GALAPAGOS TOUR PROGRAMS ABOARD THE M/Y LA PINTA

GALAPAGOS TOUR PROGRAMS ABOARD THE M/Y LA PINTA

GTMT-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Six Days / Five Nights Tour Program

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-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Six Days / Five Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra. South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Española, Santa Cruz

ICONIC SPECIES

Galapagos albatross (From April to December), Blue-footed Booby, Nazca booby, Red-footed Booby, Great & magnificent frigatebird, Galapagos hawk, Land iguana, Marine iguana, Santa Fe land iguana, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos dove, Galapagos mockingbird, San Cristobal Mockingbird, Española mockingbird, Darwin’s finches, Brown Pelican, Swallow-Tailed gull, Lava Gull, Lava (striated) heron.

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 / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
PM: South Plaza Island
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Friday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Santa Fe Island
PM; Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 5: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Suarez
PM; Gardner Bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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

One 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-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Six Days / Five 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 / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
South Plaza Island
The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-grey land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Fe Island
We take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by colonies of sea lions. Galapagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The Santa Fe land iguana, unique to just this island, may be spotted during the walk. Following the walk, we can snorkel and swim along a natural wave barrier or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
After lunch, we disembark 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 in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both island endemics.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
We land at the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island this morning. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline; we can observe frigates, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim from the beach and snorkel.
Cerro Brujo
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 coral beach, great for walking, with rewarding bird-watching featuring seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Española Island
Punta Suarez
Our morning outing at Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April – January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole” lava formation. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Many regard this site as the best in the Galapagos. Back on board for lunch.
Gardner Bay
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 snorkelling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak or ride the glass-bottom boa
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals; Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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

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

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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

One 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-100B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Seven Days / Six Nights Tour Program

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-100B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Seven Days / Six Nights Tour Program

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra. South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Española, Santa Cruz

ICONIC SPECIES

Galapagos albatross (From April to December), Blue-footed Booby, Nazca booby, Red-footed Booby, Great & magnificent frigatebird, Galapagos hawk, Land iguana, Marine iguana, Santa Fe land iguana, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos dove, Galapagos mockingbird, San Cristobal Mockingbird, Española mockingbird, Darwin’s finches, Brown Pelican, Swallow-Tailed gull, Lava Gull, Lava (striated) heron.

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 / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
PM: South Plaza Island
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Friday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Santa Fe Island
PM; Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Suarez
PM; Gardner Bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
Two 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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight 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 / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
South Plaza Island
The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-grey land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Fe Island
We take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by colonies of sea lions. Galapagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The Santa Fe land iguana, unique to just this island, may be spotted during the walk. Following the walk, we can snorkel and swim along a natural wave barrier or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
After lunch, we disembark 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 in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both island endemics.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
We land at the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island this morning. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline; we can observe frigates, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim from the beach and snorkel.
Cerro Brujo
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 coral beach, great for walking, with rewarding bird-watching featuring seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Española Island
Punta Suarez
Our morning outing at Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April – January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole” lava formation. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Many regard this site as the best in the Galapagos. Back on board for lunch.
Gardner Bay
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 snorkelling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak or ride the glass-bottom boa
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals; Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
Two 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
EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – THURSDAY TO MONDAY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – THURSDAY TO MONDAY
START END START END
BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA
Thursday, January 3, 19 Monday, January 7, 19 Thursday, January 2, 20 Monday, January 6, 20
Thursday, January 17, 19 Monday, January 21, 19 Thursday, January 16, 20 Monday, January 20, 20
Thursday, January 31, 19 Monday, February 4, 19 Thursday, January 30, 20 Monday, February 3, 20
Thursday, February 14, 19 Monday, February 18, 19 Thursday, February 13, 20 Monday, February 17, 20
Thursday, February 28, 19 Monday, March 4, 19 Thursday, February 27, 20 Monday, March 2, 20
Thursday, March 14, 19 Monday, March 18, 19 Thursday, March 12, 20 Monday, March 16, 20
Thursday, March 28, 19 Monday, April 1, 19 Thursday, March 26, 20 Monday, March 30, 20
Thursday, April 11, 19 Monday, April 15, 19 Thursday, April 9, 20 Monday, April 13, 20
Thursday, April 25, 19 Monday, April 29, 19 Thursday, April 23, 20 Monday, April 27, 20
Thursday, May 9, 19 Monday, May 13, 19 Thursday, May 7, 20 Monday, May 11, 20
Thursday, May 23, 19 Monday, May 27, 19 Thursday, May 21, 20 Monday, May 25, 20
Thursday, June 6, 19 Monday, June 10, 19 Thursday, June 4, 20 Monday, June 8, 20
Thursday, June 20, 19 Monday, June 24, 19 Thursday, June 18, 20 Monday, June 22, 20
Thursday, July 4, 19 Monday, July 8, 19 Thursday, July 2, 20 Monday, July 6, 20
Thursday, July 18, 19 Monday, July 22, 19 Thursday, July 16, 20 Monday, July 20, 20
Thursday, August 1, 19 Monday, August 5, 19 Thursday, July 30, 20 Monday, August 3, 20
Thursday, August 15, 19 Monday, August 19, 19 Thursday, August 13, 20 Monday, August 17, 20
Thursday, August 29, 19 Monday, September 2, 19 Thursday, August 27, 20 Monday, August 31, 20
Thursday, September 12, 19 Monday, September 16, 19 Thursday, September 10, 20 Monday, September 14, 20
Thursday, September 26, 19 Monday, September 30, 19 Thursday, September 24, 20 Monday, September 28, 20
Thursday, October 10, 19 Monday, October 14, 19 Thursday, October 8, 20 Monday, October 12, 20
Thursday, October 24, 19 Monday, October 28, 19 Thursday, October 22, 20 Monday, October 26, 20
Thursday, November 7, 19 Monday, November 11, 19 Thursday, November 5, 20 Monday, November 9, 20
Thursday, November 19, 20 Monday, November 23, 20
Thursday, December 3, 20 Monday, December 7, 20
Thursday, December 19, 19 Monday, December 23, 19 Thursday, December 17, 20 Monday, December 21, 20
Thursday, December 31, 20 Monday, January 4, 21

