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Ecuador and Galapagos Wonders

13 Day Tour of Ecuador & The Galápagos  |  2 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  | Price £4,099 per person

Experience the outstanding combination of culture, colourful markets and the imposing Cotopaxi volcano with a once-in-a-lifetime stay on the Galapagos islands, for unforgettable wildlife encounters in the land of evolution.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart UK
Day 2 – 3 – Quito
Day 4 – 5 – Cotopaxi
Day 6 – 11 - Galapagos
Day 12 – Depart The Galapagos
Day 13 – Arrive UK

Inclusions

  • Make Your Day Individual on days 3 and 11
  • International and domestic flights in economy class
  • 3* and 4* charming accommodation
  • Tour Leader throughout plus expert local guides
  • All entrance fees and excursions as stated
  • Meals as stated
  • All transport
  • A Water-to-Go reusable filter bottle per person
  • An exclusive Latin Routes backpack per booking


Group Tour

This holiday is a group tour, and you will be travelling with a guide and up to 16 like-minded passengers. All our departures are guaranteed.

Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

Itinerary

13 Day Tour of Ecuador & The Galápagos  |  2 Departures  |  Max Group Size: 16  | Price £4,099 per person

Day 1 – Depart UK

Take an overnight flight to Quito.


Day 2 – Quito

Land in the Ecuadorian capital, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Latin America and settle into your hotel and start exploring.

Hotel Casona de la Ronda or similar 


Day 3 – Quito - Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

Cultural Experience - Quito Colonial Centre

Beautiful Quito is a city of rich history and narrow cobblestone street lined with whitewashed walls and, rising above, the steeples and cupolas of its many spectacularly decorated churches. This walking tour is the best way to discover the charm and beauty of the capital.

Adventure Experience - Quito Teleferico

Quito lies at around 2,800 metres but if you want to go higher to enjoy stunning views of the city ride the Teleferico up to over 4,000 metres for an unforgettable experience and unique picture moments. 

Unique Experience - Middle of the World and Pululahua Crater

In what capital of the world can you stand in both hemispheres? In Quito’s Ciudad Mitad del Mundo you can! Enjoy this unique experience followed by a walk along the rim of an extinct volcano at Pululahua crater. 

Hotel Casona de la Ronda or similar – Meals: Breakfast


Day 4 – Quito To Cotopaxi

Markets are an intrinsic part of Ecuadorian culture and this is where locals buy most of their supplies. You will visit a typical market and will stop for a gentle hike at Pita waterfall before reaching your accommodation lodge just outside Cotopaxi National Park.

Chilcabamba Lodge – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 5 – Cotopaxi

Be prepared for amazing landscapes and one of the most beautifully symmetrical volcanoes in the world! Weather permitting you will be able to see the perfect snow-capped summit and if you wish, can undertake the 2 hours hike to Cotopaxi’s J. Ribas refuge at 4,800 metres. 

Chilcabamba Lodge – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6-  Fly To The Galapagos

Fly to Baltra Island, the gateway to the Galapagos. You will visit the famous Giant Tortoises farm and will admire these wonderful animals roaming in the wild. Your accommodation is in a privileged position high on the highlands with fantastic views and is a combination of raised safari tents and tree houses.

Galapagos Magic Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7 - Santa Cruz Island

Embark a comfortable motor yacht and enjoy an excursion to one of the nearby islands. The expert crew will welcome you aboard and a knowledgeable naturalist guide will offer deep insights into the natural history of the islands. 

Galapagos Magic Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8 – Santa Cruz To Isabela Island

Today you will take a speedboat to one of the most famous of all Galapagos Islands. Isabela is one of the youngest and the biggest in the archipelago and offers not only a wealth of different wildlife species but also some of the most dramatic landscapes. You will visit the island’s breeding centre in the morning and later in the day you can snorkel in Tintoreras islands, where you may spot white tipped sharks, sea lions, turtles, rays and penguins. 

Isamar Hotel or similar – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 9 – Isabela Island

Be ready for one of the most unforgettable days as you will spend it exploring Isabela’s highlands. Hike up to the crater of the Sierra Negra Volcano followed by a trek along the rim of Volcan Chico. The otherworldly landscapes will appear to be utterly desolate, however, you will encounter plenty of wildlife and enjoy amazing views of Isabela and its neighbouring islands. A deserved relaxing break on the beaches of Puerto Villamil will await at the end of the day. 

Isamar Hotel or similar – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 10 – Isabela Island

In the morning you will snorkel through a maze of small islands and arches in the company of fish, sea turtles and the occasional white tipped shark. In the afternoon you will hike the Wetlands Trail where you can see colonies of marine iguanas and several types of mangrove trees. 

Isamar Hotel or similar – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 11 – Santa Cruz - Make Your Day Individual

On this day, you'll have the opportunity to choose one of these three activities, to experience this incredible place in just the way you want.

In the morning you will take a boat back to Santa Cruz Island.

Wildlife Experience - Tortuga Bay & Charles Darwin

Walk to the beautiful beach of Tortuga Bay where you can spot marine iguanas, go for a swim, snorkel or just relax on the sandy beach. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre where Galapagos' most important conservation projects are carried out.

Gastronomic Experience - Local Cooking Class

The Galapagos Islands are not just about the wildlife but also about the local life of their inhabitants. Discover how thousands of people have made this magical place their home through their local cooking traditions.

Unique Experience - Garrapatero Beach

Lesser known than Tortuga Bay, this beach is an idyllic place to swim, relax and admire the ever present and unique wildlife of the Galapagos going about its daily activities. 

Hotel Fiesta or similar - Meals: Breakfast


Day 12 – Depart The Galapagos

Your tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos has come to an end. In the morning you will catch a flight to mainland Ecuador to connect with your international flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 13 – Arrive UK

Today you will land back in the UK.


Ready to book your group tour? Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch or, call our Travel Specialists on 0203 859 9225.

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