11 Day Ecuador with 6 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise

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Horizon Deck Explorer
Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
MV Santa Cruz II
Hilton Colon Quito Quito
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Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
MV Santa Cruz II
Hilton Colon Quito Quito

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Guayaquil-Baltra & Baltra-Quito.

Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 11 and will require a transfer on Day 10. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time

Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.

The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns. Wildlife and visits listed in the itinerary are based upon optimal conditions and therefore subject to change.

Dry landing: Passengers step from the dinghy onto rocks or a dock.

Wet landing: As the dinghy edges onto a sandy beach, passengers step into knee-deep water and wade ashore.

Sturdy shoes are recommended for this program.


Accommodation Details:
Triple Rooms cannot be accommodated on this program.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces such as sandy and rocky beaches, stairs, steps and significant slopes. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to and from the areas populated with wildlife. You will experience wet landings in water, on sand or rocks and dry landings on wooden docks. The weather in Galapagos is hot particularly December through June. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider. This independent program does not include a tour manager. For more information, click here.

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Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights Miami-Guayaquil, Quito-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Guayaquil-Baltra & Baltra-Quito
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & Cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 22 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Services of English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park Fee of $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card fee of $20

Special Features

  • Explore Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador and the nation’s largest port
  • Visit Parque Historico and learn about the history & culture of the region
  • Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
  • Travel along the coast on a panga while Naturalist-Guides explain the area's dramatic geology
  • The unique environment encourages sea lions, Sally lightfoot crabs, penguins and flightless cormorants
  • Walk in an impressive cactus forest surrounded by land and marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies
  • Snorkel on magnificent white sand beaches with plentiful marine life
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station's giant tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Discover Quito's colonial quarter, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stand at the Middle of the World monument, situated at latitude 0º

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces such as sandy and rocky beaches, stairs, steps and significant slopes. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to and from the areas populated with wildlife. You will experience wet landings in water, on sand or rocks and dry landings on wooden docks. The weather in Galapagos is hot particularly December through June. Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider. This independent program does not include a tour manager. For more information, click here.

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Your Galapagos itinerary may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Ecuador
Depart for Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador and the nation's largest port. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's museums, botanical gardens, and parks on your own
Overnight: Guayaquil

