This is a luxury Galapagos and Ecuador vacation with a difference. You will enjoy the comforts of wonderfully attentive service and accommodations to impress but on this trip you are assured to be out and about living with mother nature. The adventure begins in Ecuador at Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978. Next, a flight across the Pacific Ocean which leads is to the inimitable archipelago of the Galapagos Islands to embark upon a luxury Galapagos cruise. Each day here will afford you opportunity to explore the diverse marine and island habitats in the capable hands of your expert naturalist guide. The adventure continues as we arrive at your luxury Ecuador Amazon Jungle lodge at Yasuní as base to explore the secrets of the jungle environment and its people. Your senses will be heightened. Live the thrills and excitement of taking a canoe down the Napo River or exploring primary Amazon rainforest territory. Each moment is truly unique as the flora and fauna never work from a pre-determined script, enjoy the surprises. This is a voyage of revelation in destinations where even mother nature has surpassed all expectations. Venture out to dream, explore and discover!
Expand your connection with mother nature, and discover one of the most bio-diverse countries on our planet…
QUICK OVERVIEW BY DAY:
- Day 01 – Arrive Quito
- Day 02 – Morning City Tour of Colonial Quito
- Day 03 – Luxury Galapagos Cruise
- Day 04 – Luxury Galapagos Cruise
- Day 05 – Luxury Galapagos Cruise
- Day 06 – Luxury Galapagos Cruise & Flight to Quito
- Day 07 – Quito to Yasuní Biosphere Reserve
- Day 08 – Yasuní Biosphere Reserve
- Day 09 – Yasuní Biosphere Reserve
- Day 10 – Yasuní Biosphere Reserve
- Day 11 – Yasuní Biosphere Reserve to Quito, International Departure
Our trips are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Contact a luxury Ecuador Vacations expert for a comprehensive itinerary and pricing:
- US$ 800+ per person per day (based on 5-star hotels)**
- US$ 700 – 800 per person per day (based on 4-star hotels)**
- US$ 600 – 700 per person per day (based on 3-star hotels)**
**NOTE: The price of the trip varies greatly depending on the level of cruise and hotels that are included in your trip. Talk to a travel expert about the level of cruise and hotels that best meets your budget expectations.
Included in the Price:
- Guided excursions as described in itinerary.
- Hotel nights + breakfasts.
- Airport collections and drop-offs with check-in and baggage assistance.
- 24 Hour emergency contact number and assistance (in-country).
Not Included in the Price:
- International flights.
- Domestic flight package. Flights needed Quito – Galapagos – Quito/ Quito – Coca – Quito. Approximate cost US$ 700 – 750. We can purchase these flights on your behalf.
- INGALA Transit Control Card – US$ 20 pp (subject to change at any time).
- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: US$ 100 pp (adult) / US$ 50 pp (child) (subject to change at any time).
- Tips or gratuities.
- Other meals not stated in the itinerary.
- Travel insurance.
You can travel to the Galapagos anytime of the year. There isn’t really a good or bad time to travel, simply different times. When you travel could depend on the wildlife that you want to see, breading patterns or when the water is warmer for snorkeling. There are many considerations! December – February offers a warmer climate, and sea temperatures also start to increase meaning that you’ll probably not need a wet suit for snorkeling come February. Over Christmas and New Year cruise prices are usually higher and cruises are usually difficult to find (often booked up 12-16 months in advance). March – April: These are the warmest months of the year and an increasingly popular time to travel. During these months you’ll want air-conditioning in your hotel / cruise to offset the scorching sun. May – July: Temperatures in the Galapagos start to cool off, so a great time for exploring the islands. This is a popular period to travel, so booking with lots of anticipation is important during this period. Towards the end of these months, nighttime temperatures can get a little nippy, so you’ll need to be prepared with a light jacket or jumper. August – November: These are the coolest months in the Galapagos. This period is known as the “garua” period as the islands and seas are encapsulated in a light mist. If hiking in the highlands you may require a light water-proof jacket. August and September are known for having choppier seas. These months are good for snorkeling as the water is clearer, but due to the lower sea temperatures a wetsuit is usually required. This would be considered low season in the Galapagos.
For the Amazon Jungle the high-water season is from December – March/April, so there is a higher chance of rainfall during this time. The low-water season is from May – November, but there is still a chance of rain, but typically less frequent.
Booking With Anticipation
We highly recommend that you plan your luxury Galapagos and Ecuador vacation with as much anticipation as possible. It is not uncommon over holiday periods and during high-season (April – July) that cruises are booked up 12- 16 months in advance.
Dates are flexible and customized to meet your needs. Let us know which dates work best for you and we will tailor the itinerary accordingly.
This vacation package is suitable for people looking for an active trip that includes light-adventure. It is suitable for all ages but consider carefully taking young children or babies to the Galapagos/Amazon. We recommend a minimum age of 8 years for children.
Easy – Moderate: This travel package is suitable for most people. It is recommended to have a good level of fitness and mobility as island excursions can include moderately-challenging hikes of 1-3 hours (often in warm conditions). Some Galapagos excursions require wet landings, meaning that you’ll be taken close to the shore in a zodiac boat, and you’ll disembark in shallow water.
- Galapagos Islands
- Yasuní Biosphere Reserve / Amazon Jungle
Vacation Package Type:
- Amazon Jungle
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