Day 1.  Arrival to Ecuador


Once you arrive to Ecuador you have a transfer to the Hotel (most flights arrive in the evening)

Overnight Casa Aliso


Day 2.  City Tour in Quito



You have a free morning to acclimatize, at 1:30PM you will be driven to Verde Esmeraldas an excellent restaurant for lunch.
Followed by lunch you have a City Tour of Colonial Quito.

Due to the beauty and history of colonial Quito, the main emphasis is given to the old city. Normally the visit begins with a quick and general view of some residential neighborhoods in modern Quito and then it continues to central Quito.
In colonial Quito the passengers gets of the car and walks around the Independence Square, from where it is possible to see and photograph the House of the President,  "Palacio de Carondelet", the Cathedral, the Archbishops Palace and the City Hall. From there the visitors walk towards the most striking churches in the city. The Compañia de Jesus, the most impressive church in Ecuador. It was build and finished about 350 years ago by Jesuits. Another impressive site in the tour is the San Francisco Square, a cobblestone square one block in size, surrounded by red tile roof, white washed buildings.

After the city tour you will have dinner in Octova de Corpus or Zazu.

Overnight Casa Aliso 
Meals: B, L and D



DAY 3: AM Departure from Quito and Isabela Island



You will have a transfer to the airport for your flight to Galapagos.

Upon arrival to Baltra you will have to pay the Park tax and go through Galapagos Immigration procedures. Passports will be needed upon arrival.

After that you will have your connection to Isabela Island by plane.
Once in Isabela Island you will have a private transfer to the Hotel Casa de Marita.
You have a free afternoon to enjoy the beach.

Overnight at Casa de Marira
Meals B


DAY 4: Tour to Muro de las Lagrimas and Wetlands



In the morning you have a tour to the Wall of Tears and the Wetlands, a guide will pick you up from the Hotel.

WALL OF TEARS (MURO DE LAS LAGRIMAS)
“This site has historic importance. It is located at the far side of the beach following the trail that goes to the abandoned airport. The trail starts at the beginning of the long beach, where is possible to see shore birds, and then it passes near by the cemetery and continues inland until the wall is reach. This wall was constructed by the prisoners of the penal colony that existed in Puerto Villamil from 1944 until 1954”.

WETLANDS
“The wetlands adjacent to Puerto Villamil are recognized as a RAMSAR site due to their importance and presence of a variety of species. The area is unique in the world. There are nine trails thought this area”.

The guide will drop you off at the hotel after the Tour, there are good places to eat in town or you may also have lunch at the hotel.
You have the free afternoon to enjoy the town and the beach in front the hotel.

 

Overnight in Casa de Marira
Meals B


DAY 5: Full day Sierra Negra Volcano



In the morning a guide and driver will take you to the Volcan Sierra Negra.
We recommend you to take a wind stopper / rain jacket; it normally rains at the top of Sierra Negra. The tour includes a box lunch.

SIERRA NEGRA VOLCANO
“The Galapagos Island was formed by the accumulation of volcanic material produced by the eruptions. There are six volcanoes on Isabela, all of which are active. Sierra Negra is the last volcano to have erupted, on the 22nd of October in 2005, and it has the second largest crater on earth. Due to the larva mainly having flowed into the crater, it did not pose a threat to the population and made it possible to observe the event from “close up”. During the week that the eruption took place our island were privileged to received scientist from various countries that studied the phenomenon, and visitors who enjoyed the beauty of this spectacular natural event”.

After the tour you will descend to Puerto Villamil and back to the Hotel.

 

Overnight in Casa de Marira
Meals  B and  Box Lunch

 

​DAY 6: Tour to Tintoreras



Today you will visit the Tintoreras a beautiful place where you will encounter a lot of the characteristic Galapagos fauna like: penguins see turtles and marine iguanas.
After a short walk you have the opportunity to do snorkeling with the Galapagos sharks.

TINTORERAS
“These lagoons are found within and around the small settlement of Puerto Villamil. They harbor numerous populations of lagoon birds, the Flamingo and the black – necked stilt being the most several species of migratory birds, either on the long white sand beach or around the lagoons. Dense vegetation separates the lagoons from one another, making it difficult to find them”.

After this visit you will return to the Hotel and have a free afternoon.

 

Overnight in Casa de Marita
Meals B


DAY 7: Isabela – Baltra – Quito (San Isidro)



Early morning you have a transfer to Puerto Villamil Airport for your flight to Baltra.
In Baltra you have to take your connection for your flight  to Quito.

At Quito airport a guide/driver will meet the group and will take you to San Isidro.
Cabañas San Isidro - surrounded by its own 1,900 hectare forest reserve - has built a reputation for being the pioneer in private conservation and birding/nature tourism on the northeast slope of the Ecuadorian Andes.

 

Overnight in San Isidro
Meals B, L and D


Day 8: Rain Forest and Hamadryade Lodge



You will depart in direction due East to the rain forest of Ecuador and continue to Tena to Hamadryade Lodge.
Arrival to Hamadryade lodge will be around lunch time.


Hamadryade – Lodge is an opening within the rainforest, an elegant example of contemporary architecture nested at the heart of an exuberant nature. The luxurious bungalows with their sumptuous bathrooms will offer a unique opportunity to live this Amazon experience. Overlooking the Napo River, the sounds of the jungle will accompany your dreams for a perfect night. Each bungalow is a tribute to the mysterious cultures of various Amazonian ethnic groups, a harmonious alliance between tradition and modern design.
If the group is not tired there will be activities such as a visit to the butterfly farm or go for a hike.

 

Overnight Hamadryade Lodge                                                 

  Meals: B, L and D

Day 9. Papallacta Thermal Springs



In your way back from the fain forest, you will stop at Termas de Papallacta (hot springs) for the night. 

Papallacta Thermal Springs is a hotel with a beautiful setting located on the Eastern Andes at 11000 feet of altitude.   The main attraction are the thermal springs where you can enjoy relaxing in the hot pools  or enjoy nature while walking around the cloud forest.  In this part of the country the biodiversity is very high due to its closeness to the Amazon Basin.
Papallacata Thermal Springs has a great SPA you can enjoy after lunch or a sort walk.

Overnight in Papallacta Thermal Springs
Meals: B, L and D


Day 10. Transfer OUT
You have a transfer out for your international flight.

 

Meals: Breakfast 

 

End of services.

 



Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

Price per person:  

6-8 travelers: Please contact  info@ethakatravel.com for pricing info

 

 

* price is for double occupancy in hotels.  

 

Next departure dates: TBD.​  

 

Contact us to organize your dates.

 

Additionally to the Galapagos tour you will have to pay the following extras subject to change.

Flight Quito / Baltra / Quito: $ 560 per person (subject to change)

Flight Baltra / Isabela / Baltra: $ 270 per person (subject to change)

Galapagos Park Fee: $ 110 per person (subject to change)

 

Price above includes: Tour Leader, meals specified in itinerary, hotel accommodation based on double rooms, land transfers and guide.It does not include: Meals that are not specified in the itinerary, beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.

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