Ecuador and Its Galápagos Islands (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Quito, Ecuador to Quito, Ecuador
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Quito, Ecuador

¡Bienvenido a Ecuador! South America's Most Biodiverse Country. Take free time today to relax and prepare for your upcoming Galápagos adventure, or walk through the historic city to sample ceviche or helado (Latin-American ice cream). Dine out tonight or ask about the best clubs for music and dancing.

Quito, Ecuador

A Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues, and Two Hemispheres in One Day. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with delicious regional cuisine. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Quito, Ecuador
Air travel
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

The Theory of Evolution—and Giant Babies. This morning, take a flight to the Galápagos island of Baltra where you'll embark on your five-day cruise aboard the Treasure of Galápagos. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Santiago Island, Ecuador
Bartolome Island, Ecuador

Volcanos, Marine Life, and Lunar Landscapes. This afternoon, cruise to Bartolomé Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Isla North Seymour, Ecuador
Isla Mosquera, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Masterful Marine Iguanas and Birds of a Different Color. This afternoon, cruise for the sandy beach of Mosquera Islet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

South Plaza, Ecuador
Cerro Brujo, Ecuador

Tracing Darwin's Footsteps and Audubon's Muses. This afternoon, cruise to Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

The Geological Genesis of a Magical Archipelago. This afternoon, you'll say farewell to the magical islands of Galápagos and fly to Quito. This evening, spend free time relaxing or enjoy one of Quito's many fine restaurants. (Breakfast)

Quito, Ecuador

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Ecuador and Its Galápagos Islands map

About the Ship

Avalon Suite Ship
Treasure of Galapagos

Chartered exclusively for Avalon guests, the Treasure of Galapagos features spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of the region.

What's Included


  • Air-conditioned

  • Expert crew and multilingual Naturalist Expedition lectures on board

  • Indoor lounge & bar

  • Shaded outdoor lounge & bar Observation area

  • 24-hour complimentary water, tea, coffee

Not Included

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About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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