Highlights Plant a foot in both hemispheres at the same time when you visit the Middle of the World. Visit a working hacienda and observe the local farming methods. Follow the footsteps of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, on the unique Galapagos Islands. Snorkel with sea lions – blow bubbles at them underwater only for them to do it back to you. Read more ...
Cruise for seven nights in the Galápagos on board “Eclipse”. Read more ...
Highlights - Visit the former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco; Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu; Wildlife islands of the Galapagos... Read more ...
Best time to be there
June to September is the best time to enjoy the Andes whilst the Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.
Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid
GMT -5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
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More InformationEcuador and Galapagos Islands holidays will not fail to impress even the most well travelled; and this region has incredible riches, and influence and reputation far beyond its physical size. With so much variety, there is huge scope for breathtaking tailor-made Ecuador holidays and Galapagos cruises. Natural beauties range from the world's deepest and densest rainforest in the east, across mountain landscapes patch-worked into tiny fields by indigenous Indians, over the world's second-highest volcano and skim Pacific waters to Darwin's 'Natural Laboratory' of the Galapagos.
Suggested Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Accommodation Offers
Mansion Alcazar is in the heart of the colonial city of Cuenca and has been sumptuously restored to a turn of the century mansion...
The Galapagos Eclipse represents one of the finest expedition ships in the islands. She allows the more discerning traveller to experience one of the world's greatest natural treasures...
This new cruise vessel has been introduced to Galapagos waters as of spring 2011. With an exclusive small yacht feel and a combination of privacy and comfort, the Grand Odyssey offers stylish...
Spanish chroniclers told of grand Inca palaces built around the Plaza San Francisco in Quito’s historic quarter. This part of the city was once a huge marketplace...
La Pinta is named after Abingdon Island in the north west of the Galapagos Archipelago, home to the famous Lonesome George giant tortoise, the last surviving individual of an otherwise extinct race and offers...
Located in the Andean cloud forest about two and a half hours northeast of Quito, Hacienda Zuleta was built in 1691 and is the centrepiece of a 4,000-acre working farm, once owned by two Ecuadorian Presidents, and...
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Mashpi Lodge. OMG! Unreal, unbelievable and quite surreal. Our two guides Sebastian and Nester took us everywhere. We saw over 100 species of birds including 13 different hummingbirds. The photos I took are brilliant. I can't begin to tell you how fantastic the two days were.
Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K .
- RY, Berkshire
Saint Mary of the Angels
Village "Saint Mary of the Angels" is home to abandoned and orphaned children ranging in age from just a few months to 18-years-old and all living with HIV.
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