Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
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Galapagos Villa

Luxury Villa in the Galapagos

Explore the Galapagos Islands with a unique land based itinerary that mixes adventure with relaxation, all with a private naturalist guide just for your family or group. In the evenings, return to the plush elegance of a private villa overlooking the picturesque Puerto Ayora harbor.

At our luxury villa in the Galapagos you’ll venture out each day to explore nearby islands, snorkel with playful sea lions, search for giant tortoises in lush highland forest, and relax in the evenings with a gourmet meal prepared by personal chef on the terrace.

The villa is ideal for special events, reunions, groups of friends and families – anyone looking for an exclusive, custom experience in the Galapagos Islands.

Why Choose a Villa?

  • Longer excursions, with more time to explore islands and snorkel
  • More flexible, rather than regimented boat itinerary
  • Custom tailored itinerary to match your group’s interests
  • Ability to participate in more multisport activities like SCUBA and mountain biking, than on boat itineraries
  • Private naturalist guide
  • Luxurious villa with full staff including concierge and private chef
  • Accommodations for up to 12 guests

Galapagos Villa amenities:

  • 2 Master Suites with king bed
  • 2 Suites with two double beds
  • 3-½ baths
  • Living and dining room on main floor
  • Sitting are on second floor
  • Kitchen
  • Garden Guest House with 4 beds and bath
  • Outdoor sitting areas
  • Air-conditioned
  • Poolside bar
  • Sundeck with seaside seating
  • Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Turkish bath

Itinerary Overview

Days Activities
Day 1 Welcome to Quito: Arrival to Quito and meet and greet; transfer to hotel, either a boutique luxury option in the colonial section of the city, or a large luxury property in the modern area of Quito. Meals not included.
Day 2 Middle of the World: You’ll have a panoramic view of the Guapulo Valley, modern Quito, and the famed UNESCO World Heritage colonial sector. In the colonial area you’ll see Independence Square, San Francisco and La Compañía cathedrals and Chapter Hall; end at Panecillo Hill for spectacular views of Quito and the surrounding Andes. You’ll also visit the Equator Line Monument and Ethnographic Museum, and the nearby Pululahua volcanic crater. Other options include art galleries or the archaeology museum. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 3 To Galapagos: Transfer to the airport for check-in assistance and Galapagos flight (2-½ hours). Airport meet and greet and assistance with charter flight connection to Isabela Island. Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos, and boasts a wide variety of ecosystems, ranging from lava fields to white-sand beaches, imposing volcanoes and mangrove forests. The sleepy town of Puerto Villamil is still a relatively unknown destination in the Galapagos, and offers a peaceful atmosphere right on a beautiful beach that often is home to marine iguanas, ghost crabs and a handful of surfers.

Spending two or three days on Isabela Island is a fantastic way to start a Galapagos adventure with your group, and you’ll have the chance to experience some areas of the Galapagos that many visitors never see.

Airport meet and greet and transfer to your luxury beachfront hotel located on the outskirts of Puerto Villamil. This afternoon you’ll have your first Galapagos experience: snorkeling with white-tipped reef sharks at Las Tintoreras.

All meals included.Day 4Sierra Negra, Volcano Hike: Today you’ll have a full day hike or horseback ride up to the rim of Sierra Negra Volcano. This volcano dominates the landscape from Puerto Villamil, and has one of the world’s largest calderas. There is also the option to continue hiking to Volcano Chico, where you can feel the heat of the fumaroles of this very active volcano. The afternoon will be at leisure to relax at the hotel, enjoy the beach, or explore town. All meals included.Day 5To Puerto Ayora: Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Baltra Island; meet and greet and private transfer to the villa on Santa Cruz Island.

Villa Galapagos is an exclusive oceanfront residence with modern architecture, three ocean view bedrooms, an infinity pool, complete amenities and personalized services. It caters to the most discerning traveler – one who wishes to explore the Enchanted Islands at his or her leisure and in the utmost comfort.

The villa program comes with a private yacht and naturalist guide. Itineraries can be customized around your preferences and last from three to ten nights, or longer.

All meals included.Days 5/9Galapagos: Five days of exciting Galapagos adventures with your private guide on your chartered yacht.

You’ll have two full-day island visits, along with adventures around Santa Cruz Island. Explore the Enchanted Islands with a private speedboat during the day and return to the comforts of your own villa by night. Traveling on your own schedule you’ll have the flexibility to stop when a school of dolphins or sea turtles is spotted, so you can jump in and experience one of those magical Galapagos moments!

The program is comparable to a luxury yacht program; past families and groups have found the Villa Galapagos to be the best option for experiencing the Galapagos Islands in the most exclusive fashion.

Possible visits and activities include seeing giant tortoises in the lush Highlands, visiting the famed Charles Darwin Station, exploring lava tunnels, snorkeling with playful sea lions, visiting Bartolomé Island for excellent snorkeling and panoramic views, North Seymour Island for the comical blue-footed booby, and more!

All meals are prepared by your private chef, and a concierge and service staff keep things running smoothly at the villa. After a long day of exploration and adventure, arrange a massage at the villa, and relax under the stars with a gourmet meal and passionfruit cocktail – a Galapagos specialty!

All meals included.Day 10To Quito: TTransfer to airport, check-in assistance and VIP lounge access for Quito flight. Arrival meet and greet; to hotel and evening transfer for your group to a restaurant of your choosing for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast included.Day 10To Home: Transfer to airport and check-in assistance for flight home, or on to other adventures.

Breakfast included.


From: US$ 6,500 per person, depending on number of guests and nights at the villa; includes internal airfare.