Small group tour operator Odysseys Unlimited has announced a new itinerary in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, with an optional extension to the Amazonian rainforest.
Called Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, the new 11-day cruise and land itinerary launches February 9. Limited to 10 to 16 guests, the trip will explore the destination’s artisan culture, colonial heritage, natural beauty and singular wildlife and birdlife. Led by an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director, the itinerary will take in the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Quito, Ecuador’s capital; and Cuenca, where guests visit with local artisans; Otavalo in the Andean highlands, home to Latin America’s largest indigenous market; coastal Guayaquil; and a three-night cruise aboard the newly built luxury catamaran Galapagos Elite.
During the trip guests will have the chance to encounter the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, such as the Galapagos giant tortoise, flightless cormorant, blue-footed booby, Darwin’s finches and the Galapagos sea lion. Scheduled departures will be available through November 2020. An optional three-day Amazon rainforest extension will explore Ecuador’s diverse Amazon basin, home of indigenous Amazonians.
Rates start from $59,72 air, land and cruise inclusive for the 11-day itinerary, and $1,495 for the optional Amazon rainforest extension. The company offers fully refundable deposits up to 95 or 155 day before departure (depending on the tour), and savings of $100 to $300 per trip for repeat guests.