Blue Footed Booby bird on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Witness natural beauty that spans from the legendary Amazon to the unequaled Galapagos with thriving latino and indigenous culture in between. Ecuador bursts with fantastic flora and intriguing fauna standing as a pillar of natural abundance. Unravel the secrets of this kaleidoscopic country with Zicasso’s premier custom itineraries.

Sample Itineraries

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A Perfect Family Vacation to Galapagos Islands

A Perfect Family Vacation to Galapagos Islands

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,495

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 6-day Galapagos cruise with four days spent discovering the Andes and Quito. Snorkel with penguins, sunbathe beside sea lions, hike volcanic history, and discover a breathtaking world.

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Luxury Tour of Galapagos Islands & Ecuador

Luxury Tour of Galapagos Islands & Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

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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A school of Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos.

Ancient Inca Culture to Natural Wonders of Galapagos and Amazon Tour

Ancient Inca Culture to Natural Wonders of Galapagos...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

Tropical islands, captivating ruins, and remarkable trails immerse you in majesty on this 13-day Ecuador and Peru adventure of the Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest, and Andes Mountains. Discover how the Andean peaks create contrasting drama between the landscape and preserved imperial ruins. From treasured flora, fauna, and biodiversity of Pacific islands and witnessing the intense ecosystem of the pristine jungle, delight in the marvels of Ecuador and Peru.

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View of Cuicocha Crater Lake at Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.

Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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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View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

Exceptional Galapagos and Peru Tour of a Lifetime

Exceptional Galapagos and Peru Tour of a Lifetime

18 Day Custom Tour

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime with this 18-day Ecuador and Peru tour that will immerse you in the pristine wilderness of secluded islands and the exceptional Inca ruins in the Andes. Travel in complete luxury when searching for blue-footed boobies on rugged shores and trek the trail that winds to Machu Picchu. Bask in the radiant flavors of traditional ingredients that shape contemporary dishes and enjoy dramatic views of Lake Titicaca as you discover, explore, and embrace the unique splendors of Ecuador and Peru, from the Galapagos to Puno.

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Kicker Rock at sunset near the Galapagos Islands.

Amazing Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal

Amazing Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Santa Cruz,...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

From vibrant seabird breeding grounds to cliffs crossed by penguins, the Galapagos is filled with the endemic and unusual. This Galapagos Island hopping tour explores the archipelago's different regions and ensures none of this eclectic splendor is missed. It's all packaged together: the diversity of the central islands, the marine life and volcanoes of the West, and the seabirds of the East. Unparalleled, unusual, unique... every island offers a fresh slice of natural wonder.

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Multisport Outdoors Adventure in Ecuador and Galapagos Tour

Multisport Outdoors Adventure in Ecuador and Galapagos...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Highest Rated Complete Galapagos Tour

Highest Rated Complete Galapagos Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

The highest rated Galapagos Islands tour on Zicasso will give you access to flamboyant memoirs to evolution that are found across the whole Galapagos archipelago, each of the 13 islands providing a unique theater of flora and fauna. From the endemic bird engulfed islands of the east to the marine delights of the West, a luxury 10-day cruise reveals all the iconic Galapagos sites, allowing you to indulge in all the remarkable wildlife that calls this place home. Cruise and create your personalized daily itinerary of land and marine excursions.

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Best of Amazon and Galapagos Island Tours

Best of Amazon and Galapagos Island Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Two of the planet's most sacred ecosystems combine in this unique Best of Amazon and Galapagos Tour of Ecuador's natural jewels. Cultural and natural history blur together as you spend five days exploring the untamed Amazon with indigenous Huaorani guides. Seamlessly discover the eclecticism of endemic wildlife with a five-day luxury cruise through the Southern Galapagos Islands. The ancient city Quito connects the two kaleidoscopic ecosystems, providing the third distinctive treasure of Ecuador.

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An underwater image of a  group of hammerhead sharks.

14 Day Galapagos Adventure

14 Day Galapagos Adventure

14 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

Experience the ultimate adventure during this 14-day Galapagos, Ecuador, and Peru tour. Discover the wild splendors of the famous Galapagos Islands, traverse the captivating diversity of the Amazon jungle, and witness the architectural marvel of Machu Picchu and the preserved Andean culture of Misminay. From penguins to llamas and from sacred wildlife to the Sacred Valley, uncover the breathtaking heritage of natural history and captivating tradition.

