Erkunde die Ruinen des Heiligen Tals abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade, besuche Dörfer und eine Planeterra Weberinnen-Kooperative, genieße die Aussicht bei der Zugfahrt zu Machu Picchu, erkunde mit der Queen of Galápagos den Galápagos-Nationalpark mit 3 Übernachtungen an Bord, schnorchle mit Seelöwen und Schildkröten.
Erlebe zwei Weltwunder der Antike auf einer umfassenden Reise voller Kultur, Entdeckung und Erkundung. Beginne dein Abenteuer in der „verlorenen Stadt der Inkas“, wo du auf deiner Erkundung durch majestätische Ruinen und auf einer optionalen 1-Tages-Wanderung auf dem Inca Trail den Historiker in dir entdecken kannst und kleine Dörfer voller Kultur besuchst. Dann geht es auf in die Galápagos-Inseln, wo du die unglaubliche Tierwelt in der Begleitung eines erfahrenen Naturführers erlebst. Abends kehrst du auf deine komfortable Queen of Galápagos zurück und lässt die Abenteuer des Tages unter dem Sternenhimmel Revue passieren. Deine klimatisierten Kabinen bieten ausschließlich ebenerdige Kojen und private Bäder.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich (Ankunftstransfer inklusive).
Nach einem frühen Flug nach Cusco geht es ins Heilige Tal, wo du zwei Tage mit einem einheimischen Guide die historischen Stätten erkundest. Besuch des Planeterra-Webereiprojektes in der lokalen Gemeinde Ccaccaccollo. Besuche zum Mittagessen das Planeterra Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, ein einheimisches Dorf. Erkunde die Ruinen von Pisac, Ollantaytambo und Moral. Besuch der prä-inkanischen Salzpfannen von La Salineras und anschließendes traditionelles Pachamanca-Abendessen mit örtlichen Spezialitäten.
Fahrt nach Ollantaytambo, um die Ruinen zu erkunden und anschließend malerische Zugfahrt nach Aguas Calientes mit Option zum Besuch des Marktes. Alle, die die eintägige Inca Trail Wanderung gebucht haben, werden an Kilometer 104 aussteigen und zum Sonnentor und zu Machu Picchu wandern, bevor sie die Gruppe abends wieder in Aguas Calientes treffen.
Freu dich auf eine geführte Tour durch die Ruinen von Machu Picchu. Zeit zur eigenen Erkundung vor der Zugfahrt zurück nach Cusco.
Tag zur freien Verfügung in Cusco zur Erkundung der historischen Straßen, Museen und Märkte. Optional kannst du Wildwasserraften, reiten oder mit dem Mountainbike fahren.
Rückflug nach Lima und Zeit zur Erkundung der "Stadt der Könige".
Flug nach Quito. Der Flug wird nicht begleitet und ist im Trip-Preis inbegriffen.
Frühmorgens Flug nach San Cristóbal. San Cristóbal. Treffen mit deinem CEO und Transfer zum Hotel, in dem du deine erste Nacht auf den Galápagos-Inseln verbringst. Nach dem Mittagessen beginnst du deine Erkundung von San Cristóbal mit einem Besuch der Lagune El Junco, dem einzigen Süßwassersee auf den Inseln. Wir besuchen auch die Riesenschildkröten von Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado und das Interpretation Centre.
Bei einem morgendlichen Ausflug in Kicker Rock kannst du schnorcheln und den Strand besuchen. Am Nachmittag Transfer zur Yacht. Am Nachmittag besuchst du Isla Los Lobos.
Morgens beobachtest du auf Plaza Sur die Tierwelt und machst eine Wanderung durch einen Kaktuswald. Nachmittags erwartet dich eine geführte Wanderung, auf der du Vögel, andere Wildtiere und die riesigen Seelöwenkolonien von Seymour Norte beobachten kannst.
Du besuchst Sombrero Chino, wo du schnorcheln und Vögel sowie Seelöwen beobachten kannst. Dann machst du einen Ausflug nach Las Bachas, wo du am Strand entspannen und im kristallklaren Wasser schwimmen kannst.
