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Highlights of Quito & Galapagos Cruise tour
Galapagos Quito Highlights of Quito & Galapagos Cruise Trip

Highlights of Quito & Galapagos Cruise

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 2,599 $ 371 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Sail around the volcanic Galapagos islands on a luxury cruise
  • See the beautiful birdlife on the stunning beaches of Floreana Island in the Galapagos
  • Relax on the white sandy beach of Española Island
  • Get up close and personal with resident sea lions
  • Join an expert local guide for a tour of Quito, Ecuador’s exciting capital city

Short Description

Enjoy sweeping views of the bustling city of Guayaquil, see Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat on the beautiful Galapagos Islands & more on this amazing journey to South America

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

Ecuador

Cities & Attractions

Galapagos Quito

Activities

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Trip Includes

  • 03 nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • 03 night’s Galapagos cruise aboard listed yacht or similar
  • Daily breakfast
  • 03 lunches as per itinerary
  • 03 dinners as per itinerary
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guides
  • International return airfare from different gateways
  • Domestic flights to/from Galapagos Islands
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes

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Itinerary

Day 1: USA/CANADA - QUITO (ARRIVAL)

Make your own way to the airport for your international flight to Quito. Enjoy inflight meals and services.  Upon arrival in Quito you will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. 

Overnight in Quito

Day 2: QUITO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE (SANTA CRUZ) (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra Island, one of the world famous Galapagos Islands. On arrival you will be met by our experienced cruise staff and escorted to your boat.  This afternoon you will sail to the island of Santa Cruz where you can enjoy a tour of the highlands, a lush, deep green area populated with Scalesia trees.  Here you will have the opportunity to observe the famous Giant Tortoises in their natural environment and see underground lava tubes that are over half a mile long – exploring them is a surreal experience!

Overnight on board 

Day 3: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE (FLOREANA) (B/L/D)

This morning you will sail to Floreana Island and visit Post Office Bay.  You will see the unofficial mailbox created from a wooden barrel by whalers who visited the island in the 18th century – the tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards and sort through left mail to deliver at home.  This afternoon you will visit Cormorant Point, home to a large flamingo lagoon where you can also see other birds such as common stilts and white-cheeked pintails.  You will also have the chance to see some of the island’s distinct beaches, including “Green Beach”, which has a high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand, and “Four Sand Beach”, which is composed of white coral.

Overnight on board 

Day 4: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE (ESPANOLA) (B/L/D)

Today you will sail to Española Island and visit Suarez Point, where you can enjoy a hike out to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. There is also a famous blowhole here, where water spurts high into the air.  This afternoon you will visit Gardner Bay on the eastern side of the island, the breeding site of nearly all of the world´s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. It has a beautiful white sandy beach where sea lions bask in the sunshine; this is a great place for diving and snorkeling.

Overnight on board 

Day 5: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE (SAN CRISTOBAL) QUITO (BY FLIGHT) (B)

This morning you will visit Kicker Rock on the island of San Cristobal, where rocks stand hundreds of feet above the ocean, jutting out of the water. Although there are no landing areas, kayaking and scuba diving allow visitors to spot a variety of marine life, including turtles, sharks and occasionally even manta rays.  This afternoon you will be transferred to San Cristobal airport for your flight to Quito.  Quito is the largest colonial town in the Americas and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see eclectic architecture ranging from modern skyscrapers to colonial churches. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Quito

Day 6: QUITO (B)

After breakfast you can enjoy a guided city tour of Quito.  You will explore the Colonial District of the city, learn more about Quito’s long and fascinating past and visit Plaza de la Independencia, the city’s main square.  Here you can see the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and several historic churches.  You can also enjoy spectacular views of the city and its surroundings from the viewpoint at Penecillo hill before returning to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind.

Overnight in Quito

Day 7: QUITO (DEPARTURE) - USA/CANADA (B)

Today your guide will collect you from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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Sep-25-2019Oct-02-2019$ 2,699 Reserve
Oct-09-2019Oct-16-2019$ 2,599 Reserve
Nov-13-2019Nov-20-2019$ 2,699 Reserve
Nov-27-2019Dec-04-2019$ 2,899 Reserve
Jan-29-2020Feb-05-2020$ 3,049 Reserve
Feb-12-2020Feb-19-2020$ 3,049 Reserve
Mar-11-2020Mar-18-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
Mar-25-2020Apr-01-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
Apr-08-2020Apr-15-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
Apr-22-2020Apr-29-2020$ 2,849 Reserve
May-06-2020May-13-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
May-20-2020May-27-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Jun-10-2020Jun-17-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Jun-24-2020Jul-01-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Jul-08-2020Jul-15-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Aug-05-2020Aug-12-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Aug-26-2020Sep-02-2020$ 3,149 Reserve
Sep-09-2020Sep-16-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
Sep-23-2020Sep-30-2020$ 2,949 Reserve
Oct-07-2020Oct-14-2020$ 2,849 Reserve
Nov-11-2020Nov-18-2020$ 3,049 Reserve
Nov-25-2020Dec-02-2020$ 3,049 Reserve
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Flights & Transport

Airfare included AC Vehicles

Local Flights

International & Domestic Flights Included

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 22

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Items of personal nature, tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp)*
  • International airfare for Land Only option
  • Domestic airfare for Land Only 2018 departures
  • Arrival and departure transfers for Land Only option
  • Any items not mentioned as included

*Transit Control Card purchase is mandatory. The USD 20 fee must be paid with the final payment, 75 days prior to departure. 

Meals Included:

Daily BreakastOnboard Lunches & DInners

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