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Tropical Discovery & Galapagos Dreams

Ecuador

Travel to Ecuador and discover Quito, the oldest capital in South America, the waterfalls of Banos, the volcanos of Riobamba and the charm of Cuenca. Explore the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy its spectacular fauna and flora on the islands of Santa Cruz & San Cristobal. Relax on the paradise beaches and look out for rare blue-footed boobies and giant Galapagos tortoise.

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports. See instructions for booking
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Quito - UK/Ireland. *
  • Internal flights: Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito. **
  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels. *** See hotels included
  • 12 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide. **** See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection. *****
  • Excursion on a Traditional Ecuadorian Chiva.
Notes

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTA here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTA here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html

* It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

**  Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*** If the advertised hotels are not available, they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Quito: Hotel Mercure, Hotel Casa Aliso, Anahi or Rio Amazonas.

Baños:  Hotel La Floresta,  Alisamay.

Cuenca: Inca Real, Hotel de las Culturas or La casona.

Riobamba: Casa Real.

Guayaquil: Continental.

Santa Cruz: Mainao, Casa Natura, Silberstein, Villa Laguna or Albatross.

San Cristóbal: Katarma, GPS Eco Friendly or GPS Planet.

**** Possibility of booking optional activities in the next step of the booking. Please note that all additional optional excursions which are not selected at time of booking must be requested before final payment is made at least 60 days before departure. Optional activities are subject to availability.

The optional train journey in Ecuador, which you can reserve in the next step of the booking process, does not operate on Mondays and on Wednesday. 

***** You have the option to purchase travel insurance in the next step of the booking process.

We strongly recommend you consult your GP regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Not included:

Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Transit control card (TCC)* (US$ 20) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (US$ 100) and Taxi Boat service from Santa Cruz and for day tours ($1 per person).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

 

Steps to follow
  • Entry requirements :
    Minimum of 6 months validity with one passport page.
  • Visa* :
    No visa required for stays of up to 90 days
  • Currency :
    US Dollar
  • Language :
    Spanish
  • Electricity :
    Types A and B, 110 V North American type plug
  • Health :
    Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended for travel into the Amazon regions and may be mandatory if you enter Ecuador from a number of countries. Consult your doctor for advice on suggested vaccinations and to discuss the effects of altitude sickness.
  • Time zone :
    UTC -5
  • Other useful information :
    From 22 July 2018, it will be mandatory for tourists to carry a valid health insurance policy.
  • Tourist Office website :
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Ecuador.html
* The relevant tourist authorities can change the price of visas without prior notice
** Valid for travellers with UK passport
*** The conditions of visas may be modified by the authorities without notice

Galapagos transit control card (TCC) is mandatory and is checked at the airport in both Quito and Guayaquil before travel to the Galapagos Islands. Cost US$20 per person (subject to change) and made by cash payment. At the airport Galapagos passengers must present their transit control card (TCC) with their passport and pay the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. Cost: US$100 per person.

Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. 

In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice. 
 
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
 
If you book a triple room with a child, you will be required to share one bed.
Tropical Discovery & Galapagos Dreams
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Outbound flight
Airline: Air mauritus
Sábado 18 de febrero
Madrid
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Mauricio
15:30h
Vuelo de vuelta
Aerolinea: Air mauritus
Martes 25 de marzo
Mauricio
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Madrid
15:30h
  
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From Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 6pm
PART-PAYMENT
55% - At time of booking
45% 60 days before departure.
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports. See instructions for booking
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Quito - UK/Ireland. *
  • Internal flights: Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito. **
  • 12 nights accommodation in Standard and Deluxe category hotels. *** See hotels included
  • 12 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches.
  • Transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide. **** See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection. *****
  • Excursion on a Traditional Ecuadorian Chiva
Notes

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTA here: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

eTA here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html

* It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customers@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation.

**  Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

*** If the advertised hotels are not available, they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Quito:  Casona de la Ronda or Patio Andaluz.

Baños: Luna Runtun.

Riobamba:  Hacienda Andaluza or Casa Real.

Cuenca: Hotel Cruz del Vado.

Santa Cruz: Cucuve Suites.

**** Possibility of booking optional activities in the next step of the booking. Please note that all additional optional excursions which are not selected at time of booking must be requested before final payment is made at least 60 days before departure. Optional activities are subject to availability.

The optional train journey in Ecuador, which you can reserve in the next step of the booking process, does not operate on Mondays and on Wednesday. 

***** You have the option to purchase travel insurance in the next step of the booking process.

We strongly recommend you consult your GP regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Not included:

Entrances, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Transit control card (TCC)* (US$ 20) and entrance to the Galapagos National Park * (US$ 100) and Taxi Boat service from Santa Cruz and for day tours ($1 per person).

* More information can be found in Offer Conditions.

 

Steps to follow
  • Entry requirements :
    Minimum of 6 months validity with one passport page.
  • Visa* :
    No visa required for stays of up to 90 days
  • Currency :
    US Dollar
  • Language :
    Spanish
  • Electricity :
    Types A and B, 110 V North American type plug
  • Health :
    Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended for travel into the Amazon regions and may be mandatory if you enter Ecuador from a number of countries. Consult your doctor for advice on suggested vaccinations and to discuss the effects of altitude sickness.
  • Time zone :
    UTC -5
  • Other useful information :
    From 22 July 2018, it will be mandatory for tourists to carry a valid health insurance policy.
  • Tourist Office website :
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Ecuador.html
* The relevant tourist authorities can change the price of visas without prior notice
** Valid for travellers with UK passport
*** The conditions of visas may be modified by the authorities without notice

Galapagos transit control card (TCC) is mandatory and is checked at the airport in both Quito and Guayaquil before travel to the Galapagos Islands. Cost US$20 per person (subject to change) and made by cash payment. At the airport Galapagos passengers must present their transit control card (TCC) with their passport and pay the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park. Cost: US$100 per person.

Flights are non-refundable and non-amendable. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport. 

In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice. 
 
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
 
If you book a triple room with a child, you will be required to share one bed.
Tropical Discovery & Galapagos Dreams
Category:
Select departure city
Departure date:
Passengers:
Airport selection:
Select dates:
New search
Outbound flight
Airline: Air mauritus
Sábado 18 de febrero
Madrid
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Mauricio
15:30h
Vuelo de vuelta
Aerolinea: Air mauritus
Martes 25 de marzo
Mauricio
22:05h
Estambul
03:30h
Estambul
06:05h
Madrid
15:30h
  
See prices
Need Help?
0208 068 3176
From Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 6pm
PART-PAYMENT
55% - At time of booking
45% 60 days before departure.

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