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Quito and East Galapagos (MY Coral I or II - 3 nights Cruise)
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This 6 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight into and out of Quito
  2 nights in Quito
  Flight Quito to Santa Cruz Island
  3-night expedition in the Galapagos aboard MY Coral I or II w/ meals and tours visiting: Santa Cruz Island, Mosquera Islet, North Seymour Island, Lobos Island, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Islet, San Cristobal Island.
  Flight San Cristobal Island to Quito
  1 night in Quito
   Ship Overview
  Friday departures
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Related Cities:
Quito (28)     Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz) (16)    

Discover Galapagos!. Enjoy history, colonial sites and cultural heritage in Quito, the country's capital and base of operations for an unforgettable 3-night Galapagos Cruise on board the M/Y Coral I or II; perfect yacht for the close-encounter experience. See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel any time of the year in warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Finish this journey with a night in Quito before heading back home. 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.

Visit the Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiqo, Guayasamin Museum, and much more.
no image _3 nights - MY Coral I or II Cruise - East Islands
departing from Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)

The Island of Santa Cruz is the second largest in the Galapagos archipelago with Puerto Ayora the capital being the busiest center of all the islands. The island boasts many activities and is the gateway to surrounding islands, beaches, dive sites and snorkeling on the beautiful South Pacific Seas. The interior of the island is where the massive National Park lies, brimming with plant life and wildlife.

Visit the Puerto Ayora, Tortuga Bay, Garrapatero Beach, Galapagos National Park, Carrion Point, Reserva El Chato, Los Gemelos, Lava Tunnels and 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.

Visit the Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiqo, Guayasamin Museum, and much more.

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Flexible Itinerary
Quito
Day 1
Arrive to Quito
Overnight in Quito   42 hotels offered
Optional   348 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Quito   42 hotels offered
Optional   348 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Quito
Transportation to next city by: Flight to Santa Cruz for Coral or Legend Cruises (Origin and return: Quito or Guayaquil)
_3 nights - MY Coral I or II Cruise - East Islands
Day 3 to Day 6
MY Coral I or II Cruise – 3 nights – Departs Sunday.

MY Coral I or II Cruise – 3 nights – East Islands

Cruising the Galapagos Islands is a very special and unique experience. You can hike the trails as you spot blue footed boobies and giant tortoises. Admire mysterious creatures like the armies of marine iguanas, flightless cormorant birds that have lost their ability to fly and penguins at the equator line and other species that are endemic to this paradise. The rich marine life is fascinating for those who like to practice snorkeling. A world as wonderful as the one above surface, colorful fish in schools, manta rays, sea turtles, hammer head sharks, whale sharks, and magnificent reefs. The MY Coral I is a spacious motor yacht designed with teakwood and modern decorum to give a unique Galapagos tour an exclusive touch. Equipped with all the standards you would expect from a high class yacht, the Coral is a modern ship in a timeless realm. The dining room and lounge demonstrate a refined taste and the yacht has three sun decks, one half-shaded, 2 separate social areas with a well equipped bar, TV and VCR, stereo, library, a well stocked bar, large picture windows, and best of all expansive observation decks with sun shade areas, where during the day is the perfect spot for relaxation, at night the perfect place for meetings and barbecue. The size and agility of the operations, allow the Coral I to dock in close, even at the narrowest havens and shallow beaches, offering the most intimate experience with Galapagos wilderness.

As MY Coral I and MY Coral II sail together, there may be a chance of being confirmed on either one of these ships, considering both share the same departure dates and itineraries

Day 1

 AM - Baltra Airport

Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (approx. 2 1 / 2 - hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturist guides and taken on a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board the MY Coral I or MY Coral II.

 PM - North Seymour Island

Dry landing. Off of Baltra Island and not far from Santa Cruz, North Seymour is located. This landmass was formed by a series of underwater volcanic eruptions, which deposited layers of lava on the ocean floor. An approximately two-hour walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles and sea lions. You will also encounter land iguanas, and on a lucky day, you might even come across the endemic Galapagos Snake.

