Ecuador Unplugged: The Galapagos

9 Day Ecuador Itinerary

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.

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  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Quito

Hotel Mercure
- night 1 of 4

Quito to Quito

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Quito to Quito
Quito to Quito

Private transport type
8:00 pm - 8:50 pm pickup/drop-off time
0.83 hours duration

Private transportation is a good option for travelers who desire comfort and flexibility while exploring a new country. These personal shuttles will take you anywhere in Ecuador and can usually accommodate ...

Hotel Mercure

Hotel Mercure

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 ...

DAY 2


Quito

Hotel Mercure
- 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 ...


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
- 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.


Included for 4 persons in your party. 3 adults , 1 child
From 7:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 4


Quito

Hotel Mercure
- 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.


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

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- night 1 of 4

Quito to San Cristóbal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Quito to San Cristóbal
Quito to San Cristóbal

Flight transport type
9:30 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
2.50 hours duration

Domestic flights can be a convenient and inexpensive way to get around in Ecuador. Domestic flights can save you from long bus rides, and are often worth the extra dollars, especially when your travel ...

Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Casa Opuntia Galapagos

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 ...

DAY 6


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- 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. ...


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 Galapagos
- 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 ...


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 Galapagos
- 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 ...


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 Galapagos

San Cristóbal to Quito

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
San Cristóbal to Quito
San Cristóbal to Quito

Flight transport type
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
2.50 hours duration

Domestic flights can be a convenient and inexpensive way to get around in Ecuador. Domestic flights can save you from long bus rides, and are often worth the extra dollars, especially when your travel ...

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