A Luxury Tour to the Amazon and the Galapagos

From the Amazon to the Galapagos, see Ecuador’s spectacular flora and fauna from a completely different perspective. This 11-night Wildlife of Ecuador Luxury Tour kicks off in Quito and then heads to a comfortable cruise along the Ecuadorian Amazon’s Napo River. It then concludes in the Galapagos in search of the region’s iconic blue-footed boobies, sea lions, reef sharks, and more.


Begin your Wildlife of Ecuador Luxury Tour in Quito, where the country’s natural wealth is on display. Indeed, the city is a historic treasure which was once the capital of the northern Inca Empire. While here, you will visit a variety of ancient sites in this UNESCO-listed city. You will also get a taste of its modern identity in the galleries and boutiques. The Spanish built beautiful churches, the presidential and archbishop palaces, the cathedral, and a Jesuit church in the historical district.

After you get enough of city life, you will be whisked off to Ecuador’s wild side in the Amazon. Your Wildlife of Ecuador Luxury Tour takes sail along the Napo River through the misty forests and wildlife refuges. Residents include pink river dolphins, giant otters, manatees, turtles, native birds, and primates. Meanwhile, local naturalists will help you better understand the Ecuadorian Amazon through night walks and canoe excursions. Additionally, meet with a Quechua family to learn about their culture and way of life. On board the vessel, you will learn how to make Ecuadorian cuisine with the chef.

After an overnight in Quito, depart for the Galapagos Islands, the final destination on your Wildlife of Ecuador Luxury Tour. Whether you experience it aboard a small luxury vessel or at an exclusive land-based hotel, your time here promises to be rewarding. Indeed, the Galapagos is a remote and stunning place where nature abounds. Don’t miss snorkeling in the water teeming with life. Marine iguanas, sea lions, sharks, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, and herons are just some of the wildlife you will see up-close.

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