Small-group tour

Day 1

Begin your adventure

You will be collected from your home by our Planit driver and transferred to the airport for your flights to Quito

Day 2

Quito

On arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure exploring this amazing city until your welcome meeting this evening.

1 night Quito

Day 3

Quito-Baños

Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.

2 nights Baños

Day 4

Baños

Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.

Day 5

Baños-Tena

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.

Descend into the Amazon Jungle region. Notice the scenery change dramatically heading from the mountains into the lush, tropical Amazon rainforest.

Stay with a Quichua family and enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle firsthand.

Optional – whitewater rafting

2 nights Tena

Day 6

Tena

Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.

Day 7

Tena-Papallacta

Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.

Day 8

Papallacta-Quito

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.

1 night Quito

Day 9

Quito

Enjoy a free day to get out and explore the many sights Quito has to offer.

Day 10

Quito-Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.

In the afternoon, transfer to the boat. Continue to Isla Lobos, a small island home a friendly population of sea lions. While snorkelling in the calm clear waters watch as the curious pups blow bubbles, swim in circles and frolic in the waves.

5 nights on the Xavier

Day 11

North Seymour/Mosquera Islet

Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.

Day 12

Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 13

Puerto Ayora

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.

Day 14

Puerto Ayora-Quito

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.

Day 15

Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flights. 

Day 16

Home

On arrival in Malta you will be met by your Planit driver and taken home.

Includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodations: 8 x  hotels (twin share), 2x village homestays – multi share, 3 x  aboard the Xavier in twin share cabins.
  • Private van
  • Public transport 
  • Yacht – Xavier
  • Panga
  • Guide
  • Breakfast x 11 , lunch x 5, dinner x 5

Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses and meals not stated
  • Gratuities

More time? Why not extend your time in Quito before or after your tour, or continue on to one of Ecuador’s neighboring countries.

This is a small group escorted tour with standard level accommodations and a physical rating of ‘average.’  Alternative tours and routes available. Galapaog can be done separately – different levels of service are available. Please ask for information. 

For more information please call 21331010 or email [email protected] or fill out the form below

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