M/Y LA PINTA TOUR CRUISE PROGRAMSS

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-101C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra, Santa Cruz Island, Chinese Hat Islet, Bartolome Island, Genovesa Island, Santiago Island

ICONIC SPECIES

Blue-Footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Red-Footed Booby, Great & Magnificent Frigate bird, Galapagos Hawk, Marine Iguana, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Mockingbird, Darwin’s Finch, Short-Eared Owl, Brown Pelican, Swallow-Tailed Gull, Lava Gull, Lava (striated) Heron.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Saturday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: Tuesday: 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: Sunday: 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: Monday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
Arrival Galapagos Islands
Baltra Airport
Following our morning arrival at Baltra Airport, we transfer to the Itabaca Channel, taking a small ferry across the channel to the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. We board our bus to the highlands, where we’ll learn about Santa Cruz’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
After lunch, we continue by bus to reach a reserve that is one of the best places in the archipelago to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. A short bus ride takes us down to Puerto Ayora to board Yacht La Pinta.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)
PM: Sombrero Chino Islet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

AM:Bartolome Island
PM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Darwin Bay
PM; Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Friday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland Quito or Guayaquil and to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-101C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,735 $ 5,613 $ 5, 554 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 the Middle of the World. Full day private tour to 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-101C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday – Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel in Quito

Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

 DAY 2: Saturday – 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: Sunday – 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: Monday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.

Arrival Galapagos Islands

Baltra Airport

Following our morning arrival at Baltra Airport, we transfer to the Itabaca Channel, taking a small ferry across the channel to the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. We board our bus to the highlands, where we’ll learn about Santa Cruz’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)

After lunch, we continue by bus to reach a reserve that is one of the best places in the archipelago to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around, eating grass and leaves and wallowing in the small pools. There are several lava tunnels in the reserve, too. A short bus ride takes us down to Puerto Ayora to board Yacht La Pinta.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)

After breakfast, a panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue footed boobies diving into the water, reef sharks and frigates. There’s a chance to snorkel and, if weather conditions permit, to ride in the glass-bottom boat. The volcanic setting of this area is quite stunning due to its variety of volcanic debris, including cinder cones, tuff cones, and semi-eroded lava flows.

Sombrero Chino Islet

The tiny island of Sombrero Chino gets its name from its appearance, reminiscent of a Chinese hat. This islet, formed only fairly recently, makes a beautiful visit as one explores the wildlife along its 400-metre long trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped white sandy beach. The cove offers excellent swimming and snorkelling opportunities amid white-tipped reef sharks and Galapagos penguins.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Bartolome Island

This morning, a Galapagos icon awaits: Bartolome Island. A great way to start the day, with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the view from the top is worth the effort! Following the walk, we take to the dinghies for a ride around colossal Pinnacle Rock, followed by time to enjoy the beach and some snorkelling. We can also ride in the glass-bottom boat for great views of the underwater world.

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)

After lunch, we board the pangas to land at Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago, a white coral sand beach great for swimming and snorkelling, and with a trail over a lava field that flowed here less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos while observing its wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

Darwin Bay

In the morning, we begin our exploration of this island with an easy stroll to observe marine and land birds. There is an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkelling at this beautiful natural harbour. The more adventurous can snorkel along the cliffs or paddle sea kayaks.

Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)

The afternoon starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs before we disembark for a short but steep climb up a wooden staircase. Once at the top, the land is flat, allowing for a captivating walk of about a mile to the other side of this small island, observing large colonies of Nazca boobies, frigate birds and storm petrels and the elusive short eared owl.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Friday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island

Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland – Quito or Guayaquil or your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-101C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,735 $ 5,613 $ 5, 554 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 the Middle of the World. Full day private tour to 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 LA PINTA CRUISE DATES 2020 M/Y LA PINTA CRUISE DATES
NORTHERN ISLANDS ITINERARY NORTHERN   ISLANDS ITINERARY
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – MONDAY TO FRIDAY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – MONDAY TO FRIDAY
START END START END
BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA
Monday, January 7, 19 Friday, January 11, 19 Monday, January 6, 20 Friday, January 10, 20
Monday, January 21, 19 Friday, January 25, 19 Monday, January 20, 20 Friday, January 24, 20
Monday, February 4, 19 Friday, February 8, 19 Monday, February 3, 20 Friday, February 7, 20
Monday, February 18, 19 Friday, February 22, 19 Monday, February 17, 20 Friday, February 21, 20
Monday, March 4, 19 Friday, March 8, 19 Monday, March 2, 20 Friday, March 6, 20
Monday, March 18, 19 Friday, March 22, 19 Monday, March 16, 20 Friday, March 20, 20
Monday, April 1, 19 Friday, April 5, 19 Monday, March 30, 20 Friday, April 3, 20
Monday, April 15, 19 Friday, April 19, 19 Monday, April 13, 20 Friday, April 17, 20
Monday, April 29, 19 Friday, May 3, 19 Monday, April 27, 20 Friday, May 1, 20
Monday, May 13, 19 Friday, May 17, 19 Monday, May 11, 20 Friday, May 15, 20
Monday, May 27, 19 Friday, May 31, 19 Monday, May 25, 20 Friday, May 29, 20
Monday, June 10, 19 Friday, June 14, 19 Monday, June 8, 20 Friday, June 12, 20
Monday, June 24, 19 Friday, June 28, 19 Monday, June 22, 20 Friday, June 26, 20
Monday, July 8, 19 Friday, July 12, 19 Monday, July 6, 20 Friday, July 10, 20
Monday, July 22, 19 Friday, July 26, 19 Monday, July 20, 20 Friday, July 24, 20
Monday, August 5, 19 Friday, August 9, 19 Monday, August 3, 20 Friday, August 7, 20
Monday, August 19, 19 Friday, August 23, 19 Monday, August 17, 20 Friday, August 21, 20
Monday, September 2, 19 Friday, September 6, 19 Monday, August 31, 20 Friday, September 4, 20
Monday, September 16, 19 Friday, September 20, 19 Monday, September 14, 20 Friday, September 18, 20
Monday, September 30, 19 Friday, October 4, 19 Monday, September 28, 20 Friday, October 2, 20
Monday, October 14, 19 Friday, October 18, 19 Monday, October 12, 20 Friday, October 16, 20
Monday, October 28, 19 Friday, November 1, 19 Monday, October 26, 20 Friday, October 30, 20
Monday, November 11, 19 Friday, November 15, 19 Monday, November 9, 20 Friday, November 13, 20
Monday, November 23, 20 Friday, November 27, 20
Monday, December 7, 20 Friday, December 11, 20
Monday, December 23, 19 Friday, December 27, 19 Monday, December 21, 20 Friday, December 25, 20

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-101C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,735 $ 5,613 $ 5, 554 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 the Middle of the World. Full day private tour to 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 33325

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9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
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(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

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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