Treat yourself to a majestic and intimate journey of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! This all-inclusive package is brimming with luxury and attention to detail around every corner. Begin your adventure in Quito, where you’ll be taken on a tour that goes beyond its walls and streets, guiding you deeper into the lives of its charming residents as well as the hidden secrets of its architectural wonders. Not to mention, you’ll also be treated to two fantastic dinners at high-end restaurants in the city with a private chauffeur to take you to each one!

What you get:

  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito
  • Full-day Experiential Tour of Quito
  • 2 Dinners at high-end restaurants in Quito (w/ chauffeur and private car)
  • Roundtrip Domestic Airfare (Quito-Galapagos-Quito)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • INGALA Transit Control Card
  • 7-day Galapagos Islands Itinerary aboard any of our expedition vessels

A Sneak Peek

Full-day Experiential-Tour-of-Quito
Tienda Quesadillas de San Juan
Full-day Experiential Tour of Quito - San Juan Quesadilla Store
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito
Dinner-at high-end-restaurants
Dinner-at high-end restaurants
2 Dinners at high-end restaurants in Quito
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Yacht La Pinta - Galapagos Islands
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A professionally guided tour of:


  • Basilica of the National Vow (Church + Towers + Crypts)
  • Cathedral of Quito
  • San Juan Quesadilla Store
  • Archbishop’s Palace
  • Independence Square
  • San Juan Scenic Viewpoint

Galapagos Islands:

  • Unique endemic species
  • Wonderful uninhabited islands in the National Park
  • Multi-guided expeditions
  • Small groups per guide
  • Greatest Expedition Vessels in the Galapagos Islands


The following aboard La Pinta*:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury Cabin
  • All meals (We cater for all diets: vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-free, etc.)
  • Unlimited alcoholic beverages and soft drinks package (please ask your destination expert for the list of available drinks.)
  • Island sightseeing with a Naturalist Guide
  • Snorkeling
  • Wetsuits
  • Wi-Fi
  • Glass-bottom Boat
  • Kayaks
  • Onboard Medical Officer

*Please note that this is a sample vessel and itinerary.
Ask your Destination Expert about our fleet and our 7-day itineraries!


Day 1: Arrive in Quito / Transfer to Hotel

Quito's Old Town at night

Welcome to Quito, Ecuador! At the airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. During the ride, you will receive a brief introduction of Quito and Ecuador along with valuable information regarding your stay in the country.

Day 2: Experiential Tour of Quito / Dinner

San Juan Viewpoint with a view of Quito

On this day you’ll visit the Historic Center of Quito – a wonderful area of Ecuador’s capital city that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1978. During the tour, you’ll walk through the Independence Square, which is flanked by the Cathedral of Quito, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. After that, we’ll visit the Basilica of the National Vow, where we’ll get to head up its impressive towers and explore the depths of its mysterious crypts, allowing you to unravel all the details that exist in its architecture! The next stop of the tour will be San Juan, where you’ll learn about the preparation of traditional quesadilla snacks. Following that, we’ll visit “Quito’s balcony” – a fantastic viewpoint that overlooks the impressive and magical city of Quito.

For lunch, we’ll head to an authentic dining spot where you’ll get to enjoy a delicious meal.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be taken back to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel to rest up for the next day, but not before enjoying dinner at ac high-class restaurant* in Quito!

*The exact restaurant will be confirmed upon booking.

Day 3: Arrive to Galapagos / Transfer to Boat / Baltra Island / North Seymour Island

Sea Lion at Mosquera Islet

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Quito’s airport to board your flight to the Galapagos Islands!

Please note that the following Western Galapagos Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta is one of the many options you can choose for your Galapagos adventure. Ask our Destination Experts about our fleet and available itineraries.

Baltra Island

This adventure begins with your morning flight to Baltra Island and an immediate transfer to the nearby dock to board Yacht La Pinta. After an introductory briefing on board, we will all partake in an emergency boat drill, after which you will be assigned to your cabin and then be invited to lunch.

North Seymour Island

In the afternoon, we will disembark and get to enjoy a walk along the coast and inner area of this beautiful and relatively flat island. Throughout the excursion, you will get to observe numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There’s also the possibility of exploring the coast aboard the dinghies. Afterward, we will head back on board for an evening briefing, a welcome cocktail, and then dinner.

Day 4: Isabela Island / Fernandina Island

Tour of Punta Pitt in the Galapagos Islands

Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)

Because there is no disembarking site at this location, this coastal exploration is done aboard dinghies. Naturalist guides will explain the dramatic geology of the area that is made up of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife present here and, depending on weather conditions, you will be able to snorkel along the cliffs, most likely in the company of green sea turtles!

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)

In the afternoon, we will visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago – Fernandina. This island is ranked among one of the top islands to visit in Galapagos, by guests and guides alike. Here, you will discover an amazing interplay between barren terrain and abundant wildlife. Highlights here include hawks, penguins, flightless cormorants, and astounding views of the surrounding volcanic landscapes.

