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Travel challenge: A tour of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

A tour of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. This week: a tour of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes 12 nights' accommodation, excursions, guides, all transfers and flights from Heathrow to Quito on 12 November.

Journey Latin America - £3,489

Includes KLM flights via Amsterdam, with eight nights' B&B accommodatiom in Quito, Cuenca and Guayaquil, plus four nights' half-board in the Galápagos Islands. "This dream trip lets you take in Darwin's 'little world within itself'," says Mary Anne Nelson (0208 747 8315; journeylatinamerica.co.uk).

Select Latin America - £3,763

Includes Iberia flights via Madrid, with a week's mixed-board accommodation in Quito, Cotopaxi, the Andes, Cuenca and Guayaquil, plus five nights' full-board in the Galápagos Islands. "From Quito to the Andes, this itinerary takes in the best of Ecuador," says David Horwell (020-7407 1478; selectlatinamerica.co.uk).

Chameleon Worldwide - £3,350

Includes Iberia flights via Madrid, with six nights' mixed-board accommodation in Quito and the Amazon, plus six nights' mixed-board in the Galápagos Islands. "The combination of Amazon and Galápagos makes this trip perfect for nature lovers," says Tom Manchester. (0845 304 8670; chameleonworldwide.co.uk).