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Classic Ecuador & Galapagos

Best time to travel
All year
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Quito.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights, guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation in Quito, the Amazon and Galapagos Cruise.
  • Experience the Galapagos Islands on board a luxurious expedition vessel and enjoy a range of on and off shore excursions.
  • Incredible experiences including a private tour of Quito, an immersive stay in the Amazon, cruising this incredible Galapagos archipelago.
  • Go snorkelling with sea lions and green sea turtles in the Galapagos for an unforgettable experience.
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Introduction

This suggested itinerary is a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders of Ecuador. Journey into Ecuador’s Amazon experiencing the enchanting Galapagos Islands, both on a cruise and on land. Unique wildlife and unforgettable experiences await - an exhilarating adventure for couples ticking off two huge bucket-list destinations!

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage city.
Begin your Ecuador journey in Quito for a few days of gentle exploration. Your driver will transfer you on arrival to your accommodation where you’ll spend three nights.
A privately guided your has been included in your stay.
Quito is set within a valley and filled with pretty colonial plazas and ornate churches in a variety of architectural styles. Explore both the Old Town and the New Town which each have a distinct character and plenty to enjoy both day and night.
Quito, Ecuador
Discover the middle of the world!
Walk along the equatorial line as part of your tour of Quito. Learn about the discovery of the equator and then straddle the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Historical Quito, Ecuador
Experience a guided hiking tour of Cotopaxi National Park.
You will be able to see the snowcapped summits of the Cotopaxi and Antisana volcanoes. You will also visit the Interpretation centre to learn about the history of this spectacular volcano’s major eruptions and visit Lake Limpiopungo and explore the surrounding area on foot.
Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador
Take a short, 40-minute flight to Coca, the mighty Amazon Rainforest.
Then board the comfortable boat for your journey to your lodge where you’ll spend three nights. Sit back and let the sounds of the rainforest wash over you as you keep your eyes peeled for primates and toucans.
Toucans Amazon-Rainforest, Ecuador
Enjoy all of the activities that your lodge has to offer.
Visit colourful parrot clay licks, take a canoe night safari to spot caiman and bats, get involved with local Amazon communities and venture along forest trails, all the while looking out for the enchanting wildlife which resides within the forest canopy.
Caiman, Amazon Rainforest
Fly back to Quito.
Stay for a night at a hotel which is conveniently located and provides all the facilities you need for a one-night stay.
Quito Architecture, Ecuador
Transfer across to the terminal and fly to the magical Galapagos Islands.
It’s time to transfer and board your luxury cruise where you’ll spend the next five nights.
Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands
Your cruise will provide an intimate cruising adventure.
This is your chance to experience up-close the unrivalled beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Sailing around the Galapagos Islands, view an incredible array of endemic wildlife species. Swim with sea lions, turtles and marine iguanas under water, and on land you'll encounter the enigmatic Galapagos tortoise, flightless cormorant and blue-footed boobies.
Seal, Galapagos Islands
Your adventure has come to and end, fly home from the Galapagos.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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Plaza-Grande-Hotel-Quito

La Plaza Grande

Plaza Grande is situated on Plaza de la Independencia, Quito’s central square. The 15 luxurious suites within the property are elegantly decorated with dark woods and brown earthly tones. All suites have marbled bathrooms, a hydromassage tub and a separate lounge area with a sofa. There is also a wellness spa and moonlight horse-drawn carriage city tours for guests to enjoy. Guests at hotel can choose from three restaurants.

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge is a unique eco-lodge set in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon Basin and is a haven for nature lovers, bird watchers and adventure seekers. Located in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Sacha Lodge is a unique, rustic eco-lodge which offers memorable adventures exploring the rainforest. A variety of guided excursions are included in each stay such as canoeing along blackwater creeks, piranha fishing, night walks through the jungle, visits to a nearby parrot clay-lick and swimming in the lake in front of the lodge. Guests are led by a native guide and a bilingual naturalist guide educated in the biology and ecology of the area.

Quito Polo Club Hotel

Quito Polo Club

Tucked in the small neighbourhood of La Palma in Puembo amid the mountains of the Ecuadorian Highlands, Quito Polo Club is a luxury hotel situated within vast manicured lawns. Close to Quito and the airport, it’s a convenient stopover point at the start or end of your Ecuadorian adventure. The Quito Polo Club is a prestigious Ecuadorian institution, and guests are invited to participate in polo and horse riding lessons, or sit back and watch the professionals.

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Galapagos Legend

Board the luxury MV Galapagos Legend for a luxury cruise around the beautiful Galapagos. Embark on daily excursions with small group tours, experiencing a rich array of marine life, land animals and unique landscapes. Varied excursions include swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and land excursions. There are various relaxation spaces aboard as well as a swimming pool and sun terrace.

What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018

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