Prepare your cameras and set off on a northward journey, where you'll be welcomed by breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes and majestic mountains adorned with snow-caps, leading you to the renowned Otavalo market. Here, you can find unique gifts for your loved ones back home, making it a remarkable shopping experience. After your highland adventure, continue on to the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, where you'll spend three days at the La Selva Jungle Lodge. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the lush jungle surroundings. To make your trip truly unforgettable, indulge in a mesmerizing three-night voyage through the enchanting Galapagos Islands, the perfect way to cap off your incredible journey.


  • Day Arrival in Quito

    Once you arrive in Quito, a representative from our team will greet you at the airport. They will assist you with your baggage and accompany you during your private, guided transport from the airport to your hotel. Additionally, they will help you with the check-in process at the hotel.

    • Overnight at Hotel in Quito
  • Day Exploration around Quito

    No trip to Ecuador is complete without immersing yourself in the marvels of its capital, Quito. Recognized as one of the most stunning cities in Latin America, Quito holds the prestigious title of being the first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

    Start your exploration at Plaza Grande, and from there, take a short stroll to behold the crown jewel of Quito, the magnificent La Compania de Jesus church. This Jesuit temple showcases American Baroque architecture at its finest, captivating visitors with its intricate stone columns, elaborate designs, and exquisite carvings gracing the entrance. Step inside to be enchanted by the fully gilded interior, "Mudejar-style" ceilings, and the fascinating history of this colonial gem.

    Within the metropolitan district, a brief journey northwest from the city center leads you to the Middle of the World monument. This iconic landmark commemorates the 18th-century French Geodesic Mission's significant discovery of the equatorial line, which divides the Earth into two hemispheres. Capture a memorable photo straddling both hemispheres simultaneously before continuing your adventure to the captivating Intiñan Museum, where you can delve deep into Ecuador's diverse cultural landscape.

    Finally, retire to your hotel for a peaceful night's rest, recharging your energy for the exciting experiences that await you in the days ahead.

    • Overnight at Hotel in Quito
    • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day Exploring Otavalo Market and Ecuador's Scenic Landscapes

    Embark on a remarkable cultural journey as you explore the stunning Andean landscapes north of Quito and immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Latin America's most beloved indigenous market - the Otavalo Market. With a knowledgeable private guide by your side, your adventure begins from Quito with an approximately 2.5-hour drive to one of Ecuador's top tourist attractions.

    As you traverse, weather permitting, feast your eyes on the majestic Cayambe Volcano, standing tall at 5,790 meters (19,000 feet) above sea level. This awe-inspiring snow-capped wonder is the only one of its kind situated on the equator. In the town named after the volcano, Cayambe, treat yourself to mouth-watering "bizcochos," a delicious savory pastry complemented by local string cheese and a comforting cup of hot chocolate.

    Continuing northward, you'll arrive at the enchanting city of Otavalo. On Saturdays, the bustling market takes over the entire city, creating a vibrant atmosphere. On other days, the central Plaza de los Ponchos comes alive with indigenous vendors proudly displaying their exquisite textiles, jewelry, musical instruments, and the renowned Zuleta embroidered blouses. Put your bargaining skills to the test and find delightful gifts for everyone on your list.

    But the excitement doesn't end there! Your adventure includes a visit to a flower plantation, where you'll witness the production process of one of Ecuador's prime exports: long-stem roses. Benefiting from full sun, a mild climate, and nutrient-rich soil, Ecuadorian roses are renowned among the world's finest, boasting a delicate fragrance and an array of colors. Engage with farm experts to learn about this luxurious product and marvel at its beauty. This cultural experience promises to be truly unforgettable, blending the scenic wonders of the Andes with the vibrant spirit of Otavalo Market.

    • Overnight at Hotel in Quito
    • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day Papallacta Hot Springs in the Heart of the Andean Paramo

    Indulge in a truly unique and accessible experience at the Papallacta hot springs, nestled in the heart of the Andean paramo. These hot springs boast a privileged location between the magnificent Cayambe and Antisana volcanoes, providing a source of natural, mineral-rich waters with temperatures ranging from 30°C to 70°C (86°F to 158°F). Here, you can immerse yourself in relaxation, enjoying a plethora of unique treatments at the spa, or simply let the water's natural medicinal properties melt away your cares and worries.

    After your soothing soak, treat yourself to a delightful culinary experience at the onsite restaurant, where you can savor excellent trout and an array of local and international delicacies. It's the perfect way to complement your rejuvenating bath or a short hike through the captivating Andean paramo. If luck is on your side, you might even catch a glimpse of the snow-covered colossals in the distance, adding to the breathtaking scenery.

    Amidst this idyllic setting, take the opportunity to learn more about the Andean paramo and its invaluable contributions to Ecuador and the world's ecological balance. Discover the region's incredible wildlife and the vital role it plays in maintaining water flow and supporting the delicate ecosystem. Your visit to Papallacta Hot Springs becomes more than just a relaxing getaway; it transforms into an enlightening experience, deepening your connection with the natural wonders of the Andean paramo.

    • Overnight at Hotel in Quito
    • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day Embark on an Exhilarating Amazon Adventure!

