Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour
Ecuador's Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture
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Traverse the Amazon on a river cruise, each bend uncovering exotic sights and species. Witness snow-covered volcanoes on walks in the towering Andes. Discover the Galápagos Islands by kayak and on foot, revealing a white-sand wonderland teeming with life. One trip. So many ways to explore.
- Experience three amazing trips in one—an epic journey through Ecuador's unequaled biodiversity, history and culture
- Cruise in luxury through the Amazon and encounter some of the most unique creatures on the planet by foot and kayak
- Swim, snorkel and kayak in the Galápagos Islands alongside extraordinary wildlife, like sea lions, sea turtles and even reef sharks
- Hike in the Andes for breathtaking views of snowcapped volcanoes and remnants of ancient civilizations
Days 1-3 Journey to the Amazon and board the luxurious Anakonda ship | Voyage into the rain forest before an evening walk among the nocturnal jungle life | Explore | Pañayacu River Delta's unique ecosystem in motorized canoes and kayak a canopied river | Walk remote jungle trails watching for squirrel monkeys, toucans and macaws | Visit one of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles in all of Amazonia—a salt lick that attracts flocks of parrots and parakeets | Engage with a group of indigenous Kichwa women who share their customs, cuisine and stories | Climb a canopy tower high above the treetops.
Days 4-6 Deep in the Andean highlands, you're welcomed at spectacular Hacienda Zuleta by Fernando Polanco, grandson of an Ecuadorian president | Experience history and warm hospitality at this exclusive 4,000-acre working farm | Hike through the Zuleta Valley's lush pastureland amid volcano vistas and pre-Inca ruins to a project that reintroduces captive Andean condors into the wild | Visit Zuleta's embroidery shop—local women are renowned for their fine needlework.
Days 7-11 Travel from the Ecuadorian mainland to the Enchanted Islands, as the Galápagos are known | Board a yacht to explore an uninhabited Galápagos island | Walk through Santa Cruz Island's lush highlands, home to docile giant tortoises | With an expert local naturalist at your side, explore islands brimming with blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and frigate birds | Explore a lava tunnel, one of the unique geological features on the island | Kayak and snorkel while keeping an eye out for sea turtles, sea lions, reef sharks and colorful fish.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
In contrast to our usual land-only based trips, which have similar room categories, the Anakonda Amazon Ship offers two different suite stateroom categories; Deluxe and Standard. The 4 top-tier Deluxe Suites often fill fast so book as early as possible if this is important to you.
Also note that the Galápagos Special Administrative Region Council has postponed until further notice their previously announced requirement that all visitors must provide proof of health insurance covering the duration of their stay in the Galápagos Islands.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more Guests: from $9,399 pp dbl occ
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