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
Two 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-100C – 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 – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

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-100C – 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 – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

HIGHLIGHTS

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra. South Plaza, Santa Fe, San Cristobal, Española, Santa Cruz

ICONIC SPECIES:

Galapagos albatross (From April to December), Blue-footed Booby, Nazca booby, Red-footed Booby, Great & magnificent frigate bird, Galapagos hawk, Land iguana, Marine iguana, Santa Fe land iguana, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos dove, Galapagos mockingbird, San Cristobal Mockingbird, Española mockingbird, Darwin’s finches, Brown Pelican, Swallow-Tailed gull, Lava Gull, Lava (striated) heron.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Monday – 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: Wednesday – 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: Thursday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
PM: South Plaza Island
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Friday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Santa Fe Island
PM; Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 7: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

AM: Punta Suarez
PM; Gardner Bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100C – 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 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-100C – 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 – Eastern Islands Itinerary – Thursday to Monday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Monday – 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 – 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: Thursday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Galapagos.
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 a welcome introductory briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment and then lunch. We weigh anchor and start sailing for our first afternoon outing.
South Plaza Island
The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-grey land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Fe Island
We take the dinghy over to this idyllic sandy-white beach populated by colonies of sea lions. Galapagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The Santa Fe land iguana, unique to just this island, may be spotted during the walk. Following the walk, we can snorkel and swim along a natural wave barrier or ride the glass-bottom boat.
Cerro Colorado Tortoise Habitat
After lunch, we disembark 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 in the midst of a fantastic deciduous forest, home to dozens of bird species, including the San Cristobal mockingbird, and the San Cristobal lava lizard, both island endemics.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
We land at the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island this morning. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline; we can observe frigates, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim from the beach and snorkel.
Cerro Brujo
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 coral beach, great for walking, with rewarding bird-watching featuring seabirds and shore birds. Also, look out for Galapagos sea lions. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

