Galapagos Cruises & Lodges
Sea Star Journey / Luxury
Privacy seekers will feel right at home aboard the Sea Star Journey. With only 9 suites and the ability to carry no more than 16 passengers, each guest enjoys both privacy and attentive service. Launched for the first time in 2011, the Sea Star Journey features 2 Jacuzzis, sun decks, a mini spa, and a well-equipped bar. During your visit to several of the Galapagos Islands, you're encouraged to utilize the ship's snorkeling equipment and kayaks to see the region's remarkable wildlife up close.
Galapagos Eclipse / Luxury
This upscale mid-size Galapagos vessel comfortably accommodates 48 passengers offering a stable rid and generous space while maintaining personalized service aboard. Unique to other vessels the group sizes are small with just 12 per naturalist guide and there are a variety of cabin sizes to match each travelers preferences including singles. Enjoy meals served in the main dining room and outdoors on the open-air deck while you enjoy the spectacular ocean views.
La Pinta / Luxury
The Pinta is a high-end Galapagos yacht built to comfortably accommodate 48 passengers, a perfect option for those interested in a larger boat while ensuring a sense of exclusivity aboard. Each cabin is amply spacious and features floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular viewing from the privacy of your room. There is also a Jacuzzi, exercise room and observation lounge available to all guests.
Cormorant Catamaran / Luxury
This modern catamaran was constructed in 2011 and carries up to 16 passengers in its nine rooms, two of which are suites. All but one room features a private balcony, and families or groups will enjoy the option of staying in one of the four adjoining cabins. The top deck is partially covered, giving guests the option to sun, and has a large Jacuzzi. The lovely lounge and dining room are furnished with dark woods and white furniture, and guests can also choose to dine in an outdoor area on the upper deck.
Ocean Spray / Luxury
The most modern boat to sail the Galapagos, the Ocean Spray has eight double rooms and one single room, all with private balconies. This 113-foot long catamaran features a sundeck, a Jacuzzi on the upper deck, and several social areas on its main deck, including a dining area, indoor lounge, and porch. Guests are accompanied by a bilingual Galapagos guide, cruise manager, ship captain, and eight crew members.
Santa Cruz II / Luxury
Newly refurbished, the Santa Cruz II allows you to journey in utmost comfort while ensuring minimum impact on the environment with the latest sustainable advances in sailing. The elegant 50-cabin vessel features 5 spacious decks with indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge bar, complete library, two hot tubs overlooking the ocean and a gym. Its spacious cabins are chicly decorated with picture-size windows for maximum viewing. Special care to ensure the finest cuisine, personalized attention and most expert naturalist guides guarantees a superb Galapagos experience aboard the Santa Cruz II.
Petrel / Luxury
The Petrel catamaran, accommodates just 16 passengers, in its 8 Suites and Staterooms. Each of the cabins has their own balcony, equipped with two chairs and a coffee table. A large lounge on the upper deck and a cozier one on the lower deck give plenty of common space for relaxing with a book from the library or a movie when on board, in addition to the inviting sun deck complete with flexible reclining chairs and indulgent Jacuzzi.
Natural Paradise / Luxury
Built in 2016 this elegant yacht is the newest in the Galapagos and carries just 16 passengers in comfort and safety through the Galapagos. Four of her nine cabins feature private balconies and the main deck suite can be converted into a triple room. 10 crew members and a bilingual naturalist guide guarantee a personalized experience.
Pikaia Lodge / Luxury
The most luxurious property in the Galapagos Islands, Pikaia guarantees high-end comfort and impeccable service for a top-rate, land-based Galapagos adventure. Nestled at the top of an extinct volcano crater on Santa Cruz Island, this brand-new, environmentally conscious eco-lodge offers gorgeous views overlooking the Pacific and Galapagos savanna. During your stay you'll enjoy daily excursions by land and boat on one of the hotel's personal yachts. Afterwards feel free to explore their private Tortoise Reserve independently and soak in the infinity pool while you unwind in spectacular surroundings.
Galapagos Legend / Superior
This larger cruise boat carries up to 100 passengers; its size allows for a more stable sailing experience and a larger crew, meaning services and dining options tend to be more extensive compared to smaller boats. Every cabin is carpeted with air conditioning and suits have panoramic windows. Social areas include an indoor lounge, cocktail bar, children's' play area, and library. The spacious outdoor deck has a small pool, lounge chairs, bar, and Jacuzzi.
