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Ecuador Nature Lovers - 13 Days

Ecuador Nature Lovers

Ecuador · Private Tour · 13 Days
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Fill your honeymoon with unique places and unforgettable memories. Explore the colonial heritage of Quito, go deep down the Amazon jungle, and travel on a luxury yacht around the Galapagos Islands. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Quito
Day 2 - Quito
Day 3 - Quito → Amazon Jungle
Day 4 - Amazon Jungle
Day 5 - Amazon Jungle
Day 6 - Amazon Jungle → Quito
Day 7 - Quito → Santa Cruz Island
Day 8 - Genovesa Island
Day 9 - Santiago Island
Day 10 - Santiago Island
Day 11 - Santa Cruz Island → Quito
Day 12 - Quito
Day 13 - Quito

What is included

  • Ground transfers in private transportation, including to and from the airport
  • Domestic flights Quito-Coca-Quito-Galapagos-Quito
  • Boat transportation Coca-Amazon-Coca
  • 5 day Galapagos Islands expedition on board M/Y Passion Yacht
  • 4 nights accommodation on the M/Y Passion Yacht in luxury cabins with hot water and AC
  • 5 nights accommodation at luxury hotels with breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation in private cabin or tent with hot water at Amazon jungle lodge
  • Full board meals during Amazon jungle stay and the entire Galapagos Expedition
  • Snacks during excursions
  • Wellingtons and rain coats during jungle excursions
  • Visits and excursions specified in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all visiting sites
  • Bilingual guide in mainland tour, naturalist guide in Galapagos

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Entrance to the National Park US$100 per person
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day
1
Quito

Arrival to Quito airport, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Quito

After breakfast, we will pick you up to visit the historic center to visit the Basilica of the National Vote where we will make a brief stop and explain the history about this church.

After that, admire the beautiful Independence Square, where through a walking route you will see the Cathedral, the Palace Of Government, the Archbishopric Palace and the Church of the Company, recognized by its adornments and gold altars. 

The tour will continue to the Church of San Francisco, built in the seventeenth century. Then we will visit Lookout of Panecillo, a place renowned for its beauty, where you can admire a beautiful colonial and modern landscape of Quito. 

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Plaza Grande Restaurant, then in the afternoon we are going to enjoy a tasting of our typical Ecuadorian chocolate.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Quito → Amazon Jungle

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel to take your flight to Coca, where the staff will pick you up and transfer to a local hotel located on the banks of Napo River. 

There, your bilingual guides will explain about safety before embarking for a two and a half hour boat trip on the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian affluent of the Amazon. During the journey you get a taste of the Amazon; ancestral communities, birds such as: herons, egrets, vultures, while enjoying delicious packed lunch. 

The canoe ride is followed by a 15 minute walk through flooded forest, and 20-minute paddle canoe across the beautiful Challuacocha Lake. The staff will welcome you with refreshing cold drinks and snacks before you settle down in your cabins. 

Late afternoon, you will have a short walk on the nearby trails or a canoe ride with many chances to observe primates, Amazonian birds, black caimans and a close encounter with the amazing flora represented by cedar trees, orchids, and bromeliads. Return to the lodge, where our chef will be happy to offer a wide variety of national and international cuisine that caters to vegetarians and vegans. 

After dinner, explore our black-water Oxbow Lake, one of the increasingly rare havens for the endangered black caiman, supporting a healthy population of these large up to 6 meter long south-American crocodilian. Back to the lodge.

Overnight at the lodge.

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Quito → Coca 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sani Lodge

Yasuni National Park

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4
Amazon Jungle

After breakfast, experience the life on the tree tops from the 36-meter observation tower. To get there your leaders will paddle on the Challuacocha Lake for 30 minutes followed by a short 10-minute walk. 

Over 565 species of birds have been registered so far, including colorful birds such as macaws, toucans, honey creepers, tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds and with a bit of luck a close view of howler, squirrel monkeys or sloths resting on the canopy. The tower gives you a unique perspective, opening up a whole new world of Amazon biodiversity that is often difficult, if not impossible to see below. 

The journey continues exploring the nearby trails searching for more Amazonian creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, there are many alternatives for your enjoyment, bird-watching from the dining hall or simply get relaxed on the hammocks. 

In the afternoon, hike Chorongo or Coto trails of 3 hours, fantastic terra-firmed forest to discover the relationships among the different living creatures and the role they play in this complex ecosystem. Orchids, vines, strangle figs, ancient trees; bromeliads are all part of this fabulous tropical rainforest. Dinner at the lodge. After dinner, take a night walk to see how the myriad of insects, spiders and frogs come alive.

Overnight at the hotel.   

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sani Lodge

Yasuni National Park

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5
Amazon Jungle

After breakfast, departure to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrot-clay lick at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth. 

Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue- headed parrots. Continue with a hike on the south of the Napo inside Yasuní National Park considered for scientists like the most biodiverse area in the world, here, some species that cannot be found in the north might be spotted: golden–mantled tamarins and spider monkeys, Blue and yellow macaws and with a bit of luck a close encounter with white-lipped or collared peccaries. 

