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Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & East aboard the Xavier III

7 Tage, Quito nach Quito



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

7
Tage

Startpunkt

Quito
Ecuador

Endpunkt

Quito
Ecuador

Tour Style

Marine

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Ecuador

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Die Tour

Verbringe eine Nacht auf San Cristobal, 3 Nächte Segeln durch den Galapagos-Nationalpark an Bord der Xavier III, begegne Riesenschildkröten hautnah, beobachte drei Arten von Tölpel und zwei Arten von Fregattvögeln bei Punta Pitt, schnorchle zwischen Rochen und Meeresschildkröten im Schatten von Kicker Rock, erlebe die gewaltigen Vulkanklippen und dunklen Sandstrände von Santiago



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    Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & East aboard the Xavier III in wenigen Worten

    Entdecke die Inselwelt der Galápagos, die Reisende begeistert, seit Charles Darwin sie zum ersten Mal erkundete. Beginne mit einer Übernachtung in einem Luxushotel auf San Cristobal. Dann verbringst du vier Tage inmitten der faszinierenden Tierwelt des Archipels, immer in Begleitung eines zertifizierten Naturführers. Hier gibt es Riesenschildkröten, Seelöwen und Seevögel im Überfluss und du wirst Gelegenheit haben, sie alle zu sehen, wenn du San Salvador, Punta Pitt und Cerro Brujo sowie viele weitere faszinierende Orte besuchst. Abends kehrst du auf die Xavier III zurück und lässt die Abenteuer des Tages unter dem Sternenhimmel Revue passieren.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Hotel in Quito (2 Nächte), Hotel in San Cristóbal (1 Nacht), 3 Nächte in den Galápagos-Inseln an Bord der Xavier
    • Ankunftstransfer an Tag 1
    • Zertifizierter Naturführer im Galápagos-Nationalpark
    • Anlandungen, Ausflüge und Transport
    • Flüge zu und von den Galápagos-Inseln
    • Schnorchelausrüstung
    • Besuch eines Interpretationszentrums über die Tierwelt.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Galápagos Land & Sea — Central & East aboard the Xavier III

    Tag 1 Quito

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich (Ankunftstransfer inklusive).

    Tag 2 San Cristóbal (1F)

    Frühmorgens Flug nach San Cristóbal. Treffen mit deinem CEO und Transfer zum Hotel. Nach dem Mittagessen beginnst du deine Erkundung von San Cristóbal mit einem Besuch im Interpretation Centre und eine Wanderung zum Aussichtspunkt in Tijoretas. Wir besuchen auch die Riesenschildkröten von Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado und das Interpretation Centre.

    Tag 3 San Cristóbal (1F,1M,1A)

    Bevor es auf das Boot geht, kannst du einen morgendlichen Schnorchelausflug bei Islas Lobos genießen und den nahegelegenen Strand besuchen, wo dich ausgelassene Seelöwen begrüßen werden. Besuche am Nachmittag das Schildkröten-Zuchtzentrum.

    Tag 4 Punta Pitt / Kicker Rock (1F,1M,1A)

    Am Vormittag Landung auf Punta Pitt und der kleinen Insel Pitt. Danach besuchen wir Cerro Brujo auf der Insel San Cristóbal, wo wir die Seelöwen, Meerechsen und Seevögel am Strand beobachten. Am Nachmittag geht es weiter zum dramatischen Kicker Rock.

    Tag 5 Santiago (1F,1M,1A)

    Morgendlicher Ausflug nach Playa Espumilla - einem der idyllischsten Strände der Galápagos-Inseln, der von dicken Mangroven gesäumt ist, wo sich Flamingos tummeln und Schildkröten ihre Nistplätze haben. Weiter geht es zum Buccaneer Cove, einer steil aufragenden Felswand, die sich aus dem Meer erhebt. In Puerto Egas besichtigst du einen Salzkrater und Gezeitentümpel und schlenderst den dunklen Sandstrand entlang.

    Tag 6 Santa Cruz / Quito (1F)

    Ausschiffung in Puerto Ayora und Besuch der Charles-Darwin-Forschungsstation, wo du die riesigen Galápagos-Schildkröten sehen kannst. Rückflug nach Quito.

