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This is the new way to visit Galapagos Islands and some Ecuador mainland landmarks. Galapagos Tour is focused in showing the highlights to students form all nature & conservation careers . This tour is customized by GUIDE ECUADOR TRAVEL

PRICE PER PERSON

FROM USD 2780

TOUR LENGHT

10 DAYS

PHYSICAL RATING

Standard

GROUP SIZE

6-40 pax

SEASON

All year round

START

Quito

FINISH

Quito

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Start in Quito and end in Quito! With the ocean cruise tour GuideGalapagos School Journey , you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Quito, Galapagos and 7 other destinations in Ecuador. Guidegalapagos School Journey is a student based group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

TOUR CODE

GE-GST-09

This program is the perfect combination of Quito, the Galapagos Islands and Otavalo Market . Based in showing the best learning outcome possible in Ecuador  for students and teachers from all over the world.We have created this tour in order to give you an opportunity to learn more and travel in a short time , however we can always modify this program as your convenience.

This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to experience the best the of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Insides

DAY 1

Colombia & Galapagos Express 13 Days Tour

ARRIVAL DAY TO QUITO

Today is the arrival day to Quito City , our Tour Director will be waiting for you and your group outside customs and take the all group to the hotel in Quito , you will finally have a resting time at the hotel before the starting of the adventure next day!!!

 

OVERNIGHT :  IBIS HOTEL ***

MEALS : Snack & Water 

TRAVELING TIME :  45 Minutes  ( From Quito’s Airport to the Hotel )

DAY 2

EXPLORING QUITO CITY & EQUATOR LINE 

Early in the morning we will start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Then we will drive towards to the Equator Line Museum, finally we will return back to the hotel for overnight.

OVERNIGHT :  IBIS HOTEL ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  6 Hours   ( Walking Tour , Sightseeing around Quito)

DAY 3

FLIGHT TO GALAPAGOS – HIGHLANDS OF SANTA CRUZ ISLAND 

Early depart to Quito’s International Airport for your local flight to the Galapagos Islands , this flight takes 3 hours ( with an stop in Guayaquil ). Upon your arrival at Baltra’s Airport , clear customes and ready to meet your Naturalist Guide from Galapagos , who will conduct to trough the other part of the trip towards Puerto Ayora town at Santa Cruz Island. On the way down we will visit the Twins or Gemelos Craters , then we will stop at the Gigant Tortoises Ranch to admire them on wild. Finally arrival to the hotel in town for overnight.

OVERNIGHT :  IBIS RED BOBBIE or SIMILAR ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  10 Hours   ( Flight to Galapagagos,  Sightseeing Gigant Tortises)

DAY 4

WETLANDS , PINK FLAMINGOS  & TINTORERAS TOUR 

TINTORERAS ISLET  At this tour, you will visit a next door islet full of babbie marine iguanas , sea gulls , sea lions, blue footted bobbies , frigatte birds and some Galapagos Penguins. Also you will be able to see the TINTORERAS or The White Tip Reef Shark .Then you will go for a magic snorkel at La Calera area , where you will swim together with marine iguanas , sea turttles , sea lions and a great number of colorful fish. Also you will visit the wetlands that includes the Gigant Tortoise Breeding Center , Pink Flamingo Lagunes and marine Iguanas site.Finally you will return back tAlso you will visit the wetlands that includes the Gigant Tortoise Breeding Center , Pink Flamingo Lagunes and marine Iguanas site.o hotel.

OVERNIGHT :  IGUANA or SIMILAR **

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  8 Hours   ( Speed boat to Isabela,  Sightseeing Wetlands)

DAY 5

SPEED BOAT BACK TO SANTA CRUZ  – LAS GRIETAS -DARWIN STATION 

Today you will take a speed boat towards Puerto Ayora , Santa Cruz Island ( it will take 2 hours approx.) Then you will get to the hotel for check in , after the guide will take you to Charles Darwin Research Station ( this is the most important research center of the entire Galapagos ) Then you will have some time to enjoy the town and have a quick lunch before the next activity. Later in the afternoon you will go to visit Las Grietas where you can swim or snorkel at this natural fisure . Finally you will return back to town for overnight… Tonight Advise : Don’t miss eating at the QUIOSKOS street a very fresh lobster and many different tipe of sea food caught in the morning. Also go at night to the Pier , where you can see babbie sharks , rays and many other animals very close.

