Spirit of Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands

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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!

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

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

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

Tour Highlights

  • 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”

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA) including 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

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

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: Arrive in Quito

Day 2: Quito

Day 3: Quito/Galápagos Islands: Santa Cruz Island

Day 4: Galápagos Islands

Day 5: Galápagos Islands: Highlands of Santa Cruz

Day 6: Galápagos Islands

Day 7: Galápagos Islands/Quito

Day 8: Depart Quito

Guided Tour Pricing

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Heidi F

The trip was amazing and the guides were superb! We loved it! I would shorten the time spent in Quito on the front end.
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