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8 DAYS ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS CRUISE

ot many people get to experience the legendary Galapagos Islands, but you will be the envy of all when you have taken this 9 day holiday to Galapagos and Ecuador. Arrive in Quito, the largest South American colonial town and begin your journey.

 

Upon arrival into Quito guests will be treated to a tour of the old colony, visiting Independence Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral to name just a few stops. Quito combines history and culture and is sure to entice everyone on this 9 day holiday.

 

Explore Urbina Bay by wet landing and walk inland to see the Giant Tortoises, Flightless Cormorants, and Land Iguanas, naturists will love this day. If guests are willing to do so they will have the chance to swim in the sea around the island in search of sea turtles, sea lions, and thousands of tropical fish.

 

Arrive Quito 

Arrival - transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 Quito 

Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World: bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Visit the “Middle of the world” situated at º0’0” latitude. Overnight

Quito-Peguche-Cotacahi - Magdalena Karanki community 

Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure. Visit Peguche

known for its weavers, visit a wind instruments workshop, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of leather goods, Cuicocha crater lake. Arrive to Magdalena Community overight at one of the community houses.

 Magalena Karanki - Train ride - Salinas  

Magdalena Community discover this hidden mountain niche through a series of activities; horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. Then drive to Ibarra and catch the “Liberty Train”, landscapes provide a magical setting as you pass

through mysterious tunnels, cross bridges spanning canyons and gullies, and admire a

unique biodiversity. Then arrive in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas, well known for its agricultural

activities. Overnight in Quito.

All inclusive Galapagos cruise 

Day 5-7: All-inclusive Galapagos cruise aboard deluxe M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend B, L, D)

Domestic flight to Galapagos. All-inclusive 3-night deluxe cruise. Only a special few have the chance to travel through this paradise, sailing on a charming ship, with nautical interior decoration of wood and brass interior décor, featuring ample outer decks and sea-view cabins and suites, jacuzzi, pool, bars and more.

See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical ish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.

Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other full of wildlife that

has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages.

A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues. Back to Quito or Guayaquil. Overnight.

Cruise 

See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical ish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.

Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other full of wildlife that

has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages.

A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues. Back to Quito or Guayaquil. Overnight

Cruise

 

See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical ish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.

Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other full of wildlife that

has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages.

A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues. Back to Quito or Guayaquil. Overnight

Depart Quito 

Transfer out. End of services

 

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City

Hotel (or similar class)

Room Type

Quito

Hotel Quito

Standard room

Cruise

Galapagos Legend

Junior Suite

 

 

 

Included:

  • Deluxe Galapagos cruise sharing double in sea view Standard Plus cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities,
  • Full service: Air Ticket-Control card to Galapagos, Transfer to port and luggage transfer to ship, Documentation delivery, Roundtrip shuttle service to / from airports.
  • Specified meals in mainland. On board: all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails, free coffee/tea at the 24-hour station.
  • Daily excursions to the islands and sit in car visits and transportation in mainland, with multilingual speaking guides english-spanish (German, French, Italian upon request).
  • Briefings, lectures and activities on board, snorkeling (gear included) and kayaking opportunities. Entrance fees in mainland.
  • 2 transfers for international flights.

 

Not included (net pp in US$ subject to change):

  • Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park: $ 100 adult, $ 50 children under 12.
  • Cruise fuel surcharge: $ 90 for 3 or 4 night cruises, $ 180 for 7 nights, $ 270 for a 10-11 or 14 night cruise.
  • Any meal, beverage, air ticket or service not specified.
  • Medical Services and travel insurance.

 

  • Optional on board (plus taxes):
  • Wet suits rental: 3 or 4 night cruises $ 25, for 7, 10 or 11 night cruises $ 50, $ 75 for 14 nights cruise.
  • Kayak rental: each use per person $ 30.
  • Internet: 10 minutes $ 32
  • Tips & personal expenses. Tipping suggestion per day per person, Galapagos $ 15 for crew and $ 10 for guide, mainland $ 10 for guide $ 8 for driver.

 

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