You will fly to the Galápagos Islands from mainland Ecuador, usually after one or two nights’ stay in Ecuador’s capital, Quito.
This gives you a wonderful opportunity to combine your Galápagos cruise with the delights of Ecuador and beyond, including Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley.
Below are just a few tours on offer.
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Quito and Middle of the World – 1 full day
Whilst in Quito take a walking tour of Quito’s Old City a UNESCO world heritage site. Outside of Quito you will find El Panecillo, where the Virgin of Quito stands above the Old City. You will also find the 1736 French expedition’s monument to the Equator, with the true Equator just 200 meters away.
Amazon Adventure – 3 and 4 night packages available on full board basis
You will take a short flight from Quito to Coca in the Amazon and then by boat and canoe to the Napo Wildlife Centre. Wildlife excursions in the Amazon basin are by foot and canoe. Resident naturalists will guide you through the largest tract of tropical rainforest on the planet.
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Mindo Cloud Forest – 1 to 3 night packages available
From Quito you will driven to the Mindo Cloudforest. Here dense cloud forests provide some of the most bio-diverse environments on the planet as birdwatchers, orchid specialists and butterfly enthusiasts will testify. Here you will stay at the Septimo Paraiso Lodge, Mindo; a spacious, alpine-style lodge set within a private reserve where hummingbirds constantly zip between feeders.
The Avenue of Volcanoes – 1 to 3 night packages available
From Quito you will travel south visiting Cotopaxi National Park, Riobamba and Cuenca, the beautiful UNESCO heritage site to the south. The Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and at Riobamba it is possible to see the peaks of 5 volcanoes. Riobamba is also the starting point of the Devil’s Nose Train.
The Legendary Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley, Peru
– add 5 nights to your Galápagos cruise
You will fly from Baltra in the Galápagos to Guayaquil, Ecuador and onward to Lima, Peru, where you will stay overnight. The next day you will fly from Lima to Cuzco, Peru. In Cuzco you will stay two nights and tour the archaeological sites and The Sacred Valley. The next day you will travel on the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, followed by a night in Cuzco.
To book or make further enquiries about our Galápagos Cruises, Ecuador and Peru tours, please call our travel consultants on 023 807 330 73
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