The Wonderful Wildlife of the Colombian Llanos and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands

# Tailor-Made Tour
# Wildlife Cruise

The Wonderful Wildlife of the Colombian Llanos and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands

14 Days from $8,301 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
14 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Wildlife Cruise
Birding
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving
Country Combo
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This unforgettable natural history holiday combines two of South America’s ‘must-see’ wildlife destinations: Colombia’s Los Llanos Orientales and the Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s Enchanted Isles found far off Ecuador’s Pacific coast.

Begin in Bogota, Colombia’s capital, before flying to Los Llanos Orientales (the eastern plains), a vast expanse of tropical savanna, gallery forest, seasonally flooded wetlands and small hillocks. Unfeasibly large giant anacondas are found here, as are Orinoco crocodile, giant anteater, puma, jaguar, flocks of scarlet ibis, jabiri storks and a multitude of other fauna. Then enjoy a sensational seven-night voyage around the iconic Galapagos Islands for dramatic volcanic landscapes, fascinating human culture and a plethora of specially adapted wildlife, both on land and underwater.

Itinerary

Price from $8,301 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Arrive in Bogota

Met on arrival in Bogota and transfer to the hotel. In the late morning begin exploring La Candelaria district accompanied by a private guide. Visit Bolivar Square and several important colonial and republican style buildings including the Palace of Justic, Congress, and cathedral, the Botero Museum with a permanent exhibition of the work of Fernando Botero, Colombia’s most famous artist, and the gold museum. The tour finishes at Monserrate with panoramic views over Bogota before returning to the hotel.

Staying at Hotel Artisan DC . Includes No Meals.

Day 2 - Llanos

Transfer to Bogota Airport, fly to El Yopal and transfer overland to Hato La Aurora, a16,000-hectare reserve and cattle ranch in the wildlife-rich Llanos of Casanare department. In the afternoon begin exploring the area on foot accompanied by a private guide.

Staying at Juajn Solito Lodge . Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Llanos

Enjoy a full day of privately guided activities on foot, by boat, vehicle or on horseback. Llanos wildlife includes giant anteater, anaconda, giant anteater, jaguar, critically endangered Orinoco crocodile (one of the 25 rarest reptiles on Earth), spectacled caiman, scarlet ibis, Orinoco goose, roseate spoonbill and the two Llanos restricted endemics – pale-headed jacamar and white-bearded flycatcher.

Staying at Juan Solito Lodge . Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Llanos

Enjoy a full day of privately guided activities.

Staying at Juan Solito Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Llanos

After breakfast enjoy a privately guided activity then transfer to El Yopal airport and fly back to Bogota.

Staying at Movich Buro . Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 6 - Ecuador

Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Met on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Staying at Wyndham . Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to airport and fly to the Galapagos Islands. Begin a 7 nights Galapagos Islands cruise on board a tourist ship. Superior or luxury ships are also available.

For the next 7 days, you will explore the Galapagos Islands above and below the water on guided excursions. The dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos Islands offer some of the most unusual wildlife watching in the world. Above water there are plants and semi-tame animals whose geographical isolation and adaptation to the harsh conditions have led to the evolution of many unique natural histories, including marine iguanas, giant tortoises and the famous Darwin finches. Under the water, cool currents have introduced otherwise cold water species to these tropical seas: penguins, orcas and fur seals happily rub along with parrot fish, turtles and manta rays.

Staying at Cachalote Boat . Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Depart Guayaquil

Return to airport and fly to Guayaquil. Catch your international flight home.

Staying at . Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Best Visited:
December to March

Area Specialist

John Melton

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Here is the report on the trip I have just finished, visiting Ecuador and the Galapagos… The [AMAZON RAINFOREST LODGE] is delightful. The rooms are very comfortable with a view over the lagoon spectacular and we woke to the sound of howler monkeys every morning…We spent a couple of nights at [THE CLOUD FOREST LODGE], an extraordinary place with the most amazing accommodation… The atmosphere was terrific and the staff wonderful, food excellent, the ambiance was great.

The [GALAPAGOS CRUISE] was without doubt the highlight of the tour and it is difficult to describe how much pleasure we all got from this leg of the trip. We were accompanied again by an English speaking guide, Franklin Ramirez who was extremely knowledgeable and very good company. We saw a host of wildlife including Sei whales, dolphins, manta rays, hammer-head sharks and all the birds and reptiles one expects to see on these islands. However the impact of seeing them close and seeing such a diversity of habitat on the different islands is simply unbelievable…The crew were excellent, the chef performed wonders in a small galley kitchen and we were all extremely happy with this accommodation.

Mr Q B - Jersey

Route Map

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Cachalote: -0.862394, -90.285645
Juan Solito Lodge: 6.018699, -71.373444
Artisan D.C.: 4.653979, -74.054446
Movich Buro 26: 4.689827, -74.130144
Wyndham Hotel: -2.179083, -79.875753