MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “B” EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS DELUXE CRUISE TOURS

MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “B”
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

MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “B”
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY TO SUNDAY

ICONIC SPECIES

Land Iguanas, Flycatchers, Warblers, Flamingos, Pintail Ducks, Forest of cacti and fragant palo santo trees, Great Frigate birds, Blue-Footed, boobies, Hammerhead Sharks, Sea Turtles, Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Blue-Footed Boobies, Swallow-tailed-Gulls, Finches, Mockingbirds, Great Frigate birds, Blue-Footed Boobies, Española Mockingbirds, Crabs, Tropical fish and corals, Wading birds, Nazca Boobies, Waved Albatross, Red-Billed tropic birds, Galapagos Hawks, Lava lizards, Land iguanas, Giant tortoises, Swallow-Tailed Gulls, Great Frigate birds, Lava Gull, Penguins, Land lizards, Fishes, Rays, Sharks, Pelicans, Flamingos, Large-Billed Flycatchers, Green sea turtles, Amazing landscape, Great views, Post Office Barrel, Sandy beach, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Eagles, Oystercatchers, Cactus pads, Golden 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 Dragon Hill will take place, which is located in the north-western part of Santa Cruz Island. Here you will have the opportunity to walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction.

Moreover, at Dragon Hill you will see a flamingos’ lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing view awaits us up the hill. Snorkeling before returning to the Endemic.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2: Monday – Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island
AM: Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
PM: Lobos Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Galapagos Island

Española Island
AM: Gardner Bay, Gardner & Osborn Islets
PM: Suarez Point
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Santa Fe & Santa Cruz Islands
AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station), Santa Cruz Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Thursday – Galapagos Island

South Plaza & Bartholomew Island
AM: South Plaza Island
PM: Bartholomew Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Floreana Island
AM: Devil’s Crown & Cormorant Point
PM: The Baroness Overlook and Post Office Bay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santiago & North Seymour Islands
AM: Chinese Hat (Off Santiago Island)
PM: North Seymour Islands
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Sunday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island & Baltra
AM: Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island
After breakfast, enjoy the visit to Black Turtle Cove, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. It is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat.
PM: Transfer from the 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

MOTOR CATAMARAN ENDEMIC – CRUISE ITINERARY “B”
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 Dragon Hill will take place, which is located in the north-western part of Santa Cruz Island. Here you will have the opportunity to walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction.

Moreover, at Dragon Hill you will see a flamingos’ lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing view awaits us up the hill. Snorkeling before returning to the Endemic.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2: Monday – Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island
Kicker Rock – Witch Hill – Lobos Island
In the morning, the first spot to be visited is Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds. Additionally, curious sea lions, and marine life can be found, such as fish, turtles, sharks, rays, representing the main attraction for snorkeling. This is a nice spot to take pictures.
The next attraction to see is Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located south west from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as Vermilion Flycatcher. A zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location. Fantastic opportunity for snorkeling.

In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lobos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas, and great frigate birds nesting can be observed. Snorkeling with sea lions in this calm bay is also part of the excursion.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Galapagos Islands

Española Island
Gardner Bay, Osborn & Gardner islets & Suarez Point
Española Island will be explored today. You will have the chance to observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. Spectacular views from top of the cliff.

In the morning, after breakfast, the first attraction to be seen is Gardner Bay that provides an excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you. Or visit the Osborn and Gardner islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkeling is a highlight on this visitor point.

After lunch, Point Suarez will be visited, which represents one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Wednesday – Galapagos Islands

Sana Fe and Santa Cruz Island & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center
In the morning, after breakfast, Santa Fe island will be visited, which is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. While the other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that already died in 2012.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Thursday – Galapagos Islands

South Plaza Island & Bartholomew Island
In the morning, South Plazas island is the next island to be discovered. It has unique Sesuvium plants and Opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

After lunch, you will discover Bartholomew Island. Once here, you will ascend to admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock are excellent for snorkeling from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world, and with a little luck, you’ll get to snorkel with penguins.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Friday – Galapagos Islands

Floreana Island
Devil´s Crown, Cormorant Point – Baroness’ Lookout & Post Office Bay
In the morning, after breakfast, the first spot to be visited is Devil´s Crown that is an underwater volcanic crater, almost covered completely by Galapagos waters. Just a small portion of the rock formation can be seen from above and it looks like a crown. The underwater world is very rich in coral reefs, abundant marine species. Birds are also part of this visitor point due to its location in open waters.

Or visit Cormorant Point where you will land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 meters long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Baroness’ Lookout (Mirador de la Baronesa). This viewpoint is located on the north of Floreana Island. The way up and trail is very easy, steps are placed in this area for security. Your naturalist guide will tell the murder and mystery legend of the Baroness. Or you will go to the Post Office Bay, which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Saturday – Galapagos Islands

Santiago Island, Chinese Hat & North Seymour Island
In the morning, after breakfast you will visit Chinese Hat, which is a small islet off the south coast of Santiago, with a maximum elevation of 160 feet (52 meters). Though within easy reach of Santa Cruz, Chinese Hat is typically only visited by those aboard a Galapagos Cruise.

In the afternoon, North Seymour Island will be discovered. It is located slightly to the north of Baltra. It is a low, flat island, formed by submarine lava formation uplift. Covered with low, bushy vegetation, it contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue-footed boobies that perform an amusing courtship dance when nesting conditions are right.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Sunday – Depart Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz Island & Baltra
Black Turtle Cove
After breakfast, enjoy the visit to Black Turtle Cove, which is located on the north shore of Santa Cruz. It is a living illustration of how mangroves alter the marine environment to create a rich and unique habitat. Three mangrove species crowd the area from the shore out into the lagoon, which reaches almost a mile inland.

As you drift through quiet waters in the zodiac, you are likely to see spotted eagle rays and diamond shaped mustard rays, which swim in a diamond formation. White-tipped reef sharks slip beneath the boat and Pacific green sea turtles come to the surface for air and to mate. Waterfowl, including pelicans, herons and egret, all feed in the cove. This is a peaceful place that will make you feel calm.

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

*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 “B”
2019 CRUISE DEPARTURE DATES
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS – SUNDAY – SUNDAY
Start Date End Date
1/13/19 1/20/19
2/10/19 2/17/19
3/10/19 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
6/2/19 6/9/19
6/16/19 6/23/19
6/30/19 7/7/19
7/28/19 8/4/19
8/25/19 9/1/19
9/22/19 9/29/19
10/20/19 10/27/19
11/17/19 11/24/19

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

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

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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