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Collette Tours: Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

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Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

10 days $4359*
taxes & fees included
Tour Code: 423

Departs from:

Guayaquil - Tour Ends

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Tour Details

Day 1: Quito, Ecuador - Tour Begins - Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s stunning capital city. Day 2: Quito - Tour Quito’s colonial centre, the largest and best-preserved in Latin America "¢ Visit the Equatorial Line Monument at the "Middle of the World"
Day 1 - Quito, Ecuador - Tour Begins
Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s stunning capital city.
Day 2 - Quito
Tour Quito’s colonial center, the largest and best-preserved in Latin America Visit the Equatorial Line Monument at the "Middle of the World" Cross from one hemisphere to another Sample Ecuadorian cuisine at the welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Quito - Imbabura - Andes Mountain Train - Otavalo Optional Homestay*
Travel to the region of Imbabura, known for towering volcanoes Take an unforgettable train ride on the Andes Mountain Train past towering volcanoes and through spectacular Andes scenery that includes fertile valleys of fruit and sugar plantations Visit Salinas where lunch features regional specialties and Afro-Ecuadorian music and dance Sample "helado de paila," a local fruit ice cream Arrive at a 300-year-old Andean hacienda for an overnight in Old World elegance Or, choose a home-cooked dinner and homestay* with the Karanki community of La Magdalena on the slopes of Cubilche Volcano The Karanki welcome visitors into charming guest houses to learn about their culture.
Day 4 - Otavalo - La Magdalena
Witness the extraordinary community tourism project at La Magdalena and learn how the Collette Foundation is helping to support its residents Experience the shepherding and harvesting activities Taste the homemade cheeses and breads and learn about their medicinal herbal teas Be amazed by the talented artisans making beautiful tablecloths, breadbaskets and many other textiles Travel to the foot of the Cotocachi Volcano and visit spectacular Cuicocha Crater Lake before returning to historic Hacienda Pinsaquí Learn how to make the Ecuadorian spiced drink canelazo and have the opportunity to sample this delicious drink.
Day 5 - Otavalo - Quito
Experience the colorful sights and sounds of the Otavalo Indigenous Market Visit the Andean Instruments Museum in Peguche village Meet local residents at lunch and enjoy indigenous music and dance See the legendary birds of the Andes at Condor Park While traveling south on your return to Quito, stop to watch local artisans create traditional "Masapan" bread dough figurines.
Day 6 - Quito - Baltra Island, Galapagos - Embark Ship - Santa Cruz Island
Fly to Baltra Island, gateway to your Galapagos adventure Partake in lunch aboard the m/v Galapagos Legend Then travel by panga to Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora, and see the giant tortoises from the station\'s breeding program at the natural reserve Discover the incredible lava tubes and pit craters Stargaze from the deck of your ship and contemplate the wonders of the Galapagos.
Day 7 - Santiago Island (Egas Port and Bartolome)
Disembark on the volcanic black sand beach of Urbina Bay Visit Egas Port and observe giant tortoises, Sally Lightfoot crabs, land iguanas and flightless cormorants Discover the fascinating lava bombs, spatter and cinder cones at Bartolome Hike to the summit and enjoy impressive views of the surrounding islands Stroll along the shore or snorkel and you may see marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, sea turtles, white-tipped sharks and other plentiful marine life.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz Island (Dragon Hill) - North Seymour Island
Get up-close with land iguanas at a nesting ground at Dragon Hill Observe the abundant bird species including mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and Galapagos doves Embark on a nature walk to discover a multitude of animal species including eccentric blue-footed boobies, terns and marine wildlife.
Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island - Disembark Ship - Baltra Island - Guayaquil
Discover one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles in the Galapagos Travel past ship wrecks from the World War II era Bid farewell to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil Tour this community known as the \"Pearl of the Pacific\" Visit the Malecón 2000 waterfront area and the 19th-century neighborhood of Las Peñas with its Spanish-style houses From Santa Ana Hill, look out over the city and the Guayas River Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner toasting the wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Day 10 - Guayaquil - Tour Ends
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Day 1 - Quito, Ecuador - Tour Begins
Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s stunning capital city.
Day 2 - Quito
Tour Quito’s colonial center, the largest and best-preserved in Latin America Visit the Equatorial Line Monument at the "Middle of the World" Cross from one hemisphere to another Sample Ecuadorian cuisine at the welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Quito - Imbabura - Andes Mountain Train - Otavalo Optional Homestay*
Travel to the region of Imbabura, known for towering volcanoes Take an unforgettable train ride on the Andes Mountain Train past towering volcanoes and through spectacular Andes scenery that includes fertile valleys of fruit and sugar plantations Visit Salinas where lunch features regional specialties and Afro-Ecuadorian music and dance Sample "helado de paila," a local fruit ice cream Arrive at a 300-year-old Andean hacienda for an overnight in Old World elegance Or, choose a home-cooked dinner and homestay* with the Karanki community of La Magdalena on the slopes of Cubilche Volcano The Karanki welcome visitors into charming guest houses to learn about their culture.
Day 4 - Otavalo - La Magdalena
Witness the extraordinary community tourism project at La Magdalena and learn how the Collette Foundation is helping to support its residents Experience the shepherding and harvesting activities Taste the homemade cheeses and breads and learn about their medicinal herbal teas Be amazed by the talented artisans making beautiful tablecloths, breadbaskets and many other textiles Travel to the foot of the Cotocachi Volcano and visit spectacular Cuicocha Crater Lake before returning to historic Hacienda Pinsaquí Learn how to make the Ecuadorian spiced drink canelazo and have the opportunity to sample this delicious drink.
Day 5 - Otavalo - Quito
