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Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean

15 days from £6,052pp

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Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean

15 days from £6,052pp
 

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Travel to Quito: Ecuador’s capital surrounded by snow-capped mountains and active volcanoes. Explore Quito and go 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.

Fly from the port of Guayaquil to the Galápagos Islands for a-6-day cruise.It was on a similar trip 200 years ago that Darwin returned to the archipelago to write the seminal book ‘On the Origin of Species’. Step into his shoes and explore the diversity of land and marine life which inhabit these enchanting islands. A holiday in the Galápagos is a totally unique experience, inevitably rewarding, richly educational, blissfully tranquil, and photogenic.

You’ll sail on a first class, compact motor cruiser offering an intimate and informal atmosphere favoured by those who prefer the laid-back approach of smaller craft. You will have ample opportunity to make new friends among people with shared interests. In addition to landings on the islands you will have the opportunity to snorkel or swim with sea-lions.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of colonial Quito.

Day 3

By road to Otavalo in the Andean highlands, visit Otavalo market overnight in hacienda.

Day 4

Guided excursions to Lake Cuicocha

Day 5

By road or rail down Avenue of the Volcanoes; visit Cotopaxi National Park, overnight at an hacienda.

Day 6

Visit local artisan markets, overnight in Riobamba.

Day 7

Take the train down the Devil’s Nose, continue via Ingapirca ruins to Cuenca.

Day 8

At leisure in colonial Cuenca, Ecuador’s second city.

Day 9

By road down to the tropical coast of Guayaquil via a stop at Las Cajas National Park.

Day 10

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, board Galápagos Odyssey

Days 11-14

Land excursions from the cruise around the Galápagos Islands.

Day 15

Fly to Guayaquil, connect with international flight home.

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Included in this holiday

Quito
Places visited

Quito


 
Quito building
Thing to do

Walking tour of colonial Quito


 
Casona de la Ronda
Accommodation

Casona de la Ronda


 

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