DAY 2, Thursday - Guayaquil City Tour & Parque Historico
Your discovery of Guayaquil begins at the main square, with its stirring memorial to the Heroes of the Independence, symbolizing the triumph of the Republic against the Spanish. Continue to Seminario Park (Parque de las Iguanas), a favorite place for bird watchers and home to arboreal Iguanas. Next, experience the many ethnological influences present in Ecuadorian culture by viewing the contrasting architecture of a Neo-Gothic Cathedral, a Moorish clock tower, and La Rotonda Monument. Continue to the lovely riverside Garden of Malecon and Santa Ana Hill where the city was founded in the 16th century. Continue to Parque Historico and learn about the history & culture of the region. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Guayaquil
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Friday - Galapagos Islands, Embarkation, Baltra Island
Embark this morning on a journey to the "beginning of time" as you transfer to the airport for the flight to the astonishing Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands, five million years in the making. Arrive at Baltra Airport, meet your naturalist guides and transfer to the pier to board the M/V Santa Cruz II. Lunch on board with time to settle in before this afternoon's excursion to Mosquera Islet, a tiny island resulting from an uplift of sand, made up of coral reefs and rocks, located between the islands of Baltra & North Seymour. After a wet landing, your guides will lead you past sea lion colonies, one of the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. You will have a great opportunity to snorkel, before returning to the ship for an evening briefing and Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island
After breakfast, disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos province and drive to Cerro Colorado on the southern shore. Here, visit the breeding center for highly endangered giant tortoises in the midst of a deciduous forest. View a variety of wildlife, including the San Cristobal mockingbird and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both endemic species to this island. Lunch on board, followed by an afternoon excursion to Punta Pitt on the eastern tip of the island. This is the only site in the Galapagos where you can view all three species of boobies: blue-footed, red-footed and Nazca boobies. After free time for hiking, swimming or snorkeling, return to the ship
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island
Enjoy a boat ride this morning to Santa Fe Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago with volcanic rocks over 4 million years old. Walk along the idyllic white sand beach with its countless sea lions and hike amid Opuntia cactus plants searching for the famous Barrington land iguana, a unique species endemic only to this island. Snorkeling and swimming is a delight here or, sail on a glass bottom boat with stunning underwater views. Following lunch on board, you land on South Plaza Island. Here, turquoise waters contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, accented by a carpet of scarlet succulents that change color every season. View yellow-grey iguanas sitting under luminescent prickly pear cactus waiting patiently for pears to drop. Along the coastline, observe a countless variety of playful sea lions, frigates, swallow-tailed gulls and shearwaters gliding and playing with the thermals. An interesting lecture on board tonight previews tomorrow's adventure
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island
An extraordinary visit awaits you today at the iconic Charles Darwin Research Station’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Nestled in an impressive cactus forest, this center of research and conservation is renowned for its captive breeding program for giant tortoises. You’ll come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises eating, sleeping and wallowing in the mud. Get a close-up look at these amazing Galapagos giants and learn about their origin, evolution and threatened extinction. Time to linger and enjoy this unique experience before lunch in the cooler highlands of Santa Cruz Island, a completely different ecosystem. Later, your choice of hiking, mountain biking or kayaking in calm and beautiful Tortuga Bay. After an enlightening day, return back on board for dinner and to hear about your expedition plan for tomorrow
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Española Island
An early start this morning as you explore the coastline on a panga while your naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area. At Punta Suarez on Española, the southernmost island in the archipelago, you're warmly welcomed by noisy sea lions. Several wildlife species make this island their home, including masked and blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas who lazily bask in the sun on the rocks. On this island, the waved albatross nests in the bushes from April to December, returning to the island to find its lifelong mate. Following the winding trail to the western side of the island, stop at the Galápagos famous blow hole that sends a tall jet of spray gushing through the lava. Back on board for lunch. In the afternoon, a visit to tranquil Gardner Bay that reveals a picture postcard white coral beach surrounded by dazzling blue seas. It’s a beautiful setting for observing sea lions, mockingbirds, finches and to enjoy great swimming and snorkeling. Return to the ship for an evening briefing and dinner
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Eden Islet, Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour Island
After breakfast, a panga ride takes you to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz Island. Here, you see a variety of Galapagos wildlife, blue-footed boobies, reef sharks, and frigates. A chance to snorkel, kayak and ride a glass-bottom boat (weather permitting). Continue to North Seymour Island, lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event. Cliffs that are only a few feet high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit perched on ledges and a tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing. This island is teeming with wildlife! You might have to give right-of-way to a passing sea lion or a marine iguana. Along the way, perhaps you may see the famous Galapagos blue-footed booby nesting beside the trail or spot flocks of pelicans in a feeding frenzy. Keep on the lookout for the magnificent frigate bird, with its puffed-up scarlet throat sack, perched in low bushes watching over their chicks. Tonight, bid goodbye to the crew, the naturalist guides and your new-found friends at the Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Galapagos Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Disembarkation, Balta Island, Flight to Quito
Disembarkation at Baltra Island. Then, proceed to the airport for the flight to Quito through Guayaquil. Arrive late afternoon in this historic city in the high Andes at the base of the Pichincha Volcano and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to discover this charming city independently
Overnight: Quito ▲
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Quito City Tour & Visit to the Middle of the World
The morning's tour begins with a visit to the colonial section of Quito to walk along the narrow cobblestone streets and feel the charm of 16th-century Quito. See the Independence Plaza, the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, and the Archbishop's Palace before visiting La Compañia de Jesus Church, with its beautiful gilded interior or the Church and Monastery of San Francisco, one of the great religious buildings of the New World with its impressive facade and atrium. Afterward, visit the Middle of the World Monument, located at a latitude of 0º, and stand with one foot in the Northern and one in the Southern Hemisphere. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Quito
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Depart Ecuador
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 11 and will require a transfer on Day 10. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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10 Day Kaleidoscope of Ecuador with Andes Mountains & Amazon, October 2018
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I had a lovely experience. I was originally looking for something a little more ‘energetic’, but was quick to embrace the thoughtful, relaxed, educational and enthusiastic pace of our ‘senior’ group. Our guide, Marcelo, was amazing. Very knowledgeable and an awesome ambassador for Ecuador's culture and people.

Christian B. Henderson, NV
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, August 2018
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Overall excellent. Marco is an excellent tour guide with deep knowledge and passion for the job. He is also articulate in English and worked very hard to please each member of the tour.

Irving M. Ontario, CA
14 Day Ecuador with 4 Day Western Galapagos Cruise, May 2018
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It was a fantastic trip! I cannot stop raving about our experiences on the Santa Cruz 11 and the Galapagoes. Our land tour in Ecuador was also terrific. Our tour guide, Antonio, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and extremely helpful and caring. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.

