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PRICES
  $2829
Land Only
  $3277 From Miami
  $3277 From New York
  $3364 From Los Angeles
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  ITINERARY:
Quito – Galapagos: Santa Cruz, Genovesa Island & Santa Fe Island
  NUMBER OF DAYS: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  TRAVEL BY: December-10-18
  BOOK BY: January-15-18
  DEPARTURE DATE: Feb 15,26 April 9,16 May 7,17,24 June 4 & 18
   
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  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: for Deluxe
   
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  • 3 Nights in Cruise at M/V Galapagos Legend
  • 3 Nights in Quito 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 Quito - Baltra
    Departure from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island (2 1/2-hour flight). Arriving in the Galapagos, passengers are picked up at the airport by our natural guides and taken to a ten-minute bus drive to the pier to board the M/V Galapagos Legend.

    PM – Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
    Dry landing. In the mountains of Galapagos is possible to admire different kinds of birds, such as tree and ground finches, vermillion flycatchers, paint-billed crakes, yellow warblers, and cattle egrets (usually standing on the tortoises’ shell). The journey to the reserve offers great opportunities to see the contrasts that the island offers in reference to the variety of ecosystems. The road goes from the coast through the agricultural zone and straight up to the dense humid forests. Often, Galapagos Giant Tortoises are also seen on the way, wandering through pastures in the paddocks. This spot is a bird watchers’ haven since almost every land bird present on the island lives or migrates here.


    Day 4 El Barranco, Prince Philip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)
    Be marveled at the variety of sea life that uses the crevices of the lava cliffs for shelter. Red-billed Tropicbirds fly overhead, switching between their nests and the bay, and a small colony of fur seals may be found near the landing site. You will be dropped off at a steep stairway that begins on rocks at the foot of a path that leads through a seabird colony full of Nazca and Red-footed Boobies. At the plateau, the trail continues inland allowing you to see more nesting booby colonies in the thin Palo Santo forest. Near the end of the trail, over a rocky lava plain, Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrels can be observed flying in all directions. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a Short-eared Owl.

    PM – Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
    Disembark onto a small sand and coral beach. A short trail heads west along a tidal lagoon and then up a rocky hill that leads to a point overlooking the cliffs and Darwin Bay. Along the trail near the tidal lagoon, visitors will see pairs of Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Yellow-crowned and Lava Herons. The trail continues through Palo Santo trees, Opuntia cacti, and Saltbushes inhabited by Great Frigate birds and Red-footed Boobies. This is one of the few places in the islands where visitors are guaranteed to see Red-footed Boobies. It is estimated that more than 200,000 Red-footed Boobies live in the trees and bushes of Genovesa.

    Day 5 Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
    Dry landing. Walk by a brackish lagoon to see flamingos. The trail leads across typical dry zone vegetation. Keeping up until Dragon Hill, see an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, offering lovely views of the anchored boats and neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, and Galapagos doves.

    PM – Santa Fe Island

    Wet landing. Santa Fe shows white sand beaches surrounded by sea lion colonies; through the island path, an endemic cactus forest is passed, home the Santa Fe land iguanas (the largest in the islands). This island is the habitat for a number of species, including the Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snakes, rice rats (one of the few endemic Galapagos rodents), a variety of finches and one of the four mockingbird species of the archipelago.

    Day 6- Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island) – Quito
    Wet landing. On the north side of Santa Cruz; behind the beach lies two small flamingo ponds were iguanas sunbathe, see coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and gulls, as well as interesting native vegetation like red and black mangrove, salt bushes. This beach is one of the main sea turtles nesting sites in the Galapagos. A turtle can lay eggs 3 or 4 times per season with an average of 70 eggs each time. At this paradisiacal site, we will also find the remains of barges that sank a long time ago, when the United States Navy operated a base during World War II on Baltra Island. Local people modified the word barges to “Bachas”.


    Day 7 Quito – USA
    Breakfast, At Indicated time transfers from the hotel to the Airport.
    Fly back home.


     
       
      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 Quito Hotel.  
       
      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, 2018 through January 10,2019  
       

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