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5-DAY DELUXE VACATION ON BOARD THE M/Y LA PINTA – FROM $4,136

CRUISE SAILS ON MONDAY FROM BALTRA UNTIL DEC 11, 2017

    La Pinta Galapagos Deluxe Cruise North Islands on board the Luxury Motor Yacht La Pinta takes you to El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Bahia Ballena, Chinese Hat Islet, Santa Cruz Island, the Bartolome Island, Sullivan Bay in Santiago Island and Darwin Bay and Prince Phillip Steps in Genovesa Island.


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

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

    Day by Day Itinerary: La Pinta Galapagos Deluxe Cruise North Islands

    DAY 1 | MONDAY | Welcome to Baltra | L.D.


    Upon your 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 the highlands of Santa Cruz Island.

    Highlands (Santa Cruz Island). After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit one of the best places in the archipelago to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. The tortoises are easy to spot, lumbering around, eating grass and leaves and wallowing in the small pools. There are several lava tunnels in the reserve. A short bus ride takes us down to Puerto Ayora to board the M/Y La Pinta for a 4-night cruise in a Twin or Double Cabin with daily explorations of the northern islands: El Chato Tortoise Reserve and Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) in Santa Cruz Island, Chinese Hat Islet, Bartolome Island, Sullivan Bay in Santiago Island, Darwin Bay and Prince Phillip Steps in Genovesa Island, and Baltra.

    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 La Pinta at the end of the afternoon.

    DAY 2 | TUESDAY | B.L.D.


    Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island). After breakfast, a panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, located off the coast of Santa Cruz, where we can observe blue footed boobies diving into the water, reef sharks and frigates. There’s a chance to snorkel and, if weather condition permits, ride in the glass-bottom boat.

    Sombrero Chino Islet. The tiny island of Sombrero Chino gets its name from its appearance: a Chinese hat. This islet, only formed fairly recently, makes a beautiful visit as one explores the wildlife along its 400-meter long trail, which begins at a crescent-shaped white sandy beach. The cove offers excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities with white-tipped reef sharks and Galapagos penguins.

    DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY | 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 (James 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 and 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 4 | THURSDAY | B.L.D.


    Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island). In the morning, we begin our exploration of this island with an easy stroll to observe marine and land birds. There is an optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else we can return to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbor. The more adventurous can snorkel along the cliffs or paddle on sea kayaks.

    Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island). The afternoon starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs before we disembark for a steep climb up some stairs. Once at the top of the stairs, the land is flat, allowing for a captivating walk of about a mile to the other side of this small island, observing large colonies of Nazca boobies, frigate birds and storm petrels and the elusive short eared owl.

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


    Baltra Island: Our journey ends at Baltra Island with your 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)
    $4,136.00 $4,136.00 $4,136.00 $3,102.00 $2,068.00
    ¹ Triple occupancy uses existing bedding arrangements
    ² Child rate applies up to two children, 11 and under, with two full paying adults, occupying one cabin.
    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
    1 | 15 | 29

    JUN 2017
    12 | 26

    JUL 2017
    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 La Pinta 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 La Pinta 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 deluxe Swissotel 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 deluxe Swissotel 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)
    $449.00 $399.00 $399.00 $265.00 $350.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport/ Hotel

    • Shared Transfer Quito Hotel/ Airport

    • Three Nights in Quito at the deluxe Swissotel 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 deluxe Swissotel 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)
    $738.00 $679.00 $689.00 $368.00 $481.00


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    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y La Pinta: La Pinta is a Deluxe Motor Yacht, accommodating up to 48 guests, with ample social areas, an observation deck towards the bow, wrap-around windows, Jacuzzi, cardio-gym, kayaks, glass-bottom boat, sun deck, sun lounger, ideal for travellers looking for a sophisticated, upscale experience of the islands. Each one of the itineraries on board the M/Y La Pinta promises a complete immersion in this unique environment, with expert naturalist guides enriching wildlife encounters like few others on the planet. Faultless service, exquisite cuisine and stylish design complement the experience on the islands. La Pinta boasts among the largest cabins of any Galapagos vessel with floor-to-ceiling windows in all cabins. Its social areas have almost permanent visual contact with the islands through panoramic windows, while its outside deck areas are also wonderful havens for observation and relaxation. La Pinta is considered an ideal yacht for families travelling together, with many connecting cabins.

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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: Swissotel Quito is one of the city’s top five-star luxury hotels, conveniently located in the Floresta neighborhood of Quito – both a commercial and residential area, and only 45 minutes from the new Mitad del Mundo International Airport. This upscale hotel is 3 km from Parque La Carolina and 4 km from Plaza de la Independencia square.

    Each of Swissotel Quito’s 232 elegant guest rooms is air-conditioned and features modern design. Luxurious amenities include state-of-the-art technology and a free internet connection, city or mountain views, flat-screen TV, minibar and safe. Club rooms offer access to a lounge with complimentary meals. Suites come with separate living spaces and whirlpool tubs, and an upgraded suite adds a piano, a dining room, a sauna and a steam bath.

    Five excellent restaurants offer a wide variety of international cuisine: Japanese, Swiss, Mediterranean and Ecuadorian, a menu to suit every palate. A sumptuous breakfast buffet offers a wide range of choices to energize your day. Other amenities include a spa, a gym and an indoor/outdoor pool, as well as a steam bath, a sauna and a hot tub. There are also squash, racquetball and tennis courts. Swissotel Quito’s central location means that guests are never far from great shopping, fascinating museums and the architectural & cultural gems of the city.

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