** THIS TRIP IS AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND, YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR DATES FOR A PRIVATE TRIP
Explore a unique ecosystem of enchanted GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.
From Quito, the capital of Ecuador and Latitude 0 travel back in time to the era of the Age of Discovery of the New World, to the remote Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Explore unique endemic wildlife, terrestrial and marine, and landscapes of volcanic-origin enchanted archipelago. Stay in oceanfront charming boutique hotels.
With our knowledgeable and friendly crew of certified local English-speaking guides and rangers, you will learn a lot about this unique place on Earth.
*This trip works well for families with kids 8+ and can be run on a private basis.
Continental Ecuador (Andes):
💒 Colonial Quito - start your adventure from the capital of Ecuador, travel back in times, and walk the streets of the city built by Spaniards
🇪🇨 Latitude 0 - Step from the northern hemisphere to the southern and balance yourself in the Middle of the World
🌟 Quechua culture - Hunt for trophies at the vibrant local indigenous markets
Galapagos Islands Hopping:
🦀 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 the 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 the 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 Isabela, 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.
Ecuador entry requirements:
Effective October 20, 2022, visitors to Ecuador are no longer required to present a certification of vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative PCR or Antigen test result.
All visitors must complete a Traveler Health Declaration Form (one per family) and present to customs upon arrival to Ecuador. Alternatively, a digital form (one per person) can be completed at the following link, https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/.
Galapagos entry requirements:
• INGALA tourist migration card (the form will be provided by the airline before departure)
• Galapagos national park entry fee paid ($100 + 20 USD for adults, $50+20 USD for kids CASH ONLY)
In if the Trip departure is canceled by Organizer, the amount paid by Participant will be fully refundable;
If the trip is cancelled by Participant due to any personal reason, the following penalties will be applied:
Cancellation 89 to 45 calendar days before departure - up to 50% of the trip cost, including registration deposit
Cancellation 44 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable
At the elevation of the city of Quito (2850m) some people feel mild symptoms of altitude sickness. That's normal. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. With altitude sickness, you may have a headache, nausea or trouble sleeping.
As a suggestion for successful acclimatizing drink plenty of water and herbal teas, avoid alcohol drinks on the first days of your trip. If you have a headache, take medications immediately.
(!) People with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and pregnant women are strongly recommended to consult a therapist before having a high-altitude trip.
A day pack for your personal items (for day tours)
Sunscreen UV 50+
Altitude 9500 feet,
Average air temp: 55-70F, Windy, Possibility of rains in the afternoons (low in July)
Casual comfortable outfit for day-tours
Fleece jacket or hoodie
Comfortable walking shoes
Altitude 0-3000 Feet, Average air temp 80-90F
Average water temp: Nov to May ~75-77F, June to Oct ~65-70F, Possibility of light rains
Light pants /Bermudas shorts
A change of loose t-shirts
Long sleeve loose shirt (for sun protection)
A light sweatshirt (for breezy evenings)
A waterproof jacket /windbreaker (for speedboat rides between Santa Cruz and Isabela islands)
Quick-dry sandals or tennis shoes for day-tours
Provided gear on day tours (at no extra cost):
Masks and flippers for snorkeling
Please use ONLY bottled drinking water.
Tap water is good only for brushing your teeth.
Arrival to Quito in the afternoon.
Meet with your local english-speaking guide at the airport terminal exit and drive to town (45min - 1 hr). Hotel check-in, evening at your own.
Overnight in hotel, Quito.
Quito altitude - 2850m