Quito • 4 Night Galapagos Cruise to 5 Islands

8 Days - Tour Dates: November 9 - 16, 2021
17 Meals Included

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Activity Level:

Activity Level 4: Active Pace - Heavy walking daily, some hiking, hills, steps, and on uneven terrain. Very few rest options available. Consistently robust pace, very full and active days with early morning departures, possibly extended travel times, and use of different modes of local transport. NOTE: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.

Price Per Person:

$6799.00 Double Occupancy
$10927.00 Single Occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $300 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $200 - 11-20 Clients
Single Supplement Discount

The first TWO Singles to book a Standard Cabin, take 50% off the Single Supplement

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Tour Highlights:

  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare + Inner Tour Air
  • 17 Meals: 7-Breakfasts, 5-Lunches, 5-Dinners
  • 3 Nights in Quito, Ecuador including City Tour and Visit to the Equator
  • 4 Night Galapagos Island Cruise onboard the MV Galapagos Legend
  • Visits to 5 Islands: Santiago Island, Rabida Island, Fernandina Island, Isabela Island, and Santa Cruz Island
  • Highlands Tortoise Reserve
  • English speaking Naturalist Guide onboard
  • Includes Galapagos Entrance Fee
  • AFC Tour Manager Chris McCool
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage at Hotels

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Tuesday, 11/9/2021 - To Ecuador
Arrive in Quito, Ecuador, more than 9,000 feet above “seal level.” Meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Get acclimated to the elevation and settle in tonight. - In-Flight Meal
Day 2 - Wednesday, 11/10/2021 - Quito / Middle of the World
Enjoy a guided tour of Quito, the first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the Gothic Basilica of the Heart of Jesús (Basilica Corazon de Jesus), Metropolitan Cathedral (known simply as “la Catedral”), Independence Square, and visit the Jesuit Church of the Society of Jesus (“La Compañía de Jesús”), Quito’s most ornate church. Also see San Francisco Plaza, a vast complex of religious art. Next, straddle 0º0’0” latitude and stand with one foot in each half of the world at Middle of the World (“Mitad del Mundo”).   Also see the colonial church and bull-fighting ring. The evening is at leisure to explore the city. - Breakfast - Lunch - In-Flight Meal
Day 3 - Thursday, 11/11/2021 - Fly to Baltra / Board Ship
After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly to Baltra Island in the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival, meet your naturalist guide and transfer to the MV Galapagos Legend for your four-night cruise. Depart for Mosquera Islet, a tiny, low lying islet, covered in coral sand. It is home to a group of sea lions, and a good spot to observe shorebirds, herons, lava gulls, and boobies. Snorkel to see rays, barracudas, and sharks. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday, 11/12/2021 - Santiago / Rabida Island
This morning visit Santiago Island. A wet landing puts you on Egas Port, a black volcanic beach once visited by Darwin. This unique and dramatic shoreline hosts Galapagos fur seals, American oystercatchers, sea lions, waders, herons, lava lizards, and Galapagos hawks. Our afternoon adventure is a visit to red-sand Rabida Island. Look for sea lions, mockingbirds, finches, endemic Galapagos doves, and more. A walk takes us to a beautiful overview of the bay. Snorkeling here can be a highlight, often with sea lions, ubiquitous turtles and black-striped salemas. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday, 11/13/2021 - Isabela Island
Begin with a wet landing on the beach at Urbina Bay. A hike takes you to a strange phenomenon: large blocks of coral exposed after a dramatic geological uplift in the 1950’s. See land iguanas as well as endemic Galapagos giant tortoises. Enjoy excellent snorkeling here. This afternoon visit Tagus Cove, visited by Charles Darwin and a hideout in the days of pirates. A beautiful hike leads past a view of Darwin Lake and on to a stunning volcanic landscape. Once back at sea level, snorkel with fish, penguins, and turtles. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Sunday, 11/14/2021 - Fernandina Island
Visit Fernandina Island with a dry landing on the ‘marine iguana capital of the world’. Sharing the shoreline are pelicans, diminutive Galapagos penguins, sea lions, and fur seals. Snorkel with marine iguanas, penguins, turtles, and the bizarre, flightless cormorants, the only place this species is found in the world. This afternoon visit Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, surrounded by immense cliffs of the eroded volcano. See sea birds such as brown noddies and Nazca boobies, in close proximity to your dinghies. Snorkeling here is superb with sunfish, sea horses, penguins, and green turtles. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Monday, 11/15/2021 - Santa Cruz Island / Quito
Today your Galapagos Islands cruise ends as you disembark the ship and travel by coach into the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island to the Highlands Tortoise Reserve. Here have you an opportunity to interact up close with wild, Galapagos giant tortoises and the chance to see several species of the famed finches. Continue on to the airport for your flight to Quito. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Tuesday, 11/16/2021 - Fly Home
Fly home today with memories of your adventure.

Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

  • Quito (2) - Swissôtel
  • Galapagos (4) - MV Galapagos Legend
  • Quito (1) - Swissôtel
Alternate hotel & ship may be used

Prices include Airfare from LAX / SAN / SFO / DFW / IAH
ADD $150 pp for SNA / SAT / AUS / ABQ / LAS / PHX / ABQ / SJC / OAK / SMF
ADD $300 pp for ONT / PSP

Standard Cabin          $6,299 pp Double
Junior Suite Cabin     $6,599 pp Double
Suite with Balcony     $6,999 pp Double

Single Cabins:
Standard - ADD $1,950 First TWO to book, SAVE 50% off
Junior Suite - ADD $2,050
Suite with Balcony - ADD $2,250

Deposit of $500 pp due with booking

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