    Tag 7 Quito (1F)

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Hotel in Quito (2 Nächte), Hotel in San Cristóbal (1 Nacht), 3 Nächte in den Galápagos-Inseln an Bord der Xavier
    • Ankunftstransfer an Tag 1
    • Zertifizierter Naturführer im Galápagos-Nationalpark
    • Anlandungen, Ausflüge und Transport
    • Flüge zu und von den Galápagos-Inseln
    • Schnorchelausrüstung
    • Besuch eines Interpretationszentrums über die Tierwelt.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Verbringe eine Nacht auf San Cristobal, 3 Nächte Segeln durch den Galapagos-Nationalpark an Bord der Xavier III, begegne Riesenschildkröten hautnah, beobachte drei Arten von Tölpel und zwei Arten von Fregattvögeln bei Punta Pitt, schnorchle zwischen Rochen und Meeresschildkröten im Schatten von Kicker Rock, erlebe die gewaltigen Vulkanklippen und dunklen Sandstrände von Santiago

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    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.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    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.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. G Adventures requires your passport number, full name and date of birth at the time of booking. Please make sure you give this information to your travel agent. 2. 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. 3. The Ecuadorian government currently levies a Galapagos Islands Park entry fee of $100 USD per person. This is payable at the airport upon arrival in the park. It is not included in the cost of the tour, and 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. 4. 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. 5. 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.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    Your G Adventures group trip is met in Quito by a G Adventures representative. The aim of the representative is to give you the required information for the rest of your journey and to assist with changing money, restaurant and excursion suggestions and general information about the city. 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 shipboard voyage we have a highly experienced shipboard staff and crew, including a Galapagos CEO who is a local naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    6x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    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. On our Galapagos yachts, food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. Dining is casual, tables are unassigned and the dining room is capable of seating the entire passenger compliment at one time. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic are not included and can be purchased at the bar.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 100-150 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein. Getränke und Trinkgelder auf der Yacht sind nicht inbegriffen. Du musst als Tourist 10 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).

    Transport

    Lokaler Flug, Motoryacht Xavier, Minibus, Zodiac, privater Bus.

    Lokale Flüge

    All local flights to and from the Galapagos aare included in the cost of your tour. 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. Flights to either of the airports in the Galapagos leave early in the morning on Day 2 and get you into the islands in the early afternoon. Flights back to the mainland depart between 10:00am and 1:30pm arriving in the early evening. Please note that all flights to and from the Galapagos make a 1 hour refuelling stop in Guayaquil.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    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.

    Unterkunft

    Hotel in Quito (2 Nächte), Hotel in San Cristóbal, Twin-Kabinen an Bord der Xavier III (3 Nächte).

    Mein eigenes Zimmer

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Hotel Mercure Roca E4-122 y Amazonas Quito Ecuador 593 2 2994000 Please note that the January 16, 2015 departure will commence at Nu House Nu House Foch E6-12 y Reina Victoria Quito Ecuador 593 2 2557845

    Tipps zur Anreise

    An arrival transfer is included 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 our joining hotel. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned other then the welcome meeting which takes place in the late afternoon/early evening. You may arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day in which no activities are planned. If for any reason you are not met at the airport, please call our local support line at 09 99506000. If you are unable to make contact for whatever reason, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi. A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time and your transfer times back to the airport the next day. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    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.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures 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 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

    Was packe ich ein?

    We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential. If you don't wish to take all of your luggage with you to Galapagos, please ensure you have an extra bag you can leave behind at hotel storage and pickup on your return. 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 any food, seeds or other organic material that could affect the delicate ecosystem of the islands. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. Please remember that you can leave unnecessary articles in your joining hotel storage room. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages aboard, as your boat has a bar offering a variety of alcoholic drinks and prices are reasonable. 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. We recommend travellers use soft sided duffel bags of 40-50 litres in capacity. We will accept luggage types onboard, however if you are a single traveller sharing with another traveller, it´s especially important to keep in mind that cabins are small in size and it´s best to pack light. Luggage storage facilities are available at the start hotel for anything you don´t need while you are exploring the Galapagos. 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.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - G Adventures vouchers and trip details - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Cash, credit and debit cards - Cash in USD - Camera - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Small Daypack for landings - for water, camera etc - Cover for backpacks - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 1 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals - Sunblock - Insect Repellent - Sunglasses - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Flashlight - 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).

