For further information on specialist travel firms, contact the Latin American Travel Association at PO Box 1338, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9YA, 020-8715 2913, http://www.lata.org.
Amazing Ecuador, 9 Alma Rd, Manchester M19 2FG, 0808-234 6805 (freephone) http://www.amazingdestinations.net. Adventure, cultural and ecological tours including land-based tour to the Galápagos. Offices in Quito and in the Galápagos.
Austral Tours, 20 Upper Tachbrook St, London SW1V 1SH, 020-7233 5384, http://www.latinamerica.co.uk. Tailor-made itineraries, including flights and accommodation.
Condor Journeys and Adventures, 2 Ferry Bank, Colintraive, Argyll PA22 3AR, 01700-841 318, http://www.condorjourneys-adventures.com.
Ecuador and Galápagos specialist tour operator; tailor-made and activity holidays.
Explore, 1 Frederick St, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 1LQ, 0870-3334002, http://www.explore.co.uk. Highly respected operator with offices in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, running 2- to 5-week tours in more than 90 countries worldwide, including Ecuador.
Equatorial Travel, 3a Victoria Sq, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1GG, 01335-348770, http://www.equatorialtravel.co.uk. Fair Trade tours to Ecuador as well as other parts of the world.
Galapagos Classic Cruises, 6 Keyes Rd, London NW2 3XA, 020-8933 0613, http://www.galapagoscruises.co.uk. An experienced company providing specialist and adventure tours for individuals and groups.
Geodyssey, 116 Tollington Park, London N4 3RB, 020-7281 7788, http://www.geodyssey.co.uk.
In-depth travel service for Ecuador and the Galápagos, with specialist itineraries and tailor-made tours available.
Journey Latin America, 12-13 Heathfield Terr, Chiswick, London W4 4JE, 020-8747 8315, and 12 St Anne’s Sq, 2nd floor, http://www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk. The world’s leading tailor-made specialist for Latin America, running escorted tours throughout the region, they also offer a wide range of flight options.
Last Frontiers, Fleet Marston Farm, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0QT, 01296-653000, http://www.lastfrontiers.com. South American specialists offering tailor-made itineraries to Ecuador including the Galápagos, plus specialist themed tours.
Select Latin America (incorporating Galapagos Adventure Tours), 3.51 Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Rd, Kennington Park Business Centre, London SW9 6D, 020-7407 1478, http://www.selectlatinamerica.co.uk. Tailor- made holidays and small group tours. Specialist in cruises around the Galápagos Islands.
South American Experience, 47 Causton St, Pimlico, London SW1P 4AT, 020-7976 5511, http://www.southamericanexperience.co.uk. Flights, accommodation and tailor-made trips.
Steppes Travel, 51 Castle St, Cirencester GL7 1QD, 01285-885333, http://www.steppestravel.co.uk. Ecuador mainland and Galápagos tours. Tailor-made itineraries for destinations throughout Latin America.
Sunvil Latin America, Sunvil House, Upper Sq, Old Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 7BJ, 020-8758 4774, http://www.sunvil.co.uk. Fly-drive and small group holidays for adventurous travellers.
Trips Worldwide, 14 Frederick Pl, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AS, 0117-311 4400, www.trips worldwide.co.uk. Broad range of travel options and tours across Latin America.