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10-Day Galapagos and Amazon Quest provided by Adventure Journeys

10-Day Galapagos and Amazon Quest

10-Day Galapagos and Amazon Quest
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Amazon river navigation, sea-kayaking, snorkeling & trekking all in one trip! Join the combination adventure in Ecuador, discovering the high diversity of the pristine Amazon rainforest where you can spot parrots, toucans, monkeys, otters and more. Share time with the local Kichwa community and learn about their ancestral customs and at the same time, enjoy the best comfort by staying at Itamandi Eco-Lodge. Travel to Galapagos to be part of the most amazing experience of wildlife, swimming with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins and sharks, taking close pictures of the only marine iguana in the world, hiking the top of active volcanoes in Isabela Island and meeting the  giant tortoises. "Unique Experiences" Visit a native local family in the middle of the Amazon jungle and look for the smallest monkey in the world. Snorkel through lava formations with sea turtles, penguins, sea horses, sea lions and sharks at Lava Tunnels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59685P12
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Activities • Accommodation based on double occupancy • Gear: Hiking sticks, kayak and paddling gear, life vest, snorkeling mask and fins • Certified expert English-speaking Adventure Naturalist local guides • Airport shuttles (Domestic flights) • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town • Entry/Admission - Tena • Entry/Admission - Napo River • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
Exclusions
My Own Room supplement • International flights • Airport transfers (international flights) • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip • Meals not described in the itinerary • Galapagos National Park & TCT Fee Per Person • Pier use fee at Puerto Villamil • Tips • Travel insurance (mandatory)
Duration
10 days
Departure details
Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador Meet at the Hotel Lobby with an Adventure Journeys Representative at 18:00pm on day one, for your welcome briefing
Inclusions
Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Activities • Accommodation based on double occupancy • Gear: Hiking sticks, kayak and paddling gear, life vest, snorkeling mask and fins • Certified expert English-speaking Adventure Naturalist local guides • Airport shuttles (Domestic flights) • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island • Entry/Admission - Isabela Island • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Island • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town • Entry/Admission - Tena • Entry/Admission - Napo River • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
Exclusions
My Own Room supplement • International flights • Airport transfers (international flights) • Airfare Quito - Galapagos - Quito round trip • Meals not described in the itinerary • Galapagos National Park & TCT Fee Per Person • Pier use fee at Puerto Villamil • Tips • Travel insurance (mandatory)
Departure details
Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador Meet at the Hotel Lobby with an Adventure Journeys Representative at 18:00pm on day one, for your welcome briefing
Duration
10 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
Territory: Quito City, Galapagos islands National Park and Amazon rainforest
Provinces: Pichincha, Napo and Galapagos
Flight time: 2h 45 min each way from Quito to Galapagos. Regular size aircraft: about 140 passengers.
Driving time: 2 - 3 hours a day while in mainland.
45 minutes Airport transfers in Quito.
45 minutes Airport transfers in Galapagos.
45 minutes each way in Sierra Negra.
20 minutes each way to Itamandi Jungle Eco-lodge.
Boat time: 2 hours each way from Isabela to Santa Cruz.
15 minutes each way - Tintoreras.
Hiking time: Amazon.- 3 hours moderate.
Amazon.- 1 hour easy loop for the nocturnal hike in the jungle.
Cloudforest.- 2 hours easy uphill; 1 hour downhill same way back.
Galapagos: Sierra Negra.- 30 minutes easy uphill; 1 and a half hours on flat terrain; 30 minutes downhill; 2 hours same way back.
Season: All year
Weather: December to May: 80ºF to 90ºF / 25ºC to 30ºC. June to September: 60ºF to 70ºF / 15ºC to 20ºC. October to December: 70ºF to 80ºF/ 15ºC to 25ºC
The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65ºF and 85ºF
Elevation: In Quito.- 2800 m (9,186 ft.
Amazon.- 510 m (1,640 ft.
Papallacta.- 3300 m (10,827 ft.
In Galapagos.- From sea level (most activities) to 1200 m (3,937 ft.) - Sierra Negra Volcano
Level of Activity: Moderate to challenging: The jungle walks are moderate, but can become challenging in case of heavy rain; the trekking in the cloudforest is moderate, the hiking in Sierra Negra is moderate but long, and muddy during the wet season (from July to November); the sea-kayaking on Isabela Island is easy as well as the snorkelling.
Sit on top kayaks, dry bags, life jackets, paddles and a dugout canoes with outboard motor, rubber boots, snorkels, masks and fins.
All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.
Food: Travelling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
Guides: All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips.
In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service. In the Galapagos Islands, minimum 4 participants for the AJ trip leader service are required.
Sustainable travel: Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Arrival in Quito City
Day 2
Galapagos - Isabela
Day 3
Snorkel at Lava Tunnels
Day 4
Hike and kayak
Day 5
Charles Darwin Research Station
Day 6
Flight back to Quito
Day 7
First Amazon Exploration
Day 8
Amazon Hike and Kichwa People
Day 9
Hot Springs
Day 10
Departure day
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lynnpdunaway
Griffin, GA6 contributions
Great adventure
Very professional company who is willing to please the customer. The trip was executed just as advertised. Accommodations were all wonderful and exceeded my expectatio
Written 27 March 2019
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Patricia S
2 contributions
Best trip ever!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I'm an avid traveller and this trip was the vacation to end all vacations! I can't tell you what I liked best as it was all amazing! The tour guides were friendly, knowledgable, and well organized. The visit into the Amazon basin was so much more than I expected. And the Galapagos...well, I have wanted to visit the Galapagos since I was 12 and it was all that I wanted it to be! Giant tortoises! Blue footed boobies! Sea lions! Finches! I've already recommended Adventure Journeys to several friends as I never would have had such a great experience without them!
Written 2 October 2018
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rc.travel.rn
Kailua-Kona, HI8 contributions
Bucket List Trip!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I've just returned from the trip of a lifetime with Adventure Journeys. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this group and how well organized our trip was! My friend and I flew in a day early and did the Quito day trip with Alejandro taking us around the city for great views, pictures, and delicious bites to eat. The next day began our Amazon journey with our guide Jose. We kayaked, visited an indigenous village, an animal rescue and also enjoyed some relaxing time at a volcanic hot spring. The second half of the trip was with Daniel in the Galapagos and WOW what an incredible place to visit. I had no idea how complicated it is to get to the islands! I was so glad I booked with AJ to help me get there and fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing the wildlife first hand. They really thought of all the small details and made sure we were well rested and fed for all of our big adventures. I really didn't know much about Ecuador prior to visiting but now that I know how beautiful the country is and how kind the people are, I cannot wait to return with AJ again.
Written 13 September 2018
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jeremy n
3 contributions
Wow
Just about to head home from our Ecuador adventures. We saw a ton of amazing stuff and met some awesome people. The Galápagos Islands are packed with must see wildlife and sights. We lucked out and saw a bunch, the only miss was cloud cover on our trip to the Volcano, and while the Adventure Journeys guides can work wonders, they can’t control the weather.

