escorted tour to mainland ecu     01 - 14 june 2019

optional add-on cruise in galapagos    14 - 18 june 2019

Snow capped volcanoes, green valleys, the high Andes mountains, clear blue lakes, breathtaking roses, amazing markets and the Amazon Rain Forest, make Ecuador a country of astounding variety and beauty.  Experience daily life in Old Town colonial Quito, visit quaint indigenous villages, stay in a historic hacienda, overnight with a local family in the Andean Highlandsand experience the incredible Ecuadorian Amazon.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ESCORTEDTOUR

  • 3 nights in a 16th century colonial mansion in Old Town Quito
  • 3 nights at Napo Wildlife Centre Eco Lodge in Ecuadorian Amazon
  • 2 nights at a hot springs resort
  • 3 nights in a restored 17th century hacienda set in beautiful gardens in the Andean highlands
  • 1 night home stay in the Andean highlands
  • Visit to the famous Otavalo market and artisanal towns in the Highlands
  • Train Trip from Ibarra to Salinas on Tren Ecuador’s “Tren de la Libertad"

Per person sharing         US$  4,500

PER Single                         US$  6,085

Included: Flight Quito/Amazon/Quito, arrival & departure transfers, porterage at hotels, tips & gratuities, tour leader assistance.

optional Add - on  cruise in the galapagos islands   14 - 18 june 2018

The last night of your escorted tour to Ecuador will be spent at Hotel Patio Andaluz in Quito where you will bid farewell to your tour leader and fellow travelers before embarking on your 4 night Galapagos Islands adventure aboard MV GALAPAGOS LEGEND. Although this sector will not be escorted, you will be well looked after by crew and naturalist guides in Galapagos. 

ISLANDS VISITED: Mosquera, Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz

WILDLIFE & BIRDS: Sealions, fur seals, marine iguana, giant tortoises, Sally light-foot crabs, herons, gulls, blue footed boobies,  Nazca boobies,   brown noddies, terns, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, Darwin finches, warblers & crakes.

TERRAIN: Wet and dry landings on white and red sandy beaches, volcanic rock, highland forest.

ACTIVITIES: Interesting walks, dinghy rides, snorkeling and swimming. On board lectures, use of the library, media centre and Darwin Laboratory. Plenty to do on board as an alternative to an excursion.


 PRICES

 JUNIOR SUITE per person sharing          US$ 3,500            Junior Suite per Single       US$ 4,870

 BALCONY SUITE per person sharing      US$ 4,020           Balcony Suite per Single    US$ 5,640  

 Limited number of suites guaranteed, after which subject to availability.

 Included: Flight Quito/Baltra/Quito, Migration Control fee, entrance fee to Galapagos, services of crew and naturalist guides on board.