9 day Sample Itinerary

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands Multi Centre

History and Culture blend with Nature

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Ecuador is the smallest of the Andean countries but this doesn't mean it has little to offer budding travellers. Incredible historical, cultural and natural diversity are all abundant and you can discover ancient indigenous markets, colonial churches and striking Inca Ruins. We would definitely recommend spending some time in Quito which was recently voted South America's leading tourist destination and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of Spanish architecture and cobbled streets. Take in sights such as the Equatorial Line Monument or why not take a day tour to the Otavalo Indian Markets? No trip to Ecuador would be complete without a visit to the world famous Galapagos Islands and our holidays here meet the strict responsible tourism criteria laid out by the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD). This island archipelago dates back six million years and is home to many unique species of mammals and birds. Spend your days cruising around these extraordinary islands whilst absorbing the remarkable wildlife and tropical paradise that makes this one of the most incredible natural ecosystems on earth.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Incredible history in cultural Ecuador
  • Quito a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Equatorial Line Monument and the Otavalo Indian Markets
  • Wildlife that is not found anywhere else in the world in the amazing Galapagos Islands
  • Opportunity to get up close to nature from the comfort of your boat

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
9 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Ecuador

    Itinerary Highlights

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Equatorial Line Monument
    • Otavalo Indian Markets
  • Galapagos Islands

    Itinerary Highlights

    • San Cristobel
    • Galapagos National Park
    • Cruise around the Galapagos Islands
Ecuador

On arrival into Quito, we highly recommend you take a tour of the charming town, recently voted South America's leading tourist destination. There is no bad time to go to Ecuador and the UNESCO World Heritage Site is beautiful to behold all year round. Full of Spanish architecture and cobbled streets, the colonial history will astound you. The colourful sea port of Guayaquil has a relaxed Caribbean vibe and it is a great place to relax in-between exploring the Andean Highlands. No trip to Ecuador would be complete without a visit to the Equatorial Line Monument - known as the middle of the world. The monument marks the spot where an 18th century French scientific expedition established the exact position of the Equator. Time permitting, we also suggest you pay a visit to the Otavalo Indian Markets.

Galapagos Islands

From Quito, we suggest you fly to San Cristobel in the Galapagos Islands. Cruises vary in length but you will no doubt relax as you begin your voyage crusiing through the pristine paradise that is the Galapagos National Park. Spend your days discovering the flora and fauna that inhabits the many islands, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island, Santa Cruz Island, Baltra Island, North Seymour Island to name but a few. Learn about the endemic species that inhabit these islands with your on-board guides.

Highlights