Epic Galapagos & Ecuador tour with thrilling excursions

Galapagos, Mindo, Otavalo, Papallacta & Quito

Flights included Flights included

The perfect package with flights included

Blue Footed Boobie, San Cristóbal Island

Cotopaxi National Park

Sea Lions, San Cristóbal Island

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil

Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Santa Cruz Tortoise reserve

Hotel Silberstein, Puerto Ayora

Hotel Silberstein, Puerto Ayora

Santa Cruz Tortoise reserve

Lava Tube, Santa Cruz

Blue Footed Boobie, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Hotel Blue Marlin, Isla de San Cristóbal

Hotel Blue Marlin, Isla de San Cristóbal

Sea Lion, San Cristóbal Island

Iguanas, San Cristóbal Island

Charles Darwin Research Center

Kicker Rock, San Cristóbal Island

Sea Lions, San Cristóbal Island

Swissotel, Quito

Swissotel, Quito

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

Pululahua Crater

El Septimo Paraiso, Mindo

El Septimo Paraiso, Mindo

Hummingbird, Mindo Cloud Forest

Mindo Cloud Forest

Toucan, Mindo Cloud Forest

Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo

Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo

Otavalo

Otavalo

Mountain Lodge Spa Resort

Mountain Lodge Spa Resort

Cotacachi-Cayapas

Cotopaxi National Park

Release your inner Attenborough with a trip to the wildlife-strewn Galapagos Islands, plus cloud forest and national park stays - includes excursions, breakfast and all travel

Day 1: UK - Guayaquil

After an overnight flight, touch down in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city. This is the country’s largest and most prolific port, and you’ll have time to explore on arrival before a briefing in the evening.

Day 2: Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)

Today you’ll fly to Baltra, the gateway to the Galapagos. On arrival, transfer by boat to Santa Cruz, home to a population of incredible giant tortoises, and visit a private ranch for lunch before heading out to see the Galapagos’ most iconic inhabitants. After the tour, drive to your hotel to settle in. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 3: Santa Cruz

Start today off with a tour of Academy Bay, and get ready to snorkel. Admire the awe-inspiring marine life, from colourful fish to sea lions. If luck is on your side, you’ll spot rare blue-footed boobies, then climb to a nearby viewpoint for jaw-dropping vistas, and finish off the morning visiting sea iguanas sunbathing. (Meals: breakfast, packed lunch)

Day 4: Santa Cruz - San Cristobal

Embark on a morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation of these incredible landscapes. In the afternoon, whizz across the seas to San Cristobal, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: San Cristobal - Isla Lobos - San Cristobal

Venture to Isla Lobos for more wildlife spotting, wander the white-sand beaches and paddle in the crystal-clear waters, then return to San Cristobal. Spend the afternoon at Frigate Hill witnessing the birds nesting, then round off the day with a sundowner cocktail on Playa Man Bay. (Meals: breakfast, packed lunch)

Day 6: San Cristobal - Quito

Enjoy a final Galapagos breakfast, then fly back to Quito and spend the night. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Quito

Spend a day at leisure in Quito, exploring the city, or opt for a city tour or Quilotoa Loop excursion (at additional cost). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Quito - Mindo

This morning, drive to see the equator and relish the chance to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres. On the way, visit the Pululahua Crater, the third-largest inhabited volcano crater in the world, then continue to Mindo, a little town tucked away in the cloud forest. On arrival, take a cocoa tour. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Mindo

Adventure is on the cards today: traverse the cloud forest by cable car, hiking along waterfalls. In the afternoon, opt for one of several adrenaline activities, including white water rafting, tubing or canopy zip-lining (at additional cost), then visit the butterfly sanctuary. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Mindo - Otavalo - Cotacachi

Visit the indigenous town of Otavalo today, famous for its market. Wander the streets and browse the traditional wares on offer, then drive to Cotacachi in the afternoon. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)

Day 11: Cotacachi - Papallacta

Visit Cotacachi Ecological Reserve, to hike around Cuiocha Crater Lake. Take a boat to the centre of the lake to see the water bubbling up from the centre of the volcano, then visit a local village called Peguche and enjoy a locally cooked lunch. Finish in Papallacta, famous for its hot springs. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 12: Papallacta - Cotapaxi National Park - Quito

Take a quick dip in the hot springs, then drive to magical Cotapaxi, surrounded by an equally magical national park. You’ll drive to Limpiopungo Lake, admiring the incredible volcano, then drive back to Quito. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 13: Quito - UK

Depart for the UK this morning, bidding adios to Ecuador. (Meals: breakfast) 

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