15 days from £4355pp plus international flights.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £4355 (ex. international flights)
Includes: Transfers, ground transport, meals as specified, guides in the Ecuadorian Amazon, on the cruise and for the Quito city tour, Quito-Coca-Quito flight, Quito-Galapagos-Quito flight.
Excludes: International flights, departure taxes, visas, travel insurance, meals not specified, drinks, Galapagos National Park tax currently US$100 but subject to change and payable locally is US$.
Getting there: This tour starts and ends in Quito. Flight prices from the UK start from around £675.
Departure dates: We have based this itinerary on the Eric (or sister yachts Flamingo and Letty) for the Galapagos cruise. This means that you need to start this trip on a Monday. In addition, the specific routing of the Galapagos cruise is Eric's 'B' itinerary. If you would like to see the 'A' itinerary for this yacht, please go to the yacht web page.
If you want to use a different yacht this can be arranged too.
2 identical 20 passenger custom-designed motor yachts, offering twin and triple cabins and 2 naturalist guides.
La Casona de la Ronda is a charming colonial house dating back to the 18th century in the heart of historic Quito.
Intimate 16-cabin lodge located on an oxbow lake on the south bank of the Napo River in Ecuador.
How this holiday helpsThis lovely nature holiday brings together two of Ecuador’s most sensitive natural areas – the Galapagos and the Amazon rainforest.
In the Amazon we’re taking you to stay at a rainforest lodge which is owned by the local community who do things very sustainably and protect a large area of forest. You're getting the 'real thing' from your Amazon rainforest stay, and the community uses funds from the lodge to pay for education, health and conservation projects. The lodge has the Rainforest Alliance 'Smart Voyager' certificate for its efforts in conservation.
The yacht we've based this trip on has also been awarded with the Rainforest Alliance 'Smart Voyager' certificate. This means it is active in its care of the Galapagos Islands - the flora, fauna and inhabitants. We know that this matters to you as a nature and wildlife lover, as much as it matters to us and the many other clients we've sent on this trip.
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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.
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