Rita M. Woodland Hills, CA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , May 2018
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Hello Carolyn, The trip was outstanding, thank you! It was truly the experience of a lifetime with a wonderful guide, Wilson, who could not have done more to make it an exceptional trip. The locations, interactions with locals, food, transportation, and accommodations were all fabulous and I would highly recommend Ecuador to anyone!

Leeanna W. Media, PA
6 Day Galapagos Express, May 2018
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The trip was fantastic. Gate 1, once again, did a great job of putting it all together for us. The Galápagos Islands are quite an adventure. We loved every minute of it. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!

Jessica C. Scarsdale, NY
5 Day Amazon Express, April 2018
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I thoroughly enjoyed the Ecuador 5 Day Trip. Our guide was great, the sites were awesome and the food was delicious. Looking foward to my next Gate 1 Tour Trip!

Dennis B. Savannah, GA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, April 2018
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Fantastic. Daniel was the best tour guide I have ever had. He made the trip exciting. Intelligent, witty, he understood American culture. His love of his country was refreshing. An amazing trip with the best guide. I call that a winner.

Lorna D. Homosassa, FL
Galapagos, Ecuador, Andes & Amazon, April 2018
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A fantastic journey to the Galapagos and Ecuador and the Amazon - feel very fortunate to be able to undertake such an adventure. Everything went extremely well - our guide Paul, was exceptional - a talented man with much patience to guide us along the 12 day journey. All accommodations and meals were fantastic - all the drivers, managers, and local guides were truly remarkable. Much was included in this very exciting trip - so glad to have been able to see and experience this amazing country. Enjoyed every moment! Looking forward to future experiences with Gate 1.

Rich P. Buffalo, NY
11 Day Ecuador with 6 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise, April 2018
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We had a marvelous time on our Galapagos trip The ship was very nice, and we saw so many animals. We loved the snorkeling and kayaking and all the hikes. We also enjoyed Guayaquil and Quito and both our city guides were excellent. We invited two couples who were first-time travelers with Gate1 to go with us, and you made us very proud! All 6 of us loved the trip!

Carla B. Conroe, TX
10 Day Kaleidoscope of Ecuador with Andes Mountains & Amazon, March 2018
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I must say that it was truly marvelous. It exceeded all my expectations and was an amazing experience. The tour guide Jose Naranho, the hotels, the food everything was excellent . I am glad we chose Ecuador, a country with friendly people, Amazon, Rain forest, Cloud forest, Andes mountains and more. The hikes, the motorized canoe trip, the primitive raft experience, the Devil’s Nose train rider etc were wonderful. This is definitely one of the, if not the best trips of my life.

Ananda C. Richmond Hill, ON, CA
Galapagos, Ecuador, Andes & Amazon, March 2018
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GREAT! Although the tour was a bit more physically demanding than I expected, it was still great. Our tour guide, Daniel, took care of all of us making sure we all felt special. We were able to see/experience more than we expected.

Vicki S. Boulder, CO
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, March 2018
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Thank you very much team at Gate 1. This trip to Ecuador was very memorable. In such a short time we've seen so much beautiful places. Our tur manager Marcelo - very knowledgeable about country and history. We are ready for a next trip.

Jolanta F. Mississauga, ON, CA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, March 2018
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I don't know where to begin because our vacation was the BEST ever!! From the destination to the tour guide, Wilson, to the driver, Daniel....Excellent!!! We got free drinks from Danny every night which was fantastic. Hotels and restaurants picked by Gate 1 were immaculate. Beautiful country...we had an awesome time ...THANK YOU Gate 1 for a unique experience. Once again a very special thanks to Wilson our guide...he is the BEST! He was knowledgeable and fun. Made us laugh and learn. Daniel was a safe and efficient driver who got us to our destination in time. We will never forget this amazing experience and great friends that we acquired on this trip.

Nitil P. Odessa, FL
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, March 2018
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Best trip EVER!!! It was spectacular! I can't say enough wonderful things about our tour manager, Wilson! He was amazing and made the trip extra special... his passion for Ecuador was contagious!

Christine L. Philadelphia, PA
11 Day Ecuador with 6 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise, March 2018
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As with all of our past Gate 1 trips, the Galapagos trip was fantastic. Great weather, great sights, etc. On a scale of 1 to 10 this trip was a 15! The 7 days on the Santa Cruz II were wonderful....food, service, multiple daily excursions to 10 islands, deep water snorkeling, hiking, etc. The interaction with the wildlife - and the photo opportunities - on the uninhabited islands is beyond description.

