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LATIN TRAILS / GALAPAGOS JOURNEY FLEET

Discover Ecuador & Galapagos, your natural travel selection

Latin Trails LogoContact:
Marcel Perkins
General Manager
[email protected]
US & CANADA: 1-800-747-0567 WORLDWIDE: +593 2 2867377

More than 20 years ago, the Perkins family began organizing customized travel to South America for family and friends. What was a hobby, however, quickly became a passion and today, Marcel Perkins operates the specialty tour company Latin Trails, offering the same unique travel philosophy inspired by his parents, to Ecuador and Peru.

Focusing on the rich, natural and cultural experiences of Ecuador and South America, Latin Trails offers inbound tours to the Galapagos Islands, Andes, Amazon, Ecuador Coast, Amazon and Machu Picchu. Guided tours, transportation, lodging and cruises are all aspects that can be easily handled by Latin Trails for individual tourists, tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents and tourism organizations. Each individual or small group trip is customized to create intimate travel experiences, cultural immersion and an up-close look at the natural world.

A sustainable tourism operator, the company continues to abide by the responsible travel practices set in motion 20 years ago, allowing travelers a glimpse into exotic cultures through local people, organizations, boutique hotels and fine cuisine.

Galapagos Cruises: Galapagos Journey Fleet & Galapagos Odyssey

Famous as a “living laboratory,” the Galapagos Islands team with biodiversity both above and beneath the water’s surface. From playful sea lions to giant tortoises and marine iguanas, nature runs abound, creating a haven for wildlife-loving tourists.

Travelers that seek an escape from the typical will identify with Latin Trails’ specialty Galapagos Islands cruises aboard the unique and upscale Galapagos Journey Fleet. Offering the speed of a larger cruise ship with the comfort and spaciousness only available on a yacht, both the Galapagos Journey I and Galapagos Journey II Catamarans present a true alternative within the luxury travel segment.

Constructed in 2006 and completely refurbished in fall 2008, the Catamaran fleet features luxurious details, including:

  • Double lower berth cabins with private bathrooms, hot water showers and air conditioning
  • Standard oceanview and panoramic views with windows that open
  • Outside observation decks that grant stunning, scenic views
  • Fine dining room and alfresco dining areas
  • Hot water Jacuzzi and sun bathing chaises on the sun deck
  • Certified naturalist expert guides trained to lead each specific tour

Featuring all of the above amenities and more is the third boat in the Latin Trails’ fleet, the new Galapagos Odyssey. A 16-passenger boat, the Odyssey offers extremely spacious cabins and caters to the most discerning Galapagos travelers.

Ecuador & Peru: Customized Tour Options

No “canned” tours here. Latin Trails strives to offer a unique itinerary for every tour booked, including the company’s hallmark Ecuador tours, as well as exotic Peru tours that explore the Inca Trail and beyond.

Working hand-in-hand with local communities, Latin Trails is able to serve up the best of local culture, tradition and natural wonders that can be seen, felt, smelled and even tasted by curious travelers. Whether travelers are solo or part of a small group, everyone is privy to the history, sights, customs, cuisine, and arts of each destination.

In Peru, Latin Trails operates an exclusive Inca Trail offering, which takes travelers on a camping and hiking adventure trek along alternative routes to Machu Picchu. With gourmet meals and experienced guides, it is an experience that appeals to the sophisticated traveler, who can also choose from pre- and post-trip extensions to: Lima, Trujillo, Kuelap, Amazon rainforest, Arequipa and the Colca canyon, Lake Titicaca and Puno among other locations.

Ecuador Boutique Travel

Off the beaten trail is Latin Trails’ boutique travel options for discerning tourists who seek experiences beyond the ordinary. Blending elegant hotel accommodations with fine cuisine, top-of-the-line guides and luxury transportation, these upscale tours can be arranged for either individuals or small groups.

Lodging for such tours is arranged by a collection of the finest independent hotels in Ecuador, Ecuador Boutique Hotels, which offer authentic lodging that feature the utmost in luxury and customer service. Hand-selected by Latin Trails, each property included as an Ecuador Boutique Hotel offers appealing amenities, including: superb location, extraordinary service, local flair and ensured safety.

Indigenous Travel at Ecuador’s Community Lodges

As a responsible ecotourism operator, Latin Trails also offers the unique opportunity for Ecuador travelers to immerse themselves in a culture by staying in an indigenous family home in the Andes. Grassroot family run lodges, these accommodations are separated from actual family living while allowing an inspiring and educational experience.

Travelers can choose from single or double occupancy, and are granted access to a private bathroom, hot water shower, small social area and fireplace.

This is an excellent option for voluntourists seeking a true travel experience.

Faithfull to our mission

Latin Trails remains faithful to its original purpose “ To share the natural wonders of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Peru”.

Latin Trails slogan dream, discover, live Ecuador and Peru! refers to travelers enjoying life changing experiences in Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru. Latin Trails is a local B2B travel partner, they take care of everything from the moment your clients arrive in Ecuador or Peru – airport transfers, hotel bookings, side tours, adventure activities, Galapagos & Amazon cruises, Inca trail licensed operation, train tickets, guide and transportation services – they operate with a white label (unbranded) or with your label, whichever you prefer. An expert inbound tour operator for Ecuador and Peru.

In the words of Latin Trails our mission is quite simple:

We are a B2B tour operator that offers unique experiences in Ecuador and South America. We organize trips that allow the visitor to enjoy the natural and cultural diversity of our region.

Our company is solid and stable. Our policies are clear and easy to abide to. We work with strong ethics, honesty and loyalty. ¡We help build our country!”

Our vision:

“Latin Trails will be a reference in tourism to South America, a standard setter in levels of quality service, social and eco responsibility, operation model, organization, strategic position, image and revenue.”

In 2009, National Geographic listed us as one of the ‘Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth’.  This year we have partnered with Rainforest Alliance to promote sustainable tourism practices amongst our staff, our suppliers, our partners and of course our travelers.

We look forward to working together with our fellow ATTA members and sharing best practices for adventure travel. We hope to establish partnerships to promote Ecuador and Peru and become a preferred supplier for many adventure tour operators and agents promoting this beautiful region of our planet.

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