Extend Your Stay

Extend your stay in Ecuador or Peru

While this trip is focused on Galapagos, Ecuador has an amazing breadth of environments in a small area. The highlands landscapes and cultures, the Amazon's riches, and the capitol's heritage are the most popular additions to Galapagos.   Peru is also an easy addition.


Quito City

Quito City

Quito City Stay

City Stay - 1-Night Extension

Explore Ecuador's historic capital city

After staying a night in Quito, enjoy a full day tour of Ecuador’s capital city, nestled in a narrow valley 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 UNESCO Heritage 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 famed Ecuadorian artist Guayasamín.  Or head to the Equatorial monument to straddle two hemispheres.  Lunch and dinner are on your own so you may select for your personal dining preferences—we will gladly make reservations. NOTE: one of the nights in Quito (at Wyndham Quito Airport) is already included in your Galapagos package and is upgraded for extension.

Extension Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Quito, Ecuador from either home or the Galapagos. Transfer to Hilton Colón Quito or Casa Gangotena for overnight.

Day 2
Full day private, guided tour of Quito.  Lunch and dinner on your own so you may select from the many cuisines of Quito. Overnight at Hilton Colón Quito or Casa Gangotena. The following morning, fly to Galapagos or to home.

Extension Price

2 guests, double occupancy per person: Hilton Colón Quito $510 | Casa Gangotena $910
4 guests, double occupancy per person: Hilton Colón Quito $400 | Casa Gangotena $750
Single Supplement: Hilton Colón Quito $185 | Casa Gangotena $500
Rates include upgrade from Wyndham Quito Airport
Contact us for Solo Traveler rates

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 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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Historic street car at El Parque Historico

Historic street car at El Parque Historico

Guayaquil City Stay

City Stay - 1 night extension

Explore Ecuador's port city

Enjoy a full day tour of Ecuador’s coastal port city. With your private guide and driver, you can choose from several possibilities to suit your interests and the weather. Tours can be tailored towards art, culture or history. Tour historic colonial Guayaquil, see iguanas up-close in the famous Iguana Park, walk the Malecón 2000 boardwalk, visit the Museum of Art and Anthropology, climb the 444 steps through Las Peñas neighborhood to the top of Santa Ana Hill. Visit Parque Histórico colonial buildings, botanical garden and wildlife. Lunch and dinner are on your own so you may select for your personal dining preferences—we will gladly make reservations. NOTE: one of the nights in Guayaquil is already included at Oro Verde in your Galapagos package.

Extension Itinerary (may be added before or after Galápagos)

Day 1
Fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Transfer to Oro Verde Guayaquil or Hotel del Parque.

Day 2
Full day private, guided tour of Guayaquil. Join your scheduled Galápagos adventure with overnight at Oro Verde Guayaquil or Hotel del Parque. Transfer to the airport the next morning.

Extension Price 

2 guests, double occupancy, per person: Oro Verde $315 | Hotel del Parque $415
4 guests, double occupancy, per person: Oro Verde $265 | Hotel del Parque $365
Hotel del Parque rate includes upgrade for night included in your Galapagos package

Single Supplement 

Oro Verde $120 | Hotel El Parque $400

Guayaquil Private City Tours

With a private guide and vehicle, tour Ecuador’s port city. Includes all admissions. Half-day is 4 hours and full-day is 7-8 hours and includes lunch.

Half Day          

Explore Guayaquil’s colonial town, visit Malecón 2000 boardwalk, climb Santa Ana Hill.

Price                

1 guest $160 | 2 guests $100 per person | 3 guests $75 per person | 4+ $70 per person

Full Day           

Enjoy a full exploration of Ecuador’s port city. Includes a visit to Parque Histórico* as well as your choice of other local attractions (see City Stay description above). * Weds-Sun for Parque

Price                

1 guest $400 | 2 guests $240 per person | 3 guests $200 per person | 4+ $180 per person

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Giant blue morpho butterfly of Napo region

Giant blue morpho butterfly of Napo region

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 both motorized and paddle 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

Standard double $2040 per person | Suite double $2465 per person
Single Supplement: Standard $1230 | Suite $1290

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Spurs of Zuleta--the working tradition

Spurs of Zuleta--the working tradition

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 $1295 per person | Jr. Suite double $1425 per person
Single Supplement: Standard $175 | Deluxe $240 | Jr. Suite $280
Contact us for Children's rates and Solo Traveler rates
Add additional nights at Hacienda Zuleta include complementary activity
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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Machu Picchu

5-Day Extension

Add a visit to Machu Picchu to your Galapagos Adventure

Enhance your Galapagos adventure with a visit to incomparable Machu Picchu.  Begin with an overnight in Lima, Peru, then fly to Cusco. Head to Urubamba Valley to 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 2-day exploration of Machu Picchu.  During your stay, discover 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.

Return to Cuzco on the evening train. The next morning, enjoy a walking tour of the capital city of the Incan Empire.  Catch an evening flight to Lima to connect to Ecuador or home.

This extension is offered at a variety of hotels so you may find your ideal luxury to combine with the high level of content.

Extension Itinerary

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

Day 2
Fly to Cusco. Drive to Urubamba Valley and explore the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Urubamba Valley.

Days 3-4
Take a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu for a two-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. Return to Cuzco on the evening of Day 4. 

Day 5
Walking tour of Cuzco. Afternoon flight to Lima to connect to Quito or home.

Extension Price 

2-3 Travelers Double: 5-star hotels $4400 | 4+-star hotels $4100 | 4-star hotels $3700 per person
4+ Travelers Double: 5-star hotels $4000 | 4+-star hotels $3700 | 4-star hotels $3300 per person
Single Supplement: 5-star hotels $1300 | 4+-star hotels $1065 | 4-star hotels $750
Sanctuary Lodge Upgrade: $600 per person double | $1200 single
Hiram Bingham Train Upgrade: $300 per person


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Terraces above Urubamba Valley

Terraces above Urubamba Valley

Peru of the Incas

9-Day Extension

An 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. En route to Urubamba Valley, visit Awana Cancha. Explore Pisac market and Pisac fortress ruins.  

Day 4
Visit to Chinchero market with a traditional weaving demonstration, explore Moray terraces and Maras salt mines. Visit Ollantaytambo ruins and village.

Day 5-6
Spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu for a two-day visit. Here you will take in Machu Picchu’s extraordinary sights and history with the assistance of an expert guide. Option to hike up Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu.

Day 7
Morning train ride from Machu Picchu to Cusco. Afternoon walking tour of Cusco and a traditional Peruvian-style dinner.

Day 8
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 9
Morning free in Cuzco. Fly from Cuzco via Lima to Ecuador and begin your Galápagos adventure, or connect to homeward flights.

Extension Price 

2-3 Travelers Double: 5-star hotels $6600 | 4+-star hotels $6100 | 4-star hotels $5400 per person
4+ Travelers Double: 5-star hotels $5900 | 4+-star hotels $5400 | 4-star hotels $4700 per person
Single Supplement: 5-star hotels $2000 | 4+-star hotels $1600 | 4-star hotels $1100
Sanctuary Lodge Upgrade: $1200 per person double | $2400 single

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