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Ecuador

Ecuador has everything an outdoor enthusiast could wish for - crisp blue skies, cloud-covered peaks, thick green rainforests with an abundance of wildlife, and some of South America’s most fascinating colonial cities.

Adventure through the Amazon jungle wtih Imaginative Traveller, enjoying the sounds of the birds and crickets, and enjoy some exhilarating rafting and trekking near the town of Baños. Explore the stunning architecture and museums of the mountainous city of Quito and discover its delightful Old Town.

Trek through the beautiful rolling hills and canyons of Chugchilan. Meet local villagers and barter in the markets of Otavalo, and explore the atmospheric cobbled streets of colonial Cuenca.

 

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MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £4175 for 18 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- One of the most beautiful train journeys in the world between Puno and Cuzco
- Trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Explore the magnificent Avenue of the Volcanoes

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IGGRX

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
- Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island
- Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos

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IGGTF

GROUP TOUR from £2405 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
- Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
- The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth

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IGLFB

GROUP TOUR from £2000 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As well as exploring some of the archipelago's finest islands by boat, you'll get to know the locals by staying in small, friendly hotels
- Snorkelling with sea lions is an incredible and surreal experience, and there are few better places to do so than Islas Lobos, home of the world's second largest sea lion colony
- One of the joys of the Galapagos is to be surrounded by birds like boobies and frigatebirds who often have not even the slightest interest you're there

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IGMDB

GROUP TOUR from £2107 for 6 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Send a postcard to the jealous folk back home in Post Office Bay
- Spy pink flamingos wading the lagoons of Punta Cormorant
- Snorkel through the underwater wonderland of Devil’s Crown

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IGMDD

GROUP TOUR from £3937 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- If there’s one ultimate Galapagos adventure, this is it. Combining off-the-beaten-track gems with iconic sights like the Pinnacle Rock, this trip is a microcosm of the Galapagos
- This unique, stand-alone sailing adventure shares its itinerary with no other Intrepid trip. Enjoy minimal contact with other travellers and boats
- Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small Panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandino, home of the highest density of marine iguanas

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ETPG

GROUP TOUR from £3999 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Three day camping trek to the crater rim of the Sierra Negra Volcano
- Plenty of island walks to discover the Galapagos landscape
- Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
- Plenty of snorkelling opportunities with iridescent fish, playful Sea lions and turtles
- Island hopping by motorboat but sleep in hotels and lodges (plus 2 nights tents)

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EWAJ

GROUP TOUR from £5699 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Stay in the Napo Wildlife Centre, a community-owned lodge within the UNESCO Biosphere of Yasuni National Park
- Visit parrot clay licks, explore the lake by dug-out canoe and walk through primary rainforest
- Seven nights aboard a First-Class Boat exploring the Galapagos Islands - a maximum of 16 clients on board
- Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful Sea lions and turtles 
- Fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide

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EWAWA

GROUP TOUR from £6999 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- 14 nights aboard a First-Class Boat exploring the Galapagos Islands
- Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals
- Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles 
- Fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide 
- Small group - a maximum of 16 clients on board 

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IGGTWC

GROUP TOUR from £4205 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get acquainted with charming Quito, Ecuador's spirited capital
- Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
- Experience the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos Islands

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IGGRR

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Arrive early and discover Quito’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage, filled with colonial era buildings, boulevards of multicoloured mansions and gracefully ageing cathedrals
- Learn about the unique habit of the marine iguana. This dinosaur-like little creature has an iridescent sheen and is only found on the Galapagos Islands
- Many come to Isla Santa Cruz just for the giant tortoises. Get up close and personal with these enormous animals, as they drag themselves through the sand

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IGMQG

GROUP TOUR from £8962 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As you fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, located in the equatorial water of the Pacific Ocean, you will suddenly find yourself in a very different world.
- As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
- Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.

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IGMQH

GROUP TOUR from £2622 for 6 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
- Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.
- You'll encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.

