Beginning in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, you’ll explore the many charms of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before journeying into the majestic Northern Andes, past the Cayambe volcano and through the historic market of Otavalo. You’ll then board a flight bound for the Galápagos Islands: a modern-day Eden with an unmatched abundance of exotic, endemic wildlife. Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises. This inimitable adventure is sure to provide your family with memories they’ll treasure endlessly.
Please note that space in the Galápagos Islands is very limited and fills up quickly. To secure space, it’s best to book at least one year in advance.
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After being picked up from the airport and checking into the kingly Casa Gangotena hotel, you will have the first night to explore vibrant Quito on your own.
Check out the Art Workshop School, peruse La Ronda Street (considered the oldest in the city) and visit the house and private art collection of painter Oswaldo Viteri.
Enter the Northern Andes, passing by the valleys of the Cayambe volcano and visiting the ancient Indian market of Otavalo, famed for its textiles and tapestries.
Spend the day enjoying the Hacienda Zuleta and its surroundings: from a condor rookery, cheese factory and organic garden to onsite embroidery workshops and horseback riding.
Fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, where you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and unwind on Tortuga Bay's spectacular white sands.
Embark on a sweeping, full-day boat tour to the unforgettable islands of Bartolome, North Seymour and Bachas Beach, or South Plaza accompanied by your own certified naturalist guide.
Take a mid-morning tour of the Santa Cruz Highlands, explore the ancient lava tunnels beneath your feet, and and visit Garrapatero, a pristine beach offering buzzing wildlife.
Take in the local flora with a trip to a coffee plantation before boarding the ship to Las Palmas beach and La Fe to swim, snorkel, and play with the sea lions and iguanas.
Take a bike ride and explore the island and lava tunnels, or head out on the ship to another of the smaller outlaying islands. Tonight, celebrate your time spent in this magical land with a special festive event!
Fly from the Galapagos Islands back to Quito, Ecuador for a night on your own exploring the vibrant city.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel, soak in the Plaza Independencia, and board your flight home.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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