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Active Ecuador and Galapagos: Hiking, cycling and horse riding

12 days from £6,000pp

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Active Ecuador and Galapagos: Hiking, cycling and horse riding


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Sitting at the crossroads of the equator and the high Andes, Ecuador encompasses an extraordinary diversity of geography and climate. The country is compact and easy to get around, so journeys tend to be short and scenic, leaving you plenty of time to explore.

It’s an ideal destination too for lovers of active adventures, and gradually excellent services are being introduced, using reliable equipment and qualified guides. Let your spirit fly with an exhilarating downhill bike ride through cloud forest, a hike around a glacial volcanic lake and maybe a horse ride across wind-buffeted steppe with a rim of snowy volcanoes beyond.

Fly to the Galápagos Islands and hop by motor-launch between 3 of the most interesting and diverse islands, Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela. Hike a volcano, kayak around white-sand beaches, swim and snorkel with sea-lions. and eyeball  iguanas.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel in a rural location outside the city.

Day 2

A biking descent to Mindo cloud forest.

Day 3

Observe cock-of-the-rock birds; by road to Otavalo area and hike round volcanic lake Cuicocha.

Day 4

Visit Otavalo market; mountain biking in Cotapaxi National Park.

Day 5

Horse riding.

Day 6

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, visit Santa Cruz highlands, boat to Floreana Island.

Day 7

Explore Floreana; hiking and kayaking.

Day 8

Boat to Isabela Island, explore.

Day 9

Hike to Sierra Negra volcano.

Day 10

Speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, transfer to Baltra, fly to Guayaquil.

Day 11

Transfer to airport for flight home.

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Red bird
Thing to do

Spot the cock of the rock bird

El Crater Hotel

El Crater Hotel


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