Ecuador & Galapagos
Join Brian & Dee Keating on an extraordinary adventure to the Galapagos Islands and the highlands of Ecuador.
Experience a two-night stay in Quito (Jan 23 - 25) alongside Santiago Martinez, our local partner from Civilized Adventures, who will serve as your attentive host and guide, ensuring your well-being throughout. Walk the vibrant streets of historic Quito, where indigenous and European traditions meet in the architecture and pulse of daily life. Keating will be waiting for you in the Galapagos Islands.
Spend 7 nights on the Ocean Spray luxury yacht, as we visit all the favorite islands of the Galapagos. The 16 passenger M/V Ocean Spray Catamaran has a sleek, fully redesigned interior, and is one of the best options for enjoying the Galapagos Islands in style. Ocean Spray was built for comfort and stability, offering plenty of space per guest onboard with high-end facilities and amenities. It has a bright, welcoming briefing area for enriching lectures and talks given by dedicated, top-ranked Naturalist Guides on board as well as with our very own Brian Keating! Your days in Galapagos will be filled with activities guided by our local expert naturalists with a passion for the preservation of the unique ecology of this otherworldly archipelago. Snorkel with colorful tropical fish and always keep a watchful eye for sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, dolphins and whales.
On your final three-nights enjoy the charm of Otavalo and its surroundings area, situated between the rainforest and the coast in the highlands of Ecuador. Many of the inhabitants of the area continue to practice traditional ways of life, including retaining their Quechua language, wearing traditional garments, and practicing age-old occupations. In a tradition that pre-dates the arrival of the Incas, Otavalo weavers are famous for their wool ponchos, blankets, and wall coverings.