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A stunning trip combining perhaps the two most unique and diverse habitats in the world, the Galapagos islands and the Amazon

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Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel

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What's Included

  • Luxury Galapagos cruise and excursions lead by naturalist experts
  • Private tour options in Guayaquil, the Amazon and Quito
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

This is a remarkable trip that encompasses a grand tour of the Galapagos Islands, in the comfort of a luxury cruise and with some of Ecuador‘s most knowledgeable naturalist guides. Discover a whole host of fascinating species of animals while you experience the biodiversity, flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest. In between, visit the charming UNESCO city of Quito, allowing time to learn the customs and traditions of Ecuador and explore the city’s art galleries and other sites of historical interest.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Guayaquil

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Guayaquil airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Guayaquil

Two days in Guayaquil Two days in Guayaquil

The largest city in Ecuador and located on the Pacific coast, Guayaquil is the country's economic hub and with good flight connections, is more often than not simply a necessary stopover to or from the Galapagos. With a good selection of fine restaurants and cultural establishments, we can help you make the most of your short time here should you want to venture out.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Guayaquil hotel to the airport

Days 3-10

Galapagos

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Guayaquil to the Galapagos

Cruise Ships in the Galapagos

Seven days cruising the Galapagos Seven days cruising the Galapagos

Spend your time cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. The exact itinerary will depend on which you choose, our travel designer will help you choose which suits you best.

Nature walks on the Islands Nature walks on the Islands

There will be a number of varied nature trails with your guides to the different islands on your itinerary to explore both the wildlife up close and the astonishing geology of the islands.

Panga rides and snorkelling Panga rides and snorkelling

Small group excursions by inflatable 'panga' zodiac boats to snorkel and see the dense marine wildlife.

Days 10-12

Quito

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from the Galapagos Islands to Quito (via Guayaquil)

Transfer

Private transfer from Quito airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Quito

Two days in Quito Two days in Quito

Enjoy Ecuador's capital, the first ever UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this historical city and contemporary hub. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your Quito hotel to Quito airport

Days 12-15

The Amazon

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Quito to Coca

Transfer

Transfer from Coca airport to your lodge in the Amazon

Lodges in The Amazon

Three days exploring the Amazon Three days exploring the Amazon

You depart in the morning from your hotel in Manaus for a trip deeper into the Amazon itself. Choose from our selection of cruises or lodges. Excursions will be in small groups and be a mixture of jungle walks and motorised canoe tours.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer from your Amazon Lodge to Coca airport

Days 15-16

Quito

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Coca to Quito

Transfer

Private transfer from Quito airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Quito

Final day to enjoy Quito and overnight Final day to enjoy Quito and overnight

You will have time to enjoy some of Quito's historical sites, there are many beautiful old buildings, plazas and streets to explore with some particularly beautiful old churches among the highlights.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from your Quito hotel to Quito airport

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