Galapagos & Amazon - 11 Day Accessible Adventure


Experience the best that Ecuador has to offer on this incredible 11-Day Tour to the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon! On this accessible adventure, you will encounter the diverse flora and fauna of these two picturesque landscapes and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Galapagos/Amazon Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beach at the Galapagos, searching for Blue-Footed Boobies and sea lions
  • Stay at Huasquila Amazon Lodge, the only accessible destination in the Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Engage, dance, and eat with an indigenous community
  • Raft through the Amazon River with a professional team
  • Tour Quito´s Colonial Center, declared a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO
  • Visit the Middle of the World and straddle the line separating the northern and southern hemispheres at the ¨Mitad del Mundo¨ mo

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Quito
Welcome to Ecuador! Your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive to your hotel. Once settled in, you will enjoy dinner in Quito and have a briefing about the tour to prepare for the adventure ahead. D

Day 2: Quito - Amazon
On our drive to the jungle, we will stop in a hummingbird hotspot to watch these beautiful, vibrant birds in their natural habitat. We will arrive at the 100% accessible “Huasquila Amazon Lodge” for lunch and a welcome cocktail. Later, we will visit an indigenous community and have the chance to learn about their customs and traditions. B-L-D

Day 3: Amazon
We will start the day with a 1.5 hour drive to the Anzu River. There, we will raft down the calm river, giving us the chance to admire the surrounding flora and fauna; truly one of the best ways to experience the magnificence of the amazon. During the trip, we can stop at several points of interest to take pictures and relax on the river. 
*Note: Even though the river is very calm, for safety reasons, we will raft down the river with a security kayaker at all times. Additionally, each traveler will wear a safety jacket, helmet, and all safety equipment. For the transfer in and out of the boat, we manually assist the guest by using a sliding board and/or manually lifting the guest into the boat.
We will finish our journey around3:00 pm. Dinner and the rest ofthe evening are for relaxing andchatting at the lodge (play games,cards, etc.) while enjoying delicious tropical juice or wine. B-L-D

 

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Day 4: Amazon
Prepare to go off-roading! With the use an off-road wheelchair, we will go hiking through the secondary rainforest and learn about medicinal plants from a native guide. The path into the rainforest is less than a . mile and usually takes approximately 30 minutes, as it includes stops along the way. After lunch, we will visit the “arca” animal rescue center. B-L-D

Day 5: Amazon – Quito 
This morning, we will drive back to Quito, after lunch we will visit the historical center and make a city tour where you will visit different churches and plazas.. At dinner we will give you final information and get prepared for our trip the Galapagos Islands. B-L-D

Day 6: Quito – San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Our day begins at the Quito airport with a short flight to the island of San Cristobal. That afternoon, we will visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the Island´s history, conservation, and hazards facing the Island. Spend the afternoon in a beautiful beach, as our first introduction to the fauna in the Galapagos B-L-D

Day 7: San Cristobal
This morning will visit “La Loberia” and have close encounters with sea lions, marine tortoises, marine iguanas, and a myriad of birds. In the afternoon we will visit “Tijeretas” or frigatebird hill, that is a lookout point, with a panoramic view of shipwreck to the south and kicker rock to the west. B-L-D

 

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Day 8: San Cristobal
Today Galapaguera, to see the famous Galapagos Giant Turtles. We will have the chance to admire from close distance. In the afternoon you can enjoy some kayaking with our staff´s help or have a free afternoon. B-L-D

Day 9: San Cristobal – Quito
After breakfast, we will have a last chance to enjoy the beach before we catch our flight. In the afternoon arrive to Quito and drive to our hotel. B-L-D

Day 10: Quito
Once back in Quito, we will visit the “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World) here you can get a photo straddling the line separating the northern and southern hemispheres. Then visit the Teleférico, from here you will see at least four snowcapped volcanoes. After will visit the iñaquito market and the handicraft market, you will see variety of fruits as well as buy some final souvenirs. We will have our farewell dinner. B-L-D

 

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Day 11: Quito – Fly home 
Transfer to airport and depart Ecuador. B

 

 

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