Laguna de Cuicocha in Andean Highlands region of Ecuador.

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The flourishing wildlife oasis of the Galapagos Islands makes up a fascinating part of Ecuador’s experience, but the mainland country also offers a unique opportunity for cultural exploration and uncovering an off-the-beaten-path destination. Consult our experts and explore how a custom Ecuador tour will be a trip to remember.

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Volcano in Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Spellbinding Volcano Tour of Ecuador

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,997

Embrace Ecuador's spellbinding Avenue of Volcanoes during this breathtaking handcrafted 7-day tour. Stand beneath pounding silver waterfalls within emerald forests, immerse yourselves in ancient Ecuadorian culture at hallowed Incan heritage sites, and admire the active volcanoes across the Andes Mountains. This unique tour of the splendors of Ecuador will have you creating lifelong memories that you will cherish forever.

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Chocó Cloud Forest, Ecuador

Diverse, multicultural, and naturally breathtaking, during your 10-day Ecuador adventure, you can find a South American country with many surfaces to discover as you explore Quito, the Galápagos Islands, and Chocó Cloud Forest. Visit the capital city’s historic landmarks on walking tours, the enchanting volcanic shores of islands on a yacht cruise, and the flourishing forest teeming with wildlife on adventurous excursions, as you enjoy the best of Ecuador.

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The Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Uncover the mysteries of the Amazon Rainforest and glide across the glimmering waters surrounding the Galápagos Islands on this dreamy 14-day adventure in Ecuador. Quito’s multicultural cityscape expresses generations of European, Moorish, and Incan influence, the Amazon’s forest teems with colorful and curious wildlife, and the Galápagos Islands are surreal volcanic landscapes surrounded by pristine blue waters for travelers to soak up on this extravagant expedition.

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Sundeck on the Luxury Yatch M/Y Kontiki Wayra
Luxury Coastal Cruise in Ecuador

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,459

Experience immersive wonder along pristine coastline and in inspiring nature during your exclusive eight-day Ecuador tour. Uncover the full splendor of the nation’s wealth of colorful flora, vibrant fauna, mouthwatering traditional cuisine, and welcoming cultural traditions as you sail the shoreline on a luxurious yacht. With naturalist guides, regional chefs, and the benefits of local knowledge, you can delight in the grandeur of Ecuador’s coastline like never before.

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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos in Ecuador
Best of Ecuador, Peru & the Galapagos Islands Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Natural beauty and cultural splendor will define your epic adventure during your 11-day best of Ecuador and Peru tour. The Galapagos Islands will brim with sea turtles while the ruins of Machu Pichu glint on the Andean Altiplano. The Sacred Valley’s lush slopes will lead to marvelous ruins while the glassy Pacific feature untouched marine life. From the ocean to the Andes, you will experience grandeur from Ecuador to Peru.

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The Galapagos in Ecuador. Photo courtesy: MY Kontiki Wayra
The Grand Galapagos Honeymoon & Yacht Cruise

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Walk hand in hand through a mystical outdoor playground with this handcrafted Ecuador and Galapagos honeymoon with yacht cruise. Enjoy near-exclusive access to indigenous forests, resplendent Pacific islands, and exotic volcanic worlds. A wildlife realm engulfs the adventure, meaning there are no regrets if you decide to watch it unfold from your 5-star rooms. Just step outside to be amongst basking sea lions, soaring condors, mating seabirds, and the evocative delights of an evolutionary world.

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Sea lions cuddling on a beach in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Luxury Tour of Galapagos Islands & Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Experience true decadence in this luxury tour of Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, combining eight days on onboard your beautiful cruise ship with the country's finest hotel and hacienda. Explore the mystical beauty of the archipelago, getting intimate with strange endemic creatures and a dramatic marine world. Then lounge on a luxury deck and revel in the elegance of the cruise. You'll also explore ancient Quito from a historic hotel and complete the trip in the opulent home of two former Ecuadorian presidents.

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View of Cuicocha Crater Lake at Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.
Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Natural and cultural history dance across Ecuador, where endemic Galapagos wildlife mixes with the enchantment of haciendas and heritage cities. Combining the iconic treasures, this best of Ecuador and Galapagos Islands tour wraps Quito and Imbabura around a luxury Galapagos cruise aboard a beautiful yacht. Blue-footed birds, golden churches, inquisitive seals, presidential haciendas, and orange iguanas standing on lava flows will all be on display during these 12 days that blend the unforgettable wonders of both Ecuador and Galapagos.

