GTEG-112 – M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS (ITINERARY “A”) – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS FIRST CLASS CRUISE TOURS

GTEG-112 – M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS (ITINERARY “A”) – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of islands to be visited and the highlights and iconic fauna and flora species of each island.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

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

CRUISE DATES:

A complete listing of all of the dates that the Eastern Islands cruise itinerary will be operating.

PRE-CRUISE TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings o be offered in combination with this cruise. In addition, we can tailor additional Pre and Post cruise tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTEG-112 – M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS (ITINERARY “A”) – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

ISLANDS:

Explore Baltra, Santiago, Bartolome, North Seymour, South Plaza, San Cristobal.

SITES

Charles Darwin Research Station, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé, North Seymour, Mosquera, South Plaza,
Witch Hill, Interpretation Center, San Cristobal (correct home page cristonal)

ICONIC SPECIES

Blue-footed booby, Nazca booby, Red-footed booby, Great & magnificent frigate bird, Galapagos hawk, Darwin’s finches, Pacific Green turtle, Marine iguana, Fur Seal, Galapagos sea lion, Galapagos Penguins, Lava (striated) heron, Land iguana, Lava gull, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Lava lizard

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Friday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

Baltra Airport & Santa Cruz Island & Charles Darwin Research Station
AM: Arrival in Baltra Airport from Quito or Guayaquil.
Your cruise guide will meet you and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and the M/C Treasure of Galapagos.
PM: Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

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

DAY 3: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

North Seymour Island & Mosquera
AM: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Monday – Galapagos Islands

South Plaza and San Cristobal Island
AM: South Plaza
PM: Cerro Brujo (Witch Hill) – San Cristobal
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Tuesday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Interpretation Center and San Cristobal Airport
AM: Visit to the Interpretation Center and transfer to airport for flight out to Quito or Guayaquil.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018

M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS ITINERARY “B”
TUE-SAT
5D/4N
ITINERARY “C”
SAT-FRI
7D/6N
Balcony Stateroom
Main Deck/Upper Deck
$3,195 $4,695
Master Suite – Main Deck (1) $3,994 $5,869

GTEG-112 – M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS (ITINERARY “A”) – FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Friday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

AM – Flight from either Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Airport
Upon arrival at Baltra Airport. A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor and to board the M/C Treasure of Galapagos.

PM – Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Staelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santiago Island and Bartolome Island
AM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
Santiago, also called James Island, is located in the western-central part of the Galapagos archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in the archipelago. Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active, with many young flows and cones to be seen, particularly along the southern, western, and eastern coasts. A number of large eruptions have been reported over the last 2 centuries. Santiago actually consists of two coalesced volcanoes: a typical shield volcano on the northwest end and a low, linear fissure volcano on the southeast end.

PM: Bartolome Island
It is situated across Sullivan Bay. It has an altitude of 114 meters, from where we can observe one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Galapagos Islands such as: Volcanic cones, lunar-like craters, lava fields, and the famous Toba formed pinnacle eroded by the sea. There is very little vegetation on this island. It has two breathtaking beaches where marine turtles and small colony of Galapagos penguins frequent.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Sunday – Galapagos Islands

North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet
AM: North Seymour Island
Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and therefore is generally flat and strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that pounds the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found body surfing.
The trees are dotted with male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies by inflating their bright red skin flaps. They sometimes fly in the air to call more attention to themselves. There’s a circular path that takes you through the island to a beautiful, rocky shore.

PM – Mosquera Islet
Mosquera is located between Baltra and North Seymour. This is a small islet formed by a geological uplift, with a reef of rocks and coral and a great white sand beach and a large sea lion population. You will also observe several species of shorebirds. Along the rocks it is common to see the Red Lava crabs and Sally light-foot crabs. This site offers great snorkeling and swimming.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Monday – Galapagos Islands

South Plaza Island & San Cristobal Island
AM: South Plaza Island
South Plaza is located to the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of a pair of islands known as “Islas Plazas”. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island there are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a marine iguana with a land iguana. They are unique and recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The big population of iguanas is due to the in part the availability of “tunas” – their favorite food. Swallow-tailed Gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea bids as: Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds and brown pelicans.

PM – Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)
The primary attraction of this site is the coral sand beach. It is an excellent place to swim and snorkel. Cerro Brujo is the remains of a tuff cone. It is one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin. It has an impressive landscape, where it is often possible to see coastal and migratory birds, including pelicans, Blue-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls, as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. At times the lagoon is completely dry and deposits of salt may be found in the bottom. The people of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno used the lagoon as a salt mine.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Tuesday – Depart Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island
AM – Interpretation Center (San Cristobal)
The Galapagos National Park Visitor Center lies close to the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The center explains a series of natural circumstances such as the volcanic origins of the islands, their remoteness from the continent, its ocean currents, its special climate, the arrival of different species, and their establishment, among others. After visiting the Interpretation Center, transfer to San Cristobal airport for your flight back to Guayaquil or Quito or your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018

M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS ITINERARY “B”
TUE-SAT
5D/4N
ITINERARY “C”
SAT-FRI
7D/6N
Balcony Stateroom
Main Deck/Upper Deck
$3,195 $4,695
Master Suite – Main Deck (1) $3,994 $5,869

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018

M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS ITINERARY “B”
TUE-SAT
5D/4N
ITINERARY “C”
SAT-FRI
7D/6N
Balcony Stateroom
Main Deck/Upper Deck
$3,195 $4,695
Master Suite – Main Deck (1) $3,994 $5,869

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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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

ENQUIRE NOW

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