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Ecuador Holidays

Ecuador may be one of the smallest countries in South America, but its diversity, natural beauty and its people are exceptional. This hospitable place takes its name from the equator, which runs through the north of the country, just missing Quito, the capital. On Ecuador holidays you will travel through beautiful Andean snow capped mountains, tropical Amazon rainforests and the iconic Galapagos Islands.
 
The Galapagos are a two hour flight away but this world famous haven for birds and marine life has to be seen to be believed. The giant iguana and blue footed booby birds are just two of the Big 15 which live and breed here in total safety, oblivious to the constant flow of visitors on Ecuador holidays. Take a cruise and stop off at a different, unique island each day or for scuba divers fulfil a lifetime dream at one of the best dive sites on earth.
 
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Quito is the starting point of most holidays to Ecuador, with its World Heritage old town centre and busy but friendly market atmosphere. At 2,850 metres above sea level it is one of the highest capital cities in the world, with views of the Andes to match. Don’t miss the impressive monument at La Mitad del Mundo (the Middle of the World) at latitude zero, with its interesting cultural museum situated on the equator.
 
To the south of Quito two parallel chains of mountains, the Avenue of the Volcanoes, stretch for over three hundred miles towards the pretty colonial town of Cuenca. On Ecuador holidays this area is a favourite spot for walking, riding and climbing. Eight of Ecuador’s ten highest peaks are found here, including Tungurahua volcano, and the perfect volcanic cones of Cotapaxi and Chimborazo.
 
You can travel this region by road or by rail on the spectacular Tren Crucera (cruise train). Horse riding holidays are also popular here. On holidays to Ecuador you can stay in small haciendas, whilst enjoying incredible views and sampling the market towns for which the Avenue of the Volcanoes is justly famous. Or treat yourself to a rail journey on the Tren Crucero that navigating through a series of intricate switchbacks, aptly named the Devil’s Nose, as it journeys between Quito and Guayaquil.
 
In most South America countries the Amazon jungle is never far away and Ecuador holidays are no exception. It occupies the entire eastern half of the country. The best way to experience this extraordinary environment is to stay in one of lodges found in the national parks, which come with expert guides. The rainforests and higher cloudforests are astonishing in their biodiversity and sheer abundance, so be prepared for some early starts, take your wet gear and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
 
For somewhere completely different, the vibrant port town of Guayaquil on the Pacific coast is a revelation. This commercial hub and university city has seen massive investment and the river front, lively bars and cafes, growing arts scene, not to mention the fabulous seafood, make this the new go-to place for holidays to Ecuador.
 
