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Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador’s attractions are unexpected and diverse, combining many of South America’s best features: a buzzy colonial capital, comfortable Andean haciendas, rare biodiversity and indigenous markets and towns.

The Galapagos have long been Ecuador’s main draw, but Quito’s gleaming new airport and the arrival of some impressive eco lodges and highland haciendas suggest a country very much on the move.

Journey to Ecuador

Locations

  • The Galapagos Archipelago
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  • El Chocó
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  • Quito & the Highlands
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  • The Ecuadorian Amazon
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Best time to travel

January – May

Flight time

from London / New York: 12 / 6.5 hours

Combines Well With

Nicaragua or Panama

Read

Michael D’Orso – Plundering Paradise

Listen

Pasillo

Eat & Drink

Cuy (Guinea pig) and Canelazo

What people say

  • Now that I am back in the UK, I just wanted to thank you for all you did to arrange our trip. All your arrangements worked faultlessly and you gave us a good mix of glimpses into Argentina and Uruguay from swimming in the S Atlantic to trekking in the foothills of the Andes. Thank you for a very memorable holiday, and for the very handsome book.
  • I cannot tell you what an amazing time we are having...how did you manage it?!
  • We were delighted with the trip we have just completed to Brazil and Argentina. We walked down Copacabana beach, watched a tapir swim past our canoe in the Pantanal, were submerged in the Iguazu falls, conquered desert and vineyards in northwest Argentina, experienced a snowstorm in the Andes, fed Cayman off horseback and enjoyed a tango show in probably the finest city in South America. A truly memorable experience: we have no hesitation in recommending Plan South America.

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