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Galapagos Odyssey Escape

9 days from £5,735pp

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

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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Quito.

  • Cruise on the comfort of a 16-passenger ship.

  • Witness a diversity of wildlife.

  • Up close experience with sea lions and sea turtles.

  • Walk on volcanic formed islands.

Price includes

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

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Quito


You will be greeted upon arriving in Quito and transferred to La Casona de la Ronda, in the heart of Quito's historic center. In the afternoon you'll enjoying a private walking tour with your guide, focusing on the city's storied history and sites.

Day 3 Quito


Today you'll be picked up from your hotel and enjoy the ride north through the countryside and the town of Otavalo. Here, you'll get a glimpse of life in rural Ecuador, visiting several small town markets and workshops along the way. Afterwards, you'll be returned to Casona de la Ronda.

Day 4 The Galapagos Islands

Quito , The Galapagos Islands

In the early morning you'll be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos. A member of the Odyssey will be waiting to greet you and your fellow cruise mates before getting you to the pier and embarking on the ship. After lunch and settling in, you'll begin your Galapagos adventure with a walk along Dragon Hill, spotting iguanas feed on prickly pears.

Day 5 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

The second day of the cruise includes stops at the red sands of Rabida Island and the unique volcanic cone of Chinese Hat Island. You'll have a chance to snorkel at both sites in addition to spotting sea lions, penguins, flamingos and brown pelicans.

Day 6 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Day three of your cruise continues to Darwin Bay and Prince Philip's Steps on Genovesa Island, famous for its wide variety of animal life. At Darwin Bay you'll be able to snorkel and search for the rare red-footed boobies, while at Prince Philip's Steps you have the chance to kayak around the coast spotting a number of land and water birds.

Day 7 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

The last full day of cruising visits Bartolome and its iconic Pinnacle Rock. Snorkeling gives you a chance to see penguins once more, in addition to white-tip reef sharks and sea turtles. Afterwards, at Sullivan Bay, you'll explore the uniquely formed volcanic island and wonder how such diversity of wildlife can survive such tough conditions.

Day 8 International return flight

The Galapagos Islands , International return flight

On your last morning you'll stretch your legs on shore while visiting the highlands of Santa Cruz, including one of the most famous residents, the Galapagos giant tortoise. You'll then be transferred back to the airport in Baltra where you'll catch your flight back to mainland Ecuador, then connecting to your international flight home.

Day 9 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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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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