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Galapagos Highlights' Cruise

Highlights

  •  Stand in two hemispheres; visit the Middle of the World
  •  Starting in Quito, astonish yourself with the best-preserved Old Town in South America or
  •  Starting in Guayaquil, visit the Pacific Pearl, the beating commercial heart of Ecuador
  •  Cruise the Galapagos Islands; an iconic conservation milestone
  •  Wild tortoise excursion; Galapagos quintessential character
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Overview

Galapagos: the name resonates on so many levels. It is surely a must-see destination on any naturalist's bucket list. The islands will provide any wildlife-loving visitor with a great sense of enjoyment satisfaction and oneness with the world. They are a mix of active volcanoes, stunning beaches, a rich ocean and abundant, tame wildlife. In short, Galapagos will not fail to please. Come and See for yourself

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All the suggested prices on our website are based on a 2-people private group price. As the number of people in a group increases the price per person decreases.

The basic cruise suggested in this itinerary lasts 3 nights. However, for every itinerary cruises can be extended (up to 4 or 7 nights) and routes can be combined to visit different areas. 

If you wish to know more about the islands its inhabitants and when it is best to travel check our Travel guide: The Galapagos

Price includes

Cruise Portion
• Top-quality Galapagos cruise sharing double with sea view Standard Plus cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities.
• Fuel surcharge included
• CGG Tax - Migration Control card to Galapagos.
• Onboard: all meals, welcome and farewell cocktails, free coffee/tea at the 24-hour station. Roundtrip shuttle service from Quito/Guayaquil airport in combination with the cruises. Document delivery.
• Two daily excursions to the islands with multilingual speaking naturalist guides: English-Spanish speaking guide.
• Snorkeling. Briefings lectures, and activities on board.
 
Land Portion
• First-class hotels in mainland Ecuador. Quito: Hotel Dann Carlton, Guayaquil: Oro Verde, Cuenca: Carvallo, Riobamba: Abraspungo, Northern Andes: Karanki Magdalena Community, Amazon: Sacha Lodge.
• Specified meals in mainland Ecuador. Visits and transportation in mainland Ecuador. Transfers for international flights. Entrance fees.
• Multilingual speaking naturalist guides: English-Spanish.
• Shuttle service to catch the domestic flight to Galapagos, before and after the cruise, will be provided with English – Spanish speaking guide.

Not Included

Cruise Portion
• Air ticket from Quito / Guayaquil to Galapagos: £442 per adult, £330 per child under 12 years of age, issued by us in connection with cruise schedules, prearranging and assuring logistics, luggage and passengers transfers from airports to port - ship and back, documentation. If any other flight to / from Galapagos is used, an operational non-refundable fee of £84 net per person must be charged, above services will not be provided except for dinghy ride to / from the ship. We are not responsible for passengers who miss their cruise or other services due to independent arrangements delays.
• Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park: £78 adult, £39 children under 12 years of age.
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Any meal, air ticket or service not specified.
• Medical Services & travel insurance.
• Tips & personal expenses. Tipping suggestion per day per person, $20 for crew & $10 for a naturalist guide.
 
Land Portion
• Roundtrip Air ticket from Quito to Coca: Subject to availability and rate subject to change at quotation time.
• Deluxe options adding a supplement.
• International and domestic tickets.
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Any meal, air ticket or service not specified
• Medical Services and travel insurance.
• Tips & personal expenses. Tipping suggestion per day per person, $10 for a guide, $8 for driver.
 

 

Supplements & Discounts:

• Single supplement: • 50 % from January 6th to December 14th, 75 % supplement will be enforced after that. To guarantee a specific type of cabin in High Occupancy Departures: 75 %. For parties exceeding 10 % of the cabins booked: 100 % supplement.
• Single supplement for GO5: US$ 447.00 net per person.
• Triple accommodation (one double bed plus sofa): 25% discount for the third person sharing a cabin with two full-fare paying guests. Triple accommodation can only be provided in Junior Suites and Balcony Suites.
• Children under 12 years of age sharing a cabin with full-fare paying guests 50 % discount, 25 % discount on high season.*
• Holiday season supplement: 5% per person. (Dec 18 - Dec 31 / Jan 01 - Jan 05).
• Galapagos Cruise Cabin Upgrade Supplement:
Cabin / Suite Category Cruise (Nights) 3 nights 4 nights 7 nights
 
Cabin/Suite CategoryCruise (Nights)
3 Nights4 Nights7 Nights
Junior Suite223299467
Balcony Suite5597461307
 
Optional onboard: 
• Scuba diving option during GO cruises: $260 half-day tour. More information upon request.
• Wet suits rental: $25 for 3/4 night cruises, $50 x 7, 10, 11 nights, $75 x 14 night cruises.
• Kayak rental: regular kayak $30, transparent kayak $40 per use, per person. All kayaks are double. Transparent kayaks are available in the Galapagos Legend only.
• Internet from $79.99 per device, per person (taxes included). Download speed 1mb/sec.

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Galapagos Highlights' Cruise

Galapagos Highlights' Cruise

7 Days covering Ecuador and the Galapagos Cruise

Day 1
Quito or Guayaquil

Welcome to Quito or Guayaquil! A representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have free time to explore the city or relax and settle in. Overnight: First Class Hotel in Quito or Guayaquil.

Day 2
Quito or Guayaquil

Quito Take a walk through bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas; a multi-ethnic, artistic and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. Afterwards, our guide will take our guests to visit the Middle of the World Complex situated at 0°0’0” latitude to be with one foot in the northern and the other foot in the southern hemisphere. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight: First Class Hotel in Quito Meals: B OR Guayaquil Visit the Parque Centenario, to continue in the colorful Barrio de las Peñas going up the Santa Ana Hill to get a panoramic view of the city and the Guayas River. Walk through Malecon 2000, to admire the Rotonda Monument, the Moorish Clock tower to later, visit the Anthropological Museum of Contemporary Art for a quick review of pre-Columbian times. Back to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight: First Class Hotel in Guayaquil Meals: B

Day 3-6
Galapagos Cruise

Depart to the Galapagos on a domestic flight arriving at Baltra or San Cristobal. After the welcome, you will be transferred to board the vessel. Enjoy paradisiacal destinations. Every day visit two new places, and wake up with the most idyllic landscapes, later enjoy a buffet-style breakfast. Then get ready for the excursion. Every island and visitor site offers different geographical landscapes, fauna, and flora, but every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife. From blue-footed boobies in their mating dance to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore, or fast-swimming penguins. All our guests will return to the ship for a lunch-buffet and free time to relax by the pool, sun terraces or Jacuzzi of our open decks. Get on a dinghy ride with a naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution and human history of each site. 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 snorkeling, kayaking or going on a glass-bottom boat adventure. Return on board to get comfortable and enjoy a-la-carte dinner of local and international specialties in our acclaimed Lonesome George Restaurant. One evening, we will surprise you with an al-fresco BBQ on the highest deck with great quality cuts, salads, and seafood for the ultimate Galapagos experience: dining under the sunset. After dinner, there will be a short but entertaining lecture about next day excursions followed by free time to relax or join an onboard activity. On your last day, breakfast will be served a bit earlier to take advantage of the morning and take part in the last excursion in the islands. We will sail back to Baltra or San Cristobal Airport to transfer our guests to their flight back. Once in the mainland, you will be accompanied you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight: Galapagos Legend or Corals I&II Meals: all meals included aboard

Day 7
Quito or Guayaquil

If taking an international flight, there will be a transfer to the airport of Quito or Guayaquil or guests could also extend their stay in Ecuador with other land tours we offer. Meals: B

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