Galapagos and Ecuador

  • Discover one of the most unique places on earth

    Feb. 06-21 2021

    15 days

    Discover Ecuador’s jaw-dropping variety of landscapes – from the heights of the magnificent Andes to the lush jungle of the Amazon. A wealth of indigenous relics, Spanish colonial architecture, dazzling lakes and volcanic panoramas are all packed into this tiny Andean nation.

    This tour concludes with time in the amazing Galapagos Islands. A UNESCO World Heritage sight, these islands are filled with wildlife and beauty beyond your imagination.

    Explore the unique worlds of this wonderful country and join Dignity Travel on this exciting wheelchair accessible and easy tour. This tour is an exclusive small group tour. Space is limited for this once in a lifetime experience.

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    Tour package
    $10,403.00* per person (double occupancy)
    $13,776.25* per person (single occupancy)

    Reservation deadline for the tour is Dec. 04, 2020.

    Space may still be available. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A refundable deposit of $5,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $6,000 refundable deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Deposits are fully refundable until the final payment deadline -minus processing fees. Final payment is due by Jan. 08, 2021.

    Dignity Travel will assist you with your international flight arrangements and trip insurance.

    Dignity Travel advantages for this tour

    • Easy access tours for people who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking as specified on itinerary
    • Yellow Fever and Malaria shots are not required since we will be visiting the high Amazon only – which is mostly mosquito free
    • Airport meet and greet with hotel roundtrip transfers
    • Entrance fees to listed attractions
    • Includes all activities listed in itinerary
    • Accessible river raft adventure in the Amazon rain forest
    • Accessible ocean kayaking at the Galapagos
    • Up-close wildlife encounters
    • Optional accessible snorkeling adventure
    • Includes domestic airfare in Ecuador
    • Local English-speaking guides
    • Tips for local guides and drivers included
    • Experienced care and tour escorts to assist throughout travel (based on group size)
    • Transportation in an accessible van
    • Accessible hotel and eco-lodge accommodations with daily breakfast
    • Lunch and dinner included in tour price
    • Personal care attendants and/or nurse (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
    • Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
    • Security and social opportunities of group travel experience


    Itinerary at a glance

    Feb. 06 – Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel
    Feb. 07 – Tour historical Quito and the UNESCO Heritage Sites
    Feb. 08 – Visit the Equator Monument and mountains
    Feb. 09 – Ride through Amazon region of Ecuador
    Feb. 10 – Free day to enjoy time at the Amazon lodge
    Feb. 11 – Tour into the rainforest and visit an indigenous village
    Feb. 12 – River ride down the Anzu river
    Feb. 13 – Visit a local association and lean about chocolate
    Feb. 14 – Ride through Amazon region and visit a hot springs
    Feb. 15 – Fly to Galapagos Islands
    Feb. 16 – Enjoy viewing sea life and the Interpretation Center
    Feb. 17 – Visit Giant Galapagos Tortoises
    Feb. 18 – Cruise along the coast and snorkel at Kicker Rock
    Feb. 19 – Free day to enjoy the beach, shop or just relax
    Feb. 20 – Morning on your own before flight to Quito Airport
    Feb. 21 – Flight back to North America

    *Rates include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible rooms. The number of accessible rooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your room choice. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size estimate. The rate does not include international airfare or travel protection.

  • Quito Feb. 06

    Arrive in Quito. Transfer to the 4-star accessible hotel.

