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Ecuador & Galápagos Wildlife Wonders Holiday

Small-scale lodges immersed in tropical forests; a small-ship cruise in the Galápagos. Ecuador's wildlife wonders, up close, in comfort and with experts.

Ecuador is blessed with an abundance of incredible biodiversity. This holiday includes some of the greatest wildlife experiences on the planet, enriched by stays at two small ecolodges nestled in the tropical forests and with the Galápagos Islands given all the time this precious environment deserves on a small-boat cruise.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Land in Quito and rest

Fly to Quito today. You stay at a very comfortable hotel close to the airport tonight as you leave early in the morning for the Amazon.
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Day 2 - Spot wildlife on the journey to the Amazon lodge

Travel to the Amazon. On arrival you are taken by boat a few hours upriver to your remote lodge. Your guides help you spot the wildlife along the way.
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Day 3 - Wake up to the sounds of the Amazon

Your first full day in the Amazon. Take an early-morning guided nature walk where you should see a huge variety of plants, flowers and wildlife including macaws, toucans, monkeys, and tapirs.
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Day 4 - Watch the colourful macaws

Head out for one of the best Amazon experiences - the macaw clay lick. The macaws love the nutrient-rich clay and the air is filled with their squawking and shrieking as they swoop in to feed.
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Day 5 - Discover the nocturnal wildlife

Another full day to discover new birds, mammals and plant species. Tonight is a good opportunity for a night walk to discover the nocturnal wildlife - a whole new jungle world.
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Day 6 - Travel to the cloudforest

Say goodbye to the Amazon to travel to a sustainable eco-lodge, sat deep in the heart of pristine cloud forest. Settle in. Enjoy a stroll by the river before dinner.
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Day 7 - Spot wildlife, take a cacao tour

Days are flexible here in the cloudforest and you can do as little or as much as you like. Follow self-guided nature trails, take a cacao tour, go mountain biking or even tubing down the river.
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Day 8 - See rare Andean birds before returning to Quito

Visit the Cock of the Rock lek before returning to Quito. Stay in a characterful hotel in the close-knit artistic neighbourhood of San Marcos in the colonial centre.
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Day 9 - Explore Quito with your guide

Your local guide joins you this morning to introduce you to the city on a varied and fun tour, from the baroque churches to the birdlife up on the flanks of the Pichincha Volcano.
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Day 10 - Fly to Galapagos, meet the wildlife

Fly out to the Galapagós Islands, famous for its fearless wildlife. Meet giant tortoises this afternoon before you board your first-class 16 passenger catamaran.
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Day 11 - Snorkel with sealions

Each day you will have two or three landings and opportunities to snorkel or swim. Today you take a boat ride to see pelicans and tortoises before snorkelling with sea lions and rays.
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12 of 17

Day 12 - Walk alongside land iguanas

Today you see land iguanas, Darwin's finches and giant tortoises (among many other animals) as well as walking to caves filled with graffiti left by pirates and whalers over hundreds of years.
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Day 13 - Walk among marine iguanas

Explore Fernandina Island, the most volcanically active part of the Galapagos. Walk through huge colonies of marine iguanas before you snorkel with sea horses, sea turtles and sunfish.
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Day 14 - See flamingos and pelicans

Cross Santiago Island to reach a beach where turtles nest. Flamingos and pelicans are often seen along with blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, and frigate birds
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Day 15 - Look out for penguins

The unusually striking and beautiful red landscape of Rabida is home to blue-footed boobies, penguins, hawks, pelicans, marine iguanas, flamingos and sea lions.
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Day 16 - Enjoy iconic views

Land at Isla Bartolomé to walk up to the viewing platform for amazing views over the Galapagos. Return to the beach for some great snorkeling with white-tipped sharks and sea turtles.
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Day 17 - Head for home

Visit Bachas beach to see flamingos, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles before travelling back to the Ecuadorian mainland and onwards home. You can always stay longer with some time on land.
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1 of 17

Day 1 - Land in Quito and rest

Fly to Quito today. You stay at a very comfortable hotel close to the airport tonight as you leave early in the morning for the Amazon.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador amazon napo wildlife centre crossing oxbow lake to lodge

2 of 17

Day 2 - Spot wildlife on the journey to the Amazon lodge

Travel to the Amazon. On arrival you are taken by boat a few hours upriver to your remote lodge. Your guides help you spot the wildlife along the way.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru amazon blue yellow macaws

3 of 17

Day 3 - Wake up to the sounds of the Amazon

Your first full day in the Amazon. Take an early-morning guided nature walk where you should see a huge variety of plants, flowers and wildlife including macaws, toucans, monkeys, and tapirs.
Images itinerary images original iq90moe60xs0bq37qnryvmx701u40vcn peru amazon macaws clay lick20201124 22912 13lyjns