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IGGSYC

GROUP TOUR from £5379 for 24 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Hike Peru's iconic Inca Trail
- Snorkel the incredible marine life-filled waters of Kicker Rock, also known as Leon Dormido, one of the best snorkelling spots in the Galapagos and an absolute highlight for many travellers
- Meet near-extinct Galapagos tortoises

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IGGSHC

GROUP TOUR from £3370 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get acquainted with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital
- The Galapagos Islands played a profound role in forming Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection. Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth
- Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island, and kayak in beautiful Isabela Bay

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IGGBPC

GROUP TOUR from £4465 for 42 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Hike through the Amazon rainforest and sample fruit, chocolate and if you’re brave enough, tree worms in a local indigenous farming community
- Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there
- Through a vast Andean valley lies the Colca Canyon, home to the mighty Andean condor. See these magnificent beasts go about their morning routines at sunrise

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IGGBWC

GROUP TOUR from £6630 for 58 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Hike through the Amazon rainforest and sample fruit, chocolate and if you’re brave enough, tree worms in a local indigenous farming community
- Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there
- The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the lake and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community

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IGMDE

GROUP TOUR from £6497 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Quito is so much more than a gateway to the Galapagos. Misty mountain scenery, a heart-melting Old Town and world-class cuisine make this one of South America’s most dazzling destinations
- Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This underwater volcano – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best snorkelling on the archipelago
- This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa

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IGMQA

GROUP TOUR from £4847 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
- Explore the islands on deck, on foot and in the water, keeping your eyes wide open for the next unique sight.
- You'll encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.

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IGGSH

GROUP TOUR from £1020 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The ingenious design of medieval fortress town Cuenca sees beautiful buildings built into the jagged cliffs the city is built on
- Walk through the dense and mist-laden elfin forest of Podocarpus National Park, where high-elevation results in miniature, moss covered trees
- Barter over brightly coloured handwoven textiles at the Otavalo market, nestled in a valley under three mountain peaks

TAILOR
MADE

TAILOR MADE TOUR from £2205 for 7 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Swim with the Galapagos penguins on Bartolome Island
- Hike to the summit of the Sierra Negra Volcano
- Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

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EWAVA

GROUP TOUR from £7300 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Snorkel, kayak, hike and even enjoy an intimate picnic in the highlands with Giant tortoises
- Sail on the /Evolution/, featuring the most public space and largest cabins of any yacht in her class
- Visit a family-run coffee and sugar cane farm
- Enjoy the archipelago's best guest-to-guide ratio
- Learn about conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station

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IGGXE

GROUP TOUR from £1205 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Quito's World Heritage-listed Old Town is best explored on foot. Wander its architecture-rich streets past dozens of gilded churches, through stately plazas and among vendors hawking local delicacies.
- A guided walk through the Amazonian jungle reveals an array of wildlife and fascinating insights into the jungle’s critical role in the lives of locals.
- Experience white water rafting on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River.

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IGGSFC

GROUP TOUR from £5615 for 30 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Choose the classic Inca Trail, the quieter Quarry Trail or the scenic train route to reach Machu Picchu. It will be unforgettable, no matter how you get there.
- Take a boat tour around the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community.
- Spend two nights deep in the Amazon Jungle, trekking with local flora and fauna experts through the ‘Lungs of the World’.

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IGGBQC

GROUP TOUR from £1.0E+19 for 0 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Take a guided hike through the Amazon Rainforest and sample fresh fruit, tree worms and chocolate made from scratch in an indigenous farming community.
- See the enigmatic Nazca Lines, giant images etched into the desert that experts believe are more than 2000 years old.
- Choose to trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route to reach the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

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IGGYQC

GROUP TOUR from £2727 for 23 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- UNESCO is a pretty good judge of character, right? With its colonial architecture, plazas, churches and colourful local life, there's a reason they've listed Quito's Old Town as a World Heritage site
- There's nothing like munching on a red tomato from an Ecuadorian market, eh? Saunter (yes, saunter) around the Otavalo Markets and find yourself smack bang in the middle of Souvenir City, population: you
- Visit the colonial city of Cuenca

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IGGYEC

GROUP TOUR from £5170 for 40 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Quito’s Old Town is packed full of colonial architecture, plazas, churches and colourful local life – it's no wonder UNESCO have listed it as a World Heritage site.
- Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route to Machu Picchu, trust us, this is going to be one of the highlights of your life.
- Get amongst the weird and wonderful in La Paz, from the strange brews of the witches’ market to the tasty treats of Mercado Lanza.

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IGGYCC

GROUP TOUR from £4054 for 34 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Roam the Amazon jungle at night while pretending you're David Attenborough (it has a calming influence). Float down the river, keeping an out for the glaring eyes of jaguars and caimans.
- The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca seem like the sort of thing Pixar would come up with. Spend the night under the stars in a traditional island village.
- Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route to Machu Picchu, trust us, this is going to be one of the highlights of your life.
 
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