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Ecuador Honeymoon on the Equator

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Look at those extremely content Penguins! This could be you - basking in the island sun, ocean nearby, seafood on the menu and life is awesome. The trip below is a fully customizable itinerary that our very enthusiastic local agency has created for those looking to pair romance with adventure travel! Unique destinations, exclusive accommodation, and those penguins make for something truly special!...

Look at those extremely content Penguins! This could be you - basking in the island sun, ocean nearby, seafood on the menu and life is awesome. The trip below is a fully customizable itinerary that our very enthusiastic local agency has created for those looking to pair romance with adventure travel! Unique destinations, exclusive accommodation, and those penguins make for something truly special! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Island
    Island
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • City
    City

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ecuador

After landing in the world´s highest located capital city, Quito. You will be picked up by a private driver guide who will take you to your very impressive hotel located right in the middle of the UNESCO marked oldtown. Here you have the rest of the day/evening (depending on when your flight lands) free at your own disposal. Welcome to Ecuador!

Visited:
Quito
Accommodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 2: Full day city tour

Walking through the historic part of Quito in the morning you will get to know the Plaza Grande as well as the churches La Compañía and San Francisco. For the afternoon, you decide between two trips: Either you take the cable car to Quito’s local Mountain “Pichincha” with a height of 4.100m|13,450ft OR you can step on both hemispheres at the same time at the Equator Monument “Mitad del Mundo”! 

Visited:
Quito
Accommodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 3: Transfer to Mashpi Lodge

The adventure begins at around 08:30 am at one of the main hotels in Quito, when you will be collected by Mashpi transportation for your journey to the cloudforest. We arrive at the Lodge around noon.


Your time with Mashpi is your own to experience. With the help of the expedition staff, you can choose from any of the activities on offer, always accompanied by a University graduate naturalist guide and an experienced local guide – all at your own pace. Upon arrival, you will plan your activities with the team and receive a talk about Mashpi and all its wonders.

Visited:
Quito Mashpi
Accommodation
Mashpi lodge (Mindo)

Day 4: Mashpi Lodge

The next day might begin at first light on the panoramic terrace, watching – and hearing – a menagerie of birds stirring around the Lodge. After breakfast, you could hike towards a waterfall, bathing in the tremendous crash of water, head to the Hummingbird Garden, or discover the winged wonders of the Life Centre’s butterflies. 

Accommodation
Mashpi lodge (Mindo)

Day 5: Explore the forest trails

On your last day, there’s more time to explore the forest trails, head to a different waterfall or find a nook to let the whole experience sink in.


You return to the hotel for check out at 11:00 a.m. The transfer leaves Mashpi Lodge at 11:30 a.m. You will be given a complimentary box lunch to enjoy during the drive back to Quito.

Visited:
Mashpi Quito
Accommodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 6: Head to Galapagos Islands

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in order to catch a flight to the Galapagos Islands. Arriving at the airport of Baltra your tour leader will welcome you to the Galapagos Islands. On the neighbor island of Santa Cruz you will pass the highlands and visit a ranch to see the famous Galapagos giant tortoises in its natural environment. After lunch you will learn a lot of interesting things about the national park’s breeding program for tortoises at the Charles Darwin Station

Visited:
Quito Baltra Island Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 7: Island hopping by boat

Today you are visiting a nearby Galapagos Island. According to availability the destination of your excursion yacht will be one of the following islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé . You are exploring both the island on a walk and its underwater world snorkeling. Enjoy your lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon.

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 8: Leisure time on Santa Cruz

Today you have the full day to explore on your own or simply relax at your very unique hotel. You may just spend the day by the pool or take a walk to "Las Grietas" that are located very nearby your hotel. Enjoy this relaxing day!

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 9: Continue Island hopping by boat

Today you are visiting a nearby Galapagos Island. According to availability the destination of your excursion yacht will be one of the following islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé . You are exploring both the island on a walk and its underwater world snorkeling. Enjoy your lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon.

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accommodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 10: Departure day

On your last day in Galapagos you are making your way through the highlands of Santa Cruz with your driver, towards the airport of Baltra. Here you will catch your flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland. We wish you a safe flight back! 

Visited:
Santa Cruz Baltra Island

Quito Mashpi Baltra Island Santa Cruz

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $5,810 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person for Ecuadorian Mainland $2,800
Price per person for Galapagos Islands $2,430
Total per Person for the trip $5,810

Included in price:

  • Transport according to itinerary
  • Galapagos Island Roundtrip Flights
  • Qualified guiding according to itinerary
  • Accommodation according to itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • All activities and excursions in accordance with the itinerary
  • Entry Fees (Quito City Tour)
  • Customization of this trip with the Local Agency in Ecuador and the Galapagos

Not included in price:

  • International Flights
  • Beverages and meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • All activities that are not listed in the itinerary or are optional
  • Galápagos Island National Park Entrance Fee (100 USD per person)
  • Galápagos Transit Card (20 USD per person)
  • Bus from Baltra Airport to Itabaca channel (5 USD per person per way)
  • Harbor tax on Isabela (10 USD per person)
  • Water taxis on the Galapagos Islands (1 USD per way)

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