Overview

This amazing package is valid for departure dates within the next 60 days. Seize it today!

This Galapagos last-minute deal will see you enjoy a relaxing day of discovery along the historic streets that are part of Quito’s Historic Quarter before heading over to the Galapagos Islands. In the Galapagos, you’ll get to explore some of the most pristine landscapes, white sand beaches, and wholly unique wildlife (we refer to them as our Big15), all of it from the comfort of one of the best cruises available in the archipelago. All of this for an incredible price!

Important Note: This package is valid for departure dates within the 60 days of booking and can easily be customized with the Expedition Vessel of your choice by contacting our Destination Experts. Package price may vary according to itinerary and vessel.

BOOK NOW and get complimentary travel assistance insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

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What you get

  • FREE Private transfer from Airport to Hotel (in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • FREE 2-nights’ luxury accommodation on the mainland
  • 5-day Galapagos Islands Itinerary aboard any of our expedition vessels
  • FREE Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • All meals and FREE Unlimited soft drinks package aboard your Galapagos Cruise

A Sneak Peek

 

Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Luxury Double
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Luxury Double Room
Guayaquil Evening Skyline
Guayaquil City Skyline
A Galapagos Giant Tortoise in Northen Galapagos Islands
Cerro Brujo - San Cristobal Island
A Galapagos Giant Tortoise in Northen Galapagos Islands
South Plaza Island
Lobo marino con huéspedes en las Islas Galápagos
Sea Lions - Santa Fe Island
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Highlights

A professionally guided tour of:

Quito or Guayaquil:

  • Private transfer from Airport to Hotel (in Quito or Guayaquil)
  • Two nights’ accommodation at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito (Luxury Double Room) or Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil (Deluxe Double Room), (breakfast, taxes, and in-house activities included).

Eastern Galapagos Islands*

Guided site visits to the following islands within the Galapagos National Park:

  • South Plaza
  • Santa Fe
  • San Cristobal
  • Española
  • Santa Cruz

*Please note that this is a sample itinerary.
Ask your Destination Expert about the islands you can visit during our 5-day itineraries!
Please note: PCR test is required for entry to the Galapagos National Park.

and…

The following aboard our expedition vessels:

  • Accommodation in a double cabin
  • All meals (Designed by our Le Cordon Bleu Gastronomic Director)
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks package
  • Water and coffee available 24/7 aboard the expedition vessel
  • Island sightseeing with a Galapagos National Park-certified Naturalist Guide
  • Snorkeling
  • Glass-bottom Boat rides
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Onboard Medical Officer, available 24/7
  • Luggage Handling
  • Transfers in the Galapagos Islands

Travel safely with us!

We are pleased to confirm that our operations have received the WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp and that our ships are now Safe Travel certified. We have plenty of space aboard each of our vessels – more than the CDC-recommended 28.3 sq ft per person! And our excursion groups are capped at eight (8) passengers per guide, which is half the total number of passengers per guide, stipulated by the Galapagos National Park.

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Day by day

Day 1: Arrive in Quito or Guayaquil / Transfer to Hotel

Quito's landscape

Transfers In – Arrival in Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil)

Welcome to Ecuador! At the airport you will be greeted by a member of our organization. Our staff will escort you to your hotel. Along the way, they will provide you with valuable information about the country and the city.

Overnight in Quito or Guayaquil – Luxury Accommodation

Day 2: Quito or Guayaquil

Casa Gangotena in Quito

Enjoy in-house activities at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel (in Quito) or Hotel del Parque (in Guayaquil).

Overnight in Quito or Guayaquil – Luxury Accommodation

Day 3: Arrive in Galapagos / Transfer to Boat / South Plaza Island

South Plaza Island in the Galapagos

Please note that this is a sample itinerary (5-day Eastern Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta). Ask your Destination Expert for more options.

In the morning, a team member will meet you. From the hotel, you’ll take a shared transfer service to the airport to catch your flight from the mainland to the Galapagos Islands.

Baltra Island

This adventure begins with your flight to Baltra Island followed by an immediate transfer to the nearby dock to board Yacht La Pinta. Following an onboard introductory briefing, you’ll partake in an emergency boat drill. Afterward, you’ll receive your cabin assignment and enjoy lunch.

South Plaza Island

Here, the turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand beach and volcanic rocks that make up the shoreline. Along the coastline, you’ll spot sea lion colonies and seabirds frolicking along the cliffs of this small but spectacular island.

Day 4: Santa Fe Island / San Cristobal Island

Guided Tour of San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos

Please note that this is a sample itinerary (5-day Eastern Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta). Ask your Destination Expert for more options.

