Take the trip of a lifetime and explore the
famous Galapagos islands and the cloud
forests of Ecuador in luxury.
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Fly overnight to Quito. (N)
Morning arrival to Quito, transfer to Casa Gangotena, a historic mansion for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning private excursion to explore the colonial centre of Quito, before continuing to visit the 'Middle of the World' equatorial line monument. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Shared transfer, via the Tulipe archaeological site, to Mashpi Lodge, located on a private cloud forest reserve. This afternoon choose from a selection of local shared excursions, including walks on the forested trails, a visit to the observation tower and a ride on the aerial tram. (B, L, D)
Local excursions on offer include early morning forest walks to discover the amazing birdlife of the rainforest. (B, L, D)
Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)
Fly to the Galapagos islands for a 3-night cruise on the Alia, a luxurious small catamaran. Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. (B, L, D)
Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil to connect to your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These prices are based on standard guestrooms in luxury accomodation, unless indicated otherwise.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
The Alia is a small catamaran decorated in an elegant, contemporary style. A maximum of 16 passengers are accommodated in nine spacious, air conditioned and comfortable cabins, eight of which have balconies. Spacious social areas include a sun deck with a jacuzzi, alfresco bar and dining area, as well as an indoor dining area and a lounge with library. There is a crew of eight, as well as a specialist naturalist guide. Full-board, coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices are included. The cost of alcoholic beverages and Galapagos taxes of $100 are not included and these are payable locally. Snorkelling equipment kayaks and wetsuits are...
Situated in the heart of downtown Quito, Casa Gangotena is a large historic mansion that has been converted into a 31-room boutique hotel. A Renaissance building with original Italian architecture, its sophisticated interior features perfectly restored fresco ceilings. Relaxing on the rooftop terrace affords panoramic views of Quito's old town, while dining in the restaurant provides views of the San Francisco Plaza. At ground level, the hotel's lush gardens are a great place for a gentle...
Mashpi Lodge is situated in a private cloud forest and rainforest reserve, home to an exceptionally large variety of flora and fauna. The contemporary design of the lodge blends perfectly with its surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms and public areas provide spectacular views and an immersive experience. A highlight is exploring the forest canopy on the sky bike. Features: 22 rooms & suites, restaurant, spa, sky bike, butterfly farm, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Telephone, safe,...
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EGL2018: 8 Nights
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