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    Welcome to Ecuador! This Galapagos Expedition is an exciting 3-night cruise on board the standard class Motor Yacht San Jose. The San José is 16-passenger yacht, designed for navigation in the Galapagos Archipelago. The yacht was carefully planned and built during 2004 in Guayaquil, Ecuador with the comfort of her guests in mind. Each of the eight double cabins has full air conditioning, a private bathroom, and is incredibly spacious. Additionally, the engine room is located below the living and dining room, to ensure minimal disturbance from engine noise during navigation.

    The social areas include a lovely dining room, lounge, bar, TV, DVD, and a small library. The San José also offers plenty of outside areas to relax and enjoy the natural sceneries of the Galapagos Islands. There are various carpeted deck areas with reclining chairs and an outdoor bar. On the top deck, there is a sun deck which is great for relaxation and panoramic views.

    The M/Y San Jose is one of the largest 16-passenger yachts in the Galapagos, guaranteeing an intimate and very exclusive experience in a comfortable way. Our certified professional crew and the knowledgeable, bilingual naturalist guide on board will do their utmost to turn this once-in-a-lifetime cruise into the best journey of your life!

    • 4-Day/3-Night Standard Class Cruise Program
    • Morning and afternoon explorations of the Galapagos East-North Islands
    • All meals on board
    • Services of Certified Naturalist Guides

    • Snorkeling Gear
    • Snorkeling Opportunities
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: San Jose Galapagos Cruise North-South Islands

    DAY 1 | TUESDAY | Fly to the Galapagos. Welcome to the Baltra Island Airport | L.D.

    Upon arrival to Baltra Island a naturalist guide will meet you and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor. You will be taken to the yacht by inflatable dinghy. Check-in and begin your Galapagos adventure.

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

    DAY 2 | WEDNESDAY | B.L.D.

    Morning: Darwin Bay at Genovesa Island: This bay has origin when the crater of this island collapsed below sea level. The wet landing is on a beautiful white coral sandy beach. This is a favorite island for birdwatchers: red footed-boobies, masked boobies, wandering tattlers, lava gulls, whimbrels Yellow-crowned, black-crowned and lava herons, and yellow warblers can be seen in the area.

    Continuing on the trail, visitors climb gradually to the edge of the cliff seeing Red-Foots nesting in the Mangrove trees below. Bird watching includes sightings of Sharp-Beaked Finches, Large Cactus and Ground Finches, Galapagos Doves and Swallow-Tailed Gulls. Reaching the end the trail at the cliff’s edge offers an incredible view of the island and the many birds living there.

    Afternoon: Prince Phillip Steps at Genovesa Island: El Barranco is located at the southern part of Darwin Bay and it is also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. Passengers will climb to a plateau that is part of the stretch of land that surrounds Darwin Bay on its eastern side. There is a big population of Masked boobies and Red-Footed boobies in the trees; Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls have found the ideal place for nesting in the lava flows.

    DAY 3 | THURSDAY | B.L.D.

    Morning: Plazas Island: South Plazas 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 on other islands. Throughout the island there 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 big population of iguanas is due to the presence of tunas, their favorite food. Swallow Tailed Gulls nesting in the rugged cliffs are seen along with other sea birds as: Audubon shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds and brown pelicans.

    Afternoon: Santa Fe Island: Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift, which explains 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 as giant prickly pear cactus. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fish.

    DAY 4 | FRIDAY | San Cristobal Island Airport / Mainland Ecuador | B.

    Morning: Leon Dormido at San Cristobal Island: Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock). This huge ‘cathedral’ of rock is an old lava cone, now split in two. On the rocks many blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies and frigate birds are to be found. The snorkeling is great here, with good opportunities for seeing sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, tropical fish, and the Galapagos shark.

    At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the San Cristobal Island Airport (SCY) for your flight back to Guayaquil or Quito (airfare is NOT Included)

    * Please Note: Itinerary and activities are subject to change in case of force majeure caused by exceptional and natural circumstances.



    $1,895.00 N/A $1,895.00 $1,516.00 $1,516.00
    ² Child rate applies to one child up to 12 years old, sharing accommodations with two adults and using existing beds

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    17 | 31

    AUG 2018
    14 | 28

    SEP 2018

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    NOV 2018
    6 | 20

    DEC 2018
    14 | 18


    • 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 San Jose to receive delivery of cruise documentation


    $110.00 $98.00 $110.00 $37.00 $88.00


    • 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 San Jose to receive delivery of cruise documentation


    $208.00 $190.00 $208.00 $74.00 $188.00


    • 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 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


    $342.00 $324.00 $312.00 $179.00 $232.00

    In Galapagos Islands: M/Y San Jose is a 16-passenger yacht, designed for navigating in the Galapagos Archipelago and offers three different itineraries with varied lengths. Built with you in mind there are plenty of open spaces like carpeted sun decks with lounge chairs, tables and benches, great for taking in the Galapagos views. The dining room and living room are quiet and pleasant areas to enjoy fabulous meals and sharing time with others on your Galapagos Journey.   The social areas also include a lounge, bar, TV, DVD, and a small library.

    San Jose has 8 double cabins onboard offering their guests spaciousness having built the cabins from starboard to port. Each double cabin is designed with private bathrooms, full air-conditioning, and great ocean views. Additionally, the engine room is located below the living and dining room, to ensure minimal disturbance from engine noise during navigation.

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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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    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.


    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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