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Galapagos. Ecuador
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86 86 88 88 79 79 79 79 79 81 82 84
Average Low 72 75 75 75 72 70 66 66 66 68 70 72
Average Rainfall 2.6 4.3 1.5 1.8 2.5 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
US Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.00 USD
Visa requirement
No
Santa Cruz. Ecuador
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 82.8 85.6 86.9 85.8 82.0 78.6 76.3 75.2 75.4 76.3 77.7 79.5
Average Low 71.2 69.1 72.1 72.0 70.9 68.4 67.1 65.8 65.7 66.0 67.3 68.7
Average Rainfall 2.559 2.598 2.126 2.283 0.591 0.512 0.591 0.472 0.591 0.512 0.472 0.748
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
US Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.00 USD
Visa requirement
No
Quito. Ecuador
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.9 66.6 67.5 67.6 68.5 68.5 68.2 66.7 66.7
Average Low 49.3 49.5 49.6 49.8 49.3 48.4 47.5 47.7 48 48 48.4 49.8
Average Rainfall 2.56 4.102 4.846 5.898 3.866 1.63 0.87 1.1 2.36 4.697 3.461 3.004
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-05:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
US Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.00 USD
Visa requirement
No
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ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS FROM $1,399

8 days/6 nights - from $1,399 per person including airfare from FLL and $1,649 from JFK
Originally$2399 Now$1399 Saving42% Remaining1 Days

Take advantage of this incredible offer including the best to see in Ecuador. Depending on your deparure city you have two itinerary options. For departures from Fort Lauderdale, first you will fly to Guayaquil for one night, the largest and most populous city in Ecuador, as well as the nations' main port. The next morning, take a local flight to the Galapagos and stay 4 nights viewing the most popular island of Galapagos and its fauna and flora, enjoying the beaches, hiking, snorkeling, and learning about the history behind the islands. From there you will take a short flight back to Guayaquil, for one more night, where you can take a city tour and enjoy the views of the Guayas River. From $1,399 based on double occupancy.

For departures from JFK, first you will fly to Quito for one night, the capital of Ecuador, located high in the Andean foothills. The next morning, take a local flight to the Galapagos and stay 4 nights viewing the most popular island of Galapagos and its fauna and flora, enjoying the beaches, hiking, snorkeling, and learning about the history behind the islands. From there you will take a short flight back to Quito, for one more night, where you can take a city tour and enjoy its well preserved colonial city center. From $1,649 based on double occupancy. 

OPTION 1 from FLL

Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale / Guayaquil, Ecuador

Depart for your flight from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Arriving to Guayaquil our guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival, you can explore the city on your own you can take a walk into Malecon 2000 and enjoy the vibe of the city. (Grand Hotel Guayaquil or similar)

Day 2 – Guayaquil / Galapagos
In the morning take your local flight to the island of Baltra (Galapagos) and transfer to your hotel. (Isla Azul - formerly Blue Booby Hotel or similar)

Day 3,4,5 – Galapagos (B)
Three more days to discover Galapagos. Take an optional day tour via yacht to one of the nearby islands, visit the giant turtles in their natural habitat, or go snorkeling with the sea lions in Loberia. (See Optional Tours)

Day 6 – Galapagos/Guayaquil (B)
In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your local flight back to Guayaquil. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (Grand Hotel Guayaquil or similar)

Day 7 – Guayaquil/Fort Lauderdale (B)
After breakfast, check out of  your hotel and leave your luggage at the front desk. Take an optional city tour of Guayaquil ($35 per person) which takes place in the downtown area where we can have a nice overview of the old city by visiting Las Peñas Neighborhood, located in the slopes of Santa Ana Hill. From this point, it is possible to enjoy an excellent view of the modern Malecon 2000, located in the shores of Guayas River, as well as a fine example of original architecture in Guayaquil. At the Malecon we will visit La Rotonda, an important monument that immortalizes the meeting between generals Simon Bolivar and San Martin, The Moorish Clock Tower and many other attractive sights. Afterwards, walk in the old town through 9 de Octubre Avenue, to visit the Seminario Park, also known as the Iguanas and Centenario Park. In the evening, return to the hotel for your transfer back to the airport for your flight departing on Day 8.

Day 8 – US 
Board your flight back to the US and arrive back on the same day.


