The Galapagos Islands lies miles off the Pacific coast of Ecuador but they feel like they’re on a different planet complete with unique forms of life while the Amazon jungle is a teaming ecosystem all its own join us to discover these two dramatically different sides of one South American country on this small ship adventure. You’ll witness striking landscapes from your ship, and go ashore to discover native wildlife, and local history traveling in an ohe small group. You’ll cruise into the heart of a fascinating wilderness, and meet the people who call it home all on discovery filled itinerary offered at an unbeatable value you can improve the value, and make the most of your airfare with optional trip extensions add the Inca wonders of Machu Picchu, and cusco peru to your discoveries, and stay longer in ecuador to explore the ecuadorian andes from your hometown.
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You’ll set out on a journey of discovery we fly from the US chiquito where we meet our trip later, and begin exploring ecuador in this charming spanish colonial capital then we travel through the Andes to the Amazon basin where we stay in a lodge nestled in the tropical rainforest next we fly to the Galapagos, and board are privately chartered ship or our cruise of the islands after which we return home via Quito on this adventure. You’ll delve into the history, and culture of your destination. You’ll explore three different worlds within Ecuador the city of Quito is, feet high in the Andes for the Spanish colonial heart that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site at our rainforest lodge in the Amazon River watershed we’re in the midst of a lush natural environment, and in the Galapagos Islands every day reveals something new in this unique world of volcanic landscapes abundant marine life, and animals like the Galapagos giant tortoise that only exist here on this trip the the interaction with the people, and the ecology interaction with the other travellers it was very special we’re going to a home of one of the indigenous people, and we’re going to help prepare food, and have lunch, and see. How they live, and what their house is as you explore our expert resident trip leaders will enrich your understanding of the region they’ll aid in spotting, and identifying the local animals throughout your adventure share the unique insight into local history, and lead you off the beaten path to special places only a resident would know about enjoy the comfort of your cabin, and the ship’s public areas take in the view from the deck, and go ashore at off-the-beaten-path destinations for unique discoveries while in South America.
You’ll dine on freshly prepared regionally inspired meals your trip leader will give you insight on personal favorites, and local specialties. You’ll enjoy a balance of onboard meals during your cruise with authentic dining experiences while on land each stay on your adventure offers a place to relax refresh, and mingle with your fellow travelers after a day of discovery, and keep the discoveries going by adding optional extensions to your trip explore Machu Picchu the famous lost city of the Incas in depth with overnight stay near the site, and discover the wonders of the former Inca capital of Cusco Peru you can also explore another side of ecuador by traveling into the Andes Mountains, and riding the devils nose train in the country’s highlands discover traditional Indian markets, and the Spanish colonial city of cuenca from Quito a capital set high in the Andes, and rich in Latin American culture to the wilds of the Amazon rainforest home to River people with unique way of life colorful tropical birds, and exotic wildlife to the enchanted Isles of the Galapagos a living laboratory of nature Ecuador is a land of great diversity join us to explore all three of these worlds within Ecuador at a value no one can beat.