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Walking in Ecuador and Galapagos

12 days from £5,393pp

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Walking in Ecuador and Galapagos


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With gentle hillwalking and a couple of a bit more challenging climbs, this holiday offers a unique perspective on the deeply traditional rural lifestyle of the indigenous Andean communities in Ecuador while at the same time you appreciate glorious mountain scenery.   

Having explored the markets, craft villages and fertile valleys studded with snow-clad volcanoes, you will fly to the Galápagos Islands - rather than join as more conventional cruise you’ll spend for a few days discovering a select few of the contrasting islands from an intimate lodge-based perspective, with walks, water-based activities and short trips by motor launch.  The famous trusting wildlife is everywhere to be seen, both from afar and way up close.   

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Quito, continue by road to Otavalo.

Day 2

Visit Andean craft villages and Otavalo market.

Day 3

Trek from Zuleta to Cotopaxi.

Day 4

Climb Pasochoa peak 4,200m.

Day 5

Hike the Pedregal Trail in Cotopaxi National Park.

Day 6

Climb to the snowline on Cotopaxi volcano, 5,100m.

Day 7

Quito: walking city tour.

Day 8

Fly to Baltra in the Galápagos Islands.

Day 9

Explore Bartolomé Island.

Day 10

Discover Santa Cruz and Floreana Islands.

Day 11

Exploring the Floreana Highlands.

Day 12

Return to the mainland for your international flight.

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What our experts say

This is an active holiday perfect for anyone who enjoys hiking in magnificent landscapes and has an interest in learning about indigenous cultures, exploring traditional markets and discovering fascinating wildlife along the way


Natalie Paiva

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Included in this holiday

Places visited

Quito building
Things to do

Casa Mojanda


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