Andean Highlands and Galapagos Islands – Quito, Otavalo Valley & Galapagos Islands
As you travel through this equatorial nation, you'll see and experience things that cannot be found anywhere else. From the exotic creatures of the Galapagos Islands, to the indigenous culture and cuisine of Ecuador's Andean highlands, there are extraordinary treasures at every turn.
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Trip at a Glance
Arrive: Quito (UIO)
Depart: Quito (UIO)
JW Marriott - Night 1
Hacienda Pinsaqui - Nights 2, 3
Galapagos Explorer II (Ship) - Nights 4, 5, 6, 7
JW Marriott - Night 8
8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Minimum Age: 7
Recommended Age: 8+
- Experience the Andean Way of Life
Be entranced by whirling folk dancers at a festive welcome dinner. Immerse yourself in the region's rich culture with a private performance by a local flute maker. And learn weaving techniques from local experts at a renowned cultural center. It's all part of the amazing Andean lifestyle!
- 4-night Cruise Aboard the Galapagos Explorer II Ship
Board this elegant vessel for an expedition to the islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Genovesa and North Seymour. On board the ship, you'll be treated to a private, story-filled stargazing session that gives you the rare opportunity to view the constellations from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
- Hiking and Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands
Hike across the islands of the Archipelago and submerge yourself in exotic underwater worlds. Encounter unique animal life - like pink flamingos, blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, giant tortoises, red frigate birds, iguanas, penguins, sea lions and other incredible creatures.
- Visit the "center of the Earth" - Quitsato Equator Sundial
Stand at the center of the world as you visit this enormous sundial. Sitting precisely on the equator, the sundial marks not just the location but the cultural identity of Ecuador.
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