Quito & The Galapagos Islands

Spend 10 Days Hiking, Kayaking, & Snorkeling Across The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador is all about history, fascinating indigenous cultures, slow winding rivers and lush tropical forests, spectacular snowcapped volcanoes, and some of the most exciting wildlife on earth. On this 10-day, privately-guided journey we’ll focus on historic Quito and the unique wildlife and surreal landscapes of the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos is a natural paradise, the site of the largest number of active volcanoes on the planet and the first whale sanctuary in the world. On the archipelago it is possible to see the animals up close, swim with turtles and sea lions or sunbathe with iguanas. The combination of fish, mammals and reptiles makes the Galapagos one of the most unique and fascinating experiences in the world.

Your journey begins in Quito, with its impressive colonial center and the reason Quito was the first city to be named a World Heritage Site. You’ll walk through the main plaza for a glimpse of daily life in Quito and admire the ornate colonial buildings. Next you're off to the Galapagos Islands where you’ll explore three of the islands by boat, hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking. Wildlife on the Galapagos is prolific, and you’ll see many species found nowhere else on earth, including marine iguanas, giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches, penguins, and fur seals. On Santa Cruz Island you’ll search for giant tortoises, paddle board along the Itabaca Channel, and visit some nearby uninhabited islands. You’ll then be transferred by boat to Floreana Island. Here you’ll hike in the highlands, kayak with fur seals, and snorkel with penguins. Your last stop will be on Isabela Island to visit the tortoise breeding program, enjoy more snorkeling and kayaking, and hike to the summit of Sierra Negra volcano.

 

This privately guided safari, perfect for families or a group of friends.  

We can customize this itinerary for you to create a truly unique safari!

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive Quito, Ecuador - Casona de La Ronda

Day 2:  Morning Tour of Old Quito - Casona de La Ronda

Day 3:  Santa Cruz Island - Galapagos Magic Tented Camp

Day 4:  Exploring Islands around Santa Cruz - Galapagos Magic Tented Camp

Day 5:  Snorkeling & Kayaking on Floreana Island - Floreana Lava Lodge

Day 6:  Exploring the Highlands of Floreana - Floreana Lava Lodge

Day 7:  Tortoises & Snorkeling on Isabela Isalnd - IsaMar Hotel

Day 8:  Volcano Hiking on Isabela - IsaMar Hotel

Day 9:  Kayaking & Biking on Isabela - IsaMar Hotel

Day 10:  Return to Quito and departure

Day 11: Optional Extensions to the Amazon or Andes

Our Quito & Galapagos trip is a private, tailor-made itinerary, so there are no specific departure dates.  Just let us know your potential travel dates and we will check on availability of all services.

Contact us for the best time of year to travel and we'll work with you to design a personalized Ecuador experience.

 

PAYMENT: Rates include the roundtrip Quito to Galapagos flight .  Each rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.  Single supplement is $1081.  A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm booking and full balance due 8 weeks prior to departure.  Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions.  We reserve the right to change rate due to increases in government taxes or other fees.  

Other terms & conditions apply.

INCLUDED/EXCLUDED

  • See the detailed itinerary for a complete list of what's included and excluded. 
  • Included:  In general, rate includes all lodging, park fees, activities, meals (drinks excl), airport transfers, and services of a professional guide.
  • Excluded:. In general, rate excludes airfare to/from Quito, entry visas, covid tests, insurance, tipping, drinks

2024 Rates

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$7950.00 (2 guests)

$6465.00 (4 guests)

$5755.00 (6 guests)

$5355.00 (8 guests)

Rate is per person sharing and for cash payment by check or bank transfer.  If you wish to pay with a credit card a 3.7% service fee will be added.   Single supplement applies.

Length: 10 days/9 nights

Route:  Starts/Ends in Quito, Ecuador

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