We bumped into a traveler from the east coast(USA) while in the Galapagos. She told us about her horror story of the company she booked through going belly up and leaving her totally screwed. At that point I knew 100% we had made the right choice. Adventure Journeys has their stuff together (they did change names recently to Adventure Journeys). We met a bunch of travelers who had booked with Adventure Journeys and everything we heard was positive.

The highlight of the trip was our guide to the Amazon, Christian. He was a fountain of knowledge and had a very outgoing personality. He pretty much made the kayak trip down the Amazon. Don’t get me wrong, trips down the Amazon would be awesome to start, but we definitely had the best guide on the PLANET and that made it more than awesome.

Our philosophy as a family is don’t pass up a chance to try something. From eating bugs (grubs) in the local village, to zipping through the canopy/sub-canopy on a wire, we did it.

We had one extra day before our departure and Christian arranged a small side excursion for us with a guide up the volcano, Cotopaxi. Our guide Sebastian knew a lot, had great taste in beer and cheese, and was super helpful. Amazing views at 16000ft and despite the lack of oxygen we’re all still semi functional.

I would recommend Adventure Journeys without hesitation. I look forward to if/when they expand their brand to include surfing etc in their adventures.

Written 17 July 2018
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Penny S
Endwell, NY1 contribution
AMAZING!!!!
Jun 2018 • Family
First off let me start by saying that any trip can have a well laid out plan, but to pull of a trip like this you need a FANTASTIC guide! Christian was TOPS!

