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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Quito
  • Coca
  • Minga Lodge
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos Islands - "Darwin's laboratory" and a truly unique location with incredibly fearless wildlife.

  • Ecuadorian Amazon - Visit one of the Amazon's most recognised eco-lodges and get involved in helping the local Ecuadorian community.

  • Quito - A UNESCO World Heritage Site with fine colonial architecture.

Audley Travel specialist Anna

What our specialists say...

An itinerary to appeal from anyone with a general interest in nature through to the most serious naturalist. This itinerary explores the Amazon and Galapagos, some of the planet's most diverse natural landscapes. Furthermore, your Amazon lodge is dedicated to sustainable tourism, and affords you the opportunity to get involved with the local community.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Quito
  • Coca
  • Minga Lodge
  • Coca
  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Quito

Itinerary idea in detail

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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

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Quito. On arrival in the capital you'll be met and taken to your hotel in the historic centre.

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Day 2 Quito

Quito

Explore Quito with a private local guide.

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Day 3 Minga Lodge

Quito , Coca , Minga Lodge

Travel by road, plane and motorised canoe to your rainforest lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.

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Day 4 Minga Lodge

Minga Lodge

Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.

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Day 5 Minga Lodge

Minga Lodge

Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.

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Day 6 Quito

Minga Lodge , Coca , Quito

Travel back to Quito and to a hosteria close to the airport for your flight in the morning.

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Day 7 Galapagos Islands

Quito , Galapagos Islands

You will be transferred to Quito airport this morning, for the beginning of your Galapagos adventure. You'll be met by the boat crew and taken over the Itabaca Canal to the town of Puerto Ayora for the beginning of your expedition cruise.

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Day 8 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Today you will explore Floreana, and the green sand beach of Punta Cormorant. You will snorkel and walk to look for flamingos, turtles as well as a huge array of bird and marine life. In the afternoon visit Post Office Bay.

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Day 9 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Today you will explore the breathtaking Espanola, the only place to see the endemic waved albatross (from April - Dec). You will visit Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay in the afternoon, where you can snorkel.

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Day 10 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal will be the focus of today, with walking at the pretty coral beach of Cerro Brujo and snorkelling at the dramatic Kicker Rock.

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Day 11 International return flight

Galapagos Islands , Quito , International return flight

This morning you will visit the interpretation centre, before being transferred for your onward flight.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Lizzie
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