Please note: due to recent tensions in Ecuador a state of emergency has been declared, making it difficult to travel around the country. If you would like to plan a trip there regardless, our local agencies can put together an itinerary that includes only the safest areas. 

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Look at those extremely content birds! This could be you - basking in the island sun, ocean nearby, seafood on the menu and life is awesome. The trip below is a fully customizable itinerary that our very enthusiastic local agency has created for those looking to pair romance with adventure travel! Unique destinations, exclusive accommodation, and those penguins make for something truly special!&nb...

Look at those extremely content birds! This could be you - basking in the island sun, ocean nearby, seafood on the menu and life is awesome. The trip below is a fully customizable itinerary that our very enthusiastic local agency has created for those looking to pair romance with adventure travel! Unique destinations, exclusive accommodation, and those penguins make for something truly special! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Island
    Island
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • City
    City
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ecuador

• After landing in the world´s highest located capital city, Quito, you will be picked up by a private driver guide who will take you to your very impressive hotel, in the middle of the UNESCO marked old town.

• Here you have the rest of the day/ evening (depending on when your flight lands) free at your own disposal.

Welcome to Ecuador!

Visited:
Quito
Accomodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 2: Full day city tour

• Take a refreshing walk through the historic part of Quito in the morning.

• For the afternoon, you decide between two trips:

- Either you take the cable car to Quito’s local Mountain “Pichincha” with a height of 4.100m.

- Or, you can step on both hemispheres at the same time at the Equator Monument “Mitad del Mundo”! 

Visited:
Quito
Accomodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 3: Transfer to Mashpi Lodge

• In the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Mashpi Lodge. With the help of the expedition staff, you can choose from any of the activities, always accompanied by a University graduate naturalist guide and an experienced local guide – all at your own pace. Upon arrival, you will plan your activities with the team and receive a talk about Mashpi and all its wonders.

Visited:
QuitoMashpi
Accomodation
Mashpi lodge (Mindo)

Day 4: Mashpi Lodge

• The next day might begin at first light on the panoramic terrace, watching – and hearing – a menagerie of birds stirring around the Lodge.

• After breakfast, you could hike towards a waterfall, for dip in the refreshing water, head to the Hummingbird Garden, or discover the winged wonders of the Life Centre’s butterflies. 

Accomodation
Mashpi lodge (Mindo)

Day 5: Explore the forest trails

• You return to the hotel for check out at 11:00 a.m. The transfer leaves Mashpi Lodge at 11:30 a.m. You will be given a complimentary box lunch to enjoy during the drive back to Quito.

• Remember that on your last day, there’s more time to explore the forest trails, head to a different waterfall or find a nook to let the whole experience sink in.

Visited:
Mashpi, Quito
Accomodation
Night at the Casa Gangotena (Quito)

Day 6: Head to Galapagos Islands

• You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport in order to catch a flight to the Galapagos Islands.

• Arriving at the airport of Baltra your tour leader will welcome you to the Galapagos Islands.

• On the neighbor island of Santa Cruz you will pass the highlands and visit a ranch to see the famous Galapagos giant tortoises in its natural environment.

•After lunch you will learn a lot of interesting things about the national park’s breeding program for tortoises at the Charles Darwin Station.

Visited:
QuitoBaltra Island, Santa Cruz
Accomodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 7: Island hopping by boat

• Today you are visiting a nearby Galapagos Island. According to availability the destination of your excursion yacht will be one of the following islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé.

• You are exploring both the island on a walk and its underwater world snorkeling. Enjoy your lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon.

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accomodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 8: Leisure time on Santa Cruz

• Today you have the full day to explore on your own or simply relax at your very unique hotel.

• You may just spend the day by the pool or take a walk to "Las Grietas" that are located very nearby your hotel.

Enjoy this relaxing day!

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accomodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 9: Continue Island hopping by boat

• Today you are visiting a nearby Galapagos Island. According to availability the destination of your excursion yacht will be one of the following islands: Plazas, Seymour, Bartolomé or Santa Fé.

• You are exploring both the island on a walk and its underwater world snorkeling. Enjoy your lunch on the boat before returning to Santa Cruz in the late afternoon.

Visited:
Santa Cruz
Accomodation
Night at Finch Bay galapagos Hotel (Santa Cruz)

Day 10: Departure day

• On your last day in Galapagos you are making your way through the highlands of Santa Cruz with your driver, towards the airport of Baltra. Here you will catch your flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland.

We wish you a safe flight back! 

Visited:
Santa Cruz, Baltra Island

Quito Mashpi Baltra Island Santa Cruz

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £4,760 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person for Ecuadorian Mainland£2,240
Price per person for Galapagos Islands£1,970
Total per Person for the trip£4,660

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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