October 8 - October 24, 2024

Ecuador &

Escorted By: Donna Rombough

17 Days

41 Meals


CT Rating

A Diverse and Captivating Experience

On this Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands journey, we'll explore Quito, the breathtaking Andes, ancient indigenous culture, rich Spanish colonial history, stunning landscapes, and exquisite artisan crafts. Major highlights of our journey is the two nights we'll spend at Mashpi Lodge in the cloud forest, renowned as one of the top ecological preserves in Ecuador, plus an adventure on the beautiful Yacht Isabela II to unravel the enigma of the Galapagos Islands. We'll delve into the origins of these volcanic wonders, and marvel at the stark beauty of the landscape and its unique flora and fauna. Seals, iguanas, tortoises, and an astonishing variety of birds freely roam in their natural habitat, seemingly putting on a show just for us.

Although close to the equator, the high altitudes in central Ecuador and the cooling currents near the Galapagos mean that we can expect pleasant temperatures. During the cruise we will travel to shore in small boats and will experience a number of wet landings. During the time in the central highlands we will be between 7,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level (altitude sickness is possible). Because of the many different and sometimes difficult conditions, it is vital that all members be fully mobile and in good physical health.

Tour Highlights

  • Historic Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 5 day cruise on the beautiful Yacht Isabela II to experience the wonders of the Galapagos Islands
  • 2 days at Mashpi Lodge, experiencing the cloud forest
  • Highly impressive archaeological site Ingapirca
  • Colonial gem of Cuenca
  • Lively market of Otavalo

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Quito
  • Accommodations in deluxe and best available hotels as indicated, including world renowned Mashpi Lodge
  • 5 day fully inclusive deluxe cruise on Yacht Isabela II
  • 41 meals as shown in the itinerary (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 12 lunches, D - 13 dinners)
  • Services of your journey leader, national and local guides
  • All gratuities, taxes and service fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


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Tour Cost In Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land & Cruise Only* (Join / Leave Quito Hotel)
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Deposit is $2,000 per person. Final payment is due Tuesday June 4, 2024.

*Land & cruise only rate is based on joining the group at the first hotel and leaving the group at the last hotel, and it includes all internal flights. International airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Single supplement for both the cruise and land portions is CA $3,995, with extremely limited availability. Alternatively, single supplement for the land portion only is subject to availability if a single traveller requests to share accommodation during the cruise portion.

Prices are based on taxes, surcharges, airfares and exchange rates effective September 2023 and are subject to change. Tour/Cruise prices are per person, based on sharing a double/twin room at hotels/cruise and a minimum of 20 participants travelling. 

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the terms and conditions for more details.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.