Grandiosos Galapagos 9 days 8 nights

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Grandiosos Galapagos 9 days • 8 nights Quito, Galapagos Islands Highlights • Day 4 : Fernandina Island Venture into one of ...
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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Grandiosos Galapagos 9 days • 8 nights

Quito, Galapagos Islands

Highlights • Day 4 : Fernandina Island Venture into one of the largest populations of native marine iguanas with their scaly hides and thick, one of the world’s rarest birds! • Day 5 : Isabela Island Feel the awe of nature’s beauty as you swim with sea turtles and manta rays. Trek across the lava ons. You’ll even explore caves inscribed with names of pirates and whaling vessels from the 1800s. • Day 6 : Floreana Island The Devil’s Crown boasts some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos! A series of jagged peaks swim through the coral formations. Visitors may also see penguins, rays, sea turtles and sea lions. Floreana Island is also known as the

• Day 7: San Cristobal Island mous voyage on The Beagle, encounter giant tortoises and sea lions alongside an array of fascinating wildlife among the breathtaking scenery. • Day 8: Santa Cruz Island

In a guided tour of Los Gemelos, peer into these two verdant, volcanic craters. And in the Highlands Scalesia Forest, watch for exciting bird species, such as Darwi penguins, sea lions and other incredible creatures.

Accomodations

Meals

• JW Marriott Hotel Quito

• 8 Breakfasts

• Galapagos Explorer II (Ship)

• 7 Lunches

Trip Price (US$)1

Adult : $6,019 - $6,879

• 7 Dinners

Child : $5,719 - $6,539

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Day 1 : Quito Arrive in Quito Upon arrival at the Quito Airport, an Adventures by Disney representative meets you and escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and brings you to the JW Marriott Hotel. JW Marriott Hotel Welcome to the colonial city of Quito, also known as “The Middle of the World” because it’s so close to the equator! Andes arrives earlier in the day, opt to have a family dinner in the hotel. Accomodations: JW Marriott Hotel Quito

| Meals included: None

Day 2 : Baltra Fly to The Galapagos Islands After you have breakfast at the hotel, make your way with the Adventure Guides to the Quito airport landing you and your fellow Adventurers will unwind in the V.I.P. lounge before boarding your ship. Welcome Aboard the Galapagos Explorer II Board this elegant vessel built for both the best in comfort and communication with scientists. The ship is 293 feet (89 m) long and carries a total of 100 passengers, including several bilingual naturalist guides. Share your shipboard experiences with people from all walks of life as you sail into adventure!

Lunch on the Ship fet lunch. Orientation and Drill Hit the deck with your Adventure Guides for a lifeboat drill and ship orientation to make your sailing as smooth as possible. Journey to Santiago Island and Sullivan Bay terrain in twisted, rigid lines. Witness a spectacular array of wildlife, such as the mottled Galapagos hawk, coppery lava lizards, smoky fur seals and blue heron. Later, dive into the waters for an otherworldly snorkeling escapade and swim among sea lions and turtles. Then take a stroll over the dark sand beaches that make up this dramatic landscape. Welcome Dinner Aboard the Ship Unwind in the main dining room with a satisfying meal. Private Stargazing Gather on the ship’s deck for a brilliant view of night’s glittering tapestry as a Galapagos National Park guide describes

Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship) | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Bartholomew Island and Santiago Island Journey to Bartholomew Island Have breakfast at your leisure in the ship’s dining room before disembarking for a hiking tour of rugged Bartholomew Island. Hiking Expedition Hike through the volcanic landscape like the young Charles Darwin did in 1835. The island teems with life as you encounter elusive iguanas and birds of every feather, not to mention the unusual cactus plants. As you hike with a private Naturalist Guide, marvel at the panoramic view of the sapphire waters, reddish sands and fabulous peaks of the archipelago. Snorkeling in Paradise crags as sea lions and penguins play in the waves. Then spend some time on the broad beach exploring the fascinating rock formations that crouch at the water’s edge. Lunch Aboard the Ship Return to the ship in the main dining room to refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch. Santiago Island and Espumilla Beach This afternoon take a stroll over the coffee-colored sands of this birdwatcher’s paradise known as Espumilla Beach. Its fresh waters once attracted whalers and pirates alike! Walk inland to the waterfall and whimsical mangrove forest where sea turtles nest—watch your step!—and the Common Stilt wades. As you head into the sparse forest, look carefully for a