I have never booked a trip online before, so I was a bit nervous as to what to expect. I wanted an exciting adventurous tour from start to finish. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the Amazon part but boy am I glad I did! AJ was great with communication. Our plane was delayed overnight and I was concerned as to how we would get picked up the following day. They tracked our flight and when we arrived our driver was waiting for us holding a sign with our names on it. At that moment I knew we were in good hands.

Every detail was laid out and executed to a tee! From drivers, to transfers, to guides, to lodging, to food and restaurants and excursions - everything was perfect! Our hotels/lodging was beyond our expectations. Nice, clean, and comfortable accommodations in the best spots possible.

Our Amazon portion of the trip was totally amazing. What a learning experience it was! We kayaked down the river, had a wonderful lunch, and then continued without skipping a beat in the pouring rain. We loved the salt lick and paddle boarding down the river the next day. I loved watching the monkeys swing in the trees and learned how to use a blow gun. We were welcomed by the indigenous Kichwa Community with delicious food that they had prepared and a beautiful dance presentation by the children. The learning aspect of this culture is nothing that you can find in a textbook. Truthfully our days were packed and so much fun.

Our portion of the trip to the Galapagos was also quite amazing. We stayed right on the beach with the water and pelicans right out our bedroom door. We snorkeled and saw marine life that we have never seen before when snorkling, like black tipped sharks and sea horses. We learned about the blue footed boobys and saw so many of them. My favorite is the penguins and luckily they were there at the time we visited. It was an up close and personal experience. The sea lions were all over as well as the iguanas. We did some more kayaking, took a bike ride, saw the gigantic tortoises and did so much more than I could have ever imagined.

Christian was the best leader/guide. He had everything well organized and timed out perfect. He had sought out great places to eat and recommended certain foods to eat. He never let us down.

These ten days far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Adventure Journeys to take you on a trip of a lifetime- one that you will never forget.
Written 13 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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imnhoj
imnhoj
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Great time in Ecuador
It would be hard to pick a favorite activity on this adventure, every day seemed to be better than the last. Climbi
LaNell B
LaNell B
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Loved It!
The tour of volcanoes was an awesome adventure. Paul did an amazing job of showing us his country. He was knowledge
GetOut74
GetOut74
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A dreamy hiking trip to the Andes
Ecuador was my first trip abroad after COVID shut everything down last year so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My ex
Rebekahkayestaples
Rebekahkayestaples
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Great trip!
We had an amazing time on this trip! Paul was our guide in Quito and he was AWESOME. Paul’s service was unmatched.
Kristen H
Kristen H
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AMAZING TREKKING ADVENTURE (even during COVID!)
I am a solo female traveler in my mid-30's, love to hike and be outdoors, and was between two jobs in December 2020
dewerffb1
dewerffb1
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Amazing time in Ecuador
Just finished with an amazing multi sport tour with adventure journeys. The trip was planned from start to finish
dancP6167UI
dancP6167UI
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Ecuador Multisport Review
The tour was excellent and our guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable about every facet of Ecuador. It felt like
russell49ak
russell49ak
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Once in a lifetime trip with exceptional service
For our honeymoon, my wife and I wanted to go to the Galapagos. Since the trip was going to be right after our wed
mariegX6573JH
mariegX6573JH
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Great way to see the Galapagos
I went on this trip in February 2020 with my partner and 3 friends. With the other folks who also came on the trip,
Titaniaruth
Titaniaruth
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Brilliant
Ariana looked after our group in the Galapagos and Rodrigo looked after us on the mainland tour. I've got to say bo
GingerBlaisdell
GingerBlaisdell
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A little taste of everything
We arrived in Quito a few days prior to the tour start to help acclimate to the elevation and to see Carnivale. Boo
slappy325
slappy325
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Laguna Quilotoa with guide Alfonso and driver Santiago
Had a great day hiking down to the lake. Incredible views. Alfonso and Santiago made sure we were comfortable the w
lapetiterachel
lapetiterachel
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Incredible Trip! Highly Recommend!
Our trip with Adventure Journeys was absolutely incredible, and beyond what I had imagined. The views were stunning
Lordmsadr
Lordmsadr
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Superb
I never thought Ecuador can be this much beautiful. nature music culture and so many other things are amazing and u
150leeanneb
150leeanneb
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Incredible Experience - exceeded all expectations
We just completed the 8 day multi sport trip and it was by far one of our favorite vacations ever. This trip is a p
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