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; a spectacular train ride and a small first class small motor vessel..
- Walking tour of colonial Quito
- Visit Otavalo market
- Cuicocha volcanic lake walk
- Visit Cotopaxi National Park
- See traditional Andean markets
- Ride the Devil's Nose railway
- Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins
- Explore Cajas National Park
- 5 night cruise in the Galapagos Islands
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-6-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.
Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel.
Guided walking tour of colonial Quito.
By road to Otavalo in the Andean highlands, visit Otavalo market overnight in hacienda.
Guided excursions to Lake Cuicocha
By road or rail down Avenue of the Volcanoes; visit Cotopaxi National Park, overnight at an hacienda.
Visit local artisan markets, overnight in Riobamba.
Take the train down the Devil’s Nose, continue via Ingapirca ruins to Cuenca.
At leisure in colonial Cuenca, Ecuador’s second city.
By road down to the tropical coast of Guayaquil via a stop at Las Cajas National Park.
Fly to the Galápagos Islands, board Galápagos Odyssey
Land excursions from the cruise around the Galápagos Islands.
Fly to Guayaquil, connect with international flight home.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Walking tour of colonial Quito
Snorkelling in the Galapagos
Take a cruise in the Galapagos
Bird watching in the Galapagos
Wildlife watching in the Galapagos
Visit Cotopaxi National Park
Visit a traditional Andean market
Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins
Explore Cajas National Park
Cuicocha volcanic lake walk
Ride the Devil’s Nose railway
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Guayaquil
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Quito
Casona de la Ronda
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Otavalo and the northern highlands
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Avenue of the Volcanoes
Hacienda el Porvenir
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Cuenca
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / Avenue of the Volcanoes
Galapagos Islands / Isabela (Albemarle) / Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
There were many wonderful memories. Iguacu was amazing and Machu Picchu was intriguing. Landscapes were fascinating & the people were friendly. Lovely to see the colourful costumes & markets.JP, Nottingham
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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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Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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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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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
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.