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Highlights of Ecuador with Galapagos Extension

Straddling the equator on the west coast of South America, the country of Ecuador has it all.
- Ecuador

Duration

16 Day(s)

Includes

Tours and Excursions

Board Basis

Bed and Breakfast

16 Day

Highlights of Ecuador with Galapagos Extension

From $ 3199/pp

OVERVIEW

From the immense Amazon rainforest to the magnificent Andes mountains and from cosmopolitan cities to the remains of ancient Incan towns – this only scratches the surface of what this incredible country has to offer. See Ecuador from a different perspective: traverse valleys by cable car, hike to the summit of a volcano, and even swing over a deep canyon. Starting in Quito, the country’s atmospheric capital city, head into the Andes mountains to browse markets and meet locals before diving deep into the Amazon rainforest for scenic hikes and unforgettable views. Stand at the furthest point away from the centre of the earth on the Chimborazo Volcano’s summit and hurtle through the Andean valley on the most exhilarating train ride of your life.


Then you can choose to extend your trip and hop from island to island to discover the outstanding Galápagos archipelago, in just five days you will experience otherworldly landscapes and become acquainted with exceptional wildlife.





Itinerary

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Includes

  • All Meals On Cruise
  • Tours and Excursions
  • Accommodation
  • Internal Flights
  • International flights
Arrival in Quito
Day: 1 | Arrival in Quito

Private transfer to your hotel

Transfer to your hotel in Quito, located in the foothills of the Pichincha volcano.


The rest of the day is at leisure to help acclimatise to the high altitude.

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Quito
Day: 2 | Quito

Walking tour of Quito

After breakfast, head out on a walking tour of Quito. Explore the narrow streets of the old town and visit important monuments including, Basílica del Vot... ...read more

Travel to Otavalo Market
Day: 3 | Travel to Otavalo Market

Take an early departure from Quito and drive north through the majestic Andes Mountains. Make a brief stop at a viewpoint to admire the San Pablo Lake, edged b... ...read more

Hummingbird Sanctuary
Day: 4 | Hummingbird Sanctuary

Visit Guango Reserve

Get up bright and early for a scenic drive towards the Amazon Rainforest. Watch the landscape and vegetation change dramatically as we descend. Stop off en-route at the Guango Reserve ... ...read more

Amazon ainforest
Day: 5 | Amazon ainforest

Trek through the rainforest and visit a Kichwa Village

After breakfast, hike into the famous Amazon Rainforest with a knowledgeable guide who will teach you about native plants and their medicinal properties. Search for exotic wildlife suc... ...read more

The Road of Waterfalls -Baños
Day: 6 | The Road of Waterfalls -Baños

Explore the popular waterfalls

Enjoy breakfast before making your way to Rio Verde in the Sangay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Here, you will hike down to the Pailon Del Diablo, Ecu... ...read more

Baños
Day: 7 | Baños

Try the famous Swing at The End of the World

This morning you will visit the Casa del Arbol. A seismic monitoring station with a difference. Located in a tree, it is used to monitor the nearby M... ...read more

Chimborazo Volcano
Day: 8 | Chimborazo Volcano

Travel to the highest mountain in Ecuador

Drive through winding valleys and rustic farming villages this morning to reach Chimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador with an elevation of over 2... ...read more

Travel to Cuenca
Day: 9 | Travel to Cuenca

Enjoy a train ride to the Devil's Nose and onto Cuenca

After an early breakfast, take a scenic drive to the small town of Alausí to catch the train to the Devil’s Nose. Enjoy a thrilling journey as the train zig-za... ...read more

Travel back to Quito
Day: 10 | Travel back to Quito

Tour of Cuena, Chordeleg and Gualaceo before flight back to Quito

Begin the day with a tour through the stunning city of Cuenca. You will visit notable places such as Calderon Square, the New Cathedral, the picturesque El Bar... ...read more

Return flight
Day: 11 | Return flight

Departure or extend and fly to the Galápagos Islands

Today you are at leisure until your return flight home or you may wish to extend your trip and add the Galapagos Islands.


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Experience

Optional Cruise

The itinerary from this day onwards is an example of an optional Galapagos cruise. Prices starting from £2999 or $3999

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Cruise the Galapagos Islands
Day: 12 | Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Visit the popular Rabida Island and Chinese Hat

Visit Rabida, the Galápagos' most striking island. The cliff framed, red-sand beaches are an excellent place for hundreds of sea lions to make their home.... ...read more

Cruise the Galapagos Islands
Day: 13 | Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Explore the surprising Genovesa Island

Spend this morning at Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island. A small-scale site that is packed full of surprises, you will cross a variety of terrains from coral sand beaches to rugged lava fo... ...read more

Cruise the Galapagos Islands
Day: 14 | Cruise the Galapagos Islands

Bartolomé Island

Look forward to a morning spent on the shores of Bartolomé, the island offers some of the best panoramas and wildest landscapes of the entire archipelago. The ... ...read more

Final day cruising, return flight
Day: 15 | Final day cruising, return flight

Seek out the giant tortoise before taking your return flight

Get ready for an exciting morning searching for the giant tortoise endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Creep along muddy pools and scalesia woodlands to find the... ...read more

Departure
Day: 16 | Departure

At leisure before transfer to airport

Have breakfast before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.

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