OPTION 2 from JFK

Day 1 - JFK / Quito, Ecuador

Depart for your flight from JFK to Quito, Ecuador. Arriving to Quito our guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival, you can explore the city on your own you can take an optional tour. (Fuente de Piedra or similar)

Day 2 – Quito / Galapagos
In the morning take your local flight to the island of Baltra (Galapagos) and transfer to your hotel. (Isla Azul - formerly Blue Booby Hotel or similar)

Day 3,4,5 – Galapagos (B)
Three more days to discover Galapagos. Take an optional day tour via yacht to one of the nearby islands, visit the giant turtles in their natural habitat, or go snorkeling with the sea lions in Loberia. (See Optional Tours)

Day 6 – Galapagos/Quito (B)
In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your local flight back to Quito. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (Fuente de Piedra or similar)

Day 7 – Quito/JFK (B)
After breakfast, check out of  your hotel and leave your luggage at the front desk. Take an optional city tour of Quito. 

Optional City Tour of Quito & Middle of the World - $140 per person
First we will visit is the imposing neo-gothic church “Basilica del Voto Nacional” – the basilic of Quito. Then we will walk around the Independence Square; the heart of Quito, surrounded by the Government Palace, The Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Our next point is the Sagrario church. After that we will visit the interior of the Church of la Compañia de Jesus which is completely covered by gold leaf. Afterwards we continue to San Francisco square where we will be able admire one of the biggest monasteries in South America. Then we continue to El Panecillo, a hill located at 3000m (10000 feet), where the Virgin of Quito is waiting for us. From this hill you will have one of the best views of the old and new city.

A few kilometers from the city of Quito the middle of the world is located. We will visit the Inti Nan museum, an interesting museum that offers cultural experiences that occur only in this part of the planet. Later we will make a quick stop to visit the historical monument that symbolizes the visit of the French Geodesic Mission during the eighteenth century and its great contribution to the world history. Return to Quito.


Day 8 – US 
Board your flight back to the US and arrive back on the same day.


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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Fort Lauderdale
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Single supplement stays $699
Select Dates from September - December, 2017 


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Tour Features: Option 1

  • Roundtrip airfare from FLL to Baltra via Guayaquil on Tame Airlines, coach class
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Guayaquil and Baltra
  • 4 nights at Isla Azul (formerly Blue Blooby Hotel) or similar in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
  • 2 nights stay at the Grand Hotel Guayaquil or similar in Guayaquil (split one night before and one night after the Galapagos - *depending on air availability)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Applicable service charge and prevailing government tax


Tour Features: Option 2

  • Roundtrip airfare from JFK to Baltra via Quito on Tame Airlines, coach class
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Quito and Baltra
  • 4 nights at Isla Azul (formerly Blue Blooby Hotel) or similar in Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
  • 2 nights stay at the Fuente de Piedra or similar in Quito (split one night before and one night after the Galapagos - *depending on air availability)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Applicable service charge and prevailing government tax

 Not Included At Given Rates:


  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee USD 100 per passenger
  • Transit control card USD 20
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Upgrade your hotels for $150 per person to Grand Hotel Guayaquil and Hotel Fernandina in Galapagos

Remarks

  • Book at least one month prior to the departure date for these special rates. Based on availability.
  • Valid for travel September - December, 2017 on select departure dates.
  • If listed hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Depending on air availabity the arrangement of nights are subject to change.
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Air ticket non-refundable once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies; Optional Travel Insurance not included.
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all South Pacific destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

For more information of these hotels, please click the hotel name.

    OPTIONAL TOURS: Guayaquil & Quito

    CITY TOUR OF GUAYAQUIL (3 hours): $35 per person
    Our city tour of Guayaquil takes place in the downtown area where we can have a nice overview of the old city by visiting Las Peñas Neighborhood, located in the slopes of Santa Ana Hill. From this point, it is possible to enjoy an excellent view of the modern Malecon 2000, located in the shores of Guayas River, as well as a fine example of original architecture in Guayaquil. At the Malecon we will visit La Rotonda, an important monument that immortalizes the meeting between generals Simon Bolivar and San Martin, The Moorish Clock Tower and many other attractive sights. Afterwards, walk in the old town through 9 de Octubre Avenue, to visit the Seminario Park, also known as the Iguanas and Centenario Park.

    CITY TOUR OF QUITO & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD - $140 per person
    First we will visit is the imposing neo-gothic church “Basilica del Voto Nacional” – the basilic of Quito. Then we will walk around the Independence Square; the heart of Quito, surrounded by the Government Palace, The Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Our next point is the Sagrario church. After that we will visit the interior of the Church of la Compañia de Jesus which is completely covered by gold leaf. Afterwards we continue to San Francisco square where we will be able admire one of the biggest monasteries in South America. Then we continue to El Panecillo, a hill located at 3000m (10000 feet), where the Virgin of Quito is waiting for us. From this hill you will have one of the best views of the old and new city.

