2020: Exploring Darwin's Galapagos with Ecuador's Amazon (ISTC)

13 days from Quito to Guayaquil

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Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1QuitoWelcome to Quito. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2Amazon LodgeFly to Coca and travel by CANOE TRIP downriver to your selected Amazon lodge, your home base for the next three nights. (B,L,D)
Day 3Amazon LodgeAt the Napo Wildlife Center: Your time in the Amazon accompanied by a Local Guide includes early morning EXCURSIONS to parrot clay licks; dugout canoe rides in search of river otters, potoos, kingfishers, hoatzins, jacamars, hawks, and monkeys; and walks along the canopy platform to view spider monkeys, aracaris, toucans, blue and gold Macaws, numerous species of tanagers, and the red-rumped cacique. In your free time, consider a walk through the jungle in search of interesting plants and colorful or well-camouflaged insects. You are also invited to join families of the Anangu indigenous community on their daily activities, such as harvesting bananas, coco, and manioc. (B,L,D daily)

At the Sacha Lodge: During your stay, enjoy NATURE EXCURSIONS with a Naturalist who introduces you to the Amazon. On the suspended rainforest canopy walk, your Naturalist points out many different species of vibrantly colored birds. Jungle walks show off the immense biodiversity and medicinal plants that have been used by the native cultures for hundreds of years. Visit the lodge's butterfly house, one of Ecuador's largest, and take a night walk or canoe ride with a Local Guide to discover creatures that can rarely be seen during the day! You will also cruise through the flooded forest in search of troops of squirrels, capuchin, and howler monkeys-and maybe even the incredibly well camouflaged 3-toed sloth. After fishing for piranhas, arrive at the Kapok Tree tower, perched 135-feet high. Get close-up views of birds as the sun sets on volcanic Mount Sumaco and the Andes. (B,L,D daily)
Day 4Amazon LodgeAt the Napo Wildlife Center: Your time in the Amazon accompanied by a Local Guide includes early morning EXCURSIONS to parrot clay licks; dugout canoe rides in search of river otters, potoos, kingfishers, hoatzins, jacamars, hawks, and monkeys; and walks along the canopy platform to view spider monkeys, aracaris, toucans, blue and gold Macaws, numerous species of tanagers, and the red-rumped cacique. In your free time, consider a walk through the jungle in search of interesting plants and colorful or well-camouflaged insects. You are also invited to join families of the Anangu indigenous community on their daily activities, such as harvesting bananas, coco, and manioc. (B,L,D daily)

