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GTFAM-105 – QUITO AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard the First Class Motor Catamaran Archipell I
Five Days / Four Nights

Departures from USA: October 18, October 25, November 15, November 22, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Round trip air between New York or Fort Lauderdale/Quito and Galapagos Islands via TAME Airlines of Ecuador.
  • Four day / three night Galapagos Islands program featuring four day/three night cruise aboard the first class Motor Catamaran Archipell I
  • Daily fully escorted tours and excursions by English speaking naturalist guides to the scheduled islands. Daily briefings. All meals during the cruise
  • One night hotel accommodations at the charming Hotel Boutique Anahi. Daily breakfast.
  • Two transfers between airport and hotel in Quito on private basis

ITINERARY

Day 1: Sunday – Arrival in Quito

Meeting, assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel for overnight.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Boutique Anahi – Double Room

Day 2: Monday – Quito / San Cristobal / La Galapaguera (L/D)

Our guide will be waiting for you at San Cristóbal Airport and once the group is completed he/she will accompany you to the Archipell Catamaran. Once on board briefing and lunch.

Afterwards you will start with your first excursion to the Galapaguera which has been created to conserve the San Cristóbal tortoise species.

Day 3: Tuesday – South Plazas Island – Santa Fé Island (B/L/D)

South Plazas has unique Sesuvium plants and Opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos.
Santa Fé is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

Day 4: Wednesday – Floreana – Peace Asylum – La Loberia (B/L/D)

Peace Asylum is a visitor site where an artisan water spring is located. La Cueva de los Piratas (Pirate’s Cave) is literally where pirates built temporary shelter and it is also where one of the original settlers landed.

La Loberia is a small beach which is home to a colony of sea lions, as well as some marine iguanas. Also time for snorkeling.If you are lucky, the sea lions will join you!

Day 5: Thursday – Santa Cruz Island – Twins – Baltra Airport (B)

On our last day, we will visit “Los Gemelos” (The Twins), two enormous collapsed lava chambers, inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. After this visit you will be transferred to the Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil to connect with your international return flight.

NOTE: If you plan to extend your stay in Ecuador either before or after cruise, we will be glad to arrange additional land services, tours and hotel accommodations.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

FROM FORT LAUDERDALE: Travel Agents: $2,094.00 – Companion: $2,094.00
FROM NEW YORK (JFK): Travel Agents: $2,314.00 – Companion: $2,314.00

RATE INCLUDES:

Round trip air Ft. Lauderdale or New York (JFK) to Quito and Galapagos. Four day Galapagos cruise program as per itinerary aboard the Motor Catamaran Archipell I. Fully escorted daily excursions by English speaking naturalist guides. Daily briefings. One night at the Hotel Boutique Anahi in Quito based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast. All private transfers in Quito. All transfers in Galapagos. All hotel taxes and service fees.

NOT INCLUDED:

International departure taxes, fuel surcharges to be quoted separately. Galapagos National Park entrance fees $120 per person. Land services, tours not indicated in itinerary. Meals not indicated in itinerary. Gratuities and tips to guides. Expenses of personal nature.

GTFAM-105A – QUITO AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard the first class motor catamaran Archipell I
Six Days / Five Nights
Minimum Two persons

Departures from the USA: October 18, October 25, November 15 & November 22

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Round trip air from Fort Lauderdale or New York (JFK) to Quito and Galapagos Islands via TAME Airlines.
  • Five day/four night Galapagos Islands program featuring four day/three night cruise aboard the first class Motor Catamaran Archipell I and one night at First Class Hotel Fernandina in Santa Cruz Island.
  • Daily fully escorted tours and excursions by English speaking naturalist guides to the scheduled islands. Daily briefings. All meals during the cruise
  • One night hotel accommodations at the charming Hotel Boutique Anahi. Daily breakfast.
  • All transfers between airport and hotel in Quito on private basis. Transfer airport/cruise in Galapagos

ITINERARY

Day 1: Sunday – Arrival in Quito

Meeting, assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel for overnight.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Boutique Anahi – Double Room

Day 2: Monday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

Baltra Airport / North Seymour Island (B/L/D)
Motor Catamaran Archipell I – Five Day Cruise – Itinerary B1
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to Baltra Airport. Upon arrival our guide will be waiting for you at Baltra Airport to escort you to the Archipell I After boading, cabin assignment, briefings and lunch. Afterwards, you will start with your first excursion to North Seymour.

Day 3: Tuesday – Genovesa / El Barranco / Darwin Bay (B/L/D)

El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps) where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and bahama ducks.
Darwin Bay is a sandy beach found in the crater of Genovesa Island. Admire colonies of great frigates and red-footed boobies

Day 4: Wednesday – Bartolomé / Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay (B/L/D)

At Bartolomé Island you will ascend to admire the spectacular panorama of Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock. In the afternoon, you will visit Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago Island.

