Compact and diverse, Ecuador is like a tasting menu for South America. There are Andean mountains, complete with glacial volcanoes. At Otavalo, site of the largest market in South America, Ecuador's numerous indigenous groups come to barter for both crafts and staples. There are Amazonian jungles and charming colonial cities, like cobblestoned Cuenca. Best of all, all these flavours are packed together, so you can be in the jungle in the morning and at the foot of a glacier by the evening. Ecuador also has one gem found nowhere else: the pristine and fragile Galapagos islands, made famous through the writings of Charles Darwin.
From the unique wildlife of the Galapagos to the towering peaks of Peru, discover two of South America's iconic highlights in one comprehensive adventure—explore the Galapagos aboard the comfortable G3 before flying into the Andean highlands. As one of the larger tour operators in the Galapagos, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value—and because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Experience the intense variety and striking beauty of two of South America's most dramatic regions.
Highlights: Onboard the G3 (Daphne): 4 nights cruising and snorkelling the Galapagos, visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, encountering incredible wildlife, climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Hike the Inca Trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, explore the steamy Amazon from the comfort of our intimate G Lodge Amazon and spend seven nights aboard our exclusive G3 vessel, snorkelling the waters of the Galapagos—experience the iconic highlights of South America in one incredible adventure. Our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value—and because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.
Highlights: Explore the Sacred Valley, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spot wildlife in the Amazon, cruise the Galápagos National Park abord the Daphne (G3), snorkel with sea lions and search for sea turtles in secluded bays, hike the Sierra Negra volcano—the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos, land on the seldom-visited Fernandina island—home to some of the the most diverse wildlife and vegetation in the Galápagos
Explore Peru's southern coast and its Incan Highlands. From the soaring heights of the Inca Trail to the steamy jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, this epic journey includes an all-encompassing tour of Peru and four nights exploring the Galapagos. As one of the biggest tour operators in the region, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value—and because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.
Highlights: Cruise the Galápagos National Park aboard the Daphne (G3), trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore extraordinary frigatebird and booby cliff colonies on Genovesa, learn about about the biological history of the islands from your naturalist guide, witness Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines, encounter wildlife in the Amazon Jungle
This 10-day adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galapagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore—so your time on the water is limited to commuting between islands. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays and the Galapagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time—and optional activities abound.
Highlights: Encountering incredible wildlife, Snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles and manta rays, racing a bike downhill in San Cristóbal, searching for whitetip reef sharks in 'Shark Alley', hiking the Sierra Negra volcano, visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Quito to La Paz Adventure (SEQL)
Really discover what South America is all about on this epic 5-week journey through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. This adventure truly has it all—the Pacific coast, the awe-inspiring Amazon and the archeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this adventure offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own.
Highlights: Experiencing traditional life in the Amazon, witnessing colonial cities and volcanoes, spotting condors at Colca Canyon, conquering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, settling in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca.
Sometimes the slow road is the way to go. Hit the road from Quito to Rio with other young travellers and experience pretty much everything you can imagine in between. Hike the Inca Trail and discover the thriving Inca culture, cross the salt flats of Bolivia, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and hit the beach in Brazil. This trip offers up lively cities, stunning scenery, and tons of adventure. 65 days, 7 countries, 3 nights in the Amazon and 1 adventure you’ll remember forever.
Highlights: Mingling with the locals at a homestay in the Amazon, spotting condors at Colca Canyon, conquering the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experiencing traditional life on Lake Titicaca, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion, being awed by Iguassu Falls.
Galapagos Northern Islands & Inca Discovery (ED07HB)
Amazon To The Andes & Galapagos, Western Islands (PA10HA)
Absolute Peru & Galapagos Northern & Central Islands (PH07HB)
Land Galapagos—Multi-Activities (SEGL)
Quito to La Paz Adventure (SEQL)
The Great South American Journey - Quito to Rio Adventure (SEQR)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Galapagos Northern Islands & Inca Discovery (ED07HB)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $3749 USD
|Amazon To The Andes & Galapagos, Western Islands (PA10HA)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $6099 USD
|Absolute Peru & Galapagos Northern & Central Islands (PH07HB)||27 days||Classic||Standard||
From $5699 USD
|Land Galapagos—Multi-Activities (SEGL)||10 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2999 USD
|Quito to La Paz Adventure (SEQL)||35 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $3599 USD
|The Great South American Journey - Quito to Rio Adventure (SEQR)||65 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $7049 USD