Cruising the Galápagos on the Galápagos Legend 2021 - 7 Day Package from Quito to Guayaquil
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Cruising the Galápagos on the Galápagos Legend 2021

7 Day Package from Quito to Guayaquil

Starting at $3,789


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Did you know Ecuador’s constitution recognizes the “Rights of Nature?” The country takes protecting and respecting nature, including the Galápagos Islands, very seriously. And Monograms takes your Galápagos Islands vacation seriously, because we know an amazing experience is waiting for you! That’s why on this 7-day vacation package, we’ve arranged your hotel and cruise accommodations (including porterage), most of your meals, private airport transfers to/from your intra-vacation flights, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host® in Quito, a local expert who is your friend in the city and available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive in Quito. We can pick you up at the airport and transfer you seamlessly to your selected hotel. To help you get settled, your Local Host will answer questions you may already have and give you a set of materials to acquaint you with the city. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private sightseeing tour of Quito. With a local expert—someone who knows the city’s inside secrets and fascinating stories—visit the must-see sights, such as Independence Square and the San Francisco Plaza Church. You’ll also have time in Quito to explore on your own. Perhaps you will choose to visit the Middle of the World, where you can stand with one foot in each hemisphere and cross the equator!

Next: fly to Baltra to embark your 3-night cruise to the Galápagos Islands, including Bartolomé, South Plaza, North Seymour, and San Cristobal Islands. On board the Galápagos Legend, all of your meals are included, and you’ll be accompanied by a Naturalist, an expert who will point out the flora and fauna, share his/her knowledge, and answer questions you may have. With its abundant sea life and clear waters, Bartolomé Island offers you some of the best snorkeling in the archipelago. Additionally, you’ll hike to its summit to witness spectacular views of the surrounding islands. At South Plaza, see the hybrid iguana as well as Nazca and blue-footed boobies along with other tropicbirds. Next, on North Seymour Island you’ll observe blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, sea lions, land iguanas, and swallow-tailed gulls. And on San Cristobal Island, you have the chance to see all three booby species: Blue, Red and Nazca boobies! This is also a great island to enjoy the amazing snorkeling to admire the colorful marine world. Your final stop is at the Giant Tortoise Reserve to learn about the tortoise population in the archipelago and what is being done to protect these endangered species.

Your vacation ends in Guayaquil, where you’ll have time to explore the city on your own. And did we mention we’ve included private transportation between the Guayaquil airport and your hotel? Add the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, the accommodations we’ve booked, and the meals we’ve included, and you are all set for an amazing vacation experience!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; Galápagos intra-vacation flights and taxes are included

MEALS

Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 3 three-course dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive in Quito

Day 2
Your included private city tour showcases the rich legacy left by the Incas and Spaniards. See Independence Square, dominated by its formidable cathedral, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the basilica with its marvelous stained-glass windows
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 3
Fly to Baltra and transfer with your expert Naturalist to the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night cruise. Sail to Bartolomé Island to discover a fascinating moonscape formed by volcanic parasitic cones. Hike to the summit for impressive views of the surrounding islands and Pinnacle Rock. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards, and blue-footed boobies. Bartolomé offers some of the best snorkeling, thanks to clear waters and abundant sea life, including sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and maybe even Galápagos penguins
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 4
Wake up at South Plaza and take a walk through an impressive cactus forest populated with land and marine iguanas. Due to the proximity of land iguanas and marine iguanas here, this is the only place on Earth where you will find the Galápagos hybrid iguana. From the summit, watch for tropicbirds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. After lunch on board, visit North Seymour, a landmass formed by a series of underwater volcanic eruptions, which deposited layers of lava on the ocean floor. Take a walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in-depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles. You will also encounter sea lions, land iguanas and, on a lucky day, you might even come across the endemic Galápagos snake
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 5
Arrive at Pitt Islet on San Cristobal and walk to the top of a volcanic tuff to be rewarded with several magnificent viewpoints. This is one of the few sites where the Galápagos’ three booby species (blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca) can be seen together. You will also find the two species of frigate birds and a sea lion colony. The island waters are excellent for dinghy rides to see a range of seabirds—and great for snorkeling, too. At Cerro Brujo, visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, other sandpiper species, and white-cheeked pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal, and the adjacent coast. Your visit includes time to swim with the sea lions and other marine life
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 6
After breakfast, disembark in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal. Learn about the national park’s conservation and breeding programs to protect the endangered tortoise species. Also, visit the port village for a last chance at souvenirs before bidding farewell to the enchanted Galápagos Islands. Transfer to San Cristobal Airport and fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder of the day is at leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 7
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 8
ARRIVE IN QUITO, ECUADOR

