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Amazon Jungle:  7-Day Extension

Add 5-days/4-nights in the Amazon Jungle and 2 days in Quito

INCA’s Amazon option blends adventure with education, pristine wilderness with creature comforts, and global perspective with local expertise for an ideal complement to your Galápagos experience.

In the Amazon Basin you will explore a complex and unique ecosystem while being treated to a luxurious stay at Napo Wildlife Center. Nestled among the rainforest’s dense vegetation, Napo Wildlife Center harbors a truly mind-boggling number of species, including over 1,450 species of birds – many that exist nowhere else in the world.  

After your Galápagos Islands adventure, enjoy a relaxing day on your own to explore Quito’s capital city.  Walk the Old Town, visit the artisanal market, or dine in one of Quito’s excellent restaurants.

You will then spend five days experiencing this diverse and fragile wonder-of-the-world, accompanied by highly-qualified English-speaking guides.  You may choose to explore the jungle from the lodge’s miles of pristine hiking trails, a dugout canoe, a canopy walk situated high above the rainforest floor, or even from one of the lodge’s scenic balconies.  

Extension Itinerary

Days 1-2: Upon arrival from Galápagos, transfer to downtown Quito. Balance of the day is at your leisure. Next day, you have a full day to explore Quito area on your own or enjoy a pre-arranged private guided tour.  Overnight at Hilton Colón Quito. 

Days 3-6: Flight to Ecuador’s Upper Amazon Basin.  Travel down the Rio Napo by canoe to Napo Wildlife Center.  Spend the next four days taking in sights and sounds of the jungle.

Day 7:  Return canoe trip up the Rio Napo for your flight back to Quito Airport where you connect to your homeward bound flight.

Extension Price

$2095 per person, double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $1095
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Hacienda Zuleta: 3-Day Extension

 Add two nights at an enchanting historic, working hacienda

Hacienda Zuleta is a stunning property located on a 4,000 acre working farm.  The hacienda is nestled in a breathtaking valley, and features 15 beautifully decorated rooms.  Guests are treated to a relaxing atmosphere, lush gardens, and rich cultural experiences along with delicious home-cooked Ecuadorian cuisine.  All meals are prepared with organic ingredients produced within the hacienda’s grounds.

During your stay, explore Zuleta’s extensive estate by taking part in a variety of activities including walks and hikes in the village and the forest.  Stroll through the gardens, tour the hacienda’s dairy, peruse the handicraft shop, observe the daily happenings of the farm, or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.  For a more active stay, mountain biking, horseback riding, embroidery classes and cooking classes can be organized for additional fees.   

The Hacienda is home to a variety wildlife, including the Andean condor and giant hummingbird.  You may even catch a glimpse of a spectacled bear, South America’s only bear species.  Be sure to make a visit to Condor Huasi Project, Hacienda Zuleta’s celebrated condor rehabilitation program.

Extension Itinerary (may also be added before Galápagos)

Day 1: Return to Quito from Galápagos Islands.  Private transfer from the airport to Hacienda Zuleta for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Explore the miles of trails around Zuleta by horseback, mountain bike, or foot. Visit the women's community embroidery project and the Condor Huasi Project.  Tour the working farm and learn about cheese making at the cheese factory, or fishing at the trout farm. Or relax by one of the fire places with a glass of wine.  Overnight at Hacienda Zuleta.

Day 3: Spend the morning at Hacienda Zuleta.  After lunch, visit Otavalo town en route to Quito airport for your flight home.

Extension Price 

Standard Double $1095 per person | Deluxe Double $1335 per person
Single Supplement Standard $655, Deluxe $725 (1 guest) | Standard $275, Deluxe $345 (2 or more guests)
Add additional nights at Hacienda Zuleta from $310 Double per person | from $405 Single
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Ecuadorian Countryside: 3-Day Extension

 Add three days of countryside relaxation and cultural exploration

This cultural journey highlights indigenous craftspeople, markets and villages located in the Avenue of Volcanoes just north of Quito.  On this adventure you will spend your days exploring indigenous villages, each known for a particular handicraft.  In the evenings, relax in an elegant suite at La Mirage Garden Hotel and Spa, known for fine dining, luxurious spa amenities, and excellent service.

Visit indigenous markets where skilled artisans have worked to master and preserve traditional crafts such as weaving, embroidery, woodcarving, and leather work.  When visiting the famed Otavalo market, you will be awash in artisan stalls selling colorful handmade textiles and paintings, beautiful jewelry, and skillfully-crafted leather goods.

La Mirage is set in a five-acre herb and flower garden at the base of Volcan Cotacachi just north of Otavalo.  Located on the grounds of a 200-year old hacienda, La Mirage is celebrated for its’ beautiful architecture, uniquely decorated rooms, delicious cuisine, massages and exceptional service.  Each night of your stay will include a sumptuous four-course dinner featuring locally-produced ingredients – some grown in La Mirage’s very own gardens.

Extension Itinerary (may also be added before Galápagos)

Day 1: Return to Quito from Galápagos Islands.  Private transfer from the airport to La Mirage.  Dinner and Overnight at La Mirage.

Day 2: Visit the famous Otavalo market.  Lunch in town.  Dinner and overnight at La Mirage.

Day 3: En route back to Quito, enjoy lunch in town and stop at highland villages such as Peguche to watch traditional backstrap weaving, and Cotacachi for leather crafts.  During your journey back to Quito, enjoy beautiful views of rose plantations, Cayambe Volcano, and Lago San Pablo.  Arrive at airport for your flight home.

