Peru, Galapagos Islands & Quito
Explore enchanting Peru from Lima & Cusco to the lost world of Machu Picchu; then five nights in the incredible Galapagos Islands followed by the bustling city of Quito
|Style||Small Group TourTravel with a small, intimate group of no more than 16 likeminded travelers (and often much fewer), escorted by an English speaking guide and/or tour manager for some or all of your journey. More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
|Departures||September 2022 – November 2023||Group Size||16 travelers max|
|Themes||Active, History & Culture, Nature & Wildlife|
|What to Expect||This fast-paced, partially escorted tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, and reaches high altitudes requiring a high level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations and may have limited rest stops. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.|
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From the historical and cultural wonders of Peru to the fascinating wildlife and delicate ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands, join us on an exciting voyage through some of South America's most iconic sights.
Start in Peru where you'll visit Lima, the City of Kings and Cusco, the ancient Incan capital. Board the Vistadome train and travel through the lush Urubamba Valley to the Lost City, Machu Picchu, tucked high in the peaks of the Andes Mountains. Mingle with local artisans, share meals with fellow travelers, and shop for handmade arts and crafts at the Pisac market.
Then travel to the fascinating landscapes and islands that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution as you island hop from the stunning shores of Santa Cruz island to the natural wonders of Isabela Island. The Galapagos offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to mingle with stunning wildlife, walk among lava channels and through a cactus forest, and take in the views, seemingly untouched by man.
Finish your trip in the bustling urban center of Quito. Your expert guide will take you through the cultural and historic sights including the Equatorial Monument and Otavalo, where you can wander through the colorful market and barter for traditional ponchos, hats, jewelry and more.
- Round trip flights from Miami via LATAM Airlines including taxes & fees, with other gateways available on request
- All flights within Peru & Ecuador
- All ground transportation and transfers
- Transportation between islands in shared charter speedboat
- 15 nights accommodation in first class & superior first class hotels
- Vistadome Train to/from Machu Picchu
- 24 Meals: 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking tour guides and a naturalist guide on the islands
- Snorkeling gear
- Galapagos National Park Fee ($100), Transit Control Card ($20), & Isabela Port Fee ($10)
- Optional second visit to Machu Picchu or opportunity to climb to Huayna Picchu
- Exciting excursions from Cusco to Tipon & Andahuaylillas and/or Chinchero & Maras (or Moray)
Why you'll love it
- Explore Ollantaytambo, an Inca estate built with stone quarried from high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River.
- Travel on the Vistadome train through the lush Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, one of the most enigmatic archaeological sites in the world.
- Be awe-struck by the magnificent Los Gemelos, two enormous lava chambers that collapsed and were engulfed by a scalesia forest.
- Get up close and personal with giant Galapagos tortoises at a 600-acre private reserve.
- Trek through the famous prickly-pear cactus forest and see Darwin’s finches, lava lizards and more!
- Snorkel with sea lions, whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, penguins and more in the Galapagos Islands' warm, shallow waters.
- Stand in the northern and southern hemispheres simultaneously at Quito's Equatorial Monument.
- Ride the Teleférico to approximately 13,285 feet above sea level for breathtaking views of Quito and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes.
- Hike the forested trails that lead to the stunning Peguche Waterfall.
- Shop for unique handicrafts at the most famous indigenous market at Otavalo.
Itinerary at a Glance
- 1 Depart Miami/Arrive Lima
- 2 Lima
- 3 Sacred Valley
- 4 Machu Picchu
- 5 Machu Picchu & Cusco
- Optional Excursion: Second Visit to Machu Picchu, $110
- 6 Cusco
- Optional Excursion: Chinchero & Maras or Moray, $105
- Optional Excursion: Tipon & Andahuaylillas, $85
- 7 Cusco & Lima
- 8 Lima & Quito
- 9 Quito, Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island
- 10 Santa Cruz Island & Isabela Island
- 11 Isabela Island
- 12 Isabela Island & Santa Cruz Island
- 13 Santa Cruz Island & Tortuga Bay
- 14 Santa Cruz Island & Quito
- 15 Quito
- 16 Quito & Otavalo, depart Quito
Dates & Prices
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?
