Quicker flights to the Galapagos Islands
Perfect for guests with limited vacation time
5* Boutique to first-class hotels in the city´s best locations
Guayaquil: the great port city
All international flights into Ecuador serve Guayaquil Airport. Guayaquil is closer to Galapagos, therefore, you will save time – about an hour in travel time – to the islands.
Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port, commercial hub, and largest urban sprawl. It extends over what was once a veritable “green Venice” dominated by the mangroves that escort the imposing River Guayas on its path to the Pacific Ocean, yet today, most of the nature has given way to a busy port city with malls, condos, peripheral highways, and a bustling downtown in constant motion.
For starters, the River Guayas: this massive chocolate-colored waterway, which dons the country’s coat of arms, is among the largest river deltas of the Pacific Ocean and a remarkable promenade that spans several kilometers in length. While exploring the city, there is a small colonial quarter, a boulevard featuring the independence monuments with America´s most remarkable independence heroes: San Martin and Bolivar, and as you head north, the colorful Barrio Las Peñas, a traditional neighborhood that lies against a hill that overlooks the entire city.
|Operates: daily||When to go: this is a year-round destination|
|Highlights: Nature, history, hacienda, fine cacao||Physical Level: easy|
|Interests: Historical monuments, Ecuadorian cuisine||Attire: comfortable clothes for warm and humid weather.|
|Weather: temperature varies from 88 to 75°F.||Important notes: Guayaquil´s weather is tropical and warm.|
|Day 1||Arrival at Guayaquil international airport. Your guide will await you at the international arrivals hall. Hotel transfer and overnight.
|Day 2||Explore Guayaquil main highlights with your guide on a half-day city tour. Overnight in Guayaquil.
|Day 3||Transfer to the airport for your international or Galapagos departure flight.||B|
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner
Per person in double/twin rooms and US Dollars
|Days||Accommodation||2021 Rates||2022 Rates|
|Hacienda La Danesa||Hotel del Parque||$ 572||$ 572|
|Hilton Guayaquil||$ 290||$ 290|
- Accommodations in selected hotels with daily breakfast.
- Private transfers from/to the airport
- City tour in Guayaquil all with the required entrance fees
- English speaking guide and private transportation
Additional to consider
- Meals not mentioned on your itinerary
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on your excursions
- Personal expenses
- Tips for drivers & guides
- International or domestic air tickets
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Hacienda Zuleta is a rare gem hidden in the Ecuadorian Andes. We stayed there for three nights with Gloria, our guide. She was a wealth of knowledge, a patient+friendly guide!”
We loved the tapestry and workshops in Otavalo. During our stay, we loved to walk around Cuicocha crater lake! Quite a breathtaking view!”
Maria was excellent and courteous! She even helped me bargain in the Otavalo market! Meeting Belen, the hatmaker woman, was a unique experience!”
Gina was incredible! Excellent English, knowledge, and very pleasant.”
Giovanna is exceptionally knowledgeable, especially about Ecuadorian history & politics! She is an excellent storyteller”
Gloria was a joy to be with! She was very knowledgeable.”