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Lead Price
From £7095pp
11 days & 8 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Ecuador & Galápagos in Style

Based in luxury accommodation, this private journey combines Ecuador’s historic capital Quito with the cloud forest of Mashpi and the far-flung Galápagos Islands. For three nights, you sail aboard a luxurious small catamaran and seek out close encounters with the Galápagos wildlife that so inspired Darwin.


DAY 1: Fly to Quito via Bogotá
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Fly to Quito via Bogotá

Fly overnight to Quito. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal

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

DAY 3: Quito
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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
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Shared transfer to Mashpi Lodge, located on a private cloud forest reserve, for a two night stay. 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
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Local excursions on offer include early morning forest walks to discover the amazing birdlife of the rainforest. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Quito
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Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)

DAY 7: Fly to the Galápagos
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Fly to the Galápagos

Fly to the Galápagos islands for a 3-night cruise on the Ocean Spray, a luxurious small catamaran It is also possible to take a longer cruise or sail on an alternative small or medium sized boat. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ocean Spray
DAY 8: Galápagos
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Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ocean Spray
DAY 9: Galápagos
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Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ocean Spray
DAY 10: Fly home via Guayaquil & Bogotá
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Fly home via Guayaquil & Bogotá

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

DAY 11: Arrive UK
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Arrive UK

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

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Historic mansion in Quito
  • Luxury stay in the cloud forest
  • Cruise the Galapagos in style
Low Season
From £7,095 per person
High Season
From £7,395 per person

What's included

  • 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

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 room category, unless indicated otherwise.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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