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

Family Tour of the Galapagos

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

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 and Guayaquil.

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 backstreets to see local craftsmen making items such as candles and wooden toys. Children of all ages will love the dazzling gold interior of the La Compania de Jesus church. Also visit the best museums to see pre-Columbian artifacts, traditional workshops, lively markets filled with produce stalls and folk remedies, and other sites according to your interests. Perhaps also shop for a high-quality Panama hat—an Ecuador original. If desired, we can also arrange family-friendly activities such as a ride on the TeleferiQo gondola up the side of Pichincha Volcano 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 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.

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

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

Day 8 Depart Guayaquil

Private airport transfer

Hotels & Cruises

Casa Gangotena

Galapagos Pikaia Lodge

Hotel del Parque

$12,300 Per person (double occupancy)