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Cruise deck at the Galapagos Island. Photo courtesy: Ecuador Sundeck Wellness Retreat

VIP Galapagos Small Boat Tour: Cruising in Luxury

16 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,595

Indulge in the solitude and adventure of the Pacific as you enter the mystical natural realm of the Galapagos. You'll explore the archipelago in unrivaled luxury with over two weeks of cruising on a sublime motor yacht. Connect all the remote corners of the archipelago, from red beaches filled with sea lions to millions of seabirds nesting on volcanic cliffs. Luxuriate in the untamed bliss of a small boat Galapagos tour that reveals the islands' incredible wildlife.

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Scuba diving with wales in the Galapagos, Ecuador
Multisport Outdoors Adventure in Ecuador and Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

Ecuador's jaw-dropping landscapes provide a haven for outdoor adventure. Of the many tours in Galapagos, this itinerary is geared for active explorers. Kayak with sea lions, hike active volcanic craters, horse ride through green wilderness, snorkel into a mystical Galapagos world, and share your journeys with incredible wildlife. Split across mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos, as this multisport adventure tour in Galapagos takes you through the country's unique ecosystems. The trails are devoid of people, but the surreal natural life offers an indelible contrast to rugged landscapes.

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Giant tortoise crossing a dirt road through the jungle trees in the Galapagos, Ecuador
Exclusive Land Based Tour of Galapagos Islands

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

The Central Galapagos Islands revel in their intimacy and authenticity, a series of sites symbolizing the dramatic beauty of the entire archipelago. From your base at a luxuriant eco hotel you enjoy 12 days exploring the eclectic sites, taking daily yacht and land excursions to see remarkable wildlife. This exciting venture offers an exclusive land based tour of Galapagos Islands without being on a cruise. Complete the itinerary by marveling at the cloud forest of Mindo and the heritage of ancient Quito.

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Sea lions basking on the beach, Galapagos, Ecuador
Galapagos Tour for Solo Travelers: Island Hopping & Cruise

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,720

On the Galapagos Islands, you're never alone. Sea lions bask on the beaches, seabirds nest in the thousands, and giant tortoises cover the walking trail. Combining two distinct itineraries, this Galapagos tour for solo travelers offers a tailored blend of everything the archipelago can offer an individual adventurer. You'll island hop and enjoy outdoor adventures with the wildlife, then join a 5-day small-group cruise through the remote eastern islands, immersing yourself in the portraits of natural evolution.

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Nature & Wildlife of Ecuador and Galapagos Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,720

In Ecuador and the Galapagos little is like anything you've seen before. Welcome to a natural world with no parallel, a place where birds have red feet and adjacent islands have their own endemic species. Spend four days marveling at the idiosyncratic world of Ecuador's volcanoes and forests. Then a 7-day Galapagos tour on a luxury cruise, immerses you in the surreal and sublime, taking you to locations that epitomize evolution and diversity. This is the natural world at its most unique and resplendent.

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A Perfect Family Vacation to Galapagos Islands

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,045

Natural history is alive in the Galapagos on this 10-day family adventure. Mystical landscapes are explored, unique wildlife is encountered, and a variety of activities allow the family to explore their own piece of the archipelago. This family vacation trip to Galapagos Islands is handcrafted and combines a traditional cruise with time discovering the Andes. Snorkel with penguins, sunbathe beside sea lions, hike volcanic history, and discover a breathtaking world.

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Ecuador's Haciendas & Galapagos Tour for Senior Travelers

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,645

Ecuador's charms softly cascade from Andean peaks to surreal islands, as this handcrafted Ecuador and Galapagos tour for senior travelers takes you on a journey of natural wonder and cultural intrigue. Enjoy six days of elegance on the mainland: haciendas, cloud forests, bird watching, colonial cities, colorful markets, and cute villages. Then, a 7-day luxury cruise unveils the intimate mystique of the Galapagos Islands, providing easy excursions to some of nature's most resplendent wildlife sites.

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Private Small Group Tours to Galapagos & Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Escape into the sublime natural realm of the Galapagos and enjoy near-exclusive access to its majestic world. Hopping red-footed boobies, endemic waved albatross, giant tortoises, curious sea lions, colorful marine worlds... your 13-day Galapagos and Ecuador tour for private small groups unveils the poetic wonder of the islands and the exemplars of evolution. Before following Darwin's footsteps, you indulge in the resplendent bliss of the Andes and Ecuador's ancient cities.

