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A Luxury trip to Ecuador & the Galapagos

A luxury trip to the Galapagos is an experience of a lifetime. The wildlife, both in the water and out of it, is breathtaking.  We have earmarked some favourite small luxury boats and eco-lodges to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

Ecuador teems with life.  It encompasses volcanoes and cloud forests, a buzzing colonial capital, rare biodiversity, indigenous markets and rich Andean culture.   Indeed, while the Islands have long been the region’s main draw, Quito’s gleaming airport, the arrival of some impressive eco-lodges and spoiling highland haciendas make the mainland equally impressive.

We suggest spending 5-7 nights in the Galapagos before moving on to explore Quito, the highlands and rainforest.  There are volcanoes to climb, Andean towns and villages to explore and some first class horse riding. Those interested in surfing will find some of the best breaks in South America on Ecuador’s Pacific coast.  Don’t forget to pick up a panama hat in Cuenca, made from toquilla straw – we’ll be sure to send you to our favourite craftsman.

If time allows, we would suggest combining with neighbouring Colombia or Peru.  A luxury trip to Ecuador works as well for a honeymoon as it does for families and groups of friends.  Get in touch and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions.

 

Journey to Ecuador

Locations

  • Iguana Galapagos | Plan South America
    The Galapagos Archipelago
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    Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena
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  • Quito Snow Capped Volcano Backdrop | Plan South America
    Quito & the Highlands
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  • Waterfall in Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest purple sky | Plan South America
    The Ecuadorian Amazon
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Best time to travel

January – May

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Flight time

from London / New York: 12 / 6.5 hours

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Combines Well With

Nicaragua or Panama

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Michael D’Orso – Plundering Paradise

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Pasillo

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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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