Experience the colorful sights and sounds of the Otavalo Indigenous Market Visit the Andean Instruments Museum in Peguche village Meet local residents at lunch and enjoy indigenous music and dance See the legendary birds of the Andes at Condor Park While traveling south on your return to Quito, stop to watch local artisans create traditional "Masapan" bread dough figurines.
Day 6 - Quito - Baltra Island, Galapagos - Embark Ship - Santa Cruz Island
Fly to Baltra Island, gateway to your Galapagos adventure Partake in lunch aboard the m/v Galapagos Legend Then travel by panga to Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora, and see the giant tortoises from the station\'s breeding program at the natural reserve Discover the incredible lava tubes and pit craters Stargaze from the deck of your ship and contemplate the wonders of the Galapagos.
Day 7 - Santiago Island (Egas Port and Bartolome)
Disembark on the volcanic black sand beach of Urbina Bay Visit Egas Port and observe giant tortoises, Sally Lightfoot crabs, land iguanas and flightless cormorants Discover the fascinating lava bombs, spatter and cinder cones at Bartolome Hike to the summit and enjoy impressive views of the surrounding islands Stroll along the shore or snorkel and you may see marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, sea turtles, white-tipped sharks and other plentiful marine life.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz Island (Dragon Hill) - North Seymour Island
Get up-close with land iguanas at a nesting ground at Dragon Hill Observe the abundant bird species including mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and Galapagos doves Embark on a nature walk to discover a multitude of animal species including eccentric blue-footed boobies, terns and marine wildlife.
Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island - Disembark Ship - Baltra Island - Guayaquil
Discover one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles in the Galapagos Travel past ship wrecks from the World War II era Bid farewell to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil Tour this community known as the \"Pearl of the Pacific\" Visit the Malecón 2000 waterfront area and the 19th-century neighborhood of Las Peñas with its Spanish-style houses From Santa Ana Hill, look out over the city and the Guayas River Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner toasting the wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Day 10 - Guayaquil - Tour Ends
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Day 1 - Quito, Ecuador - Tour Begins
Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s stunning capital city.
Day 2 - Quito
Tour Quito’s colonial center, the largest and best-preserved in Latin America Visit the Equatorial Line Monument at the "Middle of the World" Cross from one hemisphere to another Sample Ecuadorian cuisine at the welcome dinner.
Day 3 - Quito - Imbabura - Andes Mountain Train - Otavalo Optional Homestay*
Travel to the region of Imbabura, known for towering volcanoes Take an unforgettable train ride on the Andes Mountain Train past towering volcanoes and through spectacular Andes scenery that includes fertile valleys of fruit and sugar plantations Visit Salinas where lunch features regional specialties and Afro-Ecuadorian music and dance Sample "helado de paila," a local fruit ice cream Arrive at a 300-year-old Andean hacienda for an overnight in Old World elegance Or, choose a home-cooked dinner and homestay* with the Karanki community of La Magdalena on the slopes of Cubilche Volcano The Karanki welcome visitors into charming guest houses to learn about their culture.
Day 4 - Otavalo - La Magdalena
Witness the extraordinary community tourism project at La Magdalena and learn how the Collette Foundation is helping to support its residents Experience the shepherding and harvesting activities Taste the homemade cheeses and breads and learn about their medicinal herbal teas Be amazed by the talented artisans making beautiful tablecloths, breadbaskets and many other textiles Travel to the foot of the Cotocachi Volcano and visit spectacular Cuicocha Crater Lake before returning to historic Hacienda Pinsaquí Learn how to make the Ecuadorian spiced drink canelazo and have the opportunity to sample this delicious drink.
Day 5 - Otavalo - Quito
Experience the colorful sights and sounds of the Otavalo Indigenous Market Visit the Andean Instruments Museum in Peguche village Meet local residents at lunch and enjoy indigenous music and dance See the legendary birds of the Andes at Condor Park While traveling south on your return to Quito, stop to watch local artisans create traditional "Masapan" bread dough figurines.
Day 6 - Quito - Baltra Island, Galapagos - Embark Ship - Santa Cruz Island
Fly to Baltra Island, gateway to your Galapagos adventure Partake in lunch aboard the m/v Galapagos Legend Then travel by panga to Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora, and see the giant tortoises from the station\'s breeding program at the natural reserve Discover the incredible lava tubes and pit craters Stargaze from the deck of your ship and contemplate the wonders of the Galapagos.
Day 7 - Santiago Island (Egas Port and Bartolome)
Disembark on the volcanic black sand beach of Urbina Bay Visit Egas Port and observe giant tortoises, Sally Lightfoot crabs, land iguanas and flightless cormorants Discover the fascinating lava bombs, spatter and cinder cones at Bartolome Hike to the summit and enjoy impressive views of the surrounding islands Stroll along the shore or snorkel and you may see marine iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, sea turtles, white-tipped sharks and other plentiful marine life.
Day 8 - Santa Cruz Island (Dragon Hill) - North Seymour Island
Get up-close with land iguanas at a nesting ground at Dragon Hill Observe the abundant bird species including mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers and Galapagos doves Embark on a nature walk to discover a multitude of animal species including eccentric blue-footed boobies, terns and marine wildlife.
Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island - Disembark Ship - Baltra Island - Guayaquil
Discover one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles in the Galapagos Travel past ship wrecks from the World War II era Bid farewell to the Galapagos and fly to Guayaquil Tour this community known as the \"Pearl of the Pacific\" Visit the Malecón 2000 waterfront area and the 19th-century neighborhood of Las Peñas with its Spanish-style houses From Santa Ana Hill, look out over the city and the Guayas River Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner toasting the wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Day 10 - Guayaquil - Tour Ends
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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