Galapagos Odyssey / Superior
This brand new 8 cabin yacht allows you to explore the Galapagos in exclusivity and comfort. It was built with the highest expectations for travelers seeking to experience the wonders of the Galapagos Islands in privacy. On the sun deck you will find a Jacuzzi and spacious area for sunbathing. The upper deck has an outdoor bar with a terrace to relax as you take in the views of the Islands. During your entire trip on the Odyssey all the details of excellent food, tours, and activities will be taken care of.
Athala / Superior
This 16-person catamaran combines adventure and comfort during 5 or 7 night journeys thru the Galapagos Islands. Each of their 8 oversized cabins guarantee utmost comfort in modern style and if you stay on the first deck you will also enjoy a private balcony. The Athala also features a Jacuzzi, 2 exercise machines and liberal open-air space.
Majestic / Superior
The Majestic Motor Yacht was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands. Our hand-picked Naturalist Guides are highly experienced and trained to make your Galapagos adventure a memorable one. Just 16 passengers ensures an intimate personalized experience.
Finch Bay / Superior
The Finch Bay Eco Hotel provides an intimate, high-end Galapagos stay in a secluded area overlooking protected mangroves and a private sandy beach on Santa Cruz Island. Its 27 spacious and modern rooms feature air-conditioning and relaxing natural surroundings. Take advantage of the hotel’s full list of amenities including an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar-lounge, Wi-Fi, business center, library, kayak rentals, massage service & laundry service. Daily activities are available by their expert naturalist guides exploring by foot and boat aboard the property’s private yacht. With its strong dedication to first-class service, fine dining and outstanding comfort, the Finch Bay ensures an enriching, exclusive and relaxing visit for all
Galaven / Boutique
An expedition vessel for 20 passengers accommodated in 11 double cabins, all with private bathrooms, air-conditioning and ocean views. The Galaven offers spacious outdoor seating areas, large interior lounge and dining room, and a well appointed library.
Seaman Journey / Boutique
One of the most value-friendly Galapagos cruise options is the Journey, a well-equipped ship with a reputation for stellar customer service. Ample social space enables traveler interaction, while a limited passenger capacity of 16 allows for intimacy as well. From the lovely outside area on the upper desk, and a sun deck above that, guests can watch the sunset and keep an eye out for the whales, dolphins, and sea lions that call the Galapagos home.
Solymar / Superior
Sol y Mar is a small modern hotel located on the waterfront in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Completely remodeled in 2006, it enjoys a central location close to the Charles Darwin Research Center, shops and restaurants in Puerto Ayora. Each of the 17 comfortable, functional rooms has a balcony or terrace to take full advantage of the view. There is also a swimming pool and hot tub.
Safari Camp / Superior
This African-styled tented camp nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the National Park. The stylish camp offers a panoramic lodge, 10 luxury teak-floored tents, simply decorated with handwoven Ecuadorian rugs and locally made teak furniture, with balconies peering over verdant valleys down to the ocean, and an infinity pool under a canopy of endemic trees.
Angermeyer / Boutique
Located across the bay from Puerto Ayora, this 21 room first-class air conditioned hotel’s location ensures total privacy and undisturbed quiet. Puerto Ayora’s restaurants, bars and shops are a two-minute water taxi ride away from their private pier, 24 hours a day.
Hotel Oro Verde / Luxury
The classiest hotel in Guayaquil, the Oro Verde boasts an equally impressive range of dining options, from fondue to gourmet French cuisine. Towering over the city, the hotel also provides some of the best views in town. The rooms feature plush beds and large flat screen tvs, perfect for relaxing after a long day of travel. Located right off Guayaquil's main commerical street, 9 de Octubre, and within a few blocks from the Parque del Centenario, city exploration is within easy reach.
Hotel del Parque / Luxury
Set amidst the exotic greenery of Guayaquil Historical Park, this beautiful boutique hotel lies in the luxurious Samborondón neighborhood. Housed in a historic 19th-century property, this peaceful riverside oasis features traditional Ecuadorian furnishings, the 44 rooms and suites include marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service, minibars and air conditioning.
Wyndham Guayaquil / Superior
This hotel is wonderfully located in Puerto Santa Ana, within a mile of Santa Ana Hill and 2 miles from Malecon 2000. The 180 modern rooms boast floor to ceiling windows, some with panoramic river views. Guests also enjoy an outdoor pool, health club, spa, and 2 gourmet on site restaurants.
Hampton Inn / Superior
Hilton's Hampton Inn in Guayaquil blends the perfect combination of comfort and location. Within a few blocks from the hotel, the riverfront Malecon, or boardwalk, awaits, featuring enormous botanical gardens, museums, an IMAX theater, and nearby Guayaquil's Las Penas historical neighborhood. As a bonus, the Hampton Inn also features the best sushi restaurant in Guayaquil. Returning from your city exploration, the high quality beds will welcome you and guarantee a good night's sleep.
