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QuitoCasona de la Ronda
3 nights
GalápagosIsabela II
4 or 6 nights
Casona de la Ronda
1 night

Click on the name of the hotel or cruise ship for details

9 or 11 days from £3190

excluding international flights

DAY 1 – Arrival in Quito.

On arrival in Quito you will be met by a representative of World Discovery outside immigration and customs. You will then be taken by private car direct to your hotel. Recommended flight from London: KLM from London Heathrow via Amsterdam (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAYS 2 AND 3 – Quito.

Two days at leisure in Quito, Ecuador's elegant capital, located high in the Andes at 2,850m/9,115ft.  There is a wide choice of optional excursions which we can prebook for you.  The best introduction to this UNESCO World Heritage city is the Quito and the Middle of the World tour, which combines a guided walk through the old city with a visit to the Equatorial Monument to the north of the city.  Side trips from Quito include visits to the colourful Otavalo Market, famous for its traditional weavings, wood carving and leather goods, or to the Bellavista Cloud Forest, a paradise for birdwatchers.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

 Ecuador Holidays - Women at Latacunga MarketSTAY ON IN QUITO AND MAINLAND ECUADOR
If you want to spend longer on the mainland and explore other regions of Ecuador, we would be happy to suggest itineraries to show you the best of this wonderful destination.  You may wish to travel through the scenic 'Avenue of the Volcanoes' to the colonial city of Cuenca, take a journey on the world-famous 'Devil's Nose Railway' or visit the vast Amazon Rainforest.  Please ask for details.  

DAY 4 – Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Embark on the Isabela II.

This morning you will be taken by private car to Quito Airport to board the 3 hour flight across the Pacific Ocean to the Galápagos Islands, one of the world's top wildlife destinations.  With the Isabela II you have a choice of 3 different itineraries (you can, if you wish, combine more than one of them for a longer cruise).  Route maps and detailed day-to-day itineraries can be found via the following links:

Northern Islands - 6 nights, Tuesday to Monday
Central Islands - 4 nights, Monday to Friday
Southern Islands - 4 nights, Friday to Tuesday

The above fortnightly cycle means that each cruise operates every other week.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner.

 Galapagos Holidays - Land IguanaDAYS 5 to 7 (or 5 to 9) – Cruising in the Galápagos.

Enjoy your cruise experience in these unique islands aboard one of our favourite Galápagos cruise ships.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner each day.

DAY 8 or 10 – Return to Quito.

Today you will fly back east to mainland Ecuador for leisure time and overnight in Quito.
Meals included: Full breakfast.


DAY 9 or 11 – Depart.

Private transfer to Quito Airport for your departure flight.
Meals included: Full breakfast.


International Flights

We recommend the daily services of KLM from London Heathrow to Quito via Amsterdam. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Amsterdam. Depart at 06.00; arrive Amsterdam at 09.00
Amsterdam/Quito.  Depart at 09.55; arrive Quito at 14.35
Quito/Amsterdam.  Depart at 15.55; arrive Amsterdam at 13.05 (next day)
Amsterdam/Heathrow. Depart at 14.40; arrive Heathrow at 15.00
KLM also operate flights from several regional airports in the UK to connect with the Amsterdam/Quito flights.  Other options (with generally longer flight timings, but sometimes lower fares) are LAN Airlines via Madrid, or several airlines connecting via the USA.


Galápagos Holidays: Isabela II (Reference: WDGL002)
2018 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Daily departures*




All year**£4260
All year**
See description of the Isabela II for details
about the cabin categories

* Your departure date will depend on the start of the selected Galápagos cruise and the number of nights you wish to spend in Ecuador prior to joining the cruise.

** Supplements will be applicable during the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods. 

Single Room Supplements on request (very limited availability on the Isabela II).

The price includes:

  • Scheduled domestic flights from Quito to the Galápagos Islands (and v,v.), including local airport taxes.
  • Hotel and cruise accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded or double rooms/cabins with private facilities.
  • Full breakfast each day.  Lunches and dinners are also included during the Isabela II cruise.
  • Private transfers in Quito.  Shared transfers in the Galápagos Islands.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  • The services of an English-speaking naturalist during your Galápagos Cruise.
  • Snorkelling equipment during the Galápagos Cruise.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • Optional sightseeing. It is recommended that the optional excursions in Quito are booked prior to arrival in Ecuador.  Please ask for up to date prices.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Galápagos National Park Entrance Fee of US$100 (subject to change).  This must be paid direct in cash on arrival in the Galapagos.  
  • Galápagos Transit Control Card - US$10.  This must be paid direct in cash at Quito Airport prior to flying to the the Galapagos Islands.
  • Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter.

A deposit of £500 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Galápagos holiday must be paid at least 3 months before your departure date.

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