Ecuador Mainland & the Galápagos Islands

03/23/2019 through 12/25/2019
03/23/2019 through 01/10/2020
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Ecuador Mainland & the Galápagos Islands
If you’re already exploring Ecuador on terra firma you’re this close to the eco-lover’s paradise: the Galápagos, so we’ve brought both together in one 14-day tour. Start with all the on-land highlights like the Amazon, the stunning landscapes in the Ecuadorian highlands, and get an unforgettable experience staying right in the Amazon jungle. Experience the Galápagos aboard the Xavier III where comfy cabins, giant tortoises, and sea lions will have you wanting to jump ship – but only to go snorkelling, of course.

Get your adrenaline pumping in adventurous Baños, soak in the hot springs at Papallacta, spend three nights cruising through Galápagos National Park, snorkel to search for sea turtles and rays, hike through Bartolomé’s lava fields, see giant tortoises in Santa Cruz

Hotels (8 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).

Meals Included
11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

What’s Included
Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia
Your Discover Moment: Baños
Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta. Baños stay. Amazon Jungle homestay and cooking demonstrations (2 nts). Papallacta Hot Springs stay. Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts). All meals aboard the Xavier. Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide. Overnight on Santa Cruz Island. Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, and Sullivan Bay. Visit to North Seymour to see nesting seabirds. Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock. Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz). Academy Bay tour. Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. Internal flights. Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier.


Day 1 Quito
Day 2 Quito/Baños
Day 3 Baños
Day 4 Baños/Tena
Day 5 Tena
Day 6 Tena/Papallacta
Day 7 Papallacta/Quito
Day 8 Quito
Day 9 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Day 10 North Seymour/Mosquera Islet
Day 11 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island
Day 12 Puerto Ayora
Day 13 Puerto Ayora/Quito
Day 14 Quito

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