Ecuador and Galapagos

Ecuador and Galapagos

event 27 November - 8 December 2024 (11 days)

Activity level:  Medium
£6495.00 / $7,795
  • Tourist on the beach with Sea Lions
  • Tourist on the beach with Iguana
  • Galapagos beach with Sea Lions
  • Land Iguana with tourists in background
Quito, Cotopaxi, and Amazon Rainforest with Galapagos Cruise

Imagine exploring the Galapagos Islands, the living laboratory of evolution where Darwin made his groundbreaking discoveries. Imagine walking among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and colorful birds that are found nowhere else on Earth. Imagine sailing on a first-class yacht with just 16 fellow travelers and a Cambridge zoologist who will share his insights on the natural wonders you encounter. This is the ultimate adventure for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Our tour starts in Quito, the historic capital of Ecuador and a World Heritage city. Here you will marvel at the rich cultural heritage and stunning scenery of the Andes mountains. Then you will fly to the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago that is home to an amazing diversity of endemic species. You will visit different islands, each with its own unique landscape and wildlife, and learn how they have adapted to their environments over millions of years. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak and hike in this pristine paradise.

After five days of cruising the Galapagos, you will return to the mainland and head to the Ecuadorian Amazon, the most biodiverse place on earth. You will stay in an eco-lodge surrounded by lush rainforest and exotic animals. You will also meet the indigenous Kichwa people and learn about their culture and traditions.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will inspire you with the beauty and wonder of nature. Don’t miss this chance to follow in Darwin’s footsteps and discover the secrets of evolution.


  • Explore colonial Quito, volcanic Cotopaxi National Park and the indigenous market town of Otavalo
  • Experience the ‘natural laboratory’ of evolution that is the Galapagos islands on a first-class small-ship cruise
  • Discover the biodiverse Amazon rainforest with daily walks and canoe rides with naturalist guides


Professor Daniel J. Field
Strickland Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Zoology
Price details 

Price includes domestic flights within Ecuador but not international flights

Single supplement £1,750

Tour type:  Cruise, Land
Theme:  Wildlife
Tour operator
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