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Our Highlights of Ecuador holiday takes in Ecuador’s best highlights and in an action-packed 12-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, the must-see Quilotoa crater and the avenue of waterfalls before enjoying two nights in the historic town of Cuenca.
Days 1 & 2 - Quito
Days 3 - 5 - Avenue of Volcanoes
Days 6 & 7 - Cuenca
Day 8 - Guayaquil
Days 9 - 11 - Galapagos Islands
Day 12 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight
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Price based on departures in 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.
Day 3: B, L & D
Days 4 & 5: B, D
On your way to Cuenca you will visit Ingapirca, home to ancient Inca ruins, including the Temple of the Sun.
You will spend two nights in Cuenca and enjoy a half day tour of the city, getting to know more about its history and communities that have called this town home.
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 spend the next three days exploring nearby islands from your hotel on Santa Cruz, 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 and snorkelling during this wildlife experience of a lifetime!
Meals: B & L
Fly back to Guayaquil or Quito 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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11 nights’ accommodation
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Private half-day city tour of Quito and Middle of the World
Private full-day tours exploring Cotapaxi, Quilotoa Crater Lagoon and Avenue of Waterfalls
Visit to Ingapirca
Private half-day tour of Cuenca
Private full-day tour to Guayaquil with visit to El Cajas National Park
Private driver guide from Quito to Guayaquil
Shared tour of Santa Cruz highlands and two full-day shared tours to uninhabited isalnds, like North Seymour
Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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