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At a Glance

This journey includes:

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and much, much more! 

Day-by-Day

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Day 1: The Journey Begins!

Welcome to Quito, the Capital of Ecuador and the first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Day 2: Revel in Quito's History

Unravel the wonders of Quito as you dazzle your senses with a society and city that is both rich in culture and history. While checking out the Historic Center, you'll get a guided tour of the San Francisco Church Domes, La Compañia Church, Chez Tiff Chocolate Shop, La Ronda Street and more!

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Day 3: Dazzle Your Senses with Otavalo

Enjoy the splendor and vibrant colors of one of the biggest and most famous outdoor markets in South America. Engage with local artisans and learn to strike a bargain the local way. Discover the nearby, outlying areas that include haciendas, the Mira Lago lookout point, the quaint town of Peguche, and an eclectic Vegetable Market!

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Day 4-8: The Galapagos Islands

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Galapagos, where fun and learning are at the forefront of each and every day aboard our very own Expedition Vessel - the Santa Cruz II!

Not to mention, with this offer you can choose between

  Northern Galapagos Islands Western Galapagos Islands

Day 4

American flamingo

  • Baltra Island + Las Bachas Beach: Land in Galapagos, followed by a trip to this beautiful white beach and it's medley of birds.
  • Baltra + Dragon Hill: Land in Galapagos, followed by a hike across a lovely Palo Santo Forest that's inhabited by land iguanas.

Day 5

Sea lion

  • Santiago Island: Admire the impressive geological features of Santiago Island before taking a dip in the nearby waters for a snorkeling excursion with local marine life. 
  • Isabela + Fernandina Islands: Examine the epic and rising cliffside of the largest island before going snorkeling with sea lions and sea turtles. Afterwards, you'll visit the youngest island in Galapagos complete with unique and endemic species.

Day 6

Galapagos Penguin


  • Rabida + Bartolome Islands: Walk across a striking red sand beach at Rabida followed by one of the most iconic landscapes (Pinnacle Rock) in Galapagos over at Bartolome.
  • Santa Cruz Island: Get a taste of the local island life in Galapagos alongside the conservation efforts that seek to keep the islands safe. 

Day 7

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  • Genovesa Island: Revel in the views and species of one of the most isolated islands of the entire archipelago, complete with spectacular, endemic species of birds. 
  • Floreana Island: Partake in a Galapagos tradition that has spanned the course of recent centuries. Afterwards, put your flippers and snorkel on to swim around with playful sea lions. 

 Day 8

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  • Santa Cruz Island -> Guayaquil: Get a taste of the local island life in Galapagos, as well as the spectacular highlands. All before heading to the airport and catching your flight back to the mainland. 
 
  • Baltra Island -> Guayaquil: Rise and shine to catch your flight back to the mainland. 

 

Day 8: Guayaquil

After flying in from Galapagos, you'll be taken over to lovely Hotel del Parque. You'll be treated to a farewell dinner that'll have you relaxing and reflecting on just how amazing your trip has been. 

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Day 9: Farewell!

Transfer to their airport and off to home you go! Thanks for coming along with us on this epic adventure! We hope you had a fantastic time!

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Or give us a call for free at +18555000496

Accommodation

On the Mainland:

Accomodation at First-class Hotels. You'll be getting some of the best night's sleep, guaranteed!

First-class Hotel #1: JW Marriott (Quito)

Deluxe Room 
Experience ultimate luxury when you stay at JW Marriott Hotel Quito, conveniently located close to the Old Town. Here, you'll wake up to breathtaking views of the city that awaits outside your room. 
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First-class Hotel #2: Hotel del Parque (Guayaquil)

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Sleep in a beautiful and lovingly restored 19th century property, nestled in a tropical oasis right in the heart of the city. Hotel del Parque is where the past meets the present, nature meets comfort, and service meets passion.

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In Galapagos:

Explorer Cabin - Horizon Deck

Note: 
You can choose between a matrimonial bed or two twin-size beds for your cabin.

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The cabins on the Santa Cruz II were designed with a Swedish touch and with the most modern of styles in mind. After a busy day of engaging in exploration and learning, our Explorer Cabin will be sure to offer a tasteful and comfortable area where guests can unwind and appreciate the views from the sizeable windows, which illuminate the rooms. 

Boat Layout

Boat layout: Santa Cruz II

Why Us

When planning a trip to the beautiful country of Ecuador and its very own Enchanted Isles, there's no better way to do it than with the very Pioneers of Tourism in the Country!



Metropolitan Touring has over 65 years of experience designing and fulfilling tours in Ecuador and the Galapagos.

We have been recognized for excellently curated programmes that feature authentic local life, top destination highlights and exquisite lodging options all within a framework of sustainable tourism.

 

Our mission: Touch the lives of our explorers through unforgettable experiences in sites with unparalleled nature and culture.

Our Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise has received the nomination for South America's Leading Boutique Cruise in the World Travel Awards!

 

Who trust us?

- Linblad Maritime Expeditions 

- Stanford Alumni Association

- Gate 1 Travel

 - Adventures by Disney

 - Abercrombie & Kent

 - Un-Cruise Adventures

 - Orbridge Travel

 - Alexander & Roberts

- Tauck World Discovery

- Vantage Deluxe World Travel

-...and many, many more

Terms & Conditions

Included

  • Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Accomodation at First Class hotels (JW Marriott & Hotel del Parque - or similar)
  • Tour of the traditional, historical side of Quito
  • Tour of the Middle of the World Monument and Intiñan Museum
  • Tour of the Otavalo Traditional Market
  • Tour of the Rose Plantation
  • Transfers to the airport (for Galapagos flights)
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Domestic airline ticket: Quito- Galapagos- Guayaquil
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • INGALA Migration Control Card Fee
  • 5-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Santa Cruz II
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at traditional, first-class restaurants
  • Meals as described in the day-by-day program
  • Island expeditions with Naturalist guides
  • 24/7 Medical Officer aboard the Santa Cruz II
  • Luggage assistance with all your transfers
  • Activities: snorkeling, glass-bottom boat, kayaking, coastal explorations and more!

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Wetsuits (available for rent onboard)

Conditions

Price listed is per person and based on double accomodation. Deal is exclusively for direct customers and valid for all 2019 departures except peak season (Christmas & New Years supplements may apply).

"The logistics and execution of everything surrounding this trip was perfect. I’m a planner, and I never had to think of one single thing they had not done beforehand or didn’t even know I was anticipating. They took care of every need and let the guest relax with ease."
Ana P

Ana P. tripadvisor.com

The larger vessel and multiple naturalists on board give guests daily choices of activities and a more stable ride. Truly a luxury adventure cruise combination with twice daily panga excursions to shores of various islands for nature walks, snorkeling and other activities. Then return to fine dining staff lead by Austrian chef...
Jennifer M

Jennifer M. tripadvisor.com

The Best Ecuador & Galapagos Deal

It's waiting for you! Get ready to experience an exquisitely arranged adventure in an exciting and exotic land, where the transition between one adventure and the next is virtually seamless. Explore the Galapagos Islands - a virtually untouched, living laboratory of evolution that will bring you face-to-face (literally) with wildlife like never before.

Complement this evolutionary experience with history, culture and breathtaking views on the mainland, all of these embellished with luxury-class accommodation and services. 

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