Private luxury tours in Galapagos & Ecuador

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Luxury Galapagos & Ecuador Tours

Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(10 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (4 nights), Otavalo Valley

Best of the Galapagos
(9 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights), Galapagos lodge

Introduction to Ecuador & the Galapagos
(7 Days)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights)

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

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

Discover Ecuador
(9 Days)
Quito & environs, Galapagos cruise (4 nights)

Exclusive Ecuador & the Galapagos
(13 Days)
Quito, Otavalo Valley, Galapagos cruise (6 nights)

Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos lodge

Essence of Ecuador
(13 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos cruise (4 nights), 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 (5 nights)

Journey Through Ecuador
(15 Days)
Quito, Amazon cruise (3 nights), Otavalo Valley, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Multi-country Tours

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

Best of the Galapagos

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos cruise (3 nights), Galapagos lodge

This luxury tour combines a Galapagos cruise with a stay at a luxury lodge on Santa Cruz Island to give you the best of both worlds in this incredible destination. This tour can easily be combined with additional destinations in mainland Ecuador, as well as in Peru, Argentina or Chile.

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 Quito or Guayaquil.

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 cruise

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

Days 4-5 Galapagos cruise

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Day 6 Galapagos cruise – Galapagos lodge (Santa Cruz Island)

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

Day 7 Galapagos lodge

Full-day shared yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 8 Galapagos lodge – Guayaquil or Quito

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

Day 9 Depart Guayaquil or Quito

Private airport transfer

 


Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

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

Hotel del Parque


Cost
$13,495 Per person (double occupancy)