• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Discover Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

  • Round trip
  • 12, 13, 16 or 17 nights
  • Ecuador
price from £ 1,619
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons

Explore the wonders of Ecuador from Quito to Baños and the Galapagos Islands. Incl. hotels, breakfast, excursions, all transfers & return flights!

Jump into a South American adventure like no other on this trip around Ecuador's highlights. Start in Quito, the country's vibrant capital, and make your way through the magnificent nature of the Cotopaxi National Park before bathing in the thermal waters of Baños in the Amazon Basin. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Cuenca, before heading to the gateway to the Galapagos Islands: Guayaquil. Can't leave Ecuador without a visit to the Galapagos? Book a 15-night trip and discover everything the Galapagos has to offer. What are you waiting for? The wonders of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are waiting!

Included
  • Ecuador roundtrip: 11 or 15 nights
  • Breakfast
  • All private transfers
  • Private city tour Quito
  • Private city tour Cuenca
  • Floreana Island Galapagos cruise (15 night trips)
  • Return domestic flight to Galapagos (15 night trips)
  • Flight from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester to Quito and from Guayaquil to Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester
  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.

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Day 1-3: Quito

Welcome to Ecuador! Upon arrival at the airport in Quito, you will be picked up and taken by private transfer to your first hotel of your South American adventure. Ecuador's enchanting capital is nestled between imposing mountain slopes and sits at an altitude of 2,850 metres. Spend your f... Read more

Reina Isabel  or similar

Day 4: Cotopaxi

On day 4 you will be picked up at the hotel and taken 100 kilometres south by private transfer to your next destination: Cotopaxi. Settle into your traditional hacienda in the countryside and start roaming the beautiful surrounding area. Situated close by to the famous Cotopaxi National Park (... Read more

Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán  or similar

Day 5-7: Baños

Next stop is Baños de Agua Santa - another example of the magnificent nature of Ecuador and a true adventurers paradise. You will be picked up after breakfast for the 155-kilometre journey by private transfer, arriving in your spa hotel in Baños in the afternoon. For those looking to experienc... Read more

Sangay Spa Hotel  or similar

Day 8-10: Cuenca

After a few days of immersion in the Amazonian wilderness, on day 8 you will head 340-kilometres to Cuenca. Take a guided tour of the Ingapirca Ruins on the way, and book an excursion to make a section of the journey by train on the iconic Devil's Nose train ride. (Please note the train jo... Read more

Hotel Santa Lucia  or similar

Day 11: Guayaquil

On day 11, you will be picked up after breakfast for your private transfer to the large port city of Guayaquil, located around 200 kilometres from Cuenca. Enjoy the scenic drive and check in to your hotel in Guayaquil in time for lunch. Although the city is known as the gateway to the Galapago... Read more

Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca  or similar

Day 1-3: Quito

Welcome to Ecuador! Upon arrival at the airport in Quito, you will be picked up and taken by private transfer to your first hotel of your South American adventure. Ecuador's enchanting capital is nestled between imposing mountain slopes and sits at an altitude of 2,850 metres. Spend your f... Read more

Reina Isabel  or similar

Day 4: Cotopaxi

On day 4 you will be picked up at the hotel and taken 100 kilometres south by private transfer to your next destination: Cotopaxi. Settle into your traditional hacienda in the countryside and start roaming the beautiful surrounding area. Situated close by to the famous Cotopaxi National Park (... Read more

Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán  or similar

Day 5-7: Baños

Next stop is Baños de Agua Santa - another example of the magnificent nature of Ecuador and a true adventurers paradise. You will be picked up after breakfast for the 155-kilometre journey by private transfer, arriving in your spa hotel in Baños in the afternoon. For those looking to experienc... Read more

