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REEF AND RAINFOREST'S BARE NECESSITIES TOUR OF ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Tailor Made Sample Itinerary No.5

Experience Ecuador’s mainland and Galapagos Islands on this value-for-money tour. Traverse the Avenue of the Volcanoes, take the exhilarating Devil’s Nose train ride, see the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Quito and Cuenca, and immerse yourself in the lush Amazon rainforest before ending with three nights in the Galapagos Islands with their dramatic volcanic landscapes and astonishing array of semi-tame wildlife which helped form Darwin’s theories. Snorkel and walk the trails while staying at the luxury Finch Bay Hotel on the main island and perhaps visit nearby islands by boat – the pleasurable choices are all yours.

 Day 
  1. Arrive Quito and tfr to hotel. O/n Hostal La Rabida, BB.
  2. Guided visit of Quito and the Equatorial Monument. O/n Hostal La Rabida, BB.
  3. Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, exploring local markets and sampling local produce. O/n a Riobamba hotel, FB
  4. Board the Panoramic train and descend the Devil’s Nose switchbacks. Continue by road to Cuenca, visiting the Inca ruins of Ingapirca en route. O/n a Cuenca hotel, FB
  5. Spend the day exploring Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch incl. Fly back to Quito in the late afternoon. O/n Hostal La Rabida, BB.
  6. Fly to Coca.  Tfr to lodge. O/n Napo Wildlife Centre, FB.
  7. Day for various inclusive guided excursions. O/n Napo Wildlife Centre, FB.
  8. Day for various inclusive guided excursions. O/n Napo Wildlife Centre, FB.
  9. Fly back to Quito.  O/n Hostal La Rabida, BB.
  10. Fly to Baltra, Galapagos Islands, and tfr to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Afternoon for optional activities. O/n Finch Bay Hotel, BB.
  11. Day for various optional activities, such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, snorkelling, boating to nearby islands for wildlife. O/n Finch Bay Hotel, BB.
  12. Day for optional activities. O/n Finch Bay Hotel, BB.
  13. Tfr to Baltra. Fly back to Quito. O/n Hostal La Rabida, BB.
  14. Transfer to airport for international connections.

Departure Date Adult Price Single Supp
 Wednesdays throughout the year £2166  tbc

PLEASE CALL 01803 866965 TO DISCUSS THIS TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY WITH ONE OF OUR SPECIALIST TOUR CONSULTANTS

Price is per person sharing double/twin rooms.
International flights not included.

National Park Fees not Included.
Christmas supplements may apply – please enquire for details.

BARE NECESSITIES TOURS:

This tour is part of our new collection of Bare Necessities sample tailor-made tours where you decide what to do when, while staying in a great selection of accommodation and benefiting from our usual high standards of service.

Why Are These Tours Different?
Our new range of Bare Necessities itineraries provide you with all the essentials for a successful holiday on the ground at an agreeably low price. They will appeal to those happy to find their own international flights (perhaps using accumulated Air Miles or favourite websites), visit some local sites independently, search out local restaurants, and decide what excursions to do and when to do them.

What is Included in the Price?
Meet and greet, transfers, domestic flights, accommodation, most breakfasts and a number of lunches and dinners (as stated), complimentary on-site activities (eg, use of swimming pool, snorkel gear, canoes, nature trails), inclusive tours which are part of a lodge’s general package (eg, game drives in the Pantanal), and a variable number of chargeable tours and excursions which are either too hard or unreliable to organise on the spot, or which we consider essential to enjoy fully the destination.

What is Not Included in the Price?
International flights (we shall be delighted, of course, to quote for flights if you like), optional tours and excursions (if there are any you wish to include, just let us know), and some breakfasts, lunches and dinners (normally where there are alternative dining options).

What is the Full Range of Tours?

MADAGASCAR

SEYCHELLES

NORTHERN TANZANIA AND THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

COSTA RICA - BY SELF DRIVE 4X4

BELIZE

PANAMA

BRAZIL

ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

PERU

VENEZUELA

GUYANA AND TOBAGO

NORTHERN INDIA

SRI LANKA

BORNEO

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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