Volcanoes and Galapagos

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4.6 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22017
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the wild paradise of the Galapagos as well as local life on mainland Ecuador
  • Visit local communities living in the mountainous highlands around Otavalo
  • Stay in hotels on Santa Cruz and Isabela Islands and search for iconic Galapagos wildlife
The "Volcanoes And Galapagos" trip starts in Quito and ends in Guayaquil. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 15 days taking you through Quito, Puerto Villamil, Banos and 4 other destinations in Ecuador. "Volcanoes And Galapagos" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the spectacular wildlife and fascinating cultural blend of mainland Ecuador, before exploring the 'enchanted Isles' of the Galapagos. Experience this natural paradise from a different perspective, staying on land on Santa Cruz and Isabela islands.

Andean communities - Visit rural indigenous villages with sublime mountain views around Otavalo

Galapagos Islands - Spend one week getting up close to the remarkable wildlife of Darwin's paradise islands

Cloud Forest - Visit the Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve, a protected area that is home to a stunning array of hummingbirds and butterflies

Avenue of the Volcanoes - Take a walk in the Cotopaxi National Park, with views to the snowcapped cone of Cotopaxi Volcano
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Tumbaco, near Quito
  • Day 2 : Travel to Otavalo via Parque Condor; visit Peguche village
  • Day 3 : Walk at the Laguna Cuicocha; share in rural life at indigenous communities; visit Otavalo Market
  • Day 4 : Drive to the Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve; visit the community of Yunguilla and a chocolate factory
  • Day 5 : Explore the cloud forest on foot and by cable car; visit a hummingbird garden; drive to Quito
  • Day 6 : Walking tour of Quito's UNESCO Heritage Old Town
  • Day 7 : Drive the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cotopaxi National Park; walks at the Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Day 8 : Fly to the Galapagos; view giant tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands
  • Day 9 : Boat to Isabela Island, overnight in Puerto Villamil
  • Day 10 : Walk up Sierra Negra Volcano; afternoon snorkel
  • Day 11 : Tintoreras Islands trip; return by boat to Santa Cruz
  • Day 12 : Discover Seymour, Plazas, Bartolome or Santa Fe Island
  • Day 13 : Visit Tortuga Bay; afternoon Charles Darwin Station visit
  • Day 14 : Fly to Quito on the mainland
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Quito
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
  • Ilalo Garden Hotel (3 nights)
  • Hostal Riviera Sucre (2 nights)
  • Grand Hotel Mindo (1 night)
  • Ikala Quito Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Deja Vu (4 nights)
  • Hotel Cally (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Naturalist(s)
  • Any international flights to Quito and from Guayaquil are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Volcanoes and Galapagos tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
4.6 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Paul
  • On Dec 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Ian
  • On Dec 29 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The cost of the Gallapagos enty and visa should be added to teh tour costs and paid centrally
  • Meena
  • On Dec 21 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Enjoyed the trip very much.
  • Dudley
  • On Dec 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Allowing a Galapagous boat extension. maybe a couple fo nights, would have been good.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Volcanoes and Galapagos tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 June 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Volcanoes and Galapagos tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Volcanoes and Galapagos tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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