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7-DAY DELUXE VACATION ON BOARD THE M/Y LA PINTA  – FROM $6,546.00

AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY ARRIVAL IN BALTRA UNTIL DECEMBER 27, 2019

    La Pinta Galapagos Deluxe Cruise West Islands on board the Luxury Motor Yacht La Pinta takes you on a 6-night cruise to discover North Seymour Island, Punta Vicente Roca, Urbina Bay, and Tagus Cove in Isabela Island, Punta Espinosa in Fernandina Island, Rabida Island, Post Office, Punta Cormorant and Champion Islet in Floreana Island, Charles Darwin Research Station, and Cerro Dragon on Santa Cruz Island.

     
    • 7 Day / 6-Night Deluxe Cruise Program with morning and afternoon explorations of the Galapagos Western 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 West Islands

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

    We’re delighted to have you on board for this journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful islands in the Galapagos. This itinerary will take us to the true origins of the archipelago, to a world only recently created by the titanic tectonic upheavals of our Earth’s crust, whose volcanic hot spot formed the islands in a blink of an eye in geological time. Fernandina Island is regarded as one of the most pristine island environments anywhere in the world, where life has evolved in its natural state, far from the intervention of man. From the west, we venture back to the Central Islands, landing at the intriguing red beach of Rabida and seeking out the land iguanas of Cerro Dragon. On Santa Cruz, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and get up close to giant tortoises in their natural environment. In the south, we learn about the Galapagos very own “murder mystery”, spot flamingos and snorkel at one of the best sites in the archipelago: Champion Islet. Back in the Central Islands, we head back to Baltra Island for the flight back to the mainland. You will find all corners of the Galapagos stunning, and they will delight you in different ways. Rest assured the crew aboard La Pinta will do their utmost to ensure your Galapagos experience is truly deeply moving and memorable.

    Upon arrival in Baltra Island, immediate transfer to the dock to board the M/Y La Pinta for a 6-night cruise in a Twin or Double Cabin with daily explorations of the western islands. Once on board, there’s an introductory welcome briefing, boat drill, cabin assignment followed by lunch.

    North Seymour Island: Following an afternoon disembarkation, we enjoy a walk along the coast and the interior of the island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. There are opportunities for snorkeling or coastal exploration. There will be an evening briefing, followed by a welcome cocktail and dinner.


    DAY 2 | SATURDAY | B.L.D.

    Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island): Since there is no landing site at this location, the coastal exploration is by dinghy, while the naturalist guide explains the dramatic geology of the area, with remains of lava flows and tuff stone layers. There is abundant wildlife and, depending on the conditions of the ocean, we’ll be able to snorkel along the cliffs, hopefully in the company of green sea turtles.

    Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island): In the afternoon, we visit the youngest island of the archipelago, Fernandina. Punta Espinoza has an amazing combination of barrenness and abundant wildlife. Highlights include hawks, penguins and the flightless cormorant.


    DAY 3 | SUNDAY | B.L.D.

    Urbina Bay (Isabela Island): After breakfast, we disembark at Urbina Bay, on the western side of Isabela Island, the result of an uplifting of the ocean. Here you can find corals, shells, and large and very colorful Galapagos land iguanas, giant tortoises (occasionally).

    Tagus Cove (Isabela Island): On the northwest of Isabela, secluded Tagus Cove provided a favorite anchorage for pirates and whalers over the centuries. An uphill hike takes us to the back of Darwin Crater, filled with salt water. Following the hike, we can snorkel or ride kayaks amid the dramatic landscape.


    DAY 4 | MONDAY | B.L.D.

    Rabida Island (Jervis): In the morning, we disembark at Rabida Island’s red-colored beach. A stroll along the beach allows us to observe marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach. For those non-snorkelers, we can ride our glass-bottom boat for a submarine exploration.

    Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island): The north shore of Santa Cruz hosts Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill). Our walk includes circling a brackish water lagoon frequented by lagoon birds, while further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western islands of the archipelago.


