Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
South America
next
prev

ECUADOR AND THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS BESPOKE TRAVEL

the destination

Ecuador is located in north-western South America and is bordered by Colombia in the North, Peru in the East and South, and the Pacific Ocean in the West. It also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific. This compact country is an explosion of colors, comprised of breath-taking landscapes, and postcard-like views; it has a cultural splendor and is known for hosting an astonishing variety of species. Ecuador is the ideal destination for people looking for adventure and are nature-lovers.

The cities in Ecuador are well worth the detour, especially Quito and Cuenca, with their 17th-century churches and architectural gems dating back from the Spanish colonial days. Beyond these cities lies even more beauty: Andean villages and their markets, historic haciendas and rolling fields set against the beautiful verdant backdrop of the Amazon. Some of the most popular sport activities include horse-riding, hiking, mountain biking, white-water rafting and surfing on tight breaks. 

The Ecuadorian Amazon is an amazing place to discover and is full of interesting facts; indeed, it is home to a truly astounding biodiversity with 800 species of fish, 350 species of reptiles and over 300 species of mammals. Furthermore, it is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 1’600 species of birds. In addition, there are uncontested ethnic groups of people, including two small tribes: the Taromenane and the Tagaeri life in the Amazon jungle in deliberate isolation, avoiding all contact with the modern world.

The unique creatures that call the legendary Galápagos Islands their home can be found nowhere else in the world. They couldn’t be bothered by human beings as they pursue their daily routines. This huge variety of species was the trigger to inspire a theory that would change the world, and hence today the Galápagos Islands are a fascinating open-air wildlife museum, Darwin’s living laboratory. You will be able to get at close range with gigantic tortoises, marine iguanas, dolphins, whales and killer whales, sea lions, and bats amongst many others.

The Galápagos aren’t typical tropical islands as you would expect to find at the equatorial level of Caribbean islands; in fact, most of the archipelago’s isolated group of volcanic islands don’t have vegetation and feature a moon-like landscape. You will be fascinated and will have the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling in this megadiverse area. 

See More

travel packages

Inca Empire & Enchanted Islands

Trekking the Andes

Inca Empire & Enchanted Islands
best time to travel :
April to October
duration :
13 days / 12 nights
price :
Starts at CHF 10'500 per Person
Type of journey :
Adventure, Culture

your sample journey

jour 01
ARRIVAL

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet with your guide and transfer to your hotel.

jour 02
ANCIENT RUINS AND THE SACRED VALLEY

Transfer to Cusco and visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Continue to the Sacred Valley, on the way you will visit Awanakancha.

jour 03
THE ANDEAN WAY OF LIFE

Today, you will visit an Andean highland community where you will meet Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers of a rural Andean community and have a personal encounter with local lifeways and traditions.

jour 04
THE LOST CITY OF MACHU PICCHU

Start your day with a journey to the stunning “lost city” of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, head down to Aguas Calientes.

jour 05
HIDDEN GEMS OF CUSCO

Explore the beautiful colonial city of Cusco, built on Incan foundations on a walking tour of its cobbled streets and pretty plazas.

jour 06
FROM CUSCO TO GUAYAQUIL

Today, you will transfer to Guayaquil via Lima, Ecuador’s main port and largest city.

jour 07
DIRECTION THE GALÁPAGOS

This morning, transfer to the Galápagos where you will spend four days enjoying daily excursions of the main islands, spot unique flora and fauna.

jour 08
EXPLORING THE MEGA-BIODIVERSITY OF GALÁPAGOS

Enjoy daily excursions where you will be able to spot the unique flora and fauna of the main islands.

jour 09
EXPLORING THE MEGA-BIODIVERSITY OF GALÁPAGOS

Enjoy daily excursions where you will be able to spot the unique flora and fauna of the main islands.

jour 10
EXPLORING THE MEGA-BIODIVERSITY OF GALÁPAGOS

Enjoy daily excursions where you will be able to spot the unique flora and fauna of the main islands.

jour 11
EXPLORING THE MEGA-BIODIVERSITY OF GALÁPAGOS

Enjoy daily excursions where you will be able to spot the unique flora and fauna of the main islands.

jour 12
BACK IN THE CAPITAL

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito. Rest of the day at leisure.

jour 13
DEPARTURE

Morning at leisure. You will then transfer to the Quito airport for your outbound flight.

See More
Trekking the Andes
best time to travel :
June to September
duration :
8 days / 7 nights
price :
Upon Request
Type of journey :
Adventure

your sample journey

jour 01
ARRIVAL

Arrival in Quito, meet and greet with your guide and transfer to your hotel.

jour 02
RUCO PICHINCHA TREK

Today, you will climb the “mountain of Quito”, Ruco Pichincha.

jour 03
ILLINIZAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE TREK

On this day, you will enjoy another scenic hike: traverse moorlands and a small polilepis forest as you enjoy the great views of the valley.

jour 04
CAYAMBE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE TREK

Start your day early with a departure towards the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve where you will have the opportunity to see alpine tundras, rainforests and lakes.

jour 05
FUYA FUYA / MOJANDA LAGOONS TREK

Head out for a nice short trek with amazing views to the Mojanda lagoon and the moorlands.

jour 06
CUICOCHA LAGOON TREK

Today, you will enjoy a scenic trek in the beautiful Cuicocha National Park.

jour 07
PÁRAMO DEL ÁNGEL TREK

Start your day with a trek to Páramo del Ángel, an ecological reserve that is a cradle to several important fluvial systems.

jour 08
IMBABURA TREK & DEPARTURE

On your last day, enjoy one of the most hiked mountain in Ecuador as it offers great views to the valley of Ibarra and the possibility to see the Cayambe snow-capped volcano. Later, you will return to Quito and transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.

See More
Send Request
This itinerary can and will be tailor-made by your dedicated travel specialist according to your personal tastes and expectations, length of stay, number of guests, budget, and many more details, in order to provide you with a final itinerary which will be uniquely designed for you to fulfill your needs.
Similar Destinations
Agency affiliated to
IATA
Garantie de voyage
SRV FSV
Virtuoso
call us
email us
live chat now
top