Tourism

If you plan to stay for some extra days, we can recommend the following tours. If you are interested in one of the following tours or a personalized one, please contact priscilla@advantagecuador.com for further information. Also, you can find those at a local tour company of your convinience. Itineraries and prices are described per person.

GALÁPAGOS LAND BASED TOUR (PLEASE NOTE ALL PRICES & CRUISE OPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

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6 DAYS-2 ISLANDS – from USD 1534 PER PERSON TO USD 2449 PER PERSON

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

Overnight stays on two major islands: Santa Cruz and Isabela. See an abundance of wildlife, including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas and much more! This tour includes snorkeling at Tintoreras Islet & other sites. Flexibility to choose between Sierra Negra Volcano trekking or Los Tuneles snorkeling. Visits to official Galapagos National Park visitor sites. Relaxing travel at your own pace, including free time at stunning Isabela beach. No set departure dates, you canstart on any day. For more information click here.

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8 DAYS-3 ISLANDS – FROM USD 1887 PER PERSON TO USD 3229 PER PERSON

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

Overnight stays on all three major islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela. World-class snorkeling, including the famous Kicker Rock site. See an abundance of wildlife, including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas and much more! Flexibility to choose between Sierra Negra Volcano trekking or Los Tuneles snorkeling. Visits to official Galapagos National Park visitor sites. Relaxing travel at your own pace, including free time at stunning Isabela beach. No set departure dates, you can start on any day. For more information click here.

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10 DAYS-3 ISLANDS – FROM USD 2085 PE PERSON TO USD 3905 PER PERSON

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

Overnight stays on all three major islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela. World-class snorkeling, including the famous Kicker Rock site & Los Tuneles. See an abundance of wildlife, including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas and much more! Trek up to the impressive Sierra Negra Volcano crater. Visits to official Galapagos National Park visitor sites. Relaxing travel at your own pace, including free time at stunning Isabela beach. No set departure dates, you can start on any day. For more information click here.

GALÁPAGOS CRUISES (PLEASE NOTE ALL PRICES & CRUISE OPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

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STANDARD CRUISES (TOURIST CLASS)- FROM USD 1246 PER PERSON TO USD 2464 PER PERSON

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

The Golondrina yacht is a basic Galapagos cruise yacht option. It offers excellent economical prices, and is an often popular choice. It does still offer all of the same basic services as other yachts, such as hot water, air-conditioning, private bathrooms, and comfortable social areas. The Golondrina practices ecological waste on board, demonstrating their committment to the environment in the Galapagos National Park.This yacht runs a varied selection of 4, 5 and 8 day itineraries, that can also be combined into longer 12 and 15 day cruises fora real in-depth Galapagos trip!. For more information click here.

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COMFORT- DIVING OPTION - FROM USD 2471 PER PERSON TO USD 5261 PER PERSON

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

The Calipso yacht is unusual in Galapagos, in that it rotates each week between a standard naturalist itinerary, and a specialist live-aboard dive itinerary, thus offering the best of both worlds! The Calipso counts with 6 upper and 2 main deck cabins, each with 2 beds that can be used as double or twin. There are also 2 lower deck single cabins available. Social spaces such as dining room, lounge, coffee station, bar area, and BBQ are spacious and comfortable for passengers to rest during free time while taking in the wonderful ocean views. The Calipso dive platform and facilities are brand new, offering top class diving possibilities. The dive itinerary takes you north to dive sites at Darwin and Wolf islands, famous for hammerheads and whales sharks!. For more information click here.

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SUPER DELUXE (LUXURY CLASS) - FROM USD 2945 TO USD 6945

* Note: Prices are subject to change and do not include airfare, national park entrance fee and Galapagos migration control card.

The Natural Paradise is an intimate, customized vessel offering luxury Galapagos cruising. All accommodations have comfortable beds, air-conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water, and plenty of space for your belongings. A real bonus of the upper deck cabins are the private balconies to enjoy spectacular Galapagos views. While the main deck suite can be converted into a triple room for families. Natural Paradise social areas include a beautiful teak sundeck, with inviting Jacuzzi, andal-fresco dining. On the main deck you will find a spacious lounge and dining room. Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and sea kayaks are all available for use during the cruise. For more information click here.

