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The Galapagos and Amazon Experience

12 Days / 11 Nights

Package Overview

The best of two amazing eco systems in Ecuador - the Galapagos and the Amazon. This package will take you to areas less traveled and offer unique opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiences unmatched. From the anaconda in the Amazon to the Land Tortoise in the Galapagos.

Agent Commission Starting At: $716.00

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $7160.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Clear customs and immigration and locate our representative to transfer to your hotel

Accommodations at selected hotel

Day 2

Breakfast included at the hotel

Quito City and Middle of the World Tour

Accommodations at selected hotel

Day 3

Breakfast included at the hotel

Transfer out to the Airport for flight to the Galapagos - San Cristobal arrival and transfer to your cruise

Tortoise Protection and Growing Center Tour

Accommodations on selected yacht

Day 4
Galapagos Cruise on board the Seaman Journey

San Cristobal Island

AM: Galapaguera

A short visit to the Galapaguera that is a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat.

PM:CerroBrujo, San Cristobal Island Cerro Brujo is a beautiful beach of white coral beach where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel.

This is the first coast where Charles Darwin walked in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape where you can see seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is very popular to observe young tortoises and for swimming.

The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used for the fishers as a salt mine in order to preserve food for the local population.

Among the fauna that you can observe the Chatham Mockingbird and the San Cristobal Lava Lizard, both species are endemic to the island and unique to the area as they cannot be observed anywhere else.

Also you can find the island canary, the Galapagos turtles and with luck the little bird known as the PájaroBrujo in Spanish,an endemic specie from San Cristobal Island. The vegetation covers the route where you can find species like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees.

Located on the north coast of Isla San Cristobal it is a peaceful place with white sand and crystal water, a perfect combination for an incredible stay.

B/L/D

Day 5

all meals aboard included

Gardner Bay - Espanola Island

Punta Suarez - Española Island

Accommodations on selected yacht

Day 6

all meals aboard included

Punta Cormorant - Floreana Island

Post Office Bay and Baroness Lookout - Floreana Island

Accommodations on selected yacht

Day 7
Galapagos Cruise - Quito

Santa Cruz Island

AM:Charles Darwin Station

Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions is the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and taken to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

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Day 8
La Selva Jungle Lodge 4d/3n Standard room

At agreed time transfer to the airport for your flight to the Amazon. At the airport: La Selva representative will help you with your luggage and tickets. After a short (35 minute) flight to Coca, you will be met by another English-speaking representative of La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, who will welcome you to Coca, help you with your luggage and transfer you and your fellow guests to the pier, where our motorized canoe is waiting. La Selva Lodge is located about two hours from Coca by motorized canoe. The canoe is covered, in case of inclement weather such as rain or strong sunshine. The ride itself is fun and interesting! A box lunch is provided for guests on the ride. The motorized canoe cannot go into the lagoon where the lodge is located, so you will disembark on the river for a short walk and a ride in another, smaller canoe. Your luggage will be handled for you. Once you reach the lodge, there is a welcome cocktail and brief orientation meeting. Then you’ll be shown to your spacious rooms and given the chance to rest and explore a bit before dinner at 7:30. During dinner, your group and guide will discuss the activities for the following day. After dinner, depending on the weather and the will of the group, there may be a short activity such as night wildlife walk or canoe ride near the lodge to see some wildlife. Many guests prefer to relax in the lounge with a cold drink from the bar or have a soothing massage in the spa! B/-/D

Day 9
Exploring the Amazon Rainforest!

Breakfast is served early because there is so much to see and do! There are a number of activities that you might do, including a visit to the parrot clay lick, a trip to a local community, or an excursion to the observation tower to see birds and monkeys. What activity you do will depend on many factors, including the weather and what the group wants to do. If you do not wish to do the morning activity, you are under no obligation to do so. Many guests prefer to remain in our comfortable lodge and relax. A delicious lunch is served in our dining room at 12:30. After lunch, guests can try their hand at fishing for piranhas, take a nap or read a book during the hottest hours of the day. Afternoon activities tend to be more low-key than morning ones. You might go for a canoe ride around the lagoon, take a short trail to hopefully see pygmy marmosets, or visit the nearby butterfly farm if it is raining very hard. Again, the activity will be decided at the last moment by the guide, depending on conditions. A gourmet dinner awaits in our dining room as afternoon turns into evening. After dinner, depending on the weather and the will of the group, there may be a short activity such as night wildlife walk or canoe ride near the lodge to see some wildlife. Many guests prefer to relax in the lounge with a cold drink from the bar or have a soothing massage in the spa! On your last evening, you will be asked to clear up your bill in case you had any extras, such as alcoholic drinks or a massage. You’ll also leave tips if you wish for the staff and guides. You may use your credit cards. You’ll also be asked to kindly fill out a comment card so that we can improve our service. B/L/D

Day 10
Exploring the Amazon Rainforest!

Breakfast is served early because there is so much to see and do! There are a number of activities that you might do, including a visit to the parrot clay lick, a trip to a local community, or an excursion to the observation tower to see birds and monkeys. What activity you do will depend on many factors, including the weather and what the group wants to do. If you do not wish to do the morning activity, you are under no obligation to do so. Many guests prefer to remain in our comfortable lodge and relax. A delicious lunch is served in our dining room at 12:30. After lunch, guests can try their hand at fishing for piranhas, take a nap or read a book during the hottest hours of the day. Afternoon activities tend to be more low-key than morning ones. You might go for a canoe ride around the lagoon, take a short trail to hopefully see pygmy marmosets, or visit the nearby butterfly farm if it is raining very hard. Again, the activity will be decided at the last moment by the guide, depending on conditions. A gourmet dinner awaits in our dining room as afternoon turns into evening. After dinner, depending on the weather and the will of the group, there may be a short activity such as night wildlife walk or canoe ride near the lodge to see some wildlife. Many guests prefer to relax in the lounge with a cold drink from the bar or have a soothing massage in the spa! On your last evening, you will be asked to clear up your bill in case you had any extras, such as alcoholic drinks or a massage. You’ll also leave tips if you wish for the staff and guides. You may use your credit cards. You’ll also be asked to kindly fill out a comment card so that we can improve our service. B/L/D

Day 11
La Selva Jungle Lodge-. Quito

Return to Quito Although you must depart the lodge early in order to get to Coca in time for your flight, breakfast will be served before you leave. You’ll go out the way you came: a canoe ride, followed by a short walk, and then a two-hour ride on the motorized canoe to Coca. An English-speaking representative will accompany you. Once you reach Coca, you will be taken to the airport, checked in and directed to the waiting room for your return flight to Quito. That will be the end of your Amazon Rainforest adventure! We hope you will tell your friends and return to visit us someday. Sample itinerary subject to change according to your interests and weather conditions. On the last day of your visit at La Selva, there will be no scheduled activities as you will be leaving in the morning to catch your flight in Coca returning to Quito. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and taken to the hotel close to the airport.

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Day 12
Quito- Back home

At agreed time transfer to the airport for your return flight back home. B/-/-

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Domestic air
  • All entrances
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • accommodations as described but subject to availability and change

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suit rental
  • Travel protection
  • GPS National Park Fee and Ingala Card

 Package Notes

  • Price and availability subject to change
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General Information

  • Capital: Quito
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Area: total: 283,560 km2, water: 6,720 km2, land: 276,840 km2
  • Population: 14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95%
  • Electricity: 110-220V/60Hz (USA & European plugs)
  • Calling Code: +593
  • Time Zone: UTC-5

Points of Interest

  • Equatorial Line
  • Quito Centro Historico, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Darwin Station
  • Amazon Rainforest