THE GRAND TOUR
15 DAYS TOUR OF GALAPAGOS AND ECUADOR
The Grand Tour
Ecuador is 4 worlds in one; The Galapagos Islands, the Amazon, The Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Our Grand Tour shows you the best of it all!
Itinerary - The Grand Tour
Day 1 Flight to Quito.
Arrival Quito airport and check-in at five star hotel in downtown Quito.
Day 2 Guided tour of Quito
Tour of Quito´s UNESCO listed colonial old town. El Panecillo viewing point. The Equator line/Mitad del Mundo and the Inti-ñan museum.
Day 3 Flight to the Amazon – The Napo River
Flight to Coca and boat ride down the Napo river to La Selva Amazon Ecolodge. Here the jungle adventure awaits you.
Day 4 The Amazon – Exploring the jungle
Observation tower 120 feet above the ground, bird- and wildlife in the canopy of the rain forest. Canoe ride in mangrove forest. Evening on the lagoon, nocturnal wildlife.
Day 5 The Amazon – Kichwa village
Yasuni National Park and parrot clay lick, visit to Kichwa indigenous village, Garzacocha lagoon, night walk in the jungle.
Day 6 Flight to Quito – The Andes Mountains
Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi volcano 5897 m. Limpiopungo lake. Evening at a Hacienda.
Day 7 The Andes Mountains – Baños
Baños is beautifully located in the Andes. Hike to the majestic
Devil´s Waterfall, La Casa del Árbol, thermal springs.
Day 8 The Andes Mountains – Guayaquil
Travel through beautiful and varied landscape from mountain to sea. The Chimborazo volcano, cocoa plantation. Night in Guayaquil.
Day 9 Flight to Galapagos – San Cristobal – 4 day Cruise
Arrival at airport and transfer to the yacht for 4-day luxury cruise. Isla Lobos named after all the sea lions there. Kicker Rock, a spectacular rock island plentiful of sea birds, great snorkeling.
Day 10 Galapagos – San Cristobal Island
Pitt Point with endemic species sucha as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Cerro Brujo, a beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, sea lions, marine iguanas and blue footed boobies.
Day 11 Galapagos – Floreana
Post Office Bay, historic place were sailors left letters in a barrel. Cormorant Point with a saltwater lagoon full of flamingos. Devil´s Crown with the best snorkeling in Galapagos.
Day 12 Santa Cruz – Flight to Guayaquil – Pacific Coast
Black Turtle Cove, an inlet surrounded by mangroves with a great variety of wildlife. The cruise comes to an end. Flight to Guayaquil and journey through beautiful landscape to the Pacific Coast and Palmazul Hotel & Spa, a small paradise by the sea.
Day 13 The Pacific Coast – Beach life
Relaxation and sun at Palmazul. Delicious food and epic sunsets.
Day 14 The Pacific Coast – Beach life
Mile long beaches, the fishing village of San Clemente. Visit Montecristi, home to the world famous Panama Hat.
Day 15 Flight Manta – Quito – Home
After experiences for life, the time has come to head home.