Luxury Galapagos & Ecuador Tours

Introduction to Ecuador & the Galapagos
(6 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights)

Land-based Tour of the Galapagos
(7 Days)
Quito, Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

Highlights of Mainland Ecuador
(7 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Otavalo Valley

Best of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights), Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

Quito & Avenue of the Volcanoes
(8 Days)
Quito, Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(9 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (4 nights), Otavalo Valley

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(12 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Journey Through Ecuador
(14 Days)
Quito, Amazon cruise (3 nights), Otavalo Valley, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Best of Amazon & Galapagos
(15 Days)
Amazon lodge, Quito, Galapagos cruise (7 nights)

Multi-country Tours

Exclusive Galapagos & Peru
(13 Days)
Galapagos cruise (6 nights), Quito, Cusco, Machu Picchu

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

Best of Amazon & Galapagos

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Amazon lodge, Quito, Galapagos cruise (7 nights)

Ideal for wildlife and nature lovers, this tour immerses travelers in two of Ecuador's unique and quite different ecosystems: the Amazon basin and the Galapagos Islands.

Begin with an overnight in Quito before flying to the Amazon basin, also known as the Oriente. Spend five days on an eco-lodge exploring the Napo River and Yasuni National Park. Discover the different ecosystems of the Ecuadorian rainforest during guided walks, canoe rides and visits to a tower in the forest canopy. Learn about the local birds and plants such as bromeliads and orchids. Look for white caimans and giant river otters in the waterways. Watch parrots and parakeets descend on mineral-rich parrot licks. Scan the forest for monkeys and other primates. Also visit a local indigenous community to learn about their lifestyle in relation to their natural world.

Return to 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.

Then, spend eight 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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Quito

VIP airport assistance and private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 2 Quito – Amazon

Private transfer to airport for flight to Coca. Transfer to eco-lodge for 4 nights

Day 3-5 Amazon

Lodge-based activities and excursions

Day 6 Amazon – Quito

Morning canoe excursion before transfer to Coca for flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 7 Quito

Full-day flexible private city tour

Day 8 Quito – Galapagos Cruise

Private transfer to airport. VIP lounge access and flight to Galapagos Islands. Arrival transfer to Galapagos cruise for 7 nights

Day 9-14 Galapagos cruise

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Day 15

Galapagos cruise – Depart Quito

Transfer to airport for flight to Quito. Use of a day room until evening private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance


Hotels & Cruises
Quito: Casa Gangotena
Amazon lodge:

Napo Wildlife Center Eco-lodge

Galapagos cruise:

Elite or Endemic


Cost
$19,620 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Galapagos & Ecuador Tours

Introduction to Ecuador & the Galapagos
(6 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights)

Land-based Tour of the Galapagos
(7 Days)
Quito, Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

Highlights of Mainland Ecuador
(7 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Otavalo Valley

Best of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights), Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

Quito & Avenue of the Volcanoes
(8 Days)
Quito, Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(9 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (4 nights), Otavalo Valley

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(12 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Journey Through Ecuador
(14 Days)
Quito, Amazon cruise (3 nights), Otavalo Valley, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Best of Amazon & Galapagos
(15 Days)
Amazon lodge, Quito, Galapagos cruise (7 nights)

Multi-country Tours

Exclusive Galapagos & Peru
(13 Days)
Galapagos cruise (6 nights), Quito, Cusco, Machu Picchu

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

Testimonials

Another fantastic trip! I’m convinced that you have the best guides. We really liked the boat you arranged for us in the Galapagos…And the guide that you flew out there for us was one of our favorites on the whole trip.
~ L.R., Paradise Valley, AZ

Our trip to Ecuador was outstanding! We loved the combination of cruise and luxury lodge in the Galapagos – the perfect way to experience the islands. Our private guide in mainland Ecuador was fantastic.
~ E.B. Denver, CO

My clients had an incredible Galapagos trip. They loved the VIP meet & greet at the airport, loved the hotels, loved the yacht and loved the guide. Everything was absolutely flawless.
~ J.C., Kansas City, MO (travel agent)

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