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Wild Ecuador

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From £5,840

Overview

Surprisingly diverse for a country of its size, Ecuador provides visitors with a breathless mix of incredible contrasts. From colonial splendour and snow-capped volcanoes to Amazonian rainforest and the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands, it provides the perfect blend of culture, wildlife and stunning natural beauty.

Beginning in Quito you’ll have a chance to soak up the colonial influences of its historic heart, before being driven through the spectacular 'Avenue of ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim with sealions and experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the equator and explore the capital of Quito
  • Encounter incredible biodiversity at the wildlife refuge of Pasachoa
  • Horse ride with the chagras in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Take canoes out in search of wildlife in the heart of the Amazon basin
  • Stay at a traditional hacienda and experience rural Andean life

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE QUITO

DAY 1: ARRIVE QUITO

When you arrive in Quito you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. You have this afternoon free to relax after your flight. 

Casa Aliso Hotel

DAY 2: QUITO

DAY 2: QUITO

Today take a city tour of Quito walking through the colonial streets and visiting the palaces, cathedrals and churches of the city. Highlights include the Legislative Palace, where you can see rock murals relating to the history of Ecuador, and the wonderful Independence Plaza. You will then visit the Panecillo Mirador, from where a sight of colonial and modern Quito can be enjoyed. Finally, to end the day you will be taken out of the city for a chance to stand on the equatorial line.

Casa Aliso Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 3: QUITO - PASOCHOA - COTOPAXI 

DAY 3: QUITO - PASOCHOA - COTOPAXI 

You will be collected from your hotel in Quito and taken to Cotopaxi, driving through the Avenue of Volcanoes on the way. You will stop at Pasachoa Wildlife Refuge on the slopes of the extinct Pasochoa Volcano, the refuge is home to over 100 bird species, as well as orchids, bromelias and other epiphytic plants and there are various walking trails to explore the refuge. Later you will continue to the town of Lasson where an open fire awaits you at your Hacienda.

Chilcabamba Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: COTOPAXI

DAY 4: COTOPAXI

Horse-riding is a time honoured tradition in the Andean region and especially in the Altiplano of Cotopaxi National Park. Today you will ride with real chagras (Andean cowboys) and head out into the ruggedly beautiful Altiplano. This is a memorable and stunning excursion and the best way to observe this mountainous region of Ecuador.

Chilcabamba Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: COTOPAXI - QUITO

DAY 5: COTOPAXI - QUITO

This morning you be driven through the Paramo landscape to the highest point of Cotopaxi, where you will be able to enjoy views of the surrounding 8 volcanoes. You will cycle down the dirt roads through volcanic ash to the Inca ruin, which is located at 3700m where you will stop for a packed lunch before continuing from Lake Limpipungo through the pine forest. At the end of the bike ride you will be taken back to Quito.

Casa Aliso Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: QUITO - AMAZON RAINFOREST

DAY 6: QUITO - AMAZON RAINFOREST

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Quito Airport for your flight to Coca. On arrival to Coca Airport you will be met by your representatives from your lodge and taken by small group to the port where you will board the speedboat to Sacha Lodge.

Sacha Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: AMAZON RAINFOREST

DAY 7: AMAZON RAINFOREST

For the next couple of says you will be able to choose from an array of excursions into the Amazon rainforest, led by expert naturalist guides as part of a small group by a mixture of foot, dug-out canoe, or by speedboat. Excursions available include early morning bird-watching tours, treks through the rainforest, piranha fishing in the river and canopy walks. You will usually have 2 or 3 excursions a day.

Sacha Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: AMAZON RAINFOREST

DAY 8: AMAZON RAINFOREST

Excursions in the rainforest.

Sacha Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: AMAZON RAINFOREST - QUITO

DAY 9: AMAZON RAINFOREST - QUITO

You will be helped to the speedboat with your luggage for your thrilling ride upriver back to the port at Coca where you will be collected by mini-van for your short journey to the airport in plenty of time for your flight back to Quito.

Casa Aliso Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 10: QUITO - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

DAY 10: QUITO - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Today you will fly to the Galapagos Islands. Here you will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxury catamaran.

Monserrat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

DAY 11: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Excursions on the Galapagos Islands.

Monserrat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

DAY 12: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Excursions on the Galapagos Islands.

Monserrat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

DAY 13: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Excursions on the Galapagos Islands.

Monserrat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - DEPART QUITO

DAY 14: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - DEPART QUITO

Today you will be transferred back to the airport where your tour will end.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

WILD ECUADOR (14 DAYS) £5,840

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

WHEN TO GO

WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Richard

Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Richard by calling
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Ecuador’s mainland is South America abridged; an exquisitely compact summary of what makes the continent special. In contrast, Galapagos is nirvana for wildlife lovers, a compellingly gorgeous freak of nature.

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