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CRUISING THE GALAPAGOS ON BOARD THE SANTA CRUZ II WITH ECUADOR'S AMAZON

Package: ISWC  QUITO  GUAYAQUIL
Anxiousness...not an emotion you want to feel unless you’re like Charles Darwin in 1835. In a letter to his sister, he stated, “I am very anxious for the Galápagos Islands. I think both the geology and the zoology cannot fail to be very interesting.” Ah yes, he was right except we don’t want you to feel anxious about organizing your holiday, which is why we’ve taken care of all the details for you. On this 12-day holiday, we’ve arranged your hotel and cruise accommodations, sightseeing, and most meals. Plus, you’ll have access to a Local Host® in Quito, someone who will help you personalize your trip, answer questions, and generally be there for you.

This incredible South America tour begins with the ultimate adventure in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. Arrive in Quito for a restful overnight stay, then fly to Coca and travel by canoe trip downriver to your selected Amazon lodge, your home base for the next three nights. You’ll enjoy the comforts of home while exploring this rainforest paradise to discover the fascinating flora and fauna with a Naturalist Guide. Return to Quito and enjoy a private tour of the city with a local expert. Hear the fascinating stories and little-known facts as you visit must-see sights like Independence Square, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the Basilica. You’ll also have free time to explore. Perhaps ask your Local Host to arrange an excursion to the Middle of the World (latitude 0), where you can have a foot in each hemisphere, or take a ride on the highest cableway in South America and see amazing views of the city. Then you’re off to the Galápagos Islands, where your cruise ship is waiting.

On your 5-day cruise aboard the Santa Cruz II, all your meals are included. You’ll visit Santa Cruz Island, with a white-sand beach and brackish lagoons that serve as feeding grounds for various wading birds; Santiago Island, home to marine iguanas, Galápagos finches, flamingos, sea lions, and a common nesting area for sea turtles; Puerto Egas, known for its black-sand beach, land and marine birds, marine iguanas, and a colony of fur seals; Rábida Island, with its red-colored beach and large colonies of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and Darwin’s finches; Bartolomé Island, where you’ll hike to the summit for a spectacular view of two beautiful bays and fascinating formations of lava flows; Genovesa Island, where you’ll take a panga ride along the cliffs to see the shore and seabirds nesting on the cliffs’ ledges, and where you’ll climb up Prince Phillip’s Steps to see masked boobies, blue and red-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and more; and finally on Santa Cruz Island, visit a Tortoise Reserve to see the Giant Galápagos Tortoises living in the wild.

Throughout the cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. Sometimes you may even be escorted by marine turtles! Throughout your cruise, you’ll be with an expert Naturalist who will bring this destination to life and be able to answer any question you may have.

Our goal is to help make this magical experience a reality! That’s why we’ve put together this holiday for you that includes sightseeing, hotels, cruise, transportation, most meals, and guides and Naturalists. That doesn’t even include the cost of your time or your sanity planning it all on your own! Let us handle the details while you grab your camera and swimsuit...the Galápagos Islands are waiting!
Leisurely On the go
Cities
QUITO
COCA
QUITO
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
GUAYAQUIL
Meals
Breakfast:11
Lunch:7
Dinner:7
Transport
Travel by air; all intercity transfers; Galapagos Islands cruising
Accommodation
Superior to Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
From
(NZD)
10936
*Price per person, based on Twin occupancy for 11 January 2022 departure
CAT
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