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Minga Lodge and the Galapagos

11 days from $6,190pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

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

  • Ecuadorian Amazon - Visit one of the Amazon's most recognised eco-lodges and get involved in helping the local Ecuadorian community.

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

Price includes

In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodations
  • Quito
  • Coca
  • Minga Lodge
  • Coca
  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Quito

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Quito


On arrival in the capital you'll be met and taken to your hotel in the historic centre.

Day 2 Quito

Day 3 Minga Lodge

Quito , Coca , Minga Lodge

Travel by road, plane and motorised canoe to your rainforest lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.


Day 4 Minga Lodge

Minga Lodge

Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.


Day 5 Minga Lodge

Minga Lodge

Shared excursions and community involvement in the Amazon.


Day 6 Quito

Minga Lodge , Coca , Quito

Travel back to Quito and to a hosteria close to the airport for your flight in the morning.

Day 7 Galapagos Islands

Quito , Galapagos Islands

You will be transferred to Quito airport this morning, for the beginning of your Galapagos adventure. You'll be met by the boat crew and taken over the Itabaca Canal to the town of Puerto Ayora for the beginning of your expedition cruise.

Day 8 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Today you will explore Floreana, and the green sand beach of Punta Cormorant. Optional snorkel or walk to look for flamingos, turtles as well as a huge array of bird and marine life. In the afternoon visit Post Office Bay.

Day 9 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Today you will explore the breathtaking Espanola, the only place to see the endemic waved albatross (from April - Dec). You will visit Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay in the afternoon, where there is optional snorkeling.

Day 10 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal will be the focus of today, with walking at the pretty coral beach of Cerro Brujo and optional snorkeling at the dramatic Kicker Rock.

Day 11 Return home

Galapagos Islands , Quito

This morning you will visit the interpretation centre, before being transferred for your onward flight.

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