Options & Fees
|Peru, Galapagos Islands & Quito|
|Jun 9, 2022; Jul 7, 2022; Jul 21, 2022; Aug 18, 2022; Sep 1, 2022; Sep 29, 2022; Oct 13, 2022; Nov 10, 2022||$1599|
|All other dates||$1699|
|Machu Picchu 2nd Visit1|
|Feb 16, 2023; Mar 16, 2023; Apr 13, 2023; May 11, 2023; Jun 8, 2023; Jul 20, 2023; Aug 17, 2023; Sep 14, 2023; Oct 12, 2023; Nov 9, 2023||$110|
|Jul 7, 2022||unavailable|
|All other dates||$100|
|Machu Picchu 2nd Visit Plus Huayna Picchu Entrance2|
|Feb 16, 2023; Mar 16, 2023; Apr 13, 2023; May 11, 2023; Jun 8, 2023; Jul 20, 2023; Aug 17, 2023; Sep 14, 2023; Oct 12, 2023; Nov 9, 2023||$130|
|Jul 7, 2022||unavailable|
|All other dates||$115|
|Tipon & Andahuaylillas Excursion|
|Feb 16, 2023; Mar 16, 2023; Apr 13, 2023; May 11, 2023; Jun 8, 2023; Jul 20, 2023; Aug 17, 2023; Sep 14, 2023; Oct 12, 2023; Nov 9, 2023||$90|
|All other dates||$85|
|Chinchero & Maras (or Moray) Excursion|
|All other dates||$105|
1. Tickets for Machu Picchu must be purchased immediately after booking and are non-refundable.
2. Tickets to Huayna Picchu must be purchased immediately after booking and are non-refundable.
So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?
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Day 1 Depart Miami/Arrive Lima
- Depart Miami on your flight bound for Lima, Peru
- Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in
Day 2 Lima
- After breakfast visit the Larco Herrera Museum
- Enjoy some free time for lunch
- In the afternoon embark on a panoramic tour of Lima
Courtyard by Marriott Lima Miraflores BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
After breakfast, your exploration begins with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, boasting one of the greatest private collections of pre-Columbian artifacts. Its permanent exhibition includes a variety of colorful textiles, ceramics and jewelry, but perhaps its most interesting collection consists of ancient erotic artifacts.
Next, enjoy some free time for lunch before embarking on a panoramic tour of Lima, driving by the Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Lima, the ornate Archbishop’s Palace and other historic buildings. You will also visit the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Day 3 Sacred Valley
- Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco
- Explore the Pisac Market and shop for unique crafts
- Continue to Ollantaytambo and tour the fortress and ruins
Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas Breakfast & dinnerFull Day Itinerary
This morning, transfer to the airport to board a short flight to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire (11,000 feet above sea level). Upon arrival, travel to nearby Pisac, a picturesque Andean village with a wonderful market. Here you'll have a chance to buy locally made ponchos, sweaters and other handcrafted clothing, ceramics and hand-painted beads. Enjoy browsing the "locals" section of the market, where villagers come from miles around, dressed in their traditional clothing, to barter and sell their produce.
Continue to Ollantaytambo (9,160 feet above sea level), located at the foot of spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley. The temple area is at the top of a series of steep terraces which helped provide excellent defense. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. Afterwards, check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Machu Picchu
- Transfer to Ollanta station to board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
- Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
El MaPi Hotel BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
It's a short drive from your hotel to the Ollanta railroad station where you'll board the Vistadome train that will take you through the lush Urubamba Valley. The train ride passes through stunning scenery en route to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular and enigmatic archaeological sites in the world (8,000 feet above sea level).
Unknown to the outside world until archaeologist Hiram Bingham rediscovered it in 1911, Machu Picchu is now the most recognizable symbol of the Incan Empire. Believed to have served as a country retreat town for Inca nobility, the complex consists of giant walls, terraces, and ramps constructed from precisely cut rock formations. This impressive architectural feat, in combination with its breathtaking natural setting amid mist-covered green mountains above the rushing Urubamba River, makes for a visually stunning, and even mystical, experience. Enjoy the remainder of the day and evening in Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu.
Day 5 Machu Picchu & Cusco
- Morning at leisure or optional second visit to Machu Picchu
- Return to Ollanta station by Vistadome train then transfer to Cusco by bus
Novotel Cusco BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the quaint town of Aguas Calientes, revisit the citadel at Machu Picchu or trek to the top of Huayna Picchu on an optional excursion. This afternoon, journey back to Ollanta station by Vistadome train, then continue to Cusco by motor coach. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for overnight.Optional Excursion: Second Visit to Machu Picchu, $110
Early this morning, there will be an opportunity to independently visit Machu Picchu for a second time, and for the more adventurous, to test their limits with a climb to Huayna Picchu, the sharp peak which towers above the citadel.
