Arranging your extensions

Of course, you might have your own ideas - and we'd be pleased to help you make the necessary arrangements.  Just let us know.

Otherwise, here are some of the more fascinating opportunities for extensions that we've helped arranged in the past.  Though we are Galapagos experts, over the years, we've developed a certain knowledge over extension options such as those below.

1.  Otavalo Indian Crafts market and surrounding areas.

Catering to both visitors and locals, this market offers a vibrant display of day to day life in an important Andean town while at the same time offering little discoveries to day trippers.  The market can be visited as a long day trip from Quito, but preferably as an overnighter.

Otavalo beansOtavalo market - embroidery

2.  The Cloud Forest.

We recommend spending 2 nights in the cloud forest - giving you at least one full day to explore this unique ecosystem (I'll never forget the 3 foot / 1 metre earthworm myself!).   Plenty of birds, and beautiful forests - good for hiking, horseback or simply chilling out.

3. Papallacta Andean hot springs

Very cozy cabins around a high altitude hot spring, and walks along trails in the paramo.  Perhaps you'll spot a condor?  We recommend 2 nights there to take the time to enjoy, and relax - though you could take it in on an overnighter.

Papallacta hot springs

4.  The Amazon basin

Ecuador boasts several fascinating jungle lodges.  Typically plan on at least 3 nights, preferable 4-5, to enjoy this experience to the fullest.

Amazon

5.  Machu Picchu and Cuzco

Heart of the Inca empire - these UNESCO World Heritage sites are well known places in Peru.    Typically, you'll need about 4-5 days to visit these places.   We can help you make all the necessary arrangements, including flights, hotels and transfers.

Machu Picchu

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Hola Heather!  Just to let you know that everything about our trip & time on the Samba (May 6-13) was better than perfect. First up, the roses in our hotel rooms was a lovely welcome surprise and everything went swimmngly well. Heather, the whole experience was second to none and your attention to detail really paid off. Thank you, & muchas gracias for your very big part in making this the trip of a lifetime. I am so glad I picked up on your name on Tripadvisor and in relation to the Samba. I wouldn't have wanted to be on a different boat that's for sure, she was beautiful. I also must praise the crew who were simply amazing. I did not expect or want to be spoilt, but we were, by every crew member.

Catherine G

 

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