Private luxury tours and cruises in the Galapagos and Ecuador

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Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(10 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise)

Essence of the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (8-day Silversea cruise)

Exclusive Ecuador
(13 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest (Mashpi Lodge), Galapagos Islands (8-day Silversea cruise)

Land-based Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands

Private Galapagos Cruise
5-, 6- and 8-day private cruises

Journey Through Ecuador
(14 Days)
Quito, Amazon, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

Discover Ecuador
(9 Days)
Quito, Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca

Multi-country Tours
Best of Peru & the Galapagos
(14 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Quito, Galapagos Islands

Essence of the Galapagos

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (8-day Silversea cruise)

This tour has been designed for travelers who want to experience the Galapagos Islands in all their profound diversity. This tour can easily be combined with additional destinations in mainland Ecuador, as well as in Peru, Argentina or Chile.

Begin in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and a historic city set among snowcapped volcanoes in the Andes. With your private local guide, tour the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Spanish colonial-era architecture. Explore interesting back streets, hidden courtyards and churches with spectacular interiors. Visit the best museums, traditional workshops, markets and other sites according to your interests. Perhaps also shop for a high-quality Panama hat—an Ecuador original.

Next, spend eight days exploring the Galapagos Islands—a dream destination for nature lovers—on one of our preferred expedition cruises, the Silversea Silver Galapagos. Each day, tour different islands with an expert naturalist, and get close to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and other iconic Galapagos wildlife. See the cycle of life up close, which depending on the season, might include mating rituals, newborns feeding, territorial squabbles, and more. Snorkel among sea turtles, playful sea lions and schools of brightly colored fish. Upon request, we arrange private yacht charters, SCUBA diving and other options in the Galapagos.

Return to Quito for a final night before your return or onward flight.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Quito

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Quito

Full-day private touring

Day 3 Quito – Galapagos Islands

Private transfer and flight to Galapagos Islands for an 8-day cruise on the Silversea Silver Galapagos

Days 4-9 Galapagos Islands

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Day 10 Galapagos Islands – Quito

Transfer and flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.

Day 11 Depart Quito

Private airport transfer

Hotels & Cruises

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos cruise:

Silversea Silver Galapagos

$13,400 Per person (double occupancy)



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Cuenca Cotopaxi Volcano Bartolome Island, the Galapagos Door, Quito Tortoise Indian food market
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