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are available at the start and end hotel at a charge. Full laundry facilities are not available onboard our yachts in the Galapagos. If you do want to do your own laundry we we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    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.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    G Adventures ADVENTURER YACHT g4 Enjoy your cruise on the g4- 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 total comfort is ensured by our helpful, cheerful staff who will attend to your every need. Additional vessel features include outside decks and dining room and bar. Cabins are comfortable with WC, shower, hot water and air-conditioning. 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 g4 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 Classic tour, all accommodation will be Tourist Class and of a Standard 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).

    Weitere Ausgaben

    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. Due to the remoteness of the Galapagos islands, onboard our vessels, there is no credit card machines therefore only cash is accepted. It is important that you withdraw enough cash for the duration of your trip, once in the islands, ATM machines are extremely limited and unreliable. 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.

    Geld wechseln

    Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available some may not accept all international credit or debit cards. You may need to try at more than one machine if the first does not accept your card. You should also check with your bank before leaving to ensure that your card works internationally. 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. Please bring USD banknotes in denominations smaller than 100, as they can be hard to exchange in Ecuador. 100 dollar bills of certain series (e.g. CB B2) can be especially hard to cash! 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

    Notreserve

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Departure Tax

    USD $40.80

    Trinkgeld

    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. At the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO or and crew did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. There will be two envelopes left in your cabin on the final night of your tour, one for the CEO and one for crew members. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline a per traveller tip of 7-10 USD, per day for your CEO and 10-15 USD per day for the crew can be used.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    CITY TOUR OF QUITO We visit the new and old town of Quito, including the Palace of Congress, Presidential Palace, Independence Square and the Churches of San Francisco, La Compania and La Catedral. After this we go to the Panecillo (a lookout point in the old town), which affords the best view of Quito, then return to the hotel. This trip takes about 3.5 - 4 hours and can depart everyday at anytime. - Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and is about $4USD p/p. - Price: $24 USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. CITY TOUR AND THE EQUATOR LINE After the city tour we go to the Equator line located 45 minutes away from Quito to visit the world monument and shops. Here we also visit the Inti Ñan local museum where you can see different experiments to prove that you are at the Centre of the Earth. This trip takes about 5 hours and can depart everyday at anytime. Optional visit to The Pululahua crater 10 minutes away from the monument. - Entrances fees for City Tour (Churches): total approx $4USD - Equator line USD5 Museums Entrance fee: Total approx $9USD - Price: $32USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK A spectacular 2-hour drive in private transport takes us to Cotopaxi Volcano, 5897m, the highest active volcano in the world. We visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano to learn about the flora and fauna found at this altitude. We then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at over 4500m. Then we walk approximately 1.5hrs to the refuge at 4800m, and after a short break, continue to the glacier (if the weather holds out). We head back to the Pan-American highway to have lunch somewhere near Latacunga, or buy a box lunch on the way to have more time in the park. Return to Quito in the afternoon. The full-day trip has departures every morning at 8AM. - Entrance fee to the National Park: $2USD pp. - Price: $55USD P/P, minimum 2 persons (private services) SAQUISILI MARKET AND COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK Saquisili is another important market close to Quito, located in the south of Quito. A wonderful scenic drive of approximately 3 hours gives you the opportunity for great views of the volcanoes. Here, the local natives bring their products from over the highlands to sell, such as handicrafts from Salasaca, Otavalo and Chimborazo. You will also find an animal market. This is an intensive day and leaves at 6AM every Thursday. - Entrance fee to the National Park: $2USD. - Price: $90 USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. OTAVALO MARKET Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find all the handicrafts that are 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 to Cuicocha Lake for a hike. The official Market Day is Saturday, but any other day is still interesting, and has less tourists. This is a full-day tour, leaving at approximately 8AM any day. - Price: $45USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. COTOPAXI BIKING Your biking adventure begins as we drive south to the Coattail National Park along the Pan-American