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9-Night Galapagos Tour from Quito: San Cristobal, Isabela, Florena and Santa Cruz Island

9-Night Galapagos Tour from Quito: San Cristobal, Isabela, Florena and Santa Cruz Island
Duration:
10 days
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Come face to face with a dizzying array of wildlife on this nine-night tour to the Galapagos Islands, including San Cristobal, Isabela, Floreana and Santa Cruz. Start with a guided tour of Quito's Old Town, followed by a round-trip flight to Galapagos National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll discover pirate caves, hike the active Sierra Negra Volcano and visit the Charles Darwin Research Center on this expedition of unparalleled beauty. Spot nesting frigates, playful dolphins, ancient tortoises and Galapagos penguins as you hike, bike, kayak, snorkel and swim!

7-Day Private Tour: Quito, Cotopaxi and Surroundings

7-Day Private Tour: Quito, Cotopaxi and Surroundings
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7 days
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Enjoy a 7-day private tour in which you will explore Quito and visit its surroundings including Otavalo, the Middle of the World Monument, Quilotoa Lagoon, Cotopaxi and Papallacta Hot Springs. On this tour, you will truly enjoy the best of what the Andes has to offer.

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Quito International Airport

Where is Quito Airport?  


Quito has one of the best-preserved historic centres in the Americas, and it was the 2nd UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites ever declared (the 1st was Krakow). 


Quito's city limits come within 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) of the equator, or "la mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world); downtown Quito is just 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of zero latitude. Ecuador is Spanish for equator, and, yes, there is a marker you can visit.


Quito International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU), officially Mariscal Sucre International Airport, also referred to as Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Sucre Airport or simply Quito Airport, is situated in Tababela parish, 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of central Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. The new Quito airport, opened in 2013, is named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence.


Quito Airport served 6,010,00 passengers in 2013, making it the busiest airport in Ecuador, ane one of the busiest in South America.


Airlines that fly to Quito Airport include AeroGal, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Lacsa, LAN Airlines, SAEREO, TACA Airlines, TAME and United Airlines.


There are flights to Quito Airport from Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Colombia, Curaçao, Caracas, Esmeraldas, Havana, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Medellin, Miami, Montego Bay, Panama City, São Paulo, San Cristóbal, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile and Varadero, among many others.


Your best bet for a new Quito Airport transfer is the shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.


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Be aware that due to traffic and roads, the travel time between Quito and Quito Airport takes 60-90 minutes, possibly more. Locals recommend you allow 2 hours. Combined with a recommended check-in time of 3 hours for international flights, that's 5 hours. 

 

Quito Airport services include:


  • Duty free shopping
  • Internet cafes
  • Left luggage facilities
  • Tourist information

 

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Additional Quito Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 6 Mar 2016