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Albatross: Ecuador's highlands and Galápagos

16 days from £5,452pp

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Albatross: Ecuador's highlands and Galápagos

16 days from £5,452pp
 

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Sitting at the crossroads of the equator and the high Andes, this small country encompasses an extraordinary diversity of geography and climate, and this comfortable journey takes you to its contrasting landscapes, lifestyles and cultures. The trip begins in the capital, Quito, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, which sits amid a bowl of snow-capped mountains and active volcanoes; and continues south, along the Avenue of the Volcanoes via the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, to the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca and the upland wilderness of Las Cajas National Park.

Leaving the mainland behind, fly 1,000km west over the Pacific to the Galápagos archipelago. This small cluster of islands is home to a wealth of birds and beasts, many of which are ancient and endemic, and your 8 day cruise will introduce you to the highlights of one of the world's most remarkable ecosystems.

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Holiday itinerary

UK clients depart arriving Quito, Ecuador, the same day

Day 1

Transfer to hotel in Quito, overnight in the capital.

Day 2

Guided tour of the city and the Equatorial Monument.

Day 3

Morning in Quito. Head down the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Riobamba.

Day 4

Continue south to Alausi for the Devil's Nose train ride.

Day 5

Continue by bus to Cuenca.

Days 6-7

Explore Cuenca, optional visits to Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

Day 8

Drive from the Andes to the tropical coast at Guayaquil. Stop on the way at Las Cajas National Park.

Day 9

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, embark on your motor cruiser.

Days 10-15

Land excursions from the cruise around the Galápagos Islands

Day 16

Fly to Guayaquil, connect with your extension or your international flight home.

UK clients arrive home the following day.

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Included in this holiday

Quito
Places visited

 
Quito building
Things to do

 
Casona de la Ronda
Accommodation

 

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