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What’s included

  • Gentle Walking trip in Andes with local English speaking leader for the walks
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Quito on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels elsewhere in the highlands on full board basis
  • Good standard lodge accommodation on Floreana Island, twin share, with all meals.
  • Good standard hotel accommodation on Isabela and Santa Cruz, twin share, with all meals.
  • Galapagos Tourist Transit Card (TTC)
  • National Park Tax for Galapagos
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals except lunch & dinner in Quito and Guayaquil
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high quality Mountain Kingdoms micro-fleece

Gentle Walking Ecuador & Land Based Galapagos

Walking & Trekking

Ecuador | Walking & Trekking

New for 2017
Gentle Walking Ecuador & Land Based Galapagos
Gentle / Moderate

Gentle: Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Gentle / Moderate ? Gentle / Moderate
Duration:  18 days from the UK  
Walks on: 8 days

Flight inclusive from £5,170,
Land only from £4,495

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Wonderful walking in the Ecuadorian Andes followed by a full week exploring the iconic Galapagos islands on foot, with comfortable accommodation throughout.

Highlights

  • Spend nine days exploring the best of Ecuador’s natural & historic sites
  • Enjoy comfortable, handpicked accommodation with lots of character
  • Stay on three different Galapagos islands, and visit a further three on boat trips
  • Close encounters with incredible wildlife of the Galapagos, on foot and in the water

Reviews          

What a fabulous trip! This holiday offers one of the most inspiring and varied experiences of any of Mountain Kingdoms’ many trips. One day you are climbing the slopes of a snow capped volcano in the high Andes or wandering the colonial streets of Quito and staying in great lodges and hotels, while the next you marvel at the stunning wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, have close encounters...
Ms S, Wiltshire

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This holiday provides a fabulous introduction to Ecuador, combining some wonderful walking and spectacular scenery in the highlands with seven nights viewing the amazing wildlife and unique landscapes of the Galapagos.

We begin in Quito’s colonial old town before heading north to walk round the scenic crater lake of Cuichoca and explore the famed craft market at Otavalo. Chimborazo and Cotopaxi then beckon us to the Avenue of the Volcanoes where we hike on the slopes of Ecuador’s most celebrated peaks from the comfort of cosy, characterful lodges. The itinerary for this week of our walking holiday in Ecuador is the same as that of our Gentle Walking Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise.

Flying to the Galapagos for a week, we stay in small, scenic hotels on three different islands – Floreana, Isabella and Santa Cruz – with visits to several more.  We will enjoy easy-paced walks to discover the volcanic landscapes, historic sites and fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos. With opportunities for snorkelling and kayaking we will also get close up to the exotic marine life such as sea lions, turtles and iguana. In fact, each day will bring new and exciting experiences with memories to treasure long after we make our way home.


At a glance

Grade: Gentle / Moderate
Gentle / Moderate

Duration:  18 days from the UK  
Walks on: 8 days

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Quito

Accommodation types: Hotels, Lodges

Meal arrangements: 16 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 13 Dinners

Leader: Local leader, Ecuador
Local leader, Ecuador

Your trip will be led by a fully trained English speaking local guide. In Ecuador these guides are enthusiasts for their mountains and are normally exceptionally highly educated, often in the States or in Europe and have lots of mountaineering and trekking experience. They can provide a fascinating insight into their country and an in-depth view of the area you are visiting. Your trip may be led by Fabien Freire or Pablo Montalvo both of whom are enthusiastic and popular leaders who have led this trip for us in the past.

Leader: Local Leader, Galapagos Islands
Local Leader, Galapagos Islands

In the Galapagos you will be accompanied by expert guides/naturalists who are professionals. They speak English fluently and will provide you with all the information you want to know about the wonders you will see while in the Galapagos.


Gentle Walking Ecuador & Land Based Galapagos Itinerary

DayActivity
1-3
Fly to Quito. Guided tour of the key sights.
4-5
Drive to Peguche. Visit pre Inca ruins at Cochasqui on the way. Hike around Cuicocha Lake. Optional boat ride.
6-7
Visit Otavalo. Drive to Cotopaxi National Park. Walk to the glacier, Limpio Pungo lake and Inca ruins.
8-9
Drive to Chimborazo and walk to Whymper hut. Return to Quito.
10-11
Fly to Galapagos and transfer to Floreana Island. Full day island hike.
12-14
Transfer to Isabela Island with day walks and wildlife viewing.
15
Boat to Santa Cruz Island. Walk in highlands, visit lava tunnels and wildlife viewing
16
Full day boat excursion to Bartolome Island and Sullivan Bay.
17-18
Fly to Guayaquil and home.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Fri 19 May - Mon 5 Jun 2017Available£4495 Book£5170 Book
Fri 11 Aug - Mon 28 Aug 2017Available£4495 Book£5195 Book
Fri 1 Dec - Mon 18 Dec 2017Available£4495 Book£5245 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement - Galapagos
    From £495
  • Single Room Supplement - Ecuador
    From £425
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £119
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • Gentle Walking trip in Andes with local English speaking leader for the walks
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (4 star) in Quito on twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • Best available hotels elsewhere in the highlands on full board basis
  • Good standard lodge accommodation on Floreana Island, twin share, with all meals.
  • Good standard hotel accommodation on Isabela and Santa Cruz, twin share, with all meals.
  • Galapagos Tourist Transit Card (TTC)
  • National Park Tax for Galapagos
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • All meals except lunch & dinner in Quito and Guayaquil
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • A free high quality Mountain Kingdoms micro-fleece

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Lunch and evening meals in Quito and Guyaquil
  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable
  • Optional trips
  • Tips


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Fabulous and varied trip          

What a fabulous trip! This holiday offers one of the most inspiring and varied experiences of any of Mountain Kingdoms' many trips. One day you are climbing the slopes of a snow capped volcano in the high Andes or wandering the colonial streets of Quito and staying in great lodges and hotels, while the next you marvel at the stunning wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, have close encounters with unique birds such as the Blue Footed Booby, meet ancient tortoises and walk through enormous colonies of sea lions, with opportunities to swim with penguins or snorkel amongst exotic fish, all from the comfort of good standard accommodation on three of the islands.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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