"While travelling in the Galapagos Islands, I had the opportunity to snorkel with penguins outside of Post Office Bay on Floreana Island. It was such a surreal and heart-racing moment that my co-traveller and I had an impromptu high-five while swimming in the emerald green waters to celebrate such a rare and special experience."
—Veronika Macas, Experience Designer
Explore the land that stirred Darwin and turned science on its ear
Here, you can sail into a turquoise cove with no other boats in sight, walk barefoot down a powdery white beach, sit yourself down on lava rock and watch a baby sea lion sneak up for a closer inspection. A pantheon of the animal kingdom's strangest and most wonderful creatures await just off the coast of Ecuador, and here, you'll get closer to them than you ever thought possible. Discover Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands on a private, bespoke trip—tailored-made your way. Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
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Ecuador & Galapagos Active by Boat
Mingle with rare species, navigate untouched volcanic landscapes and rest like royalty aboard your luxury floating hotel. You'll wake up to a new setting every day as you sail between turquoise coves. Hang with giant tortoises on Isabela Island, lay eyes on penguins and warblers dotting Elizabeth Bay's rocky outlets to kayak with a colony of sea lions in a secluded saltwater lagoon. Drip-dry on your airy sundeck—drink in hand—after adventure-filled days visiting the islands.
Ecuador Multi-Active Expedition
There's no end to spectacular encounters with wildlife here. Hike past ancient trees, rare colourful birds and howler monkeys in the Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve's cloud forests. Spot sparkling fireflies surrounded by the faint glow of bioluminescent fungi on the rainforest Luminous Trail. Settle in at luxe tented Galapagos Safari Camp and savour meals made with fresh Ecuadorian ingredients—sourced locally whenever possible. After dinner, gape at the wide-open starry sky before strolling off for your night under canvas.
Galapagos Family Adventure
Swim, hike and walk through white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and tropical island landscapes. Learn about Darwin's 19th c. discoveries from your naturalist guides, who study and preserve this important UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kick back at the remote Pikea Lodge, smack dab in the centre of a giant tortoise reserve. Days are filled with excursions aboard the hotel's Pikaia yacht and evenings are by the pool, drinking in the breathtaking views.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in Ecuador & the Galapagos. Mix and match a little bit of everything; perhaps spend a few extra nights hiking in the Mashpi Biodiversity Reserve or pair it with Peru for an extended adventure. Connect with your Ecuador & Galapagos Experience Designer to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 7 - 9 DAYS
Activity Level: 3
Starting Price: US $1,700 Per Person/Day
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