With magnificent wildlife, awe-inspiring architecture and striking scenery, Ecuador is an incredible adventure for lovers of natural beauty, history and culture.
A place that often goes unsung, Ecuador is an under-appreciated destination with wonders around every corner.
Although the Galapagos islands feature high up on most people’s bucket list, the mainland is a surprising and fascinating place to visit in its own right.
On this inspiring tour, you’ll be able to see some of the world’s highest volcanoes, buzzy colonial cities, wonder at the beauty of hummingbirds in tropical cloud forests, travel on spectacular trains and stay in historic haciendas – all this before you’ve even stepped ashore in the Galapagos!
These incredible volcanic islands are home to a vast variety of flora and fauna, most of which are endemic species. A dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature photographers, we will tour both land and sea to witness the sights of this magical archipelago.
Whether you are looking forward to the wondrous wildlife, breath-taking landscapes, the colonial charm – or all three and more – this unique destination and its welcoming locals are awaiting your adventure.
- Return scheduled flights from the UK
- Stay in hand-picked three-star and four-star accommodation with daily breakfast and eight meals
- Guided walk around the astonishing UNESCO World Heritage sites of Quito and colonial Cuenca
- Discover the wonderful birdlife of the Mindo Cloud Forest, with over 500 species recorded
- Enjoy the amazing views of snow-capped Cotopaxi, the world’s highest active volcano
- Travel on the engineering marvel of the Devil’s Nose Train
- Experience the wonderful architecture and laid-back atmosphere of Cuenca
- Search for bargains in authentic local markets and visit a rose farm in Riobamba
- Explore Ingapirca, the most intriguing Inca ruins in Ecuador
- See how authentic Panama hats are made
- Ride the Pan-American highway along the Avenue of the Volcanoes
- Stay five nights on the Galapagos islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz
- See the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz in the stunning El Chato highland reserve
- Learn about the wildlife conservation work at the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre
- Swim or snorkel with the amazing marine life of the islands, in Isla Lobos lagoon and Academy Bay
- See ‘Lonesome George’ at the famous Charles Darwin Research Station
- The chance to add on an optional zip-line tour in the Mindo Forest
- Personalise your holiday with optional boat trips to the islands of Bartolomé or North Seymour
- The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout
Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
For more information or to book, please call 01283 742300 or click here.
Ecuador & the Galapagos
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