COTOPAXI DAY TOUR (8 HOURS)

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2 people - USD 145 per person, 4 people - USD 108 per person

Cotopaxi National Park is home to Ecuador’s most captivatingly photogenic volcano. Towering at 5897 meters the giant Cotopaxi peak boasts a perfectly symmetrical snow-capped cone, and picturesque surrounding parkland.
 We take you to visit three different sites:

  • Trek up to the volcano refuge, and enjoy panoramic views from the snowline (on clear days).
  • Visit the Cotopaxi National Park Museum to learn about the destructive history of the volcano.
  • Stop for photos and a short walk at pretty Limpiopungo Lake.
For more information click here.

MINDO TOUR (8 HOURS)

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2 people - USD 155 per person, 4 people - USD 118 per person

Mindo is a small town set amidst a landscape of lush green mountains, crystalline rivers & waterfalls, and pristine nature. It is widely recognized as a center for both nature immersion and adventure activities.Some of the activities / visits that you can choose to include in your full day itinerary are:

  • Nature Activities:
    • Enter the magical world of the butterfly farm, where a myriad of species flutter gently around you, and you can even hold one on your finger!
    • Visit an orchid farm to see a selection of the colorful blooms on display.
    • Marvel at the amazing hummingbirds as they drink nectar at feeders.
    • Trek through the cloud forest to picturesque waterfalls, where you can also take a dip.
    • Learn how to make chocolate at the ever-popular Mindo chocolate workshop.
For more information click here.

QUILOTOA DAY TOUR (8 HOURS)

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2 people - USD 145 per person, 4 people - USD 108 per person

Quilotoa crater Lake is a rewarding day trip to a hidden gem of the Ecuadorian Andes. Not only will the crater lake literally take your breath away, but there are wonderful landscapes along the way, and the indigenous villages are culturally very interesting too

  • Enjoy spectacular views of Quilotoa Lake from the crater rim viewing platform.
  • Trek into the crater down to the lake-side, with the option of kayaking when you arrive.
  • Visit Tigua art workshop to see the famous colorful artwork that originated in this region of Ecuador.
  • Enjoy fine views into Toachi Canyon, and rural scenery during the road journey.
  • Explore local indigenous markets – Saquisili (Thursdays), Zumbahua (Saturdays) or Pujili (Wednesdays & Sundays).
For more information click here.

OTAVALO AND THE TRAIN OF LIBERTY TOUR - 3 DAY TOUR

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2 people - USD 485 per person, 4 people - USD 365 per person

* Note: Prices are subject to change.

This diverse mini tour takes you to the northern highlands, giving you the chance to experience both the Otavaleño indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian cultures

  • Shop at the famous Otavalo handicrafts market, one of the most colorful & important in all Latin America.
  • Ride the Liberty Train to visit the Afro-Ecuadorian town of Salinas, where you can experience music traditions.
  • Lay back & relax at Chachimbiro hot springs.
For more information click here.

BAÑOS HIGHLIGHTS TOUR- LUSH GREEN MOUNTAINS & WATERFALLS- 3 DAY TOUR

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2 people - USD 495 per person, 4 people - USD 385 per person

* Note: Prices are subject to change.

Baños has long enjoyed an excellent reputation as a spot to escape city life and enjoy nature. Our Baños highlights tour includes the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.

  • A spectacular tour of the picturesque Valley of the Waterfalls.
  • Horseback-riding in the mountains, accompanied by panoramic views.
  • Enjoy the famous swing at the end of the world.
  • Free time to explore the town of Baños yourselves, or enjoy optional spa or adventure activities.
  • Time to relax at the famous hot springs.
For more information click here.

