Access the Real Quito
Guests who cruise aboard the Grace will experience the islands the way Darwin did in the past: personally and privately, but with the added distinction, comfort and elegance of today. Refined yet adventurous and agile, it’s no wonder Princess Grace Kelly selected this ship for her royal honeymoon.
With a focus on Galapagos immersion, Grace of fers expanded deck space, naturalist guides with 15+ years of experience, and itineraries crafted for maximum wildlife encounters
Take in Galapagos from Princess Grace’s former yacht, a modern symbol of her timeless style.
Experience unmatched Galapagos itineraries crafted for maximum wildlife encounters.
Bask in expanded space, supreme comfort, and ultimate privacy aboard our 16-Guest yacht.
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- Day 1: TuesdayAM | PM: Shared transfer service from Quito to Mashpi Lodge, arrival at lunch and afternoon activities. Overnight at lodge
- Day 2: WednesdayAM | PM: Full day activities at Mashpi Lodge. Overnight at lodge.
- Day 3: ThursdayAM | PM: Late morning, shared transfer service to the city of Quito. Box Lunch included.
- Day 4: FridayAM | PM: Transfer from your hotel to the airport for Galapagos ﬂight.
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For those of you who have very little time aside from the time you will spend in the Galapagos Islands, this package is designed to allow you to spend the very minimum amount of time required in mainland Ecuador for getting to and from the Islands. We guarantee a hassle-free experience by insuring that you are taken care of from the moment you arrive to Ecuador until the moment you return home.
Whether you are staying in Quito, Ecuador's capital, or in the coastal city of Guayaquil, on our full-day tours you can enjoy the best of the nearby surroundings of these 2 cities. This includes majestic landscapes and the incredible bio-diversity of the Ecuadorian Andes and Coast, combined with the various fascinating indigenous cultures & markets.
Explore a place where you can encounter 400 species of birds, or see trees and frogs found nowhere else in the world. Beautiful rivers and waterfalls surround your lodge, as felines and other fascinating mammals roam the vicinities. This paradise is just a couple of hours away from Quito.
The avenue of volcanoes is an area of outstanding ecological and cultural importance in Ecuador, with a unique natural beauty that includes mountainous landscapes and incredible views of majestic volcanoes. It is known as the 'Province of the lakes', where countless villages of artisans are found. Stay at famed 400 year-old haciendas, which give you a real ﬂavor of the region with time to go horseback riding, visit craft villages or relax at your beautiful country inn.
Ecuador offers some of the finest lodges and habitat found anywhere in the Amazon basin. These lodges are run by friendly staff known for their great service and food. You can enjoy naturalist-guided rain forest hikes, canoe trips and bird watching on canopy walks. Meeting the native families of this wilderness is an experience to treasure.
Cuenca, a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site, is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador. Surrounded by low hills and crossed by 4 rivers, this city maintains its historical colonial buildings and architecture, with its churches and cathedrals as very fine examples of a colonial Andean city. Combine this with Guayaquil, the vibrant, commercial heart of the country.
Explore the land where the Cacao plant was first turned into the food of the Gods. We will venture into the hot and humid environment that is essential to grow the most flavorful cocoa beans around the planet, follow chocolate's progress throughout history with our partner, award winning Pacari, and discover the artful process involved to turn the cacao bean into the prized and varied delicacy we enjoy today.
Experience the Galapagos from a different perspective - by land. Unwind from your Galapagos cruise by choosing an island-based hotel stay from where to travel on day trips to nearby islands. Amazing properties await!
Trek on the world's second highest mountain range which extends hundreds of kilometers inland and soars thousands of meters upward. Be astonished by the sights of snow-capped volcanoes, lakes, charming haciendas and the timeless charm of indigenous communities.
This extended tour of the andean haciendas in the avenue of volcanoes lets you dive deeper and have more time to relax and enjoy all there is to visit in the surroundings. Perfect for those who want a week away in mainland Ecuador.