  • Quito Feb. 07

    After a late breakfast, mid morning, we will start visiting colonial downtown Quito, which was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. We will go inside some great churches, plazas, squares as we admire a typical day for the local people. Return to hotel late afternoon.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Quito Feb. 08

    Today we will visit the famous middle of the world monument, where we will witness some experiments that prove we are indeed at 0 latitude. After lunch we will take the sky lift in Quito to reach an altitude of approximately 12,000 feet to have an impressive view of the city. If we are lucky and have a clear afternoon, we may see several snow capped volcanoes around Quito.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Quito/Amazon Feb. 09

    After breakfast we leave Quito and drive towards the Amazon region of Ecuador. On the way, we will stop at a location to view hummingbirds as well as see the changes in vegitation as we cross 7 different climate floors. We will arrive to our destination mid afternoon to check in and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lodge. Time to relax.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Amazon Feb. 10

    Today is a free day to enjoy the Amazon lodge and nature around you.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Amazon Feb. 11

    We will take a hike through the secondary rain forest and learn about medical plants that grow in the Amazon. Our local guide will give us a demonstration of native plants, where we will be delighted by its uses. After lunch we visit an indigenous village and learn about their local traditions and costumes.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Amazon Feb. 12

    This day is all about water. We will ride to the Anzu River, where we will take a river raft through this beautiful class II river. You will have the opportunity to admire the vegetation and surrounding of this beautiful ride. We will finish our river adventure at Puerto Misahualli, where we will have a picnic on the beach, and get to know this quaint little port town. In the afternoon we will return to the lodge for a well deserved rest around mid afternoon.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Amazon Feb. 13

    We will visit an indigenos association that grows organic, fair trade cacao beans. We will learn how cacao plays an important social, cultural and economic role in these amazon communities. We will visit their collection center and observe the fermentation, drying, and packing of cacao beans, which later will finally reach international markets to be transformed into fine chocolate bars.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Amazon/Quito Feb. 14

    We will say goodbye to our Amazon lodge and drive back towards Quito, stopping on the way at the Morrelands hot springs. You will have the oppotunity to soak in the springs and enjoy a nice lunch served at this location. These hot springs have ramps and are accessible for people who use whellchairs. After lunch, we will continue our trip back to Quito.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Quito/Galapagos Feb. 15

    Today begins at the Quito airport with a short flight to the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the administrative capital of Galapagos on the island of San Cristobal. You will arrive just in time for a late lunch before we venture to the beach in search of wildlife at a place called La Loberia.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Galapagos Feb. 16

    We will get into the kayaks today! We will safely transfer you into kayaks to go around the bay in search of the blue footed boobie. If lucky we can have a sea lion joining us in our adventure. Do not worry about the paddling as we have an experience kayaker doing all the work. After lunch, we will visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the story of the islands, its history, hazards and efforts for conservation.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Galapagos Feb. 17

    Today we will visit the Galapaguera which is a center for breeding Giant Galapagos Tortoises. Here, we will interact closely with these amazing animals, learning all sorts of interesting facts about them. We will return to town with a lunch-stop at the high part of the islands to have some great views as well as to share time with locals.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Galapagos Feb. 18

    The shoreline and an amazing array of wildlife above and below the surface our the highlights for today. With the smell of sunscreen wafting through the air and full water bottles by our side, on the boat we go. We will cruise along the coast identifying shore birds like the Magnificent Frigate Bird and famous Blue-Footed Booby. Our first stop is in a channel beside Isla Lobos or Sea Lion Island. You can stay on board and keep a sharp eye out for marine iguanas ventureing into the sea in search of lunch – these are the only sea going iguanas in the world! Or, if you’re keen, we will don our snorkel gear and take to the water in search of damselfish, puffer fish, and, hopefully, curious sea lion pups. From there we continue to Kicker Rock to explore the final remains of a tuff volcanic cone. If Kicker Rock were a building, it would be almost 50 floors high! The rock is home to a large population of Blue-footed Boobies and Nazca Boobies that have taken up resdence on the ledges and shelves. From the boat you can watch crab scurrying along the surface and see a magnificent wall of barnacles and sponges reveal themselves each time the tide recedes. Below the surface, along the edge and through the channel of this drastic compact ash formation, we will be on the hunt for sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, chocolate chip starfish, and, with any luck, a Galapagos Shark or two. Don’t worry, they won’t be as interested in you as you are in them.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Galapagos Feb. 20

    Transfer to the airport to catch flight back to Quito and then connect to your international flight home departing early morning of Feb. 21.