    DAY 5 | TUESDAY | B.L.D.

    Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island): The morning visit heads to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. A delicious lunch is served at the poolside of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

    Highlands of Santa Cruz Island: After lunch, visit the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, with their impressive Scalesia forest and the geological formation of the twin pit craters known as Los Gemelos.  From December to mid-April a visit to see the giant tortoises in the wild may be included, if weather conditions are good.


    DAY 6 | WEDNESDAY | B.L.D.

    Post Office Bay (Floreana Island): After breakfast, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. Panga rides along the maze of channels on Floreana’s north shore can be enjoyed. Snorkel from the beach and kayaking.

    Champion Islet & Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island): Before disembarking at Punta Cormorant we can snorkel or ride the glass-bottom boat along the coast of an extinct cone called Champion Islet. Our visit to Punta Cormorant takes in an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk by a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos may be observed. On the other side of the island, we come to a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest.


    DAY 7 | THURSDAY | Home / Next  Destination | B.

    Our journey ends at Baltra Island, where we transfer to the airport  for your flight to the mainland. Baltra’s flat substrate (due to its uplifted origin) is the reason why the island was chosen back in the 1940s as the location to building an airport.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY ARRIVAL IN BALTRA UNTIL DECEMBER 27, 2019

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    $6,546.00 $6,546.00 $6,546.00 $4,910.00 $9,819.00
    ¹ Triple occupancy uses existing bedding arrangements in a Luxury Plus Cabin
    ² Child rate applies to one child 6 to 11 yrs. old sharing accommodations with two adults and using existing beds. Minimum age 6 yrs. Child rates doesn’t apply during certain dates.
    VALID FOR FRIDAY ARRIVALS IN BALTRA ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2019
    11 | 25

    FEB 2019
    8 | 22

    MAR 2019
    8 | 22

    APR 2019
    5 | 19

    MAY 2019
    3 | 17 | 31

    JUN 2019
    14 | 28

    JUL 2019
    12 | 26

    AUG 2019
    9 | 23

    SEP 2019
    6 | 20

    OCT 2019
    4 | 18

    NOV 2019
    1

    DEC 2019
    13 | 27

    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 28, 2018

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    $89.00 $81.00 $89.00 $62.00 $67.00

    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 28, 2018

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    $178.00 $162.00 $178.00 $124.00 $134.00

    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 28, 2018

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    $458.00 $405.00 $409.00 $265.00 $360.00

    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 28, 2018

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
    $753.00 $685.00 $705.00 $368.00 $493.00

                  

    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y La Pinta is a Deluxe Motor Yacht, accommodating up to 48 guests, with ample social areas to keep everyone from adults to children entertained, an observation deck towards the bow, wrap-around windows, Jacuzzi, cardio-gym, kayaks, glass-bottom boat, sun deck, sun lounger, ideal for travelers looking for a sophisticated, upscale experience of the islands. Each one of the itineraries on board the 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 provided by 25 crew members. The dining room is the place to enjoy wonderfully prepared Ecuadorian and International cuisines with children’s and vegetarian menus available, this exquisite cuisine and stylish design complement the experience on the islands. Children ages 7-12 are able to participate in fun activities in La Pinta’s “Young Pirates” program, giving them a rare experience in the Galapagos 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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    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.

                 

    In Quito: Hilton Colon Hotel is just 20 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, and a 10-minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax in the Fitness Center & Spa, complete with outdoor heated pool. Choose from 5 dining experiences, including gourmet Mediterranean at Portofino and Japanese at Kioto.

    Featuring city or mountain views, the subdued, contemporary rooms have flat-screen TVs with premium channels, marble bathrooms, desks, Wi-Fi, and room service. Club-level rooms add complimentary breakfast and access to a private lounge, and suites come with sitting areas. The hotel has 15 meeting rooms for up to 700, an Executive Lounge and wireless internet access throughout. From the Hilton Colon Quito Hotel you will enjoy spectacular views of the city.

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