Extension Price 

Standard Double $1050 per person | Deluxe Double $1220 per person
Single Supplement Standard $765, Deluxe $1160 (1 guest) | Standard $340, Deluxe $730 (3+ guests)
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Machu Picchu: 6-Day Extension

 Add a visit to Machu Picchu to your Galapagos Adventure

Enhance your Galapagos adventure with an in-depth visit to incomparable Machu Picchu, not just a quick glance.  Begin with an overnight in Lima, Peru, then fly to Cusco for a walking tour of this historic city.  Explore the ruins Sacsayhuaman—an Incan fortress overlooking the city of Cusco, featuring impressive stonemasonry as well as breathtaking views of the city below.  In the evening, relax at a contemporary hacienda-style hotel located in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

The next morning, catch the early train to Aguas Calientes for a 3-day/2-night stay at Machu Picchu.  During your stay, explore this famous site with the assistance of a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.  Contemplate the ruins at your own pace, visit the Inca Bridge, hike to the Sun Gate, or take optional hikes with your guide to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.

Extension Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Lima, Peru, overnight in Lima.

Day 2: Fly to Cusco, enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Cusco, visit Sacsayhuaman en route to Urubamba Valley. Overnight in the Urubamba Valley.

Days 3-4: Take a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu for a three-day visit of the ruins.  Take in Machu Picchu’s extraordinary sights and history with the assistance of an expert guide. You will also have the opportunity to hike up Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu, or just take time to relax and enjoy this amazing site at your leisure.

Day 5: Afternoon train ride from Machu Picchu to Cusco.  Overnight in Cusco.

Day 6: Fly from Cusco to Quito, Ecuador via Lima and begin your Galápagos adventure.

Extension Price 

Double $4,300 per person
Single Supplement $1,365 (2 or more guests)
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Peru: 10-Day Extension

Add ten days of adventure featuring highlights of both ancient and modern-day Peru

Combine two of the world's wonders in one adventure: Peru and the Galápagos Islands.  In Peru, visit Lima's museums, walk Cusco's Incan streets, explore the Urubamba Valley's towns and as well as the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.  Your trip will culminate with three days and two nights of exploration at Machu Picchu.

This extended Peruvian adventure enables you to delve into the country’s multifaceted history and culture.  You will explore the arts, culture, and legacy of pre-Incan, Incan, and Spanish colonial eras, as well as modern-day Peru.  This adventure will enable you to truly take in the essence of the country and savor its vast and breathtaking landscapes.

Extension Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Lima, Peru, overnight in Lima.

Day 2: Tour historic Lima.  Visit National Museum of Archaeology and Larco Museum.  

Day 3: Fly to Cusco.  Walking tour of Cusco and enjoy a traditional Peruvian-style dinner.

Day 4: Visit Cusco’s central market, Inca Museum, and Archbishop’s Palace.  Afternoon visit to Sacsayhuaman with a private ceremony with a shaman among the ancient ruins.

Day 5: Visit ruins of Tambo Machay.  In Urubamba Valley, explore Pisac village and its ruins.

Day 6: Explore Ollantaytambo village and ruins.  Visit to Chinchero market with a traditional weaving demonstration

Days 7-8          Spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu for a three-day visit.  Here you will take in Machu Picchu’s extraordinary sights and history with the assistance of an expert guide.  You will also have the opportunity to hike up Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu.

Day 9: Afternoon train ride from Machu Picchu to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 10: Fly from Cusco to Quito, Ecuador via Lima and begin your Galápagos adventure.

Extension Price 

Double $6,900 per person
Single Supplement $2,070 (2 or more guests)

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Quito City Extensions

City Stay - 1-Night Extension

After staying a night in Quito, have a full day tour of Ecuador’s capital city surrounded by volcanoes.  With a private guide and driver, choose from among several possibilities to suit your interests and the weather.  Most common: a morning tour of Quito’s historic Old Town: visit La Campañia, Basillica, Museo del Alabado and Panecillo.  Afternoon ride up the cable car to a spectacular panoramic view of Quito, then visit the museum installation of Ecuadorian artist Guayasamín.  Or head to the Equatorial monument to straddle two hemispheres.  Lunch is on your own to maximize Quito’s dining options.

Extension Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Quito, Ecuador.  Transfer to Hilton Colón Quito for overnight.

Day 2: Full day private, guided tour of Quito.  Lunch and dinner on your own.  Join your scheduled Galápagos adventure with overnight at Hilton Colón Quito*.

Extension Price

Double $395 per person
Single Supplement $340 (1 guest) $115 (3 or more guests)

Quito Private City Tours

With a private guide and vehicle, tour Ecuador’s capital city.  Includes all admissions. Half-day is 3.5 hours and full-day is 8 hours.  Lunch is on your own to maximize Quito’s dining options.

Half Day           Explore Quito’s Old Town. Visit La Campañia, Basillica, Museo del Alabado and Panecillo.

Price                 1 guest $215 | 2 guests $120 per person | 3 guests $90 per person | 4+ $75 per person

 

Full Day            Explore Quito’s Old Town, then spend the afternoon in extended Quito. Select from cable car ride, museums, Equatorial Monument visit (see City Stay description above).

Price                 1 guest $495 | 2 guests $285 per person | 3 guests $215 per person | 4+ $175 per person


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