PLEASE NOTE: PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF FLIGHTS WITHIN THIS ITINERARY
Want a mind-blowing experience? The Galápagos Islands—with the help of Charles Darwin—revolutionised scientific thinking and changed the world’s view on long-held beliefs. If they could do that to the world, just imagine what they can do to you! And to help you have that mind-blowing experience, this 12-day holiday includes another natural wonder—the Ecuadorian Amazon! Your Ecuador adventure kicks off with an overnight stay in Quito, followed by a flight to Coca. Here, you’ll board a canoe trip downriver to your Amazon lodge, your home base for the next three nights. In the company of a Naturalist Guide, you’ll explore this tropical rainforest ecosystem from canopy to forest floor. An amazing adventure in the Amazon. Then you’re off to the Galápagos Islands, where sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, tortoises, and more await you. As a Monograms guest, you’ll enjoy the guidance of a Local Host® in Quito to ensure your vacation is everything you want it to be. You’ll also stay at the award-winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos, offering a private, seaside location, kayaking, snorkelling, bicycling, and boat excursions to the various Galápagos Islands.
Visit North Seymour Island, with the largest nesting site of the “magnificent frigate birds” in the Galápagos; the highlands of Santa Cruz, where tortoises can be seen grazing in the wild and where you’ll visit a local coffee, sugar cane, and cocoa bean farm; Santa Fé Island, where you’ll see California sea lions and a large species of land iguanas; Divine Bay on Santa Cruz, where we’ll keep an eye out for sea turtles, reef sharks, rays, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and more; the Charles Darwin Research Station, established to conserve the natural habitats and protect the famous giant tortoises; and the Twin Pit Craters, geological depressions of volcanic material where Scalesia trees, ferns, orchids, and mosses can be seen. And don’t forget, throughout your stay you’ll be accompanied by Naturalists, experts who know the native flora and fauna and who help make the experience magical.
Don't forget your Monograms holiday includes arranged sightseeing and transfers! Think about all the time you save and the headaches you avoid and you’ve got yourself the perfect holiday!