CRUISING THE GALÁPAGOS ON THE GALÁPAGOS LEGEND WITH ECUADOR’S AMAZON - 11 Days

CRUISING THE GALÁPAGOS ON THE GALÁPAGOS LEGEND WITH ECUADOR’S AMAZON

11 Day Package from Quito to Guayaquil

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 11-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. 

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!


Starting at $4789 Per Person


* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).ISKC

QUITO, ECUADOR

INCLUDED HOTEL: GRAND MERCURE ALAMEDA

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.

Hotel Option

HILTON COLON QUITO

The Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minute walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This modern hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool, 5 restaurants/lounges, laundry service, concierge, florist, barber shop, and gift shop.

GUAYAQUIL

INCLUDED HOTEL: UNIPARK HOTEL GUAYAQUIL

The Unipark Hotel Guayaquil sits directly in the heart of the commercial and cultural district of the city. Providing easy access to Guayaquil’s highlights, parks, the riverfront, and nearby historical sites, this is the perfect place to settle in during your journeys. The hotel also offers ideal amenities, facilities, and first-class international cuisine.

Hotel Option

ORO VERDE HOTEL

A five-time winner of the World Travel Awards, the Oro Verde offers an exquisite combination of European experience and Ecuadorian hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located, tastefully decorated, and offers a unique and full list of amenities, making your stay in Guayaquil as easy and comfortable as possible – while still adding a touch of elegance.

COCA – AMAZON LODGE

INCLUDED HOTEL: SACHA LODGE

The lodging at Sacha was carefully designed to offer comfort to the traveler yet preserve the environment and rainforest ambience. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, canopy walk, canopy tower, butterfly house, and laundry services.

Hotel Option

NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER

The Napo Wildlife Center Amazon Lodge is the ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, two parrot clay licks, two canopy towers, boutique, library, Internet, and laundry service.

GALÁPAGOS CRUISING

GALÁPAGOS LEGEND


OVERVIEW
Enjoy a cruise in the in the most extraordinary wildlife sanctuary of South America. The Galápagos Legend expedition-style ship offers you the best in Galápagos escorted tours, with accommodations that will pamper you and choices that will allow you to direct your own luxury vacation experience. From Naturalist-guided tours of the spectacular Galápagos Islands to snorkeling among the rare fish of the Galápagos Islands, there is an activity for everyone. The luxury Galápagos tours we offer can be personalized to fit your dream of the perfect adventure style vacation. The Galápagos Legend will personally take you through the wonderful world of the Galápagos Islands. The cruise experience also features spacious air-conditioned cabins and suites, delicious local and international cuisine, and the most popular Galápagos Islands itineraries.

SHIP STATISTICS
Refurbished: 2017
Length: 301 ft.
Width: 47 ft.
Decks: 4
Staterooms: 56
Passengers: 100
Crew members: 60
Guides: 6 multilingual naturalists

SHIP AMENITIES
Restaurant
Medical station
Jacuzzi, gym, sauna
Bar/Lounge
24-hour coffee & tea station
Swimming pool and sun terrace
Library/interpretation center
Boutique
Outdoor Bar
Kid’s area – games
Auditorium
Observation deck
Sun terrace
Sea Kayaks
Glass bottom boat
Cruise director and naturalists on board

Junior Suite
Balcony Suite
Balcony Suite Plus
Standard Plus

DECK PLANS

Local Host – Local HostIn Quito; Naturalist in the Galápagos.

MEET ONE OF YOUR LOCAL HOSTS

Ana
I always liked to travel and that is why after finishing high school, I decided to study tourism administration. While I was studying at the University, I started to work as a tour guide and found it very interesting. Being a tour guide allows me to meet people from many different places and it took me to incredible places. For a period of time I moved to Argentina where I taught Spanish and English but I missed my family and country, so I decided to come back to Ecuador. When I came back to Quito, I worked as a Key Account Executive for a tour operator, which was a great experience for my career, but after a time, I decided to be a tour guide again. I realized I enjoy being with people outside in the nature more than working in an office, and I am able to have more time for other activities I like, such as painting and working with the children of my church.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A LOCAL HOST?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Lima. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Lima and you’ll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Lima insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

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