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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, and take optional excursions to visit a colourful local market or to see Ecuador’s most impressive volcano.
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Overnight flight from London to Quito via Bogotá with Avianca (regional connections available). (N)
Late morning arrival. Transfer to the Hilton Colon for a 3-night stay. Rest of the day at leisure. (N)
Morning tour of Quito’s historic centre and the Middle of the World equatorial line monument. (B)
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 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)
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 Unipark Hotel 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.
Galapagos National Park fees and beverages on board are not included.
Typically based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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.
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EGS2019: 8 Nights
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