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Chet Tomczyk
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Chet Tomczyk | (309) 657-3227

January 13-25, 2019 - "The Galapagos Islands & Ecuador"

Journey to Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Quito & Otavalo
$6,499 per person based on double occupancy from Peoria.

You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Bartolome Galapagos - Bartolome is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island and holds some of the most beautiful landscapes in the archipelago.

Ecuador - geographically Ecuador is a small country yet is uniquely endowed with a dramatic topography and a variety of climatic zones, vegetation, birds and wildlife. Without ever leaving the country, the traveler can move in a matter of hours from jungle-rainforest to the high slopes of the Andes, and then down to the Pacific coast, while observing a breathtaking panorama of scenery and nature. On route you will be able to follow the courses of rivers broad and narrow; rest along the shores of pristine lakes; explore mysterious caves and marvel at unique plant and animal species that have evolved undisturbed on isolated islands in the pacific - the Galapagos Islands. From the highlands to sea level, Ecuador's fascinating diversity is echoed by its people whose cultural origins and traditions continue to be formed by their immediate geographical environment.
  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Peoria to O’Hare Airport
  • Round trip air transportation from Chicago to Guayaquil and return from Quito, Ecuador via American Airlines regularly scheduled flights
  • Round trip domestic flights to Galapagos Islands
  • 12 nights of First Class hotel accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Seven included lunches & one box lunch
  • Five included dinners.
  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Witness nature’s beauty and wonder on several of the Galapagos Islands including Baltra, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and more
  • Quito City Tour
  • Tour Otavalo famous market
  • Visit Laguna Cuicocha
  • Visit Cotopaxxi National Park
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person at all hotels
  • All airline taxes and current fuel surcharges
Not included: gratuity to guide and driver, beverages with included lunches or dinners

For reservations call Chet Tomczyk (309) 657-3227. Space is limited, call today to book your seat.
Otavalo’s Indian Market
Explore Otavalo’s Indian open-air market, well known for its typical crafts and textiles, including brightly woven Alpaca scarves and tapestries woven with indigenous designs.
Cathedral of Quito
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, known simply as la Catedral, is the Catholic cathedral in Quito, Ecuador. Located on the southwestern side of the Plaza de la Independencia.
The Galápagos tortoises are native to seven of the Galápagos Islands with lifespans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. In captivity 170 yrs.
Map of Ecuador
The Galápagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean.

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