day 1 Arrive at Quito
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be transferred to the hotel.
day 2 Quito - Tena
After breakfast, we set off for Tena, in the Amazon, to explore the Ecuadorian highlands and down into the rainforest.
day 3 Tena (Rafting)
After breakfast, we will spend the day rafting in the Amazon rainforest along Ecuador’s Jatun Yacu River on a full-day tour from Tena. There you will be equipped with a life jacket, helmet, paddle, and, on rare cold days, a splash jacket. Your guide will take you through all the safety briefings, including some fun, but serious, role-playing to keep you on your toes.
Then, it’s time to hit the river, a majestic stretch of water perfect for beginners, with wide open spaces and large waves. But it’s also fun for more experienced adventurers, thanks to the large volume of rapids.
Paddle down the river through beautiful scenery, mastering great rapids and feeling the adrenaline rush of white water. At the end of your rafting adventure, a delicious lunch will be served on the river bank, along with complimentary cold beverages.
day 4 Tena - Quito
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and you will be transferred back to Quito.
day 5 Quito City Tour and The Middle of the World
After breakfast, you will go on a tour of one of South America's best-preserved historic city centers. Go to the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church, where you can climb up its high domes. Move towards the Panecillo viewpoint, an iconic place in the city, renowned for its beauty and a giant statue of the Winged Virgin. Here you can admire a beautiful landscape of both colonial and modern Quito (entrance to churches not included).
Continue on to the traditional La Ronda neighbourhood. In this romantic setting, you can find workshops where you can learn from a group of authentic artisans how their work is done. See the historic trades that keep alive the cultural traditions of this charming city. Stop at Zona Rosa for approximately an hour and a half to have some free time for lunch (not included).
You will then go to the Middle of the World City, where you can see the monument that divides the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet. Entrance to the Middle of the World complex is included ,where you can enjoy experiences that defy the laws of physics and occur only in this part of the world.
day 6 Quito - Galapagos (San Cristobal)
After breakfast, depart for the airport to catch a flight to the Galapagos Islands, known for their immense biodiversity. San Cristobal is the easternmost Galapagos island and is home to a rich array of unique wildlife, such as blue- and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and Galapagos sea lions. Upon arrival, proceed towards the hotel.
day 7 Galapagos (San Cristobal)
After breakfast, you will visit Lobos Island, After a scenic boat ride to the small island, enjoy an in-depth land tour that takes you past numerous sea lions, frigates, marine iguanas, and more. Later, explore the underwater world.
day 8 Galapagos (San Cristobal)
After breakfast, you will visit Kicker Rock Islet, Enjoy an action-packed day trip to the scenic Kicker Rock Islet. Snorkel in one of the most biodiverse areas in the Galapagos Islands, teeming with wildlife ranging from hammerhead sharks to manta rays. Enjoy a tasty lunch and time to explore a nearby deserted beach. You won't have to worry about how to get there, as transfers between San Cristobal and Kicker Rock Island are included.
day 9 Galapagos (San Cristobal) - Guayaquil
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed towards the airport to catch the flight to Guayaquil, Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.
day 10 Guayaquil
Breakfast at the hotel Get out and explore Guayaquil on a fascinating city tour. Go to the Parque Seminario, where the resident iguanas feed off mango slices from enchanted tourists! Admire the façade of the San Pedro Apostol Metropolitan Cathedral, built on the site of the city's original cathedral made of wood. See the neoclassical Palacio Municipal, considered one of Ecuador's most important architectural works.
Take a look at the Malecón Simon Bolvar boardwalk, constructed along the waterfront of the Guayas River. Visit the monument of the Hemiciclo de la Rotonda, and venture into the traditional barrio (district) of Las Peñas to admire the colonial houses painted in different colors. Explore the regenerated area of Puerto Santa Ana, once dominated by warehouses, and see the Ecua-Andino factory where the famous Panama hats are produced.
day 11 Guayaquil
Breakfast at the hotel At the designated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back home.