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


Journey Through Ecuador

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Quito, Amazon, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise), Otavalo Valley (Hacienda Zuleta)

This tour is ideal for travelers wanting to experience Ecuador’s extraordinary geographic and cultural diversity. It features the natural wonders of the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands, as well as the vibrant culture of Quito and the living traditions of the Otavalo region.

Begin with two nights at the best hotel in Quito, 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 courtyard gardens and churches with spectacular interiors. Also visit the best museums, traditional workshops, markets and other sites according to your interests.

Next, fly to the Amazon basin, also known as the Oriente. Cruise down the Napo River to your jungle eco-lodge, which is set in Yasuni National Park and overlooks a natural lake. Spend the next few days walking through the jungle, bird watching, spotting giant otters and capybara, watching parrot licks, and ascending the observation tower through the jungle canopy to get a glimpse of the monkeys, macaws and other wildlife that make their home there.

Then, 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, diving and other options in the Galapagos.

Return to mainland Ecuador and spend two nights at a historic hacienda in the beautiful Otavalo region, a bucolic highland landscape of rolling hills, farms and indigenous villages beneath volcanic peaks. Visit local indigenous food and crafts 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. Dine on special meals at private haciendas and estates. If desired, also enjoy privately guided horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking on private land and through the rural countryside.

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

This tour can easily be customized with additional destinations in Ecuador or in neighboring countries such as Peru.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Quito
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2 Quito
Full-day flexible private city tour of cultural highlights
Day 3 Quito – Amazon
Private transfer to airport for flight to Coca. Transfer to lodge for 3 nights
Day 4-5 Amazon
Lodge-based activities and excursions
Day 6 Amazon – Quito
Transfer to airport for flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Day 7 Quito – Galapagos Islands
Private transfer to airport for flight to Galapagos for 5-day cruise
Day 8-10 Galapagos Islands
Cruise-based excursions and activities
Day 11 Galapagos Islands – Quito – Otavalo Valley
Transfer and flight to Quito. Private arrival transfer to hacienda for 2 nights
Day 12 Otavalo Valley
Full-day private activities at and around hacienda
Day 13 Otavalo Valley – Quito
Private touring and shopping in local villages. Lunch at hacienda. Private transfer to Quito for 1 night
Day 14 Depart Quito
Private airport transfer

Hotels & Cruises
Quito:

Casa Gangotena

Amazon: Napo Wildlife Center
Galapagos cruise: Ocean Spray or Eclipse
Otavalo: Hacienda Zuleta

Cost
$13,395 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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