Private luxury tours in Galapagos & Ecuador

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Luxury Galapagos & Ecuador Tours

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(10 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Cruise, Otavalo Valley

Introduction to Ecuador & the Galapagos
(7 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil

Land-based Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands

Highlights of Mainland Ecuador
(6 Days)
Quito, Otavalo Valley

Best of the Galapagos
(9 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Cruise, Galapagos Islands (lodge), Guayaquil

Discover Ecuador
(9 Days)
Quito & environs, Galapagos Cruise

Exclusive Ecuador & the Galapagos
(13 Days)
Quito, Otavalo Valley, Galapagos Cruise, Guayaquil

Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil

Essence of Ecuador
(13 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Cruise, Otavalo Valley

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

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Cruise

Journey Through Ecuador
(15 Days)
Quito, Amazon Cruise, Otavalo Valley, Galapagos Cruise, Guayaquil

Multi-country Tours

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

Quito & Avenue of the Volcanoes

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca

This private tour of mainland Ecuador combines the cultural highlights of colonial-era Quito and Cuenca with the beautiful landscapes, indigenous markets and historic sites along the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

Begin in Quito, 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 courtyard gardens and churches with spectacular interiors. Also visit the best museums, traditional workshops, markets and other sites according to your interests.

Next, transfer to a historic hacienda built on Inca ruins near Cotopaxi, an iconic snow-capped volcano and national park. En route, visit Antisana Ecological Reserve to see the beautiful highland paramo landscapes and look for rare animals such as the Andean condor. Around Cotopaxi, visit scenic attractions and local markets in indigenous villages. If desired, also enjoy privately guided horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking through the countryside.

Continue by private car and driver along the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes to Riobamba and Cuenca. Pass by Ecuador’s highest volcanic peaks and the beautiful landscapes surrounding them, and tour villages, markets and the important Inca fortress of Ingapirca en route. In Cuenca, tour the historic center and visit the most interesting sites, such as the cathedral, the flower market and the ruins of the pre-Columbian Canari people. Also, stop at a local workshop to see Cuenca’s most famous export—Panama hats—being woven by hand.

Return to Quito for a final night before your return or onward flight.

Upon request, this tour can easily be extended to include time in the Galapagos Islands.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Quito, Ecuador

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Quito

Full-day private touring

Day 3 Quito – Antisana Ecological Reserve – Cotopaxi

Private transfer to hacienda for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 4 Cotopaxi

Full-day privately guided activities and excursion to local markets

Day 6 Riobamba – Cuenca

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

Day 7 Cuenca & vicinity

Full-day touring in the region

Day 8 Cuenca – Quito

Private airport transfer and flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 9 Depart Quito

Private airport transfer

 


Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Cotopaxi: San Agustin de Callo
Riobamba: Hacienda Abraspungo
Cuenca:

Mansion Alcazar


Cost
$8,715 Per person (double occupancy)