Enjoy a fabulous 10-night journey through Quito and the Galapagos Islands, a perfect itinerary for those looking for a fully immersive and luxurious Galapagos getaway. A weeklong Galapagos cruise is not only one of the most conservation-friendly ways to explore the archipelago; it also promises exposure to the full gamut of the destination’s unparalleled wildlife and landscapes.

Galapagos Getaway with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 11 days/10 nights in Quito, the Galapagos Islands, and Guayaquil.

Galapagos Getaway _ Luxury Galapagos _ Luxury Ecuador

This suggested Galapagos getaway is just one way to see Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.


Your Galápagos getaway begins in Quito at Casa Gangotena, a luxury hotel conveniently located in the commercial and residential area of the capital, just a few minutes from the old city. The next morning, meet your guide for your journey to the Otavalo Market, the largest in South America. Spend some time browsing the traditional arts and crafts available, and enjoy bartering with the local artisans who have put their wares on sale.

Galapagos Islands

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, where you will be escorted to your luxury cruise ship. Spend the afternoon and the next seven days of your Galapagos getaway exploring the fascinating Enchanted Islands with experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guides, all while enjoying the incredible amenities on board the ship. Your cruise is a luxurious Galápagos getaway vessel, and its small size 16-passenger size makes it possible to visit parts of the archipelago normally unreachable by the larger cruise ships. The Ker & Downey experts will be able to recommend the perfect cruise based on your preferences.


After your seven-day Galápagos getaway adventure, you will dock at Guayaquil for an overnight stay, allowing yourself time to readjust to the “real world” before your international flight the following morning.

Custom Trips to Ecuador

Ready to go on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on our Galapagos getaway? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in South America at the Ker & Downey Difference.