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Ecuador & Galapagos in Style

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £5495

Take the trip of a lifetime and explore the famous Galapagos islands and the cloud forests of Ecuador in luxury.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Historic mansion in Quito
  • Luxury stay in the cloud forest
  • Cruise the Galapagos in style
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Quito via Bogotá

Fly overnight to Quito. (N)

Day 2: Quito

Morning arrival to Quito, transfer to Casa Gangotena, a historic mansion for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 3: Quito

Morning private excursion to explore the colonial centre of Quito, before continuing to visit the ‘Middle of the World’ equatorial line monument. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Mashpi

Shared transfer to Mashpi Lodge, located on a private cloud forest reserve. This afternoon choose from a selection of local shared excursions, including walks on the forested trails, a visit to the observation tower and a ride on the aerial tram. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Mashpi

Local excursions on offer include early morning forest walks to discover the amazing birdlife of the rainforest. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Quito

Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)

Days 7-9: Fly to the Galapagos

Fly to the Galapagos islands for a 3-night cruise on the Infinity, a luxurious small motor yacht. Enjoy daily walks and boat trips to view rare wildlife at close quarters. It is also possible to take a longer cruise or sail on an alternative small or medium sized boat. (B, L, D)

Days 10-11: Fly home via Guayaquil & Bogotá

Disembark the cruise and fly to Guayaquil to connect to your flight home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Enjoy a short morning activity before taking a shared transfer to Quito. Stay overnight at Casa Gangotena. (B)

† Park fees

Galapagos National Park fees and beverages on board are not included.

Luxury tour:

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Mashpi Lodge
    Mashpi Lodge

    Mashpi Lodge is situated in a private cloud forest and rainforest reserve, home to an exceptionally large variety of flora and fauna. The contemporary design of the lodge blends perfectly with its surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the guestrooms and public areas provide spectacular views and an immersive experience. A highlight is exploring the forest canopy on the sky bike. Features: 22 rooms & suites, restaurant, spa, observation tower, canopy gondola, sky bike, butterfly farm, hummingbird garden, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Telephone, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, bio-degradable toiletries, complimentary drying service.

  • Casa Gangotena
    Casa Gangotena

    Situated in the heart of downtown Quito, Casa Gangotena is a historic mansion that has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. A Renaissance-style building with original Italian architecture, its sophisticated interior features frescoed ceilings and elegant guestrooms. Relax on the rooftop terrace with views of Quito's old town, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the glass-roofed patio or dine on gourmet Ecuadorian cuisine while overlooking San Francisco Plaza. The hotel also offers complimentary evening excursions to guests with exclusive after-hours access to places of interest in the surrounding neighbourhood, such as the bell towers of San Francisco Monastery or local chocolate tasting. Features: 31 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, patio, Wi-Fi. Amenities: Air conditioning, heating, television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, L'Occitane toiletries.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £5495 per person

High season from £5695 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Quito

    Quito is the second highest capital in South America (2,850 metres) and lies in a narrow...

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  • Quito

    Quito is the second highest capital in South America (2,850 metres) and lies in a narrow...

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  • Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos islands are best explored from an expedition cruise at sea, though they can also be visited from a land-based hotel or lodge...

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