M/V SANTA CRUZ II

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

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

PRE & POST CRUISE TOURS

Tours in Quito and surroundings to be offered in combination with this cruise. Or we can tailor tours to adjust to your clients’ interests.

CRUISE DEPARTURES 2021
MONTH DATES MONTH DATES
JULY 5 & 19 OCTOBER 11 & 25
AUGUST 2 & 16 NOVEMBER 8 & 22
SEPTEMBER 13 & 27 DECEMBER 6 & 20
CRUISE DEPARTURES 2022
MONTH DATES MONTH DATES
JANUARY 3, 17 & 31 JULY 4 & 18
FEBRUARY 14 & 28 AUGUST 1, 15 & 29
MARCH 14 & 28 SEPTEMBER 12 & 26
APRIL 25 OCTOBER 10 & 24
MAY DRY DOCK NOVEMBER 7 & 21
JUNE 6 & 20 DECEMBER 5 & 19

 

PER PERSON GROSS CRUISE RATES 2021-2022
CABIN CATEGORY 2021 2022
HORIZON D. EXPLORER FAMILY $4,112 $4,276
HORIZON D. EXPLORER $4,376 $4,551
HORIZON D. VOYAGER $5,052 $5,254
EXPEDITION D. EXPLORER $4,552 $4,734
PANORAMA D. EXPLORER $4,684 $4,871
PANORAMA D. DARWIN SUITE $5,308 $5,520

CRUISE RATES INCLUDE:

  • Five days/four nights cruise based on double occupancy on the reserved cabin category.
  • Daily fully escorted visits to the islands included in the itinerary by professional naturalist English speaking guides. Daily briefings by
  • Galapagos National Park Naturalist guides.
  • Medical attention on board (excludes cost of medication)
  • All meals during the cruise as indicated in itinerary. Limited Internet
  • Roundtrip transfers between the airports in Galapagos and the cruise. Taxes.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International air and local roundtrip air between Quito or Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fees – $100.00 per person and subject to change.
  • Galapagos tourist card – INGALA – $ 20.00 per person and subject to change.
  • Land services, tours and services not indicated in itinerary. Expenses of personal nature

NOTE: The entrance and transit card fees are under the jurisdiction of the Galapagos National Park and are subject to change without further notice.

BOOKING INCENTIVES / CRUISE DISCOUNTS

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR SPECIAL CRUISE & TOUR RATES

  • For cruise bookings 30 days or less prior to departure
  • For cruise bookings between 30 and 60 days prior to departure

Pre-Cruise tours featuring the first-class Boutique Hotel Ikala in Quito. Private services for transfers and land tours.

Hotel Boutique Deluxe Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena occupies a pivotal spot in Quito’s Old Town: the southwest corner of San Francisco Plaza, the history of which dates all the way back to the time of the Incas.

Casa Gangotena believes in being ambassadors of Ecuadorian hospitality and providing guests with an intimate space to experience the hotel in their own, unique way. Intuitive and world-class service are at the ready to make this a reality. And what better place to experience this level of hospitality than amid Casa Gangotena’s Boutique Hotel neoclassical and Art Deco architecture? Trust us when we say you’ll feel completely at ease whenever you take a moment to relax and admire the hotel’s contemporary interior design, antiques, fine furnishings and quintessential comforts.

GTEG-106 – GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE
M/V SANTA CRUZ II – NORTHERN ISLANDS ITINERARY
FIVE DAYS/FOUR NIGHTS –MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Monday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
We land at Baltra Island by plane in the morning and transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II, where we receive a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill and lunch.

Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)
This beautiful visitor site is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, a glorious white beach with a couple of brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. You may enjoy swimming and or snorkeling at this beach too. Welcome cocktail, expedition plan for Tuesday and dinner.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Buccaneer Cove (Santiago Island)
After breakfast, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “Elephant Rock”, “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. Opportunity for snorkeling, and a ride on the panga or glass-bottom boat.

Puerto Egas (Santiago Island)
Once we disembark at the beach, we can enjoy a swim or snorkel amid a rocky shoreline, usually in the company of marine turtles. From here, we head off to our walk, a great opportunity to see land and marine birds amid landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and we can also observe a colony of fur-sea lions. After the visit, we had some time for swimming and snorkeling.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Rabida Island (Jervis)
Some groups will go for a fascinating panga ride along the shores while others will
disembark on R abida Island’s red-coloured beach, caused by the unusually high content of iron in the volcanic material. Our walk brings us close to a colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. Very close to the beach, a salt pond occasionally hosts American flamingos. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, both for beginners as well as for experienced snorkelers, due to the unique combination of underwater species and submarine landscapes. During navigation to our next island, we can sometimes spot dolphins!

Bartolome Island
Today’s afternoon activities begin with a wet landing on the golden beach of this famous island, dominated by the imposing Pinnacle Rock. There’s great snorkeling and swimming from the beach plus the chance to ride the glass bottom boat. After returning to the ship, we split into two group: the first lands for a hike to the summit of this diminutive island that boasts fantastic views of the archipelago. This is a moderately steep climb aided by a wooden staircase, resting platforms and handrails – the view from the top is worth the effort! The second takes to the pangas to explore the rugged and volcanic shoreline. The groups then swap so that each one experiences the full beauty of this island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa Island)
The morning starts with a steep climb (only 90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat rocky plateau. Along our walk, we can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels. Those not wishing to disembark can enjoy a longer panga ride along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions). Kayaking is optional.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
In the afternoon, we land at this beautiful beach to enjoy some swimming and/or snorkeling. Following our dip, we take an easy stroll to observe hundreds of birds, mainly frigate birds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. Opportunity for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Friday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Tortoise Reserve – Baltra airport
We start our last morning at the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. After breakfast, your luggage will be taken to the airport, while you visit the Tortoise Reserve. A dry landing at a passenger’s wharf and a bus ride to the loftier region of the island will provide the last highlight of the cruise: giant tortoises in the wild. The windward slopes of the island are home to two species of giant tortoises. These lush highlands include dense forests of Galapagos daisies, orchids and bromeliads, and several endemic land birds. After this visit we will transfer directly to Baltra airport. Farewell to Galapagos.
Meals: Breakfast

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GTGE – 24 – QUITO
Ideal for Galapagos
or Amazon Programs
Two Days / One Night – Private Services
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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 – 25A – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25B – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25C – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 26 – QUITO
Quito, Otavalo &
Cuicocha Lagoon
Four Days / Three Nights – Private Services
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GTLT-30 – QUITO
Flavors, Aromas, Nature & Traditions
Quito, Otavalo & Mindo
Five Days / Four Nights – Private Services
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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
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GTGE – 50 - CULTURAL INTERACTIONS
Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Riobamba & Cuenca
Seven Days / Six Nights – Private Services
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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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9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

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(305) 436 0933 
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