Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line Monument
  • In Guayaquil visit the Pacific Pearl, the beating heart of Ecuador
  • Embark on an adventure and enchantment packed 4, 5 or 8 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
  • Enjoy naturalist led shore excursions and briefings explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands

Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 3 nights
  • 3 night, 4 night, or 7 night cruise aboard M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend (see itineraries on pages 76-77)
  • 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
  • Round trip shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil airport in combination with cruises
  • Briefings, lectures, and two daily activities onboard the cruise
  • City tour of Quito with Equatorial Line Monument
  • Cruise Fuel Surcharge
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Small Groups

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.

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Departures & Rates

HOTELS/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU APRIL 2021

   Double
 7 Days/6 Nights with 3-night cruise  $2,684
 8 Days/7 Nights with 4-night cruise  $3,426
 11 Days/10 nights with 7-night cruise  $5,203

Upgrades available on all cruises to Junior Suites & Balcony Suites – prices on request


Please click here to request a quotation for your preferred dates of travel, or contact your Travel Agent

Hotels

Quito

DANN CARLTON HOTEL in Quito, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
DANN CARLTON HOTEL
2 Nights / First Class

Quito Dann Carlton offers stylish accommodation a 1-hour drive from Mariscal Sucre Airport. The hotel...


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Guayaquil

ORO VERDE in Guayaquil, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
ORO VERDE
1 Nights / First Class

The Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil is located in the most modern commercial and banking area...


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Welcome to Quito! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

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 the “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

Early breakfast and shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos for an exciting Galapagos Island Cruise. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise vessel. Every day you will wake up to the most idyllic landscapes and visit two new places. Every island and visitor site offers you different geographical landscapes, fauna and flora and every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife, from blue-footed boobies in their mating dance, to giant tortoises, to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore to fast swimming penguins. You will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and have some free time to relax by the pool, or the sun terraces or Jacuzzi on the open decks while you arrive at your next port. Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology. You can start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area. Then have some free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the beach or you can choose to snorkel, do some kayaking or take a glass bottom boat adventure. (B,L,D)

Upon your return to the ports of Baltra or San Cristobal you will be transferred from the ship to the airport in time for your departure flight to Guayaquil. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)

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