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Tour 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
  • All accommodation

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from Ireland.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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July is one of the best times to visit
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The Galapagos Islands
 
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