Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

From the lush, tropical Amazon jungle to the imposing summits of the Andes mountains, from the elegant cosmopolitan city of Quito to the splendid rural paradors of Otavalo, from bustling artisan markets to serene landscapes, Ecuador is truly “A land for all seasons.”

If hiking is your pleasure, you will want to explore Cotopaxi National Park. The Cotopaxi volcano serves as the centerpiece of the park and there are a number of hiking options for all levels.

Shopping for local, handcrafted goods peak your interest? Located 70 miles north of Quito via a very scenic highway, Otavalo is home to the most colorful Indian market in South America where you will find a great variety of homespun woolen material, tapestries, embroidered blouses and skirts and filigreed silver.

For a once in a lifetime experience viewing wildlife species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth, you must visit the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Because of the unique geography of the islands, the Galapagos have become a wildlife sanctuary where you can see penguins and seals from the polar regions co-existing with the most tropical of birds and beasts. Truly a unique and amazing experience not to be missed!

Contact our Custom Tour Design Specialists today at 262-275-6873 or and let us prepare your memorable adventure to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands today.

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Galapagos Cruises

GL Tours works directly with a wide-variety of ships and hotels in the Galapagos.  This is a brief listing of our most requested cruises.  We hope this helps introduce you to the possiblities available.  Discuss your ideal Galapagos Cruise with one of our Galapagos experts, who can make more recommendations for your trip.


 m/c Ocean Spray  |  m/c Cormorant

Luxury 16 passenger catamarans feature spacious cabins with large picture windows and some with balconies – a unique feature on these high-end motor catamarans.

m/v Legend

A 100-passenger first class expedition ship.  A Galapagos classic.  The Legend offers 3, 4 or 7 night itineraries, led by excellent naturalist guides. A great choice for families, couples or solo travelers.  GL Tours suggests Jr. Suite cabins with large panoramic windows or the Balcony Suite.

m/t Camila

The newly constructed Camila is elegant, swift and silent at sea. A motorized trimaran, the Camila is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, and Jacuzzi. On the Camila, you will learn about the remarkable Natural History of Galapagos, from guides who are knowledgeable about biology and ecology in addition to having excellent language skills and client reviews.

m/t Camila


m/v Origin

This newly built mega-yacht made her debut in 2016.   One of the leaders of sustainable cruising in the Galapagos, the Origin is fuel efficient and comfortable.  All 10 staterooms located on the main deck with climate control, biodegradable soaps and shampoos.  Some inter-connecting cabins for families are available.

m/v Santa Cruz II

A newer arrival to the Galapagos fleet, this luxury cruiser has ample social areas both indoors and outdoors to accommodate her 90 guests.  Comfortable amenities and a well-stocked library, the Santa Cruz II is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity.

m/y Coral I & II

These twin yachts are an excellent choice for convenience and value.  Offering:  3, 4 or 7 night itineraries;  charming outdoor spaces;  and exceptional service.   A capacity for 20 and 36 guests respectively, GL Tours suggests the Junior or Standard Plus cabins.

 For inspiration and ideas, explore these Sample Journeys: