Luxury Holidays - Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
There’s a strange inner satisfaction in standing exactly on the Equator, checking the direction water goes down a plughole. Even more intriguing is the vivacious wildlife of the Amazon, and the unique Galapagos Islands.
So, if water spins anti-clockwise as it exits a basin in the Northern Hemisphere, and clockwise in the South, does it go straight down on the actual Equator? Visit the family-run Inti-Nan Solar Museum in Ecuador and the mystery will be solved. Intriguingly you’ll also be able to balance an egg on a pin.
But gravitational tricks aren’t the only reasons to visit this small, peaceful country. Ask one of our Ecuador experts, Nabila Cash, for a tailor-made itinerary and you’ll find the dead centre of the Earth is bursting with life. As part of your tailored holiday, Nabila will suggest a safari into the Amazon itself. Expect to be greeted by raucous macaws, monkeys and camens and a huge array of dazzling birds, pointed out by knowledgeable guides.
And then there are the Galapagos Islands.
Nature took a different route from mainstream evolution here, to inspire Darwin and create a unique world of giant tortoises, marine iguanas, seals and penguins in huge numbers.
Ask Nabila about cruising the Galapagos, or experiencing the old colonial city of Cuenca, or eating lunch in Rumi Loma, whilst overlooking Quito.
The very best of Ecuador, from the country’s colonial legacy to the lush rainforests of the Amazon Basin, the majestic peaks of the Andean Cordillera and the remarkable natural world of the Galapagos Islands.Read more
Explore the eastern and central islands of the archipelago onboard this beautiful yacht.Read more
Explore the Amazon rainforest. This journey will take you through the sights and sounds of the jungle whilst immersing you in traditional way of life of the Huaorani people.Read more
From the lost cities of the Incas to Darwin’s ‘enchanted isles’. A true journey of discovery.Read more
A fascinating trip around Ecuador, including a four day journey aboard the Tren Crucero train from Quito to Guayaquil. This scenic train journey travels through Ecuador's Andes, Avenue of Volcanoes, as well as passing through moorlands and the stunning Mindo Cloud Forest.Read more
Explore Ecuador's abundance of wildlife in ultimate luxury. Visit the Amazon basin, high cloud forests and the Galapagos Islands, enjoying the highest quality accommodations along the way.Read more
Haciendas & lodges of Ecuador
An authentic island experience offering a luxury camp in an exclusive natural environment.Read more
A working farm and hotel offering Hacienda-style luxury imbued with a history stretching back 600 years.Read more
A snapshot of life at a long-established hacienda, owned by one of the most prominent families in Ecuador.Read more
The award winning Huaorani Ecolodge is situated at the headwaters of the Amazon and run by the Huaorani, one of the most isolated ethnic group on earth.Read more
Stay in a stylish, colonial hotel at the heart of UNESCO’s first ever World Heritage Site.Read more
Stay in a 18th century hotel that retains the idiosyncrasies and quaint charm of its past.Read more
Experience the extraordinary nature of the Amazon – and help preserve its virgin rainforest for future visitors.Read more
Stay in a remote, Amazonian wildlife centre where indigenous creatures outnumber humans by thousands to one.Read more
Galapagos Cruise Vessels
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The Beagle gives you a unique blend of Ecuadorian hospitality and English attention to detail.Read more
The Cormorant is a modern vessel with excellent facilities, meaning you can marvel at both of the beauty of the Galapagos, and the comfort of your accommodation.Read more
Modern in design, yet comfortable. The Ocean Spray truly is the Ultimate Galapagos experience.Read more
M/C Athala II is a great option for those who want the stability of a twin-hulled catamaran.Read more
Put the wind back in your sails with a cruise around the Galapagos Islands on the elegant S/S Mary Anne.Read more
Cut gracefully through the water on board the 3-masted sailing ship, S/Y Sagitta.Read more
Cruise around the mysteriously beautiful Galapagos Islands with the luxury of a boutique yacht.Read more
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Two luxury cruise vessels to choose from to enjoy the ultimate expedition adventure.Read more
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Offering 4, 5 and 8-day cruises, M/V Santa Cruz is ideal for those with less time at their disposal.Read more
This charming expedition yacht will enable you to experience nature in an up-close and personal manner.Read more
An enviable and well-established reputation for both their quality and environmental integrity.Read more
A luxury yacht, offering the highest level of comfort of any boat its size in the Galapagos Islands.Read more
Galapagos Journey I offers an excellent and luxurious base for visitors to the islands.Read more
A superior first class motor yacht offering a fantastic way to visit the Galapagos Islands in style.Read more
M/Y Galapagos Voyager is a first class motor yacht offering high standard voyages for small groups.Read more
An elegant and comfortable catamaran, providing a great base for exploring the Galapagos Islands.Read more
Set sail aboard the 'First Class' schooner rigged motor yacht, in the Galapagos Islands.Read more
Admire the untouched scenery, thrilling wildlife and intense natural beauty of the Galapagos while enjoying the comfort and level of service provided by the Grand Odyssey.Read more