Sangay Spa Hotel  or similar

Day 8-10: Cuenca

After a few days of immersion in the Amazonian wilderness, on day 8 you will head 340-kilometres to Cuenca. Take a guided tour of the Ingapirca Ruins on the way, and book an excursion to make a section of the journey by train on the iconic Devil's Nose train ride. (Please note the train jo... Read more

Hotel Santa Lucia  or similar

Day 11: Guayaquil

On day 11, you will be picked up after breakfast for your private transfer to the large port city of Guayaquil, located around 200 kilometres from Cuenca. Enjoy the scenic drive and check in to your hotel in Guayaquil in time for lunch. Although the city is known as the gateway to the Galapago... Read more

Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca  or similar

Day 12-13: San Cristóbal, Galapagos

On day 12 you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to the airport in Guayaquil by private transfer for what promises to be an unforgettable bucket-list experience. Your destination? San Cristóbal in the wondrous Galapagos Islands. One of the oldest islands of the Galapagos archipelago, San... Read more

Opuntia  or similar

Day 14-15: Santa Cruz

On day 14, wake up early and watch the sunrise over the remote shores of San Cristóbal before your transfer to the pier. Here you will take a speedboat transfer to the beautiful Santa Cruz island. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the pier and taken to your hotel. Located close by to the ... Read more

Galapagos Suites  or similar
Optional Excursions

Optional excursions are available to make your trip even more spectacular. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. You will receive all practical information before departure.

• Middle of the World - Equator Line & Agave Experience • Visit La Mitad del Mundo and discover the middle of the world! Take a photo at the equatorial line and explore the beautiful grounds, monuments and Inti Ñan Solar museum. Incl. private transfer & entrance fees (4 hours, day 3)

• Full-day Northern Andes - Indian Market, Culture & Crater Lake • The provincial town of Otavalo is the best known indigenous market in Ecuador. Explore the diverse markets for unique handcrafted souvenirs and visit the nearby Crater Lake for an unforgettable day trip from Quito. Incl. transfer and guide (8 hours, day 3)

• Guided Tour of Cotopaxi National Park • Explore the magnificent Cotopaxi National Park in the mighty Andes. Hike with a knowledgable guide through fantastic landscapes and enjoy all that the park has to offer. Incl. private transfer & native guide (4 hours, day 5)

• Devil's Nose Train Ride or Ingapirca Ruins Tour • Take an iconic train journey from the old railway town of Alausi and back. Experience the train ride as it zig-zags through steep valleys, and take in incredible views on the way. Incl. transport (2 hours, day 8)

Looking for more history? Opt for the Ingapirca Ruins tour and as you make your way from Baños to Cuenca, stop at the Ruins for an introduction into the ancient Inca history of the area. Hire a local guide once you're inside the ruins and learn more about this fascinating archaeological masterpiece. Incl. transport and entrance fees (1.5 hours, day 8)

Can't leave Ecuador without visiting the Galapagos Islands? Book a 15-night trip and choose from additional excursions in San Cristobal and Leon Dormino. See all excursions in the final booking process.

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Excluded
  • Tips for guides/drivers
  • Esta Visa (for flights with a stopover in the USA)
Payment

If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

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Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Ltd. is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Occupancy

Maximum three persons per room.

Single supplement

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children up to 11 years old may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.

Accessibility

Unfortunately this trip is not wheelchair accessible.

Pets

Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest

Vaccinations

All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. Vaccinations usually recommended for travel to Ecuador include Hepatitis A. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.

Passport

Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Ecuador. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website.

Visa

British citizens do not need a visa to travel in Ecuador for the purpose of tourism.

Please note that your flight may include a stopover in the USA. If so, you will need to apply and pay for the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) at least 72 hours before departure from the UK.

Group travel

The excursions and transfers in this trip may take place in a group.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.

Currency

The national currency of Ecuador is the US dollar (USD).

Optional excursions

Please note that only 1 optional excursion is bookable on day 8. Choose from Devil's Nose Train Ride or Ingapirca Ruins Tour in the final booking process.