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Highlights of Colombia, Ecuador & Galapagos

14 days from $7,425pp

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

    Places visited:

  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Guayaquil
  • Bogota
  • Armenia
  • Hacienda Bambusa
  • Cartagena
  • 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.

Michael, an Audley Travel specialist

What our specialists say...

Enjoy a western island cruise on the Galapagos Islands followed by a trip to lesser visited Colombia. Explore the lush coffee region with rolling plantations and quaint colonial towns before heading the fortress city of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Guayaquil
  • Bogota
  • Armenia
  • Hacienda Bambusa
  • Armenia
  • Hacienda Bambusa
  • Armenia
  • Cartagena
  • Bogota

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Day 1 Quito

Quito

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

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Day 2 Quito

Day 3 Galapagos Islands

Quito , 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.

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Day 4 Galapagos Islands

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. It's a great place to 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 Chio volcanoes, exploring how the landscape has been shaped by volcanic activity.

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Day 5 Galapagos Islands

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.

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Day 6 Galapagos Islands

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.

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Day 7 Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

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

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Day 8 Bogota

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.

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Day 9 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.

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Day 10 Hacienda Bambusa

Armenia , Hacienda Bambusa

Today you will visit Filandia, Salento and Valle Cocora.

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Day 11 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.

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Day 12 Cartagena

Day 13 Cartagena

Day 14 Return home

Cartagena , Bogota

Transfer to the airport for your flights home.

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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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