Superb Ecuador tour of the Andes, Amazon & Galápagos

Quito, Tena, Lasso, Baños, Galápagos & Guayaquil

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Baños

Amazon rainforest

Galápagos Islands

Quito

Mercure Hotel, Alameda, Quito

Quito Roman Catholic Cathedral

Equator line, Quito

Itamandi EcoLodge, Tena

Itamandi EcoLodge, Tena

Baños waterfall

Sangay Spa, Baños

Sangay Spa, Baños

Quilotoa Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano

La Ciénega, Lasso

Galápagos Islands

Sea lions, Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Hotel Fiesta, Santa Cruz

Hotel Fiesta, Santa Cruz

Giant tortoise, Santa Cruz

Sea lions, Galápagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz

Sea lions, Galápagos Islands

Guayaquil

Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil

Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil

Galápagos Islands

Enthralling Ecuador: the Amazon and Galapagos

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Up to -39% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Standard room at Mercure Hotel Alameda Quito with breakfast included.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Matrimonial room at Itamandi EcoLodge, Tena, on a half-board basis with one lunch included.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Standard Double room at Sangay Spa Hotel, Baños, with breakfast included.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Double room at Hacienda La Ciénega, Lasso, with breakfast included.

Next, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at Mercure Hotel Alameda Quito with breakfast included.

Then, you'll spend four nights in a Double room at Hotel Fiesta, Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, with breakfast included.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard Double room at Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil, with breakfast included.

Please note that if the advertised hotel is unavailable for your selected dates, it will be swapped with one of similar standards. Please visit our supplier Exoticca's website for more information.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide as per the itinerary:

- Tour of Quito

- Visit to the Middle of the World monument (Ciudad Mitad del Mundo)

- Excursion to Otavalo in the middle of the Andean highlands, with visits to the local communities like the Peguche and Cotacachi;

- Visit to the hot springs in Papallacta

- Canoe rides in the Amazon

- Nature walk through the rainforest;

- Visit to an Amazonian Kichwa community in La Selva;

- Visit to the Yana Cocha Rescue Centre for Amazonian animals;

- Visit to the Pailón del Diablo waterfall;

- Visit to Quilotoa Lagoon

- Visit to Tigua, a group of communities famous for their paintings

- Visit to Cotopaxi National Park and the Cotopaxi Volcano

- Visit to a private ranch in the highlands of Santa Cruz, with opportunities to spot giant tortoises and a traditional lunch included

- Tour of Puerto Ayora Bay to spot wildlife

- Gentle walk to Tortuga Beach

- Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station

A number of optional excursions and travel insurance can purchased for additional costs. These can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking and must be selected before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's own website.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Quito, Ecuador, returning from Guayaquil. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage per person are included, as per the airline's terms and conditions.

Shared air-conditioned transfers and domestic flights (Quito - Galapagos - Guayaquil) are also included.

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.

You will also be kindly asked to contribute $6 per person to the community of La Selva on day five.

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.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

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

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% 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 02/09/2019.

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

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

Enjoy a vivacious, action-packed natural adventure to beautiful Ecuador, taking in mountains, the Amazon rainforest and the stunning Galápagos Islands - includes breakfast, excursions and all travel

Day 1: UK - Quito

Depart the UK for the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Day 2: Quito

Take a guided tour of some of the most emblematic sights of Quito, including the Historic Centre - a declared World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, head to the impressive Middle of the World monument, which marks the Equatorial Line. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Quito – Otavalo – Quito


Enjoy an excursion to Otavalo, in the middle of the Andean highlands, to visit Otavalo Market - one of South America's largest indigenous markets. Later, visit some of the local communities, like the Peguche and Cotacachi, before returning to Quito. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Quito – Papallacta – Tena

Depart for the jungle in the east of Ecuador, stopping to see Papallacta's hot springs en route. Continue to the edge of the Amazon, taking a canoe ride along the river. Arrive at your eco lodge in Tena in time for dinner and enjoy a night walk to get to know the nocturnal wildlife. (Meals: breakfast and dinner)

Day 5: Tena - La Selva - Tena

Take an early morning canoe ride to visit the Parrot Saladero - a unique place where parrots and parakeets gather to feed. Return to the lodge for breakfast, before heading out on a rainforest nature walk. After lunch, visit an Amazonian Kichwa community in La Selva to learn about their way of life. Try a traditional fermented cassava drink and enjoy a dance by the children. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6: Tena - Puyo - Baños

Transfer by canoe and travel by road to Puyo, where you can visit the YanaCocha Rescue Centre for Amazonian animals. Continue towards Baños and stop en route at the wonderful Pailón del Diablo waterfall. Arrive in Baños, a subtropical area famous for its hot springs, and check into your hotel. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Baños


Spend the day at leisure in Baños. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Baños - Quilotoa – Tigua – Lasso