    Your thrilling escapade begins with exclusive transportation from your hotel to Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, where a swift 30-minute flight awaits to take you to Puerto Francisco de Orellana "El Coca," the administrative center of Orellana province. La Selva representatives will warmly greet you in the domestic departure zone, providing assistance with check-in and a brief overview of the exciting journey ahead. Upon landing in El Coca, a private transport will whisk you away to the main Napo River dock, commencing a captivating 2-hour downriver voyage into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

    The motorized canoe ride concludes at La Selva's primary dock, setting the stage for an intimate and immersive encounter with the rainforest. As you board a paddle canoe for the final stretch to the lodge, the hotel staff will handle all your luggage, except for your carry-on and camera gear, which you'll want at the ready for any unique wildlife sightings. Rest assured, your checked bags will be delivered directly to the lodge.

    Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaits you with the enriching experience ahead at La Selva.

    Take a moment to soak in the lush surroundings before embarking on a mesmerizing exploration of the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and La Selva Lodge. Accompanied by knowledgeable naturalist guides, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the incredible ecosystem enveloping you before embarking on your first short jungle trek. The Matapalo Trail, named after the famed Strangler fig (Ficus sp) that inhabits the region, is just the beginning of the unique species your guides will introduce you to. Witness ancient mahogany trees, some over 400 years old, and discover a plethora of flora and fauna artfully spotted by your guides amid the dense vegetation. The timing of your trek allows for optimal natural lighting, providing ample opportunities to observe the daily routines of both daytime and nocturnal creatures.

    As the day winds down, treat yourself to a sumptuous, multi-course dinner served at your table while being serenaded by the enchanting sounds of the Amazon. This promises to be a truly unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

    • Breakfast, Box Pack Lunch & Dinner
    • Overnight at La Selva Eco Lodge & Resort at The Amazon
  • Day A Day of Marvels in the Amazon: Wildlife Encounters and Starlit Adventures

    Embark on an unforgettable Amazon adventure as you step into the enchanting world of the rainforest. Today's forest expedition begins with a leisurely 20-minute stroll to the observation tower, soaring 120 feet above the forest canopy. Prepare for an intimate encounter with the wonders of the Amazon, guided by knowledgeable Naturalist and Native guides. Keep your eyes peeled for vibrant birds and perhaps even curious primates.

    After the awe-inspiring tower experience, the return journey offers two enticing options. Opt for the Tucaneta Trail to deepen your understanding of the Amazon's ecology and natural history. Your native guide will introduce you to remarkable medicinal plants still used today, sharing their invaluable knowledge. Alternatively, choose a 1-hour hike to the stunning Mandi Cocha lagoon and Igapo Forest, where black waters create a haven for various bird species and giant otters.

    Relish a delicious lunch before embarking on an hour-long stroll along the Charapa trail. Be enchanted as you witness mammals, monkeys, and birds flocking to the lagoon in search of sustenance. As the afternoon fades into twilight, prepare for a captivating canoe expedition to witness the Amazonian sunset in all its splendor.

    Savor a delightful dinner at the lodge before gearing up for a unique experience: a nighttime canoe adventure on the lagoon, illuminated by a powerful spotlight to reveal the abundant nocturnal wildlife. As your guides switch off the light, the equatorial night sky unveils a breathtaking display of stars, leaving you with a sense of awe and wonder in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

    • Overnight at La Selva Eco Lodge & Resort at The Amazon
    • Breakfast, Box Pack Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Amazonian Wonders: Clay Licks, Indigenous Encounters, and Lagoon Adventures

    Step aboard the motorized canoes once more for an enthralling excursion to the Napo River's clay licks, a mesmerizing phenomenon in the Amazon. These mineral-rich licks attract vibrant parrots and parakeets, easily spotted with binoculars - don't forget to bring yours for an incredible observation!

    Following the clay licks visit, we'll journey to the community center of the indigenous Kichua tribe in the heart of the Amazon. A warm welcome from a community member awaits, offering valuable insights into their harmonious coexistence with the surroundings. This enriching experience promises to be truly memorable.

    In the afternoon, we'll venture to the breathtaking Garzacocha Lagoon, a haven for squirrel and capuchin monkeys, along with various bird species. Accompanied by expert naturalist and native guides, we'll identify wildlife along the way. Listen for howler monkeys' calls and keep an eye out for the elusive Pygmy Marmoset, one of the world's tiniest monkeys. Watch in awe as Hoatzin, toucans, and macaws gracefully soar above the lagoon.

    As darkness descends, it's time for a thrilling night walk - be sure to have a flashlight handy! Explore the surroundings with care, as delightful surprises might await us. Stay alert during this captivating activity! Back at the lodge, the manager will provide all necessary information for your departure the following morning, ensuring you savor every moment of your Amazonian adventure.

    • Overnight at La Selva Eco Lodge & Resort at The Amazon
    • Breakfast, Box Pack Lunch & Dinner
  • Day Transfer to Quito

    During the previous evening's briefing, the hotel manager would have informed you about an early morning wake-up call and breakfast before your departure from the lodge. Just like when you arrived, the attentive staff will assist with your checked baggage while you carry your camera gear and personal belongings for the motorized canoe trip upstream towards Coca. Our friendly representatives will be eagerly waiting to accompany you to the airport, ensuring a seamless process with your luggage and boarding passes.

