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PRICES
  $2188
Land Only
  $2629 From Miami
  $2629 From New York
  $2650 From Los Angeles
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  ITINERARY:
Quito – Galapagos: Santa Cruz, Genovesa Island, Espanola Island, San Cristobal Island
  NUMBER OF DAYS: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  TRAVEL BY: March-31-18
  BOOK BY: June-30-17
  DEPARTURE DATE: Nov 02, 05, Dec 14, 17 2013 and Jan 4, 7, 25, Apr 26, May 27, Jun 07, 14, 21 2014
   
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  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: for Deluxe
   
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  • 3 Nights in Cruise at M/V Galapagos Legend
  • 3 Nights in Downtown at Hotel Quito
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  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Meals on board
  • Half Day guided tour of Quito and Middle of the world tour
  • Transfers throughout the itinerary
  • English speaking naturalist guides & representatives

    Not Included:
    Galapagos National Park entrance fee of $100.
  • Not Included Ingala Tourist Card $20.00(Must be paid upon arrival)

    Note: Internal Airfare between Quito & Baltras (Galapagos Island) is included only when priced along with the international airfare

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      DETAILED ITINERARY:
       
     

    Day 1: Quito
    Upon arrival our representative will meet and escort you to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure.

    Day 2: Quito & The Middle of The World Tour
    Breakfast. This morning your comprehensive city tour includes visits to residential neighborhoods at the northern end of the city, visiting the Guapulo Mirador, passing through the 12 of October Avenue up to the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress) where the rock murals that are related to the history of Ecuador can be appreciated. The tour will then continue through the Gran Colombia Avenue up to the Basilica Church, where you will make a brief stop and next, the San Juan Mirador from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Quito. After walking through the colonial streets you will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Governments Palace, and the Archiepiscopal palace. Furthermore, you will visit The Company Church where adornments and gold altars can be appreciated, a visit to the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church, which was built during the 17th century. And then, you will be heading to the Panecillo Mirador, the most famous hill of Quito, from where a sight of the colonial and modern Quito will be taken. You will then be heading up to the Middle of the World City where the monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern one will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The Ethnographic Museum can be also be visited.

    Day 3: (MO) Quito - Galapagos: Baltra -  Highlands – Pit Craters (Santa Cruz)
    Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Passengers are picked up at the airport by our naturalist guides and taken on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend. 

    In the afternoon Dry landing. A 45-minute bus ride will take us to the Santa Cruz highlands, located to the northwest of Puerto Ayora, where we will find a natural reserve with giant tortoises*. These enormous and slow-moving reptiles are responsible for the island’s name and therefore approaching them in their humid and forested abode is always an inspiring adventure. They can weigh between 250 and 300 kg and can live up to 150-200 years. Additionally, travelers can walk inside surprising lava tubes*; we also visit Pit Craters created from the collapse of surface materials into chamber fissures underground. It’s a great place to spot Vermilion Flycatcher as we walk inside an endemic Scalesia forest.

    Day 4: (TU) Galapagos: Egas Port (Santiago)- Bartolomé
    After Breakfast, Wet landing on a beach of black volcanic sand, visited by Darwin in 1835. The first section of the trail is comprised of volcanic ash (eroded tuff) and the other half of partially uneven terrain is comprised of volcanic basaltic rock lounging the shoreline.

    The unique, truly striking layered terrain of Santiago’s shores is home to a variety of resident and migrant birds, including the bizarre Yellow-crowned Night Heron and astounding array of marine wildlife including lobster, starfish and marine iguanas grazing on algae beds alongside Sally Light-foot Crabs. Colonies of endemic fur seals swimming in cool water pools formed by volcanic rocks are also a highlight.

    In the Afternoon Dry or wet landing. We discover a fascinating moonscape* formed by different volcanic parasitic cones —lava bombs, spatter, cinder cones —as we hike to the summit for impressive views of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone Pinnacle Rock*. We also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards and blue-footed boobies*.

    Beach time is a great opportunity to snorkel and see (perhaps swim with) Galapagos Penguins, sea turtles and White-tipped Reef Sharks among a great variety of colorful fish. For many visitors, this may turn out to be the best of snorkeling experiences*; the water here is generally clear, without too much surf and full of marine life.

    Due to its geographical location, the lack of vegetation is immediately noticeable. Pioneer plants are observed, so called because they are the first to establish roots on new ground. They include Tiquilia nesiotica (which is endemic to the island) and Chamaesyce (known as sand mat or spurge in English), lava cactus, and Scalesia bushes. Behind the beach we have dunes covered by mangroves.

     Day 5: (WE) Galapagos: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)-North Seymour

    After Breakfast , Dry landing. We walk by a brackish lagoon where feeding
     
       
      Voyage Through Amazing Galapagos Islands aboard the Luxury M/V Galapagos Legend! Some of the most incredible wildlife in the world is found on the Galapagos Islands and this is the trip of a lifetime for most visitors. Whether you are a water lover who is intent on snorkeling with the sea lions, or a landlubber who wants to commune with the iguanas and curious seabirds, this voyage is sure to please! The Islands of the Galapagos vary in terrain and in flora and fauna. Some islands are stark volcanic islands with immense lava fields, while others are rich with vegetation. From the Galapagos, fly back to Quito and enjoy visits to the city’s Old Town and Middle of the World while lodging at the Four Points Sheraton.  
       
      NOTE: PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL FULLY PAID. Packages are LAND-ONLY, except otherwise indicated Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice. Blackout days may apply. Airfares may not be available on all flights and are subject to change without notice. Fares include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $190 varying by destination, are included. Weekend surcharge and /or last minute booking fees may apply. The final price for your tour package depends on day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, room category and class of airfare available at time of booking. Hotel photos are representative only and do not necessarily depict the actual room in which guests will be accommodated. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend to all customers to protect their trip obThe Galapagos cruise itineraries are subject to change without prior notice or can be operated in a different sequence. All Galapagos itineraries are under the direction of the Galapagos Park Administration or can be changed at the captain's discretion. Mainland tour itineraries are also subject to change when there are bad weather conditions, strikes, natural events, or force majeure events beyond KT's control, or if a minimum number of participants is not secured. KT reserves the right to change the itineraries and offer the best available alternative for passengers. There is no guarantee that specific wildlife shall be observed during a particular mainland tour or cruise. All sightings and optional activities are subject to environmental, operational conditions and passenger´s physical condition tain Travel Insurance. These prices do not apply for traveling from December 15, 2015 through January 10,2016  
       

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    $2188
    Land Only
    $2629 From Miami
    $2629 From New York
    $2650 From Los Angeles
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