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5-DAY DELUXE VACATION ON BOARD THE M/Y ISABELA II –  FROM $3,468

CRUISE SAILS ON MONDAY FROM BALTRA UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    This 5-day Isabela II Galapagos Deluxe Cruise Central Islands vacation package on board the deluxe M/Y Isabela II take you to Santa Cruz Island, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island, North Seymour Island, Bartolome Island, and Santiago Island.

    The Isabela II is a Deluxe Class Motor Yacht with 20 cabins for up to 40 guests. The extensive activities menu offers enriching wildlife encounters whether amid the islands’ haunting volcanic landscapes or beneath the waves of its marine reserve, all in the company of passionate, dedicated, and expert naturalist guides.

     
    • 5 Day/4-Night Deluxe Cruise Program with morning and afternoon explorations of the Galapagos Central Islands
    • All Meals on board
    • Services of Certified Naturalist Guides

    • Snorkeling Opportunities and Glass Bottom Boat Rides
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: Isabela II Galapagos Deluxe Cruise Central Islands

    DAY 1 | MONDAY | Welcome to Baltra | D.


    Following the morning arrival at Baltra Airport, we will take a small ferry across the Itabaca Channel to the north of Santa Cruz Island, where we will board the bus that will take us to Puerto Ayora.

    Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island): After driving down from the highlands, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Late afternoon stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking the Motor Yacht Isabela II for a 4-night cruise in a Classic Cabin exploring the Central Islands: Santa Fe, South Plaza, and North Seymour Islands, Las Bachas in Santa Cruz Island, Bartolome Island, and Sullivan Bay in Santiago Island.

    Note: On the arrival day, please dress comfortably and bring with you a small back pack with essentials for the rest of the day (medications, sunblock, insect repellent, etc.) since we will board the M/Y Isabela II at the end of the afternoon.

    DAY 2 | TUESDAY | B.L.D.


    Santa Fe Island: A stunning anchorage provides our jumping-off point for our visit to this sandy white beach with many sea lion harems. Galapagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The endemic land iguana, unique to this island, may be spotted during the walk. Snorkeling and swimming from the beach, kayaking or a ride in our glass-bottom boat rounds off the rewarding experience.

    South Plaza Island: The turquoise waters of the channel here contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline, while a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus beyond, populated by yellow-gray land iguanas. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while sea birds play with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but amazing island.

    DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY | B.L.D.


    North Seymour Island: The morning starts with an enjoyable walk along the coast and the interior of this island, a favorite of many visitors, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. There are opportunities for snorkeling or coastal exploration. We can also ride in the glass-bottom boat for great views of the underwater world.

    Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island): After WWII, US military barges were beached and abandoned here. Locals referred to the beach as the barges beach, a name that morphed to bachas. Today it is an important nesting area for the east Pacific green sea turtle. Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, it is a glorious white beach, with several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. Swimming and/or snorkeling from the beach. Thursday’s expedition plan and dinner.

    DAY 4 | THURSDAY | B.L.D.


    Bartolome Island: This morning, a Galapagos icon awaits: Bartolome Island. A great way to start the day, with a steep climb up a wooden staircase: the view from the top is worth the effort! Following the walk, we take to the dinghies for a ride around colossal Pinnacle Rock, followed by time to enjoy the beach and some snorkeling. We can also ride in the glass-bottom boat for great views of the underwater world.

    Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island): After lunch, we board the pangas to land at Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago, a white coral sand beach great for swimming or snorkeling, and with a trail over a lava field that flowed here less than 100 years ago. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos while observing its wildlife.

    DAY 5 | FRIDAY | Baltra | Home / Next Destination | B.


    Baltra Island: After breakfast, we disembark at Baltra Island. Upon arrival in Baltra, transfer to the airport.


    PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    CRUISE SAILS ON MONDAY FROM BALTRA UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE
    (SUPPLEMENT)
    $3,468.00 N/A $3,468.00 $2,601.00 $3,468.00
    ¹ Triple occupancy uses existing bedding arrangements
    ² Child rate applies to one child up to 12 years old, sharing accommodations with two adults and using existing beds.
    VALID FOR ARRIVALS IN BALTRA ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2017
    9 | 23

    FEB 2017
    6 | 20

    MAR 2017
    6 | 20

    APR 2017
    3 | 17

    MAY 2017
    15 | 29

    JUN 2017
    12 | 26

    JUL 2017
    10 | 24

    AUG 2017
    7 | 21

    SEP 2017
    4 | 18

    OCT 2017
    2 | 16 | 30

    NOV 2017
    13 | 27

    DEC 2017
    11


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • One Night at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Isabela II to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $88.00 $79.00 $88.00 $62.00 $62.00


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • Two Nights at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax (One on arrival date, and one upon return from the cruise)

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Isabela II to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $176.00 $158.00 $176.00 $124.00 $124.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport/ Hotel

    • Shared Transfer Quito Hotel/ Airport

    • Two Nights in Quito at the first class Dann Carlton Hotel with breakfast &  tax

    • Shared Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Dann Carlton Hotel for a two-night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Upon completion of the tour, head back to Quito and your hotel.


