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    Ecuador & It's Galapagos Islands

    Total Price: $7,878 CAD per person

    Save $650 CAD per person

    ($1,300 CAD per Couple)
    • Lead in Cabin Category E 
    • Based on double occupancy
    • Includes inter-island flights
    • Includes port charges
    • Savings Expire December 10, 2021
    WHY BOOK THIS CRUISE: 
    This exciting cruise vacation lets you sample the natural wonders of Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands. Before taking to the sea, a highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts for the giant tortoises. Then, embark on an exciting 4-night cruise among various Galápagos Islands on the recently refurbished Treasure of Galápagos.


    Photo: Quito,  Ecuador


    Photo: Shoreline of the Galapogos Islands

    Photo: Treasures of Galapagos

    CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Quito, Ecuador
    • Visit San Francisco Monastery
    • La Compania Church
    • La Ronda Street
    • A Chocolate factory
    • The Equatorial Monument
    • Welcome dinner
    • Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)
    • Santa Cruz Island:
    • Fly to the Galápagos Islands
    • Embark Treasure of Galápagos
    • Visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
    • Santiago & Bartolomé Islands
    • Naturalist-guided walks on each island
    • Snorkeling
    • North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet
    • South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands
    • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos
    • Visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center
    • Fly to Quito

    What's Included On board the Treasure of Galápagos:

    • Luxurious standards in elegant atmosphere
    • Expedition team of multilingual Naturalists
    • Daily multi-media natural history lectures
    • Observation area to watch sea creatures
    • Well-stocked library/reading room
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air-conditioning throughout
    • Complimentary snorkelling gear available
    • Stargazing Program
    • Remarkable service
    • English-speaking crew
    • Radio and satellite telephone communications for emergencies
    • Included shore excursions with Naturalist
    • Non-smoking interior and staterooms


    Photo: Itinerary map - Quito to Quito, Ecuador 

    Photo: Local iguana 

    Photo: Wildlife on the Islands - Crab


    Photo: The Basilica 

    Photo: A seal with some company

    Photo: Tortoise on the loose

    Photo: Sea turtle enjoying a swim

    Photo: Lunch time for this tortoise

    Photo: Treasure? Shipwreck off the shore

    Photo: A Galapagos Penguin

    Photo: Exploring the island 

    Photo: Hammerhead Sharks and local fish

    Photo: Nap time for the seal

    Itinerary:

    DEPART DATE: June 8, 2022 - QUITO, ECUADOR

    RETURN DATE: June 15, 2022 - QUITO, ECUADOR 

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    DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN QUITO, ECUADOR

    • Bienvenido a Ecuador! South America’s Most Biodiverse Country
    • Take free time today to relax
    • Prepare for your upcoming Galápagos adventure
    • Or walk through the historic city
    • Sample ceviche or helado (Latin-American ice cream)
    • Dine out tonight 
    • Ask about the best clubs for music and dancing

    DAY 2 – QUITO

    • A Gold Altar, Artistic Avenues
    • Two Hemispheres in One Day

    CLASSIC

    • Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Quito
    • Explore colonial city’s historic sites
    • Including the impressive Legislative Palace
    • See the enormous sculpted mural of Ecuadorean history
    • You’ll also see Independence Plaza
    • Visit the 16th-century San Francisco Monastery
    • La Compañía Church—the exquisite Jesuit cathedral
    • Take in its spectacular Spanish baroque architecture
    • More than 160 years in the making

    DISCOVERY

    • Take a Guided Walk down Calle La Ronda
    • One of Quito’s oldest streets
    • A wealth of artist’s workshops and galleries
    • You’ll meet local artists 
    • Later, visit a local chocolate factory for a tour
    • Discover why Ecuador is one of the world’s finest chocolate producers

    CLASSIC

    • Guided Excursion to the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
    • A monument to the Equator—the “middle of the world”
    • Stand in both the Northern & Southern Hemispheres at the same time
    • Tour the exact location of the Earth’s Equator
    • Observe the equatorial effects of the dual-spiraling directions of water
    • Balancing eggs on end
    • Enjoy a welcome dinner with delicious regional cuisine

    DAY 3 -- BALTRA–GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS (EMBARKATION)–SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

    • The Theory of Evolution—and Giant Babies
    • Take a flight to the Galápagos island of Baltra 
    • Embark on your five-day cruise aboard the Treasure of Galápagos
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DISCOVERY

