M/V SANTA CRUISE TOUR 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.

PRE-CRUISE 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-108B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel – Quito & Middle of the World Tour
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/V Santa Cruz – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS

Baltra, Mosquera, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Española, North Seymour

ICONIC SPECIES

Galapagos Albatrosses (From April to December) (BIG15), Blue Footed Boobies (BIG15), Nazca Boobies (BIG15), Red Footed Boobies (BIG15), Great & Magnificent Frigate birds (BIG15), Galapagos Hawks (BIG15), Land Iguanas (BIG15), Marine Iguanas (BIG15), Santa Fe Land Iguana (BIG15), Galapagos Sea Lion (BIG15), Galapagos Giant Tortoises (BIG15), Galapagos Fur Seal (BIG15), American Flamingo (BIG15), Galapagos Doves, Galapagos Mockingbirds, San Cristobal Mockingbirds, Española Mockingbirds, Darwin Finches, Brown Pelicans, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Lava (striated) Herons.

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,, 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: Friday – Quito / Galapagos

Private transfer hotel to airport and check in assistance for flight to Galapagos Islands
Arrival in Galapagos Islands
Baltra Island
We arrive by plane at Baltra Island and transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II where we receive our welcome introductory briefing and lunch.
PM: Mosquera Islet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island)
PM: Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: South Plaza Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Monday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
PM: Santa Cruz Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 8: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)
PM: North Seymour Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 9: Thursday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
On our last day, we disembark at Baltra Island and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil and to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

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

GTMT-108B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin $ 6,178 $ 6,097 $ 6,060 $ 7,727
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin $ 6,520 $ 6,439 $ 6,402 $ 8,120

Cruise rates for Horizon Deck Voyager, Expedition Deck Explorer, Panorama Deck Explorer & Panorama Deck Darwin Suite cabins available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO

Two 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 & Middle of the World.

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-108B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel – Quito & Middle of the World Tour
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/V Santa Cruz – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight 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: Friday – Quito / Galapagos

Private transfer hotel to airport and check in assistance for flight to Galapagos Islands
Arrival in Galapagos Islands
Baltra Island
We arrive by plane at Baltra Island and transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II where we receive our welcome introductory briefing and lunch.
Mosquera Islet
Only four nautical miles from Baltra, the island is a long and narrow sand bank surrounded by lava reefs. Our groups will approach the island from its western shore, a long shallow reef, the perfect rookery for young sea lions.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island)
After breakfast, we disembark (dry landing) at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the island’s capital, and drive 40 minutes to the island’s southern shore. At Cerro Colorado, we visit the breeding centre for highly endangered giant tortoises.
Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, we disembark (wet landing) on the eastern tip of the island at Punta Pitt, an eroded tuff cone, whose trail provides spectacular views of the shoreline. This is the only site in the Galapagos where the three species of boobies can be found together.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Fe Island
After breakfast, we take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by many sea lions and land iguanas
South Plaza Island
Following lunch and a rest, we disembark (dry landing) in this channel, whose turquoise waters contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while frigates, swallow-tailed gulls and shearwaters glide, playing with the thermals.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
In the morning, we disembark for our visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station’s giant tortoise Breeding Centre within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation and conservation.
Santa Cruz Island
We have several options available for the afternoon, which can be discussed in advance with your Expedition Leader.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Suarez (Española Island)
An exciting walk awaits at this site, where we enjoy its unique sea bird colonies, including Galapagos albatross (April-December), Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls.
Gardner Bay – Osborn Islet (Española Island)
In the afternoon, the picture-postcard white coral beach of Gardner Bay and the nearby islet of Osborn provides a beautiful setting for observing sea lions, mockingbirds, and finches as we relax.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)
After breakfast, a panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, a small 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 condition permits, ride in the glass-bottom boat and kayak.
North Seymour Island
North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a volcanic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. This is a great introductory site to the islands and their wildlife, full of bird colonies of blue footed boobies, two species of frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, as well as sea lions and marine iguanas.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 9: Thursday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
On our last day, we disembark at Baltra Island and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Quito or Guayaquil and to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

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

GTMT-108B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin $ 6,178 $ 6,097 $ 6,060 $ 7,727
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin $ 6,520 $ 6,439 $ 6,402 $ 8,120

Cruise rates for Horizon Deck Voyager, Expedition Deck Explorer, Panorama Deck Explorer & Panorama Deck Darwin Suite cabins available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO

Two 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 & Middle of the World.