Head back to Sani Community Center to visit a native house to get a taste of how a typical Kichwa family lives. Enjoy their food, drinks, customs, and culture of the Sani community and learn how the lifestyle of the locals is environmentally sustainable. Return to the lodge late in the afternoon for a well-deserved diner. After dinner take a night walk to see how the myriad of insects, spiders and frogs come alive.

Overnight at the hotel.   

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sani Lodge

Yasuni National Park

day
6
Amazon Jungle → Quito

After breakfast, head back to the Napo River to board the boat and visit the parrot’s wall at Yasuní National Park for a wonderful view of hundreds of parrots searching for a gap to land and eat the earth. 

Here you will see Mealy Amazon, Yellow-crowned, Orange-winged and Blue- headed parrots. Then return to Coca on time to get your flight back to Quito.

Overnight at the hotel.  

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Coca → Quito 1h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Quito → Santa Cruz Island

After breakfast, we will take our flight to Galapgos Islands. Upon arrival at Baltra airport, we will be greeted by a representative to board the M/Y Passion Yacht and have lunch. 

After lunch, we will navigate a short distance to Black Turtle Cove, a large mangrove lagoon on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. Pelicans and herons roost on the branches, while marine dwellers such as green sea turtles or golden rays may cruise right next to the panga as it makes its way through the mangroves.

Overnight at the cruise.

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Quito → Galapagos Islands 2h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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M/Y PASSION

Luxury Cabin with private bathroom, hot water and AC Galapagos Islands

day
8
Genovesa Island

After breakfast, we travel to Genovesa Island and reach Darwin Bay, a unique site lined with red mangroves and soft-haired prickly pear cacti where red-footed boobies and great frigate birds perch tamely.

At Prince Philip Steps, we climb the edge of a cliff where frigate birds, masked boobies, and red-footed boobies nest. We will be seeking out the impressive red-billed tropic birds amidst Galapagos storm petrels.

Overnight at the cruise.  

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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M/Y PASSION

Luxury Cabin with private bathroom, hot water and AC Galapagos Islands

day
9
Santiago Island

After breakfast, dry landing at Bartholomew to climb up the wooden steps and reach the summit of this spatter cone for a most breath-taking panorama of the island’s well photographed Pinnacle Rock and views of neighboring Santiago and many other central islands in the distance. 

We head across to Sullivan Bay in Santiago to walk over a recent lava flow, including very fresh pahoehoe lava formations, lava bubbles containing crystallized minerals and pioneer plants. Along the shoreline, we may find Galapagos penguins and herons going after small fish.

Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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M/Y PASSION

Luxury Cabin with private bathroom, hot water and AC Galapagos Islands

day
10
Santiago Island

After breakfast, wet landing onto Rabida’s deep-red beaches to explore the red island’s fascinating interior and saltwater lagoon. Darwin’s finches, Galapagos mockingbirds and yellow warblers feed off the vegetation. Given the right time of the year we may see brown pelicans nesting on salt bushes that fringe the beach. 

We head across to Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz’s northwest shore to visit a salt water lagoon, home to Greater Flamingos, black-necked stilts and white-cheeked pintails. Further in the island, we find a fantastic land iguana nesting site.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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M/Y PASSION

Luxury Cabin with private bathroom, hot water and AC Galapagos Islands

day
11
Santa Cruz Island → Quito

After breakfast, we will spend this day by visiting Santa Cruz Island´s most famous highlights. We will have a dry landing at the dock of Puerto Ayora to then board our transportation and head to the island’s highlands. This area, in contrast to the coastal region, has lush vegetation and forest due to the humidity in the higher regions. 

We will visit one of the ranches of the area where it is possible to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. As these animals migrate from the coastal area to the highlands and back, the chosen ranch will depend on the presence of the tortoises since they roam free and change locations. 

This is also a good place to see the Galapagos hawk and barn owl of this island and the surrounding forests are filled of birds such as the vermilion flycatcher or the yellow warbler. Something worth mentioning is the contrast of upland vegetation with arid coastal areas. 

After this visit, we continue to Baltra airport to take the flight back to the continent, where our guide will pick you up to take you to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Galapagos Islands → Quito 2h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
12
Quito

After breakfast, you have free day for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
13
Quito

After breakfast, our guide will pick up you from your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.  

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Quito
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Hotel Plaza Grande

Yasuni National Park
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Sani Lodge

Quito
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Rincon de Puembo Hotel

Galapagos Islands
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M/Y PASSION

Luxury Cabin with private bathroom, hot water and AC
Quito
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Termas de Papallacta

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$8404

Photos

M/Y Passion Yacht
Genovesa Island, Galapagos
Sani Lodge, Yasuni National Park
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Plaza Grande, Quito
Panecillo Virgin Monument, Quito
Yasuni National Park
Yasuni National Park
Rincon de Puembo Hotel, Quito
Bartolme Island, Galapagos
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Termas de Papallacta Hotel & Spa, Quito

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