Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Ecuador’s cities of Quito and Guayaquil
  • Stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line Monument
  • Embark on an adventure and enchantment packed 4 or 5-day Galapagos Cruise
  • Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows
  • Swim and snorkel among exotic marine wildlife
  • Share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands
  • Delve into the treasures of hard to reach Galapagos Islands as you sail
  • Relax and rejuvenate or bask in the sun on board your comfortable cruising ship


Itinerary

Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN QUITO

Welcome to Quito! Transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 2 - QUITO

Start today’s tour in the historic district, or “Old Town” and see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 and their “First Cry of Independence” from Spanish monarchy. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

Day 3 - QUITO I GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE

Early breakfast and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Galapagos for your exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Observe prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants, beautiful volcanic landscapes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim among marine wildlife, share in naturalist lead shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Flight to Quito or Guayaquil and transfer to your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - QUITO OR GUAYAQUIL TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Day at leisure to explore Guayaquil on own. Then, transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
  • 4 days/3 nights or 5 days/4 nights Cruise aboard M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend
  • Daily buffet breakfast and all meals included on your cruise
  • Daily excursions on the mainland and islands provided in seat-in coach basis
  • Visits and transportation on mainland Ecuador and Galapagos with bilingual guides English-Spanish
  • Round trip shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil airport in combination with cruises
  • Briefings, lectures, and two daily activities on board the cruise
  • City Tour of Quito with Equatorial Line Monument
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Notes

     All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Please contact us for additional cruise and hotel options, private transfers and tours, special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses, tips for guides, drivers and waitresses as well as round trip flight to the Galapagos Islands (must be issued by cruise suppliers, approximately USD $450), Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD $100); Transit Control Card (USD $20); Cruise fuel surcharge (USD $90 for 3 or 4 night cruises); wet suits, all items of a purely personal nature and all items not mentioned above are not included.

    **Note: Itineraries are subject to change considering flight schedule changes, weather conditions and National Park Regulations.

Departures & Rates

VALID THRU APRIL 2019

 Double
 Travel in Style (3 night cruise)  2,559
 Travel in Style (4 night cruise)  3,269

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