DECEMBER. "ECUADOR AND
THE TREASURES OF THE GALAPAGOS" CRUISE
adventures
tour type:
NOVEMBER (12/19 days)
tour dates:
FRIENDLY journeys
with Elena
Grechkovskaya
  • Ecuador is a reality that surpasses expectations. Snow-white volcano caps, torrents of water rushing down, an inviting jungle
  • Unfrightened animals stroll waltzing along the beach and town, strange plants and unexpected sounds. Everyone here lives by the laws of nature.
  • No civilisation and white sand with Mohito. Only magical views, huge turtles, iguanas and birds that have only been seen in pictures before
  • The emotions you felt as a child at the sight of an incomprehensible creature. Are you ready to feel it all again?
  • Impressions that are hard to put into words. They need to be lived by everyone.
The wild unspoilt nature, the lack of tourist crowds even in high season and the island's stunning location make it a true green mecca.
FULL TOUR PROGRAM
DAY 1 "HELLO, ECUADOR!"
Meet and greet at Quito airport, transfer to hotel, accommodation. Meet a cheerful group of adventurers and relax after a long flight
DAY 2 "THE ADVENTURE BEGINS"
The journey begins. Today you'll be taking a walking tour of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Quito is the only capital in the world at 2,850 metres above sea level. Imagine the views that await you.
There are cable cars to the Volcano Pichincha, the La Carolina Botanical Gardens, El Jido Park with its craft fairs, and of course the Volcano Park Luna Park which will delight even the most serious adult!
And, of course, you will visit "The middle of the world" - the equator line. We'll be at the very spot where in 1736 the expeditioners marked the centre of the earth
DAY 3 "DAZZLING CATPAXI"
After breakfast we will travel to Cotopaxi National Park. We take the scenic Pan-American Highway, along which is the Volcano Road. This is where 9 of the 10 highest mountain peaks in Ecuador are located. The dazzling white caps of snow and ice are mesmerising and beckoning.

We will definitely take a walk on the slopes of the volcano. The walk will last about 8 hours.
We spend the night in a 400 year old historic building, an example of Spanish architecture. What an atmosphere there, the feeling is unreal.
DAY 4. "ON THE VULCANE"
Today we will spend the day on the volcano again. We will drive to the fantastic turquoise lake of Kilotoa, nestled in the crater of the volcano of the same name at 3,900m. The viewpoints will take turns. This is the place where reality surpasses expectation. Crazy colours, stunning scenery.
DAY 5 "PAY ATTENTION TO THE WATERFALLS"
Today we head further south towards the town of Baños. Nearby is the Pailón del Diablo waterfall, about 90 metres high. Next to the waterfall there is a staircase and you can see it from all sides.

Powerful streams of water rush down with a noise, giving the feeling of something scary. Not for nothing does its name translate as "the devil's cauldron".
DAY 6 "DAY OF THE BRAVE"
Extreme lovers will be able to test their strength and go rafting on the river. We will spend the evening in a hotel with a beautiful garden and swimming pool, where we will rest before the long journey to the jungle.
DAY 7 "AMAZON FORESTS"
Early rise, breakfast and off we go for adventures in the Amazon forests.

We have a journey of about 7 hours to the marina on the Napo River. From there we continue our way to the lodge in a motorised canoe through the jungle. Such a transfer is already an adventure. We are in the Jasuni National Park. Here we will spend 3 days
8-9-10 DAYS "THROUGH UNTOUCHED FOREST"
Three days of unspoilt forest walks with an English-speaking guide. From the observation tower, we'll observe life at the tops of 36-metre high trees.
There are 565 registered bird species (toucans, macaws, hummingbirds, flycatchers, honeycreepers, etc.). If we are lucky we may see howler monkeys, sloths and squirrel monkeys resting in the treetops. Let's make a wish.

We will get acquainted with the lifestyle, customs and culture of local tribes. Admire handicrafts. Here you will understand what it means to really live in harmony with nature. You will taste traditional food and drinks.
A visit to the Parrot Wall, where hundreds of birds gather to feast on clay.

Canoe rides, jungle walks at night and the sounds of wild life at night are waiting for you on these wonderful days. We'll take a canoe trip and walk through the jungle at night, listening to the sounds of night life

DAY 11 "REST AND RELAXATION DAY"

A day of rest and relaxation or self-guided sightseeing in Quito. This is the last day of the tour for those who have explored Ecuador. Galapagos Islands tour tailored individually.
12-14 DAYS "GALAPAGOS"
Let's go to the Galapagos. It's an incredible place that won't leave you indifferent.
We'll be living on a real boat. Here you can forget all worries and just enjoy the journey. The staff will take care of you. On excursions and snorkelling you will be accompanied by guide - employee of reserve. He is also a biologist and ecologist.

Each day you will be treated to two activities. Most often it is a landing on the islands to observe the inhabitants and the other is a snorkelling or boat trip. You won't be disappointed.
Swim with seals, turtles or sharks.

Your cruise can be 4 or 8 days (optional).
No matter how many days you spend here, it is never long enough to leave. You'll dream of coming back here with friends or children to share your emotions
DAY 15 OR 19 "HOMECOMING"
Return home.
Flight to Quito or Guayaquil
If you wish, you may stay in Ecuador. You have 90 days to do this.
How is the journey going?
The tour is ideal for those who adore nature, want to get away from the noise of the metropolis and take a break from the hustle and bustle. There will be no 60-person bus and no roll call after every stop.

We travel in a group of up to 8 people: close-minded, adventurous and energetic. You yourself will create an atmosphere of comfort and ease of communication.

The trip is well thought out in every detail: excursions, walks, adventures and tastings. But be prepared for the vagaries of nature. You can see all the seasons in one day. And believe me, you can bend the plan for the sake of it. Where else in Europe will you look into the eyes of nature?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
The vast expanses of green and vast metropolises, majestic mountains and unexplored depths, the best hotels in the world and romance under the stars. The unrealistic emotions, drive and adventure you've been waiting for.
Cost of a tour to Ecuador
Tour price includes:

  • Local flights and transfers to tourist sites
  • Accommodation in a double room in a 4-5* star hotel. For single and family accommodation the price is to be negotiated individually
  • Excursions in English
  • All meals included
  • No visa required!

Independently paid:
  • International flights to Quito
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals (lunches, dinners, snacks)
  • Individual entertainment (water sports, bars, etc.)
€2290
A tour to the Gallapagos Islands is individually tailored.
WHY you should go with us
The likelihood of becoming addicted to travel is 100%
you will feel tired, but you will not want to change anything
you won't be able to sleep from the experience and anticipation of a new day
friends will lose you on social media - you won't care
Your smartphone won't have room for work files - photos and videos will take up all the phone's memory
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