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August 2017 Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Cruise – August 3-12, 2017

Ecuador has it all; an amazing cloud forest, quaint Andean villages, the remarkable and very colonial city of Quito and the number one attraction: The Galapagos Islands, a Mecca for divers, explorers, nature enthusiasts and for those who enjoy voyages of discovery. Some of our past travelers said that only a continent can give more. Ecuador is a wondrous land.

Our tour will experience a typical Indian market, the cloud forests with myriads of birds, and of course, the famous Galapagos Islands, once called by the early explorers “The Enchanted Islands.” Snorkel with manta rays and seals; discover rare marine iguanas, giant tortoises, pelicans and blue footed boobies. The Galapagos are a true nature laboratory. We have chartered a boat in the Galapagos which only holds 18 passengers.

Itinerary:

August 3: Fly from your home airport and tonight arrive in Quito, Ecuador. Stay at the Hotel Patio Andaluz.

August 4: Colonial City Tour in Quito and Middle of the World. Transfer to the Cloud Forest and stay at the Bellavista Lodge.

August 5: Cloud Forest Tour and stay at the Bellavista Lodge.

August 6: Mindo tour with Chocolate Factory visit. Stay at the Hotel Patio Andaluz.

August 7: Visit the Otavalo Indian Market and stay at the Hotel Patio Andaluz.

August 8 – 11: Board your cruise to the Galapagos Islands (four days/three nights). Arrive at your home airport on August 12.

 

What is Included?
• Hotel and airport transfers
• Three nights at the deluxe Hotel Patio Andaluz
• Colonial & Historical City Tour in Quito and Middle of the World visit
• Transfer to Cloud Forest area
• Cloud Forest tour
• Two nights in the Cloud Forest at the Bellavista Lodge
• Mindo Tour with Chocolate Factory visit
• Otavalo Indian Market tour
• Four days/three nights cruise in the Galapagos Islands onboard the Galaven Yacht
• Private transportation
• English/Spanish speaking guide
• Meals (8 breakfasts/6 lunches/5 dinners)

What is not included?

*Roundtrip air from your home airport to Quito, Ecuador
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• CTC (Control Traffic Card) $20 USD per person
• Galapagos National Park tax of $100 USD per person
• Tips and gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Anything that is not specifically designated as “included”

 

Tour Host: Carlos Fida

Argentine University, History Professor (Retired), Award Winning South America Travel Expert

 

 

 

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Full Ecuador Tour & Galapagos Cruise  -Double Occupancy – $3598 per person (includes tour and taxes)

International Airfare from home city – Call for assistance and pricing

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit  – Payment in full due at time of booking

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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