Española Island
Punta Suarez
Our morning outing at Punta Suárez provides an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including the waved albatrosses (April – January), boobies, swallow-tail gulls, and the famous “blowhole” lava formation. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Many regard this site as the best in the Galapagos. Back on board for lunch.
Gardner Bay
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 snorkelling in this area, or else there’s time to kayak or ride the glass-bottom boa
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Monday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)/ Baltra Airport
Disembarking in the morning, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the captive rearing programme for the giant tortoises. Here we witness the efforts and results of Galapagos fieldwork and study done in the name of science. We transfer via bus across Santa Cruz Island and a short ferry ride to Baltra. Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the construction site for an airport.
Meals; Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-100C – 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 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/Y LA PINTA CRUISE DATES 2020 M/Y LA PINTA CRUISE DATES
EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY EASTER ISLANDS ITINERARY
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – THURSDAY TO MONDAY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – THURSDAY TO MONDAY
START END START END
BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA BALTRA
Thursday, January 3, 19 Monday, January 7, 19 Thursday, January 2, 20 Monday, January 6, 20
Thursday, January 17, 19 Monday, January 21, 19 Thursday, January 16, 20 Monday, January 20, 20
Thursday, January 31, 19 Monday, February 4, 19 Thursday, January 30, 20 Monday, February 3, 20
Thursday, February 14, 19 Monday, February 18, 19 Thursday, February 13, 20 Monday, February 17, 20
Thursday, February 28, 19 Monday, March 4, 19 Thursday, February 27, 20 Monday, March 2, 20
Thursday, March 14, 19 Monday, March 18, 19 Thursday, March 12, 20 Monday, March 16, 20
Thursday, March 28, 19 Monday, April 1, 19 Thursday, March 26, 20 Monday, March 30, 20
Thursday, April 11, 19 Monday, April 15, 19 Thursday, April 9, 20 Monday, April 13, 20
Thursday, April 25, 19 Monday, April 29, 19 Thursday, April 23, 20 Monday, April 27, 20
Thursday, May 9, 19 Monday, May 13, 19 Thursday, May 7, 20 Monday, May 11, 20
Thursday, May 23, 19 Monday, May 27, 19 Thursday, May 21, 20 Monday, May 25, 20
Thursday, June 6, 19 Monday, June 10, 19 Thursday, June 4, 20 Monday, June 8, 20
Thursday, June 20, 19 Monday, June 24, 19 Thursday, June 18, 20 Monday, June 22, 20
Thursday, July 4, 19 Monday, July 8, 19 Thursday, July 2, 20 Monday, July 6, 20
Thursday, July 18, 19 Monday, July 22, 19 Thursday, July 16, 20 Monday, July 20, 20
Thursday, August 1, 19 Monday, August 5, 19 Thursday, July 30, 20 Monday, August 3, 20
Thursday, August 15, 19 Monday, August 19, 19 Thursday, August 13, 20 Monday, August 17, 20
Thursday, August 29, 19 Monday, September 2, 19 Thursday, August 27, 20 Monday, August 31, 20
Thursday, September 12, 19 Monday, September 16, 19 Thursday, September 10, 20 Monday, September 14, 20
Thursday, September 26, 19 Monday, September 30, 19 Thursday, September 24, 20 Monday, September 28, 20
Thursday, October 10, 19 Monday, October 14, 19 Thursday, October 8, 20 Monday, October 12, 20
Thursday, October 24, 19 Monday, October 28, 19 Thursday, October 22, 20 Monday, October 26, 20
Thursday, November 7, 19 Monday, November 11, 19 Thursday, November 5, 20 Monday, November 9, 20
Thursday, November 19, 20 Monday, November 23, 20
Thursday, December 3, 20 Monday, December 7, 20
Thursday, December 19, 19 Monday, December 23, 19 Thursday, December 17, 20 Monday, December 21, 20
Thursday, December 31, 20 Monday, January 4, 21

GROSS RATES PER PERSON VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

GTMT-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 6,987 $ 6,935 $ 6,908 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
One 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Six Days / Five Nights Tour Program

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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Six Days / Five 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 Frigatebird, 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: Sunday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: 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 3: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 4: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 5: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 6: 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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
One 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Six Days / Five Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Sunday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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
One 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
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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 4,917 $ 4,865 $ 4,838 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
One 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Seven Days / Six Nights Tour Program

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-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Seven Days / Six 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: Sunday: 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: 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 4: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 5: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 6: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 7: 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-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
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 and the 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-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Five Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Northern Islands Itinerary – Monday to Friday
Seven Days / Six Nights Tour Program

Detailed 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: Sunday- 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: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
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 and the 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/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-101B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 5,296 $ 5,215 $ 5,178 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
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 and the 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

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

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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-102A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

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-102A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

HIGHLIGHTS

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: Thursday – Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel in Quito

Overnight accommodations Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Room

DAY 2: 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 3: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 4: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 5: Monday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 6: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 7: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 8: 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 6,987 $ 6,935 $ 6,908 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
One 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-102A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Two Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury Boutique Hotel
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Eight Days / Seven Nights Tour Program

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Thursday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 6,987 $ 6,935 $ 6,908 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
One 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-101A – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 6,987 $ 6,935 $ 6,908 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
One 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTMT-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight Nights Tour Program

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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight 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: Thursday – Arrival in Quito

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

DAY 2: Sunday: 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 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 4: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 5: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 6: Monday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 7: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 8: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 9: 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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,366 $ 7,285 $ 7,248 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
Two 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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Three Days Quito – Hotel Casa Gangotena – Luxury – Private tour of Quito & Middle of the World
Seven Day Galapagos Cruise – M/Y La Pinta – Western Islands Itinerary – Friday to Thursday
Nine Days / Eight Nights Tour Program

Detailed 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: Sunday- 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 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,366 $ 7,285 $ 7,248 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
Two 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-102B – QUITO & GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 2 GUESTS 3 GUESTS 4 GUESTS SINGLE
Luxury Cabin & Luxury Plus Cabin $ 7,366 $ 7,285 $ 7,248 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
Two 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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

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

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.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

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GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

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GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

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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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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

Send us a Message

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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