    DAY 3 | Quito Hotel/ Quito Airport to begin Galapagos Cruise | B

    At the appropriate time, your local host will provide you with a shared transfer to the Quito Airport to board your flight to the Galapagos (airfare is NOT included). Upon arrival at the Galapagos airport you will be met by your local host and transferred to the ship to begin your cruise.

    NOTE: Tour stops may be different than those listed

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $366.00 $335.00 $318.00 $235.00 $233.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport/ Hotel

    • Shared Transfer Quito Hotel/ Airport

    • Three Nights in Quito at the first class Dann Carlton with breakfast &  tax

    • Shared Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument

    • Shared Guided Excursion to the Otavalo Market with lunch

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Dann Carlton Hotel for a three night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Upon completion of the tour, head back to Quito and your hotel.


    DAY 3 | Otavalo Market Excursion | B. L.

    We begin our travels north of Quito, towards Otavalo, visiting the small village of Calderon, known for its unique and colorful ornamental ‘baked-bread’ dolls (figuras de masapán). We then continue along the Pan-American Highway to Guayllabamba to taste one of Ecuador’s endemic fruits (the chirimoya), stopping en route to admire the region’s beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountains, making a short stop at San Pablo Lake before arriving at Otavalo. Here we visit the busy textile market located at ‘Poncho Plaza’, famous as one of the largest open-air markets in South America. Find all kinds of handcrafts including tapestries made on old-Spanish weaving looms, and even older pre-Columbian back strap looms. Stop for Lunch at a Hacienda. Enjoy some free time to shop (and haggle) with the friendly Otavaleños. In the early afternoon we visit a colonial hacienda for lunch. We then head to the small artisan village of Cotacachi and return to Quito in the late afternoon/early evening.


    DAY 4 | Quito Hotel/ Quito Airport to begin Galapagos Cruise | B. 

    At the appropriate time, your local host will provide you with a shared transfer to the Quito Airport to board your flight to the Galapagos (airfare is NOT included). Upon arrival at the Galapagos airport you will be met by your local host and transferred to the ship to begin your cruise.

    NOTE: Tour stops may be different than those listed

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $612.00 $581.00 $563.00 $325.00 $303.00


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    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y Isabela II is a Deluxe Class Motor Yacht with capacity for up to 40 guests, promises an intimate experience of this unique world. The Isabela II offers enriching wildlife encounters whether amid the islands’ haunting volcanic landscapes or beneath the waves of its marine reserve, all in the company of passionate, dedicated and expert naturalist guides. The islands’ marine life can be appreciated with a snorkel and mask, paddling a kayak or aboard our glass-bottom boat. On board, guests find delicious cuisine, flawless service and excellent facilities, including a Jacuzzi, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks and sunbathing.

    Explore Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour, Las Bachas, Bartolome and Sullivan Bay.

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    • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
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    • Deposit: A $900.00 per person deposit is required to activate the booking process. Due to the popularity of the destination and the high demand for space, early reservations are strongly encouraged. Additional deposits may be required by suppliers, if so you will be notified.
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    • The price does not include: personal expenses, additional activities, international and local airfares as well as airports departure taxes (unless otherwise indicated), gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, bell and wait staff, and any other service not listed. The Galapagos National Park Fee ($100.00 per person) and the Galapagos Immigration Card ($20.00 per person), as well as Fuel Surcharges (if any) are not included.
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    • Meal Codes: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner.
    • All tour services are SIB shared basis (unless otherwise indicated).
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    • Almost three decades leading the tourism industry in Latin America.
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    In Quito, Ecuador: Wyndham Quito Airport. Experience the warmest of welcomes when you visit the newly built Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. We are a top choice of Quito hotels, with a prime location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Embrace the spirit of the Ecuadorian capital, with our hotel as a supremely comfortable and convenient home base, and spend your days exploring Quito’s many fascinating museums and breathtaking sites. Our hotel is also ideal for guests connecting with local and international flights.

    Each of our 150 non-smoking guest rooms are well-appointed with everyday necessities including free high-speed WiFi and special extras such as an iPod docking station, ergonomic work space and digital safe. Pet-friendly accommodations are easily reserved for a nominal fee.

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    In Quito: Dann Carlton Hotel. With an elegant and understated decor throughout the hotel, the 212 rooms and suites include air conditioning, satellite television, safety box, radio alarm with CD player, mini bar and refrigerator. The rooms are also equipped with a desk, wireless broadband internet, and telephone with voice mail. All the areas of the hotel are covered by our complimentary broadband Wi-Fi service. For those travelling without their laptops, we offer personal computers for the exclusive use of our guest. At the Park 20 Restaurant the friendly staff awaits you with a very fine selection of Ecuadorian and International dishes.

    The Hotel Dann Carlton Quito is located near the main shopping centers of the city, opposite the park La Carolina and Exhibition Center Quito. This privileged location makes it a unique hotel in the financial and commercial center of Quito.

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