Ecuador walking holiday, tailormade

Price
£3620excluding flights
Duration
15 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price is based on 2 people sharing, includes accommodation, transport, English speaking guide on days 2-5 and 7-15 and most meals
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Description of Ecuador walking holiday, tailormade

Circumnavigate the rim of a crater lake, meander through a subtropical forest, hike between remote farming villages, as you dive into Andean landscapes on this tailor made walking holiday in Ecuador. No two days spent in this stunning country will be the same, as we travel between ecological reserves, hot springs and a dormant volcano. Keep an eye out for condors soaring overhead, and for vicuñas darting about on the slopes. You can even hike with the last of the ‘hieleros’ – the men who climbed Mount Chimborazo each day to collect ice.

With a wide range of optional activities, each traveller gets to choose how active – or relaxed – they’d like to be. But however much you decide to pack into your days, rest assured you will be spending each night in comfortable lodges or historic haciendas with private facilities. This trip is also ideal to combine with other itineraries, should you wish to explore the country further – or venture out to the Galapagos Islands.

Price information

£3620excluding flights
Price is based on 2 people sharing, includes accommodation, transport, English speaking guide on days 2-5 and 7-15 and most meals
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary

Travel guides

Andes
The Andes are South America’s solid spine, a daunting mountain range over 7,000km long. It stretches from the iciest reaches of Patagonia in the far s...
Ecuador
Crammed into an area the size of the UK, Ecuador's habitats range from the steamy Amazon jungle and high Andean páramo, to bird filled cloud forest an...

Reviews

1 Reviews of Ecuador walking holiday, tailormade

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Watching the "last iceman" at work high on Chimborazo.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. Wrap up warmly in the haciendas, especially at night. Wear plenty of warm clothes to watch the "last iceman". Yet be prepared for warm sunshine too, especially at lower altitudes and during the middle of the day.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We feel our holiday benefited local people by using local guides and staying in locally run, independent, 'non-chain' accommodation. We felt our holiday supported conservation by staying at San Isidro, where conservation initiatives are ongoing. We do not feel our holiday especially reduced environmental impacts in particular.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent!

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