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Galapagos & Ecuador Wildlife Spectacular

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Year round | 15 nights

Family Galapagos & Ecuador Wildlife Spectacular

This trip offers the best of the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador with time spent in World Heritage Quito Old Town, the Antisana Reserve in the central Andes and the wildlife rich Cloud Forest. The Mary Ann is particularly good for families with children or adults. Your Galapagos experience is truly special with seven nights spent on board the sailing ship Mary Ann travelling around the eastern islands (with an option to sail the western islands instead, or both) with daily landings and snorkelling to get close to birds and wildlife. A truly memorable wildlife, scenic and cultural itinerary.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Andy Pollard

Wildlife Guide & Photographer

Andy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >

Chris Coe

Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awards

A fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Doug Allan

Special Guest Lecturer

Exclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >

Chris Weston

Special Guest Photography Guide

Chris was 32 when he finally realised he really did want to be a photo-journalist and walked out on his career in IT sales to become a wildlife photographer Read more >


  • Unique Galapagos Sailing Experience, Marine & Wildlife Spectacular
  • Bellavista Lodge, Birding & Wildlife experience high in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest
  • Historic Treasures in Quito Old Town A Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Breathtaking Scenic  Andes Tours - Vistas & Wildlife at Altitude

What's Included

  • 7 Nights on board Galapagos sail cruise, All transfers, all meals, naturalist guide, landings, daily guided nature hikes, snorkelling, kayaking & Panga cruises
  • Return flights Between Quito and Galapagos Islands
  • 2 Nights Galapagos Post cruise Finch Bay Eco Hotel B&B. Transfers
  • Historic Quito 3 Night stay B&B basis and Half Day Old City tour.
  • 2 x Full Day Private guided tours to Antisana & Cotopaxi inc Pack lunch
  • Bellavista Lodge 2 Night Package inc. Transfers from & to Quito, All meals, Shared naturalist guides
  • Private transfers to and from Quito Airport for international Arrival & Departure

Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Ecuador, Galapagos Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Ecuador, Galapagos. Start planning your tailor - made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.


15 Nights   16 Days
Arrive Quito Airport Afternoon. Quito Stay 1 Night B&B

Arrive Quito Airport Afternoon. Quito Stay 1 Night B&B

Private transfers from Quito Airport to The Patio Andaluz Hotel located in the heart of Historic Quito old town. You will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and cobbled streets of this Unesco World Heritage Site.

Flight to Galapagos for 7 Night Cruise

Flight to Galapagos for 7 Night Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to Quito Airport for flight to Baltra Island. Crossing to Santa Cruz for guided drive across to Puerto Ayora to join Mary Ann. After briefings and lunch, visit Black Turtle Cove for your first wildlife encounters with herons, pelicans and turtles in the mangrove lagoon

Genovesa Island

Genovesa Island

Genovesa Island.Here, at Darwin Bay, walk amongst seals, nesting red-footed boobies, gulls and great frigatebirds as you traverse the shoreline amongst the lava rocks and pools. Afternoon, climb Prince Phillip’s Steps for a cliff walk amongst nesting Nazca boobies, storm petrels and other birds. Look out especially for short-eared owls.

Bartoleme Island

Bartoleme Island

Morning visit to Bartoleme Island to climb the volcano for spectacular views to Pinnacle Rock and Santiago Island. Later, land on Sullivan Bay on Santiago for lava walking watching for herons and penguins diving for fish in the surf. Snorkelling to see rays, turtles, sharks and tropical fish.

Mars on Earth

Mars on Earth

A morning landing on the red sand beach of Rabida Island. Walk to the saltwater lagoon looking for rare mockingbirds and Darwin’s finches plus yellow warblers. Pelicans nest here too. Sail across to Cerro Dragon to see flamingos and other birds along with an amazing land iguana nesting site. Snorkelling to time too.

Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures

A day spent on Santa Cruz. Walk in the lush highlands and visit a giant tortoise reserve and lava tunnels.  Look out for Galapagos hawk and vermillion flycatcher. Later, in Puerto Ayora, walk to the Charles Darwin Research Centre to learn about tortoises and iguanas from different islands.

South Plaza

South Plaza

Land on South Plaza, home to coppery coloured land iguanas amongst the prickly pears and deep red sesuvium. Also, lots of birds and sealions. Later, land on Santa to see endemic yellow iguanas and sealions plus land and sea birds. Snorkelling to see rays, turtles, sharks and tropical fish.

Espanola Island

Espanola Island

Espanola is the only island with nesting waved albatrosses (April-December). Get close up to these and blue-footed and Nazca boobies as well as brightly coloured iguanas. Climb to the viewpoint to watch the spectacular blowhole and look out for the endemic Espanola mockingbird. Snorkelling time too.

Puerto Ayora
9 - 10Days

Puerto Ayora

Disembark at Puerto Ayora and take a water transfer to the first class Finch Bay Eco Hotel.Explore the numerous nature walks to the beaches, feeling at one with nature and wildlife all around you or just relax by the pool after your exciting island expedition.

