Galapagos Islands

Explore one of the planet’s most
biodiverse marine ecosystems.

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Charles Darwin’s Steps

Listed as UNESCO #1 World Heritage Site, these significant ecological islands will have you amazed with the amount of
biodiversity claiming this land as home.

If you’re a true fan of nature, expect to not have a moment of boredom encountering various wildlife including many
thriving endemic species. It is easy to fill your itinerary full of exciting activities when visiting the Galapagos on your luxury
tour to Ecuador.

Experience Galapagos Islands

GASTRONOMY

Experience true bliss as you dine on one of the island's shorelines. Try a taste of the Galapagos at one of the fine restaurants serving only local ingredients. Transport your taste buds to heaven as you enjoy some of the best seafood of your life freshly picked from the clean, pristine waters. Dishes like ceviche, arroz marinero with mussels and shrimp, and encebollado made with yucca, onions, chiles, and albacore tuna are a few of the most popular dishes in Galapagos.

CULTURE

Although only 25,000 people populate the idyllic Galapagos Islands, it is home to incredible cultural diversity defined by a mix of various ethnicities, customs, and traditions. Long before they were officially a part of any country, these Pacific Islands served as a hideout and sanctuary for buccaneers, whalers, and sailors of the 17th and 18th centuries. Currently, only four of the islands are inhabited by people – Isabela, Santa Cruz, Floreana, and San Cristobal. The rest of the islands are in pristine condition with visitor sites carefully managed and maintained by the Galapagos National Park. In fact, the Galapagos Islands are so culturally and biologically diverse that they are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites.

ADVENTURE

With 4 different inhabited islands and a sea full of sharks, there are incredible amounts of adventures to be taken on this trip. Explore a new island each day and see what each has to offer. Swim among marine giants and admire the coral reefs that color the ocean floor. Hike to the top of the island to enjoy a magnificent sunset above the sea. 

NATURE

Offering incredible landscapes rising above the intensely biodiverse sea, there is no doubt this is one of the most unique places that must be explored by nature lovers. You will have the time of your life encountering the various species that inhabit the islands and waters. Find out why Charles Darwin was so fascinated by this incredible wildlife hotspot, including sought species of birds and reptiles, like the blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises.

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Signature Ecuador Itineraries

Our custom-designed itineraries are suited to the needs and
preferences of each traveler, every time.

When booking a luxury vacation to Ecuador, we’ll keep your travel goals in mind – whether you’re looking to experience
the biodiversity of the Amazon, stand in the middle of the world in Quito, or explore the wonders of the Galapagos
Islands – there is something for everyone and our travel designers are eager to craft the perfect trip for your luxury
vacation to Ecuador.

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Best Time To Travel

The Galapagos is a year-round destination with each month offering different rewards.

The warm season consists of the months December to May making temperatures more desirable for relaxing beach
days and snorkeling adventures. The cooler months of June to November coincide with nutrient-rich currents making it
the best time to experience active marine life.

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WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Charles Darwin Research Center Gain deeper insight into the famous scientific research that changed the world. The Charles Darwin Research Center not only holds an exhibit showcasing the 60 years of research completed here but continues to work on conservation and restoration projects for the insurance of keeping the islands well-maintained for future generations to enjoy.

WHERE TO EAT

Finch Bay Restaurant (Santa Cruz Island) Become mesmerized by one of the most spectacular gastronomic experiences on the islands. Executive chef Andres Orlando is a true artist experimenting with new flavors from the islands to perfect traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. The Finch Bay accommodates all dietary needs including vegan and vegetarian as well as only using organic ingredients. Not only will you be amazed by the delicious flavors, but the restaurant offers soothing sounds from the ocean and incredible views of Santa Cruz Island.

WHERE TO STAY

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Create magical memories at this Relais-Châteaux and award-winning hotel located on the shore of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Near to many attractions including Tortuga Bay, this hotel is the perfect home base for explorers. Hop aboard their private yacht and take day trips to nearby islands. Enjoy accommodations such as the hotel’s excellent restaurant, tranquil spa, private gardens, and an outdoor swimming pool offering spectacular views.

DESTINATIONS

To Discover in Ecuador

QUITO

Quito

In Quito, the capital city nearest to the equator, experience the sensation of being at the center of the world while exploring its historic colonial center.

GUAYAQUIL

Guayaquil

Discover Guayaquil The City Of Museums. When it comes to learning on our Ecuador tours, Guayaquil has lots to offer with nearly 20 museums, including.

OTAVALO

Otavalo

Only a short car ride away from Ecuador’s capital, you can find one of the best artisan markets showcasing colorful, handmade crafts and souvenirs in Otavalo.

CUENCA

Cuenca

Built on cobbled streets covered with gorgeous architecture on every corner, Cuenca Ecuador gives you the feeling of walking through the past.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Galapagos Islands

Listed as UNESCO #1 World Heritage Site, these significant ecological islands will have you amazed with the amount of biodiversity.

ECUADORIAN AMAZON

Ecuador Amazon

Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience lounging among the trees of the Amazon rainforest on your custom Amazon Joungle tours in Ecuador.

MASHPI CLOUD FOREST

Mashpi Cloud Forest

Escape from the busy city to become rejuvenated with a tranquil lounging experience in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest, a perfect destination.

COTOPAXI

Cotopaxi

Explore Cotopaxi: Hike to the Neck of the Moon. Over the grassy Andean landscapes of Ecuador lies one of the planet’s tallest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi.

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