Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

  • Explore the lush cloud forest of Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve and discover life in the tree tops, trek along trails, listen to animal calls, and bathe in pure waterfalls
  • Travel into the highlands of Ecuador to the historic Hacienda Zuleta to encounter local cultures and bike, hike and horseback ride through the lush landscapes
  • Take in the Tulipe Archaeological Site, originally built by the Yumbo people between 800 and 1660 CE, who may have migrated to the Amazon basin after the Pichincha Volcano erupted in 1660
  • On a four-night cruise of the fabled Galapagos Islands aboard the Yacht La Pinta, savor close-up encounters with the unique and amazing wildlife from iguanas to seals both on the volcanic islands and surrounding waters
  • For another perspective, stay on Santa Cruz Island at a safari camp and visit collapsed twin craters and one of the few Scalesia forests that remains almost intact as well as meet the tortoises wandering around and see the stunning finches and vermilion fly catchers flitting about