15 Day Luxury Package

ANDES, AMAZON & GALAPAGOS CRUISE

       

Itinerary

Day 1. Quito. Historical center.
Day 2. Quito City Tour. Historical Center.
Day 3. Cayambe & Zuleta Hacienda
Day 4. Zuleta Hacienda
Day 5. Zuleta Hacienda, Otavalo market, San Pablo Lake. / Quito
Day 6. Galapagos Cruise
Day 7. Galapagos Cruise
Day 8. Galapagos Cruise
Day 9. Galapagos Cruise.
Day 10. Galapagos Cruise / Quito
Day 11. Napo Wildlife Center (Yasuni National Park)
Day 12. Napo Wildlife Center (Yasuni National Park)
Day 13. Napo Wildlife Center (Yasuni National Park)
Day 14. Napo Wildlife Center (Yasuni National Park) / Quito.
Day 15. Departure

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Private Guide on tours mentioned
  • Tour leader
  • Cell phone for emergency calls
  • All meals
  • Snacks
  • All transfers
  • All Accomodation
  • Flights

Day 1:  Arrival to Quito / Transfer In

Your tour leader will be waiting for you on your arrival to drive you to your hotel. You will receive a package with info about all the services booked. (Accommodation at Patio Andaluz,  - Quito Historical Center). 

(D)

 

Day 2. Private Quito City Tour.

You will drive with one of the most famous tourist guides in Quito (Julio Rivas) into the heart of colonial Quito, its famous churches, museums and amazing views. With exclusive access to some of the most remote and authentic locations, your experience of Quito is incomparable! (Accommodation at Patio Andaluz,  - Quito Historical Center)

(B,L,D)

 

Day 3.  Quito – Cayambe – Zuleta Hacienda

Departing Quito after breakfast you will enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped volcano Cayambe (just a few miles away from Zuleta) as well as other mountains and volcanoes on the way with amazing vies. Your host will welcome you personally at Zuleta and after checking in to your room, will chat with you in the living room. One of the owners or managers will personally explain to you about the activities the hacienda offers and will find out about your personal preferences, needs or questions while having some afternoon tea or coffee.  After planning your stay you will be shown around the main building, you will learn more about Zuleta’s history.  Zuleta is by far our most recommended haciendas in Ecuador to visit.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 4.  Zuleta Hacienda – Activities on offer. 

Choose one of the many activities on offer such as hiking & trekking, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, horse drawn carriage, bird watching, or see how the hacienda works in the production of: milk, cheese, yoghurt, potatoes, wheet, sheep (wool), trout farm, and organic vegetables, herbs and much more!

(B,L,D)

 

Day 5. San Pablo Lake & Otavalo Market.  Quito Hilton 

After breakfast you will be met by your guide and will start the day tour,  visiting Otavalo and its famous indigenous market, famous for its textiles, jewelry, panama hats, native paintings and handcrafts.  You will then visit Las cabanas del Lago for lunch, a footstep from Lago San Pablo and stunning views of Imbabura Volcano, which rises from the lake. You will then return to Quito, on the road you will notice hundreds of rose farms and if time is on our side we can stop in one of the haciendas.

(B,L,D)

 

Day  6. Transfer - Galapagos Legend. / Coral Yachts

Itinerary D or C will depend on dates of travel.

(B,L,D)

 

Day  7  Galapagos Legend / Coral

Itinerary D or C will depend on dates of travel.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 8.  Galapagos Legend / Coral

Itinerary D or C will depend on dates of travel.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 9.  Galapagos Legend / Coral

Itinerary D or C will depend on dates of travel.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 10. Galapagos, Transfer/ Quito Hilton

After the cruise you will board the flight to Quito from Baltra airport.  Your tour leader will pick up you at the Airport Mariscal Sucre and then drive you to your hotel Hilton Colon.

(B, D)

 

Day 11. Napo Wildlife Center

After breakfast you will transfer to Quito Airport and depart to Coca (30 minute flight over the eastern Andes mountain range). After landing a 5 min transfer in local chiva (hired bus) or local taxi from airport to Port Francisco de Orellana will drive us to embark onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 hours approx, lunch box in route. Along the way birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we disembark for restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 1 to 2 hours dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Good possibilities of monkey sights of various species as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge by the overwhelming view of the Añangu lake, welcome drink and facilities.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 12. Napo Wildlife Center

Early wake up to reach the best and easy access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge, guests reach there just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. A visit that depends on weather conditions, but usually successful. Later, hike along forest trail to visit to the Kichwa community of Añangu and sharing time with a family on their activities. Return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive to the second parrot clay lick where if the weather conditions help will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets and even macaws. Lunch box served at the parrot clay lick observatory. Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.

(B,L,D)

 

Day 13. Napo Wildlife Center.

After early breakfast, depart from the lodge to the finest experience at a canopy tower on the Napo. A 36m high canopy tower opened to guests in November 2004, a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center (the first is attached to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake). The tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is actually built into the tree and experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. The metal tower itself was constructed to the highest standards, galvanized, and carefully inspected by engineers. Safety is the priority. The platform at the top of the tree was constructed by tree platform specialists as well. From top to bottom, there is no finer canopy experience in Eastern Ecuador. Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree, Blue-and yellow Macaws fly past, in nearby trees Spider Monkeys search for fruit, two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy opens before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center!! Lunch served at the lodge.

Afternoon visit to a terra firme trail, hike along primary forest to discover the forest interior, possibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins or the unique and endemic Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks by dugout canoe with great possibilities of running into a Giant otter family on the way…

(B,L,D)

  

Day 14.  Transfer out – Quito. Hotel

Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may After breakfast you will transfer 2 hours boat ride up river, in order to check for Coca – Quito flight, schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements. Your tour leader will transfer you to your hotel Hilton Colon.

(B,D)

 

Day 15. Transfer Out.

After breakfast, your tour leader will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your International flight home.

(B)

 

 (B= Breakfast,   L= Lunch,     D= Dinner)    

 

INCLUDES: 

  • Private Guide on tours mentioned
  • Tour leader
  • Cell phone for emergency calls
  • All meals
  • Snacks
  • All transfers
  • All Accomodation
  • Flights

 

  • This is a sample itinerary.  All of our itineraries are made specifically for you, so you can book this trip as it is or you can make any changes you like and we will send you a quote in less than 24 hours. 
  • Discounts for kids under 12, and groups over 6 persons. 

 

 

 

From $7,500 per person

 

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