    • Join your naturalist on a Guided Excursion to Santa Cruz Island 
    • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Established to help conserve the Galápagos’ natural habitat
    • Also to protect the famous giant tortoises
    • Learn about the tortoise-rearing program
    • See many of the various islands’ tortoises
    • Join in a briefing of the next day’s adventures
    • Enjoy a Captain’s welcome with cocktails and dinner

    NOTE: The ship’s itinerary may vary according to:

    • Galápagos National Park policies and regulations
    • Weather conditions
    • Seasonal changes to create the perfect cross-section of sites visited

    DAY 4 - SANTIAGO ISLAND

    • Volcanoes
    • Marine Life
    • Lunar Landscapes
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DISCOVERY

    • You will find yourself anchored in the western-central part of the archipelago
    • Volcanoes are still active
    • Attributing to the dramatic scenery
    • Take a Naturalist Led Excursion of Sullivan Bay 
    • You will walk on newly-formed (less than 100 years ago)
    • Lava flows reminiscent of the lunar landscape
    • Catch sight of:
      • Lava lizards
      • Marine iguanas
      • Sally Lightfoot crabs
      • Even the Galápagos penguin
    • Cruise to Bartolomé Island

    BARTOLOMÉ ISLAND

    • Hike the Summit, Snorkel, and Swim

    ACTIVE

    • Guided Hike to Bartolome’s 114-meter summit
    • Spectacular panoramic views of the region 
    • Two beautiful bays
    • Fascinating formations of lava flows and spatter cones
    • Including the iconic Pinnacle Rock
    • Take a snorkel and swim off the beach
    • Home to playful sea lions
    • Pacific green turtles
    • White tip reef sharks
    • Galápagos penguins

    DAY 5 - NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND

    • Masterful Marine Iguanas
    • Birds of a Different Color
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    CLASSIC

    • Naturalist-Led Excursion to see colonies of remarkable bird species
    • Including:
      • Blue-footed boobies
      • Great frigate birds
      • Magnificent frigate birds
      • Watch for gulls and herons of all assortments

    ACTIVE

    • Guided Snorkeling Excursion in the aqua blue waters
    • Just off North Seymour Island’s shore
    • Teeming with:
      • Sea lions
      • Amphibious
      • Marine iguanas—found only in the Galápagos
    • Cruise for the sandy island of Mosquera Islet

    MOSQUERA ISLET

    • A Sea Lion Haven of White Coral Sand

    DISCOVERY

    • Guided Walk on the white coral beaches
    • The islands’ largest congregation of Galápagos sea lions
    • See a wide variety of shore birds 
    • From the deep-gray lava gull to the yellow-crowned night heron

    DAY 6 - SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND

    • Tracing Darwin’s Footsteps and Audubon’s Muses
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    DISCOVERY

    • Naturalist-Led Excursion to South Plaza Island to observe wildlife
    • Including:
      • Sea lions
      • Land iguanas
      • Marine iguanas
      • Hybrid iguanas
      • Blue-footed boobies
      • Nazca boobies
      • Frigate birds
      • Swallow-tailed gulls
      • Audubon’s shearwaters
      • Many other species
      • Cruise to Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal Island

    SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

    Blue Herons, Blue Lagoons, and a Sleeping Lion

    ACTIVE

    • Guided Walk at the site where Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos
    • See the volcanic remains of magnificent Kicker Rock
    • Also called León Dormido (Sleeping Lion)
    • Walk beside one of the island’s blue lagoons 
    • See a number of migratory birds Including:
      • Pelicans and great blue herons

    DAY 7 - GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS (DISEMBARKATION)–SAN CRISTOBAL–QUITO

    • The Geological Genesis of a Magical Archipelago
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    DISCOVERY

    • Cruise to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
    • Naturalist Guided Tour of the San Cristobal Interpretation Center
    • Learn about the Galápagos:
      • Volcanic origins
      • Remote location
      • Climate
      • The arrival of diverse species
      • Inspire both imagination and science
    • Say farewell to the magical islands of Galápagos and fly to Quito
    • Spend free time relaxing or enjoy one of Quito’s many fine restaurants

    DAY 8 - QUITO

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning



    PRE-CRUISE: Optional Pre Stay: 2-Nights in Quito (Inquire for pricing at time of booking)

    POST CRUISE: Optional Post Stay: 4-Nights in Amazon (Inquire for pricing at time of booking)

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    Terms And Conditions

    For full terms & conditions contact your travel professional or click link above. The beds on the Treasure of the Galapagos Vessel CANNOT be reconfigured Cabins 2,3,4,8,and 9 - Twin Beds ONLY. Cabins 5,6 and 7 - Queen Beds ONLY Price quoted (Category E) is based on cabins with twin beds. Group ID #766835-WVG20608

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