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

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 which anchors at Baquerizo Moreno harbor. After arrival on board, we will check in and give you general information. You will have lunch.

Afterwards you will start with your first excursion to the Galapaguera which is located in the northeast part of San Cristóbal Island. It has been created to conserve the San Cristóbal tortoise species. An attractive trail full of native plants leads to the encounter with giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

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, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

Santa Fé 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 found. 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. This spring attracted pirates, whalers and later settlers to Floreana as it was one of the very few year-round sources of fresh water in the Galapagos. 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. It is possible to get there with a small walk from the town for some recreational snorkeling. If you are lucky, the sea lions will join you! Fortunate snorkelers may spot a ray or a shark.

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. The short, easy hike to each of the twins is teeming with endemic flora and fauna, including the remaining Scalesia Forest draped in liverwort. 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.

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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

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