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Value Ecuador and Galapagos: At a glance

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Value Ecuador and Galapagos: At a glance


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You might have thought that a holiday to the remote Pacific Galápagos islands would be prohibitively expensive. While cruising on a yacht can still be pricey, you now have the option of a land-based visit, where you can get to know one or two islands more intimately, with the option of some exciting outdoor sports thrown in. This holiday bases you at the popular Finch Bay hotel where you are free to choose your experiences from a wide menu. Hiking, biking and snorkelling are popular options, as are visits to the hilly interior of Santa Cruz Island with its giant tortoises. Choose what you fancy most and pay for your excursions locally.

Spend a few days on the mainland too, well worth exploring in its own right. Visit Quito, a colonial hacienda close to Otavalo indigenous market and the self-explanatory Avenue of the Volcanoes, dominated by the towering snow-draped mountain Cotopaxi.

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Day 1

Arrive Quito high in the Andes. Transfer to countryside hotel .

Day 2

Day at leisure to explore the region.

Day 3

Transfer to Quito, guided walking colonial city tour.

Day 4

Full day excursion to the Valley of the Volcanoes and Cotopaxi.

Day 5

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, transfer to hotel on Santa Cruz Island.

Day 6

At leisure in the Galápagos, optional excursions.

Days 7-8

At leisure in the Galápagos, optional excursions.

Day 9

Fly to Guayaquil; connect with international flight.

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What our experts say

A great introduction to Ecuador and the Galápagos, this trip has been created for first-timers to the country. Ideal for families and individuals alike, one of the best things about this trip is the flexibility afforded: choosing and paying for your activities locally means you don’t have to commit to anything until you’re out there. There’s also a wide range of excursions on offer at Finch Bay Hotel so there is something for everyone.


Hannah Waterhouse

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