At the Sacha Lodge: During your stay, enjoy NATURE EXCURSIONS with a Naturalist who introduces you to the Amazon. On the suspended rainforest canopy walk, your Naturalist points out many different species of vibrantly colored birds. Jungle walks show off the immense biodiversity and medicinal plants that have been used by the native cultures for hundreds of years. Visit the lodge's butterfly house, one of Ecuador's largest, and take a night walk or canoe ride with a Local Guide to discover creatures that can rarely be seen during the day! You will also cruise through the flooded forest in search of troops of squirrels, capuchin, and howler monkeys-and maybe even the incredibly well camouflaged 3-toed sloth. After fishing for piranhas, arrive at the Kapok Tree tower, perched 135-feet high. Get close-up views of birds as the sun sets on volcanic Mount Sumaco and the Andes. (B,L,D daily)
Day 5QuitoDepart your Amazon lodge and fly from Coca to Quito today. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 6QuitoYour included PRIVATE CITY TOUR showcases Independence Square, the cathedral, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the basilica with its marvelous stained-glass windows. (B)
Day 7SCALESIA LODGEFly to Baltra in the Galapagos where you will take a scenic inter-island flight to Isabela Island. Upon arrival, transfer to the highlands of Isabela Island where you will find Scalesia Lodge, a modern, luxurious, safari-style tent resort in the middle of a magical forest with spectacular views of the coast, the Pacific Ocean, and other Islands in the Galapagos chain dotting the horizon. After lunch, head out with your expert Naturalist to begin your explorations of the youngest part of the archipelago. Your time on Isabela will include visits to National Park sites, wetland lagoons, Puerto Villamil and the giant tortoise-breeding center. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
The itinerary may vary according to Galapagos National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, and season changes to create the perfect cross-section of sites visited.
Day 8Isabela IslandAs itineraries vary based on conditions, some examples of excursions include Tintoreras, an islet formed by lava flows where white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins are commonly found. Or, Los Tuneles, a marine paradise considered one of the best places to snorkel in the Galapagos with sea lions, manta rays, parrot fish, Galapagos green sea turtles, yellowtail surgeon fish, and much more. You can also find active volcanoes like Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico which are some of the most active in the region. Alternatively, you may choose to bike, surf or kayak during your time on Isabela. (B,L,D)
Day 9Santa Cruz IslandFly back to Baltra today and transfer to the highlands of Santa Cruz where you will see LOS GEMELOS, a natural volcanic formation surrounded by a forest of endemic daisies and home to some of the most elusive land birds of the Galapagos. Next, visit a TORTOISE RESERVE where you have the opportunity to see Galapagos tortoises in the wild and learn how these gentle giants are studied and protected. You will also see impressive lava tunnels before continuing to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. (B,L)
Day 10Santa Cruz IslandToday your included EXCURSION will be a full-day yacht exploration of one of the following islands: North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza, or Santa Fe. North Seymour is known for its land and marine iguanas, Nazca- and blue-footed boobies, frigates, sea lions, fur seals, and a stunning white sand beach for snorkelling. On Santa Fe, walk amongst the basking sea lions in search of endemic Santa Fe land iguanas, pelicans, Galapagos hawks, and blue-footed boobies. Bartolome boasts some of the most famous views of Pinnacle Rock from its summit. You will also see Sally Lightfoot crabs, marine iguanas, lava lizards, blue-footed boobies, and maybe even the Galapagos penguin. On South Plaza, take a walk through a cactus forest populated with land and marine iguanas as well as the hybrid iguana which can only be found here. (B,L)
Day 11Santa Cruz IslandToday's included EXCURSION will include CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION established to help conserve the Galapagos' natural habitats and protect the area's famous giant tortoises. You will also visit Tortuga Bay or Divine Bay both perfect places for snorkeling and viewing the diverse marine life. Return to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel for an evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day 12GuayaquilReturn to the mainland of Ecuador for your final night in Guayaquil. (B)
Day 13GuayaquilYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/01/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/02/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/03/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/04/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/05/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/06/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/07/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/08/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/09/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/10/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/11/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/12/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/13/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/14/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/15/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/16/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/17/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/18/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/19/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/20/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/21/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/22/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/23/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/24/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/25/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/26/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/27/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/28/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/29/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/30/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/31/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/01/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/02/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/03/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/04/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/05/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/06/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/07/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/08/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/09/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/10/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/11/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/12/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/13/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/14/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/15/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/16/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/17/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/18/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/19/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/20/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/21/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/22/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/23/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/24/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/25/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/26/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/27/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/28/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/29/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/30/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/01/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/02/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/03/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/04/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/05/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/06/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/07/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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12/09/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/10/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/11/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/12/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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12/14/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/15/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/16/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/17/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/18/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/19/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/20/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/21/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/22/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/23/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/24/2020$5,609.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/31/2020$5,919.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Dates & Prices above do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,181. Required intra-vacation air segments are Quito/Coca; Coca/Quito; Quito/Galapagos; Galapagos/Villamil (Isabela Island); Villamil (Isabela Island)/Galapagos; Galapagos/Guayaquil. Air prices were effective on July 10, 2019, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy; single rooms are available at a supplement.

Galapagos package does not include Galapagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120 value) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2020.

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