Latin America
Ecuador & Galapagos
Private Trip
Ecuador & Galapagos Family Private
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Every experience in our Private Trip Collection offers the hallmarks B&R's known for with the flexibility of going with your own group and on your own schedule. Simply pick your dates, pack your bags, and go.

Galapagos Family Vacation

Lands of Lava

Beginning in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, you’ll explore the many charms of this UNESCO World Heritage Site before journeying into the majestic Northern Andes, past the Cayambe volcano and through the historic market of Otavalo. You’ll then board a flight bound for the Galapagos Islands: a modern-day Eden with an unmatched abundance of exotic, endemic wildlife. Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises. This inimitable adventure is sure to provide your family with memories they’ll treasure endlessly.

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Trip Details

Hotels:
Signature
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Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

Level:
Recreational
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Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard how I like to do that.”

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Type:
Private
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Small group

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

Custom

Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Support:
Locally-Supported
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Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Locally Supported

Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.

Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Quito to Quito
11 Days / 10 Nights

Best Time to Visit

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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Hotels

Casa Gangotena, Quito

Glimpse the heart of old Quito as it was meant to be enjoyed, amidst the generous comforts of this handsomely restored mansion. Sumptuously appointed rooms bask in the warmth of natural light as towering windows overlook the Plaza San Francisco. Stately and sophisticated, yet perfectly intimate thanks to the Ecuadorean hospitality. View hotel website »

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Hacienda Zuleta, Otavalo

Boasting antique gardens, the Hacienda is beautifully decorated and every bedroom has a fire place. Delicious Ecuadorian cuisine is offered daily, prepared with organic vegetables, trout and dairy products produced on the Hacienda. View hotel website » 

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Galapagos Safari Camp, Santa Cruz Island

This eco-luxury tented camp borders the National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s "transition zone" and is close to the tortoise reserve. Located on 55 hectares with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean and the famous Western & Northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne. View hotel website »

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Activity Level

Recreational

This walking trip features plenty of uneven footing and dirt trails—but its focus is not on covering distance. Transportation to and from the day’s event is provided in most instances. The change in elevation (Quito is 2,800 metres above sea level) may interfere with the breathing of some travellers. The activities on this trip are geared for children 6 years old and up. If you will be travelling with smaller children, let us know and we can revise the itinerary to suit your group.

Gear

Walking Sticks &
Hip Holsters

Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.

What's Included

  • All accommodations on a shared twin/double room basis
  • Most meals
  • All entrance fees and tours
  • All transfers and baggage handling
  • All internal flights
  • All the local experts and specialists
  • Services of a local guide(s)
  • All special events and on-trip surprises
  • All gratuities to porters, drivers, restaurants and other service staff

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Accolades

“There were too many moments on this trip to pick one that was the most memorable, honestly. Each day seemed to surpass the one before it. And being able to stay together as a family in Villa Escalesia in the Galapagos was absolutely the best thing for us!”

— Gail Burke,
Bespoke Independent Ecuador & Galapagos 2013

Ecuador & Galapagos Family Private

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