Ecuador & Galapagos: Volcanoes (G4)

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12 Days/11 Nights
Quito (international flights can be arranged)
Areas visited: Quito, Karanki Magdalena Community, Salinas, Riobamba, Cuenca, El Cajas National Park & the Galapagos
Tour Details

Start you trip in the capital of Ecuador, Quito, in a city tour showing the best preserved Colonial Center in South America and its iconic places.

Go off to Otavalo a hefty indigenous market where colorful arts and crafts are the identification of the town.

For weaved and leather goods there is also a visit to Peguche and to Cotacachi and an overnight stay at the Karanki Magdalena Community to learn more about the lifestyle of the Andes.

Next stop, is Baños the city of waterfalls to later on, hop in the train that will take you to Cuenca, in a city tour.

To top the experience, finish it all in a cruise experience in one of the most stunning places in the world: The Galapagos Islands.

Departure & Return Location

Arrive in Quito (international flights can be arranged)

Tour Includes

  • Roundtrip Domestic flights: Quito to Galapagos
  • 7 Nights accommodation in Ecuador
  • 3 Nights cruise in the Galapagos
  • English-speaking Guides
  • All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (as described by: B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
  • All transportation as per itinerary

Tour Excludes

  • Visitor's Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities to guide, driver, hotels, etc.
  • International flights (contact us to arrange your flights)

Day 1Welcome to Ecuador: Quito

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2Quito

Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World: bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Visit the “Middle of the world” situated at 0º0’0” latitude. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 3Quito / Otavalo Cotacachi / Magdalena Karanki Community

Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure.
Visit Peguche known for its weavers, visit a wind instruments workshop, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of leather goods. Arrive to Magdalena Community overight at one of the community houses. Overnight in a community house. (BD)

Day 4Magdalena Karanki Community / Salinas / Quito

Magdalena Community discover this hidden mountain niche through a series of activities; horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. Then drive to Ibarra and catch the “Liberty Train,” landscapes provide a magical setting as you pass through mysterious tunnels, cross bridges spanning canyons and gullies, and admire a unique biodiversity.
Then arrive in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas, well known for its agricultural activities.
Return back to Quito and overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 5Quito / Cotopaxi / Riobamba / Baños

On the way to Baños admire highest active volcano on Earth, Cotopaxi, in Baños admire its beautiful scenery of waterfalls. Then drive south to Riobamba for overnight. (B)

Day 6Riobamba / Devil’s Nose / Cuenca

Start your day with a drive through some of the most picturesque indigenous areas of the country. Take the Devil’s Nose train ride, continue your way south to the Ingapirca Ruins, then arrive to Cuenca for overnight. (BL)

Day 7Cuenca / El Cajas National Park / Guayaquil

City tour of Cuenca before driving to El Cajas National Park. This area is known for its beautiful landscapes with at least 200 lagoons, like the famous La Toreadora. After lunch, drive to Guayaquil for overnight. (B)

Day 8Flight to Galapagos: M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend

Domestic flight to Galapagos. Embark on a 3-night top quality cruise. Only a special few have the chance to travel through this paradise, sailing on a charming ship, with nautical interior decoration of wood and brass, featuring ample outer decks, sea-view cabins and suites, jacuzzi, pool, bars and more. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.
Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other full of wildlife that has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages. A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues. (BLD)

Day 9Galapagos: M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend

Tour the Galapagos. Overnight aboard your cruise. (BLD)

Day 10Galapagos: M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend

Tour the Galapagos. Overnight aboard your cruise. (BLD)

Day 11Galapagos / Quito

Today, say goodbye to the Galapagos and fly back to Quito. Enjoy time at leisure exploring the city on your own. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 12Quito / En Route

Transfer to the airport for your flight or extend your stay. Contact us for more information.


Pricing available upon request.

Please contact us at 416-751-7190 or complete the enquiry request for a quote.



Boutique Class

First Class



Patio Andaluz

Hotel Quito


Karanki Magdalena

Karanki Magdalena Community House





Galapagos Cruise

M/Y Coral I & Coral II or M/V Galapagos Legend

**Accommodations are subject to availability.