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Deluxe Galapagos Islands Tour From Quito

Deluxe Galapagos Islands Tour From Quito

10 Day Custom Tour

From $7,495

Travel into the mysterious realm of wildlife with this 10-day deluxe Galapagos Islands tour from Quito. Explore the first ever World Heritage site then cruise through the archipelago of volcanic islands, endemic creatures, and evolutionary brilliance. On the 8-day luxury cruise, you discover the sublime and surreal wildlife of ten different islands, from giant tortoises to blue-footed boobies and diving penguins. It's intimate and authentic, with no interruption to the natural immersion.

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Bird Watchers Tour of Galapagos and Ecuador

Bird Watchers Tour of Galapagos and Ecuador

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

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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Passion Galapagos Luxury Cruise - Sky Lounge


VIP Galapagos Small Boat Tour: Cruising in Luxury


VIP Galapagos Small Boat Tour: Cruising in Luxury

16 Day Custom Tour

From $11,995

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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Jewels of South America: Machu Picchu, Amazon & Galapagos Tour

Jewels of South America: Machu Picchu, Amazon &...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $9,745

In this alluring Machu Picchu, Amazon and Galapagos tour, connect three iconic South American highlights, destinations shrouded in mystery and dancing with enchantment. A lost city, a thick enigmatic jungle, the endemic world of volcanic islands on the equator... each destination blurs into the surreal as you travel between Peru and Ecuador. Cultural and natural history combine as this handcrafted luxury tour unveils the best of a continent, culminating in a four-day cruise through the Galapagos on a gorgeous yacht. Consider visiting the Galapagos tours page on Zicasso for more itineraries on Galapagos boat tours and land activities.

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All-Inclusive Galapagos Islands Cruise & Tour Package

All-Inclusive Galapagos Islands Cruise & Tour...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Fully discover the splendor of the Galapagos Islands with this intimate all-inclusive Galapagos Islands cruise and tour. An 8-day luxury cruise takes you to stunning outlying islands, where seabirds nest in the millions and sea lions cover surreal lava flows. Then settle onto Isabela Island for three days of mystical volcanoes and marine worlds. Seductive, surreal, sublime... this tour package unveils the eclectic splendor of nature's great oasis in the Pacific Ocean.

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Discover the breathtaking Lost City of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Tours

Luxury Machu Picchu & Galapagos Tours

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

South America's cultural and natural history combines on this Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour. Wander the enigmatic streets of history as you journey to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. Then, explore the Northern Galapagos on a lavish yacht and see giant tortoises, red-footed boobies, dazzling frigates, and unique marine worlds. The 5-day cruise offers an elegant connection of the archipelago's unusual and wonderful wildlife.

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Exclusive Land Based Tour of Galapagos Islands

Exclusive Land Based Tour of Galapagos Islands

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

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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Galapagos Islands Wildlife Tour & Scuba Diving: Tortoises, Sea Lions & Seabirds

Galapagos Islands Wildlife Tour & Scuba Diving:...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,245

Galapagos beauty dances above and below the water. Hammerhead sharks swarm beside colorful reef walls while strange seabirds mate on volcanic cliffs. Eagle rays and sea turtles cruise through dive sites while giant tortoises and penguins waddle across the islands. Combining four days of diving with five days of island excursions, this Galapagos Islands wildlife tour with scuba diving blends the best of the two worlds, offering a truly eclectic and authentic immersion in the remarkable wildlife of the archipelago.

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

The Ultimate Culinary Tour of Ecuador: Indigenous Recipes...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $4,895

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 Tour for Solo Travelers: Island Hopping & Cruise

Galapagos Tour for Solo Travelers: Island Hopping &...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,245

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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Photography Lovers Tour to Scenic Galapagos, Mindo, Otavalo & Quito

Photography Lovers Tour to Scenic Galapagos, Mindo,...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Intimate encounters, prolific wildlife, endemic subjects, and surreal landscapes... the Galapagos Islands excel in creating an evocative haven for wildlife photographers. On this eight-day photography tour to Galapagos and Ecuador, you explore the sublime sites that lie both above and below the water. The remarkable wildlife congregations are devoid of other tourists and there's no need to rush. Zicasso's tours of Galapagos offer proximity to abundant wildlife in which you can always take your time and craft the perfect iconic shot.

