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

Exclusive Galapagos & Peru

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Galapagos cruise (6 nights), Quito, Cusco, Machu Picchu

This tour has been designed for travelers who want to experience the Galapagos Islands in all their profound diversity in addition to the cultural highlights of Peru.

Begin with an overnight in Quito before flying to the Galapagos Islands, a dream destination for nature lovers. Spend seven days exploring the Galapagos Islands on one of our preferred expedition cruises, the Silversea Silver Origin. 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 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, fly to Cusco, via Lima, and stay two nights in an oxygenated room at the city's most historic and distinguished hotel. During a private tour, learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city as you explore the narrow cobblestone streets, markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. If desired, also visit important archaeological sites just outside of the city. Alternatively, take a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), a beautiful region dotted with indigenous markets, villages, and Inca and pre-Inca sites.

Continue to Machu Picchu and spend one night near the ruins. Your private guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left. Spend the following day exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco on the luxury Hiram Bingham train.

Spend another night in Cusco before flying back to Lima to connect with your onward flight.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Quito

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 2 Quito – Galapagos cruise

Private transfer to airport. VIP lounge access and flight to Galapagos Islands. Arrival transfer to Galapagos cruise for 6 nights

Day 3-7 Galapagos cruise

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Day 8 Galapagos cruise – Quito

Disembark cruise and transfer to airport for flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour

Day 9 Quito – Lima ­– Cusco

Private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance to flight to Lima, connecting with flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 10 Cusco

Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins or full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley

Day 11 Cusco – Machu Picchu

Private transfer to train station for luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu

Day 12 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Morning private touring and hiking (if desired) at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 13 Cusco – Depart Lima

Private transfer to airport for flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight


Hotels & Cruises
Quito: Casa Gangotena
Galapagos cruise:

Silver Origin

Cusco:

Palacio Nazarenas

Machu Picchu:

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge or Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel


Cost
$25,230 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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