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

Highlights of Mainland Ecuador

(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Otavalo Valley

This private Ecuador tour features the best of Quito and the beautiful Otavalo region, including time at a historic hacienda in the countryside. It’s perfect as an extension to a Galapagos cruise or for travelers who want to explore the fascinating cultural traditions of mainland Ecuador.

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, spend two nights at a historic hacienda in the beautiful Otavalo region, a bucolic highland landscape of rolling hills, farms and indigenous villages beneath snow-capped volcanic peaks. Stop to smell the roses at a rose-growing hacienda and learn about the cut flower industry’s important contribution to the local economy. Visit local indigenous food and craft markets, and stop by select workshops to meet artisans and shop for high-quality handwoven wool textiles, delicate embroidery, leather goods, and other traditional and modern crafts. At your hacienda, dine on delicious local cuisine and enjoy activities such as mountain biking or horseback riding past unexcavated pre-Colombian ruins; learning about conservation efforts at a condor sanctuary; visiting a cheese dairy and factory; birdwatching; guided hiking through spectacular valleys; and exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as spa appointments, a cooking lesson, an embroidery or leather workshop, horse-drawn carriage rides or a luxurious picnic in the countryside.

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

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 – Otavalo Valley

Private transfer to hacienda for 2 nights

Day 4

Otavalo Valley

Full-day privately guided activities and touring

Day 5

Otavalo Valley – Quito

Private touring and flexible shopping in local villages and environs. Lunch at hacienda or private estate en route to Quito for 1 night

Day 6

Depart Quito

Private airport transfer and VIP airport services


Hotels
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Otavalo Valley: Hacienda Zuleta

Cost
$6,975 Per person (double occupancy)