Overview & Highlights

This scenic outdoor holiday offers an in depth experience of Ecuador’s traditional Andean culture and a land-based exploration of a select few of the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

  • Mojanda to Otavalo Market walk, with community visits
  • Zuleta Valley hike with Andean cookery lesson
  • Climb Pasachoa peak
  • Hike Pedregal trail in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Climb to the snowline of Cotopaxi volcano
  • Walking city tour in Quito
  • Full programme of daily activities in the Galápagos

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 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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What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

This was a wonderful holiday which exceeded our expectations. The scenery was magnificent, the hotels were always welcoming and comfortable, the tours were all exciting and informative and  our tour leader was always helpful and accommodating. 

WG, Pinner

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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