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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All I want to say is that EVERYTHING was PERFECT! Honestly, nothing could have been better!! At the hotel the people, the pick-ups at the airport, the hotel,the rooms - simply perfect.   Our guide, Angelika, was amazing - her knowledge of everything was astonishing. The crew on the boat was terrific.  The only 'problem' I have now is: I want to go again !!!   Thank you very, very much for your role in making this such a fantastic adventure.

 

Dagmar
Toronto.  On the Tip Top II in December

 

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