Historic Quito, luxury Galápagos cruise, Amazon Jungle, and enchanting Cloud Forest on this luxury Ecuador holiday

Ecuador is a country with many faces, from coast to jungle to mountain. These diverse ecosystems are home to impressive flora and fauna, making it the perfect place to embark on a South American safari. During this 12-day Ecuador holiday, discover what makes this country so incredible. The beautiful and historic city of Quito is where your journey begins. From here, depart to the Galápagos Islands, famous for unspoiled landscapes that are home to unique creatures. Continue to the famous Amazon rainforest, and explore the UNESCO-protected Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. Finish your wilderness adventure in the enchanting Cloud Forest where orchids, butterflies, and furry critters await. 

Who is a luxury Ecuador Wilderness and Wildlife trip best for?

Wildlife enthusiasts looking to explore one of South America's most biodiverse countries. Ecuador is the perfect family destination.

Day-to-day itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2:

Arrive Quito, Plaza Grande Hotel

DAYS 3, 4, 5 & 6:

Fly to the Galápagos Islands, Natural Paradise

Days 7, 8, & 9:

Fly to Quito and connect to the Amazon, La Selva Ecolodge

DAYS 10 & 11:

Return to Quito and transfer to Cloud Forest, Mashpi Lodge

DAY 12:

Depart from Quito

Wilderness and Wildlife trip highlights

  • This 12-day Ecuador holiday adventure includes the UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites of Quito, the Galápagos which is both a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site and new Natural World Wonder, and the UNESCO-protected Yasuni National Park in the Amazon Jungle.
  • Quito's’ gorgeous, historical center provides the perfect backdrop to begin this adventure. With your private guide, indulge your senses (and your palate) with a tour of the stunning Plaza Independencia and surrounds, followed by a sampling of one of this country’s finest national treats - chocolate! 
  • The Galápagos Islands are sure to amaze, offering the chance to spot the iconic giant tortoise, blue-footed boobie, lava lizard, sea lion, marine and land iguana, sea turtle, penguin, and so much more. Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin as you observe these unique creatures, many of which are endemic to the region, in their seemingly other-worldly habitat. 
  • The eco-chic luxury Amazon Lodge, La Selva, provides a comfortable landing point while exploring the biodiversity of the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador. Located within Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and on the borders of the famous Yasuní National Park is a wellness and spiritual retreat and a culinary surprise deep in the Amazon. Excursions include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, nocturnal wildlife walking safaris, climbing canopy towers, and visits to native Indigenous communities, all alongside naturalist and Indigenous guides.
  • Ecuador’s Cloud Forest provides the chance to hike, visit waterfalls, and enjoy Mashpi Lodges’ unique “Sky bike” suspended high in the air, each activity made more incredible with the presence of beautiful flora and majestic fauna, such as howler monkeys, butterflies, frogs, tayras, coatis, hummingbirds, toucans, and more.


Starting at $9,550 per person traveling in 2024. Contact us for pricing and to connect with your personal travel expert 

Easy extensions

Continue your Ecuador journey through the Pacific Coast for seafood and whale watching, or extend your trip to Peru to experience Machu Picchu.

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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

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