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 Ecuador & the Galapagos

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (4 nights), Otavalo Valley

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.

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 – Galapagos cruise

Private transfer to airport. VIP lounge access and flight to Galapagos Islands. Arrival transfer to Galapagos cruise for 4 nights

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

Disembark cruise and transfer to airport for flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hacienda for 2 nights

Day 8 Otavalo Valley
Full-day privately guided activities and touring
Day 9 Otavalo Valley – Depart Quito

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


Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos cruise:

Elite or Endemic

Otavalo Valley: Hacienda Zuleta

Cost
$14,330 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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