Experience the wildlife of the Galapagos and the diversity of the Amazon on this ultimate Ecuadorean adventure. Get to know Ecuador inside out-from the Andes to the islands and miss nothing in between. Explore the jungle by canoe and stay with a local Quichua family. Scour the indigenous handicraft market at Otavalo for special treasures before flying to the Galapagos to spend a week exploring the islands aboard Daphne. Our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value-there's no better way to explore the region.
2-day Amazon jungle homestay. 2-day excursion to Amazon jungle lodge. Day trip to Otavalo market. 7 nights in the Gala¡pagos Islands. Incredible wildlife encounters. Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling. Flights to and from the Gala¡pagos Islands. Snorkelling equipment onboard Galeapagos yacht. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Eight days cruising and swimming the Gala¡pagos Islands by yacht, soaking in hot springs, feeling like a local on a Quichua homestay, encountering wildlife in the Amazon, shopping at the Otavalo Market.
Public bus, plane, pickup truck, motorized canoe, motorized superior class yacht, zodiacs.
Hotels (10 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), simple village cabins (multi-share) (2 nts), historic mountain hacienda (2 nts), twin-share cabin on board the motorized yacht (7 nts).
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Papallacta Hot Springs (1B)
Free morning to explore Quito. Travel by bus in the afternoon to Papallacta Hot Springs.
Days 3-4 Amazon Homestay (1B,1L,2D)
Travel by bus into the Amazon. Spend two nights with a local Quichua family in a small village.
Days 5-6 Jungle Lodge (2B,2L,2D)
Journey further into the Amazon to a jungle lodge. Included guided walks and canoe rides to learn about natural history and to spot wildlife. Optional whitewater rafting excursion.
Days 7-8 Baa±os (1B)
Continue by bus to Baa±os. Numerous outdoor optional activities are available like hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, or soak in the nearby hot springs.
Days 9-10 Cuenca
Private transfer south to the colonial city of Cuenca. Stop at Ingapirca ruins, they are the largest and best preserved archaeological site in Ecuador. Optional day trips to Cajas National Park.
Days 11-12 Cayambe
Fly back to Quito. Private transportation to Cayambe. Spend a night at a 400-year-old hacienda at the base of volcano.
Days 13-14 Otavalo
Visit Otavalo and the famous handicrafts market. Return by bus to Quito in the afternoon on Day 14.
Days 16 Gala¡pagos (1B,1L,1D)
Fly in the morning to the Gala¡pagos Islands and transfer to the boat.
Days 17-22 Gala¡pagos (6B,6L,6D)
Spend a week cruising the islands to view the abundant wildlife and enjoy the scenery. Daily excursions with our naturalist guide to learn about the history and wildlife. Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling.
Day 23 Quito (1B)
Disembark the boat in the morning, transfer to the airport and fly back to Quito.
Day 24 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 15 Quito (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Quito. Option to visit Basilica or explore the old town.