Ecuadorian paradise par excellence, perfect for getting away from it all.
Let's go to the beach!
A trip to the Galapagos Islands is another essential experience during your time in Quito, a real paradise and true delight for all five senses. These islands form a very unique natural environment, an oasis of peace. Although you'll have to take a plane from Quito airport (you can also visit the islands by boat, but getting from Quito to the coast is rather tricky), the flights are frequent and very well priced, as this is a popular trip for tourists and locals alike. On the Islands of Baltra or Santa Cruz, your only concern will be making the very most of the endless and unforgettable beaches: you can explore them by foot or by boat, go snorkelling and see anything from sea lions to starfish, as well as finches, flamingos and iguanas a little further inland, all under the watchful gaze of the volcano. Now we really can say: welcome to paradise.