CHRISTMAS! Galapagos & Amazon Jungle Discovery

  • Ecuador
  • Dec 19 - 30, 2016
  • Trip Size: 2 - 16 people

$2390

Deposit: $1000

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS: Ecuador, Galapagos islands, Amazon rainforest, Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife-watching, Eco-tourism

Disconnect from the rest of the world and visit the most remote corners on Earth...  This is incredible opportunity to explore 2 exotic eco-systems in one journey: to travel down the Amazon, and to encounter the most unique wildlife wonder of Galapagos Islands.

You will spend 4 days in the Amazon rainforest, staying at the bungalow eco-lodge, surrounded by lush vegetation and abundant tropical wildlife. You will explore the magical Amazon rainforest, its rivers and lagoons in fluvial canoes and hikes with professional local naturalist guide by your side. 

Your adventure will be continued with 6-days Galapagos island hopping tour. Galapagos are famous with its endemic species both terrestrial and marine. You will have a plenty of wildlife watching, hikes, snorkeling and swimming in the warm Pacific ocean everyday.
You will travel between the islands on a speedboat, visiting curious spots on your way. In this tour you don't have to stay overnight on a vessel, but in the basic hotels and guest-houses on the islands. So you will have evenings free to explore and relax.
 
This is once-in-a lifetime adventure, don't miss it out!

Other available departures in 2016
Sep 15 - open
Oct 06 - open
Oct 20 - open
Nov 03 - open
Nov 17 - open (Thanksgiving weekend!)
Dec 01 - open
Dec 20 - open (Christmas: add $150pp)

What's Included

  • ALL Airport transfers
  • ALL meals included (except Quito)
  • Domestic flights to/from Amazon jungle included
  • Day-tours with English speaking naturalist guides licensed by the Galapagos National Park and Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
  • All transportation (speed-boats & ferries in Galapagos, fluvial canoe in the jungle) 
  • Snorkel gear in Galapagos, rain ponchos and rubber boots in the jungle
  • Lodging in Galapagos islands: BASIC HOTELS in double or triple sharing with private bathroom
  • Lodging in the Amazon jungle: ECO-LODGE double/triple sharing with private bathroom
  • Lodging in Quito airport - 2 nights in 4* airport hotel dbl sharing

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Ecuador
  • Domestic flights from Quito to/from Galapagos roundtrip (~$440)
  • Admission fee to Galapagos National Park $120 per adult ($50 per child up to 12 y.o)
  • Optional hotel upgrades to 3* category /optional tours in Quito/additional days of stay in Galapagos
  • Drinks & alcoholic beverages at the bar
  • Meals in Quito
  • Tips to assisting crew (guides, drivers) - optional
  • Travel insurance
  • Surchage in the case of single accomodation

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Before You Go

  • You will be traveling in a fun GROUP of international travelers (up to 16 people in Galapagos, up to 10 people in Amazon) 
  • This tour offers a good option for budget conscious travelers and families without spending all their savings! We do not sacrifice on visits, you’ll see plenty of endemic/native species and have great travel experience 
  • Local guides are English speaking and licensed by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and National parks.
  • Our hotels are BASIC category, but clean and welcoming, all rooms with private bathrooms. There is also an option to upgrade hotels in Galapagos for a bit more comfortable options (up to standard category, 3*)
  • You can extend your stay in Galapagos for more days
  • We provide the snorkel equipment and wetsuits in Galapagos, rain ponchos and rubber boots in rainforest, so there are no hidden costs, just bring extra cash for after tour beers, meals in Quito and some souvenirs to bring home! 
  • If you wish, day-tours in Quito can be arranged for you for additional cost.
DIFFICULTY: EASY TO MODERATE (swimming in the open water will be required)

CHILDREN are OK on this tour, recommended age 9+
Kids up to 12 y.o get a 20% discount for domestic flights and tours 

ECUADOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Travel document - passport valid no less than 6 months after your entrance to Ecuador with at least 1 blank page for visa stamp (you don't have to pay for visa).
  • Travel insurance for all period of stay
  • On departure from Ecuador non-US citizens have to represent a proof of residence (valid green-card or US visa in their passport).  

VACCINATIONS: not needed for this trip

WEATHER/CLIMATE:
The weather conditions will be very comfortable. 
Galapagos:
Air Temp (Max / Min): +26/21C, 79/70F 
Average Water Temperature: +23C/ 73F
Rainforest:
Air Temp (Max / Min): +27/24C, 79/70F

PACKING LIST AND TRAVEL INFO: will be provided for the registered travelers

Bookable Until

Apr. 20, 2016

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