Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Heart of Travel
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49 reviews
May 14 - 27, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Heart of Travel
  • Facebook verified
49 reviews

May 14 - 27, 2022
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

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"All you need is Ecuador" - the country's famous tourism slogan does not disappoint. While the country may be small, it's home to an incredible amount of microclimates and ecosystems. From the arid Andes mountain range to the thick and sticky Amazon rainforest and finally the mega-diverse Galápagos Islands 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador, you can find almost anything under the sun. And don't forget the sun itself, as you get up close and personal "con el sol" on the equator line. 

Not only does Ecuador offer an impressive amount of diversity with its flora, fauna, and landscapes but also culturally and linguistically. Like many Latin American countries, Ecuador has a variety of native indigenous populations along with a long and complicated history from pre-Hispanic times, through colonialism, and into the present day. All of this and move make Ecuador not only a beautiful and fun destination to visit but a fascinating one as well.

What’s included

  • 13 nights accomodation
    Boutique 3.5 to 4 star hotels and country haciendas
  • 29 meals
    Includes water, coffee, tea, juices excludes soda and alcoholic beverages
  • In country transport
    Ground, air, water as indicated on itinerary
  • Entrance + guide fees
    For all activities included on the itinerary
  • Donation to school
    $50 donation per person to elementary school in El Pedregal
  • 24/7 access + support
    Provided by bilingual Heart of Travel guide and local Ecuadorian guide
  • Galapagos Airfare
    Round trip ticket to/from Quito
  • Galapagos Entrane fee
  • Galapagos transit card
  • International airfare
    To/from Quito
  • Meals not stated
    Any meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks + sodas
  • Trip/Travel insurance
    Strongly recommended, not required
  • Tips to local guides
  • Additional tours
    Additional tours/activities done individually during free time(we can assist in coordinating these for you)

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until April 15, 20228 left

Price per person based on double occupancy. Please indicate if you don't have a travel companion but are willing to share a room with another traveler and we will do our best to pair you with someone!

Deposit: $1,000
Single Occupancy
Available until April 15, 2022

Price per person based on single occupancy. 

Deposit: $1,000
Galapagos Only Portion Double Occupancy
Available until April 15, 2022
Deposit: $750


Day One
Welcome to Quito!

Welcome! Upon arriving at the airport your Program Director will be waiting to escort you to your hotel and give you a brief orientation of the city. If you need any assistance going to the bank, store, pharmacy, etc. your Program Director will be more than happy to accompany you. 

In the event, you arrive early in the morning and would like to coordinate any specific activities during the day just let us know so we can accommodate your requests. 

Our welcome dinner starts at 7 pm and we'll enjoy overnight stay at Casa Gardenia in Quito. 

Your Organizer

Heart of Travel
49 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.


Chelsea and the Heart of Travel team were AMAZING to work with! So professional, helpful, and responsive. Including "in real time" on the ground assistance when some things came up (completely unrelated to them) and I needed assistance quickly to navigate. Their expertise, quality of recommended and arranged services, and attention to detail made travel a breeze! No easy feat in this barely-post pandemic world! I was traveling alone, to a new country, and my travel-muscles were a bit rusty after a few years of not using them, Heart of Travel made all the logistics of travel seamless and easy to navigate so that I could simply ENJOY my vacation.
By Julia V for Flow Yoga @Lake Atitlán - j on 09 May, 2022
It was wonderful and beyond! Suzanne is an amazing leader, Villa Sumaya is beautiful and promotes disconnect and care, and there are many options to structure the week—as much or as little as you want. I plan to return to Villa Sumaya and/or attend another of Suzanne’s retreats.
By Angela P for Flow Yoga @Lake Atitlán - h on 04 May, 2022
This trip was a dream come true for me! Villa Sumaya was amazing--the staff, the amenities, the food. Flow yoga's adventures were incredible. We did a Fire Ceremony, sweat lodge, cacao ceremony, tons of yoga, downtime, hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding, time to reflect, massage and energy work. Wonderful participants. Suzanne the leader was spectacular. This was the trip of a lifetime.
By Brooke L for Flow Yoga @Lake Atitlán - c on 03 May, 2022
I had a wonderful trip. The food was beyond amazing. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The yoga and all the treatments far exceed my expectations. We were involved in many activities such as yoga, hikes, paddle board, kayaking, & cliff jumping. All the people were knowledgeable, helpful & kind. I highly recommend this experience.
By Margaret W for Flow Yoga @Lake Atitlán - a on 03 May, 2022
A million thanks to Suzanne with Flow Yoga Adventures for a magical week in Lake Atilan Guatemala. The retreat was perfectly curated offering the perfect blend of heath, wellness and safe adventure. My expectations were exceeded every possible way from the moment I made my deposite to the time I landed back in Denver. No detail was missed. Suzanne’s passion for travel, Yoga and people make her the perfect person to trust when planning your next adventure. I can’t wait to travel with Flow Yoga Adventures again and this is coming from someone that only does yoga periodically.
By Heather Y for Flow Yoga @Lake Atitlán - a on 02 May, 2022
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