Spirit of Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands

  • $ 4,549
    Tour Only
  • $ 5,149
    Flights Included
  • 10
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Get a taste of Ecuador’s vibrant culture and explore all the Galápagos has to offer on our small-group tour including airfare from the U.S. Begin this trip with two nights in Quito, the colonial capital of Ecuador. Here you’ll take a tour of the city, which includes a stop at the Church of San Francisco, a chance to catch stunning views of the Valley of Tumbaco, and a visit to the Equator. Following this, you’ll start your Galápagos adventure at the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the islands’ conservation. Over the next few days, take excursions in and around Santa Cruz with the chance to venture out to two exotic islands of your choice, and relax each evening with a stay at Finch Bay Hotel, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. You’ll surely be amazed by the region’s renowned biodiversity!

Learn more about the Galápagos Islands!

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Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in Quito
  • 4 nights in the Galápagos
  • 1 night in Quito
  • Overnight International Flight


  • 2 full-day cruise excursions with lunch in the Galápagos
  • Full-day excursion on Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos)
  • Visit to the El Trapiche community with liquor tasting
  • Monastery of San Francisco (Quito)
  • Cocoa museum (Quito)
  • La Mitad del Mundo – The Equator (Quito)
  • Visit to Otavalo
  • Stay at Finch Bay Hotel (Galápagos), one of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World”

Max. Group Size: 15 Passengers

Activity Level: Adventurer 

Your Tour

  • Round trip airfare from Miami (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-South America flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • Galápagos Park fee
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing Ecuador tours and shore excursions
  • Professional English-speaking tour directors

Tour Itinerary


Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Quito

Day 3: Quito

Day 4: Quito/Galápagos Islands: Santa Cruz Island

Day 5: Galápagos Islands

Day 6: Galápagos Islands: Highlands of Santa Cruz

Day 7: Galápagos Islands

Day 8: Galápagos Islands/Quito

Day 9: Depart Quito

Day 10: Arrive USA

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

2022 Tours Tour Only With Flights  
November 25
December 4
$4,949 $4,549
$5,549 $5,149

* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

Rates are per person based on Finch Bay’s Garden View Room with double occupancy. Upgrade to an Ocean View Room! Select a date above to see the rates for a specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.