    A few kilometers from the city of Quito the middle of the world is located. We will visit the Inti Nan museum, an interesting museum that offers cultural experiences that occur only in this part of the planet. Later we will make a quick stop to visit the historical monument that symbolizes the visit of the French Geodesic Mission during the eighteenth century and its great contribution to the world history. Return to Quito.



    OPTIONAL TOURS: GALAPAGOS

    NAVIGABLE ISLAND EXURSURIONS:

    1. NAVIGABLE EXCURSION TO BARTHOLOME ISLAND (Breakfast & Lunch included):  $220 per person
      Departure days: 
      Monday or Friday 
      Early in the morning, transfer to Baltra to start our first navigable tour to Bartholome, breakfast on board. Bartholomew is a small island located next to Santiago Island. One of the Islands´ principal attractions is the “pinnacle rock” In order to see it properly will make an easy hike for around and hour. In this excursion you will learn from the volcanic landscape of the island and see different species such as: lava lizard or cacti, once we reach the top will have a magnificent view of the Pinnacle rock in contrast with the volcanic landscape blended with the turquoise waters of the surrounding beaches. After the excursion we will proceed to do snorkeling in one of the coral beaches of the areas where if we are lucky we will see: Marine turtles, sea lions, multicolor fish and penguins. Lunch will be on board in the afternoon we will return to hotel. Accommodation in selected hotel.  
    2. NAVIGABLE EXCURSION TO SEYMOUR ISLAND (Lunch included):  $220 per person
      Departure days: 
      Tuesday or Saturday
      Enjoy a navigable tour to North Seymour, a 1.9 km² island located northbound from Baltra. The main fauna species of this island are Land Iguanas, the Magnificent Frigate bird with their incredible scarlet regular pouch, blue-footed boobies and their particular courtship dance and sea lions surfing across the waves. Lunch on board. After lunch we will do snorkeling in Bachas where you will be able to discover tones of different fish species and also swim with sea lions. Return to your hotel.  Accommodation in selected hotel.
    3. NAVIGABLE EXCURSION TO PLAZAS ISLAND (Lunch included):  $220 per person
      Departure days: 
      Wednesday or Sunday
      South Plazas is situated on the east cost of Santa Cruz Island, it`s formed from uplifted marine lava and is one of the smallest island on the archipelago. This Island despite its size has a lot of concentration of wildlife. We will disembark in a small dock frequently occupied by sea lions. After this we will  continue through a small forest of prickly pear cacti with their yellow flowers where could be lots of land iguanas waiting for their fruits and flowers fall of to the ground, to get finally up to the cliff, where you can often see a shoal of the endemic yellow-tailed mullet. The cliff is an excellent to view swallow-tailed gulls, tropic bird, frigate birds, pelicans, at the eastern end of the island bull sea lions congregate there to rest after losing their territory and recover energy and try to be again the beach master. Accommodation in selected hotel.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    1.  In case of choosing navigable tours (Bartolome, North Seymour, South Plazas, and Santa Fe), these are subject to availability, weather conditions and Galapagos National Park authorizations.

    2. The itineraries are subject to change without previous advice, due to weather conditions, Galapagos National Park authorizations, operational issues or passenger safeties.

    BAY TOUR: $80 per person
    We will do a navigable excursion to insolated bays of Puerto Ayora.  We will visit interesting and beautiful sites such as: Lobería with time for snorkelling with sea lions, Reef Shark Channel with a short walk to see the Opuntia Cactus and Marine Iguanas, Las Grietas and Franklin’s Bay where we will walk in rock formations. Accommodation at the selected hotel.

    HIGHLANDS & CHARLES DARWIN TOUR: $115 per person
    Arriving to Baltra we will take a shuttle thought out Sant Cruz Island where we will reach the highlands of the Islands with its green vegetation where we will stop to visit Primicias Ranch, here we will be able to see Giant Turtles in their natural habitat. Another attraction here is a excursion though the lava tunnel in order to receive an explanation of the geological formation of the Islands, lunch at the ranch. After this visit we will head to Puerto Ayora to check in in selected hotel,    and then we will visit Charles Darwin Station, where we can see the breeding center of the turtles of the other islands. Return to hotel for accommodation.

    TORTUGA BAY: $125
    Today we will hike to Tortuga Bay in a 45 minutes walking from the entrance to the beach, we will find two beaches: one is a rough beach where we can watch marine iguanas entering and leaving the sea (not appropriate for swimming) and another quiet one that appears like a natural swimming pool where we can relax and take a swim. At the end of the morning, we will go back to Puerto Ayora on the way we will be able to watch Darwin's finches, lava lizards and the vegetation of the transition zone, arid zone and the coastal zone.

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