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Paloma: Andean Ecuador and land based Galapagos

10 days from £3,147pp

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Paloma: Andean Ecuador and land based Galapagos

 

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We start our journey in mainland Ecuador in colonial Quito before we set off down the Avenue of the Volcanoes travelling through glorious mountain scenery, stopping at Inca ruins and boarding one of the world's most exciting rail rides.   

Having explored historical Cuenca, dotted with leafy plazas and baroque churches, we fly to the Galápagos Islands to spend a few gently active days discovering a selection of the contrasting islands from your base on Santa Cruz, with walks, kayaking, snorkelling and short trips by motor launch. The famous trusting wildlife is everywhere to be seen, both from afar and way up close.   

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

UK clients depart, arriving Quito, Ecuador, the same day.

Day 2

Tour of the historic centre of Quito.

Day 3

Travel to Riobamba via Cotopaxi National Park.

Day 4

Devil's Nose train and Inca ruins of Ingapirca.

Day 5

Tour of Cuenca.

Day 6

Drive from the Andes to the tropical coast at Guayaquil. Stop on the way at Las Cajas National Park.

Day 7

Fly to the Galápagos.

Day 8

Sail to the Plaza Islands for a day of exploration and snorkelling.

Day 9

Explore Bartolomé Island.

Day 10

Fly to Guayaquil, connect with your extension or your international flight home.

UK clients arrive home the following day.

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What our experts say

This is a more compact version of our Albatross Journey, where we strip a holiday to Andean Ecuador and the Galapagos islands down to the supreme highlights in just 10 days: colonial Quito and Cuenca, two of the continent's most historic cities; the exhilarating train ride down the Devil's Nose switchback, Las Cajas high altitude national park and a couple of days on Santa Cruz, the Galapagos's most diverse island,  with a multitude of wildlife spotting opportunities.   

Adam Calladine

Adam Calladine

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Quito
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