Day 9
QUITO

Day 10
QUITO–BALTRA (EMBARKATION)–GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: BARTOLOMÉ ISLAND

Day 11
CRUISING: SOUTH PLAZA & NORTH SEYMOUR ISLANDS

Day 12
CRUISING: SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND

Day 13
CRUISING: SAN CRISTOBAL (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL

Day 14
GUAYAQUIL

Day 15
Breakfast

Day 16
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 17
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 18
BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 19
Breakfast

Day 20
Breakfast

Day 21 ARRIVE IN QUITO, ECUADOR.
Arrive in Quito

Day 22 QUITO.
Your included private city tour showcases the rich legacy left by the Incas and Spaniards. See Independence Square, dominated by its formidable cathedral, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the basilica with its marvelous stained-glass windows
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 23 QUITO–BALTRA (EMBARKATION)–GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: BARTOLOMÉ ISLAND.
Fly to Baltra and transfer with your expert Naturalist to the Galápagos Legend for your 3-night cruise. Sail to Bartolomé Island to discover a fascinating moonscape formed by volcanic parasitic cones. Hike to the summit for impressive views of the surrounding islands and Pinnacle Rock. You will also encounter marine iguanas, lava lizards, and blue-footed boobies. Bartolomé offers some of the best snorkeling, thanks to clear waters and abundant sea life, including sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and maybe even Galápagos penguins
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 24 CRUISING: SOUTH PLAZA & NORTH SEYMOUR ISLANDS.
Wake up at South Plaza and take a walk through an impressive cactus forest populated with land and marine iguanas. Due to the proximity of land iguanas and marine iguanas here, this is the only place on Earth where you will find the Galápagos hybrid iguana. From the summit, watch for tropicbirds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. After lunch on board, visit North Seymour, a landmass formed by a series of underwater volcanic eruptions, which deposited layers of lava on the ocean floor. Take a walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent and great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls for an in-depth encounter with sea bird breeding cycles. You will also encounter sea lions, land iguanas and, on a lucky day, you might even come across the endemic Galápagos snake
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 25 CRUISING: SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND.
Arrive at Pitt Islet on San Cristobal and walk to the top of a volcanic tuff to be rewarded with several magnificent viewpoints. This is one of the few sites where the Galápagos’ three booby species (blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca) can be seen together. You will also find the two species of frigate birds and a sea lion colony. The island waters are excellent for dinghy rides to see a range of seabirds—and great for snorkeling, too. At Cerro Brujo, visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: black-necked stilts, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, other sandpiper species, and white-cheeked pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal, and the adjacent coast. Your visit includes time to swim with the sea lions and other marine life
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 26 CRUISING: SAN CRISTOBAL (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL.
After breakfast, disembark in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal. Learn about the national park’s conservation and breeding programs to protect the endangered tortoise species. Also, visit the port village for a last chance at souvenirs before bidding farewell to the enchanted Galápagos Islands. Transfer to San Cristobal Airport and fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder of the day is at leisure
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 27 GUAYAQUIL.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Grand Mercure Alameda (SAT)
Superior First-Class



Roca N4-122 and Amazonas Ave Quito Ecuador

The Mercure Grand Hotel Alameda offers comfort combined with contemporary décor. The hotel features a restaurant with regional and international cuisine, bar, laundry service, business center, and fitness center.
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