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

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS FIRST CLASS CRUISE TOURS

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

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

ICONIC SPECIES

Blue-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Red-Footed Boobies, American Flamingos, Great & Magnificent Frigatebirds, Galapagos Hawks, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos Penguins, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Fur Seal, Galapagos Giant Tortoises, Galapagos Doves, Galapagos Mockingbirds, San Cristobal Mockingbirds, Darwin Finches, Short-eared Owls, Brown Pelicans, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls,

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Monday – Arrival in Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island
We land at Baltra Island by plane in the morning and transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II. Welcome introductory briefing, boat drill and lunch.
Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)
This beautiful visitor site is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, a glorious white beach with a couple of brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea.

DAY 2: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Buccaneer Cove (Santiago Island)
After breakfast, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove, learning about the area’s distant and recent history. The cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms.

Puerto Egas (Santiago Island)
We can enjoy a swim or snorkel amid a rocky shoreline, usually in the company of marine turtles. From here, we head off to our walk, a great opportunity to see land and marine birds.

DAY 3: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Rabida Island (Jervis)
Some groups will go for a fascinating panga ride along the shores while others will
disembark on Rabida Island’s red-coloured beach. Our walk brings us close to a colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches.

Bartolome Island
Today’s afternoon activities begin with a wet landing on the golden beach of this famous island, dominated by the imposing Pinnacle Rock. There’s great snorkeling and swimming from the beach plus the chance to ride the glass bottom boat.

DAY 4: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa Island)
The morning starts with a steep climb (only 90 feet) up some stairs to reach a flat rocky plateau. Along with our walk, we can observe large colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels.

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

DAY 5: Friday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Tortoise Reserve – Baltra airport
We start our last morning at the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. After breakfast, your luggage will be taken to the airport, while you visit the Tortoise Reserve. The windward slopes of the island are home to two species of giant tortoises. After this visit we will transfer directly to Baltra airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil or your next destination.

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

M/V SANTA CRUZ II WESTERN ISLANDS
THU-MON
5D/4N
EASTERN ISLANDS
FRI-THU
7D/6N
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$3,678 $5,372
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin
(23 Cabins)
$3,910 $5,714
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$4,510 $6,590
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin
(17 Cabins)
$4,070 $5,942
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin
(3 Cabins)
$4,186 $6,116
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite
(3 Cabins)
$4,742 $6,932

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

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Monday – Arrival Galapagos Islands

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

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

DAY 2: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

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

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

DAY 3: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

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

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

DAY 4: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

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

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

DAY 5: Friday – Depart Galapagos Islands

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

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

M/V SANTA CRUZ II WESTERN ISLANDS
THU-MON
5D/4N
EASTERN ISLANDS
FRI-THU
7D/6N
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$3,678 $5,372
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin
(23 Cabins)
$3,910 $5,714
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$4,510 $6,590
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin
(17 Cabins)
$4,070 $5,942
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin
(3 Cabins)
$4,186 $6,116
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite
(3 Cabins)
$4,742 $6,932
2019 M/V SANTA CRUZ CRUISE DATES 2020 M/V SANTA CRUZ CRUISE DATES
NORTHERN GALAPAGOS ISLAND NORTHERN GALAPAGOS ISLAND
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 25, 19 Friday, November 29, 19
Monday, December 9, 19 Friday, December 13, 19
Monday, December 23, 19 Friday, December 27, 19 Monday, December 21, 20 Friday, December 25, 20

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

M/V SANTA CRUZ II WESTERN ISLANDS
THU-MON
5D/4N
EASTERN ISLANDS
FRI-THU
7D/6N
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$3,678 $5,372
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin
(23 Cabins)
$3,910 $5,714
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin
(2 Cabins)
$4,510 $6,590
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin
(17 Cabins)
$4,070 $5,942
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin
(3 Cabins)
$4,186 $6,116
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite
(3 Cabins)
$4,742 $6,932

CRUISE RATE INCLUDES:

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

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

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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

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