COLONIAL QUITO TOUR (HALF DAY 4 HOURS)

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2 people - USD 65 per person, 4 people - USD 50 per person

The colonial old town of Quito is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in recognition of its fine colonial era architecture. So if there is one must-see site in Quito then this is it! Our colonial Quito tour showcases the very best of the splendid plazas & churches here. Some of the activities / visits that you can choose to include in your 1/2 day itinerary are

  • Climb the tower of the imposing gothic style Basilica church, for great old town views.
  • Visit Plaza Grande to see the Government Palace, Arch-bishops Palace, and Cathedral, or enjoy people-watching.
  • Count the crosses as you stroll down the street of the seven crosses.
  • Tour the incredible gold-gilded, UNESCO heritage church of La Compañia.
  • Stand on San Francisco Plaza, whilst learning the legend of Cantuña´s deal with the devil to construct the Monastery.
  • Stroll the beautifully restored streets of La Ronda district.
  • Stand next to the Virgin atop the Panecillo hill, for panoramic views of the city.
For more information click here.

QUITO REALITY TOUR (HALF DAY 4 HOURS)

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2 people - USD 65 per person, 4 people - USD 50 per person

The concept of this ½ day tour is to show you a more authentic side to Quito life, in other words some of the places that tourists often do not get to see. Highlights of this off the beaten path Quito tour include

  • Catch a unique glimpse into local life at one of Quito’s markets, to witness the daily hustle and bustle of locals trading tropical fruits, grains, vegetables and even guinea pigs!
  • Visit a traditional Quito confectioner, to see their traditional method of making “colaciones”, and of course to sample the delicious sweets.
  • Stroll down the wonderfully restored La Ronda district, where artisans practice traditional trades, such as wood-carving, metallurgy, chocolate-making, hat-making, spinning top carving and more.
  • See the finest works of famous Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin, famed for his moving representations of the struggle of Latin America’s indigenous people.
For more information click here.

AMAZONIA

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ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISES

Take a journey through time in the Amazon Basin and discover the best-protected tract of the world´s most bio-diverse forest, its sheer vastness and impenetrability have long protected its indigenous communities and diverse wildlife from external eyes. Tribes still exist here that have barely had contact with outside civilization. It's no surprise this is home to the most biologically abundant place in the world, home for more than 600 bird species, 170 mammals and 120 amphibians and reptiles species. Come visit the Amazon basin and we guarantee you'll go home with stories of your own

  • 1) M/V Anakonda - Deluxe Vessel:
  • * Capacity: 40 pax
  • *18 cabins in total
  • *4 Deluxe cabins with private balcony and own jacuzzi
  • * 14 Standard cabins
  • M/V Anakonda operates all year round as follows:
  • 4 days – 3 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $2568 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $3209 per person in double accommodation
  • 5 days – 5 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $3209 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $4012 per person in double accommodation
  • 8 days – 7 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $5135 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $6417 per person in double accommodation
  • INCLUDED:
  • • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
  • • Onboard accommodations
  • • Programmed visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
  • • Unlimited water, coffee, and tea
  • • All meals while onboard
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD250 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
  • • Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
  • • Community entrance fees (USD70 net per person for 4 and 5 Day Cruises and USD $80 net per person for 8 Day Cruises - subject to change without prior notice)
  • • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Internet Wi-Fi
  • • Personal Expenses
  • • Any other service not mentioned herein
  • • Single supplement

  • 2) M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer
  • * Capacity: 30 passengers
  • * 14 cabins in total
  • * 4 Deluxe cabins with private balcony and own jacuzzi
  • * 10 Standard cabins
  • 4 days – 3 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $2070 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $2591 per person in double accommodation
  • 5 days – 5 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $2586 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $3232 per person in double accommodation
  • 8 days – 7 nights
  • Standard cabin: USD $4138 per person in double accommodation
  • Deluxe cabin: USD $5170 per person in double accommodation
  • INCLUDED:
  • • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
  • • On board accommodations
  • • Programmed visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
  • • Unlimited water, coffee, and tea
  • • All meals while on board
  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD$250 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
  • • Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
  • • Community entrance fees (USD 70 net per person for 4 and 5 Day Cruises and USD $80 net per person for 8 Day Cruises - subject to change without prior notice)
  • • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • • Tips and gratuities
  • • Internet Wi-Fi
  • • Personal Expenses
  • • Any other service not mentioned herein
  • • Single supplement
For more information click here.