Set off for Quilotoa Lagoon, a mesmerising crater lagoon that changes colour according to the sun's rays. Then visit Tigua, a group of communities famous for their paintings. Continue along the volcano route northwards towards Lasso and check into your hotel. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Lasso - Cotopaxi – Quito

In the morning visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano (Ecuador’s tallest) with its perfect cone shape. Head back to Quito and check into your hotel. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Quito – Galápagos (Santa Cruz)

Fly to Baltra, in the Galápagos Islands. From Baltra, transfer to Santa Cruz, stopping in the highlands to see the famous giant tortoises. After lunch at a local ranch, take a walking tour, before checking into your Santa Cruz hotel. (Meals: breakfast and lunch)

Day 11: Galápagos (Santa Cruz)


This morning, tour Puerto Ayora Bay to see its sea turtles (if you're lucky enough to spot one) and abundance of wildlife. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 12: Galápagos (Santa Cruz)

Spend the day at leisure or take an optional (chargeable) boat trip to an uninhabited island to see rare wildlife, with lunch and snorkelling equipment included. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 13: Galápagos (Santa Cruz)

Explore the island of Santa Cruz with a local guide. Take a gentle walk to Tortuga Beach and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to understand more about the local flora and fauna. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 14: Galápagos (Santa Cruz) - Guayaquil

Head back to the mainland, make your way to Guayaquil and check into your city centre hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 15: Guayaquil – UK

After breakfast, fly back home on an overnight flight.
Hotel Mercure Almeda Quito (three nights, then one night)

Situated in the heart of the lively Mariscal district, the understated Hotel Mercure Almeda Quito puts you within a stone’s throw of Plaza Foch’s numerous restaurants and bars. There’s a bistro restaurant and a café for all your foodie needs, as well as the Globewalker Bar for sundowners, nightcaps and everything in between. There’s Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Amenities: bistro restaurant, café, bar, gym, garden, Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, shop, tour desk, laundry service, airport shuttle

Itamandi Eco Lodge, Tena (two nights)

Itamandi EcoLodge is a gorgeous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winner in the jungle, boasting lovely hardwood-floored accommodation with plush beds and en-suites, all surrounded by lush rainforest. There’s a sparkling pool by a restaurant with outdoor seating - perfect for enjoying an ice cold beer or two while listening to the sounds of the jungle.

Amenities: outdoor pool, bar, restaurant, sun terrace, en suite bathroom, garden, 24-hour reception

Sangay Spa Hotel, Baños (two nights)

Sangay Spa Hotel resides among the forests and waterfalls of Baños, along the northern foothills of Tungurahua’s volcano. Its extensive facilities include a karaoke area, an outdoor pool, a gym, a sun terrace, barbecue facilities and squash and tennis courts – along with the namesake spa, of course.

Amenities: spa and wellness facilities, outdoor pool, sun terrace, restaurant, gym, tennis and squash courts, Wi-Fi

Hacienda La Ciénega, Lasso (one night)

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Hacienda La Cienaga dates back more than 400 years, making it one of Ecuador’s oldest haciendas. A luxury boutique getaway, it resides on the Cotopaxi slopes, placing you within walls of volcanic stone. Décor is elegant and traditional, maintaining the historic atmosphere, and the restaurant serves delicious Ecuadorian and international fare.

Amenities: restaurant, garden, bar, Wi-Fi, laundry service, en suite bathroom, tour desk, outdoor fireplace, chapel, 24-hour reception

Hotel Fiesta Galápagos, Santa Cruz (four nights)

Hotel Fiesta Galapagos boasts 'handmade hospitality' in a peaceful setting within the laid-back town of Puerto Ayora. Enjoy an air-conditioned room with a cable TV, a mini-fridge, a balcony and Wi-Fi access. There's an outdoor pool with an added sun terrace, a relaxed bar, and vibrant restaurant with a wood-panelled ceiling.

Amenities: outdoor pool, sun terrace, bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi, garden, air conditioning

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

Good to know

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.

You will also be kindly asked to contribute $6 per person to the community of La Selva on day five.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

We strongly recommend consulting your GP regarding the possible side effects of altitude sickness before you travel.
Unipark Hotel, Clemente Ballén 406 y Chile, Clemente Ballén 406, Guayaquil 090313, Ecuador (your last destination)

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

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Quito, Ecuador, returning from Guayaquil, with American Airlines, United Airlines, Iberia, British Airways, and Avianca (airlines are subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers.

Please note that your outbound and inbound flight may be indirect and include a stopover. Your flights may also be overnight, so please bare this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

If you need any further information about flights before booking, please call Exoticca on 0203 695 9677 or contact via sales@exoticca.com.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

At the time of booking, Exoticca, will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

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.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be advised it is your responsibility to check any passport, visa, health and immigration requirements, including any countries you have a connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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