Santa Fe Island

We take a dinghy from Yacht La Pinta over to this idyllic white-sand beach that’s populated with colonies of sea lions. The brilliantly yellow Santa Fe land iguana, which, in the entire world, is exclusive to just this island, might also be spotted during the walk. Later, you’ll have your choice of swimming or snorkeling along a natural wave barrier.

Cerro Colorado & Tortoise Breeding Center (San Cristobal Island)

After lunch, we disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Once we arrive at Cerro Colorado, we will visit the breeding center for the highly-endangered giant tortoises that amble around a fantastic deciduous forest.

Day 5: San Cristobal Island

Tourists at Cerro Brujo, Galapagos

Please note that this is a sample itinerary (5-day Eastern Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta). Ask your Destination Expert for more options.

Punta Pitt

In the morning, the group heads over to the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. The trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline, allowing guests to observe frigatebirds and a colony of bachelor sea lions. After the walk, weather permitting, you will have the chance to swim along the beach and snorkel.

Cerro Brujo

After lunch, we’ll visit Cerro Brujo. This is a great site for walking, with rewarding opportunities to observe seabirds and shorebirds. Galapagos sea lions will also be present!

Day 6: Española Island

Tourist at Punta Suarez on Española Island, Galapagos

Please note that this is a sample itinerary (5-day Eastern Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta). Ask your Destination Expert for more options.

Punta Suarez

The morning outing at Punta Suarez gifts us a spirited trek across lava terrain to visit the unique seabird colonies that populate this area. Waved albatrosses (visible from April until January), and the famous “blowhole” geological formation await! Afterward, we return to the yacht for lunch.

Gardner Bay

In the afternoon, we disembark at this beautiful, white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds and finches. Guests can choose to simply enjoy the beach or explore the astonishing sites via snorkeling.

Day 7: Santa Cruz Island / Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

Giant tortoise in northern Santa Cruz

Please note that this is a sample itinerary (5-day Eastern Islands Itinerary aboard Yacht La Pinta). Ask your Destination Expert for more options.

Charles Darwin Research Station

In the morning, we disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to check out the breeding program for giant tortoises. Afterward, a bus takes the group up and over Santa Cruz Island to the opposite coast.

Baltra Island

Once on the other side of Santa Cruz Island, a short ferry ride will takes us across the channel to Baltra Island and then the airport. Your adventure in the Galapagos Islands ends at Baltra Island as you board your flight back to Quito.

Please note: Should you wish to see even more of the Galapagos Islands, please ask your destination expert about our 7- and 9-day itinerary options.]

Conditions

  • Rates are valid for new bookings made in November 2020 for sailing dates in November, and December 2020.
  • This package and its accommodation options are subject to availability.
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees.
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included with hotel accommodations.
  • Rates are based on double occupancy. For a single quote, please contact your Destination Expert.
  • Rates listed are for adults. Please ask your Destination Expert about special discounts for children under 12 years old.
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change for reasons related to weather conditions, logistics, guests’ safety, and/or Galapagos National Park directives.
  • All entrance fees and domestic flights are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Restrictions may apply.
  • Please be aware that you can combine this package with any of our Galapagos Cruise itineraries. Our Destination Experts will customize the package based on your request and send you a customized quote.
  • Exclusively for direct customers; not valid for bookings made through travel agencies or tour operators.
  • Bookings may be rescheduled without losing the deposit. Rescheduled travel must take place in 2020, before peak season dates (Christmas & New Year’s).

Not Included

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare. Please note: We can include airfare at an additional cost: Quito-Galapagos-Quito for USD 483.43 or Guayaquil-Galapagos-Guayaquil for USD 524.42, subject to availability.
  • INGALA Transit Control Card (USD 20.00 per person), subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Meals not described in the program.

Testimonial

Galapagos aboard Santa Cruz II Cruise.

“The Santa Cruz II met all expectations.”

“It was everything we anticipated with the animals totally unafraid of us, and we were lucky enough to see twelve of the 15 major species[BIG15], […]all very close. […]The Santa Cruz II met all expectations with very helpful guides and trips to the islands on pangas (dinghies). Personal safety was paramount.” george p/Tripadvisor

“Wonderful experience: We were guided through the Galapagos Islands with expert hands. The ship had everything we needed and provided a perfect rhythm of experiences on the islands, informational meetings, food, opportunities to meet fellow travelers, and helped us understand the wonder of the Galapagos!” Janet P/Tripadvisor

“Santa Cruz II is a well outfitted, larger and stable ship. The cruise was precisely organized and operated – the best operation we have ever seen. Staff were exceptional. The Galapagos experience is unique, enhanced by the staff and guides.” Jim B/Tripadvisor