Ecuador & Galapagos active adventure vacation

Price
£3950To£4800 excluding flights
Duration
15 Days
Countries
Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
Type
Tailor made
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Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing.
As this is a tailor-made itinerary, we can change it to suit your own needs, wants, time and budget. Inquire now to start planning your own adventure with one of our Ecuador & Galapagos experts.
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Description of Ecuador & Galapagos active adventure vacation

Price information

£3950To£4800 excluding flights
Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing.
As this is a tailor-made itinerary, we can change it to suit your own needs, wants, time and budget. Inquire now to start planning your own adventure with one of our Ecuador & Galapagos experts.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Galapagos luxury
Galapagos wildlife
The behaviour of wildlife on Galápagos does vary, so you may want to take this into consideration – whether you want to play with penguins, swim with ...

Reviews

1 Reviews of Ecuador & Galapagos active adventure vacation

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Everyday saw something amazing, loved the boat trips, the abundance of animal, bird and marine life and meeting people (guides and other travelers) with interesting stories to tell, but a head to head encounter with a giant turtle, while snorkelling, had to be one of the highlights.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Check how much to give in tips and have the right money available or can get very
expensive!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Galapagos is very conservation oriented and all tourist jobs are filled by locals. Liked having filtered water readily available everywhere to refill our own water bottles, instead of throw away plastic water bottles, as couldn’t drink the tap water.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Outstanding in all aspects

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Our tailormade Ecuador trips aim for a 'Slow Travel' approach, where we encourage our guests to fly on vacation less often, and where flying is unavoidable (such as reaching the Galapagos) to make sure the trip is a fully immersive and meaningful adventure, that is both enjoyable for the traveler but also benefits the places we visit.

We handpick accommodation with a focus on environmental responsibility, such as the charming jungle lodge in Mindo built specifically to protect the flora and fauna of the local cloud forest habitat, and successfully preserving an area roughly 40 times the size of the lodge itself.

Similarly by visiting the Galapagos, as well as other national parks on the mainland, you are also helping to support important conservation efforts. Indeed, the Galapagos provides a great example in how responsible tourism can thrive, providing both the opportunity for people to experience its wonders, but also limiting the human impact on the archipelago through strict national park regulations.

People

Community based tourism is a key element of our trips to Ecuador, and in fact our ground partners based in Quito are multi-award winners in this field. Throughout the trip we aim to involve local communities in our activities, such as across the Otavalo trekking days with where we eat and stay, and visiting artisans like Miguel Andrango the ‘master weaver’. The aim throughout is to provide non-touristy, authentic cultural experiences, that benefit the people from those communities directly.

We also avoid any international chain hotels or large cruise ships, prioritising independent local owner-run properties where possible. This keeps more money in the immediate area, and helps provides business and employment opportunities to local people, whilst providing us and our guests with a more genuine and enriching stay as part of our trips. All of our guides and drivers are also based out of partners local offices in Quito and the Galapagos.

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