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7-DAY SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS ON BOARD M/C TREASURE OF GALAPAGOS
FROM $4,295.00

 CRUISE SAILS ON SATURDAY FROM BALTRA UNTIL DEC 9, 2017

    The Treasure of the Galapagos is a Superior First Class Motor Catamaran with 8 cabins for up to 16 passengers. An eclectically styled yacht, the Treasure of the Galapagos fuses subtle art deco elements with contemporary ones. This yacht has a host of facilities to be enjoyed in relaxed and luxurious surroundings. The yacht offers a suite with two balconies and eight double outside cabins each with a balcony. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot water, air-conditioning, vanity dressers and security boxes.

    Motor Catamaran Treasure of the Galapagos welcomes you on board to discover with your own eyes the unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands. We take you around the islands of the archipelago in privacy and comfort. Treasure of the Galapagos is one of the most comfortable motor catamarans in the Galapagos, its large cabins (20 m2/ 215 ft2) with private facilities such as a balcony, guarantees 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 convert your once in a lifetime cruise into the trip of your life!

     
    • 7-Day/6-Night Superior First Class Cruise Program with balcony accommodations
    • Morning and afternoon explorations of the Galapagos Northern Islands
    • All meals on board

    • Services of Certified Naturalist Guides
    • Snorkeling Gear
    • English-speaking local hosts and guides
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: Treasure of Galapagos Cruise Northern Islands

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


    Upon arrival at the Baltra Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). After clearing the formalities, your local host will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor to board the vessel. Cabins will be assigned based on your selection.

    Afternoon: Charles Darwin Station at Santa Cruz Island. Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. The main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Staelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.

    DAY 2 | SUNDAY | B.L.D.


    Morning: Whale Bay at Santa Cruz Island.  After breakfast, we visit Whale Bay; a cove of green sand at the base of Dragon Hill on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. The beach contains a large amount of olivine crystals, the same that originate from volcanic materials. The crystals were formed when the magma was still underground.

    Near the beach there are ceramic relics, which reflect the same antiques of human settlements that were close to the beach in 1846. According to the accounts of the French captain Genie, a path originated from this site to the top of the island, which was used to collect fresh water. It is thought that in this place lived a group of people who were dedicated to the collection of lichen, used for tinting.

    Afternoon: Dragon Hill at Santa Cruz Island. We visit the northwestern side of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy Dragon Hill which was opened to visitors in 1993. Here there is a trail that leads to a hyper-saline lagoon behind the beach, frequented by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds. This site has been re-populated with land iguanas from Seymour, Isabela and Santa Cruz islands. There is a short walk to the Hill, which offers a beautiful view of the bay.

    DAY 3 | MONDAY | B.L.D.


    Morning: Las Tintoreras at Isabela Island. After breakfast, we show you a delightful place that is reached by taking a pleasant zodiac ride. These small islands lay in front of the Puerto Villamil coast. There are Heron hiding in mangrove branches and Galapagos Penguins and sea lions often pop out on shore. White-tipped reef sharks are fairly common in the archipelago. Their name in Spanish is Tintorera, thus the name of this site as they are always found here resting in the shallow waters.

    Afternoon: The Wetlands at Isabela Island. In the afternoon, we travel to Isabela Island which is the largest, as well as one of the youngest islands, in the Galapagos archipelago. We land in Puerto Villamil, which has the second smallest population in Galapagos with approximately 3,000 inhabitants. First we will visit the Flamingos Lagoon; this place is the largest coastal lagoon found in Galapagos and is one of the main reproductive sites for the greater Flamingos. After, we follow a trail to the “El Muro de las Lagrimas”. From 1946 to 1959 Isabela was designated a penal colony by the Ecuadorian government and prisoners were obligated to build a wall with enormous blocks of lava. Due to the arduous labor and harsh conditions in which the prisoners lived, this site is known as “The Wall of Tears”. There are a number of interesting sites along this route, such as the Cerro Orchilla, El Estero, Poza Escondida, Playa del Amor and Pozas Verdes.

    DAY 4 | TUESDAY | B.L.D.


    Morning: Punta Moreno at Isabela Island. After breakfast, we embark to the north coast of Isabela Island between the Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul volcanos, to Punto Moreno. The trail we take runs along a lava flow Pahohoe (solidified lava in the form an accordion) into a complex of coastal lagoons. The main attraction is the many species of birds found here.

