Travel along the famous Ruta del Sol. From South to North, this tour shows you Ecuador’s most beautiful beaches, important archaeological sites, an island with a hidden treasure and great wildlife, and much more.
Please note that during summer (from July to September) the weather is rather cold and windy on the Southern and Central Ecuadorian coast. However, it’s the best time of the year for whale watching. The most famous city for whale watching along the Ruta del Sol is Puerto Lopez in the South of Ecuador.

Please note that some parts of the Ruta del Sol were hit hard during the earthquake in April. However, the hotels on this tour are all operating, and tourism to the affected areas will be a great economic help in the reconstruction process.


Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%


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Flight to Guayaquil - Ruta del Sol Tour begins Arriving in Guayaquil the Ruta del Sol Tour begins. Your guide will meet you at the airport and will take you to a hotel on the beach. In this hotel you spend your first night. 

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour   (or similar)

In the morning you can relax at the beach or by the pool, take walks and discover archeological sites or simply visit the friendly town of Salinas. Your next stop is Puerto Lopez. Enjoy the tranquility on the beach, or the bustling activity in the port, the great, fresh seafood and the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour   (or similar)

  Meals included: Breakfast

The Isla de la Plata (Silver Island) was named after a silver treasure that Sir Francis Drake is said to have hidden there. It lies just off the coast of Puerto Lopez and is also called “Little Galapagos” because you can find some of the same animal specias and birds here. A special highlight is the whale watching from the ship. During the southern hemisphere’s winter, the humpback whales come up from Antartica into the warmer waters.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour  (or similar)

  Meals included: Breakfast

Follow the Ruta del Sol further north until you reach Bahía de Caráquez. On the way you will pass the Machalilla National Park where you can visit the Agua Blanca community, whose inhabitants guard 5000 year old cultural treasures, which are testimony of the pre-Hispanic coastal cultures. Among other things you can find funeral urns, stone thrones, ceramic ornaments, and more than 600 remains from stone buildings. In the village you will also find a (rather smelly) sulfur lake, whose waters and mud, however, are very good for the skin. Spend the night in Bahía de Caráquez.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour  (or similar)

  Meals included: Breakfast

When the tide is low, you leave Chirije via the beach and travel further north to Jama, which was to the one of the most important pre-Hispanic cultures at the coast – the Jama-Coaque. Visit a small workshop/museum, enjoy the tranquil beaches, or just relax to the sounds of the ocean.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour  (or similar)

  Meals included: Breakfast

The Cojimes Peninsula is slowly being developed as a tourist destination, having the most beautiful beaches covered with coconut palm trees.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour  (or similar) 

  Meals included: Breakfast

Today you reach your final destination, on Ecuador’s Northern coast. The great thing about this area is that it is not as affected by the climate change in summer. Enjoy the hotel’s private beach and discover the surrounding wildlife in the Galera-San Francisco Marine Reserve.

Accommodation during the Ruta del Sol Tour  (or similar)

  Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning on the beach, before you take an afternoon flight from Esmeraldas to Quito. You spend the night in the countryside close to the airport.

Flight to Quito. Ruta del Sol Tour endsIn time for your flight, we will take you to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


starting from

$ 1530,- p.p.


*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

  • 5 days with the newest and most luxurious yacht
  • an unique and also luxurious experience on the Galapagos Island
  • starting from US$ 4650,- p.p.

Navigating as of July 8th 2018, the Galapagos Endemic is the newest and most luxurious cruise yacht in the Galapagos archipelago. Guests will make themselves at home in one of our eight luxury panoramic suites, all of which feature either one king-sized bed or two twin beds. Each room comes with its own spacious natural light bathroom, writing desk, night stand and closet. In addition, each suite boasts an outdoor balcony for enjoying a warm island breeze!

After a long day snorkeling and visiting the islands, guests will be able to relax in the spacious interior lounge with a cold drink. Irresistible meals created fresh from locally grown ingredients by the professional chef will be served in the al fresco dining area.

The Endemic, like almost all of the newest small Galapagos yacht cruisers, will have two hulls instead of one. This design allows for much more space than traditional single-hulled vessels, meaning more room in suites and luxurious, comfortable common areas.

What are you waiting for? The Galapagos Endemic is waiting to take you on the trip of a lifetime!

Interested? Read about the M/C GALAPAGOS ENDEMIC – LUXURY.

  • have a look at our various Galapagos Last Minute Offers
  • the offers are always up to date 
  • depending on the time you’re looking the price is flexible

Are you ready for an unforgettable vacation to one of the most intact ecosystem in the world? We are excited to offer our best deals and special promotions to experience the wonderful Galapagos Islands. You can be sure to find the best Galapagos last minute offers on this page!

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  • 13 days Ecuador Nature Tour
  •  explore am amazing variety of wildlife and plants 
  • starting from US$ 2575,- p.p.

During the Ecuador Nature Tour will get very close to the untouched nature of Ecuador. You discover the impressive cloud forest northwest of Quito where you can do birdwatching and observe the huge biodiversity. Ecuador’s Amazon region offers an amazing variety of wildlife and plants.

Interested? Read about the Ecuador Nature Tour.

Consider as you reserve:

My own room: 

Single supplement fee: USD $390,-p.p.

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.