A comfortably paced trip to mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos encompassing history, culture, the great outdoors and wonderful wildlife. After a short stay in Quito you will head to the cool highlands for a two night stay in Mashpi Lodge, a wonderful cloudforest experience. You will then head to Hacienda Zuleta, which has over 10000Ha in which to walk, horse ride, mountain bike and fish so is ideal for those who like the great outdoors. It is one of the country's finest haciendas and also provides a great springboard to the colourful market towns in the north of the country. The trip finishes with a four night cruise on board a luxury expedition vessel.
Quito - an overlooked UNESCO World Heritage Site with a growing reputation for good restaurants, bars and cafes.
El Mashpi Lodge - one of South America's finest cloudforest lodges, surrounded by birdlife and home to great canopy tram.
Hacienda Zuleta - owned by two generations of former Ecuadorian presidents, Zuleta is one of the finest haciendas in Ecuador.
Galapagos - incredible, fearless wildlife at its best.
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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Ecuador. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.
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- Mashpi Lodge
- Hacienda Zuleta
- Galapagos Islands
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Quito
International outbound flight , Quito
Day 2 Quito
Day 3 Mashpi Lodge
Quito , Mashpi Lodge
Day 4 Mashpi Lodge
Day 5 Hacienda Zuleta
Day 6 Hacienda Zuleta
Day 7 Hacienda Zuleta
At leisure at Hacienda Zuleta.
Day 8 Galapagos Islands
Day 9 Galapagos Islands
Your day begins at Whale Bay on Santa Cruz Island, where you'll begin a walking trail at the beach. While walking, you might see boobies and other land birds. There'll also be a chance to take a panga ride along the shore. After lunch back on board your vessel, you'll disembark at Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat), an islet named after its sloping volcanic cone. You'll begin a guided walk at its crescent of sandy beach, and may see marine iguanas, lava lizards and Sally Lightfoot crabs. White-tipped sharks and tropical fish are often seen in these waters, making.
Day 10 Galapagos Islands
Day 11 Galapagos Islands
You'll spend today at Genovesa Island (also known as Tower Island). Formed from a shield volcano, it's now home to thousands of birds. After disembarking, you'll take an easy guided walk among the colonies. The inhabitants include frigate birds, red-footed boobies, masked boobies, gulls, herons, mockingbirds and finches. Later, there's an option to do a slightly more strenuous walk to a viewpoint. You can swim and snorkel in this island's natural marina, or kayak around the cliffs.
Day 12 International return flight
Galapagos Islands , International return flight
Day 13 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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