16 days from £8685pp plus international flights.
See the splendours of the nature and culture of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands staying in some gorgeous luxury accommodation throughout.
You spend two nights in Quito exploring the new and old section of this colonial city. Heading north we've recommended two beautiful haciendas from which to discover this picturesque Andean region. You have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the mountain air and views, and we will take you on a tour of the Andean town of Otavalo famous for its handicrafts and excellent market.
Your journey now takes you to the famous Galapagos Islands. Board your luxury yacht for a week's cruise that will take you to many different islands all with unique wildlife with no fear of man!
Your expert naturalist guide will ensure you make the most of your time here. Land tours are combined with time for swimming and relaxing on board. You could chill a little with the sea-lions, chat a bit with a blue-footed boobie, admire the aptly-named magnificent frigate bird, and perhaps even p-p-p-pick up a penguin!
Guide price from (pp sharing): £8685 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp: from £8680.
Transfers, ground transport, meals as specified, guides, Quito-Galapagos-Quito flights, (Based on a twin cabins C3 to 5 on the Grace).
International flights, departure taxes, visas, travel insurance, Galapagos National Park tax currently US$100 but subject to change and payable locally in US$, meals not specified, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature
This holiday starts and ends in Quito. Flight prices from the UK start from around £675.
Departure dates: If you take this exact itinerary you need to leave on a Saturday due to the departure days of the Grace yacht.
We can however arrange this trip using different yachts if you prefer, in which case a different departure day might be required.
18 passenger luxury motor yacht with an illustrious past, restyled for complete passenger comfort.
A family owned and run working farm in Andes, offering good guest accommodation and wide range of activities.
23 room hotel providing the most luxurious accommodation in the Otavalo region.
This luxury boutique hotel lies in the heart of Quito's historic district.
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Time: GMT -5 hours
Flight time: There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil. KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities. The flying time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly via America.
Language: Spanish is Ecuador's official language.
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.