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Historic Haciendas in Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife Tour with Cruises

Historic Haciendas in Ecuador & Galapagos Wildlife...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Revel in the opulence of a distant era and indulge in the tradition of historic haciendas in Ecuador. From presidential weekend homes to 17th-century colonial farms, this itinerary reveals the most luxurious of Ecuador's accommodation, blending it with timeless journeys into the country's highlights. Spend eight days amidst the rural enchantment of the Andes then four days on a Galapagos wildlife tour with cruises and land explorations. Expect exclusive experiences throughout.

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Luxury Amazon and Galapagos Cruise & Tour

Luxury Amazon and Galapagos Cruise & Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Combine two of the planet's greatest natural spectacles with a luxury Amazon and Galapagos cruise. Spend five days in the rainforest wilderness, encountering tribes and exotic birds as you head up the Napo River. Then fly to a sublime archipelago for four nights, cruising to the enchanting islands of the Galapagos. Your destinations are only accessible by water, and you're completely immersed in an untouched and untamed wildlife world.

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Ecuador's Haciendas & Galapagos Tour for Senior Travelers

Ecuador's Haciendas & Galapagos Tour for Senior...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

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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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands at a Glance

Must-See Destinations in Galapagos Islands

Alongside our Galapagos travel specialists, we have created a list of our favorite highlights of Italy. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Ecuador.

Quito | Santa Cruz | San Cristobal | Floreana | Isabela Island | Santiago | The Amazon

  • Explore the national landmark that stands on the equator and represents the unique variety of cultures
  • Revel in the Colonial Old Town as it hums with cafes, galleries, and traditional artisans
  • Discover vendors that hide in narrow alleys and help keep the historic ambiance
  • Witness the lookout towers above the southside of Quito hosts a luminous statue of the Madonna
  • Visit the impressive underground tunnels that represent over half a mile of solidified molten-lava flow
  • Enjoy the private wildlife reserve that immerse visitors in the wonders of local biodiversity
  • Experience the marvelous landscape of Las Tintoreras Islet as it rises out of the turquoise water

Best Time to Visit Galapagos

The best time to visit Galapagos is between December to May. The winter and spring provide more pleasant conditions to discover the wildlife with active tours, such as hiking or kayaking. These months also represent better sea conditions for those who want to take a cruise.

The climate may vary depending on the season, but while the temperatures may not change drastically, the season can range from cool and dry to warm and wet.

Modes of Transportation in Galapagos

The best way to see Galapagos is with a combination of cruise and land-based tours.

A Galapagos cruise offers the best opportunity to view the most wildlife and to travel to remote islands, but the land-based option is more adaptable to your expectations. Cruises can be intense with two activities during the day that begin around 7:30 in the morning each day. The combination of cruise and land excursions in the Galapagos can combine the active exploration with a relaxing island experience.

The typical size of cruise ships in the Galapagos range from 16 passengers to 100 passengers.

Your Zicasso travel partner ensures that your logistics are as smooth as possible by including private airport transfers and domestic flights between destinations to create a stress-free Galapagos tour.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Galapagos

When traveling on a Galapagos tour, you must consider certain logistics, such as safety, travel concerns, and accessibility. The following information offers important considerations for exploring the Galapagos to ensure you have a stress-free travel experience.

Is Galapagos Safe for Travel?

Galapagos is very safe for travelers. The majority of travelers to the Galapagos are over the age of 60 and are most often in the hands of a great travel planner. The inhabited islands have the feeling of small towns that span the archipelago.

When in Quito, it is important to remember that it is a capital city where normal common sense must be applied. The city and greater country are safe in general terms, but issues, such as petty theft, can occur.

Which airports should I be looking at?

There are no direct flights to the Galapagos. The majority of flights to the Galapagos depart from either Quito or Guayaquil and arrive at San Cristobal Airport (SCY). The Galapagos islands have two airports:

  1. San Cristobal Airport (SCY)
  2. Seymour Airport Baltra (GPS)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Travel Review, Luxury Anniversary...
"It's a true VIP experience, and one you'll never forget!!!!!"

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"Knowledgeable guide in the Galápagos Islands."

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