Santa Lucia is perched in a privileged position, atop a mountain with wonderful views.
Varied altitudes means incredible bio-diversity through its differing climatic zones.
Protected area set up by, cared for and worked by the thirteen families of the Santa Lucia community.
Wonderful wildlife, from spectacled bears to hummingbirds to cock-of-the-rock and more.
Beautiful forests full of orchids, flowers and ancient trees.
Intimate main lodge and comfy cabins with spectacular views over the forests.
The walk up was well worth it. We were the only people at the lodge. Our guide was the best we had in all our South America travels, he showed us so much.
The cabin had a beautiful view. I wish we could have stayed longer.
E. Sanchez, Santa Lucia
Transfer at 08.00 Quito to lodge, two-hour hike in, activities in afternoon or relax (L,D)
Hike, waterfalls, lake swim, or Cock-of-the-Rock. Afternoon sugar making (B,L,D)
Banana and coffee plantation, waterfalls and pre-Inca Trail to exit, transfer back to Quito (B,L)
Entrance to Santa Lucia Reserve, cabin with private bathroom, full board from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day, English-speaking guide at lodge, Quito-lodge-Quito transfers, mules to carry luggage up/down from lodge, water, rubber boots
Alcoholic and hot drinks, insurance, personal items, flights (we can look for these) hotels in Quito, tips, personal expenses
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Prices From $422 / £338 per person
Dates: From September 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 3 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Dates: From October 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 5 days
Capacity: 24 people
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Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
Capacity: 20 people
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Highlights - everything really but probably Isabela.
The island was so beautiful, lots of areas to explore on your own - the walk to Muro de las Lagrimas, lagoons, beach, watching the pelicans diving for fish around sunset. Los Tuneles was probably our favourite snorkelling trip. Kicker Rock would be a close second, we have some fantastic footage of hammerheads.
All the breakfasts were fresh and enjoyable as were the lunches provided on the trips - especially the ceviche on Los Tuneles tour. Andrea, our main contact was great always on time, very friendly, lots of useful information. Overall organisation was excellent - no problems.
Thanks again Tom - it was worth the wait!!
Neil and Julie Buckley (U.K.), Jan 2020
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To be honest I don't have the words to describe the Galapagos. Breathtaking!!
Thank you so much for the excellent organisation, planning and support. The flights, boat, crew, guides, food and itinerary were excellent and worked really well. The wildlife was simply amazing and the weather perfect.
No low point. Highlight - everything, but in particular seeing a part of our planet that has not been ravaged by humans.
We wished to see as much of the Galapagos as possible and the boat made this possible. We chose Andean Trails because they responded very quickly and efficiently to our original request. Tom has been excellent and we would highly recommend Andean Trails again.
Mark Clixby (U.K.), Jan 2020
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