An exclusive luxury boat tour of the magnificent Galapagos region, alongside a stay in the historical capital of Quito

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Every detail taken care of

  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

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Itinerary highlights

  • Marvel at the Galapagos' incredible wildlife, from giant tortoises to marine iguanas and penguins
  • Get up close to the marine wildlife in panga boats
  • Snorkel and swim with playful sea lions
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito
  • Discover the islands' most alluring landscapes during a range of nature hikes

What's included

  • Luxury Galapagos cruise
  • Two nights in Quito prior to departure
  • Excursions lead by naturalist experts
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Internal flights
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

The ideal trip for those hoping to discover the natural wonders of the Galapagos in the very finest style, the Luxury Galapagos Vacation adventure is designed to showcase the flora and fauna of this incredible part of the world, as well as give you the chance to explore Ecuador’s historic capital, Quito.

Beginning in the beautiful and culture-rich capital, Quito, you’ll have the chance to explore the world’s first ever UNESCO World Heritage city, discovering its 16th-century colonial area and range of impressive and memorable landmarks.

After your time in the city, you’ll make for the incredible Galapagos Islands. We’ve selected the best boats in the area for you to choose from, ensuring you get to see all of the unique flora and fauna of this exceptional wildlife kingdom, including the species that inspired Charles Darwin’s novel ‘Origin of Species’. You’ll be guided by naturalist experts throughout, from your land excursions and nature trails to snorkelling and far-reaching wildlife tours.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3


Flights & transfers


Private transfer from Quito airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Quito

Two nights in Quito Two nights in Quito

Enjoy Ecuador's capital, the first ever UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this historical city and contemporary hub. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours, as well as book fine restaurants for you. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here.

Classic Quito half day tour Classic Quito half day tour

Start the tour seeing the 16th century colonial area of the city. These buildings include Independence Square, San Francisco and La Compañía churches. The tour continues with a visit to Itchimbía Hill from where you can have a wonderful view of downtown Quito and the surrounding mountains.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer from your Quito hotel to Quito airport


Flight from Quito to the Galapagos Islands (via Guayaquil)

Days 3-9


Galapagos cruise ships and yachts

Five night Galapagos cruise Five night Galapagos cruise

Spend your time cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. This volcanic archipelago not only boasts stunning, sun-drenched beached lapped by crystal waters, but the wildlife here is astounding. Whether you're dipping below the surface to discover an underwater wonderland, or venturing out onto islands in search of fascinating creatures, this cruise is definitely a memorable one. You'll also have time to fill with enjoying the various watersports your chosen vessel may be equipped to offer.

The exact itinerary will depend on which you choose, our travel designer will help you choose which suits you best.

Nature walks on the Islands Nature walks on the Islands

There will be a number of varied nature trails with your guides to the different islands on your itinerary to explore both the wildlife up close and the astonishing geology of the islands. Depending on where you venture ashore, you can look out for reptiles like giant tortoises and marine iguanas, as well as a plethora of marine birds. The islands' diverse vegetation is also home to a variety of smaller creatures, so it pays to keep a close eye on the plants as you explore.

Panga rides and snorkelling Panga rides and snorkelling

Small group excursions by inflatable 'panga' zodiac boats to snorkel and see the dense marine wildlife.

Flights & transfers


Flight from the Galapagos Islands to Quito (via Guayaquil)

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