Erkunde die Ruinen des Heiligen Tals abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade, besuche Dörfer und eine Planeterra Weberinnen-Kooperative, genieße die Aussicht bei der Zugfahrt zu Machu Picchu, erkunde mit der Queen of Galápagos den Galápagos-Nationalpark mit 3 Übernachtungen an Bord, schnorchle mit Seelöwen und Schildkröten.
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
1. COMBO TRIP The Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos is actually a combination of our Machu Picchu Exploer and Discover Galapagos 6-day. This means that the different sections of your trip will be lead by different local guides (see locally guided trips for more details). You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 2. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS Last minute bookings of this trip when choosing the 1-day Inca Trail option will be on an "on request" basis only. To make a booking request of a tour which includes the Inca Trail G Adventures requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and passport number. 3. CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS Once you have confirmed your booking please give us your international flight details and advise us if you have any important issues such as allergies, special diets, etc. 4. PARK ENTRANCE FEE In the Galapagos Islands there is a park entrance fee currently of $100 USD per person. This is payable on arrival in the park and is not included in the cost of the trip. This fee must be paid in CASH. This fee funds Park maintenance and supervision in Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. 5. TRANSIT CONTROL CARDS The Galapagos National Park authorities have implemented a system of Transit Control Cards at a fee of $20 USD per person. This card is to be purchased in CASH at a counter in the Quito airport before boarding the flight to the Galapagos. Please retain this card along with your passport as you will be required to present this upon arrival to the Galapagos Islands. Please note that this applies to all tourists entering the Galapagos Islands and is a supplement to the existing entry fee to the National Park and is not controlled by tour operators or travel agencies. It is the first of a number of initiatives to track, control and maintain the sustainable tourism targets set out by the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian government in an attempt to preserve the fragile environment of the archipelago. 6. ROOMS ON THE YACHTS Please note that the rooming on our Galapagos yachts is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we are not able to guarantee the specific cabin you will receive on board. The cabins are comfortable and clean, all with private bathrooms. Due to the specific location of the cabins on board, the window sizes vary as well as the noise at times when the boat is navigating, given the proximity of the cabin to the engine room. Our friendly and competent crew will ensure the smooth and comfortable journey for the duration of your tour. 7. EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO. 8. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.
Your G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds. For your Galapagos voyage we have a highly experienced shipboard staff and crew, including a local naturalist guide in the Galapagos (certified by the Galapagos National Park).
Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.
13x Frühstück, 4x Mittagessen, 4x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. On our Galapagos yachts, food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 250-350 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein. Getränke und Trinkgelder auf der Jacht sind nicht inklusive. Touristen müssen 20 USD Transitgebühr auf dem Flughafen in Quito und eine Gebühr von 100 USD im Galápagos-Nationalpark in bar direkt nach Ankunft auf den Inseln bezahlen (Stand bei Drucklegung).
Öffentlicher Bus, Zug, Flug, zu Fuß, motorisierter Katamaran Queen of Galápagos, Zodiac.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Komforthotels (10 Nächte), Motoryacht Queen of Galápagos (3 Nächte, Zweibett-Kabinen).
