10 days (16 with extension)
Group size: 18-35 travelers
Venture into the heart of Ecuador’s societal and natural heritage.
Ecuador puts new meaning behind the saying, “good things come in small packages.” In terms of flora, fauna, and opportunities for viewing unique local wildlife, this South American country runs the gamut. Journey to Quito for a taste of Ecuadorean culture and Spanish colonial history. Then, island hop through the Galápagos, where you’ll move from mangrove swamps to lava flows to sunny shorelines, encountering scores of exotic creatures along the way. End in the indigenous city of Otavalo, famous for its colorful market.
Your tour package includes
4 nights in handpicked hotels, 4 nights aboard the M/V Galápagos Legend
6 three-course dinners
10 guided sightseeing tours
Expert Tour Director & local guides
Private deluxe motor coach
Old Quarter Quito, Rábida Island, snorkeling with sea turtles, Tagus Cove, giant tortoise nature reserve, Otavalo market,
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets, unpaved trails, and sandy paths, with some hills.
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. While we can't confirm specific accommodations far in advance, these are common hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be comfortable and satisfied.
Mercure Alameda Quito
This contemporary hotel is located in La Mariscal district of Quito. Guests enjoy two restaurants, a wine bar, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Basilica of the National Vow, Parque El Ejido, and the Church of Santa Teresita.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This boutique cruise ship sails in the waters around the Galápagos Islands. Guests enjoy a pool and jacuzzi, gym, and stargazing area. Nearby, you’ll find snorkeling equipment to use, an auditorium, and a dolphin observation deck.
Hosteria Hacienda Pinsaqui
An hour and a half north of Quito, Hacienda Pinsaqui is ideally located at the foot of Imbabura volcano and in the heart of the province of lakes in Ecuador.
Hacienda Cusin is a restored seventeenth century farmhouse, is located 8500 feet above sea level in the mountains of Ecuador. This very special and unique hotel are with his staff and its famous gardens, located an hour from the new international airport of Quito, near the Equinoxial line, the famous artisan markets of Otavalo and two hours from Quito Colonial, using the Panamerican Highway.
Wyndham Quito Airport
Quito Region, Ecuador
This contemporary hotel is located in the Tababela neighborhood outside of Quito. Guests enjoy a fitness center, spa, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco
This contemporary hotel is located in Santa Ana. Guests enjoy courtyard yoga, Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour market. Nearby, you'll find Plaza de Armas, Quirikancha, and Sacsayhuaman.
El MaPi by Inkaterra
Machu Picchu, Peru
This contemporary hotel is located in Aguas Calientes. Guests enjoy Wi-Fi, a bar, and laundry service. Nearby, you'll find Machu Picchu, Phuyupatamarca, and the Urubamba River.
Casa Andina Select Miraflores
This contemporary hotel is located in Miraflores. Guests enjoy a sauna, Wi-Fi, and a gym. Nearby, you'll find Miraflores Central Park, Parque del Amor, and Huaca Huallamarca.
Our team of experts will create a personalized flight itinerary for you. Meet up with friends, arrive early, stop over somewhere new, or stay longer — we've got you covered.