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15-Day Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos Highlights

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This exclusive Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos trip will make you redefine the concept of diversity. Ecuador offers you the chance to be in touch with the Andes mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, and the uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands. Your friends and family will be surrounded by off-the-beaten-path landscapes and places that will make you feel special. You and your travel party will enjoy private services in every region of the country while keeping moderate social distancing. Nature and wildlife will disconnect you from the world and allow you to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • checkKicker RockThe favorite place for an array of marine birds, and a high chance to see different Galapagos sharks.
  • checkSierra Negra VolcanoStimulate your sense of adventure by hiking in the crater of the huge Volcano crater.
  • checkQuito's Old TownVisit the biggest and best-preserved historical center in South America.
  • checkYasuni National ParkEcuador's largest protected natural area in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
  • checkMindo Cloud ForestA unique eco-system known worldwide for its biodiversity and birding.
  • checkOtavaloStroll through one of the biggest indigenous markets in South America and buy typical Ecuadorian souvenirs.
  • checkPapallacta Hot SpringsWaters that will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito

    This is the first day of your exclusive Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos tour. You will arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito (Certified as a global 5-Star Regional Airport by SKYTRAX), be welcomed by your English-speaking driver, and transferred to your hotel. If you arrive before 6:00 PM, a delicious dinner will be prepared for you by your chef in the comfort of your hotel.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Dinner*.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Quito Polo Club Hotel or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Basilica Church - Quito

    On this day, you will visit the highlights of the historical center of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The city of Quito is listed under the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. In the morning, you will visit Quito’s highlights, including the Panecillo, the Basilica church, and the San Francisco church. You will stroll through the lovely streets and plazas of the old town. For lunch, you will enjoy a cooking class wearing a chef’s hat, an apron, and with the help of a mini recipe book with 3 traditional Ecuadorian dishes that you will be cooking. Your private chef will bring fresh ingredients from the local market. Then, you will drive for approximately 45 minutes to visit the Intiñan Equator Museum, and afterward, you will have time to visit Pululahua’s Crater.

    *Optional: If you would like to visit ‘El Teleférico’ you can also do it for an additional cost of $20 p.p.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Quito Polo Club Hotel or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Biking at Mindo

    In this action-packed biking excursion through the Cloud Forest, you will ascend by car to the foothills of the Pichincha Volcano. From this point, you will bike on a secondary dirt road surrounded by nature while cruising past landscapes of colorful mountains, farms, and local homes. You will get to witness a real aspect of Ecuadorian life as, most of the time, you will see farmers working alongside the road and cows leisurely grazing. Then, you will descend into the Cloud Forest, where the warm air streams from the Pacific and meets the cold winds of the Andes creating a hugely biodiverse area. You will have lunch along a riverside before taking a stroll through a local hummingbird sanctuary. Afterward, we will return to Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Biking, Bird Watching, Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Bike, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Quito Polo Club Hotel or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Otavalo Market

    On the fourth day of your exclusive Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos trip, you will visit the handicraft capital of Ecuador, Otavalo. Your day will start around 8:00 AM at your hotel where you will be picked up. The drive to Otavalo takes approximately 2 hours. Around 10:00 AM, you will have some time to enjoy some coffee or hot chocolate and eat local bizcochos at Lago San Pablo. Later, you will have the opportunity to visit a handicraft workshop where traditional musical instruments are made. You will end your day with a beautiful view of the Imbabura Volcano during your transfer to a traditional Hacienda.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Zuleta or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Hacienda Zuleta

    On this day, you can choose which activities you and your party will participate in. You can choose from the Condor Rehabilitation Center and flying condor viewpoint (unique in Ecuador!), visit extensive gardens and pond, a Chapel visit, 60 km of self-guided trails, or you can visit the community and the different sites of interest nearby, including embroidery stores, saddle factories, museums, 14th-century Caranqui archeological pyramids, cheese museum, organic vegetable garden, worm farm, milking, sheds, trout farm, community library, and embroidery shops. After lunch, you will depart the hacienda and enjoy a relaxed trip crossing in the Andes. In your private transportation, you will be driven through beautiful mountains (over 4.000 m). After a two-hour drive, you will arrive at the village of Papallacta.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Papallacta Hot Springs or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Papallacta Hot Springs

    You will have a full day in this resort to relax and enjoy the beautiful hot springs of Papallacta. The open-air thermal pools have various medicinal benefits. Due to their minerals, these waters will help you to gently exfoliate your skin and relax your body in a variety of pools. You will have a full day to enjoy this unique lodge. Additionally, you can also take self-guided trails around Papallacta to discover the various landscapes of the Andean paramo.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Papallacta Hot Springs or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Canoe Trip

    Early in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Quito International Airport for your flight to Coca. You will go to the amazing Yasuni National Park, continental Ecuador’s largest protected natural area, and host of an impressive biodiversity in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. After a 30-minute flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, one of our representatives will take you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River. The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down the river. Later in the afternoon, you will take the Matapalo Trail, and together with your travel party, you will feel the wonderful ambiance of the Amazon rainforest.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe, Car, Plane.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Monkey

    Your day starts at 6:00 AM with the wake-up call, so you can enjoy a calm and wonderful breakfast. Around 7:00 AM, you will go to the observation tower & Tucaneta Trail. Your naturalist and native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, and maybe even certain primates. Later that afternoon, you will go to the Charapa Trail. It is a great loop where different mammals, monkeys, and birds can be seen coming closer to the lagoon at this time, looking for food. You will be back at the lodge after this fascinating experience and enjoy your dinner.

