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Duration: 09 Days
Location: Quito, Otavalo, Mindo, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil.
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  • Day 01 – Quito

    Day 02 – Quito

    Day 03 – Northern Highlands

    Day 04 – Mindo

    Day 05 – Galapagos Islands

    Day 06 – Galapagos Islands

    Day 07 – Galapagos Islands

    Day 08 – Guayaquil

    Day 09 – Guayaquil

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  • Day 01 – Quito

    Arrival to Quito. Be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Quito

    During the morning, enjoy a short journey toward the north of the city where you will be able to know the “Latitude 0” of our planet and visit the Intiñan Museum or “Road of the Sun” that shows an incredible, sample of pre-columbian and indigenous view, culture and costumes.

    After this visit, enjoy a wonderful tour through the streets and main squares of Quito Historic Center, declared by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage in recognition for its architectonic and artistic value. Narrow and sometimes steep streets surrounded of a great exhibition of classic architecture, colonial style houses, gracious flowered balconies, charming squares and more than 50 monumental churches, convents, monasteries cloisters and historic monuments get together at the best preserved historical center in South America.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 03 – Northern Highlands

    The everlasting fertile province of Imbabura is located at 2530 m above sea level. Its magical land is surrounded by lakes are cradle of artists, histories and living pre-Inca cultures. The tour stops at Quitsato Complex in Cayambe, located right in the middle of the world. Where you will learn how the ancient cultures lived in the area, defining when to plant and to harvest by observing the sun and the stars.

    The Northern Highlands are the home of the Otavalo Community, the Otavalos are known around the world for their weaving patterns and textiles which pre-date the Spanish conquest. The market is world known for its colorful textiles, woven on back-strap and shuttle looms, its piles of ponchos and hand-made textiles, hats, Indian jewelry and creative handicrafts. This is a unique occasion to wonder through this maze of color and enjoy some fun bargaining and buying great quality handicrafts at superb prices.

    Then, you will visit Peguche, a picturesque little town whose inhabitants (Otavalo) are famous for their weaving abilities on hand made looms in vivid colors. You will appreciate their work in textiles and sweaters in amazing colors. You will also visit the House of Instruments, where a wide variety of Andean instruments like the sikus, kenas and charangos may be appreciated.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 04 – Mindo

    Discover one of the world’s top-five biodiversity hotspots, listen and enjoy the concert of life around you. At 80 km northwest of Quito, we find a Reserve of 15,000 acres of rainforest of incredible beauty and tranquility; this amazingly bio diverse region is home of: 2000 species of plants, including at least 90 species of ferns and vivid flowering varieties such as bromeliads and orchids. Constant moisture in this montane environment provides perfect conditions for a great variety of vegetation with hundreds of species of birds and butterflies.

    Visit to a Butterfly Garden, here you can observe the 4 stages of the butterfly life, you will be surrounded by thousand of colorful butterflies and even feed them. This garden has a conservation program to send part of the butterfly production into the wild. We will continue to a Cacao Farm to learn the chocolate process from bean to bar.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 05 – 07 – Galapagos Islands

    Assistance and transfer from the hotel to airport to take your flight to Galapagos islands. Once in Galapagos and after entrance procedures, assistance and transfer to selected program.

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

    Located in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 kilometers from the South American mainland, this Ecuadorian Archipelago, made of 14 major islands and more than 60 smaller islands and islets, surrounded by its Marine Reserve, the world’s second largest, is known as a “Living Laboratory” or “Showcase of Evolution”.

    The combination of converging marine currents, a volcanic geological structure and their oceanic isolation has resulted in this “melting pot” of unique species, found nowhere else on earth. Some of the most notorious samples are the marine iguanas, the giant tortoises (called “Galapagos”) and the 13 varieties of Darwin’s finches.

    This uniqueness inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, following his visit to the islands in 1835. Since then, they have become a Mecca for scientific investigation. Today, as a strictly protected National Park and the world’s first natural area designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Galapagos are also one of the world’s most fascinating tourist destinations and a true Wonder of Nature.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 08 – Guayaquil

    Departure to the city of Guayaquil, upon arrival you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Then, you will have a brief panoramic scenic excursion of the city, the largest port in the country, gives you a good opportunity to learn about the culture and the customs of the people living in the coastal area of Ecuador.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 09 – Guayaquil

    At scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your departure flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis at your choice of accommodation.
    • All meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All airport / land transfers as stated.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges etc.
    • Domestic Airfares.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Entrance fees / transit fees / national park taxes not mentioned in itinerary.
    • Snorkeling gear and wetsuits.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.