4 of 17

Day 4 - Watch the colourful macaws

Head out for one of the best Amazon experiences - the macaw clay lick. The macaws love the nutrient-rich clay and the air is filled with their squawking and shrieking as they swoop in to feed.
Images itinerary images original qovsqv2ca8dumlvuueriv0ln73l64w69 ecuador amazon frog night walk chris bladon20181203 32367 1y98dk0

5 of 17

Day 5 - Discover the nocturnal wildlife

Another full day to discover new birds, mammals and plant species. Tonight is a good opportunity for a night walk to discover the nocturnal wildlife - a whole new jungle world.
Images itinerary images original i0amlrycmg2qfscqa6i6jhc5cvpzxj58 ecuador mindo cloudforest el monte lodge exterior20160307 1613 f4cqja

6 of 17

Day 6 - Travel to the cloudforest

Say goodbye to the Amazon to travel to a sustainable eco-lodge, sat deep in the heart of pristine cloud forest. Settle in. Enjoy a stroll by the river before dinner.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador mindo cloudforest el monte lodge people looking out

7 of 17

Day 7 - Spot wildlife, take a cacao tour

Days are flexible here in the cloudforest and you can do as little or as much as you like. Follow self-guided nature trails, take a cacao tour, go mountain biking or even tubing down the river.
Images itinerary images original 7qydrlvro7y93rlzhyjcjkb6mpq5ozwf Peru Manu cock of the rock c crees20160513 31075 1px6bce

8 of 17

Day 8 - See rare Andean birds before returning to Quito

Visit the Cock of the Rock lek before returning to Quito. Stay in a characterful hotel in the close-knit artistic neighbourhood of San Marcos in the colonial centre.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador quito view of central square from high

9 of 17

Day 9 - Explore Quito with your guide

Your local guide joins you this morning to introduce you to the city on a varied and fun tour, from the baroque churches to the birdlife up on the flanks of the Pichincha Volcano.
Images itinerary images original bv8n3bchggc6mlilv6fst6lbjycpti9n ecuador galapagos giant tortoises face to face20160815 31533 1udb017

10 of 17

Day 10 - Fly to Galapagos, meet the wildlife

Fly out to the Galapagós Islands, famous for its fearless wildlife. Meet giant tortoises this afternoon before you board your first-class 16 passenger catamaran.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador galapagos islands sea lion bubbles

11 of 17

Day 11 - Snorkel with sealions

Each day you will have two or three landings and opportunities to snorkel or swim. Today you take a boat ride to see pelicans and tortoises before snorkelling with sea lions and rays.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador galapagos islands land iguana

12 of 17

Day 12 - Walk alongside land iguanas

Today you see land iguanas, Darwin's finches and giant tortoises (among many other animals) as well as walking to caves filled with graffiti left by pirates and whalers over hundreds of years.
Images itinerary images original alervnbso76rvyfw89c6ibjqz4wbc8kl ecuador galapagos islands marine iguana pile up fernandina island20201124 22912 ya3ut6

13 of 17

Day 13 - Walk among marine iguanas

Explore Fernandina Island, the most volcanically active part of the Galapagos. Walk through huge colonies of marine iguanas before you snorkel with sea horses, sea turtles and sunfish.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero ecuador galapagos islands isabela pelican

14 of 17

Day 14 - See flamingos and pelicans

Cross Santiago Island to reach a beach where turtles nest. Flamingos and pelicans are often seen along with blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, and frigate birds
Images itinerary images original 1cozg84tv241oj5279my06vnrshfsiv7 ecuador galapagos islands isabela galapagos penguin pair20171121 24384 hz1clf

15 of 17

Day 15 - Look out for penguins

The unusually striking and beautiful red landscape of Rabida is home to blue-footed boobies, penguins, hawks, pelicans, marine iguanas, flamingos and sea lions.
Images itinerary images original xcyxam3m7wnz3q7zmyk5tm2gn8wg0a2n ecuador galapagos islands bartolome island galapagos islands equador20160308 1613 14nhhqf

16 of 17

Day 16 - Enjoy iconic views

Land at Isla Bartolomé to walk up to the viewing platform for amazing views over the Galapagos. Return to the beach for some great snorkeling with white-tipped sharks and sea turtles.
Images itinerary images original vdrmj751in3y4v4c7xs64ao7phz18hye ecuador galapagos islands galapagos hawk flying over dry land and ocean20171121 24384 41jdd9

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Day 17 - Head for home

Visit Bachas beach to see flamingos, blue-footed boobies and sea turtles before travelling back to the Ecuadorian mainland and onwards home. You can always stay longer with some time on land.

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