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Quito and South Galapagos (MV Galapagos Legend - 4 nights Cruise)
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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight in and out of Quito
  Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Quito
  2 nights in Quito
  Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
  Flight Quito to Galapagos
  4-night cruise through Galapagos Islands aboard MV Galapagos Legend including all meals and activities throughout the cruise. Visit to San Cristobal Island, Espanola Island, Floreana Island, and Santa Cruz Island
  Package departure day: Tuesday
  1 nights in Quito
  Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Quito
  
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Cruise the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, which Charles Darwin once called a 'living laboratory.' Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and gateway for an unforgettable 4-night Galapagos Cruise on-board the M/V Galapagos Legend designed specifically for cruising the Galapagos Islands, it offers all the amenities of a larger cruise liner yet still has the intimate feel of family-style cruising. This fantastic cruise will take you to many islands where you will the opportunity to dive among its reefs and underwater caves, swim with sea lions, float with a penguin, stand next to a blue-footed booby, watch the famous Galapagos giant tortoises and try to dodge the land iguanas scurrying over the lava! Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home.

Tuesday departures from anywhere in the USA or Canada. Tours and meals aboard your cruise are included. Book your Vacation in Ecuador now! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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The Capital City of Ecuador, Quito is nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Ecuadorian Andes boasting a spectacular natural setting. The fantastic city offers an impressive selection of museums, stunning churches and picturesque plazas with a blend of colonial charm and modern architectural treasures. Explore the crown jewel of the city `Old Town` with its vibrant streets lined with restaurants and bars boasting delicious cuisine and a fantastic nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiquo, Guayasamin Museum and much more.
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The Galapagos Islands are located six hundred miles west of the Ecuadorian coastline. Its wonders span from the most varied and incredible geological formations: lava flows, blowholes, spatter cones, lava tunnels, beaches, and the most diverse species of vegetation. The most popular sights for visitors, however, are perhaps the varied species of wildlife who live here, which inspired and intrigued Charles Darwin on his visit in 1835.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Santa Cruz Island, Santiago Island, Pinzon Island, Baltra Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island, Fernandina Island, Floreana Island, Española Island, Marchena Island, Pinta Island, and so much more!
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The Capital City of Ecuador, Quito is nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Ecuadorian Andes boasting a spectacular natural setting. The fantastic city offers an impressive selection of museums, stunning churches and picturesque plazas with a blend of colonial charm and modern architectural treasures. Explore the crown jewel of the city `Old Town` with its vibrant streets lined with restaurants and bars boasting delicious cuisine and a fantastic nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiquo, Guayasamin Museum and much more.
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Quito
Day 1
Arrive to Quito
_Airport in Quito to Hotel in Quito
Overnight in Quito   18 hotels offered
Optional  193 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Quito   18 hotels offered
Optional  193 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Quito
Transportation to next city by: _Flight to Galapagos for Coral or Legend Cruises (origin and return: Quito or Guayaquil).
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_4 nights - MV Galapagos Legend Cruise - South Islands
Day 3 to Day 7
4 nts - MV Galapagos Legend Cruise - Departs Thu

MV Galapagos Legend Cruise - 4 nights - South Islands 

Aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend you'll discover a volcanic island paradise situated directly on the equator 500 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast. Enjoy up-close interaction with indigenous wildlife, marine animals, flora and fauna with a focus on natural history throughout the Galapagos Legend boat trip. Enjoy interiors with marine details and original pieces of art that talk about the nature of the Islands, bathe under the sun at the sky deck by the pool; enjoy an exotic cocktail from the Fisherman's Bar; spot dolphins and whales as they smoothly navigate the rich Galapagos water from the observation decks and take pleasure in romantic meal under the sun or the moon and the stars.

 Day 1

 AM – San Cristobal Airport

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal in a 2-hour flight. Upon arrival, passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend.

 PM – Interpretation Center and Tijeretas Hill (San Cristobal Island)

Dry landing. The interpretation center is full of interesting information and offers the perfect overview to the formation of Galapagos, its significance in the world, threats and conservation efforts. Followed by a hike to Frigatebird Hill (Cerro Tijeretas) we will have great looks at both species of frigate-bird, with the bonus of a beautiful view of the bay below.

