Epic Galapagos & Ecuador tour with thrilling excursions

Galapagos, Mindo, Otavalo, Papallacta & Quito

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The perfect package with flights included

Cotopaxi National Park

Blue Footed Boobie, San Cristóbal Island

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

Casa Judy, Ecuador

Casa Judy, Ecuador

Casa Judy, Ecuador

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

Ecuador and Galapagos: wildlife, rainforests, beaches and more

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You'll start your holiday with one night in a Standard room at the Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil, with breakfast included.

Then, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at the Hotel Silberstein, Puerto Ayora, with breakfast included.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at Hotel Blue Marlin, Galapagos, with breakfast included.

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Standard room at Swissotel, Quito, with breakfast included.

After, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at El Septimo Paraiso, Mindo, with breakfast included.

Then, you will spend one night in a Standard room at the Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo, with breakfast included.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Mountain Lodge Spa Resort, Papallacta, with breakfast included.

Return flights are included from London Heathrow and Manchester to Guayaquil, Ecuador. A 10kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as internal flights and shared transfers.

Please note a visa is required for Ecuador and is not included in the cost of this offer. Please check requirements before travel.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 33% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 28/10/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Fleetway Travel and is ATOL protected (ATOL 2478). 

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)
Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil (one night)

Unipark Hotel is perched beside Guayaquil’s Seminario Park, known for its resident iguana population. Another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winner, it holds an Ecuadorian café and a park-facing sushi bar, along with a Jacuzzi, a state-of-the-art gym and 140 rooms – each complete with a coffeemaker, a minibar and cable TV. Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, café, sushi bar, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, gym, air conditioning, garden

Hotel Silberstein, Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands (two nights)

This charming, low-rise hotel is home to a free-form outdoor pool, complete with wooden bridge and verdant tropical gardens. The welcoming bar overlooks the pool and rooms come complete with Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Amenities: Wi-Fi; swimming pool; air conditioning; restaurant; bar

Hotel Blue Marlin, San Cristóbal, Galápagos Islands (or similar; two nights)

Situated in San Cristobal, this hotel is well known for its experiential fishing excursions. The 14 guest rooms are set across low-story buildings and there's a small outdoor pool and sun loungers. Guest rooms are clean and comfortable, although simple in style.

Amenities: outdoor pool; Wi-Fi; 24-hour reception; air conditioning 

Swissótel Quito (two nights, then one night)

An elegant base situated in the Floresta neighbourhood, this hotel offers luxurious guestrooms alongside two restaurants serving up a selection of international delights, a bar and delicatessen. There’s also a spa, wellness area and fully equipped gym.

Amenities: two restaurants, bar, delicatessen, spa and wellness facilities, Wi-Fi

El Septimo Paraiso, Mindo (two nights)

Rustic-chic living doesn't get much better than this, thanks to TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning El Septimo Paraiso's perfect, cloud forest-surrounded location. This stunning lodge offers cosiness and comfort in spades, with a pool and Jacuzzi for relaxing, while The Cloud restaurant offers home-cooked national and international dishes.

Amenities: restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room, Wi-Fi

Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo (one night)

Stepped in history, with ancient trees and antique stone pathways, this stunning hacienda brings historic Ecuador into the 21st century. Colonial-style rooms are as cosy as can be, with pops of Ecuadorean patterns on throws and cushions. Warm and light are the defining features in the restaurant, where traditional cuisine is served with pride. Elsewhere, an equestrian centre offers tranquil rides through the picturesque surrounds, and moisturising baths, massages and cooking, weaving, embroidery and music classes are all available. This hotel was voted in Ecuador's top 25 small hotels in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2019.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, equestrian centre, spa treatments, cooking and arts classes, trekking and excursions, Wi-Fi

Mountain Lodge Spa Resort, Papallacta (one night)

Located in the small mountain town of Papallacta, near the Amazon rainforest, the hotel's proximity to thermal pools makes this a fabulous final stay. A swimming pool and spa are there to pamper and primp, at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winner.

Amenities: restaurant, swimming pool, spa facilities, Wi-Fi

Good to know

Please note a visa is required for Ecuador and is not included in the cost of this offer. Please check requirements before travel.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please note a Galapagos transit control card (TCC) is mandatory and is checked at the airport in both Quito and Guayaquil before travel to the Galapagos Islands. This will cost US$20 per person (subject to change) as a cash payment. At the airport, Galapagos passengers must present their TCC with their passport and pay the entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park, around US$100 per person.

We strongly recommend consulting your GP regarding the possible side effects of altitude sickness before you travel.

For more information or to make a booking by telephone, please call 02039177167.
Unipark Hotel, Clemente Ballén 406 y, Chile 406, Guayaquil 090313, Ecuador (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Heathrow and Manchester to Guayaquil (via Bogotá, Colombia), with British Airways, Avianca, Iberia and KLM.

A 10kg hand luggage and a 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as internal flights and shared transfers.


From Manchester to Guayaquil with BA, Iberia and KLM (via Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and Paris, and Bogotá, Quito and Panama): 
  • Outbound from London Heathrow to Guayaquil:
  • Departing London Heathrow between 06.30 and 09.00, arriving into Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Paris between 09.00 and 11.55
  • Departing Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Paris between 10.00 and 14.35, arriving into Bogotá, Quito or Panama between 14.40 and 20.00
  • Departing Bogotá, Quito or Panama between 12.20 and 21.35, arriving into Guayaquil between 18.20 and 23.14
  • Inbound from Quito to London Heathrow: 
  • Departing Quito at 10.40, arriving into Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Paris at 21.25
  • Departing Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Paris at 14.35, arriving into London Heathrow at 16.25 (the following day)


From Manchester to Guayaquil with BA, Avianca and KLM (via Amsterdam and Paris, and Quito and Panama):
  • Outbound from Manchester to Guayaquil:
  • Departing Manchester between 05.00 and 09.25, arriving into Amsterdam or Paris between 08.15 and 11.55
  • Departing Amsterdam or Paris between 10.00 and 13.55, arriving into Quito or Panama between 14.40 and 17.45
  • Departing Quito or Panama between 16.00 and 21.35, arriving into Guayaquil between 17.00 and 23.57

  • Inbound from Quito to Manchester:
  • Departing Quito at 15.13, arriving into Amsterdam or Paris at 21.25
  • Departing Amsterdam or Paris at 16.35, arriving into London Heathrow at 21.35 (the following day) 


Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Fleetway Travel, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

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