Private luxury tours in Galapagos & Ecuador

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Luxury Galapagos & Ecuador Tours

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

Exclusive Ecuador & the Galapagos
(9 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest (Mashpi Lodge), 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)

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

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

Journey Through Ecuador
(15 Days)
Quito, Amazon cruise, Galapagos Islands (6-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

Multi-country Tours

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

Journey Through Ecuador

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Amazon cruise, Galapagos Islands (6-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

This tour is ideal for travelers wanting to experience Ecuador’s extraordinary geographic and cultural diversity. It features the natural wonders of the Amazon basin and the Galapagos Islands, as well as the vibrant culture of Quito and the living traditions of the Otavalo region.

Begin with two nights at the best hotel in Quito, 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 courtyard gardens and churches with spectacular interiors. Also visit the best museums, traditional workshops, markets and other sites according to your interests.

Next, fly to the Amazon basin, also known as the Oriente. Spend four days on an upscale river cruise exploring the Napo River and Yasuni National Park. Discover the different ecosystems of the Ecuadorian rainforest during guided walks and canoe rides. Spot pink dolphins, white caimans and giant river otters in the waterways. Watch parrots and parakeets descend on mineral-rich parrot licks. Scan the forest for squirrel monkeys and tapir. Also visit a local indigenous community to learn about their lifestyle in relation to their natural world.

Then, spend six 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.

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 volcanic peaks. Visit local indigenous food and crafts 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.

This tour can easily be customized with additional destinations in Ecuador or in neighboring countries such as Peru.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Quito
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Quito
Full-day flexible private city tour of cultural highlights
Day 3 Quito – Amazon

Private airport transfer. Flight to Coca. Transfer to cruise for 3 nights

Day 4-5 Amazon

Cruise-based activities and excursions

Day 6 Amazon – Quito

Airport transfer. Flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 7 Quito – Galapagos Islands
Private airport transfer. VIP lounge access. Flight to Galapagos for 6-day cruise
Day 8-11 Galapagos Islands
Cruise-based excursions and activities
Day 12 Galapagos Islands – Quito – Otavalo Valley

Airport transfer. Flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hacienda for 2 nights

Day 13 Otavalo Valley
Full-day private activities at and around hacienda
Day 14 Otavalo Valley – Quito
Private touring and shopping in local villages. Lunch at hacienda. Private transfer to Quito for 1 night
Day 15 Depart Quito
Private airport transfer and VIP airport services

Hotels & Cruises

Casa Gangotena

Amazon cruise: Anakonda
Galapagos cruise: Eclipse
Otavalo: Hacienda Zuleta

$18,745 Per person (double occupancy)