Ecuador

Trips
Teens (11-17)
Galapagos Adventure with Teens
Incredible up-close wildlife and an ecology project in partnership with Galapagos teens
Land Cost: $4,100 - $4,900
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 4 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
These special departures in 2014 for families with teens offer a chance for a unique cultural exchange with local Galapagos high school students. Your wildlife cruise will be on board one of three...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Northern Circuit
Cruise the best northern island sites, including Genovesa, on a 20-passenger yacht
Land Cost: $3,900 - $4,700
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Friday, weekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.
Duration: 11 days
Immerse yourself in one of the most amazing, diverse, and remote places on earth where the land animals ignore human visitors as they go about their lives, the scenery is stunning and diverse, and...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard Eric-Flamingo-Letty, Southern Circuit
Cruise to the best southern island sites, including Floreana, on a 20-passenger yacht
Land Cost: $3,900 - $4,700
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Friday, weekly departures (cruise departs on Sunday). Call for dates and special family departures.
Duration: 11 days
  The fleet of three identical first-class motor-yachts, M/Y Eric, Flamingo I, and Letty, was custom-designed for Galapagos excursions, offering tremendous value for superior comfort. Two experienced...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/C Athala II, Northern Circuit
Explore the Galapagos aboard this newly-refurbished high-end catamaran
Land Cost: $4,950 - $5,400
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
Explore the Galapagos from the comfortable base of a first class luxury catamaran as you immerse yourself in what may be the only great natural paradise remaining in the world in a near-pristine...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/C Athala II, Southern Circuit
Explore the Galapagos aboard this newly-refurbished high-end catamaran
Land Cost: $4,950 - $5,400
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
Newly-refurbished in 2011, the luxury catamaran Athala was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. This elegantly-designed ship provides comfort, superior speed,...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on one of the newest, medium-sized ships
Land Cost: $5,400 - $6,400
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
The Eclipse offers very high quality accommodation and guiding services aboard a ship big enough to afford comfort, but fast enough to offer a full circuit of the best landing points in the Galapagos
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/V Eclipse, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on one of the newest, medium-sized ships
Land Cost: $5,400 - $6,400
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
The Eclipse is a perfect base for any Galapagos cruise: a generously proportioned ship with a small yacht atmosphere. Ever since her arrival in 1999, the Eclipse has been considered the finest...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/V Evolution, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on a 192' newly-commissioned yacht offering traditional elegance
Land Cost: $5,350 - $6,650
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
The ghost of Darwin may walk this ship, admiring her classic lines and Victorian elegance. Sail the historic Galapagos islands aboard a completely modernized, comfortable mid-sized yacht.
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard M/V Evolution, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on a 192' newly-commissioned yacht offering traditional elegance
Land Cost: $5,350 - $6,650
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
The Evolution looks like a yacht from the 1920s, but brings a modern level of comfort and safety to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Accommodating up to 32 passengers in 16 cabins, this...
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Northern Circuit
Cruise the islands on an historic ship offering luxury service and appointments
Land Cost: $5,880 - $6,800
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
Enjoy your ship as much as your shore excursions on this classic, refurbished 1920s yacht that comes with a rich history, royal credentials, and elegant, comfortable appointments.
Small Ship Adventures
Aboard the M/Y Grace, Southern Circuit
Cruise the islands on an historic ship offering luxury service and appointments
Land Cost: $5,880 - $6,800
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Thursday weekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
Duration: 11 days
M/Y Grace has journeyed the waters of this world under many names. Camper & Nicholson in Southampton, England, built her during the Great Gatsby era in 1928.  After serving as the personal yacht...
Hiking/Trekking
Ecuador Highlands Explorer
Exquisite equatorial wonders from high Andes volcanoes to indigenous craft markets
Land Cost: $3,595
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Privately on Request
Duration: 10 days
Explore exquisite Ecuador from Quito to Cuenca, weaving through volcano areas, country villages, and cloud forests, while spending your nights in small ecolodges.
Small Ship Adventures
Galapagos by Land and Sea
A land-based exploration of the Galapagos and Ecuadorian Amazon
Land Cost: $5,280
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Privately on Request
Duration: 9 days
Explore the varied islands of the Galapagos on day cruises from your spectacularly-sited base camp on Santa Cruz. Then, on the mainland, settle into a beautiful jungle lodge on the Napo River to hike...
Traditional Crafts
Haciendas of Andean Ecuador
Cultural and environmental exploration of highland colonial towns and countryside trails
Land Cost: $3,325
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Privately on Request
Duration: 10 days
A perfect complement to a Galapagos cruise, the haciendas of highland Ecuador offer a perfect blend of hospitality, tradition, culture, and activity. Unique to Ecuador, the haciendas are part ranch,...
Incas and Islands
Combine Inca Wonders of the Peruvian Andes with a Galapagos Wildlife Cruise
Land Cost: $6,995
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Arrange your trip around weekly Sunday cruise departures
Duration: 16 days
Focus on the ancient Inca Empire. Hike ancient Inca trails near Machu Picchu. In Galapagos, view remarkably tame wildlife in an ecologically sensitive and responsible exploration of some of the...
Overview

overview

Bisected by and named after the equator, Ecuador is home to a large chunk of the Andes Mountains, some of the richest Amazon rainforest, beautiful Pacific coastline as well as the Galapagos Islands. On an exploration of Ecuador you can visit native markets, search for some of the hundreds of native bird species in the cloud forest, stay in colonial haciendas, climb a snow-capped volcano, or enjoy a peaceful canoe on a blackwater lake in the rainforest.

Ecuador may be small in size but encompasses a wide variety of ecosystems to explore in close proximity. A JOURNEYS Ecuador trip also combines wonderfully with Galapagos cruises and trips to Peru & Machu Pichu. We specialize in custom itineraries and will be happy to share our knowledge and experience to help you plan the perfect trip.