    Afternoon: Urbina Bay at Isabela Island. In the afternoon, we travel along the west coast of Isabela, between Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove, to Urbina Bay. Close to the base of the Alcedo Volcano, the coastline experienced a major uplift in 1954, which caused the shore to expand three quarters of a mile out. Here you will be able to find corals, shells, and many other calcareous organisms exposed above water. Urbina Bay is home to large and colorful land iguanas and giant tortoises of the Alcedo Volcano population. A lot of Darwin finches can be seen as well.

    DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY | B.L.D.


    Morning: Punta Espinoza at Fernandina Island. After breakfast, we travel to Fernandina Island which is the third largest in the archipelago with a single visitor site. Punta Espinoza, located at the northeastern tip of the island, is a favored spot as Marine iguanas mingle in larger groups than on any other island. They bask around in the sand, swim near the shore and sometimes block your way at the landing dock. One of the unique species found here, is the Flightless Cormorant. This nonflying bird had to adjust its hunting style in order to survive and find food in the ocean. Over time, their wings, tails, and feet have progressively adapted for swimming. Seeing these birds, you witness the evidence of their evolutional development right in front of you.

    Afternoon: Tagus Cove at Isabela Island. Tagus Cove, a tour along the cliffs in a zodiac will give the visitors a good chance to see the Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other sea birds. From the landing dock it is about a 30 minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff from where you can view Darwin Lake, an uplifted ultra-saline lake saltier than the sea. You can also see several volcanoes from this location. Look carefully at the graffiti on the surrounding cliffs of the cove, it has been written by pirates, whalers and buccaneers in past centuries.

    DAY 6 | THURSDAY | B.L.D.


    Morning: Puerto Egas at Santiago Island. Puerto Egas is a black beach is located at the west side of Santiago Island. Volcanic tuff deposits have favored the formation of this special black sand beach and this is the main attraction of the Island. This site is called Puerto Egas, because there was an attempt of company of Hector Egas, to start the exploitation of salt, which failed because the price of salt on the continent was very cheap, and did not justify its exploitation in Galapagos. The project was abandoned and they left their infrastructure.

    Afternoon: Rabida Island is unique because the red color of the rocks and sand. The volcanic material in this island is very porous and external factors as rain, salt water and sea breeze have acted as an oxidizing agent. A short walk along a trail lead us to a coastal lagoon behind the beach permits the observation of land birds as finches, doves, yellow warblers and mocking birds. At the lagoon there is a colony of flamingos.

    DAY 7 | FRIDAY | Santa Cruz Island | Baltra Island Airport | Mainland Ecuador | B.


    Morning: Las Bachas at Santa Cruz Island. These two small beaches are found to the West of Turtle Cove. Their 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 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 strategically point to protect the Panama Channel.

    At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the Baltra Island Airport 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.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY ARRIVALS IN BALTRA UNTIL DECEMBER 9, 2017

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)
    Standard Cabin $4,295.00 N/A $4,295.00 $3,436.00 $1,074.00
    Suite Cabin $5,369.00 $5,011.00 $5,369.00 $5,369.00 $1,342.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.
    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
    7 | 21

    FEB 2017
    4 | 18

    MAR 2017
    4 | 18

    APR 2017
    29

    MAY 2017
    13 | 27

    JUN 2017
    10 | 24

    JUL 2017
    8

    AUG 2017
    N/A

    SEP 2017
    N/A

    OCT 2017
    14

    NOV 2017
    11 | 25

    DEC 2017
    9


    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 Treasure of Galapagos to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 9, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $98.00 $98.00 $98.00 $35.00 $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 Treasure of Galapagos to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 9, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $196.00 $196.00 $196.00 $70.00 $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 DEC 9, 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 DEC 9, 2017

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



                

    In Galapagos Islands: M/C Treasure of Galapagos Motor Catamaran Treasure of Galapagos welcomes you on board to discover with your own eyes the unique wonders of the Galapagos Islands. We take you around the islands of the archipelago in privacy and comfort. Treasure of Galapagos is one of the most comfortable motor catamarans in the Galapagos, its large cabins (20 m2/ 215 ft2) with private facilities such as a balcony, guarantees 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 convert your once in a lifetime cruise into the trip of your life!

     

     

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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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