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

Land-based Tour of the Galapagos

(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

This tour is ideal for travelers who want to get the most out of the Galapagos Islands but prefer to sleep on land. It features accommodation at the best resort hotel in the Galapagos, naturalist-led excursions on Santa Cruz Island and naturalist-led day trips aboard a private yacht to landing sites on surrounding islands.

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, fly to the Galapagos Islands, a dream destination for nature lovers, and stay four nights at Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz Island, the finest resort hotel in the Galapagos. Enjoy naturalist-led day trips aboard Pikaia's private 100-foot yacht to landing sites on Santa Cruz and the most interesting surrounding islands, such as Bartolome, Santiago and North Seymour. See incredible volcanic landscapes, and get close to iconic Galapagos wildlife such as giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas. Depending on the season, also see mating rituals, newborns feeding, territorial squabbles and more. If desired, snorkel in areas frequented by sea lions, penguins, sea turtles and schools of colorful fish. Also enjoy a naturalist-led excursion on Santa Cruz to highlights such as the giant tortoise reserve, lava tubes, scalesia forest and the Charles Darwin Research Station, where different subspecies of Galapagos tortoises are raised.

Upon request, this tour can easily be extended to include time in the Otavalo region, Amazon basin or other highly recommended destinations in Ecuador.

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

Day 4 Galapagos lodge

Full-day yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 5 Galapagos lodge

Santa Cruz Island touring with naturalist guide

Day 6 Galapagos lodge

Full-day yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 7 Galapagos lodge – Depart Quito

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


Hotels
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island):

Pikaia Lodge


Cost
$12,370 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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