Galapagos in Style

  • Lounge in the sun, glide through the water and soar through the air ~ it’s not only the Galapagos’ eclectic array of wildlife that gets the chance to enjoy the spoils of these consummate islands.

    Exceptional Experiences

    • Cruise onboard the Grand Odyssey I including daily island excursions and onboard activities
    • Swim in the turquoise waters of Sombrero Chino

    Itinerary

    • Days 1 Quito

      Arrive in Ecuador’s capital and transfer to your restored hotel, La Casona de la Ronda. The afternoon is at your leisure before meeting your leader over dinner tonight at Lua restaurant, renowned for its traditional Andean dishes and ceviches.

      Accommodation: 
      La Casona de la Ronda
    • Day 2 Otavalo

      Head out on a private city tour of Quito’s squares, churches and colonial buildings. Stop for lunch at Pim’s Panecillo then drive to Otavalo, famous for its weaving and music culture. Check into your restored 17th century estate and relax before dinner.  

      Accommodation: 
      Hacienda Zuleta
    • Day 3 Otavalo

      The Otavalo market attracts travellers from all over the world keen to purchase handicrafts from the local indigenous people. Shop for keepsakes then visit the Lake of Cuicocha before free time to make your own discoveries.  

      Accommodation: 
      Hacienda Zuleta
    • Day 4 Quito

      Head back to Quito, stopping at Mitad del Mundo on the way. This is one of Quito’s most famous attractions where Charles-Maries de La Condamine made the measurements in 1736 proving this was indeed the equatorial line. After arriving at your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.  

      Accommodation: 
      La Casona de la Ronda
    • Day 5 Baltra

      Fly to Baltra and board the M/Y Grand Odyssey I, your home in the Galapagos. Your first stop is Dragon Hill, with its lagoon frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds.  

      Accommodation: 
      Grand Odyssey I
    • Day 6 Black Turtle Cove ~ Sombrero Chino Island

      Explore the northern side of Santa Cruz Island. The crystal-clear waters allow you to observe large groups of white-tip reef, blacktipped reef and hammerhead sharks. There are no landing sites here so you will explore by panga or kayak. Sombrero Chino is a small island just off the southeastern tip of Santiago, a fairly recently formed volcanic cone with a few intact lava tunnels. You can swim, play with sea lions and spot tropical fish.  

      Accommodation: 
      Grand Odyssey I
    • Day 7 El Barranco, Genovesa Island ~ Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island

      Visit El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. There is a large population of masked and red-footed boobies here. This afternoon you will visit Darwin Bay, where bird-watching opportunities include sharp-beaked finches, large cactus and ground finches, Galapagos doves and swallow-tailed gulls.  

      Accommodation: 
      Grand Odyssey I
    • Day 8 Bartolomé Island ~ Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island

      At a height of 114-metres, Bartolomé Island is a fantastic place to observe volcanic cones, craters and lava fields. There are two beaches inhabited by marine turtles and also a small colony of Galapagos penguins. Santiago is the fourth largest island in the archipelago and is volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen.  

      Accommodation: 
      Grand Odyssey I
    • Day 9 Highlands, Santa Cruz Island ~ Baltra ~ Quito

      Take the trail to the highlands. With clear weather this area affords scenes of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones covered with grass. This afternoon you fly back to Quito and transfer to your hotel where the rest of the evening is free.  

      Accommodation: 
      La Casona de la Ronda
    • Day 10 Quito

      Your journey ends in Quito this morning after breakfast when you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

      Accommodation: 
      Hotels listed are subject to availability

Inclusions

All accommodation, private transportation, the services of an exceptional local leader & local guides at some sites, are included in the price of Reserve tours. Please see below for all other inclusions relevant to this itinerary.

What's included in the cost
  • Domestic economy class flights, with airport assistance, as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 7 dinners.
  • Small group sightseeing (including all entrance fees) as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Comfortable private transportation with driver. Other modes of transportation include an artisan yacht & private zodiacs/canoes.
  • Snacks and refreshments along the way.
  • Tipping & porterage taken care of by tour leader along the way.
  • Marine fees and permits.
  • Airport meet and greet service.
  • Departure transfer.
Not included in the cost
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities

Visit the Contact us page for help with booking flights and extra accommodation, or organising visas, transfers and insurance.

Prices

The price of your journey will vary depending on whether you wish to book a group departure, or take a private journey.

Group price:
US $7545
  • La Casona de la Ronda - Quito

  • Hacienda Zuleta - Otavalo

  • Grand Odyssey I

  • Galapagos in Style

    Getting there and away

    To compliment your journey, we recommend adding Amazon in Focus or Andean Explorer to the beginning or end of your tour.

    Private & tailor-made journeys

    All of our itineraries can be taken as a Private Journey. Simply choose the dates that suit you, and your travelling companions, while we take care of all the arrangements. We can also amend this itinerary to suit your needs and interests. The only limit is your imagination! Contact a Reserve Specialist to start planning your ultimate journey.

Price from:
US $7545

Essentials

10 Days
Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Maximum passengers: 12

Scheduled group departures: Every second Wednesday from 1st January

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