Highway. Within two hours we reach the trailhead (4600 m) at the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano. After donning our biking gear and catching our breath in the thin, high-altitude air, we begin our downward descent. Get ready for high-speed adventure and hang on tight, as the dirt road will take you on a wild ride. The road will whisk you past silvery smooth Limpiopungo Lake and eventually through a pine forest, until you reach the park's guard station, where you can see a corralled Llama herd. Our 4-wheel-drive vehicles will drive you to Inca ruins (tolas), where a box lunch will be served. After a snack we return to Quito by jeep, bikes loaded on top. Departures daily at 7AM. We ride approximately 50 kilometres on bike (5 - 6 hours) and 4 hours in the jeep. Included: box lunch, 21-speed mountain bikes, all transportation and veteran bilingual guides. - Entrance fee to the National Park: $2USD pp. - Price: $50USD P/P (pool services) BELLAVISTA CLOUD FOREST To see the cloud forest and to experience the changes in the temperature and vegetation, you have to go to Bellavista cloud forest. Bellavista cloud forest reserve is located at 0,00,46 latitude in northwestern Ecuador, on the edge of Choco which is among the most diverse places in the word.Things to do: a)Birds here are always active, from the joy of watching hummingbirds on your private balcony, to exploring in search of elusive forest species, 320 species of birds have been recorded in the Tandayapa valley. b) Hikes through primary and secondary forest. c) Naturalist guides and specialist birding guides available (extra cost) This trip is a full day and starts at 7AM. - Entrance fee to the reserve $15USD p/p - Price: $50USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. ARCHEOLOGICAL TRIP IN QUITO Start with an amazing panoramic view of the old town of Quito and learn about the pre-colombian and pre-inca ethnic groups that live around the region. Enjoy the “Rumipamba” archeological and ecological park and visit the necropolis of “La Florida in situ Museum”. Finally, go down to the equatorial valley and visit the “Rumicucho” ruins, considered one of the biggest  archeological sites of the area. This trip takes about 5 hours and can depart from Wednesday to Sunday. Entrance fees are not included and total approx $2.50 P/P. Price $32 USD P/P minimum 2 persons (private services) QUITO CUISINE TRIP A different way to learn about Quito's traditions and culture. Drive to a local food market, where your will see many varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in Ecuador. After this, head south to the old part of the city, where you can visit historical monuments and buildings, and also see the manufacturing site of Quito`s traditional sweets. The tour finishes at one of the most traditional ice cream parlours in Quito. This trip takes about 5 hours and departs every day at anytime! Entrance fees and shopping in the market are not included and total approx $12 P/P. Price $32 USD P/P minimum 2 persons (private services) PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS Two hours drive to the east are the Termas de Papallacta. They are located on the Cinnamon trail, (65km from Quito) which is the same route that Francisco de Orellana took in 1542 when he crossed the Andean mountain range in search of spices and gold, and discovered the Amazon River. We take a short cut, passing by the church of Guapulo and have a wonderful ride in the paramo (tundra). The highest point reached is 4150m; we descend to a spectacular setting at 3300m. Things to do: a) Hot springs (different temperatures) big and small ones, while enjoying views of the Antisana volcano 5750m. Entrance $5USD. b) Trekking up the river c) Horseback rides d) Relax in the new spa recently inaugurated (ask for details in the hotel). Lunch at the restaurant offers typical dishes such as trout. Return to Quito in the afternoon. This full-day trip departs daily at 8AM. Entry to the pool costs USD 6 per person - Price: $50USD P/P, minimum 2 persons. 1 DAY RAFTING TOUR -2 rivers in 1 day. The Ríos Toachi and Blanco are fantastic introduction to the rivers of Ecuador. Flowing off the coastal side of the Andes they have some of the longest navigable sections of whitewater in the country. Combine this with the sights and sounds of the forest environment we pass through and you are guaranteed a day to remember. We travel west down from Quito for about 3 hours through beautiful cloud forest to the bank of the river. Rafting time approx 3 to 3.5 hrs. (NB. From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4 hrs). River Grading: III - IV (Depending on the time of year). Includes: Professional guides, top of the line rafting equipment, lunch, transport to and from Quito. -Departures: Daily with a minimum of 4 people -Price: $ 75 USD P/P. HORSEBACK RIDING Transport from Quito to the Green Horse Ranch, inside the National Reserve Pululahua, about 25 miles north from Quito. Quiet sure footed mountain horses will take us through the stunning landscape of this ancient volcanic crater, the biggest one on the whole American continent and one of only two inhabited craters in the world. With its constantly changing sceneries and bio-diversity it's a great day. Guided day tours are available for all standards of riders - and if you've never ridden before what better place to start than in the Andes . - Minimum 2 person - USD75 USD P/P NOTE: These prices are based on 2 clients but if you are a single traveller we can accommodate your trips as well. If there are more than 2 clients booking, the prices may be less than those quoted above. Please note that many optional activities will need to be paid in cash.

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!