Entrance to Machu Picchu: $100 per person. Entrance to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: $115 per person. Price includes reserved ticket and round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Please contact us to reserve this option in advance as availability is limited.
Note: We are not able to secure your ticket for the Machu Picchu Second Visit and Huayna Picchu entrance until we receive your valid passport information. Tickets are only issued by the Peruvian authorities upon receipt of valid passport details.
Day 6 Cusco
- Day at leisure or join one (or both!) optional excursions
Novotel Cusco BreakfastFull Day ItineraryOptional Excursion: Chinchero & Maras or Moray, $105
This morning's optional excursion begins with a visit to the ancient village of Chinchero and its beautiful colonial church built upon the original foundations of Tupac Yupanqui Palace. Explore Chinchero's artisan weaver's complex, and discover the traditional techniques of weaving, dying and spinning. Next, depending on your departure date, you will visit Maras or Moray. During the dry season (May through late-November) visit the salt works of Maras, consisting of about 3,000 small pools, constructed on a mountain side. The ancient Inca would irrigate these pools with brackish spring water and allow them to evaporate to produce salt for the empire. During the rainy season (late-November though April), visit the archaeological site of Moray consisting of enormous terraces in concentric rings which allowed ancient farmers to create diverse micro climates and harvest a variety of crops.Optional Excursion: Tipon & Andahuaylillas, $85
This afternoon's optional excursion begins with a scenic drive to Tipon, an impressive complex located 15 miles outside of Cusco. Tipon is an ancient marvel of engineering consisting of twelve agricultural terraces and an advanced irrigation system that is still used by the local population to this day. Next, continue to Andahuaylillas and visit the Church of San Pedro Apóstol, considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” because of its ornate gold-leaf altar and beautiful artwork adorning its ceilings and walls.
Day 7 Cusco & Lima
- Morning city tour of Cusco
- Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress & Puka Pukara
- Afternoon at leisure in Cusco for last minute shopping and exploration
- This evening transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Breakfast & lunchFull Day Itinerary
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Cusco. You'll see the Plaza de Armas, center of the Inca Empire, where Francisco Pizarro proclaimed the conquest of Cusco. Here, you'll visit Cusco's beautiful 16th century cathedral. Then, just a few blocks away, you will discover the ruins of the Koricancha, an important temple built to honor Inti, the Incan sun god. When the conquistadors first arrived in Cusco, the temple was covered in sheets of solid-gold and adorned with golden statues, but within months of their arrival, the temple was stripped and the gold plundered as treasure for Spain.
Then, visit the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an emblematic Incan construction built in the 15th century. The size of the fortress and its massive stones are remarkable, and the manner in which they were transported, cut, and laid is still a mystery. Next, travel to Puka Pukara, also known as the "red fortress", which is thought to have been a military stronghold. It has many rooms, courtyards, bathrooms, aqueducts, and towers to explore.
Return to Cusco for lunch at a local restaurant. The balance of the afternoon is yours to explore Cusco and shop for last minute souvenirs. Why not make your way to the San Blas neighborhood, known as the "Balcony of Cusco"? Here you'll find excellent workshops and art shops of some of the best artisans specializing in goldsmithing, pottery, and wood and stone carving. This evening, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, cross the sky bridge and check in to your airport hotel.
Day 8 Lima & Quito
- Cross the sky bridge to the airport for your flight to Quito.
- Upon arrival in Quito, meet our representative and transfer by hotel shuttle service to your hotel for check-in.
Wyndham Quito Airport or similar BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
This morning, cross the sky bridge to Lima airport terminal and board your flight to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Arrive in Quito (9,350 feet above sea level) and after customs formalities, you will be met and transferred by scheduled shuttle service to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 9 Quito, Baltra Island & Santa Cruz Island
- Transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra Island
- Take a short ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island
- Discover Los Gemelos lava chamber
- Explore a 600-acre private giant tortoise reserve
- Continue to Puerto Ayora for check-in and welcome drink
- Enjoy dinner with fellow travelers
Hotel Solymar Breakfast, lunch & dinnerFull Day Itinerary
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra, gateway to the Galapagos Islands, to begin your adventure. Next, you'll take a short ferry ride across Itabaca Channel to Santa Cruz Island, and then drive through the various micro climates on your way to the village of Puerto Ayora on the south side of the island.
