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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, visit a colourful local market, see
Ecuador’s most impressive volcano, and
spend a final night in Guayaquil, on the
banks of the Guayas river.
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Overnight flight from London to Quito via
Bogotá with Avianca (regional connections
Late morning arrival. Transfer to the Hilton
Colon for a 3-night stay. Rest of the day at
Morning tour of Quito’s historic centre and the
Middle of the World equatorial line monument.
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)
Fly to the Galapagos islands and board the luxury Natural Paradise yacht or the Santa Cruz II (supplement of £200pp applies).
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)
Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil.
Transfer to the Wyndham Guayaquil for 1 night. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional tour of the city or
a banana or cacao plantation. Evening flight to
London, via Bogotá with Avianca. (B)
Afternoon arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide.
Typically based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
departure, it is possible to upgrade to an Owners
cabin from £120 per person.
Galapagos National Park fees and
beverages on board are not included.
It is possible to upgrade your accommodation further to the luxury boutique Casa Gangotena in Quito and Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil from £450pp.
This tour can be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097
or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
EGN2018: 8 Nights
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