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Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos Overview

Sitting at the crossroads of the equator and the high Andes, the republic of Ecuador encompasses an extraordinary diversity of geography and climate, and this comfortable classic group journey takes you to its contrasting landscapes, lifestyles and cultures. In addition, there’s a week spent cruising the wildlife theatre of the Galápagos Islands.

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 Optional excursion to Otavalo and its market.

Day 4 Travel through the Avenue of the Volcanoes 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, Saturday.

Single supplement for mainland only : £432

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Reviews of this holiday

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Rod, 2 Apr 2019
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Our trip started with a three night stay at Mashpi Lodge which was an excellent experience in the cloud forest. This was ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Mrs J L 17, 28 May 2017
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The Galápagos are a unique destination and did not fail to impress. Each day was different, each island was different. And ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by lindy loo, 8 Feb 2017
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Trip to Ecuador (Quito and Mndo) and Gapagos cruise (MV Grace) read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Christy, 3 Aug 2016
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Having listened to what makes me tick an itinerary was organised for 2 days in Quito, 8 day cruise in the Galapagos (Seaman ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Dave D, 31 May 2016
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We had a wonderful time on the JLA Albatross Tour of Ecuador and the Galapagos. The Galapagos islands were all we hoped ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Katie S, 21 Mar 2016
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A wonderful trip to Quito, the Napo wildlife centre and the Galapagos on the Grace. All completely wonderful - mind blowingly ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by DavidHT, 20 Feb 2016
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Excellent organisation, guides, transport (mostly) and great success for us. Partially group tour and partially extensions... read more

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Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Rod, 2 Apr 2019
Traveller rating:

Our trip started with a three night stay at Mashpi Lodge which was an excellent experience in the cloud forest. This was ... read more

Ecuador's highlands & Galapagos by Mrs J L 17, 28 May 2017
Traveller rating:

The Galápagos are a unique destination and did not fail to impress. Each day was different, each island was different. And ... read more