12 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

12 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

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12 days in Colombia & Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Cartagena, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Quito, Ecuador
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Bogota, Colombia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena route maker .

Toronto, Canada to Cartagena is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Cartagena at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites
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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Walled City of Cartagena ©
Walled City of Cartagena

2
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Relax by the water at La Loberia and Playa Mann. Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Brujo and Playa de Oro. There's more to do: gain insight at Interpretation Center and don't miss a visit to La Casa del Ceibo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cartagena to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

San Cristobal
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La Loberia ©
La Loberia
Cerro Brujo ©
Cerro Brujo
Playa Mann ©
Playa Mann

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
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 Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay and Playa de los Perros. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galeria Aymara and Maprae. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, explore the world behind art at Galeria Exotico Ecuador, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and stop by Chocolapagos Darwin's Favourites.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Ayora trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Ayora can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay ©
Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Playa de los Alemanes ©
Playa de los Alemanes

1
night
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Puerto Villamil, then explore the activities along Laguna de los Diablos, then look for all kinds of wild species at Posada de flamengos, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Villamil vacation maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Posada de flamengos ©
Posada de flamengos

1
night
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Voto Nacional, then admire the landmark architecture of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and finally don't miss a visit to Bordados Zuleta.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Quito trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Quito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bogota trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Quito to Bogota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bogota when traveling from Quito in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Centro de Memoria El Cuartico
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Monserrate ©
Monserrate
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©

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