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Bird Watchers Tour of Galapagos and Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,670

Over 1,600 different birds flutter across Ecuador's sublime landscapes, the country's unusual ecosystems creating a haven for the endemic and endangered. This handcrafted bird watching tour of Galapagos and Ecuador blends the fabulous range of colors, habitats, and mating displays, from the waved albatross to sword-billed hummingbirds and the Andean cock-of-the-rock. You spend seven days in the Andean cloud forest then five days on the Galapagos, with every day exploring a series of birding sites. If interested in adding additional unique experiences to your custom itinerary, consider perusing the Ecuador and Galapagos page for more trip ideas to Galapagos.

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The Ultimate Culinary Tour of Ecuador: Indigenous Recipes to World Class Gourmet

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,365

Ecuador's patchwork of cultures and habitats provide a surprising gastronomic journey. With culinary experiences as a focus, this culinary tour of Ecuador connects the major highlights of the mainland, from chocolate farms in the forest to city street food tours and ceviche along the coast. Gourmet delights in colonial towns, bush tucker in the Amazon, guinea pig in enchanting highlands... these 14 days reveal the eclecticism of both Ecuador and its extraordinary cuisine.

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Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Travel Guide
Cactuses on South Plaza Island with blue bay in the background, Galapagos, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Travel Guide

An adventurous vacation such as one to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador requires impeccable planning to make everything happen without a hitch.

With the help of the Galapagos Travel Guide you can understand the options available to you before you begin to plan.

When you are ready, submit a Trip Request and get connected with a local specialist who will lay out all of the options that fit your preferences.

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Best Time to Visit Galapagos
Mother and baby seal on the beach in the Galapagos with cruise ship in the background
Best Time to Visit Galapagos

The Galapagos are dynamic and unique all-year-round but between December to May is the best time to experience the famous marvels of the islands.

Renowned for unique wildlife, inspiring scenery, and vibrant colors, the natural splendor is enhanced by the tropical climate that has shaped the landscapes of the individual islands. The region has become emblematic of biodiversity with sweeping panoramas leading to famous Blue-footed Booby birds or barking sea lions and crystal-clear waters, giving you a view of green sea turtles.

Uncover the seasonal qualities of the Galapagos Islands with more information on where to go and what to do.

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How to Plan a Trip to Galapagos Islands: Frequently Asked Questions
Sea lion underwater in tidal lagoon in the Galapagos islands
How to Plan a Trip to Galapagos Islands: Frequently Asked Questions

The Galapagos Islands’ ecological diversity, although fragile, immerses you in the wonders of wildlife reserves or shimmering volcanic beaches.

From hiking to snorkeling, sharks, birdwatching, iguanas, and sea lions, the Galapagos are a destination of natural charm and endless wonder.

With the following information, based on the most frequently asked questions about a Galapagos trip from travelers, we can help you plan your perfect vacation.

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Top 8 Things to Do in the Galapagos Islands
Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Top 8 Things to Do in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands are not just a place for passive exploration but a destination for active discovery with essential things to do for your best Galapagos experience.

The diverse scenery between islands gives rise to a different selection of wildlife that may be endemic to a single place on the entire archipelago. Beyond the iconic birdlife, the islands put you in touch with the essence of pristine nature that shapes culture and moves the spirit.

Use this guide to the best destinations to spot the natural wildlife and exceptional natural beauty.

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7 Best Places to Visit in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Kicker Rock. San Cristobal Island
7 Best Places to Visit in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands capture your imagination and inspire you to see the world differently, and these seven must-see places across the archipelago and Ecuador are a true treat for travelers.

Wildlife is unique at this corner of the globe and feels separate from anything you know as they ignore your presence altogether. Instead of the idyllic tropics, you find moonscapes thriving with fragile ecosystems and near-mythological biodiversity welcoming you to the national park.

Consider these must-see destinations as you consider your plans, with insight into which highlights to visit and how long to stay in each destination.

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The Best Ways to Travel Around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Bartolome Island, Galapagos
The Best Ways to Travel Around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

As you consider your plans, the following guide details the different transportation options on the Galapagos Islands and the best ways to get around Ecuador and the islands.

The archipelago covers approximately 3,040 square miles spread out across the Pacific and over the equator. The islands offer a remarkable diversity of biospheres and overflow with endemic wildlife and unique scenery that you can capture from unique vantage points during your adventure.

A Zicasso Galapagos travel expert will ensure that you have an immersive and comfortable experience as you travel around the islands with your logistics fitting with your particular travel style, whether it be cruises or private transfers.

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