M/Y Isabela II

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of islands to be visited and the highlights and iconic fauna and flora species of each island.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on activities and visits to each island and applicable cruise rates

CRUISE DATES:

A complete listing of all of the dates that the Eastern Islands cruise itinerary will be operating.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings o be offered in combination with this cruise. In addition, we can tailor additional Pre and Post cruise tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTMT-104C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y Isabela II – Southern Islands Itinerary – Friday to Tuesday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS

Explore Baltra, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Champion Islet, Española and San Cristobal

ICONIC SPECIES

Galapagos sea lion, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, great and magnificent Frigate birds, Galapagos albatross (April to December), American Flamingo, Galapagos doves, Galapagos mockingbirds, San Cristobal mockingbirds, Española mockingbirds, Floreana Mockingbirds, Darwin finches, Brown pelicans, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls and Lava (striated)

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Tuesday – Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel in Quito
Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 2: Wednesday: Quito

Quito and Surroundings Cultural: Private Day Tour Quito & Middle of the World
Visits to: San Francisco Church & Convent,, La Compañia de Jesus Church, Independence Square (Main Square), San Francisco Plaza & Middle of the World including the Ethnographic Museum.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 3: Thursday – Quito

Northern Highlands Cultural – Otavalo Full Day with lunch
This tour includes visits to: Mira Lago, Otavalo Market (Plaza De Los Ponchos), Vegetable Market, Miguel Andrango’s Workshop, Ñanda Mañachi Andean Instruments
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 4: Friday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
Baltra Airport – Santa Cruz Island)
We arrive at Baltra Airport and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch.
PM: Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
We visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens. Late afternoon stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora. Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Cove (Floreana Island
PM: Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Suarez (Española Island)
PM: Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
PM: Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8 Tuesday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal- Chatham Island): After breakfast, we depart to the pier and the airport for Your flight back to the mainland – Quito or Guayaquil or your next destination.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-104C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Classic Cabin $ 4,867 $ 4,745 $ 4,686 On Request

Cruise rates for Owners Cabin available on request. Rates for a single guest available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO
Three night hotel accommodations at Luxury Boutique Hotel including taxes and service fees. Daily breakfast. Private round trip transfer between airport and hotel. Private tour of Quito and Middle of the World. Private full day tour of Otavalo with lunch
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Daily island tours as per itinerary fully escorted by English speaking naturalists guides. Island sightseeing. Lecture services. All meals during the cruise. Transfers between airport and cruise. Snorkeling gear.

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets to/from Galapagos. Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice), transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person), wet suits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, tips, gifts, internet* and additional items.

GTMT-104C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y Isabela II – Southern Islands Itinerary – Friday to Tuesday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Tuesday – Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel in Quito
Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 2: Wednesday- Quito

Quito and Surroundings Cultural: Private Day Tour Quito & Middle of the World

Visits to: San Francisco Church & Convent – Recognized as one of the largest architectural structures within a historic center in the Americas, the San Francisco Church and Convent earned the nickname of “El Escorial” of the New World. La Compañia de Jesus Church – A lustre of gold hits visitors well before they’ve even crossed the doorstep of the La Compañia Church, known also as South America’s Temple of Solomon. It’s the crown jewel of Quito’s historic center and one of the most important manifestations of baroque architecture in the world. Independence Square (Main Square) – Located in the Historic Centre, Independence Square – also known as the Main Square – was the starting point for the planning and development of the city. It consists of four structures that serve as the corners of Quito society: the Presidential Palace (Carondelet), the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral of Quito, and the Municipal Palace. San Francisco Plaza – Located in the Historic Centre, Independence Square – also known as the Main Square – was the starting point for the planning and development of the city. It consists of four structures that serve as the corners of Quito society: the Presidential Palace (Carondelet), the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral of Quito, and the Municipal Palace. Middle of the World including the ethnographic Museum – A trip to Ecuador wouldn’t be complete without a photo depicting one foot in the northern hemisphere and another in the southern hemisphere. Middle of the World City, located just 13.5 km (8.3 mi) north of Quito, stands to honor the Geodesic Mission that established latitude 0 in the 18th century. The central monument delineates the imaginary equatorial line and houses the Ethnographic Museum, which is filled with ethnographic and interactive exhibits about Ecuador.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 3: Thursday – Quito

