Ecuador Revealed

This two-week itinerary visits some of the lesser known secrets of the Ecuadorian mainland and includes a short 5 day Galapagos cruise and a few nights at a colonial hacienda at the end of your stay.

Highlights: Quito – Mindo Cloud Forest – Galapagos Islands – Colonial Hacienda



Days 1-2


You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel. A city tour and a visit to the Equator monument at Mitad del Mundo are both included.

Days 3-5

Mindo Cloud Forest

Three nights' accommodation at a cloudforest lodge about two and a half hours from Quito. There are trails to explore, waterfalls to be seen and an abundance of birdlife.

Days 6-10

Galapagos Islands

Fly to the Galapagos for a short 5 day cruise of the archipelago. Full board and all excursions are included on your itinerary but drinks have to be paid separately. Please also see our notes about Galapagos National Park fees and taxes which have to be paid on arrival.

Days 11-13

Hacienda Hideaway

You will be met at Quito airport on your return from the Galapagos Islands and driven to a colonial hacienda for a few days of rest at the end of your journey.

Day 14

Depart Ecuador

You will be driven to the airport in time to check in for your transatlantic flight home.

The above sample Ecuador holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels & Galapagos Cruises

Ecuador has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Similarly, we offer a range of Galapagos cruises from small boats with perhaps 8 to 20 cabins to luxurious ships with up to 50 cabin, offering a choice of cabin types (according to deck, size of cabin and facilities such as panoramic windows rather than a porthole). Larger boats are more spacious and tend to be more stable in the water. They are also faster and therefore offer some of the most  extensive itineraries around the Galapagos Archipelago.

Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels and Galapagos cruise ships they would suggest for your tailor-made Ecuador holiday.

The best time of the year for visiting the Galapagos Islands is December to March, when the weather is warmest and the sea is calmest. September-October is best avoided.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Ecuador Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Ecuador holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Ecuador holiday.

Duration of your Ecuador Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Ecuadorholiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Ecuador holiday together with  links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Ecuador holiday.