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Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

16 days from €9,625pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the wildlife prolific Galapagos Islands.

  • Stay in a traditional Finca in the coffee growing region, explore the region and try your hand at some coffee production.

  • Enjoy the historical centre of Bogotá.

  • Explore the fortified city of Cartagena.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Quito
  • The Galapagos Islands
  • Guayaquil
  • Bogota
  • Armenia
  • Hacienda Bambusa
  • Armenia
  • Hacienda Bambusa
  • Armenia
  • Cartagena
  • Bogota

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Quito.

Day 2 Quito


On arrival in Quito you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 Quito

Day 4 The Galapagos Islands

Quito , The Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival in the Islands you will be met and taken to your boat for the start of your cruise.

Day 5 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today will be spent exploring Isabela Island. Lava herons are often spotted in the mangroves here, as are sea lions and Galapagos penguins. There is an optional snorkel and swim: white-tipped reef sharks often come to rest in the shallow waters. In the afternoon you'll hike to the Sierra Negra and Chino volcanoes, exploring how the landscape has been shaped by volcanic activity.

Day 6 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today you'll explore Isabela Island further, journeying to the mangroves and lakes on the north coast which are a haven for birdlife. In the afternoon you'll take a Zodiac trip around Elizabeth Bay. Wildlife commonly seen here includes sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and flightless cormorants.

Day 7 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

This morning you'll explore Fernandina Island, which has the largest population of marine iguanas in the Galapagos. Later you'll take a Zodiac tour of Tagus Cove on Isabela island, keeping an eye out for Galapagos penguins, and take a short but steep hike up the cliff side for great views over the island and some nearby volcanoes.

Day 8 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today you'll visit Santiago Island, with optional snorkeling and kayaking around a beach that's a nesting site for marine turtles.

Day 9 Bogota

The Galapagos Islands , Guayaquil , Bogota

Today you will disembark your cruise and will fly back to mainland Ecuador where you will connect with a flight to Bogota. In Colombia you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night.

Day 10 Hacienda Bambusa

Bogota , Armenia , Hacienda Bambusa

Enjoy a morning walking tour of Bogota before transferring back to the airport and fly to the coffee region. You will be met upon arrival and taken to your hacienda in the coffee region.

Day 11 Hacienda Bambusa

Armenia , Hacienda Bambusa

Today you will visit Filandia, Salento and Valle Cocora.

Day 12 Cartagena

Armenia , Cartagena

Morning coffee tour, ending at the airport for your flight to Cartagena where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 13 Cartagena

Day 14 Cartagena


Time at your leisure to further explore Cartagena.

Day 15 International return flight

Cartagena , Bogota , International return flight

Transfer to the airport for your flights home.

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Latin America specialist Carolina
Audley Travel specialist Jonny

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The specialist who designs your trip to the Galapagos Islands will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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