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Fly overnight to Quito. (N)Day 2: Quito
Morning arrival to Quito, transfer to Casa Gangotena, a historic mansion for a 2-night stay. (B)Day 3: Quito
Morning private excursion to explore the colonial centre of Quito, before continuing to visit the ‘Middle of the World’ equatorial line monument. Afternoon at leisure. (B)Day 4: Mashpi
Shared transfer, via the Tulipe archaeological site, to Mashpi Lodge, located on a private cloud forest reserve. This afternoon choose from a selection of local shared excursions, including walks on the forested trails, a visit to the observation tower and a ride on the aerial tram. (B, L, D)Day 5: Mashpi
Local excursions on offer include early morning forest walks to discover the amazing birdlife of the rainforest. (B, L, D)Day 6: Quito
Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)Days 7-9: Fly to the Galapagos
Fly to the Galapagos islands for a 3-night cruise on the Infinity, a luxurious small motor yacht. Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. It is also possible to take a longer cruise or sail on an alternative small or medium sized boat. (B, L, D)Days 10-11: Fly home via Guayaquil & Bogotá
Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil to connect to your flight home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information † Park fees
Galapagos National Park fees and beverages on board are not included.Luxury tour:
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Mashpi Lodge is situated in a private cloud forest and rainforest reserve, home to an exceptionally large variety of flora and fauna. The contemporary design of the lodge blends perfectly with its surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the guestrooms and public areas provide spectacular views and an immersive experience. A highlight is exploring the forest canopy on the sky bike.Features: 22 rooms & suites, restaurant, spa, observation tower, canopy gondola, sky bike, butterfly farm, hummingbird garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Telephone, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, bio-degradable toiletries, complimentary drying service.
The Infinity is a luxury contemporary yacht, accommodating up to 20 passengers in eight cabins and two suites, all featuring modern furnishings, large windows and a private balcony. The social areas are spacious and include both indoor and shaded outdoor dining areas, a lounge and a large sundeck with loungers and a jacuzzi. Full board, tea and coffee are included and complimentary snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are provided. The cost of alcoholic beverages and Galapagos taxes of $100 are not included and are payable locally.
Situated in the heart of downtown Quito, Casa Gangotena is a large historic mansion that has been converted into a 31-room boutique hotel. A Renaissance building with original Italian architecture, its sophisticated interior features perfectly restored fresco ceilings. Relaxing on the rooftop terrace affords panoramic views of Quito's old town, while dining in the restaurant provides views of the San Francisco Plaza. At ground level, the hotel's lush gardens are a great place to relax. Included in the daily rate is 'Quiteño coffee time', an Ecuadorian-style high tea of sweet and savoury delicacies served in the conservatory and accompanied by a selection of teas and coffees. Features: 31 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, patio, Wi-Fi. Amenities: Air conditioning, heating, television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, L'Occitane toiletries.
Low season from £5,495 per person
High season from £5,695 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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