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Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean

14 days from £7,950pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Galapagos Islands

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Overview & Highlights

Top quality comprehensive holiday with the highlights of Ecuador and a cruise around the Galápagos Islands. Includes Quito, Otavalo market and the Avenue of Volcanoes, the gracious colonial city of Cuenca and a small first class small motor vessel.

An opportunity to combine a luxurious cruise in the Galápagos Islands with exploration of the Andean landscapes of their host country, Ecuador. 

Travel to Quito: Ecuador’s capital surrounded by snow-capped mountains and active volcanoes. Explore Quito and go south along the Avenue of the Volcanoes via the Inca ruins of Ingapirca to the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca and the upland wilderness of Las Cajas National Park.

Fly from the port of Guayaquil to the Galápagos Islands for a 5-day cruise.It was on a similar trip 200 years ago that Darwin returned to the archipelago to write the seminal book ‘On the Origin of Species’. Step into his shoes and explore the diversity of land and marine life which inhabit these enchanting islands. A holiday in the Galápagos is a totally unique experience, inevitably rewarding, richly educational, blissfully tranquil, and photogenic.

You’ll sail on a first class, compact motor cruiser offering an intimate and informal atmosphere favoured by those who prefer the laid-back approach of smaller craft. You will have ample opportunity to make new friends among people with shared interests. In addition to landings on the islands you will have the opportunity to snorkel or swim with sea-lions.

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  • Walking tour of colonial Quito
  • Visit Otavalo market
  • Cuicocha volcanic lake walk
  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park
  • See traditional Andean markets
  • Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins
  • Explore Cajas National Park
  • 4 night cruise in the Galapagos Islands

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What our clients say

  • Excellent professional service both before and during the holiday. Would certainly recommend Journey Latin America as a company to discover South America with.

    EW, Weston-Super-Mare
  • Jam packed itinerary with so many great places and sights in such a short time! Iguacu Falls, Rio, La Paz, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu- it really had it all.…

    LM, London
  • The tour was well paced for our age group with enough leisure time to do your own thing or just chill. One of the best holidays I have ever been…

    JM, Buckhurst Hill
  • I found the trip most enjoyable and very thoughtfully arranged to maximise our experience - I have no complaints at all about the trip and found it extremely enjoyable. Our…

    CW, Newcastle
  • Education about the history and current situation of the country.  Also enjoyed seeing many distinct parts of the country less visited by tourists such as Baracoa.

    GW, Crieff
  • An exceptional trip which really gave us a feel for the countries we visited. A special mention should go to our tour leader - he was outstanding.

    EJ, Chorley
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Our Expert's Opinion

With this holiday, we wanted to showcase the diversity that a trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands can offer. It's a classic highlights holiday that provides a fantastic introduction to Ecuador and its famous islands. We've added a touch of luxury by including a first-class boat for the Galápagos cruise, enhancing your experience in the archipelago.

Lina
Lina Fuller Travel Expert Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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