Difficulty level: easy/moderate

 Type of terrain: flat / stairs / rocky

 Duration: 1-hour visit/1-hour walk

 Day 2

 AM – Gardner Bay, Gardner and Osborn islets (Espanola Island)

Wet landing. One of the most stunning beaches in all of Galapagos. The long, white, sandy beach, lapped by turquoise waters is home to a colony of Galapagos sea lions, indifferent to the humans that walk among them. The Hood mockingbirds, endemic to this particular island, will be eager to inspect the visitors and satisfy their innate curiosity. Darwin’s finches may also join the throng including the reclusive warbler finch. We can also snorkel here from the beach, in the shallows of the bay.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: sandy

 Duration: 1 1/2 hour walk and snorkeling

PM – Suarez Point (Espanola Island)

Dry landing. One of the highlight visits of the trip. Punta Suarez seems to have everything – a naturalist’s paradise. A slew of marine iguanas and sea lions greet us at the landing site from where our walk continues with close encounters of boobies, endemic lizards, gulls and even a dramatic blow hole. The oldest extant island in the archipelago it is our only opportunity to commune with the endemic waved albatross during their breeding season between April and December. With luck, we can watch their complex courtship display.

 Difficulty level: demanding

 Type of terrain: rocky

 Duration: 2 1/2-hour walk

 Day 3

 AM – Post Office (Floreana Island)

Wet landing. A very short walk from the beach leads us to the famous Post Office Barrel. Claimed to have been first setup in 1793 by Captain James Colnett it remains the oldest functioning “post office” in the Pacific. The system was that whalers and fur sealers would leave addressed letters in the barrel to be picked up by homeward bound colleagues. In the spirit of maintaining tradition visitors today will often take letters and hand-deliver them in their home countries.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: sandy

 Duration: 30-minute walk/1-hour snorkeling

PM – Cormorant Point/Devil’s Crown/Champion (Floreana Island) 

Wet landing. Our walk takes us past island-endemic Scalesia plants to a large, shallow, lagoon often inhabited by a variable number of shockingly pink greater flamingoes. We continue through a forest of palo santo trees to arrive at a powdery white beach, a nesting area of green turtles. As we paddle barefoot in the shallow water we will spot diamond stingrays and white-tipped reef sharks. On our way back to the olivine beach we landed on, we will have time to swim or snorkel amongst sea turtles, reef fish, sea lions and, on a good day, white-tipped reef sharks. A small colony of penguins resides on Floreana and can sometimes be observed as well. One of the favorite snorkeling sites in the islands. Devil's Crown, is home to an abundance of fish and marine animals. We will swim with big schools of yellow-tailed surgeonfish, salemas and creole fish and with luck may spot turtles, spotted eagle rays, parrotfish, and even hammerhead sharks.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: sandy and flat

 Duration: 1-hour walk/1-hour snorkeling

 Day 4

 AM – Charles Darwin Research Station and Fausto Llerena Breeding Center (Santa Cruz Island)

Dry landing. Once home to the famous Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the Pinta race, the breeding and relocation center is named in honor of his long-time guardian. The center is set in the Galapagos National Park Service where various interpretative buildings are available to visit. The grounds, with large stands of native vegetation, are one of the better places to spot some of the seldom seen Darwin’s finches such as the woodpecker, cactus and vegetarian finches.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: flat

 Duration: 1 1/2 hour walk

 Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)

In the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island we have our best opportunity to interact at close quarters with totally wild, Galapagos giant tortoises. A short walk among these huge, 600lb, reptiles will also offer the chance for more highland species, especially several species of the famed finches.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: flat and sometimes mudy

 PM –Ballena Bay/Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)

Wet landing. The perfect spot to enjoy our water activities of snorkeling, kayaking or the glass-bottom boat. Expect to see lots of fish species including king angelfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, damsels, rays and sharks. From the land portion of the visit there will be sea lions and basking marine iguanas with herons and turtles in the mangrove areas. We might even discover some antique ceramic relics left behind by previous settlements.