    Arrival in Quito:

    Upon arriving in Quito, a private transfer will be arranged to whisk you from the airport to your hotel. One of our dedicated representatives will be on hand to assist with your luggage, making sure your check-in process at the hotel is effortless and hassle-free. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities throughout your journey.

    • Overnight at Hotel in Quito
    • Breakfast
  • Day Unveiling Galapagos' Wonders: Arrival at San Cristobal and the David Rodriguez Breeding Center

    Morning: Arrival at San Cristobal

    Your Galapagos adventure begins as you touch down at San Cristobal Airport, where a warm welcome awaits. You'll then be transported to your awaiting vessel, setting the stage for an unforgettable exploration of the pristine archipelago.

    Afternoon: David Rodriguez Breeding Center

    Embark on an enlightening journey to the David Rodriguez Breeding Center, immersing yourself in the fascinating world of the giant tortoise. Learn about their remarkable origins and evolution, and understand the crucial role the center plays in ensuring their continued survival. Stroll along the pathways of the reserve, where young tortoises are nurtured in a semi-natural environment, a testament to the dedication of the local community in conserving the unique wildlife that makes the Galapagos Islands a true natural wonder.

    Overnight at M/C Elite

    The M/C Elite is a brand new, sleek, twin-hulled catamaran that was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. The twin hulls provide guests with a steady, safe cruise, and the design allows for more space for everything on board. The suites are spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed, with ocean views and outdoor balconies, and guests will enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the cosy bar-salon, and the alfresco dining area where elegant sit-down dinners are served.

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    • Overnight at M/C Elite Yacht
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Cruise
  • Day A Day of Marvels on Española Island: Suarez Point and Gardner Bay Adventures

    Morning: Española Island - Suarez Point

    Embark on an extraordinary wildlife experience at Suarez Point on Española Island. Follow the circular walking trail for an unforgettable journey past nesting sites of Nazca and blue-footed boobies, along with charming mockingbirds. Prepare to be enchanted by the exclusive waved albatross, gracefully soaring from the cliffs into the ocean, and the vibrant red and green marine iguanas. Witness the geological marvel of blowholes propelling water 25 meters high, offering captivating photo opportunities.

    Afternoon: Gardner Bay

    Discover the pristine white sandy beach at Gardner Bay, where sea lions lounge, creating an idyllic spot for relaxation. Opt for kayaking or paddleboarding to observe the waved albatross, using this beach as their breeding ground. A brief panga ride takes you to Gardner and Osborn Islets, remarkable locations for snorkeling alongside playful young sea lions and admiring an array of vivid tropical fish and corals. Unveil the wonders of Española Island's biodiversity on this mesmerizing day of exploration.

    • Overnight at M/C Elite Yacht
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Day Exploring Floreana Island's Treasures: Cormorant Point to The Baroness' Lookout

    AM: Visit Floreana Island's Cormorant Point and Champion Islet

    Embark on a journey to discover the unique beauty of Cormorant Point on Floreana Island, featuring two distinct beaches. Marvel at the green-tinged sand beach, adorned with olivine crystals, and the pristine white "Flour Beach," formed from crushed coral. Don't miss the saltwater lagoon, a haven for Galapagos flamingos and a variety of shorebirds, including stilts, white-cheeked pintails, and large-billed flycatchers. Then, hop on a panga ride to Champion Islet, a submerged shield volcano, for an extraordinary snorkeling experience amid a diverse array of fish species.

    PM: Explore Post Office Bay and The Baroness' Lookout

    Delve into the captivating history of Post Office Bay, where British whalers established a unique mailing tradition in the 18th century, still alive today for visitors to participate in. Enjoy excellent snorkeling and kayaking at the beach and venture through a fascinating lava tube. Following this, embark on a panga ride to the Baroness' Lookout, named after an Australian baroness who mysteriously vanished after visiting the island in the 1930s. Follow a short trail to a stunning viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of the lush mangroves and scenic coastline. Unravel the hidden treasures of Floreana Island on this unforgettable exploration.

    • Overnight at M/C Elite Yacht
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Day End of tour

    Morning Adventure: Mosquera Islet Exploration

    Discover the hidden gem of Mosquera Islet, nestled between Baltra and North Seymour islands. This small, flat, sandy haven offers a picturesque landscape to explore freely on foot, with no designated paths. Immerse yourself in the thriving community of sea lions, shorebirds, and the vibrant Sally Lightfoot crabs adorning the dark rocks.

    The abundant coral reefs surrounding Mosquera Islet provide an ideal setting for snorkeling, where you can witness a diverse array of marine life, including sharks, turtles, and rays.

    Baltra Airport: Yacht-to-Airport Transfer

    Bid farewell to your yacht as you embark on a transfer to Baltra Airport for your onward journey. This morning of wonders at Mosquera Islet will leave you with cherished memories of the Galapagos' natural splendor.

    • Breakfast

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