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Ecuador & Galapagos in Style

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £5,495 Current prices from: £5,495
Take the trip of a lifetime and explore the famous Galapagos islands and the cloud forests of Ecuador in luxury.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Historic mansion in Quito
  • Luxury stay in the cloud forest
  • Cruise the Galapagos in style
  • 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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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Quito via Bogotá

Fly overnight to Quito. (N)

Day 2: Quito

Morning arrival to Quito, transfer to Casa Gangotena, a historic mansion for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 3: Quito

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)

Day 4: Mashpi

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)

Day 5: Mashpi

Local excursions on offer include early morning forest walks to discover the amazing birdlife of the rainforest. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Quito

Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)

Days 7-9: Fly to the Galapagos

Fly to the Galapagos islands for a 3-night cruise on the Infinity, a luxurious small motor yacht. Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. It is also possible to take a longer cruise or sail on an alternative small or medium sized boat. (B, L, D)

Days 10-11: Fly home via Guayaquil & Bogotá

Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil to connect to your flight home. (B)

Meal basis:

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

Important information † Park fees

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

Luxury tour:

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

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.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Mashpi Lodge
    Mashpi Lodge

    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 guestrooms and public areas provide spectacular views and an immersive experience. A highlight is exploring the forest canopy on the sky bike.Features: 22 rooms &amp; suites, restaurant, spa, observation tower, canopy gondola, sky bike, butterfly farm, hummingbird garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Telephone, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, bio-degradable toiletries, complimentary drying service.

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  • Infinity
    Infinity

    The Infinity is a luxury contemporary yacht, accommodating up to 20 passengers in eight cabins and two suites, all featuring modern furnishings, large windows and a private balcony. The social areas are spacious and include both indoor and shaded outdoor dining areas, a lounge and a large sundeck with loungers and a jacuzzi. Full board, tea and coffee are included and complimentary snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are provided. The cost of alcoholic beverages and Galapagos taxes of $100 are not included and are payable locally.

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  • Casa Gangotena
    Casa Gangotena

    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 to relax. Included in the daily rate is 'Quiteño coffee time', an Ecuadorian-style high tea of sweet and savoury delicacies served in the conservatory and accompanied by a selection of teas and coffees. Features: 31 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, patio, Wi-Fi. Amenities: Air conditioning, heating, television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, L'Occitane toiletries.

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Dates & prices

EGL2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £5,495 per person

High season from £5,695 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

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/quito
  • Quito

    Quito is the second highest capital in South America (2,850 metres) and lies in a narrow...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/south-america/quito
  • Quito

    Quito is the second highest capital in South America (2,850 metres) and lies in a narrow...

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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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