We're excited to offer a memorable combo adventure -- explore colonial cities on foot and then a luxury cruise to the Galapagos Islands. Once in Quito, enjoy a city tour to learn about the historic importance of this city and visit the historical sites. Then continue a cultural tour in Otavalo, the biggest indigenous market of Latin America, for a chance to know more about their culture and purchase local souvenirs.
Later in the week, head off to the Galapagos Islands, a paradise ready to amaze you.
Day 1: Quito or Guayaquil
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight stay at First Class Hotel
Day 2: Quito
Colonial City tour: Quito displays the largest colonial town of the Americas and is the first Unesco’s World Heritage Site. Enjoy the eclectic architecture ranging from the modern quarters to varied colonial facades on churches and private residences decorated and balconies built along the last five centuries.
Approximately 11 miles (18 Km.) north of downtown Quito, we visit “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World) and the Equator Line Monument situated at 0º0’0” latitude where the eighteenth century French Geodesic Expedition erected one of the three pyramids as landmarks for their planet calculations to deduct the shape of the planet in a complex which replicates colonial architecture, a typical central plaza, a church and bull-fighting ring.
Overnight stay at First Class Hotel
Day 3: Otavalo Market & surroundings
Departing from Quito to the North, we drive across the colorful valleys of Guayllabamba and Cayambe. Guayllabamba is rich in fertile soil and through effective irrigation systems has become an important producer of avocado and the local cherimoya fruit. The breathtaking setting offers great photo opportunities and after two hours of traveling through the riveting Andean countryside, we arrive to the province of Imbabura, known as the Ecuadorian Land of Lakes.
The Otavalo Craft Market is the most famous and picturesque in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining and chatter, while people of the region exchange local produce, animals, utensils, pots and pans or textiles.
The tour also offers a range of alternatives, including villages such as Cotacachi, Cuicocha Crater Lake, Peguche with traditional looms and handcrafted wind instruments where you can purchase their goods directly from the people who make them.
Day 4-7: All-inclusive Galapagos cruise aboard top quality Coral I & II or Galapagos Legend
Domestic flight to Galapagos.
All-inclusive 3-night deluxe cruise. Only a special few have the chance to travel through this paradise, sailing on a charming ship, with nautical interior decoration of wood and brass, featuring ample outer decks and sea view cabins and suites, jacuzzi, swimming pool, bars and more. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows.
Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other, full of wildlife that has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages.
A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues.
Day 7: Galapagos – Quito or Guayaquil
Enjoy your last excursion by morning. Disembark at docks in Baltra, transfer by bus to the airport for the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.
On arrival at Quito or Guayaquil international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our representatives, then you would be transferred to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight stay at a First Class Hotel
Day 8: Quito or Guayaquil
GALAPAGOS LEGEND - Boutique Expedition Ship
An All-inclusive Galapagos Cruise experience on board of this comfortable and luxurious boutique expedition ship is the perfect way to explore this unique destination. Its refreshed ambiance can accommodate 100 passengers, offering highquality services and various activities in its spacious open decks. Two daily excursions are offered with optional activities such as snorkeling, diving, and kayaking.
CORAL I & CORAL II - Expedition Yachts
These unique Galapagos Cruises yachts of 36 and 20 passengers respectively offer an intimate voyage to travel around the islands, with its personalized services that resemble a private yacht. Classic beauty and elegance are the signatures of its interiors, along with open decks with an external jacuzzi to take the experience to a new level of relaxation surrounded by amazing landscapes.
Photos included here -- email for more details.
All-inclusive cruises of 3, 4 and 7 nights in sea view cabins with air-conditioning & private facilities.
All meals included, plus welcome & farewell cocktails, BBQ dinner, and 24/7 hours self-service coffee, tea & snacks.
Two daily excursions to the islands, multilingual speaking naturalist guides English-Spanish (German, French & Italian speaking guides upon request and availability). Snorkeling opportunities & snorkeling gear (mask & flippers)
Glass Bottom Boat (Galapagos Legend) with limited capacity.
Free Shuttle service: from Quito / Guayaquil Airport-roundtrip: when a domestic flight is purchased with Nomoon.
- 1 Night at Hotels / Quito: Patio Andaluz, Mercure, JW Marriott, Swissotel, Hotel Quito, Dan Carlton / Guayaquil: Palace, Grand Hotel, Wyndham, Oro Verde, Hilton Colon.
Air ticket from Quito / Guayaquil to Galapagos: (2019) $ 449 per adult, $315 per child under 12, (2020) $ 495 per adult, $367 per child under 12, issued by Nomoon
- Fuel surcharge: Included in charter rates 2019
- Galapagos Entrance Fee: $ 100 adult, $ 50 children under 12, to be paid in cash upon arrival in Galapagos. If requested this tax can be invoiced by GO.
- CGG Migration Control Card: $20 per person.
- Alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages.
- Tips, medical services, travel insurance and others not speciﬁed.
Tips: Suggested per day per person $20 for crew / $10 for guide.
Per person, double occupancy USD
$2800 - 7 nights (3 cruise nights)
$3500 - 8 nights (4 cruise nights)
$5300 - 11 nights (7 cruise nights)
Please e-mail for available dates and payment set-up.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
- 20% deposit of the total is required to reserve.
- 50% deposit of the total rate is required 180 days before the date of departure.
- 100% of total outstanding balance must be paid 90 days before departure date.