Northern Highlands Cultural – Otavalo Full Day with lunch

This tour includes visits to: Mira Lago – A warm and inviting touristic rest stop that offers unparalleled views of the San Pablo Lake and the imposing Imbabura Volcano. Otavalo Market (Plaza De Los Ponchos) – The history of the Otavalo Market, also known as the Plaza de los Ponchos (Poncho Plaza), goes all the way back to the 16th century, when the indigenous merchants played a crucial role as traders and travelling salesmen. Vegetable Market – The city of Otavalo is known for its myriad markets that fill it with life and movement. Miguel Andrango’s Workshop – The traditional waistband loom dates back to the XVII century, to the times of the Spanish colonization. Visit artisan Miguel Andrango’s workshop for a closer look into the process of producing these intricate textiles that the master weaves with apparent ease. Ñanda Mañachi Andean Instruments Workshop – While in the small community of Peguche, known for its healing waterfalls and long musical tradition, visitors will have the chance to visit the Ñanda Mañachi Andean Instruments Workshop.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury room

DAY 4: Friday – Arrival in Galapagos Islands

Baltra Airport – Santa Cruz Island)
We arrive at Baltra Airport and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch.
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
We visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. The campus houses the islands’ headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Late afternoon stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora. Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Post Office Bay & Baroness Cove (Floreana Island): After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Snorkeling off the beach.
Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island): Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like American flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest. We can usually snorkel at the “Champion Islet” site, ride along the coast in the inflatable dinghies (pangas) or observe the underwater world from the comfort of our glass-bottom boat.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Our morning outing at Punta Suarez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the Galapagos albatross, boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole”. Also, look for multi-colored (red, green and black) marine iguanas.
Gardner Bay (Española Island): In the afternoon, we set down at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak, inflatable dinghy-ride or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island): In the morning, we land on the eastern tip of the island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline and is the only site in the Galapagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim, kayak or snorkel from the beach or an inflatable dinghy ride.
Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island): In the afternoon following lunch on board, a dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes us to Cerro Brujo’s expansive, white coraline beach, great for walking, with rewarding birdwatching including good views of seabirds and shore birds.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Tuesday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal- Chatham Island): After breakfast, we depart to the pier and the airport for Your flight back to the mainland – Quito or Guayaquil or your next destination.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-104C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Classic Cabin $ 4,867 $ 4,745 $ 4,686 On Request

Cruise rates for Owners Cabin available on request. Rates for a single guest available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO
Three night hotel accommodations at Luxury Boutique Hotel including taxes and service fees. Daily breakfast. Private round trip transfer between airport and hotel. Private tour of Quito and Middle of the World. Private full day tour of Otavalo with lunch
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Daily island tours as per itinerary fully escorted by English speaking naturalists guides. Island sightseeing. Lecture services. All meals during the cruise. Transfers between airport and cruise. Snorkeling gear.

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets to/from Galapagos. Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice), transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person), wet suits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, tips, gifts, internet* and additional items.

2019 M/Y ISABELA II CRUISE DATES 2020 M/Y ISABELA II CRUISE DATES
SOUTHERN ISLANDS ITINERARY SOUTHERN ISLANDS ITINERARY
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY
START END START END
BALTRA SAN CRISTOBAL BALTRA SAN CRISTOBAL
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Friday, December 13, 19 Tuesday, December 17, 19 Friday, December 11, 20 Tuesday, December 15, 20
Friday, December 27, 19 Tuesday, December 31, 19 Friday, December 25, 20 Tuesday, December 29, 20

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-104C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Classic Cabin $ 4,867 $ 4,745 $ 4,686 On Request

Cruise rates for Owners Cabin available on request. Rates for a single guest available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO
Three night hotel accommodations at Luxury Boutique Hotel including taxes and service fees. Daily breakfast. Private round trip transfer between airport and hotel. Private tour of Quito and Middle of the World. Private full day tour of Otavalo with lunch
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Daily island tours as per itinerary fully escorted by English speaking naturalists guides. Island sightseeing. Lecture services. All meals during the cruise. Transfers between airport and cruise. Snorkeling gear.

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets to/from Galapagos. Galapagos National Park admission fee (US $100 subject to change without notice), transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$ 20 per person), wet suits, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, tips, gifts, internet* and additional items.

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GTGE – 25 – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 24 – QUITO
Ideal for Galapagos
or Amazon Programs
Two Days / One Night – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 26 – QUITO
Quito, Otavalo &
Cuicocha Lagoon
Four Days / Three Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTLT-30 – QUITO
Flavors, Aromas, Nature & Traditions
Quito, Otavalo & Mindo
Five Days / Four Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 35 – QUITO & CLOUD FLOREST
Quito & Mindo
Traditions, Culture & Nature
Four Days/ Three Nights – Private
Daily
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GTGE –42 - QUITO, OTAVALO & COTOPAXI
Andean Gastronomy, Traditions and Nature
Six Days / Five Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 50 - CULTURAL INTERACTIONS
Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Riobamba & Cuenca
Seven Days / Six Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 54 – ECUADOR ANDES EXPERIENCES
Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Riobamba, Alausi,
Devil’s Nose Train, Ingapirca, Cuenca
Eight Days / Seven Nights – Private
Daily
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Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
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(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843