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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Our family holiday on the Samba rates as one of the very best we have ever had!  We loved that every day was filled from before dawn to bedtime with a combination of activities that everyone enjoyed.  Our guide Santiago Moran was exceptional and worked out very quickly what we all enjoyed.  The crew were brilliant and made our stay on board really comfortable.  I had thought the Galapagos would be a once in a lifetime experience but I am now inspired to go  back and explore the NW having loved the SE itinerary.

Abigail Church, Nairobi

Active Galapagos on the Samba, March 2016

(Abigail and her husband run a high end safari outfit in Eastern Africa - please contact if you would like to be put in touch!)

Abigail Church
Kenya

 

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