Rob W. Rochester, NY
11 Day Ecuador with 6 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise, March 2018
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Our trip to the Galápagos Islands was fantastic. The ship, the staff and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The guides in Guayaquil and Quito were excellent and the hotels were good too. We look forward to more trips with Gate One.

Janice H. Yonkers, NY
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, March 2018
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Thank you. We had a WONDERFUL trip. Our tour guide & bus driver was amazing. This was our first guided trip and far exceeded our expectations.

Gary D. Galax, VA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, March 2018
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We had a fabulous trip to Ecuador. So happy with the service and all the arrangements that were made for us. Our tour manager, Marco, was fantastic and we can't say enough good things about him. He was exceptional.. We loved the country and couldn't believe how much we were able to see in such a short time . We will definitely use Gate 1 travel in the future and have already passed along to our friends what a great value you provide.

Linda M.
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu, February 2018
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Our trip was outstanding. Quite the adventure! Our guides, Celso in Ecuador and Mauricio in Peru, were fabulous. Their knowledge, patience, and attitude were all great. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The hotels were luxurious.

Joan B. Alexandria, VA
5 Day Amazon Express, February 2018
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We had a great time. No problems, great guide, and the weather was better than expected. We will be using gate 1 for all future travel.

Michele F. Burlington, ON, CA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, February 2018
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This is our first Gate1 tour. It was wonderful. I did the research before we went. The tour got a lot of compliments online and we are not disappointed. Our guide Daniel is phenomenal. He is absolutely wonderful. We are very happy with the tour and the service your company provided and can't wait to go back.

Niki H. Great Neck, NY
7 Day Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil & Quito, February 2018
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We had a fabulous trip, Galapagos is a wonderful place to visit and The Finch Bay Hotel is such a charming place with wonderful food. Love the hotel and also the yacht we used on one of the excursions, such an experience to have chefs cooking our lunch on the yacht. The guides and tour managers along the trip are all very nice and everything was arranged perfectly. The only thing is since we weren’t told whether we will have the same driver the next day or not, it’s hard for us to tip them and I think couple times we miss the tipping opportunities. I am planning on taking another trip with my kids to see the other islands of Galapagos and I have told all my friends about our wonderful trip with Gate 1. We have had 5 trips with Gate1 and looking forward to go on more adventures with your company in the future.

Ching L. Newtown Sq, PA
12 Day Galapagos Islands & Ecuador, January 2018
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Trip to Ecuador was fabulous, surpassed all my expectations. I KNEW that the Galapagos would be great but I had few expectations for the remainder of the trip. Marcelo was our guide for the mainland--he was the best guide I've ever had on a Gate 1 Tour (or any other tour for that matter). The guides on the Galapagos were great too. Wonderful all the way around.

Carole J. Avondale Est, GA
5 Day Amazon Express, January 2018
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It was my first trip with Gate 1 and went beyond any acceptation !!! Very well organized , everything was perfect and Daniel our tour guide was beyond any expectations. The professionalism, knowledge, and overall pleasantness he showed was amazing. Hope any future trips with Gate 1 has tour guides as wonderful as Daniel was.

Dobroslawa T. Brooklyn, NY
Galapagos, Ecuador, Andes & Amazon, January 2018
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It was great. As is to be expected, I liked some locations better than others but it was a wonderful experience. And our guide was awesome!

Julie M. Harrisburg, PA
10 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, December 2017
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The Ecuador tour was outstanding, Wilson Tituana was an excellent guide. He gave us considerable information about Ecuador, advice on restaurants, shopping and the use of our free time. Wilson looked after our security and safety that was above and beyond what was expected. Wilson explained the dynamics of Ecuadorean society and culture and its people. The driver, Israel, inspired our confidence and extended himself in managing our luggage and comfort. I was delighted with the tour and will recommend it to my traveling friends.

Wilma L. Valley Stream, NY
12 Day Galapagos Islands & Ecuador, December 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. The accommodations were first class, the tour manager Jose was amazing, and all the staff, drivers and local guides were wonderful as well. I have been on other escorted tours previously, but this was my husband's first time, and he loved it! Thank you Gate 1. We will travel with you again in the future.

Karen M. Toms River, NJ
5 Day Amazon Express, December 2017
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It was an amazing trip! The planning and service are awesome! The tour manager is very professional.

Shuyang S. Burnaby, BC, CA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon, December 2017
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Bill and I had a great trip. Wilson was very informative and full of surprises, he made the long rides very interesting. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, unusual locations with beautiful scenery. The food was very tasty, there was nothing we did not enjoy. For our first Gate 1 trip Wilson has set the bar high. Equador is a beautiful place, we really enjoyed the trip.

William F. Newmarket, ON
10 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, November 2017
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We wish to commend Gate 1 Travel for providing a wonderful vacation. The itinerary, the bus, the accommodations and the price were clearly way above standard. But what turned out to top our list of acolytes was - Marco our travel guide! With him Gate 1 Travel hit on the rare combination of an individual with extensive local knowledge and the ability, through a deprecating sense of humor, to hold the attention of our 34 member group. Above that, he projected authority, no-one ever dared to be later for the bus. We are seasoned travelers around the world. This was our first experience with Gate 1. We plan future bookings through Gate 1. We feel we speak for our group as a whole, that Marco deserves an award or commendation for exceptional performance.

Carl R. Ormond Beach, FL
10 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, November 2017
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I really enjoyed the experience. The leader was knowledgeable and the driver excellent. The hotels were first rate and the weather held out for us. I met many very pleasant people some new to Gate 1. I think we will all travel with you again.

Karen C. Mountain View, CA
5 Day Amazon Express, November 2017
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Our trip to Ecuador was nothing short of amazing! We had the very best guide. His name is Wilson and he made the trip so great! The itinerary was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed how organized the trip was. The food was delicious and the activities were incredible. This is one of the best trips I have ever been on!

Joy C. Bradenton, FL
10 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, November 2017
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Our trip was great!! The group was diverse from many different, interesting backgrounds but everyone blended very well and all went smoothly. We covered an amazing amount of ground and saw and learned so much about Ecuador, its history, its culture and its people. We enjoyed the hotels and restaurants selected for this trip as well as the excursions...In closing, I want to shout a big hurrah to our fantastic guide Eduardo who managed everything beautifully and was a fount of knowledge at so many levels on so many topics. Our driver Roque was also amazing- always cheerful, helpful and friendly while mastering the challenges of mountain passes and everything else encountered on the roadways . All in all a fantastic introduction to this friendly country with its great diversity of people and landscapes. Definitely a trip worthy of high recommendation.

Alison S. Alexandria, VA
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, October 2017
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Our trip to Ecuador was fabulous. Our tour guide Wilson was extraordinarily great. He was knowledgeable, personable, and made every effort to ensure that everyone in the group had a great time. I am vegetarian and Wilson went out of his way to ensure that there was a veg meal prepared especially for me on a couple of occasions. The boat ride on the river in which we saw monkeys in the wild was spectacular. My husband and I were so pleased with Gate 1 Travel, and particularly with Wilson. We will definitely choose Gate 1 for another trip in the future.

Michelle Desiree M. West Palm Beach, FL
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu (Miami Special), September 2017
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Our trip was absolutely fabulous! The guides were wonderful - Wilson & Carlos! The things we got to see - both from the itinerary and behind the scenes were wonderful. We will definitely travel via Gate 1 again! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

Debra S. Decatur, TN
5 Day Amazon Express, September 2017
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Our trip was absolutely amazing. It was a dream vacation that we would love to repeat again and again. Every detail was handled for us. Our guide, Alfredo, was tremendous. He was enjoyable, extremely knowledgable, helpful, and accommodating. Our driver, Italo, was wonderful, and our native guide for the jungle and tribe, Holger, was so friendly and informative. We couldn’t be more pleased with our Gate 1 trip and look forward to our next Gate 1 trip (yet to be planned). Thank you!

Bradley M. Liberty Twp, OH
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , August 2017
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Wonderful, as usual! Ecuador is so beautiful and Jose did a great job as the tour director. I appreciated all the ways he exposed us to the Ecuadorian culture. I would do this trip again!

Noreen J. Arlington Hts, IL
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , August 2017
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This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we were not disappointed. Ecuador was a beautiful country that Gate 1 did a great job of showcasing. The driver, Walter, amazed us all with his driving skills. He was great to stop for the many photo opportunities. Antonio was good to provide information about the sights. He went out of his way to create a community environment while we were in the jungle, arranging a karaoke for all who were interested in attending (more than 1/2 the group took part). The chosen hotels offered a spectacular view of the surrounding areas and many opportunities unique to the region. The staff at the hotels were very helpful, especially in the jungle. Dario and Pablo were always there to assist and offer a helping hand accompanied by a welcoming smile. The food, although limited in choice(many meals were grilled chicken), was very good. This was a great adventure. We look forward to adventuring with your company again.

Andrea B. Ontario, Canada
9 Day Ecuador with 4 Day Eastern Galapagos Cruise , August 2017
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The trip was absolutely wonderful. Especially with grandkids ages 12 and 14. We were busy all the time and were proud of ourselves at age 72 that we could keep up with snorkeling, hiking, climbing in and out of boats, etc.. We were very impressed with the ship the Santa Cruz II in terms of facilities, the naturalists, and the organization. Gate 1 was perfect in terms of all the arrangements and transfers and guides. We are ready for another adventure like this.

Melvin C. W Bloomfield, MI
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , July 2017
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It was simply AMAZING!! Our accommodations were so much better than I ever imagined. Our guide was great. And, Ecuador was so diverse, breath-taking, and friendly. We are Gate 1 fans. Can't wait to plan another trip.

Lori N. Salt Lake Cty, UT
5 Day Amazon Express, July 2017
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This trip was outstanding! It was beyond our expectations and I would recommend it to anyone! Alfredo was an exceptional guide and a definite asset to Gate 1. Thank you for such an amazing vacation package.

Mark D. Middlesex, NC
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , July 2017
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The trip was a wonderful experience. Marco, our guide, was informative, professional, interesting, and spoke excellent English. We loved the hotels, food, and the places we saw. Ecuador is beautiful and our time with Gate 1 very rewarding. We hope to see more of the world for less on future Gate 1 tours. Thanks!

Kenneth D. Dallas, TX
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , July 2017
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Wonderful...Beyond my expectations with the various hotels, Tour Guide Daniel, local guides, food, etc. I learned so much history about Ecuador from the Tour Guide from the politics, economy, people, food, etc. that I told everyone who has listened at home/work about Ecuador. Each hotel was so unique and charming. The people on our tour have become lifelong friends. This was my first Gate 1 tour and I will definitely be doing more.

Santosh P. Plano, TX
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , June 2017
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The trip was great and even exceeded our expectations. The itinerary, lodging, and food were first class. Our guide, Alfredo, was amazing. His knowledge of the history, geography,culture, and people of Ecuador made it a valuable learning experience. Our driver, Javier, navigated the narrow roads with amazing skill. Finally the fellow travelers were a great mix of ages and backgrounds. We were all very compatible and shared many laughs. All in all, it was a whirlwind trip from beginning to end and a great experience. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

Jerry P. Holiday, FL
5 Day Amazon Express, June 2017
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The trip to Ecuador was fantastic! Paul was a great guide and the places we saw and stayed at were awesome!

Renee G. Casselberry, FL
10 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure, May 2017
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The trip was wonderful. Antonio, our guide, was the best ever. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone on our trip had a wonderful time. Ecuador was beyond beautiful and one of my favorite trips ever.

Alyson D. Lubbock, TX
5 Day Amazon Express, May 2017
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It was a fabulous trip! Beyond expectations. Wilson is the best guide I have traveled with! You are incredibly lucky to have him with Gate 1. His team was on point at every move. I have already started recruiting travel companions and family for another Gate 1 adventure! Great Job!

Teri B. Mt Pleasant, SC
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu, April 2017
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Really great as usual! We were particularly impressed with Quito because we weren't expecting much and it turned out to be a very charming city. The rest of the trip was everything we expected and more!

Victor R II. Arlington, TX
8 Day Classic Ecuador & Amazon Adventure , April 2017
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The trip to Ecuador was fabulous. The accommodations far surpassed my expectations. The food was wonderful and so was the service. Our guide, Alfredo, was so knowledgeable about Ecuador...past and present. He went out of his way to meet our needs. I'm recommending Gate 1 to my friends and will travel with this company again.

Kristin N. River Falls, WI
11 Day Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu, March 2017
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We had the trip of a lifetime!!! We could not have asked for a more organized trip where EVERYTHING was taken care of, and we were escorted by two of the best guides one could ask for! From our arrival at the airport in Quito, Ecuador, to our flight out in Lima, Peru, we were 100% satisfied with the quality of hotels, food, transportation and expertise of our guides. Thanks you Gate 1 for providing such a high quality of service to the public!

Cynthia B. Silverdale, WA

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