OVERNIGHT :  RED BOBBIE or SIMILAR ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  8 Hours   ( Speed Boat to Santa Cruz,  Snorkel at Las Grietas ,Darwin Station)

DAY 6

BARTOLOME TOUR 

This tour will start early from twon , then a bus ride towards Itabaca Canal where you will board the yatch for this excursion. This program includes sightseeing , hike , snorkel , snorkel equiptment , lunch on board and much more. Finally you will be taken back to Puerto Ayora for your last night at the Galapagos  Bartolome: The little island Bartolome is very small and 114m high situated close to Santiago Island. When the volcano that formed Bartolomé erupted, there was not any water present resulting in large amounts of basalt on this island (when water is present in an eruption tuff is created). The basalt hardened together with air creating very light rocks. Bartolome’s surface is covered with volcanic ash, which is suposed to be blown over from Santa Cruz Island. The island consists of an extinct volcano and volcanic formations in a variety of red, orange, green, and glistening black.
Pinnacle Rock is the eroded remains of a tuff cone. This large partially eroded lava formation was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. When the seawaters cooled, the hot lava caused an explosion. The exploded particles eventually fasten together forming a rock composed of thin layers. Bartolome’s Pinnacle Rock has become one of the most photographed sights in the islands. On the northern one (wet landing) you are allowed to swim and snorkel. Don’t miss that!

OVERNIGHT :  RED BOBBIE or SIMILAR ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  9 Hours   ( Sailing Tour,  Sightseeing & Snorkel)

DAY 7

Colombia & Galapagos Express 13 Days Tour

SPEED BOAT TO SAN CRISTOBAL – TIJERETAS HILL & LOBERIA 

This morning you will take a speed boat to San Cristobal Island ( 2 hours  approx.) Then you will arrive to the hotel for check in , after you will visit the Interpretation Center and hike up to Tijeretas hill ( Darwin’s first Landing) at Tijeretas hill you can admire the all Bay also Frigatte birds and Blue Footted Bobbies fliying aroubd the clifs. Then some time to relax near by the sea lions at Playa Mann. In the afternoon , you will visit la Loberia for some more snorkel and just enjoy the landscapes from the beach with a nice sun. Finally back to the hotel.

OVERNIGHT :  ZAYAPA or SIMILAR ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  8 Hours   ( Speed boat to San Cristobal,  Sightseeing & Snorkeling)

DAY 8

KICKER ROCK TOUR 

Today includes some of the best snorkeling in Galapagos, a day trip to Kicker Rock! After breakfast, a comfortable speed boat navigates along the coast of San Cristobal, boasting views of the birds and landscape from a different angle. At the rock formation, we’ll snorkel thru the channel in search of a variety of sharks, fish, turtles, rays, sea lions, and more! Enjoy a box lunch on the boat afterward, and some quiet beach time to relax before returning to town.

OVERNIGHT :  ZAYAPA or SIMILAR ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  8 Hours   ( Sailing tour,  Sightseeing & Snorkeling)

DAY 9

FLIGHT BACK TO QUITO

Free  morning , 11:00 am check out and transportation to the Airport to take a flight to Quito late in the afternoon , then transportation to Otavalo City , well known as the Awakaning Valley for the overnight and Cultural Night.

OVERNIGHT :  LAS PALMERAS  HOSTERIA ***

MEALS : Breakfast, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  7 Hours   ( Flight back to Quito, bus to Otavalo)

DAY 10

OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET FULL DAY – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT HOME

In the morning ,we will visit Otavalo Indian Market, which is very famous for its quality handicrafts, and its exportation to all over the world.
Then we will take you to visit a wonderful waterfall known as Peguche, it’s a sacred place where the locals renew their energies and you will also do!!!
After it, It is time to stop at Cotacachi Area, which is known for its famous-quality cow and sheep leather articles and also we can have a stop for lunch, there are several typical dishes and you can have a chance to try guinea pig if you desire….
Finally we will visit Cuicocha well known as Guinea Pig Lake for awesome pictures.
Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive to the Airport in Quito and we invite you to see one of our other  tours in Ecuador Mainland , Colombia and Peru Tours.. However if you desire to add one more day or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.

OVERNIGHT :  NONE

MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  & Water 

DURATION :  8 Hours   ( Sightseeing & Shopping)

GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !!!!!

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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

10 Days / 9 Nights hotel accommodations (Tourist CATEGORY rooms) DBL / TWIN / TRPL Ask for single supplement
Welcome to Ecuador Orientation meeting
Breakfast every day of the tour , Lunch & Dinner specified in program ( FULL BOARD PROGRAM)
Transfers and transportation provided by GUIDECUADOR
Private Spanish/English speaking guide
English Speaking Tour Director for the Entire Trip
Entrance fees according to itinerary mentioned as INCLUDED
Round Trip ticket to Galapagos
Galapagos Park fee
Galapagos Control Card ( Galapagos ID )
Speed Boats to Isabela – San Cristobal & Santa Cruz
All Sightseeings according itinerary
Travel Assistance
All hikes mentioned in program
Water

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

International airfare to Quito
Meals not specified in itinerary
Gratuities
Any personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
Any activity not specified in program
Any hotel nights before or after our Tour Program , if you would like to add ons please let us know in advance

TOUR OVERVIEW

AGE RANGE :  4 to 75 year old

MIN GROUP SIZE : 12

MAX GROUP SIZE : 40

TRANSPORTATION : Private Bus

PHYSICAL RATING  : Moderate

TRAVEL STYLE: Guidegalapagos Island Hopping , School