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

Best of the Galapagos

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos Cruise, Galapagos Islands (lodge), Guayaquil

This luxury tour combines the best of Quito, a Galapagos cruise and a stay at a luxury lodge in the Galapagos.

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. Spend four days exploring the Galapagos Islands 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.

Continue to Pikaia Lodge, a luxury lodge on Santa Cruz Island 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 enjoy an 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.

The tour concludes with one night in Guayaquil, a tropical port and Ecuador’s largest city. Stay at an atmospheric boutique hotel among the gardens and 19th-century buildings of the charming Historic Park, and enjoy flexible private touring of Guayaquil’s riverside promenade, interesting museums and cobblestone streets lined with houses painted in a rainbow of pastel colors. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a chocolate production and tasting experience or roasting your own coffee.

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 touring

Day 3 Quito – Galapagos Islands

Private airport transfer. VIP lounge access and flight to Galapagos Islands for a 3-night cruise

Days 4-5 Galapagos Islands

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Days 6 Galapagos Cruise – Galapagos Lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

Disembark cruise. Transfer to lodge for 2 nights. Santa Cruz Island touring with naturalist guide

Days 7 Galapagos Lodge

Full-day shared yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 8 Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil

Transfer to airport for flight to Guayaquil. Afternoon private city tour on arrival. Private transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 9 Depart Guayaquil

Private airport transfer

 


Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos cruise: Ocean Spray or Petrel
Galapagos lodge
(Santa Cruz Island)
:
Pikaia Lodge
Guayaquil:

Hotel del Parque


Cost
$13,495 Per person (double occupancy)