Highlights
  • Exploring a Martian-Like Landscape
  • Discover Some of the Galapagos' Secret Treasures
  • Experience Quito City Walking Tour
  • Explore Quito
  • Mitad del Mundo, you can straddle the equator and feel the affects of being in two hemispheres at the same time

Before traveling to the island of Baltra to start your Galapagos cruise we recommend a restful stop in Quito, Ecuador. Start your adventure in Ecuador's capital of Quito and experience the Spanish and Inca culture of this mountain city before you cruise. The subtropical highland has constant spring-like temperatures throughout the year due to its elevation (9350 feet) and proximity to the equator. Enjoy the historic center for its architecture and markets.

Upon arrival Baltra, we have included your arrival transfer to the M/Y Passion. Welcome aboard.

Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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I would absolutely recommend them. November 2015

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We were on a tour of Portugal with Dan Dieckhaus in October 2015. It was a wonderful trip! Dan is a great tour captain and made sure our experience was everything we had hoped for. Portugal is a beautiful country, and I feel like we saw the best of it. We have taken several tours with Queenslander/Story--Land & Sea, and we have loved them all. I would absolutely recommend them. They do it right!
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It was perfect August 2015

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My mom and I went to Italy with a Queenslander tour two years ago. It was perfect. I wouldn't change one minute. We are going again this fall! Can't wait!

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The trip very enjoyable and memorable February 2015

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I went on a trip to Italy led by Caron. It was absolutely fantastic! Our group was small and Caron made the trip very enjoyable and memorable. I never have enjoyed traveling with a tour group before, but going with Queen slander is a different experience than other tour groups I've experienced. Can't recommend Queenslander enough!
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Outmost of integrity and ALWAYS with the absolute determination September 2014

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I can see why guests would rate QueensLander Tours with 5 stars, as the guests are treated like royalty for the entire tour. As an employee (Tour Captain) with QueensLander, I can speak from an insider's point of view. This company is run with the utmost of integrity and ALWAYS with the absolute determination to provide exclusive experiences and first class treatment for our esteemed guests. The entire team, whether in office or in the field, work tirelessly to provide the vacation of a lifetime for the very wise traveler who chooses QueensLander Small Group Tours!!
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Very enjoyable trip July 2014

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In April of 2013 my wife and I took the Philadelphia and Washington DC trip. Mark and Sherry know how to treat their travelers like royalty. It was a very enjoyable trip and the price was very attractive. I would not hesitate one bit going on another Queenslander trip
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Every moment special !!! July 2014

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We had the time of our lives on Great Cities Tour. Looking forward to planning another Italy tour. Every moment special !!!

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart your home airport on your flight to Cabo San Lucas Airport.

Accommodation: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach & Resort or similar

NOTE: Your International Flight is Not Included in Your Tour Package. We can arrange your air travel from the Story Land & Sea® air service department. We’ll work with you to get the absolutely lowest-fare available based on your travel preferences.

Welcome to Cabo San Lucas

Our included transfer will take you directly to the resort in time for you to freshen up before meeting the Tour Captain and fellow travelers at 3PM in the lobby for resort orientation and a welcome toast.

Then we're off to a sunset cocktail and tapas cruise at 5PM. *May move to another evening on the tour.

Day 2:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach & Resort or similar

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with beverages included at the resort.

After a leisurely breakfast, we're off for a morning of whale watching and snorkeling adventure.

Return to the resort by 1PM for an afternoon of fun and relaxation by the pool / beach. Later consider an optional spa treatment: ready for a massage? Inquire for pricing.

Day 3:

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach & Resort or similar

Today is a free day to vege out or chill. There are optional activities to consider, however. How about a deep sea fishing adventure. You could catch and eat your own fish for dinner!

In addition, you may want to go on another snorkeling trip. You can never get enough snorkeling time in at Cabo to see the myriad of sea life from sea turtles to large schools of colorful tropical fish, to the occasional whale shark (no they are not dangerous).

There are also other beach/water activities in which to immerse yourself. How about parasailing, or swimming with the dolphins? If you're nice to them, you may just get a kiss. If you are a golfer, you may want to enjoy a round or two of golf on one of Cabo's many lush, panoramic golf courses! Or you could just spend the day leisurely shopping away in historic San Jose De Cabo.

Day 4:

Accommodation: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach & Resort or similar

Today offers you a day at leisure before our late afternoon excursion our traditional farewell dinner at a unique organic outdoor plantastion-style restaurant.

Story Land & Sea® Exclusive Tonight: A Special Dinner tonight featuring one of Mexico's world-renown chef's at his plantation. We will enjoy wonderful Mexican Wines and "farm to table" cuisine prepared by one of the top chefs in the country. An absolutely delicious experience and one you will remember.

Day 5:

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to airport included.

Optional extended stay: stay longer in warm Cabo with extra nights. Inquire with reservations.

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Traveler Requested

  • Luxury Small Ship Cruising
  • Exclusive Island Access
  • Expert Naturalist Guide
  • Chef-Prepared Cuisine
Details
Trip Includes
  • Enjoy this True Small Ship Cruise with a maximum of 12 Travelers. Guaranteed. No waiting on big groups on big buses
  • Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns
  • Not on the outskirts of town so no shuttles or special transfers needed
  • We Never Up-sell while On Tour
  • See any of the mainstream tour operator itineraries to the Galapagos Islands and you will see very quickly how their "tour directors" make extra revenue
  • Gratuities for your Local City Tour Guides, Tour Drivers, Restaurant and Hotel Staff
  • Customary gratuities for your Story Cruise Director are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path and unique Restaurants throughout the itinerary
  • A authentic restaurants that fit our group size
  • All Admissions and Sightseeing as defined on itinerary
  • Portage included from Baltra airport to the ship and on the return
  • Services of Certified Naturalist Guide on board
  • All beverages including alcohol (bar) included on board the yacht
Trip Excludes
  • International Airfare
  • Pre-Cruise Quito Experience
  • Air ticket to/from Galapagos from mainland Ecuador
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee currently $100 per person, pain in cash at the Baltra airport.
  • Transit Control Card, $20 per person
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities for ship staff
  • Gratuities for Story Cruise Director
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Start City
Quito
End City
Ecuador

Trip ID#: GalAdvSto

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