Overview

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

Discover the hidden universe of the Galapagos Islands with this special offer! Unique species, otherworldly landscapes, and extraordinary adventure await! Hop aboard one of our expedition vessels, and embark on a voyage of exploration through some of the most iconic islands in the archipelago and observe the most fascinating species in the islands! (We refer to them as our Big15.)

Additionally, you’ll get a generous array of free perks to make this experience truly unforgettable, with free domestic airfare and free stays in the heart of Quito’s mesmerizing Historic Center at the extraordinary Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel – complete with magnificent views of one of the first cities in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; or in the beautiful Historic Park area of Guayaquil at the exquisite Hotel del Parque! Prepare to live one of the most marvelous experiences of the year; all of it for a truly unbeatable price!

Important Note: This package is valid for departure dates within the 60 days of booking with one of our available expedition vessels by contacting our Destination Experts. Package prices may vary according to itinerary and vessel.

What you get:

  • airport transfersAirport transfers
  • casa gangotena quitoFREE 2 nights luxury accommodations on the mainland
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • FREE Domestic airfare to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • 5-day Itinerary aboard a Galapagos Cruise aboard one of our available expedition vessels
  • All meals aboard your Galapagos Cruise

A Sneak Peek

Fernandina Island is included in some Galapagos Itineraries
Galapagos Giant Tortoise Reserve
Delicious seafood dish, courtesy of our onboard chef in the Galapagos
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel
Guayaquil Evening Skyline
Galapagos Island Excursions (Puerto Egas pictured)
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Galapagos Island-Puerto Egas
Fernandina Island in the Galapagos
Fernandina Island in the Galapagos
Galapagos Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galapagos giant tortoise on Santa Cruz Island
À la carte menu items in Galapagos
À la carte menu items aboard your expedition vessel in the Galapagos
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Junior Suite
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Luxury Double
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Luxury Double Room
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito's Historic Center
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito's Historic Center
Evening skyline over Guayaquil
Guayaquil's Evening Skyline
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Highlights

What is included:

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)

Please note: A PCR Test is required for entry to the Galapagos National Park

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.

and…

The following aboard one of our expedition vessels:

  • FREE unlimited soft drinks package
  • Accommodation in Double Cabin (ask your Destination Expert for upgrade options)
  • All meals (We cater for all diets: vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-free, etc.)
  • Water, tea, and coffee available 24/7
  • Island sightseeing with a Galapagos National Park-certified Naturalist Guide
  • Snorkeling
  • Glass-bottom boat rides
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Onboard Medical Officer, available 24/7

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 City Skyline

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 (Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel) or Guayaquil (Hotel del Parque).

Day 2: In-house Activities in Quito or Guayaquil

Quito's Historic Quarter

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

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

South Plaza Island in the Galapagos

Please note: This is a sample itinerary based on Yacht La Pinta’s 5-Day Eastern Itinerary

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

Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos

Please note: This is a sample itinerary based on Yacht La Pinta’s 5-Day Eastern Itinerary

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: This is a sample itinerary based on Yacht La Pinta’s 5-Day Eastern Itinerary

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: This is a sample itinerary based on Yacht La Pinta’s 5-Day Eastern Itinerary

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!

Luxury on Land and at Sea: Charles Darwin Research Station

Please note: This is a sample itinerary based on Yacht La Pinta’s 5-Day Eastern Itinerary

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.

Conditions

  • Rates are valid for new bookings made in September 2021 for sailing dates within 60 days from the current date.
  • 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.
  • 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 Island 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 2021, before peak season dates (Christmas & New Year’s).

Not Included

  • International airfare
  • INGALA Transit Control Card
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals not listed in the package

Testimonial

“…this was far and away the best experience in every respect.”

I imagine there are many ways to see the Galapagos Islands as there are hotels on several islands and ships of various sizes and styles that offer “cruises” of the islands. Our experience was limited to the Santa Cruz II, which is owned and operated by Metropolitan Touring out of Quito, so I cannot compare it to other operators in the Galapagos. What I can tell you is that compared to the nearly dozen other cruises I’ve taken, primarily in the Caribbean on large ships, this was far and away the best in every respect. Make no mistake, this is not a traditional cruise but rather an adventure. The focus is NOT activities on the ship, but it is the islands, oceans, and wildlife. It is both fun and educational.

BruceDenise – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania