13 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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Fly
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Quito
— 3 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Puerto Villamil
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 1 night
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Drive to San Cristóbal Airport, Fly to Newark

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Quito — 3 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Horseback Riding Tours and Centro Cultural Metropolitano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral Metropolitana de Quito and La Virgen del Panecillo. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quito Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and admire the masterpieces at La Capilla Del Hombre.

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Newark, USA to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Quito, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela — 1 night

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, then cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Cristo Salvador.

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Getting from Quito to Puerto Villamil by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quito to Puerto Villamil. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz — 4 nights

The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Get in touch with nature at Charles Darwin Research Station and Laguna las Ninfas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and El Garrapatero. There's much more to do: stroll through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, kick back and relax at Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay, get engrossed in the history at Maprae, and view the masterpieces at Samay Latin Art.

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You can ride a ferry from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. In October, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal — 4 nights

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Get outdoors at La Loberia and Cerro Tijeretas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eco-Challenger Galapagos Tour Agency and Interpretation Center. There's more to do: stroll through Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Chino Beach.

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Ride a ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Ecuador travel guide

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With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.
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