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/V SANTA CRUZ CRUISE DATES 2020 M/V SANTA CRUZ CRUISE DATES
EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO THURSDAY 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS – FRIDAY TO THURSDAY
START END START END
BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA
Friday, January 11, 19 Thursday, January 17, 19 Friday, January 10, 20 Thursday, January 16, 20
Friday, January 25, 19 Thursday, January 31, 19 Friday, January 24, 20 Thursday, January 30, 20
Friday, February 8, 19 Thursday, February 14, 19 Friday, February 7, 20 Thursday, February 13, 20
Friday, February 22, 19 Thursday, February 28, 19 Friday, February 21, 20 Thursday, February 27, 20
Friday, March 8, 19 Thursday, March 14, 19 Friday, March 6, 20 Thursday, March 12, 20
Friday, March 22, 19 Thursday, March 28, 19 Friday, March 20, 20 Thursday, March 26, 20
Friday, April 5, 19 Thursday, April 11, 19 Friday, April 3, 20 Thursday, April 9, 20
Friday, April 19, 19 Thursday, April 25, 19 Friday, April 17, 20 Thursday, April 23, 20
Friday, May 3, 19 Thursday, May 9, 19 Friday, May 1, 20 Thursday, May 7, 20
Friday, May 17, 19 Thursday, May 23, 19 Friday, May 15, 20 Thursday, May 21, 20
Friday, May 31, 19 Thursday, June 6, 19 Friday, May 29, 20 Thursday, June 4, 20
Friday, June 14, 19 Thursday, June 20, 19 Friday, June 12, 20 Thursday, June 18, 20
Friday, June 28, 19 Thursday, July 4, 19 Friday, June 26, 20 Thursday, July 2, 20
Friday, July 12, 19 Thursday, July 18, 19 Friday, July 10, 20 Thursday, July 16, 20
Friday, July 26, 19 Thursday, August 1, 19 Friday, July 24, 20 Thursday, July 30, 20
Friday, August 9, 19 Thursday, August 15, 19 Friday, August 7, 20 Thursday, August 13, 20
Friday, August 23, 19 Thursday, August 29, 19 Friday, August 21, 20 Thursday, August 27, 20
Friday, September 6, 19 Thursday, September 12, 19 Friday, September 4, 20 Thursday, September 10, 20
Friday, September 20, 19 Thursday, September 26, 19 Friday, September 18, 20 Thursday, September 24, 20
Friday, October 4, 19 Thursday, October 10, 19 Friday, October 2, 20 Thursday, October 8, 20
Friday, October 18, 19 Thursday, October 24, 19 Friday, October 16, 20 Thursday, October 22, 20
Friday, November 1, 19 Thursday, November 7, 19 Friday, October 30, 20 Thursday, November 5, 20
Friday, November 15, 19 Thursday, November 21, 19
Friday, November 29, 19 Thursday, December 5, 19
Friday, December 13, 19 Thursday, December 19, 19 Friday, December 11, 20 Thursday, December 17, 20
Friday, December 27, 19 Thursday, January 2, 20 Friday, December 25, 20 Thursday, December 31, 20

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

GTMT-108B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin $ 6,178 $ 6,097 $ 6,060 $ 7,727
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin $ 6,520 $ 6,439 $ 6,402 $ 8,120

Cruise rates for Horizon Deck Voyager, Expedition Deck Explorer, Panorama Deck Explorer & Panorama Deck Darwin Suite cabins available on request. For Quito this tour is also available with other hotel categories on request.

TOUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES:

QUITO

Two 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 & Middle of the World.

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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G T TOURS OFFICES:

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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