• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Epic Ecuador & Galapagos Islands discovery tour

  • Round trip
  • 12, 13, 14 or 15 nights
  • Ecuador
price from £ 3,709.00
  • per person
  • price based on: 2 adults

Release your inner Attenborough with a trip to epic Ecuador and the wildlife-strewn Galapagos Islands, including breakfast, all travel, and excursions

South America is a playground of jaw-dropping natural beauty, and Ecuador packs plenty of it in when you consider its relatively small size comparative to its neighbours - and you'll get to discover its vivid variety of draws, before moving on to the Galapagos Islands, the famous volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean that's world renowned for its unique wildlife.

Please note that the itineraries and hotels differ depending on the trip duration.

Included
  • 11 or 13 nights touring Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

  • Breakfast, five lunches and one dinner included

  • Return flights from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, or Newcastle to Quito

  • Return transfer airport - hotel

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!

Day 1: UK - Quito

Depart the UK for the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in, and depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the day exploring the historic Old Town and surrounding areas.

Read more
Swissôtel Quito  or similar

Day 2-4: Baltra - Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands

Today you’ll fly to Baltra, the gateway to the Galapagos. On arrival, head to to the largest town in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, before boarding a boat and to the archipelago's largest island - the island where the most volcanic activity has been reported, where five out of six shield volcanoes ar…

Read more
Isamar Hotel Galápagos  or similar

Day 5: Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

Embark on a morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the magnificent conservation of these incredible landscapes. In the afternoon, head to the El Chato reserve in the Santa Cruz highlands, home to the famous Galapagos tortoises. Hike through the luscious landscapes while witnessi…

Read more
Hotel Silberstein  or similar

Day 6-7: Quito

Enjoy a final Galapagos breakfast, then fly back to Quito and spend the night. Spend a day at leisure in Quito, exploring the city, or perhaps opt for a city tour, excursions to Mindo Cloud Forest, or the famous Otavalo Market. (Meals: breakfast)

Read more
Swissôtel Quito  or similar

Day 8-9: Cotapaxi - Baños

After breakfast, head to the highest active volcano in the world, magical Cotapaxi - the volcano is surrounded by an equally magical national park. Then head on to Limpiopungo Lake, taking a short walk around the lake and admiring the incredible symmetry of the volcano. Continue to Llanganates Nati…

Read more
En Casa De Luis  or similar

Day 10: Amazon Rainforest

Hit the waterfall trail today, starting at the Bride's Veil waterfall, where you'll take a cable car across the Pastaza River. Then hike down to tht Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second highest in Ecuador. Later on, go deeper into the jungle of Llanganates National Park, climbing through several…

Read more
Cascadas Pimpilala  or similar

Day 11: Amazon Rainforest - UK

Ride the wild waves and renowned rapids of the Jatunyacu River on a rafting adventure. After the thrill of the waters, stop for a scenic picnic, before heading back up to the Andes to Papallacta. Then the following day, depart for the UK, bidding adios to Ecuador. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Pleas…

Read more
Termas de Papallacta  or similar

Day 1-2: UK - Quito

Depart the UK for the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in, and depending on your arrival time, spend the rest of the day exploring the historic Old Town and surrounding areas.

Spend day two at leisure, getting to know the city at your own pace. Why not …

Read more
Swissôtel Quito  or similar

Day 3-4: Equator - Mindo

This morning, drive to see the equator and relish the chance to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres. On the way, visit the Pululahua Crater, the third-largest inhabited volcano crater in the world, then continue to Mindo, a little town tucked away in the cloud forest. In the afterno…

Read more
El Septimo Paraiso  or similar

Day 5: Otavalo

Visit the indigenous town of Otavalo today, located right in the middle of the Andean highlands. Famous for its market - one of South America's largest indigenous markets - wander the streets and browse the traditional wares on offer. Later, visit some of the local communities, like Cotacachi, befo…

Read more
Hacienda Pinsaqui  or similar

Day 6: Cotacachi

Visit Cotacachi Ecological Reserve, to hike around Cuiocha Crater Lake. Take a boat to the centre of the lake to see the water bubbling up from the centre of the volcano, then visit a local village in the heart of the Andes called Pijal, where you'll learn about the Women & Weaving Project, before …

Read more
Termas de Papallacta  or similar

Day 7: Cotapaxi

Take one last quick dip in the hot springs, then drive to the highest active volcano in the world, magical Cotapaxi - the volcano is surrounded by an equally magical national park. Then head on to Limpiopungo Lake, taking a short walk around the lake and admiring the incredible symmetry of the volc…

Read more
Swissôtel Quito  or similar

Day 8-9: Baltra - Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

Today you’ll fly to Baltra, the gateway to the Galapagos. On arrival, transfer by boat to Santa Cruz, home to a population of incredible giant tortoises, and visit a private ranch for lunch before heading out to see the Galapagos’ most iconic inhabitants. After the tour, drive to your hotel to sett…

Read more
Hotel Fiesta  or similar

Day 10-11: Santa Cruz - San Cristobal - Isla Lobos

Embark on a morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the magnificent conservation of these incredible landscapes. In the afternoon, whizz across the seas to San Cristobal, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Next, venture to Isla Lobos for more wildlife spotting - think …

Read more
Hotel Blue Marlin  or similar

Day 12-13: San Cristobal - Quito - UK

Enjoy a final Galapagos breakfast, then fly back to Quito and spend the night.

The following day, depart for the UK, bidding adios to Ecuador. (Meals: breakfast)

Read more
Swissôtel Quito  or similar
calendar illustration
Check prices and availability for this offer
Excluded
  • Local taxes
Payment

If you book this deal before 35 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.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited 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 Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

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.

COVID-19 info

Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Passport, visa and health requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel.

Cancellation terms and conditions

Please note that if it's 29 days or more before your departure date, the cancellation fee will be 30% of the cost of the holiday (or loss of full deposit if greater). If it's 28 days or fewer before your departure date, the cancellation fee will be 100% of the cost of the holiday.