EXPLORING DARWIN’S GALÁPAGOS
9 Day Package from Quito to Guayaquil
Sail the waters and walk the volcanic shorelines where naturalist Charles Darwin contemplated his Theory of Evolution. Your Galápagos vacation package takes you to the legendary islands to observe and interact with fascinating creatures not found anywhere else on Earth. After exploring Quito on a private sightseeing tour, fly to the Galápagos Island of Baltra. Here, a smaller aircraft takes you on a meorbale, scenic flight over the Galápagos archipelago to Isabela Island, the largest and one of the youngest islands. Settle into your luxurious forest lodge with coastal vistas and the archipelago. Visit National Park sites, wetland lagoons, the island’s port town, and the breeding center for the Galápagos giant tortoise. Explore the lava islet of Tintoreros—home to reef sharks, marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins. Los Tuneles is a marine paradise that is perfect for snorkeling among manta rays, green sea turtles, and other marine life. You may prefer to experience Isabela Island by bike, hike, or kayak in this active volcano region.
Return by plane to Santa Cruz Island and visit a tortoise reserve to marvel at the giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild. Enjoy a full-day yacht excursions to investigate North Seymour, Bartolomé, South Plaza, or Santa Fe Island—depending on departure. See incredible specimens of exotic life, including land and marine iguanas, frigatebirds, red- and blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot crabs, penguins, and more. Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station, working to conserve the archipelago’s natural habitats and preserve the giant tortoise. Snorkeling in the pristine waters of Tortuga or Divine Bay to celebrate your island expedition is a perfectly natural selection!
Starting at $3999 Per Person
* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).IST
INCLUDED HOTEL: GRAND MERCURE ALAMEDA
The Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda offers comfort combined with contemporary décor. The hotel features a restaurant with regional and international cuisine, bar, laundry service, business center, and fitness center.
HILTON COLON QUITO
The Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This modern hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool, 5 restaurants/lounges, laundry service, concierge, florist, barber shop, and gift shop.
INCLUDED HOTEL: SCALESIA GALAPAGOS LODGE
The modern safari-style tent resort is surrounded by 40 acres of forest with spectacular views of the coast of Isabela Island, the Pacific Ocean, and other islands of the Galapagos. The main lodge is a modern and minimalistic social area with a restaurant and wrap-around decks. Each of the 16 tents feature panoramic forest views.
Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Named after the famous Darwin’s finches abundant in the surroundings, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers a private seaside location surrounded by mangroves. Amenities include a bar, lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, and beachfront access. All rooms offer twin beds, private restroom, and air-conditioning. Guests will enjoy boat excursions to various Galápagos Islands, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycle rides in town, and viewing the local flora and fauna.
INCLUDED HOTEL: UNIPARK HOTEL GUAYAQUIL
The Unipark Hotel Guayaquil sits directly in the heart of the commercial and cultural district of the city. Providing easy access to Guayaquil’s highlights, parks, the riverfront, and nearby historical sites, this is the perfect place to settle in during your journeys. The hotel also offers ideal amenities, facilities, and first-class international cuisine.
ORO VERDE HOTEL
A five-time winner of the World Travel Awards, the Oro Verde offers an exquisite combination of European experience and Ecuadorian hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located, tastefully decorated, and offers a unique and full list of amenities, making your stay in Guayaquil as easy and comfortable as possible – while still adding a touch of elegance.