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Our Highlights of Ecuador holiday takes in Ecuador’s best highlights and in an action-packed 16-day holiday. From the volcanoes of the Andes to the spectacular wildlife of the Galapagos, this holiday will leave you in no doubt why Ecuador is one of South America’s most unique destinations
You will start in the colonial city of Quito before heading through the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes on your journey to the South Coast. Stop by the Cotopaxi National Park and the must-see Quilotoa crater before enjoying a ride on the famous Devils Nose Train.
Upon arrival into Guayaquil, you will then fly on to the Galapagos Islands for an 8-day cruise around this amazing archipelago. Enjoy daily activities amongst the unique wildlife that call these islands home.
Days 1 & 2 - Quito
Days 3 - 6 - Avenue of Volcanoes
Day 7 - Cuenca
Day 8 - Guayaquil
Days 9 - 15 - Galapagos Islands
Day 16 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
Add international flights to Ecuador from the UK from £699 per person
Price based on departures in 2020 and 2021, 2 people sharing a room. See price tab for detailed information.
Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where you will spend two nights discovering this colonial city, with its ancient buildings, friendly locals and traditional culture. Take a guided walking tour of the historical centre to understand the importance of Quito’s history and lasting cultural practices.
Over the next three nights, you will take a guided journey by road through the Ecuadorian countryside, surrounded by the towering peaks of ancient volcanoes. Spend a day exploring the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park and the next day enjoy a visit to the must-see crater of Quilotoa and its brightly coloured lagoon. Experience the greenery of the Baños valley, where you will have a full-day tour of its incredible waterfalls. After arriving in Riobamba, brave the thrilling Devil’s Nose Train journey along a wall of sheer rock.
At the end of your journey through the Avenue of Volcanoes, you will spend a night in the pretty city of Cuenca where you can take a full day to relax and enjoy the local sites at your own pace.
Take the road to Guayaquil via the Las Cajas National Park in Ecuador’s highlands, where you’ll have the opportunity for some wildlife spotting. On arrival in Guayaquil, check-in for a night in this coastal city. Spend the evening promenading the bustling Malecon 2000, on the banks of the River Guayas.
This morning you will take a two-hour flight to the Galapagos National Park and board your expedition ship. Over the next seven nights, you will sail between the various islands of this magnificent archipelago, coming into close contact with unique species such as Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Penguins and Blue-footed Boobies. Enjoy a range of activities such as gentle hikes, snorkelling and sea-kayaking during this wildlife experience of a lifetime!
Fly back to Guayaquil and connect with your onward flight
(2021 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Ecuador from the UK start from £699 per person
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15 nights’ accommodation as detailed
Transfers and tours as per itinerary
Domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
M/C Yacht Anahi is a Power Catamaran Yacht built in Guayaquil, Ecuador and launched at the end of 2006 at high standard level of comfort. She offers accommodations in 6 twin (2 can be transformed in a double bed) cabins (14m2 each) located in the main deck and 2 suit cabins (25m2 each) located in the upper deck.
As a Catamaran, the Anahi has great stability and is a good choice for passengers who have little or no experience at sea. The Anahi has an environmental and social friendly operation, ensuring a responsible and sustainable tourism.
The mega-catamaran Ocean Spray offers fantastic expedition cruising and comfort in the Galapagos. The elegant design includes a huge sundeck, Jacuzzi and spacious cabins each with private balcony.
Her speed, comfort, top guides and itinerary will make Ocean Spray perfect for your luxury Galapagos cruise. Kayaks are also available for use.
Ships detailed above are for indication only. Latin Routes works with over 50 ships in the Galapagos and the exact ship will depend upon your preferences and departure date. Ship chosen may affect the price.
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