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10-Day Galapagos and Amazon Quest provided by Adventure Journeys

10-Day Galapagos and Amazon Quest

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Amazon river navigation, sea-kayaking, snorkeling & trekking all in one trip! Join the combination adventure in Ecuador, discovering the high diversity of the pristine Amazon rainforest where you can spot parrots, toucans, monkeys, otters and more. Share time with the local Kichwa community and learn about their ancestral customs and at the same time, enjoy the best comfort by staying at Itamandi Eco-Lodge. Travel to Galapagos to be part of the most amazing experience of wildlife, swimming with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins and sharks, taking close pictures of the only marine iguana in the world, hiking the top of active volcanoes in Isabela Island and meeting the  giant tortoises. "Unique Experiences" Visit a native local family in the middle of the Amazon jungle and look for the smallest monkey in the world. Snorkel through lava formations with sea turtles, penguins, sea horses, sea lions and sharks at Lava Tunnels.
Itinerary
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Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Arrival in Quito City
Day 2
Galapagos - Isabela
Day 3
Snorkel at Lava Tunnels
Day 4
Hike and kayak
Day 5
Charles Darwin Research Station
Day 6
Flight back to Quito
Day 7
First Amazon Exploration
Day 8
Amazon Hike and Kichwa People
Day 9
Hot Springs
Day 10
Departure day
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Departure Point
Swissôtel Quito, Ave 12 de Octubre 1820 y, Quito 170523, Ecuador
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Activities
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Gear: Hiking sticks, kayak and paddling gear, life vest, snorkeling mask and fins
  • Certified expert English-speaking Adventure Naturalist local guides
  • Airport shuttles (Domestic flights)
  • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tena
  • Entry/Admission - Napo River
  • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
Exclusions
  • My Own Room supplement
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers (international flights)
  • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Galapagos National Park & TCT Fee Per Person
  • Pier use fee at Puerto Villamil
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
  • Territory: Quito City, Galapagos islands National Park and Amazon rainforest
  • Provinces: Pichincha, Napo and Galapagos
  • Flight time: 2h 45 min each way from Quito to Galapagos. Regular size aircraft: about 140 passengers.
  • Driving time: 2 - 3 hours a day while in mainland.
  • 45 minutes Airport transfers in Quito.
  • 45 minutes Airport transfers in Galapagos.
  • 45 minutes each way in Sierra Negra.
  • 20 minutes each way to Itamandi Jungle Eco-lodge.
  • Boat time: 2 hours each way from Isabela to Santa Cruz.
  • 15 minutes each way - Tintoreras.
  • Hiking time: Amazon.- 3 hours moderate.
  • Amazon.- 1 hour easy loop for the nocturnal hike in the jungle.
  • Cloudforest.- 2 hours easy uphill; 1 hour downhill same way back.
  • Galapagos: Sierra Negra.- 30 minutes easy uphill; 1 and a half hours on flat terrain; 30 minutes downhill; 2 hours same way back.
  • Season: All year
  • Weather: December to May: 80ºF to 90ºF / 25ºC to 30ºC. June to September: 60ºF to 70ºF / 15ºC to 20ºC. October to December: 70ºF to 80ºF/ 15ºC to 25ºC
  • The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 85ºF
  • Elevation: In Quito.- 2800 m (9,186 ft.
  • Amazon.- 510 m (1,640 ft.
  • Papallacta.- 3300 m (10,827 ft.
  • In Galapagos.- From sea level (most activities) to 1200 m (3,937 ft.) - Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Level of Activity: Moderate to challenging: The jungle walks are moderate, but can become challenging in case of heavy rain; the trekking in the cloudforest is moderate, the hiking in Sierra Negra is moderate but long, and muddy during the wet season (from July to November); the sea-kayaking on Isabela Island is easy as well as the snorkelling.
  • Sit on top kayaks, dry bags, life jackets, paddles and a dugout canoes with outboard motor, rubber boots, snorkels, masks and fins.
  • All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.
