Follow in Darwin’s footsteps! Discover the unique flora and fauna of the secluded island paradise from the comfort of the some of the world’s most luxurious tents, during your Galapagos tour. An adventure awaits!
Guayaquil, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is Ecuador’s largest city and an important trading center of this small Andean country.
City Tour of Guayaquil Take a short tour of Guayaquil, known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Wander the city’s cobblestone streets in colorful Las Peñas, explore its many plazas and monuments, stroll through its parks and meander along Malecón 2000– an urban renewal project that edges along the Guayas River. (Approximately 3 hours. if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)
Located in the center of the archipelago, Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos.
Full day visit to Giant tortoises and Charles Darwin with Safari Experience the emblematic ‘mascot’ of the Galapagos islands on this private guided half-day tour through the verdant highlands of Santa Cruz islands. First visit interesting volcanic formations such as pit-craters and lava tunnels and learn about the island’s endemic forests and unique microclimates. Then be amazed by the giant land tortoises roam free in their natural habitat, observing these gentle creatures from a series of trails through the Primicias ranch area. (Full-day, Private Activity, lunch included at Safari Camp)
Full day visit to Bartolome Island Stand in awe at one of the Galapagos’s most dramatic landscapes from your viewpoint overlooking Bartolome Island. On this full day excursion in a small group, travel from your hotel in Santa Cruz island to Baltra where you then embark on a 3 hour navigation to Bartolome Island. Resplendent with unique volcanic and geological formations are yours to behold after moderate hiking. (7am-3pm, 6 hours total navigation, 2 hours on island, group activity, lunch included, optional snorkel included)
Full day visit to North Seymour Island Experience the magnificent fauna characteristic to the Galapagos islands by visiting North Seymour Island, home to one of the largest nesting sites for the magnificent Frigate birds. On the two kilometer walking trail, which can be rocky and difficult at times, observe blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, marine iguanas, land iguanas and also the playful sea lions along the coast. (Full-day activity, 45 min transfer to port, 45 min navigation to island, approx 2 hr hiking, group activity, lunch included)
The largest of the Galapagos archipelago, this sea-horse shaped island features spectacular volcanic landscapes and is one of the youngest islands being near to the volcanic hot-spot.
Isla Isabela – Sierra Negra and Chico Volcanoes with Lunch Be amazed by the fiery geological history of the Galapagos Islands as you explore by foot one of its most famous volcanoes. Begin early, hiking through verdant forests gradually climbing the impressive Sierra Negra volcano to reach its rim. Be amazed by the spectacular views of its enormous crater covered in newly hardened lava that delights the eye with its purplish-black color in contrast to the vibrant green of the rim. Walk along the edge of the crater soaking in the views which never cease to amaze. Travel onwards towards ‘volcan chico’ which is an extension of Sierra Negra. Here you will experience an amazing moon-like landscape created by the lava formations and walk right on them. Guests have described the experience as truly unforgettable and one of the highlights of the island. Be sure to bring sun protection and be prepared for difficult hiking on the lava. (Full day, private activity, box lunch included)
Visit to Cabo Rosa and Los Tuneles Arguably one of the most impressive marine sites on Isabela, the tunnels at Cabo Rosa are incredible geological formations created as ocean waves crashed into hot lava flows. The cooled lava formed arches, tunnels, pillars and collapsed tubes that rise out of and under the surface of shallow emerald and turquoise waters of the bay. On this full day tour, navigate in a small boat to the tuneles and have the unforgettable opportunity to snorkel in the clear, calm waters of this marine paradise. Swim with peaceful white tipped reef sharks, manta rays, parrot fish, yellowtailed surgeon fish, marine turtles and the ever-playful sea lions. Should you not want to snorkel, you can view the marine life from the boat and also walk on the surface of the lava formations. (full day, group activity, lunch included, snorkel equipment included)
The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.
Quito City tour On this walking tour of the colonial capital of Ecuador, you will gain an insight into the cities amiable people and discover its picturesque old town and buildings, such as the San Francisco Church, considered to be the largest and oldest religious building ever built by the Spaniards in South America! Until you are accustomed to the altitude, we recommend you take the pace slowly on this excursion. (08:30 – 11:30, Private Activity)
The Cotopaxi province of Ecuador is home to what German explorer Alexander von Humboldt coined ‘The Avenue of Volcanoes’ and contains some of the most dramatic mountain scenery of the country.
Included at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo Self-guided walks through the lovely property with its amazing Inca history and archeology as well as the stunning backdrop of the Andes. Guests can also enjoy fishing and use of bicycles for riding around property.
Cotopaxi Tour and Hiking Perhaps the most scenic volcano of the Ecuadorian Andes, Cotopaxi is a sight to behold with its perfect snow-capped cone. On a full day tour, venture into the Cotopaxi National Park which delights visitors with Andean vegetation, rare birds and exceptional views. If feeling up for the challenge, you can endeavour the hike up to the Refuge at 4800m. (Duration 5 hours)