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

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

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)

Luxury Lodges of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Islands

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

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

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

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

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

This tour perfectly combines the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands with the fascinating but little-known cultural traditions of mainland Ecuador.

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 five days exploring the Galapagos Islands—a dream destination for nature lovers—on one of our preferred expedition cruises. 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 mainland Ecuador and spend two nights at a historic hacienda in the beautiful Otavalo region, a bucolic highland landscape of rolling hills, farms and indigenous villages beneath snow-capped volcanic peaks. Visit local indigenous food and craft markets, and stop by select workshops to meet artisans and shop for high-quality handwoven wool textiles, delicate embroidery, leather goods, and other traditional and modern crafts. Dine on special meals at private haciendas and estates. If desired, also enjoy privately guided horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking on private land and through the rural countryside.

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

Transfer and flight to Galapagos Islands for a 5-day cruise

Days 4-6 Galapagos Islands
Cruise-based excursions and activities
Day 7 Galapagos Islands – Quito – Otavalo Valley

Transfer and flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hacienda for 2 nights

Day 8 Otavalo Valley
Full-day privately guided activities on site and in environs
Day 9 Otavalo Valley – Quito

Private touring and flexible shopping in local villages and environs. Lunch at hacienda or private estate en route to Quito for 1 night

Day 10 Depart Quito

Private airport transfer

Hotels & Cruises

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos cruise:

Eclipse or Ocean Spray

Otavalo Valley: Hacienda Zuleta

$11,035 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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