Explore the old colonial centre of Quito and visit a local colourful market before embarking upon a cruise in the Galapagos. Witness first hand its remarkable wildlife at close quarters and marvel at its unique landscapes.
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Overnight flight to Quito. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Casona de la Ronda for a 3-night stay. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Morning tour of Quito's historic centre and to the Middle of the World equatorial line monument. (B)
Full-day visit to the colourful Otavalo market and the verdant countryside north of Quito, including San Pablo lake and small surrounding villages where weavers and craftsmen work. Have lunch at an historic hacienda. (It is possible to stay overnight at a hacienda in this region - please enquire for more details). (B, L)
Fly to the Galapagos islands and board the Odyssey for a 5-night cruise around these fascinating islands (B, L, D)
Shared excursions with a naturalist guide for close encounters with some of the most rare animals and birds in the world, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, Darwin's finches, boobies and flightless cormorants. These days are spent exploring islands with different characteristics to see the variety of wildlife and landscapes. (B, L, D)
Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil. Transfer to the Unipark for 1 night. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional tour of the city or a banana or cacao plantation. (B) Overnight flight home. (N)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is typically based in 4-star accommodation.
Galapagos National Park fees and beverages on board are not included.
It is possible to stay extra nights in the Galapagos on the boat or at an eco-island hotel and visit other islands. Please enquire for details.
Tailor-made travel: For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808 6783 or email email@example.com
Traditionally a gathering place for artists, writers and poets, the winding street of La Ronda is one of the oldest in Quito. The Casona de la Ronda boutique hotel is located in one of the historical houses on this charming street and offers 22 rooms located around a beautifully remodelled central courtyard. The decor respects the culture and traditional features of the building, while also providing modern comforts such as wireless internet. The hotel offers daily breakfast, a coffee shop and reading room with a fireplace. Its central location allows easy access to restaurants and many of Quito's...
The Odyssey is renowned for contemporary design, comfort, service and space. A maximum of 16 passengers can be accommodated in 9 cabins, each featuring state of the art modern amenities as well as picture windows. Spacious outdoor areas include a sundeck with loungers, jacuzzi and a shaded area.
Snorkelling equipment and kayaks are provided. Wetsuits can be hired for a small daily charge and we recommend these be requested in advance.
Water, coffee and tea are complimentary. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages and Galapagos taxes of $100 are not included and are payable...
Located next to Iguanas Park and Guayaquil cathedral, the Unipark Hotel is a large city hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with all modern amenities.
Features: 140 rooms, 2 restaurants, gym.
Room amenities: Minibar, Wi-Fi,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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