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Galapagos & Amazon

From £6699 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Spend a week up high and down low in the Amazon jungle, looking for Giant otters, sloth, monkeys, caiman and many colourful species of bird. By contrast, the volcanic islands of the Galapagos offer a very different encounter: Sea lions scatter the beaches, fearless Marine iguanas find camouflage on blackened rocks and countless birds nest in the cliffs above.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Quito.
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Wildlife
Trip Code: EWAJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners included

Transport

Travel by internal flight, motor yacht, canoe and minibus  Group normally 4 to 16 plus local naturalist guide

Accommodation

Trip 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

Itinerary & Notes
The group flight usually arrives into Quito this evening. Land Only clients should aim to arrive at the hotel this afternoon/evening. Free transfers are available for all clients. A local guide will welcome you to Quito and explain the schedule for the next few days. *Accommodation: Hotel Vieja Cuba (or similar)** *
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Reviews
       
I hoped for a lot, but expected nothing (especially in the Amazon) but we saw more wildlife than I knew there was! And as for the Galapagos.....Sensational. Holiday of a lifetime and would recommend to anyone. Truly brilliant. Am delighted to have managed to have whittled my photos down to about 650 (and 35 videos!). The Napo Lodge was stunning with fabulous staff but the Cachalotte was possibly even better (though cabin much smaller and less glamorous than lodge). The memories will be something I treasure forever. The organisation from beginning to end made everything so easy and I will definitely be travelling with Exodus again.
       
Great trip first to Napo then to Galapagos. We were delighted with the quality of service, organization and attention to details.
       
This trip surpassed anything I could ever have imagined. The Napo Wildlife Centre is beautiful. The service, accommodation, guiding and sightings were fantastic. An incredible place to stay with some incredible birding. The Cachalote 1 and her crew were just amazing. Kind, generous, knowledgeable and so helpful. I had hurt my neck earlier in the trip and the crew went above and beyond to help me out. Each island brought a new, remarkable landscape with it's own unique species. The snorkelling was beyond the imagination and our guide was flexible and eager for us to see as much as possible.
       
What a fantastic adventure! The rain forest was amazing, paddling up the creek to the Napo Wildlife Centre was like going to a different world. The cabanas were lovely, food plentiful and tasty. We saw Giant River Otters twice! Wow! It was the rain forest, so guess what, it rained! (but not all the time.) Cachalote was equally comfortable, if a little cramped, and Cookie produced excellent meals, need to go on a diet now. The walks on the islands were short, but interesting with an abundance of wildlife providing loads of photo opportunities.Snorkeling was brilliant, even for a novice like me. The Hotel Vieja Cuba in Quito was quaint and unusual.
       
This trip was unbelievable and hard to put into words to give it justice. I went with no expectations although the reviews I read were good. From the moment we arrived it was an adventure with experiences that can only be described as amazing. From the wildlife to climbing the volcano every moment is one which I will treasure. There is not one thing I can say that is negative.
       
A wonderful trip, which combined an exhilerating journey into the Amazon basin and a unique tour of a number of the Galapagos islands on board the Cachalote.
       
A fantastic two and half weeks.  The organisation of all the guides was superb, excellent food through out the holiday and the wildlife sightseeing in both the Amazonian rainforest and on and around the Galapagos Islands was sensational.
       
We found this trip to be well planned with a full and interesting itinerary. we particularly enjoyed the activities from the cruise section of the holiday. 
       
A very full holiday that combined the museums and architecture of colonial Quito with an extraordinary variety  of wildlife and habitat.
       
This is a truly memorable trip. The Amazon and Galapagos so very different but both providing opportunities to see a variety of wildlife and at a proximity you never believed possible.
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