Day 1: Arrival in Quito (Wednesday)
Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Quito.
Day 2: Full Day Excursion of the City
A full day visit of colonial Quito, the largest historical centre in the Americas, elected the first UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978. During the excursion you will visit the Plaza de la Independencia, Parque Alameda, Church of San Francisco and the Middle of the World Equator Monument. Overnight in Quito. (B)
Day 3: Fly to the Galapagos Islands. Commence 4 Day / 3 Night Galapagos Cruise (Friday)
Today you will fly from Quito to the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival, transfer to your cruise vessel and commence your trip of a life time!
La Pinta is a luxury yacht which accommodates 48 guests. Its comfortable cabins are some of the biggest in the Galapagos and feature massive panoramic windows. Many of the cabins are connected, making it a perfect option for families. The wonderful interior and exterior common areas provide fantastic views of the islands, so you won’t miss a thing, no matter where you are on deck.
Delicious meals are provided by the team of chefs who operate from the ship’s galley. Exemplary service is provided by the serving and house staff who manage La Pinta like a world-class luxury hotel. You will be kept up to date about your itinerary by your host and informed of the many fascinating aspects of Galapagos’ wildlife by your naturalist guides.
During the cruise you will visit various islands during where you will have many opportunities to observe the famously varied Galapagos Islands wildlife including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, lava lizards, sea lions, Darwin’s finch, land iguanas and marine iguanas.
Naturalist guides will accompany you on daily shore excursions to explore and explain the significance of the history, biodiversity and evolution of the Galapagos Islands. Swimming and snorkelling opportunities abound with the chance to spot sea lions, sea turtles, dolphins, colourful reef-dwelling fish and perhaps even penguins. (B, L, D)
Days 4-5: Galapagos Cruise
Explore the islands during daily excursions. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Disembark Cruise. Fly to Quito or Guayaquil
Pre-departure sightseeing or excursion. Disembarkation from cruise. Fly to Quito or Guayaquil and overnight. (B)
Day 7: Airport Transfer
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.