Ecuador: From the Galápagos to the Andes
Ecuador is home to one of the planet’s true natural paradises—the Galapagos Islands. After exploring the forested mountains of Mashpi, spend four nights aboard a luxury boat amid “Darwin's laboratory,” and discover endemic birds and rare creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Snorkel with sea lions and observe flightless cormorants. Explore volcanic beaches, mangroves and lagoons by foot and by boat. Then return to the mainland and drive into the Andean mountains for a stay at a 17th-century colonial home. Visit High Andes habitats and see volcanic mountains painted with verdant forests and aquamarine crater lakes. Hike, horseback ride or mountain bike along the Condor- Huasi route to view ancient pre-Incan pyramids, and learn about the endangered Andean condor.

  • Hike through the lush jungle surrounding Mashpi Lodge, and glide through the forest canopy aboard a cable car
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands on a 4-night luxury cruise
  • Enjoy a horseback ride at the most exclusive stables in Ecuador
  • See pyramids constructed by the pre-Incan Caranqui culture

Destinations: Quito | Mashpi | Galapagos Islands | Andes Mountains

Hotels: Casa Gangotena, Mashpi Lodge, Casa Gangoten, Endemic Cruise, Hacienda Zuleta


Starts any day — January to December
12 days from $15,895
Intra-Tour Air: $650