Difficulty level: intermediate

Type of terrain: rocky

Duration: 2-hour walk, 30 minutes snorkeling

Day 2

 AM - Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

Once home to the famous Lonesome George, the last tortoise of the Pinta race, the breeding and relocation center is named in honour 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 Darwinís finches such as the woodpecker, cactus and vegetarian finches.

Difficulty level: intermediate

Type of terrain: flat

Duration: 1 1/2 hour visit

 PM - Mosquera Islet

Wet Landing, Mosquera Islet is located between North Seymour and Baltra Island. This flat, sandy island has a large colony of sea lions. It is also an excellent site to observe shorebirds such as herons and lava gulls. There is no trail on the islet, the visitor can enjoy the open area. Most of the islet is covered with sand and barren lava rock. Very little sesuvium portulacastrum plants grow on the sand.

Difficulty level: easy

Type of terrain: sandy

Duration: 1 1/2 hour walk and snorkeling

Day 3

 AM - South Plaza Island

Dry landing. There are two Plaza Islets (north and south) located east of Santa Cruz Island. On the northern part of the Islet, visitors begin the journey along an impressive cactus forest were colorful yellow and red land iguanas live, the population number is around 300 animals; during the dry season they survive on fruits and flowers of the opuntia cacti. A peculiar thing to see in South Plaza is the hybrid iguana (sea and land). When reaching the highest point, tropicbirds can be seen. During the dry season (June – January) the usually greenish and yellowish vegetation change of color creating a bright red landscape (sesuviumedmonstonei plant)

 Difficulty level: easy

 Type of terrain: sandy

 Duration: 1 1/2 hour walk 1 hour walk and snorkeling

 PM - Santa Fe Island

Wet landing. Santa Fe shows white sand beaches surrounded by sea lion colonies; through the island path, an endemic cactus forest is passed, home the Santa Fe land iguanas (the largest in the islands). This island is the habitat for a number of species, including the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snakes, rice rats (one of the few endemic Galapagos rodents), a variety of finches and one of the four mockingbird species of the archipielago.

 Difficulty level: intermediate

 Type of terrain: rocky

 Duration: 2 1/2 hour walk - deep water snorkeling

Day 4

 AM - Lobos Island

Dry landing: Isla Lobos is approximately 20 minutes by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Once on the island, the trail is about 850 meters and there will be rocky trail and a nice & easy sand trail too. There is a small population of blue-footed boobies and great frigatebirds nests at this site. You Can also find a colony of sea lions. During the boat ride, you can see brown pelicans and several species of shorebirds

 Difficulty level: moderate

 Type of terrain: rocky and sandy

 Duration: 1 1/2 hour walk

San Cristobal Airport

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

Your 3 nights cruise includes:

- Round Trip 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/Y Coral I or II.

- 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 (Santa Cruz)
Overnight in Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)   14 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)   14 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)   14 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Quito
Day 6
Arrive to Quito
Overnight in Quito   42 hotels offered
Optional   348 Things to do
Day 7
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.

Visit the Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiqo, Guayasamin Museum, and much more.
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Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz)
The Island of Santa Cruz is the second largest in the Galapagos archipelago with Puerto Ayora the capital being the busiest center of all the islands. The island boasts many activities and is the gateway to surrounding islands, beaches, dive sites and snorkeling on the beautiful South Pacific Seas. The interior of the island is where the massive National Park lies, brimming with plant life and wildlife.

Visit the Puerto Ayora, Tortuga Bay, Garrapatero Beach, Galapagos National Park, Carrion Point, Reserva El Chato, Los Gemelos, Lava Tunnels and 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.

Visit the Plaza de la Independencia, La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, Cathedral of Quito, Museo de la Ciudad, La Ronda, El Panecillo, Teleferiqo, Guayasamin Museum, and much more.