Ecuador Unplugged: The Galapagos Ecuador

Ecuador Unplugged: The Galapagos

Forget the digital world. This vacation is all about the natural world! Explore the Galapagos Islands; see countless plants and animals thriving as nature intended.

9 Day Ecuador Itinerary
2 Adults and 2 Youth
$318 pp/night
$10192 total USD

This trip will change your life by…

Getting everyone to look at the world in front of them, instead of being glued to a screen. Family time is precious, and so is the natural world. That’s why we made sure this Signature Trip will keep you outdoors — active and enjoying the fresh air.

The highlight of this trip is…

The Galapagos Islands, without a doubt. In fact, this will be one of the highlights of your lifetime. The archipelago is pure magic. You wouldn’t think seeing a turtle walk would be such a big deal, then you witness a giant tortoise lumbering across the landscape.

3 Reasons you’ll have fun…

  1. Explore humid forests. Hummingbirds hover and butterflies flutter in Mindo. Sea lions bask at Playa Mann and Punta Carola.

  2. From the landscapes of Volcano Road to snorkeling at Kicker Rock, there's something for everyone.

  3. Adult treats — a spa day complete with soaking in the hot springs of Papallacta.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 8 days

Transport

private driverTo Hotel Mercure Alameda Quito in Quito  
flightQuito to San Cristobal  
flightSan Cristobal to Quito  

DAY 1


Quito

Hotel Mercure Alameda - night 1 of 4

Quito to Quito

Hotel Mercure Alameda
Hotel Mercure Alameda
1:00 pm check-in
1 room.

At Hotel Mercure in Quito, you’ll be located in the new side of Quito, with lots of restaurants and parks within walking distance. Quito’s main attraction, the historic district, is only a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride from the hotel.

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DAY 2


Quito

Hotel Mercure Alameda - night 2 of 4

Mindo Full-Day Tour

Mindo Full-Day Tour
Mindo Full-Day Tour

During this full-day tour, you'll explore the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve and the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. In Mindo, you'll visit waterfalls and a butterfly farm, and take a cable car over the forest.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 6:00 pm start/end time
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DAY 3


Quito

Hotel Mercure Alameda - night 3 of 4

Volcanoes Full-Day Tour

Volcanoes Full-Day Tour
Volcanoes Full-Day Tour

Ecuador has a chain of volcanoes known as the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” On this tour, you’ll take a train that passes by some of the area’s impressive volcanoes.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 4


Quito

Hotel Mercure Alameda - night 4 of 4

Papallacta Full-Day Tour

Papallacta Full-Day Tour
Papallacta Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour of Papallacta includes soaking in hot springs, hiking in the forest, and eating a locally-sourced lunch. It's a perfect combination of nature and relaxation activities.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 9:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 5


Quito / San Cristobal

Hotel Mercure Alameda

Casa Opuntia Galápagos - night 1 of 4

Quito to San Cristóbal

Casa Opuntia Galápagos
Casa Opuntia Galápagos
12:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Casa Opuntia offers 13 air-conditioned rooms for guests who are looking to get the complete Galápagos experience. You’ll be a short walk from the local beach, Playa de Oro, and the small town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of Isla San Cristóbal. Baquerizo is the best place on the island to look for a bite to eat. The Casa Opuntia Hotel was created to provide you rest and relaxation, away from the city environment, so you do not have TV service, telephone in the room, no room service; but, always offering a personalized service to all our guests. Wi-Fi just in common areas

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DAY 6


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galápagos - night 2 of 4

Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour

Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour
Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour

During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. If you wish, you can snorkel — there is a good chance you will see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays, and a variety of fish. After that, you have some free time to enjoy the beach at Playa Ochoa or Playa Manglecito. Return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:30 am - 3:30 pm start/end time
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DAY 7


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galápagos - night 3 of 4

Espanola Island Tour

Espanola Island Tour
Espanola Island Tour

Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per year. Despite the dry climate the island is one of the world's only known nesting sites for the Waved Albatross.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
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DAY 8


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galápagos - night 4 of 4

San Cristobal Highlands Tour

San Cristobal Highlands Tour
San Cristobal Highlands Tour

Venture into the highlands of San Cristóbal on this tour. You’ll get to see some of the most interesting plants in the Galápagos and the only freshwater lagoon in the Galápagos. Your guide will provide snorkeling gear for your visits to the beaches.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:30 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 9


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galápagos

San Cristóbal to Quito

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