Private Journeys

Walking in Ecuador and Galapagos

12 days from £5,120pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

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Overview & Highlights

This scenic outdoor holiday offers an in depth experience of Ecuador’s traditional Andean culture and a land-based exploration of a select few of the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

With gentle hillwalking and a couple of a bit more challenging climbs, this holiday offers a unique perspective on the deeply traditional rural lifestyle of the indigenous Andean communities in Ecuador while at the same time you appreciate glorious mountain scenery.   

Having explored the markets, craft villages and fertile valleys studded with snow-clad volcanoes, you will fly to the Galápagos Islands - rather than join as more conventional cruise you’ll spend for a few days discovering a select few of the contrasting islands with walks, water-based activities 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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  • Mojanda to Otavalo Market walk, with community visits
  • Zuleta Valley hike with Andean cookery lesson
  • Climb Pasachoa peak
  • Hike Pedregal trail in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Climb to the snowline of Cotopaxi volcano
  • Walking city tour in Quito
  • Full programme of daily activities in the Galápagos

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What our clients say

  • “Having previously travelled to Patagonia on a Classic tour we knew what the standards are and didn't consider anyone else. Our confidence was fully justified.”

    IJB, Birmingham
  • Seeing the people on the Uros islands demonstrate how they cook, the amazing Iguassu Falls, seeing a toucan close up (at Iguassu), all the different Inca sites, seeing the traditional…

    PW, Leatherhead
  • An excellent holiday made especially memorable by the leadership, thoughtfulness and humour of our guide.

    RL, Reading
  • It is an itinerary which covers different environments and allows interaction with the wonderful Colombian people plus time to see what is in each place.

    BD, Hartlepool
  • The birds were wonderful - especially the time spent looking for, and finding, the Resplendent Quetzal.  Also the camaraderie and the laughs with the group members, the tour leader and…

    FW, Dornoch
  • "Getting to Machu Picchu after a 50 year  dream was amazing. Although the whole of Bolivia was magical stunning scenery excellent guides and a surrealistic landscape."

    MF, Warwick
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Our Expert's Opinion

The highlands and islands of Ecuador are begging to be explored on foot. Not only is it the ideal way to enjoy 360-degree views of the country's magnificent landscapes, but it also offers a privileged "behind-the-scenes" glimpse of local life, which more than rewards the effort involved.

Sophie
Sophie Barber Travel Expert 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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Real Latin american experts

  • 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.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

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

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Chris
    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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