Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife
 
 
Quito with Cotopaxi Volcano  
Scarlet Macaw  
Marine Iguana  
Napa Wildlife Lodge  
13 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£5135

Tour Highlights

  • Cobbled streets of Quito
  • Unique volcanic islands of the Galapagos
  • Stand on the Equator, the middle of the world
  • Spot abundant wildlife in the Amazon
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Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife

Ecuador      Galapagos Islands

From deep in the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by a lush canopy of green, to the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands, this holiday lets you experience firsthand some of the best wildlife that Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have to offer. In the Amazon you stay at an eco-lodge and explore by boat, learning about life in the rainforest from the indigenous communities. Once in the Galapagos days are filled with a host of activities such as mountain biking, snorkelling and hiking. Based on Santa Cruz  there are excursions to spot many of the birds and animals that are unique to the islands. This trip also includes the opportunity to explore Quito’s old town, a UNESCO world heritage site and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city.


Day 1
Day 1
UK - Quito
Fly from the UK to Quito in Ecuador. Overnight at the Patio Andaluz, a boutique gem in the heart of the historic centre.
Accommodation: Hotel Patio Andaluz
         
Day 2
Day 2
Quito
Quito’s old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the best preserved in Latin America. Explore the city's winding, cobbled streets on foot and take in the main highlights, including the Cathedral and Presidential Palace. After your historic immersion travel north to the Middle of the World monument (Mitad del Mundo) to stand on both sides of the equator simultaneously.
Day 3
Day 3
Quito
Free day to explore the city and surrounds. Perhaps take the cable car to Cruz Loma and scale the Pichincha volcano, visit the cloud forest for a fantastic birding tour or Cotopaxi National Park for trekking.
Day 4
Day 4
Coca, Amazon Gateway
Take the short flight from Quito in the Andean highlands to Coca in the Amazon lowlands. From Coca airport travel a short distance to Port Francisco de Orellanan where you embark the motor boat that takes you along the winding waterways to Napo Wildlife Centre. The 2 hour trip also gives a great introduction to wildlife in the Amazon and en route you can spot many birds including herons, kingfishers, toucans, parrots and even macaws. You arrival at Napo Wildlife Centre in the late afternoon and cool down with a refreshing drink and the fantastic view of Añangu Lake.
Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Centre
       
Day 5
Day 5
Napo Wildlife Centre
Today begins with an early morning excursion to the parrot clay lick which is around one hour from the lodge. From this base you can view 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws. The clay lick is most active in the morning! In the afternoon, hike along the forest trails to visit the Kichwa community of Añangu for an insight into Amazon life. After a further 30 minute walk there is a second parrot clay lick which often has different species from the morning experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.
Day 6
Day 6
Napo Wildlife Centre
This morning you visit the Kichwa community of Añangu where you will be able to spend more time with the local indigenous people and get a rare insight to their lifestyle. Afternoon jungle walk to learn more about the local flora which is used in medicine and daily life.
Day 7
Day 7
Guayaquil
On your final morning set off early for your last excursion and your final opportunity to see giant otters, saki monkeys or many other rare birds on the 2 hour boat trip to Coca. Depart the Amazon basin for your flight to Guayaquil in the coastal region of Ecuador via Quito.
Accommodation: Oro Verde
         
Day 8
Day 8
Galapagos - Santa Cruz island
Depart Guayaquil for the short flight to the famous Galapagos Islands where your base for the next 4 nights is the comfortable Finch Bay Hotel. Located just outside the main town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the island. Whilst based at the hotel all meals and excursions are included and vary on whether you choose the 3, 4 or 7 night package.
Accommodation: Finch Bay Eco Hotel
               
Days 9 - 11
Day 9
Galapagos
Daily excursions depending on your choice of programme at the hotel. Experience a host of activities including mountain biking, snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking and star-gazing. Each day there will be yacht trips to the nearby islands such as Santa Fe, North Seymour and Bartoleme to see sea lions, penguins, Sally light foot crabs, Blue footed boobies and albatross to name but a few. You can also get up close to the giant tortoises and visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre to get an overview of the history of these magical islands.
Day 12
Day 12
Guayaquil
Return to the Ecuadorian mainland for your final night at the Oro Verde Guayaquil. Explore Ecuador’s largest city including a visit to the Malecon, an attractive promenade where you can take in the views and dine at upmarket restaurants.
Day 13
Depart Guayaquil
Spend the day at leisure before taking your overnight flight to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

13 day tour, from £5135 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers

Tour Route Map

  1.   Quito
  2.   Ecuador Amazon Rainforest
  3.   Guayaquil
  4.   Galapagos Islands
  5.   Ecuador's Galapagos Islands

Accommodation on this Tour

Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Galapagos Islands
Finch Bay Eco Hotel For those who would like to experience the Galapagos but don’t have particularly good sea-legs, Finch Bay is a great choice. Named after the famous Darwin’s finches,......
               
Hotel Patio Andaluz
Hotel Patio Andaluz
Quito, Ecuador
Hotel Patio Andaluz Located in the historic heart of Old Quito, with beautifully restored churches, museums and national monuments just on its doorstep, Hotel Patio Andaluz holds centuries of history......
         
Napo Wildlife Centre
Napo Wildlife Centre
Ecuador Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
Napo Wildlife Centre The award-winning Napo Wildlife Centre is owned by the Anangu Kichua, the local community. Napo is an eco-tourism project that includes the conservation of approximately 53,500......
       
Oro Verde
Oro Verde
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Oro Verde The Oro Verde Hotel Guayaquil is a Member of The Leading Hotels of the World in Ecuador. Strategically located in the downtown commercial and banking heart of the city, and approximately 10......
         

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