    *During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage, or just relax in your room and have a nap!

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Frog

    You will have an early start again, at 6:00 AM, with the wake-up call, so you can enjoy a calm and wonderful breakfast. After breakfast, you will visit the Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi. You will make your way back to the Napo River, and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks where hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather to eat mineral-rich soil, an important part of their diet. After this, you will be taken to your authentic cultural experience where an Amazonian Kichua woman will share the life of the Kichua in the Amazon. In the afternoon you will go to the Coto Trail. Making this walk is an amazing experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the rainforest. Groups of black-mantled tamarin monkeys can be spotted on this walk and some of our groups have even seen tapirs too. 

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni

    Following your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake-up call, breakfast, and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage, and then, the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes. Upon your arrival at Quito’s Airport, you will be picked up by your driver who will take you to your nearest airport hotel lodge for your next day’s adventure.

    • TransportTransport:Canoe, Car, Plane.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Quito Polo Club or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea Lions

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival, our English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the San Cristobal Airport, and then you will be headed to your hotel for check-in. This day will be self-guided. Optional activities: you can visit The San Cristobal Interpretation Center, where you will learn about the islands, the evolution of their species, fauna, migration, and how humans came to live here. Then, you can go to Playa Mann for your first contact with the stunning waters of these islands.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Opuntia or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    After breakfast, you will go by boat to snorkel at Kicker Rock, one of the most spectacular landmarks in the Galapagos Islands. Kicker Rock is composed of two volcanic rocks 140 meters tall which are located off the coast of San Cristobal Island. Viewed from the south, the rocks look like a sleeping lion, which is why the Spanish name is León Dormido (sleeping lion). From the side, it looks like a boot, hence the English name: Kicker Rock. This tiny island is the favorite place for an array of marine birds and great underwater life. The natural erosion of this ancient cone has created a channel between the rocks that provides the ideal habitat for a variety of sharks and rays. In the afternoon, you will go back to the hotel.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Opuntia or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Snorkeling

    After breakfast, you will go to the airport and embark on a thirty-minute flight to Isabela Island. When you arrive, your guide will take you to what is said to be one of the best snorkeling places in the world, Los Tuneles. Here, the water is shallow, calm, and very clear, it is a sea sanctuary. A series of lava flows have produced unique geological formations: a series of arcs and tunnels underneath and above the water which make the ideal habitat for many local Galapagos Species. The entrance to the site is shallow, and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated. You will have a snack on board and then return to Puerto Villamil.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat, Car, Plane.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Albemarle or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sierra Negra

    Early in the morning you will be picked up and driven to the highlands of Isabela. This will be the first stop during your walk in the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the second-largest active crater in the world with a diameter of 10 km. The second part of the walk will take you to Chico, a cone of Sierra Negra with moonlike landscapes. This gives you an idea of how the Galapagos Islands looked at their creation. You will be back at around 2:00 PM. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy the beach on your own.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Albemarle or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    This will be the last day of your exclusive Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos trip. After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel, and head to Isabela Airport for your flight to Baltra Island. You will arrive at Baltra Airport to check in for your flight to the mainland.

    • TransportTransport:Plane.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 6,478 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 6,036 p.p.
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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Domestic flights as described in the itinerary (Quito - El Coca - Quito).
  • Plane Inter-Island flights: San Cristóbal - Isabela and Isabela - Baltra.
  • Plane Private airport pick-ups & drop-offs.
  • Bus Transport Private activities & transfers as described in the itinerary.
  • Bus Transport Transportation between Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel.
  • Tour Guide Professional English speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities Entrance fees to the mentioned activities.
  • Safety Welcome kit with masks, anti-bacterial gel & gloves.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + Flights between Ecuador Mainland and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Activities, meals & drinks not described in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal medical & travel insurance. Can be included upon request.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • It is important to highlight that all the facilities and transportation used during your exclusive Luxury Ecuador & Galapagos trip are taking precautions above and beyond local and international guidelines to make sure you have a wonderful, and most importantly, safe experience. Your and your family’s well-being is essential to us.
  • For your Galapagos Island part of the tour, please consider you will have to arrive at San Cristóbal Island (SCY) and depart from Baltra Island (GPS).
  • During your free time in between activities in the Amazon, you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage, or just relax in your room and have a nap.
  • Please note that the activity sequence depends on your flight schedule and the availabilities of the different tours and transportation. The sequence of your complete tour might change but you won’t miss any tours if you have an afternoon flight back to Ecuador on the last day.
  • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • ​​There are no guides on the transportation by public speedboat between islands.
  • It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Essential items to bring include comfortable and lightweight clothing (with a jacket as a precaution), water, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Pictures may be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • When flying to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, we recommend arriving in the city at least 24 hours before your flight, to avoid inconveniences in case of flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because the Galapagos is a high-demand destination, availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.


  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment
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