Ecuador & The Galapagos

Ecuador & The Galapagos

8 January 2018

Touch down in Quito and head straight into the colonial heart of one of South America's most historically rich cities. Exploring beautiful architecture, splendid churches and cobble-stone streets by foot, haggling in craft markets and tasting local delicacies (dare you try a Guinea Pig? I didn’t!) is the perfect introduction into Latino life. But Quito is really the launch pad into the natural wonders of rural Ecuador…

Traditional working haciendas in the northern and southern sierras offer authentic experiences of country life, with fantastic horse-riding and challenging hiking on beautiful volcanoes amidst sensational scenery.

Once you’ve had a taste of rural Ecuador, venture deep into the Cloud Forest to encounter nature up-close, as you explore with a naturalist guide, taking in mesmerising sounds and sights of unique flora and fauna all around. We can recommend a spectacular eco-lodge, cleverly designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to immerse guests in the heart of the forest.

The real crown jewel of the region is without a doubt the Galapagos archipelago. Just a short flight from Quito, you'll enjoy the best wildlife experience on the continent from the comfort of a luxury yacht, with daily adventures hopping from island to island and learning about the wonderfully uninhibited creatures that call this home.

 

Having just travelled to Quito and the Galapagos we would be delighted to help with a trip involving all these aspects, it is truly interesting and mesmerising; you won’t be disappointed.

Traditional working haciendas in the northern and southern sierras offer authentic experiences of country life, with fantastic horse-riding and challenging hiking on beautiful volcanoes amidst sensational scenery.

 

Once you’ve had a taste of rural Ecuador, venture deep into the Cloud Forest to encounter nature up-close, as you explore with a naturalist guide, taking in mesmerising sounds and sights of unique flora and fauna all around. We can recommend a spectacular eco-lodge, cleverly designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to immerse guests in the heart of the forest.

 

The real crown jewel of the region is without a doubt the Galapagos archipelago. Just a short flight from Quito, you'll enjoy the best wildlife experience on the continent from the comfort of a luxury yacht, with daily adventures hopping from island to island and learning about the wonderfully uninhibited creatures that call this home.

 

Having just travelled to Quito and the Galapagos we would be delighted to help with a trip involving all these aspects, it is truly interesting and mesmerising; you won’t be disappointed.

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Sarah Mason

Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.

Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...

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