Luxury Tours Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

A living museum and showcase of evolution

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Luxury Tour Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have the world’s greatest diversity of living creatures. Encounter an unfathomable variety of wildlife including albatrosses, penguins, boobies, giant tortoises, whales and dolphins, and discover why Charles Darwin began his ground-breaking theory of evolution here. In addition to hiking, biking and kayaking, experience some of the best snorkeling and reef diving there is.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Private aerial sightseeing tour over the Galapagos
  • Private scuba diving excursions
  • Access to the best guides and biologists in the Galapagos
  • Exclusive access to one of Quito’s most picturesque colonial churches at night

The Discovery

  • Quito
  • Galapagos Islands

The Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Biking

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Itinerary

Luxury Travel Galapagos Islands

Please note: this private Galapagos Islands tour is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

Quito (2 nights)

Your luxury Ecuador tour starts in Quito, where you will be greeted by your personal host and transferred to Casa Gangotena, a luxurious boutique hotel in the historical center of Quito. On your first day, you’ll explore Ecuador’s exciting capital. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is nicknamed “the Florence of South America” for the artistic traditions of its colonial period. Visit the city’s picturesque churches and indulge in gourmet meals. Blue Parallel will provide you with exclusive access to La Compania de Jesus in the evening, a Jesuit church constructed in a Latin American Baroque style, known for its breathtaking interiors and 360º views of the city from its rooftop.

The Galapagos Islands (4 - 7 nights)

Fly to the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival, you will be met by your host and transferred by vehicle and zodiac to your yacht, cruise ship, hotel or luxury villa. On each day of your luxury Galapagos Islands tour, you’ll come up close with indigenous fauna and flora. You will walk, hike, swim, snorkel or scuba dive among giant tortoises, marine and land iguanas, sea lions, red and blue-footed boobies, turtles and penguins. A bird’s eye view of the National Park is a breathtaking experience, therefore Blue Parallel will be happy to organize a private aerial sightseeing tour for your party.

Sea Based: Private Charter

One of the best ways to experience the Galapagos Islands is aboard your own private motor yacht, accompanied by an expert crew (staffed according to your requirements). Our on-board naturalist guides will accompany your explorations, and customize the level of activity according to your profile. The trip is designed to cater exclusively to your interests.

Sea Based: Non Private Cruise

If you are traveling as a couple or small group, we would recommend experiencing the Galapagos Islands on one of our preferred cruises. The boats have been handpicked for our clients and are fitted with stabilizers, which will minimize the effects of sea-sickness. Each one features beautiful interiors, observation decks with lounge chairs, first-class restaurants, hot-tubs, and spacious cabins which we have personally vetted. On each day of your luxury Galapagos Islands tour, you will explore different islands and bays with expert bilingual naturalist guides. Activities include hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and more.

Land Based Options

For those who prefer staying on land, Blue Parallel can create custom-made programs to explore Santa Cruz and Isabela using a private plane to transfer you between islands. Starting on Santa Cruz Island, stay at Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Safari Camp, or at a private oceanfront villa which includes access to a private boat. Embark on daily excursions with your naturalist guide to discover nearby islands by boat and see the highlights of Santa Cruz Island. You can hike, snorkel with sea lions, visit a penguin colony or relax on beautiful secluded beaches. In the evenings, enjoy a waterfront barbeque; indulge in a massage or simply relax in the outdoor pool. Following your stay on Santa Cruz Island, take a private plane to Isabela Island where you can stay at beachfront property Iguana Crossing. From here you will embark on excursions to nearby islands on your private boat.

Itinerary map
Destinations Travel time
QUITO BALTRA
 3hrs
BALTRA GUAYAQUIL
 2hrs
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

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Price Reference

Recommended stay 6-11 days
Price reference
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Our trips to the Galapagos Islands are highly customized and include a choice of sea-based and land-based adventures. Pricing varies depending on the choice of activities, period of travel, and accommodation, which ranges from a private charter, luxurious land-based lodgings, or a cruise. Please get in touch with our team of travel experts on +1-301-263-6670 or [email protected] to find out more about pricing and itineraries for our tailor-made Galapagos Islands journeys.