Patio Andaluz Hotel

Patio Andaluz Hotel

Transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito. Met with a private transfer to the Patio Andaluz Hotel three nights with breakfast included.

Cotopaxi National Park
12 - 13Days

Cotopaxi National Park

Two exciting private full day tours high in The Andes, to the Antisana Ecological Reserve and Cotopaxi National Park. Spectacular views and volcanic scenery combined with good birding – see condors, variable hawks, Andean lapwing and more. In the evenings, enjoy the restaurants and atmosphere of the Old Town.

Bellavista Reserve Lodge
14 - 15Days

Bellavista Reserve Lodge

Early morning drive high into the Ecuadorean Cloud Forest to stay at Bellavista Reserve Lodge for two nights. This conservation reserve is amazingly rich in birdlife with 100s of species, including 14 of hummingbird alone, to be seen from numerous nature trails. Look out for the local cock-of-the-rock amongst lush vegetation.



After an opportunity of an early morning refreshing hike and breakfast we will transfer you back to Quito Airport for onward or return travel.

A view from Above

Mary Anne

View Vessel

Accomodation Options

Patio Andaluz Hotel, Quito

Ideally located deep in the old town, this Boutique style hotel is an ideal location to explore the culture, history and vibrant restaurants and bars.

Located deep in the old town and cobbled streets of Quito this small & friendly boutique hotel was converted some years ago from an original colonial style house. Nestled just 150 meters from the main square, Independence Plaza and 7 minutes walk to from the Square of San Francisco this authentic hotel could not be better placed. The El Rinco de Cantuna Restaurant offers excellent Ecuadorian, Spanish and international cuisine Suites and 21 Standard rooms.

Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Puerto Ayora

Award winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel, Ideal wildlife retreat, secluded area of Puerto Ayora, steps away from the beach.

Located virtually on the beach in a secluded corner across the bay from Puerto Ayora this is an ideal relaxing location to either immerse yourself in to Galapagos Island life pre or post cruise or as a base to explore the islands at your own pace. A choice of 6 Ocean View and 21 Garden view rooms all with air conditioning, balconies with natural surroundings. Take a nature walk to one of two beaches, get close and up front to wildlife and bird life which surrounds the reserve or enjoy a quiet moment by the private outdoor pool. Puerto Ayora and its bars and restaurants is just a short walk or sea taxi away. Snorkeling equipment available. Sea Kayaks, daily excursions with naturalist guides on land or a flout available at extra cost.

Bellavista Reserve Eco Lodge

Bellavista Reserve Lodge is well located only 145 minutes drive from the center of Quito. A must for wildlife, birding and hiking. Economy to superior accommodation with shared or naturalist guides specializing in anything from orchids to butterflies & bird life.

High in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest offering over 700 hectares of private conservation reserve and located in the Mindo region. Bellavista Lodge is one of the most remarkable places in the world for colourful bird life and orchids. Hike up streams to hidden waterfalls on 10 kms of nature walks graded from easy to genuine adventure. Access to shared (or private at extra cost) naturalist guides who will accompany small groups to observe 100’s of bird species particular to this region including Cock of the Rock and up to 14 species of humming bird at close range at feeders.

What Our Customers

Jon Woods, Isle of Man Jayne Robb, Liverpool, UK Paul Janseens, Belgium Norman Eley, Berkshire, UK
• Although we thoroughly enjoyed the Galapagos it was mainland Ecuador which really took us by surprise with such a diversity of landscape and wildlife and incredible hospitality everywhere we went. Our local guides were so knowledgeable and helpful and our driver Manuel had a terrific sense of humour. We had some fantastic birding at both Mashpi, Le Selva and of course our day trip to Paz de Las Aves Reserve where we were lucky enough to see both the ‘Cock of the Rock’ and the giant antipitta. The devil nose train journey was as thrilling as we hoped and we even got lucky with Cotopaxi and got some lovely clear photos so all in all couldn't ask for more.
• This was an excellent trip from start to finish. Bellavista Lodge was a particular favourite of ours, so tranquil and a superb base to watch birds and wildlife while experiencing real Ecuadorian hospitality. Our guide, really knew his stuff and was so passionate about his job ,in fact all the local guides were excellent. I have to say a special word about Juan, our driver, who was so charming and funny, he really added to the overall enjoyment of the trip. The number and variety of birds we saw was amazing and I would have no hesitation in recommending Ecuador to other keen bird watchers.
Fantastic holiday with more wildlife than I was expecting. The Napo Wildlife Centre was wonderful, we were looked after with such care and attention and our guides’ knowledge of the areas’ and flora and fauna was outstanding, what they didn’t know probably wasn’t worth knowing. The food was so varied and they coped amazingly with my food intolerances, better than most European restaurants!!! Waking up to the sound of the howler monkeys will always live with me as will seeing my first Kinkajou, something I’ve wanted to see for a long time. Thank you for an amazing two weeks.
We had an amazing time in the Galapagos, thank you.We really enjoyed ourselves and will certainly come back to you next year.

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