First we have to get you to the islands...
Day 1: The trip begins in, Ecuador. On arrival (typically in the evening), you will be met and transferred directly to the centrally located HOTEL MERCURE ALAMEDA where we will spend the night. We think very highly of the HOTEL MERCURE ALAMEDA. It is said that, of the finer hotels in Quito, they have the most personal service. Our experiences strongly support this impression.
Day 2: Today is a free day in the High Andes city of, with a spectacular old town district that is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Nearby sightseeing possibilities include Indian markets, the Equatorial Monument, tropical cloud forests, the Amazon Basin, and active volcanoes. Our local sister company operates a wide range of half-day, full-day and multi-day expeditions – see our brochure, HIGHLIGHTS OF ECUADOR, for options. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight Quito; HOTEL MERCURE ALAMEDA. [B]
Day 3: A morning flight will take you from the High Andes, to another world; the Galapagos Islands. Upon landing on we will be will be transferred to the yacht, which will be waiting for the group in the nearby harbor. This afternoon you will begin your island explorations. [B, L, D]*