Today you'll see Los Gemelos (The Twins), two enormous collapsed lava chambers, an awe-inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. The path to the lava chambers is a wonderful introduction to the great biodiversity of the Santa Cruz Highlands, teeming with endemic flora and fauna, including a scalesia forest draped in liverwort and mosses as well as numerous birds, such as Darwin Finches.
Afterward, drive to a 600-acre private reserve where giant Galapagos tortoises freely roam, graze, and sleep. Feel free to mingle with these gentle giants. As prehistoric as these creatures look, wait until you hear what they sound like! Galápago is Spanish for tortoise, and the islands were named for these amazing creatures. There will be a selection of field boots for your use if conditions are muddy.
Next, you'll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the remnants of an illuminated lava tunnel. Created by ancient lava flows, the tunnel is 1,350 feet long with a ceiling nearly 20 feet high in most places, adorned with stalagmites & stalactites, mineral-colored walls, and a rippled lava floor.
Continue to Puerto Ayora to check into your hotel. You may choose to visit the Charles Darwin Center independently in the afternoon. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow travelers.
Day 10 Santa Cruz Island & Isabela Island
- Morning at leisure
- Board a speedboat and set off for Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island
- Enjoy a short exploration of Puerto Villamil
Iguana Crossing Breakfast & dinnerFull Day Itinerary
This morning, enjoy your bayside hotel at leisure. This afternoon, board a shared charter speedboat and set off for Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island. The trip takes approximately two hours, and you may see some marine life such as whales, dolphins, and manta rays among others. Upon arrival at Puerto Villamil, check in at your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a short exploration of Puerto Villamil. This evening, meet with fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 11 Isabela Island
- Set out to see Concha de Perla
- Visit the Flamingoes Lagoon
Iguana Crossing BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
Day 12 Isabela Island & Santa Cruz Island
- Explore a small group of islands called Las Tintoreras
- Take a walk through a lava field that is home to a colony of marine iguanas
- Board a speedboat and return to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island
Hotel Solymar BreakfastFull Day Itinerary
After breakfast at the lodge, board a small craft and head out to Las Tintoreras, a small group of islands located just off the coast of Puerto Villamil. Here, you’ll take an intriguing walk through a jagged lava field, passing abundant colonies of nesting marine iguanas and sea lions, to see a small canal of shallow waters full of resting white-tip reef sharks. After the walk, you have the opportunity to snorkel in this warm, shallow bay surrounded by mangroves, for an opportunity to see whitetip reef sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and of course, the mystery of the mangrove below the surface.
This afternoon board a shared charter speedboat heading back to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Upon arrival at the hotel, check in, and enjoy some free time.
Day 13 Santa Cruz Island & Tortuga Bay
- Set out on a tour of beautiful Tortuga Bay
- See exotic native species on a walk through a cactus forest
- Continue to a sandy beach to observe marine creatures in the shallow water
- After a chance to swim, take a short hike to an iguana nesting site
- Walk through a prickly pear forest
- Kayak in Punta Estrada to visit the home of the blue-footed boobies
- Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Hotel Solymar Breakfast & dinnerFull Day ItineraryAfter breakfast, enjoy waking tour of Tortuga Bay. A short hike down a path will take you through a cactus forest, home to numerous Darwin Finches, Mockingbirds, Yellow Warblers, Lava Lizards, and many more of the Galapagos’ endemic and native species. From the white sandy beach, you will have a chance to observe different marine species, like sting rays and baby reef sharks in the shallow waters of the mangroves.
After an opportunity to swim, take a short hike to a marine iguana nesting site. The walk back is through a prickly pear forest carpeted in crimson sesuvium with black lava outcroppings. Continue on foot back to the hotel or if a water taxi is available, you can pay for a short boat ride back to the hotel.
This afternoon, kayak at Punta Estrada where you will paddle through towering lava channel walls to visit the home of the blue-footed boobies.This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on your last night in the Galapagos.
Day 14 Santa Cruz Island & Quito
- Transfer to Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito
- Upon arrival in Quito this evening, transfer to your hotel for check-in
Swissotel Quito Breakfast
Day 15 Quito
- City tour of Quito and Equatorial Monument
Swissotel Quito Breakfast, lunch & dinnerFull Day Itinerary
Today, enjoy a city tour of Quito. Arguably one of the loveliest of all South American cities, Quito offers a spectacular setting surrounded by mountains and several snow-capped volcanoes, including the still-active Mt. Pichincha. Begin your walking tour at the Presidential Palace. Continue to the Monastery of San Francisco, Quito's oldest church and the largest colonial building constructed in Latin America. Visit the largest neo-gothic basilica in the Americas, noted for its gargoyles in the form of native Ecuadorian animals such as iguanas, armadillos and Galapagos tortoises. The next stop, La Compañía de Jesús, has an ornate and richly sculptured facade and interior, with colored columns, 10-sided altars, and gilded balconies.
