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Andes & Galapagos
14 days from £6,250pp
Explore the UNESCO colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca.
Stay in a centuries-old traditional hacienda.
Barter at traditional, colourful markets in Otavalo and the Gualaceo valley.
Learn about the numerous indigenous Ecuadorian cultures that retain proud heritage today.
Shop for Panama hats.
See the fearless wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
- Hacienda Cusin
- Avenue of Volcanoes
- The 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
Day 2 Quito
Day 3 Hacienda Cusin
Day 4 Quito
Day 5 Avenue of Volcanoes
Day 6 Cuenca
Day 7 Cuenca
Day 8 Guayaquil
Day 9 The Galapagos Islands
Day 10 The Galapagos Islands
Today you'll take a yacht trip to either North Seymour Island or Santa Island. At North Seymour, you can take a guided walk through woods of palo santo trees in order to observe colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. At Santa, you'll follow your guide on a short hike through opuntia cacti, looking out for land iguanas, lava lizards and sea lions.
Day 11 The Galapagos Islands
Today you'll visit the crescent-shaped Plazas Islands by yacht. These small islands are dense in wildlife and plant life. Prickly pear cacti and the low-lying succulent plant sesuvium (which changes hues with the seasons) carpet the island. You have a good chance of seeing sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls and land iguanas.
Day 12 The Galapagos Islands
Today you'll visit Bartolomé Island. Here, you can climb to the island's summit for far-reaching views over the surrounding islands. It's a geologically intriguing place, with tuff cones and lava formations. The sea here is often busy with sea lions and penguins so it's worth keeping your eyes peeled.
Day 13 International return flight
The Galapagos Islands , International return flight
Day 14 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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