Day 5: Isabela Island

Santa Fe's Land Iguana

Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)

After breakfast, we will disembark at Urbina Bay over on the western side of Isabela Island. This visitor site happens to be the result of the tectonic uplift of the ocean floor! As a result, we will get to see plenty of corals and shells alongside large and very colorful Galapagos land iguanas. Occasionally, we might even be lucky enough to spot giant tortoises. While sailing across the Bolívar Channel, we will have a high chance of spotting several species of whales.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)

Over on the northwest side of Isabela is secluded Tagus Cove – an anchorage spot that once served as a pit stop for pirates and whalers for several centuries. Nowadays, Tagus Cove is a superb visitor site. Upon disembarking, we will partake in an uphill hike that takes them to the rear of Darwin Crater, which consists entirely of saltwater. Afterward, you can choose to snorkel or ride kayaks along the dramatic coastal landscape.

Day 6: Rabida Island / Santa Cruz Island

Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos

Rabida Island

In the morning, we will disembark at Rabida Island’s red-colored beach. A stroll along the beach allows us to observe marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, too. Non-snorkelers are invited to ride Yacht La Pinta’s glass-bottom boat for an exploration of life underneath the waves.

Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) [Santa Cruz Island]

The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill). The walk here involves casually circling a brackish-water lagoon that’s often frequented by lagoon birds. Further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay as well as the western islands of the archipelago. You might even be lucky enough to observe land iguanas here, too!

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island

Snorkeling at Gardner Bay

Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station

The morning visit heads to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest. These are the Galapagos’ headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation, and the National Park administration. Following our visit, we drive up to the highlands of Santa Cruz for lunch.

Highlands of Santa Cruz Island 

The highlands of Santa Cruz Island are another world entirely from the drier coast, lush and green due to the heavier rainfall they receive. This is a great place to look for the emblematic Darwin’s Finches and the endemic Scalesia trees. The highlands are also excellent for exploring the exuberant vegetation where giant tortoises roam in the wild. We visit a giant tortoise reserve to meet these lumbering giants up close. There’s more time to explore more of this fascinating ecosystem, before returning to the yacht at the end of the day.

Day 8: Floreana Island / Champion Islet

Machu Picchu & Galapagos Islands: Post Office

Post Office Bay

After breakfast, we will disembark at Post Office Bay (Floreana Island) to visit the historic “Post Office Barrel” that has functioned as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries! Dinghy rides along the maze of channels over on Floreana’s north shore can also be enjoyed. Views from La Lobería and the Baroness Viewpoint are quite rewarding, too. There’s great kayaking and swimming from the beach here as well.

Champion Islet & Cormorant Point

Before disembarking at Cormorant Point, you can enjoy snorkeling or a ride on Yacht La Pinta’s glass-bottom boat that travels along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet.” Later on, in the afternoon, you will get to visit Cormorant Point, which has an olivine-crystal beach and a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American flamingos can be spotted. A brief walk to the other side of the island rewards guests with a beautiful, white-sand beach that is often the spot for sea turtles to come and nest.

Day 9: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Quito / Transfer to Hotel / Dinner

Quito's Historic Quarter

Baltra Island

On this day, you’ll enjoy breakfast and hop on your transfer to the airport, from which point you’ll take your flight back to Quito.


Once you arrive in Quito, you’ll take your transfer to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel, but not before having another special dinner at a high-end restaurant* in Quito!

Overnight in Casa Gangotena.

*The exact restaurant will be confirmed upon booking.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

At the designated time, you will be picked up from your hotel to take your transfer to the airport. Safe travels!


  • Published rates don’t apply on Christmas & New Year’s departures.
  • Listed prices are based on double occupancy. For child rates and single supplements please contact your destination expert.
  • This package, its accommodation options, and high-end restaurants are subject to availability.
  • A minimal deposit of 15% per person is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees.
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included for hotels.
  • Galapagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, operational reasons, and Galapagos National Park restrictions (temporary or otherwise).
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Restrictions may apply.
  • Please be aware that you can combine this Package with any of our Galapagos Cruise itineraries. Our Destination Experts will customize the package based on your request and send you a quote.

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals not listed in the package
  • Fuel Surcharge*
*ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $70 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $25.00 per passenger per day.


The vessel is very luxurious to compare with all the other vessels in the Galapagos.

We had an amazing experience in the Galapagos Island aboard the First Class, newly renovated MV Santa Cruz II. The vessel is very luxurious when compared to all the other vessels in the Galapagos. It has 3 decks and 50 cabins. The cabins have a large glass window with a fantastic view of the water. The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms are good sizes and quite modern. It is quite new and very clean. The service was excellent. All the staff was so attentive and was very helpful. The food was out of this world from Ecuadorian to International cuisine. It was prepared and supervised by a Cordon Bleu Chef. The naturalist guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

SteveT – Portland, Oregon