Explore one of the world's last untouched destinations via dingy, yacht, foot, and fin.

Step where no one else ever has. Discover an new species. Anything is possible in the land of Charles Darwin.

This adventure-filled itinerary was designed to highlight many of Ecuador’s top attractions. The small-group adventure will start in the capital city of Quito, which is located about 9,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains. Tour participants will explore Quito’s most famous churches and museums, as well as dine at its finest restaurants. There will also be an all-day excursion deep into the rainforest, during which guests will view wildlife, as well as enjoy optional zip line and river raft activities. The group will then fly to the Galapagos Islands, and will board a “first-class” yacht with a maximum size of 36 passengers. For the next five days and four nights, guests will enjoy private rooms on the boat, and will explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Galapagos Islands. Following in the footsteps of an onboard naturalist, tour participants will view giant tortoises, iguanas, seals, sea turtles, sea rays, and countless bird species. Most days will be spent hiking, enjoying beach settings, and snorkeling with wildlife. Locations visited on this tour will include Quito and the Galapagos Islands Marine Park. For tour dates, and to see a complete itinerary, please contact John.

From our adventures in The Galapagos Islands:

Here are a few memories that guests of John Shors Travel made while in The Galapagos Islands.

What our guests say...

“Reading John Shors’ books, and then traveling with him to the places he writes about, brought his stories to life as he shared his insights, knowledge, and passions. It was a life-affirming and exhilarating experience to hear him describe and explain, share and enjoy, his many inspirations. Traveling with him was an adventure and a one-of-a-kind vacation. The variety of activities and the personalized touches John added, as we journeyed together, created memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”

Roberta Knox
Newport Beach, California

“Traveling with John Shors—who is the most considerate and detail-oriented guide ever—created the most personal, effortless, and worry-free travel experience that I could have asked for. Each day as I enjoyed the land and people around us, I never worried about questions like ‘What will we do tomorrow?’ or ‘Where will we go, or what will we eat, or will we be safe?’ because John had taken care of everything. His knowledge and thoroughness allowed me to appreciate each setting in all of its beauty, and I felt like I was walking through his novels, which added a new and unique dimension to my journey. His presence gave our trip an extra, special meaning that would have been impossible to experience without his guidance.”

Frits Huijskens
Jacksonville, Florida

“Despite having a well-organized and planned itinerary, John was willing to make several adjustments to accommodate individual requests made by members of our group. He also gave us a nice mix of options and was quite flexible with his plans.”

Dennis Farrell
Rye, New York