GTGG-155 MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “A” EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS DELUXE CRUISE TOURS

GTGG-155 MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “A”
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

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

GTGG-155 MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “A”
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

ICONIC SPECIES

Red-Footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Great Frigate birds, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Yellow-Crowned and Lava Herons, Stingrays, Colorful Reef fish and Hammerhead sharks, Mangroves, Short-Eared owl, Storm Petrels and Tropic birds, Sally Light foot crabs, Hermit crabs, Whimbrels, Black-Necked stilts, Flamingos, Sharks, Sea Turtles, Herons, Golden rays, Giant Tortoises, Land Iguanas, Finches, Vermilion Flycatcher and Mockingbirds, Scalesia Pedunculate trees, Stilts, Whimbrels, Gallinules, Finches, Pintail ducks, Brown Pelicans, 7 species of Finches, Juvenile and adult tortoises, Tortoises, Galapagos Hawks, Penguins, Spotted Eagle Rays, Herons, Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Mangrove forest, Darwin’s Cotton Plant, Flightless Cormorant, Blue-Footed Boobies, Giant Tortoises, Finches, Mockingbirds, Lava Lizards, Ground and tree finches, Yellow Warblers, Large-Billed flycatchers, Penguins, Sea Turtles, A nesting colony of Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos snakes, Lava Lizards, Lava cactus, Fur Seals, Sea Lion, Wading birds, Brown pelicans, Shorebirds, Sharks, turtles and rays

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Sunday – Arrival in Galapagos Islands

Baltra & Santa Cruz Island
Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic.
In the afternoon, visit to Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island), which is a beautiful white-sand beach, located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. There you can go for a stroll or do some easy snorkeling in the gentle surf. Sea turtles lay their eggs at the edge of the vegetation. You can also look for a rusted pontoon, a relic of the Second World War. In fact, “bachas” is a poor pronunciation of “barges,” two of which were wrecked offshore at that time: the locals mispronounced the name and it stuck.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Genovese Island
Am: Darwin Bay
PM: El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz & Santiago Islands
AM: Twin Craters & Giant Tortoise Ranch, Santa Cruz Island
PM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island
AM: Wetlands & Sierra Negra Volcano
PM: Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center & Wall of Tears
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island
AM: Elizabeth Bay
PM: Urbina Bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island & Fernandina Island
AM: Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
PM: Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santiago & Rabida Islands
AM: Buccaneer Cove, Espumilla Beach, Santiago Island
PM: Rabida Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Sunday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Mosquera Islet & Baltra
AM: Mosquera Islet
PM: Transfer from M/C endemic to Baltra Airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil and your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

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

M/C ENDEMIC ITINERARY D
THU-SUN
4D/3N
ITINERARY C
SUN-THU
5D/4N
ITINERARY E-F
THU-TUE, TUE-SUN
6D/5N
Golden Suites $ 3,590 $ 4,650 $ 5,590

GTGG-155 MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “A”
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Sunday – Arrival in Galapagos Islands

Baltra & Santa Cruz Island
Upon arrival, reception and assistance at the airport, transfer from Baltra Airport to the M/C Endemic.
In the afternoon, visit to Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island), which is a beautiful white-sand beach, located on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. There you can go for a stroll or do some easy snorkeling in the gentle surf. Sea turtles lay their eggs at the edge of the vegetation. You can also look for a rusted pontoon, a relic of the Second World War. In fact, “bachas” is a poor pronunciation of “barges,” two of which were wrecked offshore at that time: the locals mispronounced the name and it stuck.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Monday – Galapagos Islands

Genovesa Island
Darwin Bay & El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps)
In the morning, visit to Darwin Bay, which is the only sandy beach found in the caldera on Genovesa. Colonies of the Great Frigates are found along the beach. Male exhibit their red balloon pouch to females for hope of a match.
Red-footed boobies nest in the trees in contrast to the other two booby species which do so on the ground.
In the afternoon, you will go to El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps), a carved out of stone stair. This will lead you to a wide plateau, where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and ducks. During this easy stroll you will cross a small Scalesia forest, habitat of the short-eared owl. The same path will lead you back to your boat.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz & Santiago Islands
Twin Craters and Sullivan Bay
In the morning, after breakfast, the Twin Craters will be visited. Located in the highlands of Santa Cruz on the road to Baltra airport from Puerto Ayora, these scenic craters are approximately 30 meters deep. These two huge land depressions are surrounded by a Scalesia forest with abundant birds such as the yellow warbler and the Vermilion Flycatcher. Gorgeous views of the leafy green highlands forest are also part of the visit. You will stay in the highlands of Santa Cruz island to see giant tortoises in the wild. These impressive animal gives the name to the archipelago. You can easily appreciate the Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat, eating, walking among others. This is also a good place to see birds such as short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes. As part of this experience, you will visit underground lava tubes formed by cooled and solidified lava. Then we will continue our journey to board the M/C Endemic.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sullivan Bay, located on the east coast of Santiago Island. We land on a white coral sand beach and begin our walk over lava that flowed less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos. Also in this area you will admire flora that grows in lava fields.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island
Wetlands – Sierra Negra Volcano – Breeding Center & Wall of Tears
Isabela Island is the largest of the archipelago with a surface of 4,588 square kilometers. It encompasses more than the half of the total land area of Galapagos.
In the morning, you will be transported to the Wetlands (Humedales), that are a complex of trails of 6 kilometers long, located south of Isabela Island. They have a wide variety of flora and abundant bird life, including gallinules, finches, stilts and ducks among others. Or, you may visit Sierra Negra Volcano, one of largest craters in the archipelago with a diameter of five kilometers. It offers mesmerizing views with great contrast in colors between lava fields, vegetation and fumaroles.

