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Ecuador & Galapagos Trips

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands offer a truly unique experience for students of biology where they are able to see at first hand many of the rare species which so fascinated Charles Darwin on his famous Beagle voyages in the early nineteenth century, and which led to his theory of evolution.

Ecuador is not just about the Galapagos. Part of the country lies in the Amazon basin and is covered with dense tropical forests where the wildlife is equally as diverse as in the more famous islands.  A visit to one of the various eco lodges which operate educational programmes is a great addition to any Galapagos trip.

Ecuador also sits on the Andean chain and all along the central spine of the country lie a series of volcanoes, some of which are dormant and some periodically active.  Known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi and Tungurahua and the better known of these, and a visit to one is a highlight of any trip.

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Sample itineraries

Here are some example itineraries as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you. Call or email us to start planning your trip.

  • from £3495 per person 11 days includes flights view full trip >

    Exploring the Galapagos

    For students of biology there are few places that can rival the Galapagos for the sheer diversity and uniqueness of its wildlife. This tour visits the two larger islands of Santa Cruz and Isabella and offers students the opportunity to engage in voluntary work with a Giant Tortoise conservancy project.

    • Giant Tortoise
    • Marine Iguana
    • Snorkelling