 Difficulty level: moderate

 Type of terrain: rocky

 Duration: 1 hour walk / 1 hour snorkeling

Eden Islet is off the western coast of Santa Cruz. It offers opportunities to see Nazca and blue-footed boobies, reef sharks, and banks of endemic bream fish, either from the panga or while snorkeling.

 Difficulty level: moderate

 Type of terrain: water

 Duration: 1 - hour snorkeling

 Day 5

AM – Carrion Point (Santa Cruz Island)

Dinghy ride at the entry of the Itabaca channel in a lagoon with turquoise water, where we can observe sharks, blue footed boobies, and different kinds of fish.

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: none

 Duration: 1 hour dinghy ride

Baltra Airport

After the visit, passengers will be transferred to the airport for their return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

 Your 4 nights cruise includes:

- Roundtrip transfer from hotel to airport on the day the cruise starts, and airport to hotel in Quito/Guayaquil on the day the cruise ends.

- Accommodation aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend

- English/Spanish speaking guides.

- All meals scheduled on board.

- Briefing and Lecture services.

- 2 Daily visits to the islands conducted by multilingual naturalist guides, sightseeing, snorkeling opportunities, and transfers in the islands.

- Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee, Transit Control Card.

 Not included:

- Flights to/from Galapagos Island, Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuities, travel insurance, use of snorkeling equipment.

- If any other ticket to/from Galapagos is used, an operational non-refundable fee of USD 90.00 net per person must be charged. The company is not responsible if passengers miss the cruise or other services due to independent arrangements delays.

Please note:

- Your itinerary is subject to change in the event of weather conditions, seasonal changes, and safety concerns, rerouting of the ship or Galapagos National Park policies


Day 3
Arrive to Galapagos Islands
Overnight in Galapagos Islands   14 hotels offered
Optional  15 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Galapagos Islands   14 hotels offered
Optional  15 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Galapagos Islands   14 hotels offered
Optional  15 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Galapagos Islands   14 hotels offered
Optional  15 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Galapagos Islands
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
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Quito
Day 7
Arrive to Quito
Overnight in Quito   18 hotels offered
Optional  193 Things to do
Day 8
_Hotel in Quito to Airport in Quito
Departing from Quito

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Ecuador and Galapagos

The smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands, Ecuador is among the most rewarding travel destinations in South America. With its array of vibrant indigenous cultures, well preserved colonial architecture, picturesque volcanic landscapes and the dense Amazon Rain Forest, it packs its perimeters with more points of interest than many countries twice its size. All of this no more than a day drive from its picture perfect colonial capital of Quito.

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Quito
The Capital City of Ecuador, Quito is nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Ecuadorian Andes boasting a spectacular natural setting. The fantastic city offers an impressive selection of museums, stunning churches and picturesque plazas with a blend of colonial charm and modern architectural treasures. Explore the crown jewel of the city `Old Town` with its vibrant streets lined with restaurants and bars boasting delicious cuisine and a fantastic nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiquo, Guayasamin Museum and much more.
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Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located six hundred miles west of the Ecuadorian coastline. Its wonders span from the most varied and incredible geological formations: lava flows, blowholes, spatter cones, lava tunnels, beaches, and the most diverse species of vegetation. The most popular sights for visitors, however, are perhaps the varied species of wildlife who live here, which inspired and intrigued Charles Darwin on his visit in 1835.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Santa Cruz Island, Santiago Island, Pinzon Island, Baltra Island, Isabela Island, San Cristobal Island, Fernandina Island, Floreana Island, Española Island, Marchena Island, Pinta Island, and so much more!
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Quito
The Capital City of Ecuador, Quito is nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Ecuadorian Andes boasting a spectacular natural setting. The fantastic city offers an impressive selection of museums, stunning churches and picturesque plazas with a blend of colonial charm and modern architectural treasures. Explore the crown jewel of the city `Old Town` with its vibrant streets lined with restaurants and bars boasting delicious cuisine and a fantastic nightlife.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiquo, Guayasamin Museum and much more.

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