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Let us arrange your arrival to Ecuador, when flying either to Quito or Guayaquil  for your conexion to the Galapagos Islands, we can offer this basic package where we will take care of welcoming you at the International Airport in Ecuador, provide transfers in and out, accomodation and a city tour.

Quito Extension

Owner of the World Heritage title since 1978 the city of Quito has one of the best preserved colonial old town in Latin America. In early 2008 Quito has received the special mention of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and has been included in "The 2008 It List".  This city has a lot to offer to visitors. From artisan markets to stylish and trendy restaurants that proudly own the Five Star Diamond Award.

Quito has countless Colonial treasures in its Churches, Museums, public buildings and even in the layout of its streets. Kind and friendly people welcome to all visitors. Quito will be an unforgettable experience for you.

Additionally, in the surroundings there is a wide variety of activities to enjoy like bird watching, hot springs and adventure activities with spectacular landscapes, see more of the programs specially designed for you in our section Daily Excursions.

Quito and Surroundings Program:    

04 days – 03 Nights

(Galapagos passengers: nights to be arranged according to your preference: 1 night pre-tour, 2 nights post-tour)   

Includes:    

  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast    
  • Transfers hotel – airport – hotel    
  • Full City tour of Quito and visit to Middle of the World    
  • Private tourist transportation    
  • Bilingual guide                                                     

 

Description* of Quito City Tour and Middle of the World

In the morning departure from your hotel, this tour will give you the opportunity to visit the highlights of Quito. Includes visit to the old town as well as some residential neighborhoods and Guapulo neighborhood with a nice view of the valley. In the way to the Old town you will have scenic lookouts of the Congress Building, the Culture House, the Basilica Church. Once in the Old town you will enjoy a nice walking in the Plaza de la Independencia, the center of the City were you will be able to visit the Government Palace, the Cathedral and the Archiepiscopal palace, some blocks away you will see more churches like Iglesia de la Compañia, el Sagrario, Santo Domingo, La Merced, Iglesia de San Francisco and its museum. After we will continue with the visit to the hill “El Panecillo” from were you will have an spectacular sight of Quito. After visiting the old town we will head north to the Middle of the World –a replica of a colonial town- were you will be able to find artisan shops, typical food restaurants, museums and you will be able put one foot on each hemisphere.

This visit includes the Ethnographic Museum and the visit to the monument of the Middle of the World and visit to the Pululahua Volcano time permitting.

Quito City tour & Middle of the World includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Private or semiprivate transportation
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Visits to the places detailed
  • For availability, rates and Night Tour option, please contact us.

* Itinerary subject to change. 

 

Guayaquil Extension

Visit the second most important city of Ecuador with its Port which is the most important of the country. Guayaquil is located at sea level. For passengers with concerns about the high altitude cities like Quito, this is the ideal city to start a visit to Ecuador.

See additional programs for Guayaquil and its surroundings in our section Daily Excursions.

 

Description* of Guayaquil extension.

 

During this tour you will be able to visit Malecon 2000 which is the central point of the city, were the city started. Malecon was created in order to give its people a place for leisure and entertainment. It is divided in different areas with nice gardens, different colors and themes. Visit some interesting places like Olmedo Square, Malecon Gardens, La Rotonda, The Morisca Tower. See the interesting land iguanas at “Parque Centenario”. Another points of visit are: Plaza Seminario, Catedral, Municipal Palace, Governmental Palace, Yacht Club, San Francisco Church. With this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the old bohemian neighborhood of Las Peñas, and the colorful Santa Ana Hill were you can go upstairs to the House light and enjoy a magnificent view of Guayquil. Optional Visits to Malecon del Salado and Historical Park. Malecon del Salado park was built as a touristic project in Guayaquil. This Malecon is close to 9 de Octubre Avenue, one of the main avenues in Guayaquil, you can find some family leisure and fun parks like “Ciudadela Ferroviaria” and “Guayaquil Park”.

 

Guayaquil City Tour Includes:

  • Private or semi private transportation
  • Visit to the places detailed
  • Bilingual Guide

 

Not Included: Entrance fees, meals, tips, personal expenses

 

*itineraries subject to change.

 

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