Albatros de Galapagos

Bewitched Islands

This package includes everything you may need on your trip to the Galapagos Islands. Start with a visit to the Historic Center of Quito, declared "Cultural Heritage" by UNESCO. Walk through colonial streets; visit old churches and convents. The next day fly to the islands and embark on a naturalist cruise around the archipelago. For this we have selected some of the best boats that will be part of the enchantment of the islands. The itinerary may cover the north-western or south-eastern islands, depending on the date and yacht selected. On this trek, you will visit the most outstanding sites and learn a bit more about the diversity of the wildlife of the Galapagos.

 

Trip Details


- EASY to MODERATE
- Start / ends in Quito (optional Guayaquil)
- 11 days / 10 nights program
- 3 nights lodging in Quito + city tour
- Excellent meals
- Daily hikes and snorkeling
- Certified Naturalist Guides
Boats and prices
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Boat start / end Duration Price from
CachaloteCachalote Mon / Thu 11 DaysCachalote USD 4.060Cachalote
Nemo INemo II Sat / TueNemo II 11 DaysNemo II USD 4.260Nemo II
Nemo IINemo II Fri / Mon 11 DaysNemo II USD 4.360Nemo II
Nemo IIINemo II Fri / Mon 11 DaysNemo II USD 4.760Nemo II
The BeagleThe Beagle Sun / Wed 11 DaysThe Beagle USD 5.150The Beagle
Mary AnneMary Anne Thu / Sun 11 DaysMary Anne USD 5.890Mary Anne
BelugaBeluga Wed / Sat 11 DaysBeluga USD 5.060Beluga
OdysseyBeluga Sun / Wed +Beluga 9 DaysBeluga USD 4.660Beluga

Prices based on double occupancy. Please request our prices for groups and cruises of shorter duration. Click on each boat to see details and itineraries. Some prices may vary by season and type of cabin. Ask for more details.

Cost Includes:

- 8 to 10-day Naturalist Cruise of the Galapagos Islands
- 3 nights in Hotel Patio Andaluz in Quito Historic Center (other options below)
- Daily guided visits to the islands, hikes and snorkeling
- 3 meals per day plus snacks aboard
- Private tour of Quito Historic Center
- All meals in Quito, as noted on Itinerary
- Private transfers, personalized attention

Not Included:

- Internal flight Quito - Galapagos - Quito:  USD 499 (subject to change)
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US$ 100 (subject to change)
- Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$ 20 (subject to change)
- Tips; alcoholic beverages; personal expenses

Note: Flight rates and park fee are subject to change without previous notification

Prices valid until December 31 / 2017

Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Quito. Transfer to the hotel (private) D
Day 2 Visit to the Historical Center of Quito (private). Lunch. Free afternoon. BLD
Day 3 Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Galapagos, where our guide will lead you to the boat. BLD
Day 3 - 10 Naturalist cruise of the Galapagos Islands, 8 days (shared; up to 16 passengers) BLD
Day 10 Flight back to Quito. Transfer to the hotel. BLD
Day 11 Transfer to the airport to take your flight back home. B
Trip level

Hikes in two visitor sites every day, through nature trails, on sand, dirt or volcanic rock, usually up to 3 Km. long (both ways). Snorkeling in waters which vary its temperature during the year between 16 and 26°C. Dry or wet landings, on rocks, jetties or directly on a sandy beach.

This type of adventure is graded EASY to MODERATE level of difficulty, although one should be in decent physical form and be an active person.

Quito is situated at 2,800 meters above sea level.

Hotels in Quito
Cafe Cultura

Café Cultura is a pleasant mixture of English tradition and contemporary trends. It’s a kind of retreat within the city, with much character and wonderful cuisine. The hotel has been recently restored to offer a better experience and comfort to their guests.

Patio Andaluz
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Elegant boutique hotel located in the Historic Center of Quito, in a colonial style house of the end of the XVI Century. This hotel displays great arcs and inner Patios and lies at only 2 minutes walk from the Main Square and among other places of great interest within the Colonial district.

Swissotel

If you prefer to enjoy all the facilities of a 5-star hotel, here you can find everything you may need, as various types of restaurants, excellent and spacious rooms and suites, as well as its excellent Amrita Spa, where you can enjoy luxury treatments at incredibly low prices.

Related trips

Select any of our programs in the Andes, the Amazon and the Coast of continental Ecuador before or after the cruise. By adding one of these extensions to the cruise, we give you a free additional night in Quito.

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