After lunch, drive north of Quito to the Equatorial Monument, the Mitad del Mundo ("Middle of the World"), commemorating the exact place where Charles Marie de la Condamine established the Equator, where you can stand with one foot in the northern and one in the southern hemisphere.
For those interested in seeing a spectacular panoramic view over Quito and the snow-capped surrounding volcanoes of Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, take a ride on the Teleférico. This gondola lift transitions to approximately 13,285 feet above sea level for a breathtaking experience. For those who opt out of the Teleférico ride, enjoy a visit to the Quito National Museum. NOTE: The Teleférico experience reaches high altitudes and may not be suitable for all passengers. Warm clothes are suggested.
Later this evening, join fellow travelers for an included dinner.
Day 16 Quito & Otavalo, depart Quito
- Visit the Peguche Waterfall
- Explore the Otavalo Market
- Transfer back to the airport for your overnight flight home
- Arrive in the USA tomorrow morning
Breakfast & lunchFull Day Itinerary
After breakfast, visit the Peguche Waterfall which offers great views of the falls from several hiking trails and bridges.
Following lunch travel to Otavalo, the land of the “Otavaleños” Ecuadorian community where all families speak Quichua as their first language and Spanish as their second. See women garbed in colorful embroidered clothing, and men in broad-brimmed hats with blue ponchos.
Explore the Otavalo Market located around the Plaza de Ponchos, the most famous indigenous market in Ecuador. The Otavaleños travel to the town to sell a multicolored variety of handicrafts including sweaters, ponchos, hats, necklaces and other handmade products.
Later today, transfer back to Quito. Enjoy the comforts of the Layover Stay lounge before your international flight back to the USA that will depart late tonight.
Make the Courtyard by Marriott Lima Miraflores your home base during your trip to Peru. Featuring a fantastic location in Lima's Miraflores district, this superior 4-star hotel provides sophisticated lodging with service to match. The hotel places you within reach of many of Lima's most notable attractions, such as Parque Kennedy and the Barranco district. Whether you're in Lima for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Lima Miraflores can help you make the most of your visit.
The Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley has been referred to a true traveler's paradise. Indeed, with its red-tiled roof and well-kept green gardens, the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley is as picturesque as the mountains and valleys that surround it. Inside, the hotel boasts some of the best amenities in the region—a luxury spa, a renowned gourmet restaurant, and its very own planetarium and observatory. Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 10 kilometers from Ollantaytambo train station, the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley is close to Machu Picchu and some of the other most important archeological sites in the region, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chincheros, Moray, and Maras.
El MaPi Hotel is located in the village of Machu Picchu Pueblo, a few steps from the town center and museum. The hotel is efficient, people friendly. and the design brings together a blend of classic, modern, and recycled materials.
Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport hotel is conveniently located just steps from the Lima International Airport. The modern hotel offers a restaurant, bar, fitness center, indoor pool, and spa. The hotel is 8 miles from Plaza Mayor de Lima, the birthplace of Lima, Archbishop Palace, Basilica Cathedral, and San Francisco Church. Spend an evening in Lima's contemporary culture and entertainment center, with its plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, nightclubs, and movie theaters.
Experience the warmest of welcomes when you visit the 4-star Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. With a prime location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), the Wyndham Quito Airport is your top choice for an overnight stopover or day-room in transit. From the moment you step into the lobby, you will find impeccable services and amenities. Relax in your well-appointed room, indulge in the finest international dishes at the onsite restaurant or meet up with friends at the lobby bar for a signature cocktail.
Hotel Solymar is centrally located on Puerto Ayora's main street and within walking distance of a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops. The hotel features ocean access on Pelican Bay, and a beautiful patio for guests to enjoy the nature of the Galapagos.
The Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel sits on the waterfront of the most beautiful beach on Isabela Island. It is surrounded by the national park wetlands and overlooked by the six majestic volcanoes on the island. The friendly staff will make your stay as carefree as possible so you can relax and enjoy.
Swissotel Quito is one of the city’s top luxury hotels, located in the commercial and residential area of the Floresta neighborhood.
In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.
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