The following departures will commence at San Agustin Exclusive: January 31, 2015 San Agustin Exclusive San Martin 550 Miraflores Lima Peru 2032840, 3190060, 4247102 The following departures will commence at the Hotel Antigua Miraflores: February 14, 2015 June 20, 2015 Hotel Antigua Miraflores Avenida Grau 350 Miraflores, Lima T/ +51-1 241-6116 The following departures will be at Carmel hotel: February 28, 2015 April 11, 2015 May 23, 2015 October 10, 2015 Carmel Hotel Atahualpa Street 152 Miraflores 18 Lima Peru 012418672 **Please verify the start hotel on your tour voucher**
An arrival transfer is included with all Comfort-level tours when you arrive on Day 1, or when you arrive up to three days prior to the tour, provided that you have booked your pre-accommodation through G Adventures in the joining hotel. Due to customer experience and quality considerations, all services related to the tour must be continuous. Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao Lima, is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Miraflores district, where our joining hotel is located. The easiest way to get there is via taxi. Immediately after the customs and immigration area, as you head to the exits, you will find an official taxi stand. You can pay for the car at set (approximately $27 USD) rates and won’t need to worry about sorting out a ride outside the airport facilities, where the situation tends to get more chaotic, with many drivers vying for few clients. There are exchange facilities in the Arrivals area open 24 hours. If you are arriving from abroad and have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, someone will be at the airport to meet you. Upon leaving the baggage claim area you will see a large open area with sign boards all around. Look for a G Adventures sign board with your name. As there are many people and signs in this area it may be difficult for you to spot the sign immediately. Please take your time in doing so and if at that stage you do not see a G Adventures sign board with your name go to the customer service area to wait. In the event that your driver does not arrive within 20 minutes please ask the information desk to arrange an official taxi for you which should cost approximately $27 USD and this money will be reimbursed by your CEO or G Adventures representative. FINDING YOUR TRANSFER - As you walk out of the airport there will be many drivers holding signs with agency or passenger names as well as taxi drivers asking you if you require their services. These are NOT our drivers and you should not accept their services. Please wait for our designated transfer person with a G Adventures sign board.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Lima, Peru. During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time): +51 1 241 1650 or 01 241 1650 (from mobile within Peru) or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru) After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712, G Adventures Office Quito, Ecuador During office hours (Weekdays 9am-6pm Local Time) From outside Ecuador: +593 2250 6610 From within Ecuador: 022 506 610 After hours Emergency number From outside Ecuador: +593 999 506 000 From within Ecuador: 0999 506 000 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential. Please note that Galapagos is a protected National Park so your luggage will be checked before arrival and departure to and from the islands. Don’t bring with you any food, seeds or other organic material that could affect the delicate ecosystem of the islands. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON THE BOAT: Please note that the amount of luggage you can bring on the boat is LIMITED due to small cabin size. You can leave unnecessary items in your joining hotel storage room. On arrival day, our customer support will provide each passenger with a standard-sized duffel bag to give you an indication of how much you should pack for the Galapagos (please also bring a separate day pack for each person). Our designated bags are about 50L in capacity, allowing you to carry some 12-15 kg of luggage. They measure 72x30x26 cm and provide you with ample storage space for the duration of the cruise. The personal luggage allowance is therefore 1 special bag (provided by us) and 1 day pack (your own). Please note that the electric outlets on this boat are 110v and will have either 2 flat prongs or two pin-like prongs. If necessary please bring an adaptor with you for your electric devices, ie, battery chargers.
- Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers and trip details - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Flashlight - Pocketknife - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Warm gloves - Warm hat - Scarf - Small towel and swim wear - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 1 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Purification tablets or filter - Sport sandals - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking). Note: If you are going to bring a walking stick, it MUST be rubber tipped, as steel tips are not allowed on the trails.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
G Adventures Deluxe Motorized Catamaran - the Queen of Galapagos Enjoy your cruise on the Queen of Galapagos; it offers a clean and casual setting with all the necessary comforts. It is staffed by experienced crew members, including a certified naturalist guide. Your comfort is ensured by our helpful, cheerful staff who will attend to your every need. Additional vessel features include outside decks and a spacious dining room and bar. Comfortable Cabins are all on the upper decks with all lower berths, WC, shower, hot water and air-conditioning with windows looking out to the ocean. There is one elegant and spacious suite available (double bed) with minibar and separate seating area for those looking for that extra level of comfort. All meals are provided and are served aboard the vessel. You may purchase alcoholic beverages, water and soft drinks on the boat. PLEASE NOTE: At times, when the Queen of Galapagos is being serviced, we will use another boat of equivalent standard and size. LIFE ON BOARD The daily schedule consists of a shore excursion immediately following breakfast, lunch aboard and perhaps a siesta before the afternoon shore excursion. In the evening after dinner, your naturalist guide will brief you on the islands to be visited the following day. You are ferried from the yacht to shore via small boats called pangas. Landings are either “dry” or “wet”, where you may have to wade ashore in shallow water. Your naturalist guide will accompany you during all excursions. ACCOMMODATION This is a G Adventures G-Plus tour, all accommodation will be Tourist Superior Class and of a Comfort service level. CLIMATE Located on the Equator, the Galapagos climate is tempered by the Humboldt Current, so you do not experience extreme heat found elsewhere at this latitude. The warmest weather is December to June, when temperatures range from 22-33°C (72-90 °F), and the water temperature is in the mid 20s (mid 70°F). From July to November, temperatures are cooler and range from 18-24°C (60s -75°F), when average water temperature rarely reach 21°C (70°F).
