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Our Featured Ecuador & Galapagos Vacations are Quito Ecuador Tours Including Galapagos Islands Cruises, Ecuador Highlands Tours Including Galapagos Islands Cruise, and Galapagos Islands Hotels and Land Based Tours. You can customize these itineraries to suit your requirements.
Venture to the Highlands of Ecuador and the Galapagos on this captivating family tour. Witness the creation of handicrafts by Andean natives. Spend the night at Hacienda Pinsaqui, and appreciate its rich history. Experience one of the most important indigenous markets on the continent in Otavalo. And, journey to the Galapagos Islands for a five day cruise aboard the M/V Santa Cruz to observe fascinating volcanic landscapes and endemic animal species. This ship offers quadruple cabins, which is ideal for families.
These tours combine three days in Quito with a four, five, or eight day Galapagos Islands Cruise. Quito was at one time the northern capital of the Incan Empire and is now a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The Galapagos Islands feature unique ecosystems where plant and animal species evolved in isolation and are found nowhere else on Earth. We have provided you with several Galapagos Islands Cruises to choose from, and will be happy to combine Quito with the itinerary of any other cruise ship shown below.
Combining the Highlands of Ecuador with a Galapagos Islands cruise is a great way to experience the natural and cultural wonders of this small Andean country. These tours include a four or five day cruise, a city tour of Quito, a visit to the Otavalo Market, and a ride on the Chaski Route train from Ibarra to Salinas. The extended versions of these tours take you along the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cuenca, and then on to the port town of Guayaquil on the country's Pacific coast.
Explore the Galapagos with a hotel as your base rather than a cruise ship. Choose from a five or eight day all-inclusive package at the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel on Santa Cruz Island or a Red Mangrove Galapagos Island Hopping tour. The Island Hopping tour features overnight stays on Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Isabela islands, and allows you to visit parts of the Galapagos Islands that are seldom seen by cruise passengers.
Ecuador is blessed with some of the richest biodiversity in the world. These tours combine a visit to the Ecuadorian Amazon with a Galapagos Islands cruise. Amazon lodge options include Napo Wildlife Center, Sacha Lodge, and La Selva Amazon Ecolodge. Ship options include the La Pinta, Galapagos Explorer II, and the Cormorant. Other ships can be substituted.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISES SORTED BY SHIP CLASS
We offer a wide variety of Galapagos Islands Cruises, sorted by ship class, and featuring 4, 5, or 7 day itineraries. The ship classes are Large Cruise Ships, Deluxe Ships and Catamarans, and First Class Ships. These cruises are quoted without airfare, land services, or hotel nights, but we will be happy to make these arrangements for you.
Our Large Galapagos Islands Cruise Ships accommodate 90-100 passengers and offer the highest level of comfort, stability, and amenities. Features include spacious air conditioned cabins with lower beds and private bathrooms, fine dining, and larger social areas that include conference rooms, passenger lounges, libraries, swimming pools, sun/observation decks, and/or Jacuzzis. The crews of these ships include the most highly trained English speaking naturalist guides, and medical officers.
Our Deluxe Galapagos Islands Cruise Ships and Catamarans accommodate 16-48 passengers and, while smaller than the Large Cruise Ships, still offer high levels of comfort and amenities. They feature spacious air conditioned cabins with lower beds and private bathrooms, fine dining, and social areas that include passenger lounges, libraries, sun/observation decks, and Jacuzzis. The crews include highly trained English speaking naturalist guides.
Our First Class Galapagos Islands Cruise Ships accommodate 16-36 passengers and offer a comfortable cruise at a more affordable price. All of these ships provide air conditioned cabins with lower beds and private bathrooms, delicious food, sun/observation decks, and well-trained English speaking naturalist guides.