Private Tour: Adventure in Columbus Archipelago in 10 nights - Quito - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Experiencing a journey combining colourful urban landscapes and lush natural surroundings.
  • Soaking up Ecuadorian culture and taste its spicy cuisine.
  • Treading on the soil of the islands and learning more about the history of the Charles Darwin Research Station.

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Your itinerary in brief

Pack your bags and discover Ecuador, a country with a rich history and incredible landscapes. Start your journey in Quito, then take the road to Cotacachi and Baños. You'll pass through some spectacular places and reach the Galapagos Islands to enjoy its beaches and spectacular wildlife.

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Quito
Day 2: Quito
Day 3: Otavalo - Cotacachi
Day 4: Cotacachi - Baños
Day 5: Baños - Quito
Day 6: Flight to the Galapagos Islands and Santa Cruz
Days 7 and 8: Sailing around the islands
Day 9: Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Station
Day 10: Transfer to Baltra airport and return to Quito
Day 11: Departure

Please note that the order of activities may be changed without affecting the interest of the programme.

Your itinerary in detail


Quito is a city with a rich history, hiding the most fascinating legends, forbidden love stories, plans for political insurrection, and much more.
Discover the different styles of architecture in the old town, stroll the streets and meet the craftsmen who have kept traditions alive for centuries.

  • Private transfer from airport to hotel
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category



  • Private visit to the churches of La Compañia, San Francisco and the Basilica
  • Chocolate tasting 
  • Visit to the Middle of the World monument
  • Visit to the Intiñan Museum
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast and lunch included



Discover the quaint town of Cotacachi in Ecuador, nestled between lush mountains and the shores of Cuicocha Lake. Immerse yourself in the vibrant indigenous culture, explore artisan workshops known for fine leather goods, and relish the serene beauty of this Andean destination, inviting you to experience the authentic charm of Ecuador's highlands.

  • Transfer to Otovalo
  • Visit to the Ponchos indigenous market
  • Transfer to Cotacachi
  • Short hike around Lake Cotacachi
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast included

Day 4: Cotacachi - Baños

Explore the scenic beauty and adventure hub of Baños, Ecuador, situated beneath the towering Tungurahua volcano. Indulge in thermal baths, chase waterfalls along the Route of the Waterfalls, and engage in outdoor activities like zip-lining and hiking, as Baños beckons with its breathtaking landscapes and a myriad of adrenaline-pumping experiences.

  • Visit to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Climb to the Jose F. Rivas refuge (weather permitting)
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included



  • Visit to Pailón del Diablo
  • Tranfer to Baños
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast included


Embark on a unique adventure to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, where pristine landscapes and extraordinary wildlife await exploration. Encounter iconic species like the giant tortoise, marine iguana, and blue-footed booby, and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, as the Galápagos Islands offer an unparalleled experience in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Filghts from Quito to Galapagos
  • Transfer to a Turtle Ranch
  • Visit to Puerto Ayora
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast and lunch included

Days 7 and 8: Sailing around the islands

On both days, after breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to ONE of these iconic islands near Santa Cruz: Bartolomé Island, North Seymour, Plazas Islands, or Santa Fé.


Important note: the day trip may vary according to availability, changes and/or instructions from the Galapagos National Park, or weather conditions.


  • Day's sailing to destination
  • Free time to do some hiking or snorkelling
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast included

Please note: The excursion to Bartolomé Island will include a moderately steep climb aided by a wooden staircase, rest platforms and handrails. 


Embark on a journey to Tortuga Bay in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, where pristine white sands meet turquoise waters, creating a tranquil paradise. Encounter marine iguanas, relax on the beach, and snorkel in the crystal-clear bay, as Tortuga Bay invites you to experience the untouched beauty of the Galápagos archipelago.

  • Tour of Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast included


  • Transfer to Baltra airport
  • Flight to Quito
  • Night at hotel of your chosen category
  • Breakfast included



  • Breakfast included
  • Private transfer to airport

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

During your getaway, you'll have a choice of Superior, First Class or Luxury accommodation.

Your hotels:

Superior category:

Quito: Ikala Quito 4*

Baños: Sangay 4*

Galapagos Islands: La Isla 4*

Quito airport: San José Puembo 5*


First Class category:

Quito: Patio Andaluz 5* In Baños: Samari 5* In Galapagos

Baños: Samari 5*

Galapagos Islands: Ikala Galapagos 4*

Quito airport: Holiday Inn 5*

Luxury category:

Quito: Illa Experience Hotel 5* (level 2 Sustainable Travel)

Baños: Luna Volcan 4* (level 3 Sustainable Travel)

Galapagos: Finch Bay 5* (level 3 Sustainable Travel)

Quito airport: La Palma 5* (level 2 Sustainable Travel)

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply. 

Your dining choices

You'll be delighted with your breakfast board, so you can start every morning on the right foot.

Included excursions

English Guide

Included excursions

Learn all about the flora and fauna of this magnificent place that's like none other with the help of an English guide.

Your journey to Ecuador


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations


A city located high in the Andes, cosmopolitan Quito is a city of contrasts. Expect a warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture with market stands and artisans mixed with a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene. The city's historic centre is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can discover the Carondelet Palace, the Basilica del Voto Nacional, the Botanical Gardens and the Plaza Grande.


Visit the Quito Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Archbishop's Palace. Be sure not to miss a jacchigua show and try llapiganchos (fried potato pancakes). Head to Mitad del Mundi, where you'll visit the monument to the Equator - Quito is sure to win you over!

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Please note when packing:

Comfortable, lightweight clothing, windproof jackets, swimwear and comfortable walking shoes are useful for visiting the Amazon.
Warmer clothing is necessary for stays in Quito and the mountainous regions of the Andes. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or clothes that are too short when visiting religious or official buildings.
Sun protection, sunglasses, a small rucksack, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

The price includes:

  • Superior, First Class or Luxury accommodation (depending on the package chosen)
  • Breakfast package
  • Entrance fees and activities according to the programme, such as the Galapagos National Park or the Ibataca Canal (see description)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • English and Spanish-speaking driver-guide
  • Ecuadorian telephone number (chip) with 500MB per person per day
  • Baltra - Ibataca bus
  • Ferry on the Ibataca canal
  • Flight Quito - Galapagos - Quito
  • Assistance with boarding procedures at Quito and Baltra airports
  • Assistance at destination 24/7
  • Transport and private transfers according to the programme


The price does not include:

  • International air tickets to Ecuador
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Additional activities or visits not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Medical services and personal travel insurance
  • Everything not mentioned in "price includes

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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