2019 Galapagos Holiday Adventure

2019 Galapagos Holiday Adventure


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Sat, Dec 21, 2019
Sun, Dec 29, 2019
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Tour Itinerary

Cruise the Galápagos on an A&K-exclusive charter, disembarking to explore pristine island beaches, iconic birdlife and a stunning marine world by kayak and snorkel. Back on the mainland, take in colonial Quito as the city’s historic façades dazzle with festive holiday decorations.

Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in Guayaquil, tropical port city and gateway to the Galápagos, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil  

Day 2: Guayaquil

This morning, drive into the lush countryside for a visit to Hacienda La Danesa, a charming, family-owned dairy and cacao farm. Begin with a hands-on tour, learning how cocoa is grown and harvested. Then, sit down to an artisan chocolate tasting followed by an organic farm lunch. Return to Guayaquil for a brief city tour. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel featuring a feast of local Ecuadorian specialties.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil  

Day 3: Cruising the Gal��pagos

Fly to the remote Galápagos island of Baltra, where you join your naturalist guide for the ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island. Disembark and drive up into the island’s mist-shrouded highlands in search of giant tortoises. Next, delve below the island’s surface to explore the lava tunnels that run beneath this volcanic archipelago. Continue on to Puerto Ayora and board ‘La Pinta,’ your Galápagos expedition ship for the next four nights. After settling in, attend an introductory briefing and a fitting for your wetsuit and snorkeling gear. Dinner on board this evening is followed by a summary of the next day’s shore excursions.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'La Pinta'  

Day 4: Cruising the Gal��pagos

After breakfast, board a panga (small open boat) for a shore excursion to Eden Islet, a biodiverse enclave secluded off of Santa Cruz. Here, observe the island’s iconic blue-footed boobies against a backdrop of cinder cones and semi-eroded lava flows. Take this opportunity to snorkel the reef or observe marine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Back aboard ‘La Pinta,’ cruise onward to Sombrero Chino, yet another secluded islet of the Galápagos archipelago. Disembark your panga to hike Sombrero Chino’s wilderness trails, swim its sandy cove, and snorkel among white-tipped reef sharks and Galápagos penguins.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'La Pinta'  

Day 5: Cruising the Gal��pagos

Disembark on iconic Bartolomé Island to hike the volcanic terrain leading to its summit. After a panga ride to visit the penguins of Pinnacle Rock, snorkel the reef, relax on the beach or take in the local marine life aboard a glass-bottom boat. Then, embark by panga to swim or snorkel along the white coral sand beach of Sullivan Bay.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'La Pinta'  

Day 6: Cruising the Gal��pagos

This morning, hike and snorkel Genovesa Island, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Explore Darwin Bay, snorkeling along the cliffs or paddling out in sea kayaks.After a panga ride exploring the island’s cliffs, disembark to climb the steep, rocky pass of Prince Phillip’s Steps. Your ascent leads to a clifftop frequented by Nazca boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and the elusive short-eared owl.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'La Pinta'  

Day 7: Quito

Disembark ‘La Pinta’ at Baltra Island, where you transfer to the airport for the flight back to mainland Ecuador. Upon arrival in Quito, you are transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure among this historic capital perched high in the Andes. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner at the hotel.

(Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: Swissotel Quito  

Day 8: Quito

This morning, embark on an A&K-exclusive chartered trolleybus for an interactive tour spanning the length of the capital. After lunch in a scenic colonial square, set out to explore Quito on foot. Your guide reveals the Church and Monastery of St. Francis, Presidential Palace and Cathedral of Quito, all resplendent in festive holiday decorations. Enjoy a special choir performance by local students at La Compañia church, one of the most significant baroque structures of South America. Tonight, join your fellow guests for a farewell dinner celebrating your unforgettable adventure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Swissotel Quito  

Day 9: Depart Quito

This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.


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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Abercrombie Kent. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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