Kudu Travel is highlighting its new tour to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, which last year sold out early.

The operator’s trip to the remote pacific Galápagos Islands visits Fernandina Island, the youngest island of the archipelago and the very island featured on ‘Planet Earth II, Islands.’

Guests will travel on a fully-crewed magnificent teak-decked sailing yacht, The Beagle - named after HMS Beagle, the vessel on which Charles Darwin visited the Galápagos Islands during the historic voyage that led to his theory of evolution - for a week of exploration.

Guests can head ashore for daily walks on the islands with a naturalist guide, and there are also plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel with turtles, sea lions, fur seals, eagle rays, Galápagos penguins and tropical fish.

The tour also takes in mainland Ecuador, highlights of which include the colonial architecture of Quito and a four-day train journey on Tren Crucero, with excursions to see the Avenue of the Volcanoes and to discover Andean Indian culture. Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands: a Walking Tour across the Equator costs from £8,390 per person based on two sharing, and includes 16 nights’ full board accommodation (nine nights in four-star hotels and seven nights on the yacht); all land and rail transport; internal flights (Guayaquil/Baltra/Quito); entrance fees; sightseeing; and activities as per the itinerary, along with the services of a local naturalist guide during the cruise and a Kudu Travel tour leader.

International flights are extra and the walking grade is standard - between one and two-and-a-half hours per day.

To book or for more information call 01225-436115 or visit kudutravel.com

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