M/Y LA PINTA TOUR CRUISE PROGRAMS

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-102C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Ten Days / Nine Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra, North Seymour, Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, Floreana

ICONIC SPECIES

Blue-Footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Flightless Cormorant, American Flamingos, Great & Magnificent Frigatebird, Galapagos Hawk, Land Iguana, Marine Iguana, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Mocking bird, Floreana Mockingbird, Darwin’s Finches, Brown Pelican, Swallow-Tailed Gull. Lava Gull, Lava (striated) Heron, Galapagos Martin

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.
Arrival Galapagos Islands
Baltra Airport
Our adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta. There’s an introductory welcome briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment followed by lunch.
North Seymour Island
Following an afternoon disembarkation, we enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. Evening briefing, welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
PM: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
PM: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Rabida Island
PM: Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station
PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 9: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 10: Thursday – 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 your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-102C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,805 $ 7,683 $ 7,624 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.
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-102C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Four Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Private Quito City Tour & Full Day Otavalo with lunch
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Ten Days / Nine Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Wednesday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: Thursday- 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: Wednesday – 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 – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
Arrival Galapagos Islands
Baltra Airport
Our adventure begins with a morning flight to Baltra Island and immediate transfer to the dock to board Yacht La Pinta. There’s an introductory welcome briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment followed by lunch.
North Seymour Island
Following an afternoon disembarkation, we enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of this beautiful flat island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and land iguanas. There are opportunities for coastal exploration by dinghy. Evening briefing, welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
Since there is no landing site at this location, the coastal exploration is by panga, while the naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles.
Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
In the afternoon, we visit the youngest and most pristine island of the archipelago, Fernandina, one of many visitors’ all-time favourites. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins, flightless cormorants and astounding views of the surrounding volcanic landscapes.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
After breakfast, we disembark at Urbina Bay, on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean floor. Here you can see corals, shells, and large and very colourful Galapagos land iguanas, as well as (occasionally) giant tortoises. Navigating the Bolívar Channel, there are good chances of spotting several species of whales.
Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a favourite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries, and today makes a great visitor site. An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water. We can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape before going on our hike.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Rabida Island
In the morning, we disembark at Rabida Island’s red-coloured beach. A stroll along the beach allows us to observe marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for an exploration of life underneath the waves.
Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)
The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts the fascinating landscapes of Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill). Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago, as well as the chance to observe land iguanas.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station
The morning visit heads to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest. These are the Galapagos’ headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
After lunch, we head up to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island by vehicle. This is a great place to look for the emblematic Darwin’s Finches and the endemic Scalesia trees. The highlands are also great for exploring the exuberant vegetation where giant tortoises roam in the wild. This will surely be one of the most remembered visits of the whole voyage.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 9: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay (Floreana Island) to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Panga rides along the maze of channels on Floreana’s north shore can also be enjoyed. Views from La Lobería and the Baroness Viewpoint are quite rewarding. There’s great kayaking and swimming from the beach as well.
Champion Islet & Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride our glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called “Champion Islet”. Later in the afternoon, 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 10: Thursday – 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 your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-102C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,805 $ 7,683 $ 7,624 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.
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
WESTERN ISLANDS ITINERARY WESTERN   ISLANDS ITINERARY
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO THURSDAY 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO THURSDAY
START END START END
BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA
11-Jan 17-Jan 10-Jan 16-Jan
25-Jan 31-Jan 24-Jan 30-Jan
8-Feb 14-Feb 7-Feb 13-Feb
22-Feb 28-Feb 21-Feb 27-Feb
8-Mar 14-Mar 6-Mar 12-Mar
22-Mar 28-Mar 20-Mar 26-Mar
5-Apr 11-Apr 3-Apr 9-Apr
19-Apr 25-Apr 17-Apr 23-Apr
3-May 9-May 1-May 7-May
17-May 23-May 15-May 21-May
31-May 6-Jun 29-May 4-Jun
14-Jun 20-Jun 12-Jun 18-Jun
28-Jun 4-Jul 26-Jun 2-Jul
12-Jul 18-Jul 10-Jul 16-Jul
26-Jul 1-Aug 24-Jul 30-Jul
9-Aug 15-Aug 7-Aug 13-Aug
23-Aug 29-Aug 21-Aug 27-Aug
6-Sep 12-Sep 4-Sep 10-Sep
20-Sep 26-Sep 18-Sep 24-Sep
4-Oct 10-Oct 2-Oct 8-Oct
18-Oct 24-Oct 16-Oct 22-Oct
1-Nov 7-Nov 30-Oct 5-Nov
13-Nov 19-Nov
27-Nov 3-Dec
13-Dec 19-Dec 11-Dec 17-Dec
27-Dec 2-Jan 25-Dec 31-Dec

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-102C – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,805 $ 7,683 $ 7,624 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.
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
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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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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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13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

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Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
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