Ecuador: The Amazon Rainforest & Galápagos Islands Cruise
- Duration: 12 or 18 days
- Group size: 15-30
- Reviews: 8
From the Andes highlands of Quito to the lush forests of the Amazon basin, you’ll experience it all. Venture into the heart of Ecuador to encounter colorful birds, exotic animals, and learn about indigenous Quichua culture firsthand. Then, snorkel with sea lions, spot blue-footed boobies, and make your way past mangrove swamps, lava flows, and sunny shores on a cruise through the Galápagos Islands.
- 7 nights in handpicked hotels
- 3 nights aboard the M/V Galápagos Legend cruise ship
- 10 breakfasts
- 7 lunches
- 7 dinners with beer or wine
- Old Quarter Quito
- boating on the Amazon
- Ahuano village visit
- wildlife on Santa Cruz Island
- snorkeling with sea lions
This was a great tour because we got to explore the country and the Galapagos Islands. My friend and I got to Quito before the rest of the group and went out on our own around Hotel Mercure, Quito. The location was excellent because it's near a Main Ave and artisanal markets. The tour to the Amaz...
Was it absolutely necessary to have an additional tour guide for so many of our days? It seemed like our regular guide could have handled much of the excursions. Stopping for lunch outside the Monastary of San Francisco was a big waste of our time. They waited on everyone else before any of our gr...
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This was my fourth GoAhead tour; previous tours included time in Ireland, Thailand and Spain. While European tours are often less demanding in physical ability and overall awareness of daily necessities (i.e. being able to drink the water, less differences in food from North America); tours to othe...
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Absolutely loved every minute of this tour. Even the rain in the Amazon was memorable. At every turn there was something new to experience. The cruise in the Galapagos was hand down one of the best I’ve done. I cannot recommend this tour enough. We went on this tour 2 years ago and still talk about ...
Wonderful tour. Had a great time, lots of birds, that were new to me . On the Galapagos Island we saw and learned so much about the birds and animals that live there. The turtles were amazings. Everyone should go.
Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
This contemporary hotel is located in La Mariscal district of Quito. Guests enjoy two restaurants, a wine bar, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearb...
This unique, rustic spa resort is located in the Andean highlands. Guests enjoy thermal hot springs, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Nearby, you’ll...
This modern rustic hotel is located on the Northern banks of the Napo River. Guests enjoy private terraces, an outdoor dining area, and a swimming poo...
This boutique cruise ship sails in the waters around the Galápagos Islands. Guests enjoy a pool and jacuzzi, gym, and stargazing area. Nearby, you’ll ...
This contemporary hotel is located near the southeast corner of the Atarazana neighborhood. Guests enjoy a rooftop pool and spa, fitness center, and f...
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