On the way up to Orchilla hill, giant tortoises and marine iguanas will appear. From the viewpoint the spectacular scenery of the bay, the town of Puerto Villamil, volcanoes, islets and rocks can be appreciated. Isabela wetlands has endemic and introduced species.
After lunch visit the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center of Isabela, infant and juvenile giant tortoises can be seen until they are ready to be released and survive in the wild. Or, you may visit the Wall of Tears. This is a man-made monument which has been built in the 40’s by prisoners, since Isabela Island was once an Ecuadorian penal colony and building up the wall was part of the punishment. On the way back to the M/C Endemic, be ready to spot flamingos and other water birds.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island
Elizabeth Bay – Urbina Bay
In the morning, you will discover Elizabeth Bay, which is a marine visitor site. The excursion is carried out in a zodiac and so there is no landing point. Your zodiac ride starts with a visit to the Marielas islets where there is the largest and most important penguin colony in the Galapagos Islands. The excursion continues into the cove that is surrounded by red mangroves where you can spot sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

In the afternoon, Urbina Bay will be visited. Here you can see coral formations, large colored land iguanas. The possibility of seeing giant turtles, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, penguins and marine iguanas is excellent.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Isabela and Fernandina Islands
Tagus Cove & Espinoza Point

After breakfast, Tagus Cove (Isabela Island) will be the first attraction to see. A ride along the cliffs in a zodiac will give visitors a good chance to see the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other sea birds. From the landing dock it is about a 30-minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff from where you can view Darwin Lake, a saline lake saltier than the sea. You can also see several volcanoes from this location.
After lunch, Espinoza Point (Fernandina Island) will be visited, which is one of Fernandina’s visit points. Located within a fascinating lava scenery with Lava-Cactuses. On the surface of the lava, mangroves thrive. The highlights are sea lions, penguins, the flightless cormorant (especially in spring and summer), and one of the biggest iguana colonies of Galápagos.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santiago & Rabida islands
Buccaneer Cove & Espumilla Beach & Rabida Island
In the morning, you will have the opportunity to discover the Buccaneer Cove that is located just north of James Bay. It was known as a safe haven in the 17th and 18th century for pirates to stash their loot, take on fresh water and capture tortoises for food. It is a nice place for a zodiac ride, snorkeling and kayaking. Blue-footed, Nazca boobies, fur seals, and Galapagos hawks can be seen flying overhead.

Or visit to Espumilla Beach. It is a pristine sandy beach and a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. The crabs attract the hunting herons, performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eel, and shark, snorkeling is recommended and available.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to Rabida Island. Its main attraction is the red sand beach, famous for its cactus groves and rock formation scenery, aside from the vegetation of the arid zone and the presence of native and endemic species. During the walk on the red sand beach you will see brown pelicans’ nests, and a lagoon where flamingos are seen from time to time.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Sunday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Mosquera Islet & Baltra
In the morning, visit to Mosquera, a small islet found between Baltra & North Seymour Islands. Lava gulls, sea lions, Sally light foot crabs inhabit this sand bank with an extension of over 600 meters. It also hosts the largest populations of sea lions and orca whales that can be seen occasionally depending on the season you visit the islet.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your flight to Quito or Guayaquil and your next destination.
Assistance and farewell at the airport.
Meals: Breakfast

*The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

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

M/C ENDEMIC ITINERARY D
THU-SUN
4D/3N
ITINERARY C
SUN-THU
5D/4N
ITINERARY E-F
THU-TUE, TUE-SUN
6D/5N
Golden Suites $ 3,590 $ 4,650 $ 5,590
M/C ENDEMIC ITINERARY “A”
2019 CRUISE DEPARTURE DATES
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY – SUNDAY
Start Date End Date
1/20/19 1/27/19
2/17/19 2/24/19
3/17/19 3/24/19
3/31/19 4/7/19
4/14/19 4/21/19
4/28/19 5/5/19
5/12/19 5/19/19
6/9/19 6/16/19
6/23/19 6/30/19
7/7/19 7/14/19
8/4/19 8/11/19
9/1/19 9/8/19
9/29/19 10/6/19
10/27/19 11/3/19
11/24/19 12/1/19

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

M/C ENDEMIC ITINERARY D
THU-SUN
4D/3N
ITINERARY C
SUN-THU
5D/4N
ITINERARY E-F
THU-TUE, TUE-SUN
6D/5N
Golden Suites $ 3,590 $ 4,650 $ 5,590

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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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

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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