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Ecuador And The Galapagos Islands

Exploring Andean Ecuador and the Galapagos where on each island we’ll walk with an expert naturalist guide

  • Half board with seven lunches included

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Holiday Highlights

  • Otavalo Market. The best place in Ecuador for indigenous crafts.
  • Quito. The most appealing capital city in Latin America.
  • The Corridor of Volcanoes. Spectacular views surround you.
  • Chimborazo. We reach the highest point on the holiday at 4800m.
  • The Galapagos. More than live up to the hype. A unique wildlife experience.

Imagine an early stroll along the quay in Puerto Ayora, the pelicans and sea lions gathering in hope of some fisherman’s scraps. The sea lions have been known to relax on the sun loungers whilst waiting. Or picture the sun rising across snow covered Chimborazo on the barren altiplano. Unique experiences to be enjoyed with many others on our holiday to Ecuador

Perhaps the most diverse of all our Latin American holidays, this is as good a microcosm of Latin America as you will find. Starting in the Andes at Quito, the most charismatic of capitals; its colonial centre makes it the most attractive of South America’s capital cities. After some time to explore the area and the famous market at Otavalo, you head south along the corridor of volcanoes, walking under Chimborazo (6,263m). You will learn how the summit of Chimborazo is the furthest point on earth from its centre, and observe and learn more of local life visiting homes, markets and communities along the way. Look out for the classic village scene of women in bowler hats and brightly coloured skirts. These clothes are not for show, they are everyday wear for the Andean ladies.

Cuenca is a beautifully preserved colonial city well worth exploring. Continuing from here you walk in the Cajas National Park where at up to 4000m, this lakeland landscape offers impressive views. From Cajas you descend to Guayaquil with time to walk the Malecon, the redeveloped river front.

You fly to Baltra Island, a small island of the Galapagos where after lunch we continue to Puerto Ayora with time to relax and explore. Next day you travel by boat to Floreana Island to enjoy the wildlife an the relaxed lifestyle. You continue to Isabella Island to enjoy some great walking through volcanic terrain, visit a turtle interpretation centre and hopefully encounter a myriad of diverse Galapagos wildlife.

Returning to Puerto Ayora you can enjoy our last night on the islands. On each island, you’ll walk with an expert naturalist guide to make sure you get plenty of exercise whilst enjoying the huge natural diversity of each island for which the Galapagos are world famous, including sightings of Sea Iguanas and Blue Footed Boobies. 

You fly back to Quito for a final night and some sightseeing before flight back to the UK.

  • Flights from London to Quito and return with en-route stops both ways
  • Internal flights Guayaquil to Baltra and Baltra to Quito
  • En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken in the hotels
  • Dinners taken at the hotels or at local restaurants
  • Seven lunches
  • English speaking local guide throughout
  • All transport to complete the itinerary
  • Water to Go bottle allowing you to reduce your plastic waste.
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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