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Wildlife of Ecuador: Amazon and Galapagos

12 days from €7,920pp

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

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Itinerary highlights

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

  • Ecuadorian Amazon - home to some of the Amazon's most recognised eco-lodges with excellent set up, guides and wildlife spotting opportunities.

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

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Quito
  • Coca
  • Sacha Lodge
  • Coca
  • Quito
  • The Galapagos Islands

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 Quito

International outbound flight , Quito

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Quito. On arrival today you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 2 Quito

Quito

Private city tour of the highlights of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 Sacha Lodge

Quito , Coca , Sacha Lodge

Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Coca. Here you will be met by members of your lodge who will take you to your accommodation. Afternoon activities.

Accommodation

Day 4 Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

Today you'll embark on activities from your Amazon lodge. These might include small group guided walks through the rainforest with a qualified naturalist guide, who can explain all about the biology and botany of the area. Keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths and squirrel monkeys. You may also visit a butterfly farm.

Accommodation

Day 5 Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

You'll spend a second day exploring the Amazon from your lodge. Today, you might find yourself canoeing through creeks, going on a canopy walk, or visiting a Parrot Lick at nearby Yasuni National Park.

Accommodation

Day 6 Quito

Sacha Lodge , Coca , Quito

Transfer back to Coca in time for your flight to Quito. Here you will be met and taken to your hotel for one night.

Day 7 The Galapagos Islands

Quito , The Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be met by a member of your crew and transferred to your boat. Group excursions.

Day 8 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today you'll visit Cormorant Point on Floreana Island, which has both a volcanic and white sandy beach, which is a nesting site for green turtles. In the afternoon you will visit Baroness Viewpoint & Post Office Bay, to learn about mystery of the baroness and leave a postcard in the old barrel at Post Office Bay.

Day 9 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today you'll visit Española Island, where you will have time to relax and snorkel in the morning. Expect to see three species of finch, small wading birds and surgeonfish. In the afternoon you will hike to Suarez Point to view blue-footed boobies and waved albatross.

Day 10 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Your final full day will be spent on San Cristobal island. The morning will consist of a hike to Punta Pitt viewpoint where you can watch seabirds such as red-footed boobies and great frigatebirds riding the thermals.

Day 11 International return flight

The Galapagos Islands , International return flight

Visit Lobo Island this morning before your departure from the cruise. Be transferred to the airport and fly to the mainland to connect with your international flight home.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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