Dinner Aboard the Ship Be seated together with your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic family meal in the main dining room. Optional Karaoke Night Yearning to croon? Grab a mic and get onstage with other ship’s passengers for an evening of musical fun for the whole family! Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship) | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Isabela Island and Fernandina Island Isabela Island and Punta Vicente Roca After snorkeling in the azure waters, sail out on a panga to tour the largest island of the Galapagos— Isabela. The panga explores the fascinating coast of stunning Punta Vicente Roca, bringing you past dramatic geological formations carved by relatively recent volcanic activity. Sea lions often splash in the waves by the rocks, watching the panga pass. Keep your binoculars at hand for brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies, noddy terns, shear waters and more! As you make your way in the waters, a naturalist discusses the animals of this

Lunch Aboard the Ship Return to the ship in the main dining room to refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch. Journey to Fernandina Island Hike over the pristine terrain of one of the most active volcanoes on earth during a privately guided tour of Punta Espinoza. Venture into one of the largest populations of marine iguanas with their scaly hides and thick, swishy tails. And s rarest birds! Dinner Aboard the Ship Be seated together with your fellow Adventurers for a fantastic family meal in the main dining room. Pirate Party Celebrate crossing the equator on board the ship in pirate style. Created by the Galapagos Explorer II staff, this themed party is sure to shiver your timbers!

Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship)

Day 5 : Isabela Island Tagus Cove On the west coast of Isabela Island, Tagus Cove is tucked between the shoulders of two volcanoes, making it a place for safe anchorage for over 300 years. Embark on a privately guided tour of this part of the island and observe an abundance of

| Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

turtles, blue-footed boobies and much, much more. names of pirate and whaling vessels from the 1800s! Lunch Aboard the Ship Return to the ship in the main dining room to refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch. Isabela Island Climb aboard the zodiac to explore this bay teeming with wildlife on a visit with your Adventure Guides. Rays glide beneath the waves while penguins and gulls perch on the rocks with the famous blue-footed boobies. Sail deeper into the bay to see the vibrant mangrove with its lush foliage brushing the tranquil waters. Junior Adventurer Private Pizza Party While adults enjoy dinner in the ship’s dining room, Junior Adventurers savor their own pizzas in the ship’s game room. Disney Movie Night Adults can relax on the ship while Junior Adventurers enjoy a Disney movie with snacks and soft drinks with the Adventure Guides. Grownups can always join in if they wish!

Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship)

| Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Floreana Island Bay Known as the “Bay of Mail,” Floreana Island was of mail that sits on the beach. Whalers began the tradition of placing letters in the barrel. If you found one that went to someone in your home town, you delivered it yourself. In exchange, you could leave a letter or postcard of your own to be delivered. Explore this island with your Naturalist Guide and learn about its colorful history of buccaneers, whalers and Norweigan settlers. Lunch Aboard the Ship Return to the ship in the main dining room to refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch. Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown or Champion Choose your itinerary for the afternoon! Bring your binoculars to Punta Cormorant, where sting rays and green sea turtles s Crown with its sunken down to the center of the crater to see hammerheads and spotted eagle rays as they meander past. Or spend some time

Dinner Aboard the Ship Unwind in the main dining room with a satisfying meal. Private Stargazing

Gather on the ship s deck for a brilliant view of night s glittering tapestry as a guide describes the legends, lore and

Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship)

| Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : San Cristobal Island San Cristobal Island Disembark the ship for a coach ride to the La Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, the San Cristobal nature reserve where you can encounter giant tortoises on the trails! Spend the rest of the morning touring the volcanic formations and the sweet waters of El Junco Lake. Lunch Aboard the Ship Return to the ship in the main dining room to refresh yourself with a leisurely lunch. Ochoa Beach See the great sea lion colonies relaxing and playing on the beaches as brown pelicans and other birds soar overhead. cactus and the poison apple trees. Dinner on the Ship Savor one last dinner prepared by the chefs on the ship with your fellow Adventurers in the main dining room. Farewell Drink and Dessert Celebrate your vacation of a lifetime with your fellow Adventurers as you savor a drink and special dessert together.

