Private luxury tours and cruises in the Galapagos and Ecuador

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Highlights of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(10 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)


Family Tour of the Galapagos
(8 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise)


Essence of the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Galapagos Islands (8-day Silversea cruise)


Exclusive Ecuador
(13 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest (Mashpi Lodge), Galapagos Islands (8-day Silversea cruise)


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


Private Galapagos Cruise
5-, 6- and 8-day private cruises

Journey Through Ecuador
(14 Days)
Quito, Amazon, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)


Discover Ecuador
(9 Days)
Quito, Cotopaxi, Riobamba, Cuenca



Multi-country Tours
Best of Peru & the Galapagos
(14 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Quito, Galapagos Islands


Best of Peru & the Galapagos

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Quito, Galapagos Islands

This tour is the perfect combination of two of South America’s iconic travel destinations: Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.

Begin with a morning of sophisticated private touring in Lima. This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit for the opportunity to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy personalized touring according to your interests, such as an insider tour of the old colonial quarter, a viewing of spectacular pre-Colombian art collections, time for browsing high-quality boutiques and art galleries, or exploring the city’s food markets (including tastings of local specialties).

Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the lower elevation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a two night stay. Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.

Continue to Machu Picchu and spend one night near the ruins. Your private guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left. Spend the following day exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco on the luxury Hiram Bingham train.

Arrive in Cusco, where an oxygenated room will be arranged at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel. Your guide will lead you through the narrow cobblestone streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. During your tour, visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco’s top restaurants. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.

Next, fly to 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.

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

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Lima

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 2 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Morning private tour of Lima. Private transfer to airport and flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to Sacred Valley hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Full-day private touring in the valley

Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu

Day 5 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 6 Cusco

Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins

Day 7 Cusco – Quito, Ecuador

Private transfer to airport and flight to Lima. Airport assistance and connecting flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 8 Quito

Full-day private touring

Day 9

Quito – Galapagos Islands

Private transfer to airport and flight to Galapagos Islands for a 5-day cruise

Days 10-12 Galapagos Islands

Cruise-based excursions and activities

Day 13 Galapagos Islands – Quito

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

Day 14 Depart Quito

Private airport transfer


Hotels & Cruises
Lima: Miraflores Park Hotel or Country Club Lima Hotel
Sacred Valley: Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa
Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Cusco:

Hotel Monasterio
or Palacio Nazarenas (supplement applies)

Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos cruise:

Ocean Spray or Eclipse


Cost
$15,940 Per person (double occupancy)
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Cuenca Cotopaxi Volcano Bartolome Island, the Galapagos Door, Quito Tortoise Indian food market
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