- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 12 hours
Despite being South America's second smallest country, Ecuador packs a punch when it comes to sightseeing. From cloud forests high in the Andes to howler monkeys deep in the Amazon, this amazing Latin country has it all.
Quito, Ecuador's capital, dates back to before 1000 AD when it was occupied by the Quitu tribe. Today, guests can walk through colonial streets on a Quito City Tour and admire the Quito Cathedral which is one of the oldest cathedrals in South America. Designed in an orthodox Spanish style on the outside, this lovely cathedral is Baroque on the inside. Visitors can also see the Government's Palace and the Sagrario Church which was built in the 17th century and is famous for a screen by Legarda. Finish off the day on Quito's skylift for an aerial view of this stunning city.
The Galapagos 5-Day Tour is the adventure of a lifetime. Guests will travel by ferry to Santa Cruz Island where the fun begins with a visit to a giant turtle reserve. Santa Cruz Island operates a tortoise breeding center and is also known as a place to see manta rays, small sharks, land iguanas and flamingos. Visitors also have the chance to see the famous lava tunnels with amazing stalactite formations. More exciting excursions include snorkeling, kayaking and a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station."