BEST OF ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS

Day1 - ARRIVAL IN QUITO
Welcome to Quito! Transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.
Day2 - QUITO
Start today’s tour in the historic district, or “Old Town” and see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 and their “First Cry of Independence” from Spanish monarchy. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)
Day3 - QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day5 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day7 - QUITO OR GUAYAQUIL TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)
Day at leisure to explore Guayaquil on own. Then, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)