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

Highlights of Mainland Ecuador

(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Otavalo Valley

This private Ecuador tour features the best of Quito, the Andean cloud forest and the beautiful Otavalo region, including time at a historic hacienda in the countryside. It's perfect as an extension to a Galapagos cruise or for travelers who want to explore the fascinating 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.

Continue to an upscale lodge surrounded by the beautiful Andean cloud forest. During your stay, explore the jungle with a naturalist guide, search for orchids and butterflies, visit the hummingbird viewpoint, ride the gondola through the forest canopy, climb the observation tower and swim in waterfalls.

Next, stay 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. Stop to smell the roses at a rose-growing hacienda and learn about the cut flower industry's important contribution to the local economy. 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. At your hacienda, dine on delicious local cuisine and enjoy activities such as mountain biking or horseback riding past unexcavated pre-Colombian ruins; learning about conservation efforts at a condor sanctuary; visiting a cheese dairy and factory; birdwatching; guided hiking through spectacular valleys; and exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as spa appointments, a cooking lesson, an embroidery or leather workshop, horse-drawn carriage rides or a luxurious picnic in the countryside.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Quito

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

Day 2 Quito

Full-day private tour

Day 3

Quito – Cloud Forest

Private transfer to lodge for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 4

Cloud Forest

Lodge-based activities

Day 5

Cloud Forest – Otavalo Valley

Private transfer to hacienda for 2 nights

Day 6

Otavalo Valley

Full-day privately guided activities and touring

Day 7

Otavalo Valley – Depart Quito

Full-day private touring and flexible shopping in local villages and environs en route to airport. VIP departure assistance


Hotels
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Cloud Forest: Mashpi Lodge
Otavalo Valley: Hacienda Zuleta

Cost
$8,745 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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