Go 2: Galapagos Cruise & A Taste of Ecuador's Culture - Go Galapagos

Go 2: Galapagos Cruise & A Taste of Ecuador’s Culture

INCLUDED: Galapagos cruise full board based on Standard Plus Cabin, 2 daily excursions, onboard and island activities, naturalistic guides, lectures & briefings, double accommodation. Otavalo Market excursion. Transfers in/out. 4 nights First Class Hotel accommodation in either Quito or Guayaquil. 4 breakfasts on mainland.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy dashing scenery at the Galapagos Islands, one of the best-preserved Archipelagos in the World.
  • Discover the hidden Gems of Ecuador´s Capital, first city to be declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage for Mankind.
  • Enjoy the Otavalo Market, the biggest barter market in South America.
  • Cruise on style while enjoying the Enchanted Islands.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Quito 

Welcome to Quito or Guayaquil!  A representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.  You will have free time to explore the city or relax and settle in.

Overnight: First Class Hotel in Quito

Meals: (-)

Day 2: Quito Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World 

Take a walk through bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas; a multi-ethnic, artistic and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site.   Afterwards, our guide will take our guests to visit the Middle of the World Complex situated at 0∞0í0î latitude to be with one foot in the northern and the other foot in the southern hemisphere. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight: First Class Hotel in Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Otavalo Indigenous Market & Surroundings 

Visit Visit the famous indigenous Otavalo open-market and wander around various stands set in the central square. There is the chance to shop for hand-made textiles, wooden decorations, Andean musical instruments, hats, jewelry and a variety of local souvenirs. Our guide will take you to visit the nearest town called Peguche which is known for its weavers and to visit a workshop of wind instruments. The next village is Cotacachi, were its residents are skilled manufactures of leather goods, and then we will head to the crater lake Cuicocha which will amaze guests with its beautiful setting. Guests will return to Quito for an overnight stay.

Overnight: First Class Hotel in Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4-7: Galapagos Cruise Aboard the Coral I & II or the Galapagos Legend

Depart to the Galapagos in a 2:30-hour domestic flight arriving at Baltra or San Cristobal Airport.   A representative of our cruise ship will welcome you, and then you will be transferred to the port to embark the vessel.

Enjoy of a paradisiacal destination marked by its uniqueness which inspired Charles Darwin on his Theory of Evolution.  Every day visit two new places, and wake up with the most idyllic landscapes, to later enjoy a buffet-style breakfast and time to get ready for the first excursion.

Every island and visitor site offer different geographical landscapes, fauna, and flora, but every corner of the archipelago will be filled with wildlife.  From blue-footed boobies in their mating dance to lazy sea lions sunbathing by the shore, or fast-swimming penguins next to you in the snorkeling activities.  All our guest will return to the ship for a varied lunch-buffet and free time to relax by the pool, sun terraces or Jacuzzi of our open decks while we arrive at our next visit.

Get on a dinghy ride with a Galapagos naturalist expert and learn more about geology, evolution, human history and biology of the next visitor site.  Once again be amazed by the different terrain, exotic animals, and plants.  Start with a hike through natural paths and have close encounters with the inhabitants of the area.  Then, have some free time to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the beach, or choose to snorkel, kayaking or glass-bottom boat adventure.

Return on board to get changed and comfortable to later enjoy a-la-carte dinner in our acclaimed Lonesome George Restaurant which serves local and international specialties.  One evening, we will surprise you with an al-fresco BBQ on the highest deck with great quality cuts, salads, and seafood for the ultimate Galapagos experience: dining under the sunset.  After dinner, there will be a short but entertaining lecture about next day excursions followed by free time to relax or join an onboard activity.

In your last day, breakfast will be served a bit earlier than usual to take advantage of the morning and take part on a last excursion in the islands. We will sail back to Baltra or San Cristobal Airport to transfer our guests to their flight back to Quito or Guayaquil. Once in the mainland, one of our representatives will transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight: onboard accommodation

Meals: all included aboard

Day 8: Quito or Guayaquil (B)

If taking an international flight, there will be a transfer to the airport of Quito or guests could also extend their stay in Ecuador with other land tours we offer.

Meals: breakfast

RATES PER PERSON SHARING DOUBLE
From 2 to 10 pax
Total Nights Cruise Nights Included Rates US$
7 3 2,901
8 4 3,644
11 7 5,403

Not Included:

  • Internal Flight Roundtrip to/from Galapagos.
  • Tips, drinks, extras and personal expenses.
  • Any other service not mentioned on the itinerary.

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