Project Description

Quito, Amazon, Papallacta, Galapagos

11 days 9 nights

Departure dates and prices are available upon request. Please call 1-800-387-0387 or email: tours@jadetours.com

DAY 1 – DEPART CANADA

Depart Canada on an overnight flight to Quito, Ecuador.

DAY 2 –  QUITO           Lunch

Upon arrival at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre airport, you will be greeted by local English speaking guide. Transfer to the equator for a trip to the monument at the Middle of the World. You may choose to visit either the Ethnographic or the Inti Ñan Museums, both located near the site of the monument.

After seeing these incredible sites, the tour will head back to Quito to your hotel.

Accommodation: 4*+Mercure/Dann Carlton or similar (1 night)

DAY 3 –   CASA DEL SUIZO                            Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After the breakfast, the adventure in the Amazon area begins. Casa del Suizo has a wide range of activities from trekking in the jungle, kayaking, tubing, tarabita (booked and paid by your own at the lodge), or visit to a local community. Nonetheless, the activities are organized once the group is in the lodge depending the weather condition, water level on the river, general condition of the passengers. As a result, the best advice for the group is being open to enjoy the jungle and the lodge and flexible to changes.

Accommodation: Casa del Suizo Lodge or similar (2 nights)

DAY 4 –   CASA DEL SUIZO                            Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Each day on the Napo River promises new adventure: the monkeys you spot out on the way to activities or the local community you witness. As the sun sets over La Casa del Suizo head to the swimming pool to gaze at the stunning jungle view, relaxing into the night.

DAY 5 –   CASA DEL SUIZO – PAPALLACTA      Breakfast/Lunch

Today, after waking up surrounded by the greenery and peaceful rainforest, continue the journey to Papallacta hot springs. Here, the group can enjoy and relax in one of the hot spring swimming pools.

Accommodation: Termas de Papallacta or similar (1 night)

DAY 6 –      PAPALLACTA – QUITO                 Breakfast/Lunch

After an early morning breakfast, drive to downtown Quito, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.   We will start with a panoramic view of Alameda Park and the Basilica, followed by a walk down the street of the Seven Crosses. The trip will continue with a walking tour, starting at Independence Square.  From here, we will visit the presidential palace, the main cathedral, the gold-plated La Compañía Church, San Francisco Church and San Francisco Plaza.

Accommodation: Mercure/Dann Carlton or similar (1 night)

DAY 7 –        QUITO – GALAPAGOS       Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today after breakfast you will be met by your guide and taken to the Airport in time for your flight to Galapagos.  Flight from Quito to Baltra´s airport where a naturalist guide will transfer you to the Puerto Ayora. On the way, the guide will make a stop in order to visit the highlands and the giant land tortoises. Here, you would have time for lunch, and enjoy the view.

Afterwards, you will continue with the transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Tortuga Bay, which is bay with sandy beaches. Then, they will return to the hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation: Mainao or similar (3 nights)

DAY 8 –       GALAPAGOS                                    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas or Santa Fe)

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take them to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht. In the afternoon, they would return to the port.

Only one of the islands you will visit this day

  • North Seymour Island is a spectacular place to hike, swim, and enjoy snorkeling. The main attractions are: the frigates, boobies, gulls, hawks, green sea turtles and the famous Galapagos Sharks.
  • Bartolome Island is the most attractive landscape of the archipelago. This island is undoubtedly the most photographed in all the Galapagos Islands. You can appreciate a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and observe the fascinating formations of lava and volcanic cones.

Two islands form Plazas. The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava coast. It is a wonderful spot to observe marine life, including manta rays. Coasts are a perfect spot for snorkeling activity.

  • Santa Fe Island (Spanish: Isla Santa Fe), also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small island of 24 square kilometres (9.3 sq mi) which lies in the centre of the Galapagos archipelago, to the south east of Santa Cruz Island. Geologically it is one of the oldest, since volcanic rocks of about 4 million years old have been found. The vegetation of the island is characterized by brush, palo santo trees and stands of a large variety of the prickly pear cactus Opuntia echios.

Then, the passengers will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Island will be chosen according to available spaces

DAY 9 –      Galapagos                   Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

SAILING TOUR (Bartolome or North Seymour or Plazas or Santa Fe)

On this day, you have the sailing tour to another island (only one island) that you have not visit yet (among the four options mentioned on the second date).

After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the hotel´s lobby in order to take you to the dock, and start the tour. Lunch will be included onboard the small yacht.

In the afternoon, they would return to the port.

Then, you will return to the hotel for Dinner and accommodation.

Island will be chosen according to available spaces

DAY 10 –   Galapagos – Quito                       Breakfast/Lunch

Early in the morning, you will visit the Charles Darwin Station. Here you will see a variety of species of Giant Tortoises. You will also listen about the ongoing conservation efforts directed at preserving the Giant Tortoises, as well as the environment of the archipelago as a whole.

Afterwards, you and the guide would take the route to the airport, which lasts approximately 1 hour. At the airport, you will take your flight back to Quito.

Upon arrival at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre airport, you will be greeted by our helpful guide. The guide will serve as a translator, help with luggage, and assist with the private transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mercure/Dann Carlton or similar (1 night)

DAY 11 –   DEPART QUITO                        Breakfast

Today after breakfast you will be met by your guide and taken to the airport in time for your international flight back home.

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 2 – Quito

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 4 – Casa Del Suizo