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Amazon first class cruise & Galapagos Island-Hopping an 11-day Adventure Tour

Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador! Arrive at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), where your driver will meet you to transfer you to your accommodation. The entire city of Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, standing at an altitude of 9,350ft (2,850m). It welcomes visitors with its picturesque plazas situated between mountain peaks. The city has an abundance of market stands, shamanistic healers, and fourth-generation hat makers, as well as a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.

Overnight: Quito
Suggested Hotel: La Palma Polo Club and/or similar
Meals: -/-/-

Today, and after a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, you will be transferred to the dock and board the motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the beauty of the Amazon, until we reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive a warm welcome aboard. On the Anakonda, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides, who will provide us with a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon; afterward, guests will have the opportunity to explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River. After a delicious dinner, we will take a night-time forest walk to hear the sounds of the rainforest and observe the nocturnal wildlife. Overnight stay on Anakonda Amazon Cruise.

Overnight: Yasuni National Park
Accommodation: Onboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and/or Manatee Amazon Explorer
Meals: B/L/D

We will travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will embark on a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake (“Piranha Lagoon” in the native Kichwa language), an ecosystem flooded by blackwater river water. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, the Paíche or pirarucu (One of the world’s largest freshwater fish), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and various bird species, which we will be able to spot during a walk with our guides. We will then recharge our energy with an Amazon-style barbeque at a community camp, and after a short rest, we will take part in aquatic activities such as kayaking and/or swimming. Back on board the Anakonda, we will build on what we learned with an interesting talk about the region given by our guides.

Overnight: Yasuni National Park
Accommodation: Onboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and/or Manatee Amazon Explorer
Meals: B/L/D

Early in the morning, we will set out on our motorized canoes to witness one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon – the famous parrot clay licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets, and Amazon birds who meet up here to lick the clay which provides a healthy boost to their digestion. In the afternoon we will visit the Kichwa women’s community project, where we will learn about the indigenous lifestyle along the Napo River, their ancestral culture, and their community, and will have the opportunity to purchase handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Charapas Turtle Conservation.

Overnight: Yasuni National Park
Accommodation: Onboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and/or Manatee Amazon Explorer
Meals: B/L/D

This is where our adventure ends! But first, we will enjoy our return to Puerto Providencia where we will disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and ride back to the city of Coca in the motorized canoe.
Upon arrival at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, your driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel, rest for the night as you have an early flight to the Galapagos islands the next day.

Overnight: Quito
Suggested Hotel: La Palma Polo Club and/or similar
Meals: B/-/-

our drive will be waiting for you at your hotel in Quito to take you to the Airport, so you arrive 3 hours before your flight in order to have time to purchase the TCT, get your luggage ready, and get everything neat for your flight!
After arriving at Baltra Airport, your guide will already be waiting for you and take you to Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy lunch at a local farm in the highlands, followed by the observation of giant turtles in the wild. Then continue to the port in Puerto Ayora to check into the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Station, where scientists from all over the world meet and work together on environmental projects such as water analysis, animal protection, effects of tourism on nature, etc. Here you can visit the turtle rearing station, where animals are raised before being released into nature. Land iguanas can be observed here too.

Overnight: Santa Cruz Island
Suggested Hotel: Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel and/or similar
Meals: B/L/-

Start your morning with a 20-minute internal flight to Isabela Island. Upon arriving, your private transportation will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel.

After lunch, you will visit the Tintoreras Islet for a short hike and some snorkeling. See Humboldt penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, and sharks, which rest in the natural channels formed by lava flows.
Afterward, snorkel in the turquoise water and spot different fish, sea turtles, rays, and penguins. The evening is free.

Overnight: Isabela Island
Suggested Hotel: Iguana Crossing and/or similar
Meals: B/-/-

Early this morning, take flight back to Santa Cruz Island. Spend the day exploring this area on foot and on water. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a 45- minute hike from Puerto Ayora to Tortuga Bay, one of the Galapagos Archipelago’s most beautiful beaches. Take a kayak out onto the water to see marine life up close and see the coastline from a different perspective. After kayaking, sunbathe on the beach or head back under the waves for some afternoon snorkeling. Stay the night in Puerto Ayora.

Overnight: Santa Cruz Island
Suggested Hotel: Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel and/or similar
Meals: B/L/-

Ride a yacht to an uninhabited island around Santa Cruz. Depending on the weather, scheduling, and permissions by the National Park, you’ll visit one of the following islands: Santa Fé, South Plazas, Bartolomé, or North Seymour. Each island is unique, offering spectacular scenery and opportunities to see rare wildlife up-close. Santa Fé and South Plazas are home to endemic land iguanas, while Bartolomé is known for its beautiful lava sceneries. On North Seymour, look for frigate birds, land iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.[/caption]

In the evening, return to Puerto Ayora to enjoy some free time.

Overnight: Santa Cruz Island
Suggested Hotel: Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel and/or similar
Meals: B/L/-

If there is enough free time before your transfer to the airport, do some last-minute souvenir shopping or take a last stroll through Puerto Ayora.
At the designated time, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Itabaca Channel, which you will cross on a ferry. For the last part of your trip to the airport, take the public shuttle bus to the terminal, where your program ends with your return flight to the mainland.
Upon arrival from the Galapagos Islands to Quito airport, you’ll be met by your private driver who will take you to your hotel to rest for the night. A Farewell Dinner will be served this evening.

Overnight: Quito
Suggested Hotel: La Palma Polo Club and/or similar
Meals: B/-/D

At the designated time for your international flight back home, your private transportation will be picking you up from your hotel to transfer you to Quito airport.

Overnight: N/A
Suggested Hotel: N/A
Meals: B/-/-

Mainland:

– All private airport transfers
– Meals as mentioned in the program
– Accommodation: 4.5-star hotels

Amazon:

– All excursions as mentioned in the program of the cruise
– All meals as mentioned in the program
– Internal Flights Quito – Coca – Quito to be included
– Airport assistance
– River Transfers to and from the vessel (Private)
– English-speaking guides
– Private excursions
– Rubber boots & Raincoats
– Accommodation: 5-star Amazon Cruise (Anakonda Amazon Cruise & Manatee Amazon Explorer)

Galapagos:

– All excursions mentioned in the program – Private guides
– All meals mentioned in the program
– Snorkeling gear
– Wetsuits
– All airport transfers
– Domestic flights: UIO-GPS-UIO
– Inter-island flights: Santa Cruz-Isabela-Santa Cruz
– Accommodation: 4.5-star hotels
– TCT Transit Control Card

– International flights
– Meals not mentioned in the program
– Travel insurance, and repatriation insurance
– Optional excursions, activities, and optional tours
– Required COVID Tests if applicable
– International Airport Fees if applicable
– Tips and Personal expenses
– Community entrance fee in the Amazon
– US$ 100 per person Galapagos National Park entrance fee

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In Ecuador Tailor-Made we aim to help you have a unique and unforgettable vacation. We are ready to assist you in any way. Please fill the form below and feel free to contact us by any of our means of communication.