Day 5: Thursday – Santa Cruz Island / Highlands / The Charles Darwin Research Station & Tortuga Bay (B/L/D)

Visit the private farm “Las Primicias”. This reserve offers you one of the best possibilities to see the giant turtles of Santa Cruz Island in their natural habita the Charles Darwin Research Station. Tortuga Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Galapagos. Last night at the charming Hotel Fernandina in Puerto Ayora. .

Day 6: Friday – Santa Cruz Island / Twins / Baltra Airport (B)

Today we will visit “Los Gemelos” (The Twins), two enormous collapsed lava chambers, inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. En route to the airport for your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil to connect with your international flight to the USA

NOTE: If you plan to extend your stay in Ecuador either before or after cruise, we will be glad to arrange additional land services, tours and hotel accommodations.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

FROM FORT LAUDERDALE: Travel Agents: $2,436.00 – Companion: $2,436.00
FROM NEW YORK (JFK): Travel Agents: $2,656.00 – Companion: $2,656.00

RATE INCLUDES:

Round trip air Ft. Lauderdale or New York (JFK) to Quito and Galapagos. Four day Galapagos cruise program as per itinerary aboard the Motor Catamaran Archipell I. Fully escorted daily excursions by English speaking naturalist guides. Daily briefings. One night at the Hotel Boutique Anahi in Quito based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast. All private transfers in Quito. All transfers in Galapagos. All hotel taxes and service fees.

NOT INCLUDED:

International departure taxes, fuel surcharges to be quoted separately. Galapagos National Park entrance fees $120 per person. Land services, tours not indicated in itinerary. Meals not indicated in itinerary. Gratuities and tips to guides. Expenses of personal nature.

GTFAM-105B – QUITO AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

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Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard the first class motor catamaran Archipell I
Six Days / Five Nights
Minimum Two persons

Departures from USA: October 21, October 28, November 18 and November 25, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International roundtrip air from Ft. Lauderdale or New York (JFK) to Quito
  • Five day/four night Galapagos Islands program aboard the first class Motor Catamaran Archipell I
  • Daily fully escorted tours and excursions by English speaking naturalist guides to the scheduled islands. Daily briefings. All meals during the cruise
  • One night hotel accommodations at the charming Hotel Boutique Anahi. Daily breakfast.
  • All transfers between airport and hotel in Quito on private basis. Transfers between airport and cruise in Galapagos.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Sunday – Arrival in Quito

Meeting, assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel for overnight.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Boutique Anahi – Double Room

Day 2: Monday – Quito / Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal / La Galapaguera (B/L/D)
Motor Catamaran Archipell I – Five Day Galapagos Program – Itinerary A1
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to San Cristobal Airport. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at San Cristobal Airport and will escort you to the Archipell CatamaranAfter lunch you will start with your first excursion to the Galapaguera created to preserve the San Cristóbal tortoise species.

Day 3: Tuesday – South Plazas Island – Santa Fé Island (B/L/D)

South Plazas 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. Santa Fé is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 4: Wednesday – Floreana Island – Peace Asylum – Loberia (B/L/D)

Peace Asylum is a visitor site where an artisan water spring is located. La Cueva de los Piratas (Pirate’s Cave) is literally where pirates built temporary shelter and it is also where one of the original settlers landed. La Loberia is a small beach which is home to a colony of sea lions,

Day 5: Thursday – Santa Cruz Island – Highlands – The Charles Darwin Research Station Tortuga Bay (B/L/D)

At the Highlands of Santa Cruz you will visit the “Las Primicias” farm, a reserve which offers the best possibility to see the giant turtles of Santa Cruz Island in their natural habitat and the . Charles Darwin Research Station . Later Tortuga Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Galapagos.

Day 6: Friday – Santa Cruz Island / Twins / Baltra Airport (B)

On our last day, we will visit “Los Gemelos” (The Twins), two enormous collapsed lava chambers, inspiring visual reminder of the power of nature. After this visit you will be transferred to the Baltra airport for your flight back to Quito or Guayaquil for connection with international return home flight.

NOTE: If you plan to extend your stay in Ecuador either before or after cruise, we will be glad to arrange additional land services, tours and hotel accommodations.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

FROM FORT LAUDERDALE: Travel Agents: $2,436.00 – Companion: $2,436.00
FROM NEW YORK (JFK): Travel Agents: $2,656.00 – Companion: $2,656.00

RATE INCLUDES:

Round trip air Ft. Lauderdale or New York (JFK) to Quito and Galapagos. Four day Galapagos cruise program as per itinerary aboard the Motor Catamaran Archipell I. Fully escorted daily excursions by English speaking naturalist guides. Daily briefings. One night at the Hotel Boutique Anahi in Quito based on double occupancy. Daily breakfast. All private transfers in Quito. All transfers in Galapagos. All hotel taxes and service fees.

NOT INCLUDED:

International departure taxes, fuel surcharges to be quoted separately. Galapagos National Park entrance fees $120 per person. Land services, tours not indicated in itinerary. Meals not indicated in itinerary. Gratuities and tips to guides. Expenses of personal nature.