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Volcanoes and Galapagos GPS

Visiting: Ecuador
Trip Duration 15 Days

Holiday on mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

On this trip we combine the main highlights of Ecuador with a visit to the 'Enchanted Isles' of the Galapagos, staying in hotels on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands. We visit a bustling Indian market in Otavalo, tour the colonial capital Quito and explore the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes. We also discover the captivating world of the Galapagos Archipelago as we search for rare species of wildlife.

Tour Highlights

  • Galapagos Islands - Spend one week getting up close to the remarkable wildlife of Darwin's unique islands
  • Quito - Explore the majestic Andean colonial capital which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status
  • Volcanoes - Travel through the aptly named 'Avenue of the Volcanoes', with views of many picturesque volcanic peaks including Cotopaxi, Antisana and Tungurahua
  • Banos - Dramatic gateway to the Amazon Basin
  • Otavalo - Visit the fascinating Indian market and barter with the local traders


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Quito

  • 2
    City tour of Quito including La Compania

  • 3
    Drive to Patate via Cotopaxi National Park

  • 4
    Explore Pailon Falls, the Devil's Cauldron; return to Quito

  • 5
    Travel to Otavalo; visit Laguna Cuicocha

  • 6
    Walks in the countryside near Otavalo

  • 7
    Return to Quito via the Quitsato Equator Monument

  • 8
    Fly to the Galapagos; view giant tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands

  • 9
    Boat to Isabela Island, overnight in Puerto Villamil

  • 10
    On Isabela; walk up Sierra Negra Volcano; optional snorkelling

  • 11
    Optional Tintoreras Islands trip, return by boat to Santa Cruz

  • 12
    Discover Seymour, Plazas, Bartolome or Santa Fe Island

  • 13
    Visit Tortuga Bay; afternoon Charles Darwin Station visit

  • 14
    Fly to Guayaquil on the mainland

  • 15
    Tour ends in Guayaquil

Trip notes

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Volcanoes and Galapagos
Why Book this trip
This tour is ideal for travellers who are interested in both culture and nature. Spend one week exploring the best of the Ecuadorian mainland and one week discovering the wildlife of the Galapagos on a land based tour. You will overnight on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands and experience the Galapagos from a different perspective.
Included meals 14 4 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Flight
11 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Hacienda
2 nights Standard Guesthouse
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew, Naturalist(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15