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

Family Tour of the Galapagos

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Galapagos lodge

This Ecuador tour is ideal for travelers wanting to get the most out of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands with their family. In addition, it includes fascinating cultural touring and family-friendly experiences in Quito.

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. Children of all ages will love the dazzling gold interiors of churches like the La Compania de Jesus, and seeing locals go about their daily lives in the Old Town’s charming plazas and backstreets. During your tour, sample local sweets, see craftsmen making items such as candles and wooden toys, and visit a shop to learn what makes Ecuadorian chocolate so delicious. Also enjoy a ride on the TeleferiQo gondola up the side of Pichincha Volcano. Perhaps also shop for a high-quality Panama hat—an Ecuador original. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange family-friendly activities such as a chocolate-making workshop or an excursion to the Mitad del Mundo monument that marks the equator.

Next, fly to the Galapagos Islands, a dream destination for nature lovers, and stay 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.

The tour concludes with one night in Quito or Guayaquil.

This tour can easily be combined with popular destinations in Peru, Argentina or Chile.

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. Flight to Galapagos and VIP lounge access. Arrival transfer to lodge for 4 nights

Day 4 Galapagos Islands

Full-day shared yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 5 Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island touring with naturalist guide

Day 6 Galapagos Islands

Full-day shared yacht excursion to nearby islands

Day 7 Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil or Quito

Transfer to airport for flight to Guayaquil or Quito. Private transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 8 Depart Guayaquil or Quito

Private airport transfer


Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos Pikaia Lodge
Guayaquil:

Hotel del Parque


Cost
$12,300 Per person (double occupancy)