Like their neighbours living next door in Peru, the people are warm, friendly and welcome visitors. The Andes and the Amazon provide a link between these two unique and beautiful countries. Why not see them both while you are in this unforgettable part of the world?
Classic Ecuador: Quito + Avenue of Volcanoes
EYA10Q
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,595
International flights quoted separately
Explore the culture and landscapes of mainland Ecuador on this holiday, starting in the old Inca capital of Quito, high in the Andes mountains. Then join a small group tour through the dramatic Avenue of the Volcanoes, including magnificent Cotapaxi and Chimborazo, staying in small haciendas. Complete your holiday in colonial Cuenca. English speaking guide, all transfers & entrance fees included.
Photo Avenue of the Volcanoes Ecuador Train Devils Nose Cuenca
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Cotapaxi National Park
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Patate
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Tungurahua Volcano
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Route of the Cascases
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Chimborazo Volcano
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Riobamba
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Cotapaxi National Park
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Patate
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Tungurahua Volcano
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Route of the Cascases
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Chimborazo Volcano
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Riobamba
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
Tren Crucero Train - Quito to Guayaquil
EYD7Q
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
The iconic Tren Crucero train travels the length of Ecuador, starting in the historic colonial city of Quito and journeying through the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes to the port city of Guayaquil - the gateway to the Galapagos Islands. See spectacular Andean scenery and absorb the local culture, staying at local haciendas along the way. All transfers included.
Photo Tren Crucero Train Ecuador Quito Galapagos & Avenue of the Volcanoes Guayaquil Photo
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Train of Wonders
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Otavalo excursion
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Tren Crucero Train
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotopaxi National Park
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Andean Highlands
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Devils Nose
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Guayaquil
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Train of Wonders
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Otavalo excursion
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Tren Crucero Train
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotopaxi National Park
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Andean Highlands
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Devils Nose
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Guayaquil
Wildlife of Ecuador: Amazon + Galapagos on land
EYC10Q
11 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
International flights quoted separately
Combine the wildlife of the rainforests of the Ecuadorian Amazon with the Galapagos Islands, staying on Santa Cruz island, with day excursions to see the incredible marine life and birds that inhabit these islands (or cruise option if preferred). Without any fear of humans, close up viewing is assured. Galapagos flights, all transfers & marine fees included. Diving options available on request.
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Otavalo Markets
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Amazon Rainforest
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Yasuni National Park
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Clay Licks
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Santa Cruz Island
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Giant Tortoises
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North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Centre
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Quito
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Centre of the World
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Otavalo Markets
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Amazon Rainforest
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Yasuni National Park
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Clay Licks
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Santa Cruz Island
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Giant Tortoises
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North Seymour Island
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Charles Darwin Centre
Ecuador Highlights: Quito + Galapagos Cruise
ERA9Q
9 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
International flights quoted separately
Combine a visit to historic Quito in the Andean Highliands, with an expedition cruise through the pristine Galapagos Islands. The wildlife here is quite unaffected by people and you can walk among nesting blue-footed boobies, see giant tortoises, iguana, frigate birds and so much more. Dive options also available. Galapagos flights, marine fees & all transfers included.
ecuador and galapagos islands cruise holiday - see land and marine iguana
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Quito
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Otavalo
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Galapagos Cruise
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North Seymour Island
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Punta Vicente Roca
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Isabela Island
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Fernandina Island
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Santa Cruz Island
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Charles Darwin Station
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Floreana Island
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Quito
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Otavalo
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Galapagos Cruise
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North Seymour Island
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Punta Vicente Roca
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Isabela Island
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Fernandina Island
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Santa Cruz Island
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Charles Darwin Station
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Floreana Island
Quito + Avenue of Volcanoes + Galapagos on land
EYB13Q
13 NIGHTS
FROM £3,994
International flights quoted separately
Combine Quito & a hotel on the Galapagos Islands, with this weekly escorted tour through the dramatic Avenue of the Volcanoes, that runs in a parallel chain southwards from Quito to Riobamba, including riding the train down the amazing 'Devils Nose'. All transfers, marine fees & specified sightseeing with English guides included. Diving options available on request.
Photo Santa Cruz Island Tours Galapagos Finch Bay Hotels Ecuador
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
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Guayaquil
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Santa Cruz, Galapagos
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North Seymour Island
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Giant Tortoises
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Charles Darwin Centre
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
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Guayaquil
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Santa Cruz, Galapagos
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North Seymour Island
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Giant Tortoises
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Charles Darwin Centre
Highlights of Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise
PRH14Q
14 NIGHTS
FROM £4,195
International flights quoted separately
See the highlights of Ecuador and Peru in one visit, on this fabulous holiday that included historic Quito in the Andean Highlands, the markets of Otavalo and a Galapagos Cruise with glorious wildlife. Then fly to Cusco in Peru to visit Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas & the famous lost city of Machu Picchu. English speaking city guides, all transfers & excursions included.
Ecuador & Peru Highlights - Blue footed boobie
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Quito
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Otavalo excursion
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Andean Highlands
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Galapagos Islands
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Santa Cruz Island
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
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Quito
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Otavalo excursion
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Andean Highlands
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Galapagos Islands
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Santa Cruz Island
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
Essential Peru + Galapagos in depth
PPW18L
18 NIGHTS
FROM £5,395
International flights quoted separately
Combine the highlights of Peru - including the Inca citadel at Machu Picchu & Spanish colonial city of Cusco - with time exploring the Galapagos Islands in depth. Board an Expedition Cruise followed by time onshore exploring Santa & surrounding islands, with diving options available. All transfers & specified sightseeing with English speaking guides included.
Photo Galapagos Islands Santa Cruz Diving Finch Bay Expedition Cruise
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
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Guayaquil
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Galapagos Cruise
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Santa Cruz Island
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
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Guayaquil
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Galapagos Cruise
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Santa Cruz Island
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
Wildlife of Peru & Ecuador + Galapagos Cruise
PPB23L
23 NIGHTS
FROM £5,796
International flights quoted separately
Combine the wildlife & birds of the Peruvian Amazon & Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, with an Expedition Cruise through the extraordinary Galapagos Islands. Enjoy the highlights of these two countries, including the giant condors of Colca Canyon, the cultures of Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu & the Spanish colonial city of Quito. All transfers & specified sightseeing with English guides included.  
Photo Ecuador Galapagos Amazon Cloud Forests Peru Bird Watching Cruise
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
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Guayaquil
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Galapagos Cruise
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Santa Cruz Island
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
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Lima
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Cusco
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Sacred Valley
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Ollantaytambo
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Machu Picchu
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Guayaquil
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Galapagos Cruise
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Santa Cruz Island
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Quito
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Centre of World Monument
Grand Ecuador, including Amazon + Galapagos Cruise
EPC16Q
17 NIGHTS
FROM £5,995
International flights quoted separately
Explore Ecuador in depth on this amazing holiday. Travel by boat into the rainforests of Yasuni National Park, deep in the Amazon, and explore the landscapes and cultures of the Avenue of the Volcanoes & Cuenca with your own private guide. Complete your holiday with an expedition cruise in the marine-rich Galapagos Islands. Galapagos flights, all transfers & marine fees included.
Photo Grand Tour Ecuador Amazon Galapagos Quito Cuenca Yasuni
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Quito
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Yasuni National Park
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Amazon Rainforest
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotapaxi National Park
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
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Expedition Cruise
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Galapagos Islands
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Quito
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Yasuni National Park
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Amazon Rainforest
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Avenue of Volcanoes
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Cotapaxi National Park
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Devils Nose Train
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Cuenca
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Expedition Cruise
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Galapagos Islands
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