Highlights of Ecuador

Discover the Best of Ecuador Highlights

Our Highlights of Ecuador holiday takes in Ecuador’s best highlights and in an action packed 17-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 Pak and must-see cater of Quilotoa 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.

Highlights

  • Discover the colonial streets of Quito
  • Journey through the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes
  • Take a ride on the famous Devils Nose Train
  • Fly to the Galapagos Islands for an eight day cruise of this unique archipelago
  • 15 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 7 Dinners Included!
  • Prices from just £3899 per person

Tailormade

Any element of this holiday can be tailormade 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.

Days 1 - 2: Quito

Depart UK for Quito where you will spend 2 nights discovering Ecuador’s colonial capital, 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.

Days 3 - 6: Avenue of Volcanoes

Over the next 3 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.

Day 7: Cuenca

At the end of your journey through the Avenue of Volcanoes, you will spend 2 nights in the pretty city of Cuenca where you can take a full day to relax and enjoy the local sites at your own pace.

Day 8: Guayaquil

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 1 night in this coastal city. Spend the evening promenading the bustling Malecon 2000, on the banks of the River Guayas.

Days 9 - 15: Galapagos Islands

This morning you will take a two-hour flight to the Galapagos National Park and board your expedition ship. Over the next 7 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, snorkeling and sea-kayaking during this wildlife experience of a lifetime!

Day 16 - 17: Depart Guayaquil

Fly back to Guayaquil and connect with your overnight flight back to the UK.

Guide Prices

 Style

 Accommodation

 Galapagos Ship  Land Tours & Transfers  From Price
 Budget

 2 - 3 Star

 Guantanamera*  Mix of Private & Shared  £3899 per person
 Comfort

 3 - 4 Star

 Anahi*  Mix of Private & Shared  £5269 per person
 Luxury

 4 - 5 Star

 Ocean Spray*  All Private  £6979 per person

*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.

All services on the Galapagos Isalnds are shared with the other passengers of your ship, in all levels.

The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.

Includes

  • International Economy Flights from UK (via Europe)
  • Internal Economy Flights
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Half Day Tour of Quitos
  • Full Day Tour of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Half Day Tour of the Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Full Day Tour of Pailon del Diablo
  • Devils Nose Train Ride
  • Excursions and activities from your Galapagos ship
  • Services of Latin Routes Guides throughout your stay

Excludes

  • 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,
  • Travel insurance

Guantanamera - Budget

The Guantanamera is the ideal boat for travellers looking for a good standard of motor boat at a great price. Facilities on-board are failry basic but comfortable and the ship features a cosy restaurant/lounge and large sun deck, perfect for wildlife viewing.

The ship has 6 twin cabins with bunk beds, and 2 double cabins with a matrimonial bed. Each room has storage and a private bathroom.


Anahi - Comfort

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.


Ocean Spray - Luxury

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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