Ecuador Travel Package – Quito and the Galapagos Islands (5N)

Travel to Ecuador and experience its highlights with this 6 Day / 5 Night Travel Package and Tour that includes the capital city of Quito and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador Travel Package – Quito and the Galapagos Islands (5N)

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has been named a UNESCO a World Heritage Site and lies in a spectacular mountain setting at 2800 meters (9184 ft.) above sea level and just 25 kms. (16 miles) south of the equator. The city has a magnificent blend of colonial and modern architecture.

The Galapagos Islands are a natural paradise. Between three and five million years ago, submarine volcanoes surfaced from the bottom of the ocean forming thirteen major islands, six lesser islands, and about forty two islets six hundred miles away from the continent. Wind and water currents from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres carried foreign fauna to this young archipelago, which due to the absence of large predators, eventually became a sanctuary of life. These befitting conditions allowed animals to develop characteristics reconciled to a new environment. Evolutionary processes like those within the community of finches inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, which redefined our origin. Giant tortoises, penguins, iguanas, playful sea lions, yellow and black marine turtles, magnificent frigates, blue-footed boobies, albatross, leaping bottlenose dolphins, white tipped sharks, whale sharks and sperm whales are just some of the formidable wildlife in the archipelago.

Pristine white-sand and red-sand beaches, coastlines dominated by giant mangroves, waters filled with multicolored forms of marine life, and animals that still behave as though man is no enemy make Galapagos truly Enchanted Islands.

Ecuador Highlights Travel Vacation Package (5N) includes

Hotels in Ecuador:

  • 2 nights accommodation at JW Marriott Hotel in Quito and 3 nightsaccommodation at Silberstein Hotel in Galapagos Islands, with daily breakfast.

Tours in Galapagos:

  • Full-day trips on a touring yacht visiting the east coast of Santa Cruz, the island of Plazas and Seymour Norte. You will have the opportunity to know an ecosystem beyond compare. Visit to the Twin Craters (the so-called “Collapsed Craters”).

Observations:

  • Transportation: Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide, according itinerary.
  • Adventure: This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
  • Group Size: Any group size.
  • Staff: Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

Day 1 – Quito
Arrival at Simon Bolivar airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. Day free to enjoy the city. Overnight at the JW Marriott Hotel

Day 2 – Galapagos Islands
Breakfast. Transfer from hotel to airport to take the flight to the Galapagos Islands. Departing in Quito, the flight travels via Guayaquil to Baltra and then bus and ferry take you to Puerto Ayora, which is on the island of Santa Cruz. You will be accommodated at the Hotel Silberstein. In the afternoon it is possible to go for a walk to the Charles Darwin Scientific Station, where the oldest and largest tortoises are being kept. In this unique research program, which is essentially financed by donations, the attempt is being made to save the various species from dying out. In the evening dinner will be served at the hotel, starting with a welcome drink. Overnight at the Hotel Silberstein.

Day 3 – Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, day trip to Plazas. This is a full-day trip on one of our touring yachts, for example the “Encantada”, a motorsailer. The route takes you along the east coast of Santa Cruz and stops at the island of Plazas. There you have the opportunity to watch the island’s marvelous wildlife. As well as sea lions and land or sea iguanas, you will be able to observe the variety of seagulls that inhabit the isle. Lunch is served aboard before the yacht leaves for the hotel, where dinner will be prepared. Overnight at the Hotel Silberstein.

Day 4 – Galapagos Islands
After breakfast, day trip to Seymour Norte Another full-day trip. Today the yacht leaves for Seymour Norte, an island that accommodates large colonies of blue-footed ducks and frigate birds. Also many sea lions and frigate birds inhabit this island. Again lunch is served aboard. For evening dinner the yacht will be back in Puerto Ayora, where you will have dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Silberstein.

Day 5 – Galapagos Islands
Breakfast. A bus trip takes you through the highlands of Santa Cruz, stops for a short visit at Twin Craters (the so-called “Collapsed Craters”) and then continues to the airport on Baltra, where the return flight leaves for Quito. Arrival in Quito and transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Day 6 – Quito
Breakfast. Transfer to airport.

JW Marriott Hotel – Quito
Rising dramatically from the Amazon Avenida Amazonas, Quitos newest – and most luxurious – hotel combines the ultimate in personal luxury with the latest in technology and convenience, bringing a new level of style and sophistication to Quitos business, leisure and meeting travelers.

Silberstein Hotel – Galapagos Islands
The Hotel Silberstein is located on Santa Cruz Island in the center of Puerto Ayora. Formerly known as the Residencial Angermeyer, it was opened by a German family who came to the islands at the beginning of the century. This hotel serves not only as a place to stay, but also as an information center for tourists. The new German owners have kept the same traditions, and continue to offer a comfortable and welcoming environment along with high quality, modern services. It is an excellent mid-priced hotel with lovely gardens and a picturesque pool, and also a well-known alternative to cruises.