Darwin’s Footsteps: A Solo Adventure

9 Day Ecuador Itinerary

Take yourself through Ecuador’s islands, explore colonial cities, and enjoy delicious cuisine every step of the way. Check this 'Must See' destination off of your bucket.

Why you’ll always remember this vacation…

The Galapagos Islands are on every ‘Must See Before You Die’ list for a reason — the landscape boasts incomparable natural beauty as well as plants and animals literally found nowhere else on Earth. In the Galapagos Islands, time stands still, and the world is better for it.

Why this is an ideal adventure for one…

We designed this trip to let you see the world in your own time. Experience the marine world of Kicker Rock. Visit the farthest island of the Galápagos. Explore the beaches and wildlife of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz. See the Giant Tortugas of Chato Ranch and cross a lava tunnel. Fish in Santa Fe…

Why the main attraction is the tip of the iceberg…

Ecuador is the home of the world-famous Galapagos Islands, but we also boast a colorful culture, rich history, and amazing cuisine. Sample all of this on your Galapagos expedition. Come back for another taste and walk in the footsteps of the Incas. Cheers to your next adventure.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 8 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
flightQuito to San Cristobal  
private driverSanta Cruz to Baltra  
flightBaltra to Quito  
private driverTo Hotel Fuente de Piedra I in Quito  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Quito

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO
- night 1 of 1

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The EB Hotel is located just 8 minutes away from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the area of Tababela, Metropolitan District of Quito. We are close to the different locations preferred ...

DAY 2


Quito / San Cristobal

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

Arena Blanca Eco Hotel
- night 1 of 3

Quito to San Cristóbal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arena Blanca Eco Hotel

Arena Blanca Eco Hotel

1:00 pm check-in
1 room.

These accommodations are just a 10-minute walk from the beach. You’ll be in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where travelers can find a shopping center and access the island’s small airport.

DAY 3


San Cristobal

Arena Blanca Eco Hotel
- night 2 of 3

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 ...


from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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DAY 4


San Cristobal

Arena Blanca Eco Hotel
- night 3 of 3

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. ...


from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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DAY 5


San Cristobal / Santa Cruz

Arena Blanca Eco Hotel

Hotel Ninfa
- night 1 of 3

San Cristobal to Santa Cruz Inter-Island Boat Transfer

Hotel Ninfa

Hotel Ninfa

1:00 pm check-in
1 room.

This hotel is named for La Laguna de Las Ninfas, the “Lake of Nymphs,” located a short distance from the hotel. It’s easy to imagine a supernatural creature in the colorful terrain that surrounds the hotel ...

San Cristobal to Santa Cruz Inter-Island Boat Transfer
San Cristobal to Santa Cruz Inter-Island Boat Transfer

Looking for an easy way to get from San Cristóbal to Santa Cruz? There’s a ferry that leaves for Santa Cruz from San Cristóbal twice a day — choose from a 7 AM or 3 PM departure.


from 7:00 am - 9:30 am

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DAY 6


Santa Cruz

Hotel Ninfa
- night 2 of 3

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe is one of the oldest islands in the Galápagos archipelago. It only covers about 9 square miles , but offers an incredible proliferation of wildlife, both on land and in its surrounding waters. ...


from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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DAY 7


Santa Cruz

Hotel Ninfa
- night 3 of 3

El Chato Ranch

El Chato Ranch
El Chato Ranch

"Tortuga Crossing" Ecological Reserve The Giant Tortuise is the symbol of the Galapagos Islands. This 12 hectar ranch was part of the much larger farm which was dedcated to livestock farming. The Arias ...


from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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DAY 8


Santa Cruz / Quito

Hotel Ninfa

Hotel Fuente de Piedra I
- night 1 of 1

VIP Lounge for Departures

Santa Cruz to Baltra

Baltra to Quito

Hotel Fuente de Piedra I

Hotel Fuente de Piedra I

1:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Puente de Piedra I is located near the La Mariscal neighborhood in Quito. This colonial-style hotel has 18 rooms that are comfortable and modern.

VIP Lounge for Departures
VIP Lounge for Departures

We have an exclusive area, which if required, can increase its capacity to serve a large group of visitors in a sustainable and comfortable environment. We offer special attention to our guests, Wi Fi, ...


from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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DAY 9


Quito

Hotel Fuente de Piedra I

Quito City Tour and Middle of the World

Quito City Tour and Middle of the World
Quito City Tour and Middle of the World

This tour explores both the wonderful city of Quito and the so called "Middle of the World," which is the place where the equator runs through Ecuador. You'll learn a great deal about the history and culture ...


from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Transport included

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