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN) and in Ecuador, the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used. Onboard the Queen of Galapagos catamaran, tipping the Naturalist guide and boat crew is customary. There will be two envelopes presented at the end of the voyage, one for the guide and one for crew members. The recommended amount is $20-25 USD per day from each traveller ($8-10 USD for the guide and $12-15 USD for the crew members). This is only a suggestion as we understand that tipping is a personal choice.
PERSONALIZE MY TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. Extras available on this trip: PERUVIAN CULINARY BUNDLE Lima & Cusco, Half day Influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa and Japan, Peruvian cuisine is almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. The Peru culinary pack puts you in the kitchen alongside pro chefs who will teach you the delicate art of a mouth-watering ceviche. Please note: As this pack does not include extra on-trip time in Lima, we recommend bundling it with a pre or post-trip stay. Lima City Tour $28 Tour colonial and contemporary Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs Pachacamac $35 Visit the Lost Inca Citadel of Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs Larco Museum $55 This museum contains the best quality gold and silver collection. - Approx 3 Hrs Culinary Tour $55 Visit a local market. Learn how to make Ceviche and Pisco Sours like the experts. - Approx 3 Hrs Ballestas Islands with Huacachina From $180 Enjoy wildlife and history, have lunch in a winery and visit the Huacachina Oasis. - Full day Nasca Lines $300 Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines. Services start and end in Lima. - Full day City Contrasts $25 Visit the other face of Lima, the shanty towns or Pueblos Jovenes. - Approx 3 Hrs Lima at Night $55 Visit the Magic Circuit of Water, walk through the centre of Lima and savour an included dinner. - Approx 3 Hrs Palomina Islands $55 Visit the port area of Lima. Spot wildlife and swim with the sea lions. - Approx 5 Hrs (minimum 2) Cusco: Horse riding around ruins (with guide) $40 Horse riding around ruins (without guide) $40 Whitewater rafting $55 Mountain biking $55 Museo Inka $3.5 entrance Museo de Historia Regional entrance with Boleto Turistico Huayna Picchu: Whilst we appreciate that this hike may be promoted by others, at this time we cannot verify that this hike meets G Adventures minimum safety standards. For this reason, we do not include the Huayna Picchu hike in any of our itineraries, and our CEO's and support staff are prohibited from providing advice or assistance with booking this activity. All prices are per person in US dollar amounts (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Quito: Quito City Tour This tour of Quito is perfect for seeing fascinating panoramas, churches, and historical architecture of Quito. Learn about colonial art, culture, legends, and traditions. Quito was designated by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Site. The trip takes about 3.5 hours including the visit to the lookout point of El Panecillo where you will find one of the best views of Quito. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and are approx $ 9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD City Tour + Equator Line (Combination of City tour and Middle of the World Tour) After the scenic city tour of Quito (described above) we go to the Equator line museum . Here we visit the Inti Ñan local museum where you can see different experiments to prove that you are at the Centre of the Earth. On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. This trip takes about 5 hours in total and includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Entrances fees for City Tour : $ 6 USD (Churches) - Equator line fees : $ 6 USD (Museums) - Price for 1 person : $ 60 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $45 USD The Middle of the world Driving 25 Kms. (16 miles) north of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Here you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. We will visit the Inti ñan site museum (pathway of the sun) which show the diversity of Ecuador's native groups . On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. Later we head up to Pululahua crater view point , which is one of the two inhabited volcanic caldera in the world. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the Museums are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD Otavalo Market The Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find an extremely wide variety of handicrafts made in Ecuador. We head north along the Pan-American highway for 2.5 hours. On the way we visit the village of Calderon to see the bread figures and Cayambe to taste the typical ‘biscochos’ (local biscuits). After you have explored the Otavalo market, we go to the leather market at Cotacachi or Peguche the weaving town . The busiest Market Day is Saturday with the most vendors, but the market is open daily. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 08h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD Mindo Cloud Forest – Full Day Drive northwest for a
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