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Walking in Ecuador and Galapagos

12 days from £5,980pp

(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

  • Most memorable experience - Sitting in the bar in Leon as the thunderstorm and wind developed and listening to the wild hand ringing of the church bell. Interesting and well…

    WA, Kingston
  • An excellent well organised tour. We saw all the major Inca sites & Machu Picchu was amazing, exceeding all expectations. The Galápagos Islands at the end of the tour just…

    AH, Stafford
  • The Eagle tour was one of the best trips I have had. Thank you all!

    HC, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? (Tennyson). I had long dreamt of travelling to South America, so I booked and went, and my…

    PM, Hampstead
  • This was our fourth holiday with JLA, all have been wonderful experiences, different in their own ways, all with excellent tour leaders, different characters each with a passion for the…

    HW, Bury St. Edmunds
  • The tour leader was excellent as was the whole experience, especially the exciting optional excursions, kayaking, horse riding, zip linings, snorkelling and many interesting walks.

    MG, Glasgow
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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.

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Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert 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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    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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    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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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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    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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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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