Staying in Ecuador’s capital city Quito and visiting the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands is a superb combination.
The accommodation during the eight nights is luxurious and intimate. While in Quito you will stay in the cities finest hotel, the Casa Gangotena. The three year renovation over the hotel’s three floors has created a stunning bolthole with eye-catching architecture and Art Nouveau influences running throughout the interior design. A beautifully stylish yet modestly extravagant hotel located in the heart of the city.
You will spend two nights resting here after your days exploring Quito, appreciating how it came to be called a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, visiting the historic churches, cathedrals and markets of this impressive colonial settlement. Escape the city to visit some of Ecuador’s other celebrated sights including the middle of the earth, Mitad del Mundo.
Your accommodation for the next four days, the Yacht La Pinta, will take you to your Galapagos Islands adventure. Designed to hold a maximum of 48 guests, you will be given a warm welcome as you board this luxury boat inspired by the most famous Galapagos guest, Darwin. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the comfortable cabins wake you up to exciting views of the sea and islands you will be exploring that day with the wide windows in the social areas offering extraordinary panoramic views as you relax in the evening. With a relaxing sundeck and library on hand, you will find it easy to settle into the sophisticated experience of the Galapagos Islands provided by La Pinta.
Visiting the islands of Santa Cruz, Sombrero Chino, Bartolome, Santiago and Genovesa the guides, with their expertise and knowledge, will enhance your wildlife encounters ensuring you get the most out of your stay in this unique environment. The morning and afternoon excursions ensure you see as much as possible of the amazing things on this collection of small but mighty islands.
This mysterious and intriguing archipelago of islands, getting up close and personal with the wildlife and trekking the volcanic landscapes will leave you feeling like you have visited another planet, creating wonderful unforgettable memories of a very Ecuador holiday