and pelicans fishing

🚢  Stay in comfortable small hotels by the water on the islands of Santa Cruz and Isablea, and travel by speed boat ferries to visit more islands on day-tours. Every single day will be full of ACTIVITIES, such as wildlife watching, easy hiking and snorkeling.  

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Standard Hotels 3* on the Mainland, Upscale eco-lodge in Amazon jungle, Upscale Hotels 4* in Galaogos
  • Day-tours & activities
    All included excursions, day-tours, activities and arrangements
  • Included Meal Plan
    Jul 3-6, 10 & 11: Breakfasts, Jul 7-9 Jungle: Full board, Jul 11-15 Galapagos: Breakfasts & snacks on day-tours
  • Ground Transportation
    Private van on the Mainland (Jul 2-6); 2 shared airport transfers & canoe-rides in Amazon (Jul 7-10); Private airport transfers & land tours , 1 shared boat-tour & shared ferry rides (Jul 11-15)
  • Parking fees, tolls, gas
  • Professional Assistance
    Certified english-speaking local guides
  • Provided gear
    Jungle: Rain-ponchos and rubber boots ; Galapagos: Masks & fins for snorkeling (for day-tours only)
  • Flights
    International & Domestic (to/from Galaoagis, to./from Coca)
  • Admissions
    Galapagos NP: $120USD/adult ($50USD/child up to 12)., Yasuni NP $35USD, Papallacta thermal pools $9-23USD, Latitude0 - $5-8USD
  • Meals
    Lunches and dinners where not included
  • Travel insurance
    Required with Covid19 coverage
  • Optional activities
    Zipline rides & bungee jumping in Baños, horse-back riding in hacienda Cotopaxi

Available Packages

Adult (13+)
Available until April 1, 2022Sold Out
$4,255
Deposit: $1,200
Child (up to 12)
Available until April 1, 2022Sold Out
$3,400
Deposit: $1,000
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Itinerary

Jul 2 (Sat)
Hola, Ecuador! Arrival in Quito

Arrival to Quito around noon.

Meet with your guide at the airport and drive to town (45min-1hr).

Stay at hotel in the  "Gringolandia" neighborhood , called like that as it's famous for expats and foreign travelers from around the world.  Safe neighborhood with nice architecture, excellent location near numerous restaurants, shops, banks and a handcraft market.

Free time to explore, relax and acclimate.

Overnight in hotel in town (Hotel Reina Isabel or similar)


Quito altitude - 2850m

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
36 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

LZ
The best part of any trip is to meet new people and get to know everyone in a group. You can't find a better place to do this then gorgeous Hawaii. The food was diverse and delicious, abundance of fruit will surprise anyone. Accomodations were comfortable and spacious. I can't wait for the next adventure to meet new and old friends
By Larysa Z for Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches on 12 Nov, 2021
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Another amazing trip with Safarika! My husband and I came back home rested, energized, and with new wonderful friends. Collecting our vacation time for another adventures with Safarika. Looking forward for new travels with beginner and medium level hikes.
By Olga K for Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches on 09 Nov, 2021
Thank you very much Karina and Alex for fantastic views, great company and delicious food!
By Victoria M for All Shades of Fall in Colorado Hiking Trip on 14 Oct, 2021
It's my second trip with Karina. As the previous time everything was well organized: accommodations, transportation, permits, passes, dining.. All we have to care about - is to have fun! What I like the most about trips with Karina is a balance between challenging and interesting hikes - if you have to push yourself to get somewhere - be sure you'll be rewarded. Several trip highlights: - One of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Rocky Mountain NP - Sunrise hike with spectacular views over the park. Each picture taken there worth National Geographics cover - Variety of restaurants reserved ahead of time - And of course people!
By Valerii T for All Shades of Fall in Colorado Hiking Trip on 12 Oct, 2021
The trip was awesome! Thank you so much Karina and Katya for making my dream of exploring Yellowstone NP come true. Unforgettable memories, beautiful pictures, wonderful company - everything was superb. I will travel with you again and would recommend you to anyone.
By Olesia M for Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton (Moderate Hiking/ Hotels stay) on 28 Sep, 2021
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
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I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan T on 20 Jun, 2019