Accommodations: Galapagos Explorer II (Ship)

| Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island Santa Cruz Island Roam this island with a private guide and explore inside the rocky lava tubes left by the liquid magma of the volcanoes. Trek out to Los Gemelos (The Twins), where the lush forest takes a breathtaking plunge into dual craters. Keep an eye out for

Meanwhile the giant Galapagos tortoises show you the leisurely life as they ramble across the land. Follow their lead as you discover the powerful sights and sounds of Darwin’s paradise. Shopping Time On Your Own Indulge in a bit of souvenir seeking at the island shops in the town of Puerto Ayora before saying goodbye to the Galapagos and boarding the plane back to Quito. Journey Back to Quito

again check you into the JW Marriott Hotel for the evening. Farewell Dinner in Quito shared during this delicious meal of Ecuadorian cuisine in an exclusive setting. Traditional Ecuadorian Musical Entertainment Sway with the rhythms that rock the Andean mountains at this exclusive musical show featuring Ecuadorian musicians. They even give music lessons to all who want to try playing the pipes!

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel Quito

| Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Quito Breakfast at the JW Marriott Hotel Enjoy one last meal in Ecuador before your departure. Transfer to Airport Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say “Adiós” until you return again!

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel Quito | Meals included: Breakfast

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Note on Accommodations: Subject to availability: Parties of three in North Queensland are accommodated in a two-bedroom apartment with one queen bed and two twin beds. Parties of three in Ayers Rock, Sydney and Hobart are accommodated in one room with one king bed or two double beds, or two twin beds, plus a rollaway. Parties of three at Freycinet National Park are accommodated in a two-room cabin with one king bed, two twin beds and one double sofa bed. Parties of four booked as a quad: In North Queensland, quads are accommodated in a two-bedroom apartment with one queen bed and two twin beds. In Ayers Rock, quads are accommodated in one room with two double beds. In Sydney and Hobart, quads are accommodated in two rooms, each having either one king bed or two twin beds. At Freycinet National Park, quads are accommodated in a two-room cabin with one king bed, two twin beds and one double sofa bed. Parties of four booked as two doubles: In North Queensland, accommodations consist of two one-bedroom apartments, each having either one queen bed or two twin beds. In Ayers Rock, Sydney and Hobart, accommodations consist of two rooms, each having either one king bed, two double beds or two twin beds. At Freycinet National Park, accommodations consist of two one-room cabins, each having one king bed and one double sofa bed. Connecting rooms may be requested in Ayers Rock, Sydney and Hobart. Two-bedroom apartments or cabins may be requested in North Queensland and Freycinet National Park. ^ If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to dial this number. The agents serving the toll-free number accept only domestic US

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Grandiosos Galapagos 9 days • 8 nights

Quito, Galapagos Islands

Highlights • Day 4 : Fernandina Island Venture into one of the largest populations of native marine iguanas with their scaly hides and thick, one of the world’s rarest birds! • Day 5 : Isabela Island Feel the awe of nature’s beauty as you swim with sea turtles and manta rays. Trek across the lava ons. You’ll even explore caves inscribed with names of pirates and whaling vessels from the 1800s. • Day 6 : Floreana Island The Devil’s Crown boasts some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos! A series of jagged peaks swim through the coral formations. Visitors may also see penguins, rays, sea turtles and sea lions. Floreana Island is also known as the

• Day 7: San Cristobal Island mous voyage on The Beagle, encounter giant tortoises and sea lions alongside an array of fascinating wildlife among the breathtaking scenery. • Day 8: Santa Cruz Island