JW Marriott / Luxury
Living up to the quality brand, the JW Marriott in Quito provides excellent accommodations, spa services, and a nice variety of onsite restaurants, including Argentinian and Mexican cuisine. Its location in the northern part of the city, close to the airport, makes it perfect for the common short stopover en route to the Galapagos. The ample breakfast buffet provides the perfect start to the day, including a wide selection of fresh fruits and juices, and a made-to-order omelette station.
Casa Gangotena / Luxury
Unequivocally elegant and sophisticated, this newly-restored historic mansion sits over the main plaza of Quito with absolute class. All 31 suites are beautifully decorated with rich fabrics, ornate details and colonial art to highlight the property's heritage design. Feel invited to make yourself at home in the wood-paneled library, flower garden or atop its panoramic 3rd floor terrace.
Plaza Grande / Luxury
Originally the mansion of a Spanish conquistador, the Plaza Grande Hotel was restored in 2005 to highlight its colonial glory and incorporate modern luxury. The 15 exquisite suites contain opulent colonial pieces, heavy drapes, and fine fabrics. Among the historic refinement, touches such as soundproof windows, Jacuzzi tubs, and large flat screen TVs cater to modern creature comforts. The hotel is located on Quito's main square and contains gourmet restaurants, a wine cellar, and a select spa.
Swissôtel / Luxury
Swissôtel offers elegant accommodation in Quito’s affluent commercial and residential district. It features 2 pools, tennis and squash courts, as well as a spa with hydro massage tub and massage treatments. Featuring wood accents and Egyptian cotton linens, rooms at Swissôtel Quito are bright, air conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi access. They all come with cable TV channels, minibar and in-room safe. Five on-site restaurants offer a range of dishes from renowned French, Swiss and Japanese culinary traditions.
Zuleta Hacienda / Luxury
Dating from the late XVI century, this Hotel and colonial working farm, lies in the spectacular Andean mountain range of Ecuador at 9,600 feet (2,800 meters), two hours north of Quito. It was chosen as one of the world’s “Top Ten Finds” by Outside magazine and named as one of the best Ecuador Hotel by National Geographic Traveler. The hacienda has 14 beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with their own fire place; Antique gardens along with cosy living and reading rooms offer a peaceful atmosphere. Delicious home Ecuadorian cuisine among other types of gastronomic adventures are offered daily, prepared with organic vegetables, trout and dairy products produced on the Hacienda.
Patio Andaluz / Superior
Located right in the heart of historic Quito, the hotel Patio Andaluz makes the perfect base for exploring the rich colonial architecture and impressive cathedrals of the city. The glass-topped atrium of the hotel creates a refreshing atmosphere for dining in the courtyard restaurant or lounging in the top-level patio regardless of the weather outside. The rooms are all decorated classically, thus preserving the style of the hotel and the surrounding city center.
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel / Superior
Its prime location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), makes this a great alternative to making the drive into downtown Quito, for long overnight layovers. The hotel has a hot tub, sauna, and onsite restaurant. Every room is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV.
Rincon de Puembo / Boutique
The most convenient accommodations for those in Quito on a quick overnight between flights, this rustic property is just 15 minutes from the airport. Originally a turn of the century finca with extensive gardens and elegant details, it was converted to a charming and mellow hotel 15 years ago.
La Casona de la Ronda / Boutique
Set in a colonial style house built in 1738, La Casona de la Ronda Hotel Boutique Patrimonial offers bright rooms with parquet floors, stylish wood furnishings, Wi-Fi and plasma Tv in Quito’s historic center.
Mansion Alcazar / Luxury
Renowned as the best hotel in Cuenca, Mansion Alcazar is a feat of republican refinement and architecture. With wrought iron, antique wood, and a strong stone structure, guests feel like colonial kings during their stay in Cuenca. This small luxury boutique with only 14 rooms, each with views of the garden or interior patio, provides plenty of personal service and modern comforts.
Santa Lucia / Superior
This family owned hotel originally housed the first governor of Cuenca's province, who built this colonial building in 1859. Renovated and restored, Santa Lucia today is a small hotel with 20 rooms, several with a loft format perfect for families. Just minutes from the city square, Santa Lucia is an accommodation option full of both character and convenience.
Crespo / Boutique
Situated next to the flowing Tomebamba River, the historic Hotel Crespo is within walking distance of Cuenca's center, but far enough away to allow for nights of peace and quiet. Adorned with wood paneling and old time ambiance, Crespo excels in comfort, service, and spectacular river views.