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6-DAY FIRST CLASS VACATION ON BOARD THE M/Y ODYSSEY –  FROM $3,997

AVAILABLE FOR TUESDAY ARRIVALS IN SAN CRISTOBAL UNTIL NOVEMBER 28, 2017

    Odyssey Cruise Central and East Islands is an exciting 5-night cruise on board the first class M/Y Odyssey visiting San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Santa Fe, Plazas, North Seymour, and Santa Cruz Islands. All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins. All main deck and upper deck cabins average 215 square feet in size including the bathroom. These cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened. Our Twin Cabins are spacious and fully equipped. It provides passengers with the comfort of a hotel room, while enjoying the constantly changing view outside their windows. Our matrimonial cabins are perfect for that romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the first class comfort with that special someone. The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your experiences with other passengers. Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our delicious cocktails.

     
    • 6-Day/5-Night First Class Vacation Cruise Program with morning and afternoon island explorations
    • All meals on board
    • Services of Certified Naturalist Guides

    • Use of snorkeling equipment
    • Snorkeling opportunities
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: Odyssey Cruise Central and East Islands

    DAY 1 | TUESDAY | Welcome to San Cristobal | L.D


    Upon arrival in San Cristobal, a guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor where you will board your first class M/Y Odyssey. Your cabin will be assigned after boarding.

    Cerro Colorado & Puerto Chino. (San Cristobel): In the afternoon you will take a visit to Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Center, located 40 minutes by bus to the south east of the island. This center was built to improve the status of the population of the island tortoises. The center includes a large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center, and an interpretative trail. Along this trail is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well birds as the San Cristobal Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, and many species of finches and the Galapagos flycatcher.

    DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY | B.L.D


    Española Island (Gardner Bay): Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

    Española Island (Punta Suarez): This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

    DAY 3 | THURSDAY | B.L.D


    Punta Cormorant (Floreana): This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It is situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.

    Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout (Floreana): Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness Lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her House. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

    DAY 4 | FRIDAY | B.L.D


    Santa Fe: Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from uplift instead of volcanic origin; this is why it is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well, such as the giant Prickly pear cactus. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fish.

    Plazas: Plazas Island is located at the east of Santa Cruz Island, and forms part of two islands known as Islas Plazas. Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. The Plazas land iguanas are smaller than its relatives found at other islands. Throughout the island are several hybrid iguanas, a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana, they are unique, recognizable at first glance by their black/gray color, with a land iguana’s crest, but face and tail of the marine iguana. The large population of iguanas is due to the presence of tuna, their favorite food. Swallow Tailed Gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds such as: Audubon

    DAY 5 | SATURDAY | B.L.D


    North Seymour Island: Seymour is an uplifted (as opposed to volcanic) island and so is generally flat, strewn with boulders. There are good nesting sites here for a large population of magnificent frigate birds. Blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dance in the more open areas and swallow-tailed gulls perch on the cliff edges. Despite the tremendous surf that can pound the outer shore, sea lions haul out onto the beach and can be found bodysurfing.

    Watch your step, as the boobies don’t worry much about where they nest, and you might just step on one. The trees are dotted with male frigate birds trying to attract the attention of the ladies by inflating their bright red skin flaps. They sometimes fly in the air to call more attention to themselves. There’s a circular path that takes you through the island to a beautiful, rocky shore where the waves crash a silvery-blue.

    Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island): These two small beaches are found to the West of Turtle Cove. The sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind one of the beaches there is a small brackish water lagoon, where occasionally it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, but it has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War, when the USA used Baltra Island as a strategic point to protect the Panama Channel.

    DAY 6 | SUNDAY | Baltra | Home / Next Destination | B


    Mosquera Islet: Mosquera Islet is located between Baltra and North Seymour. This is a small islet formed by a geological uplift, with a reef of rocks and coral and a great white sand beach, where lie a vast population of sea ­­­­lions. You can also observe several species of shorebirds. This site offers great snorkeling and swimming. Along the rocks are commonly running Red Lava crabs or Sally light-foot crabs.

    Transfer to Baltra Airport.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR TUESDAY ARRIVALS IN SAN CRISTOBAL UNTIL NOV 28, 2017

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE**

    REGULAR SEASON

    Standard Cabin $3,997.00 N/A $3,997.00 $3,197.00 $3,997.00
    Suite Cabin Upper Deck $4,997.00 N/A $4,997.00 N/A N/A
    ² Child rate applies to one child up to 12 years old, sharing accommodations with two adults and using existing beds. ** Single Cabin Lower Deck
    VALID FOR ARRIVALS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2017
    24

    FEB 2017
    7 | 21

    MAR 2017
    7

    APR 2017
    4 | 18

    MAY 2017
    2 | 16 | 30

    JUN 2017
    13 | 27

    JUL 2017
    11 | 25

    AUG 2017
    8

    SEP 2017
    5 | 19

    OCT 2017
    3 | 17

    NOV 2017
    14 | 28

    DEC 2017
    N/A


    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 Galapagos Odyssey to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL NOV 28, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $98.00 $98.00 $98.00 $37.00 $91.00


    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 Galapagos Odyssey to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL NOV 28, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $196.00 $196.00 $196.00 $74.00 $182.00


    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 Mercure Alameda Hotel with breakfast &  tax

    • 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 Mercure Alameda 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 NOV 28, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $327.00 $309.00 $312.00 $179.00 $217.00


    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 Mercure Alameda Hotel with breakfast & tax

    • Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument

    • Private 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 Mercure Alameda 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 | Private 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 NOV 28, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $619.00 $547.00 $539.00 $310.00 $428.00


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    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y Odyssey: All cabins feature individually controlled air-conditioning, a small desk, sofa, mini-bar, and closet, as well as spacious bathrooms with shower cabins. All main deck and upper deck cabins average 20 square meters in size including the bathroom. These cabins have big windows, which can be individually opened. Our Twin Cabins are spacious and fully equipped. It provides passengers with the comfort of a hotel room, while enjoying the constantly changing view outside their windows. Our matrimonial cabins are perfect for that romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the first class comfort with that special someone.

    The Odyssey offers elegant and inviting social areas that are used to hold trip meetings, discuss your day to day itinerary, and share your experiences with other passengers.

    Relax and enjoy the warm sun and the incredible Galapagos view on our comfortable loungers or in our Jacuzzi while zipping on one of our delicious cocktails.

     

     

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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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    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: Mercure Alameda Hotel is 3 km from both the Church of the Society of Jesus and the independence monuments at Plaza de la Independencia. This bustling hotel is also a 9-minute walk from exhibits at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana. The perfect combination of services, elegant facilities and comfortable accommodations. The hotel has 147 warmly decorated rooms equipped with all the comforts and security that an international hotel requires. Most rooms offer beautiful landscapes views of the city of Quito, all rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, minibar and desk, soundproof windows, and complimentary breakfast and parking. Airy suites add living rooms, and 1 upgraded suite offers a sofa and panoramic city views. In addition, the hotel makes available the latest in technology for your absolute comfort. Other amenities include a refined restaurant and a bakery, as well as a gym and a business center. Elegant function rooms and meeting spaces are available.

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