Avalon Waterways
Treasure of Galapagos

This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Quito and have your photo taken at the “Center of the World.” You’ll also explore one of the oldest streets in Quito to visit with local artists and taste some Ecuadorian chocolate at a chocolate factory. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurished Treasure of Galápagos.

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Ecuador & Its Galápagos Islands With The Amazon 2020
Rivers: Amazon River Cruises, Danube River Cruises
Country: Ecuador (including Galapagos Islands)
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Quito, Ecuador: Welcome to Quito

Day 2 Quito: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner

Day 3 Quito–Baltra–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)–Santa Cruz Island: Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island

Day 4 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 5 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 6 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 7 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–San Cristobal Island–Quito: Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito

Day 8 Quito–Coca–Amazon: Fly to Coca; travel by boat and dugout canoe to your Amazon lodge

Day 9 Amazon: Visit a parrot clay lick; guided walk through the jungle; night walk or canoe ride

Day 10 Amazon: Cruise on the Napo through the flooded forest; visit a local community, school, and village

Day 11 Amazon–Coca–Quito: Return to Coca; fly to Quito

Day 12 Quito: Your vacation ends this morning





  • Maximum elevation on tour: 9,200 ft.
  • Small Group Discovery - We never allow more than 16 passengers on our Small Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.
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