  • Food: Travelling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
  • Guides: All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips.
  • In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.
  • Sustainable travel: Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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lynnpdunaway wrote a review Mar 2019
Griffin, Georgia6 contributions
Very professional company who is willing to please the customer. The trip was executed just as advertised. Accommodations were all wonderful and exceeded my expectatio
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Patricia S wrote a review Oct 2018
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I'm an avid traveller and this trip was the vacation to end all vacations! I can't tell you what I liked best as it was all amazing! The tour guides were friendly, knowledgable, and well organized. The visit into the Amazon basin was so much more than I expected. And the
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Date of experience: September 2018
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rc.travel.rn wrote a review Sep 2018
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii8 contributions2 helpful votes
I've just returned from the trip of a lifetime with Adventure Journeys. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this group and how well organized our trip was! My friend and I flew in a day early and did the Quito day trip with Alejandro taking us around the city for great
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Date of experience: September 2018
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jeremy n wrote a review Jul 2018
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Just about to head home from our Ecuador adventures. We saw a ton of amazing stuff and met some awesome people. The Galápagos Islands are packed with must see wildlife and sights. We lucked out and saw a bunch, the only miss was cloud cover on our trip to the Volcano, and while
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Penny S wrote a review Jun 2018
Endwell, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
First off let me start by saying that any trip can have a well laid out plan, but to pull of a trip like this you need a FANTASTIC guide! Christian was TOPS! I have never booked a trip online before, so I was a bit nervous as to what to expect. I wanted an exciting
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Date of experience: June 2018
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russell49ak
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Once in a lifetime trip with exceptional service
For our honeymoon, my wife and I wanted to go to the Galapagos. Since the trip was going to be right after our wed
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mariegX6573JH
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Great way to see the Galapagos
I went on this trip in February 2020 with my partner and 3 friends. With the other folks who also came on the trip,
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Titaniaruth
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Brilliant
Ariana looked after our group in the Galapagos and Rodrigo looked after us on the mainland tour. I've got to say bo
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GingerBlaisdell
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A little taste of everything
We arrived in Quito a few days prior to the tour start to help acclimate to the elevation and to see Carnivale. Boo
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slappy325
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Laguna Quilotoa with guide Alfonso and driver Santiago
Had a great day hiking down to the lake. Incredible views. Alfonso and Santiago made sure we were comfortable the w
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lapetiterachel
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Incredible Trip! Highly Recommend!
Our trip with Adventure Journeys was absolutely incredible, and beyond what I had imagined. The views were stunning
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Lordmsadr
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Superb
I never thought Ecuador can be this much beautiful. nature music culture and so many other things are amazing and u
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150leeanneb
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Incredible Experience - exceeded all expectations
We just completed the 8 day multi sport trip and it was by far one of our favorite vacations ever. This trip is a p
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4AnnT
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Disappointing experience
10 day tour of Galapagos over Christmas / New Year. Definitely will not use this company again. Booked a year in ad
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Laura F
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Highlight of our 10 day trip!
My family added this day tour out of Quito before our trip to the galapagos islands and it ended up being one of ou
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Laura F
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Amazing Last Min Family Vacation for 7 Adults
Adventure Journeys was fabulous to work with. We decided to take this trip over Christmas time with 7 adults. With
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AL213
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Fantastic Ecuador package, Superb tour guide
My friend and I just returned from an unforgettable trip in Ecuador. I can only say that this tour has exceeded our
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Pathfinder625812
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Best of Ecuadorian Andes
In November, I travelled to Ecuador with a group of friends. Adventure Journeys ran a stellar tour for us. Paul, ou
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kt1satw
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Amazing trip! Not to be missed!
I booked this trip at the last minute when i found some possibility of timeoff from work. Being a single female tra
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Sharon_Philly
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wonderful trekking experience!
It was my first time use AJ service but second time in Ecuador. I chose to return Ecuador because I loved this coun
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Key Details
  • Quito Old Town, Isabela, and 8 more
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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