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Ecuador & Galapagos Experience

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £4,095 Current prices from: £4,095
This journey provides a special opportunity to experience the Galapagos islands and observe their remarkable wildlife at close quarters. See giant tortoises and a number of indigenous bird species, and swim with sea lions, penguins and perhaps even sea turtles. Explore the old colonial centre of Quito, and take optional excursions to visit a colourful local market or to see Ecuador’s most impressive volcano.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Choice of catamaran, motor yacht or expedition vessel
  • Stand on the equator
  • Encounter amazing wildlife at close quarters
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Cuenca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 846 846 745 643 643 745 745 643 745
Sunshine hours 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 562 653 873 1034 773 622 422 392 522 803 743 663
Rainy Days 16 17 19 20 18 16 16 16 15 16 14 15
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Galapagos Islands

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2882 2882 2577 2373 2272 2272 2170 2272 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 70 90 90 70 30 20 10 10 10 10 10 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Guayaquil

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3290 3290 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2170 2068 2068 1864 1864 1966 1966 1966 2068
Sunshine hours 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 3 3 2 3 3
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1747 2078 25010 1556 492 131 0 0 10 0 30 241
Rainy Days 16 18 18 12 6 3 2 2 2 3 2 5
Humidity H H VH VH H H M H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2679 2577 2475 2475 2373 2272 2170 2170 2272 2272 2373

Mindo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355 1355 1355 1457 1355 1457
Sunshine hours 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 32413 32813 39516 36915 25310 1165 904 643 914 1084 1104 1948
Rainy Days 18 20 23 22 18 11 7 8 14 17 17 18
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Otavalo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2170 2068 2170 2170 2170 2272 2272 2170 2170 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 846 846 948 948 846 745 745 745 846 846 846
Sunshine hours 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 773 1054 1155 1275 914 452 181 261 592 974 1155 803
Rainy Days 16 17 20 21 18 13 10 9 14 17 18 17
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Quito

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2068 2068 2068 2068 2068 2068 2170 2170 2068 2068 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 337 337 337 439 439 337 337 236 236 337 337 337
Sunshine hours 5 5 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1215 1436 1586 1747 1285 643 301 381 823 1325 1275 1094
Rainy Days 19 19 22 23 21 14 10 11 15 19 17 18
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Riobamba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2068 2068 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2170 2170
Min temp (C)(F) 846 948 948 948 948 846 745 745 745 846 846 846
Sunshine hours 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 572 713 733 482 442 241 251 462 612 542 422
Rainy Days 14 17 20 19 17 14 10 10 15 14 14 15
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3086 3086 2882 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2577 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1966 1864 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1787 1466 1707 1566 793 1064 1155 803 863 673 723 1305
Rainy Days 17 12 8 9 9 13 18 19 19 16 16 13
Humidity M H H H M M L N N L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2577 2679 2679 2577 2475 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272 2373 2475
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Quito via Bogotá

Overnight flight from London to Quito via Bogotá with Avianca (regional connections available). (N)

Day 2: Quito

Late morning arrival. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for a 3-night stay. Rest of the day at leisure. (N)

Day 3: Quito

Morning tour of Quito’s historic centre and the Middle of the World equatorial line monument. (B)

Day 4: At leisure

Day at leisure. Optional excursions can be booked, such as a day tour into the Avenue of the Volcanoes or a visit to Otavalo and its indigenous market. (B)

Day 5: Fly to the Galapagos

Fly to the Galapagos islands and take for a 4-night cruise of these fascinating islands aboard the Seaman Journey, Treasure of Galapagos catamaran, or the small Odyssey yacht. (B, L, D)

Days 6-8: Galapagos

Shared excursions with a naturalist guide for close encounters with some of the most rare animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches, boobies and flightless cormorants. The days are spent exploring islands with different characteristics to see the variety of wildlife and landscapes. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Guayaquil

Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil. Transfer to the Unipark Hotel for 1 night. (B)

Day 10: Fly to London via Bogotá

Morning at leisure or optional tour of the city or a cacao plantation. Evening flight to London, via Bogotá with Avianca. (B)

Day 11: London

Afternoon arrival. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Shared excursions with a naturalist guide for close encounters with some of the most rare animals and birds, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches, boobies and flightless cormorants. The days are spent exploring islands with different characteristics to see the variety of wildlife and landscapes. (B, L, D)

*Park fees

Galapagos National Park fees and beverages on board are not included.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Wyndham Garden Guayaquil
    Wyndham Garden Guayaquil

    The Wyndham Garden Guayaquil is conveniently located within five minutes from the airport, and offers a complimentary shuttle bus service. Rooms are elegantly furnished with modern amenities and premium bedding. Guests can relax in the small terrace area with a jet pool or enjoy both local and international cuisine in the onsite restaurant.Features: 136 rooms, restaurant/bar, gym, jacuzzi pool. <br>Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, coffee machine, Wi-Fi.

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  • Treasure of Galapagos
    Treasure of Galapagos

    The Treasure of Galapagos is a small catamaran that accommodates 16 passengers in nine comfortable cabins, each with private balcony. The yacht offers spacious outdoor areas featuring a sun deck with whirlpool, a bar and shaded awning, which is ideal for alfresco dining. Indoor facilities include a dining area, lounge and bar with panoramic windows as well as a comfortable lounge space. Complimentary snorkelling equipment is provided.

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  • Seaman Journey
    Seaman Journey

    The Seaman Journey is a first-class expeditionary catamaran. A maximum of 16 passengers can be accommodated in eight air-conditioned comfortable cabins with private bathrooms. Onboard facilities include spacious sundecks, a bar-lounge, and inside and outside dining areas. Snorkelling equipment and kayaks are provided free of charge. Wetsuits can be hired for a small daily charge and we recommend this is requested in advance. The cost of beverages and Galapagos taxes of $100 are not included and are payable locally.

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  • Odyssey
    Odyssey

    The Odyssey is renowned for contemporary design, comfort, service and space. A maximum of 16 passengers can be accommodated in 9 cabins, each featuring 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.

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  • Hilton Colon
    Hilton Colon

    The Hilton Colon is a modern 5-star hotel, with an excellent location in the heart of the New City, overlooking the 'El Ejido' Park. There are 250 rooms, including deluxe, executive floor and suites, all with modern facilities. Dining facilities include a café with 24-hour service, Italian and sushi restaurants, and a bar. There is a health club, outdoor swimming pool and a shopping arcade.

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Dates & prices

EGS2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4,395 per person

High season from £4,495 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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  • Galapagos Islands

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  • Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos islands are best explored from an expedition cruise at sea, though they can also be visited from a land-based hotel or lodge...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/ecuador-amp-galapagos/galapagos-islands/galapagos-islands
  • Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos islands are best explored from an expedition cruise at sea, though they can also be visited from a land-based hotel or lodge...

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