2021: Cruising the Galapagos on board the Coral - 7 Night cruise with Peru (ISZD)

17 Day Package from Quito to Lima

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Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
17 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1QuitoECUADOR. Arrive in Quito.
Day 2QuitoYour included private city tour showcases Independence Square, the cathedral, San Francisco Plaza Church, and the Basilica with its marvelous stained-glass windows. (B)
Day 3Santa CruzFly to Baltra and transfer with your expert Naturalist to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program helps preserve the fragile Galapagos environment. Learn how eggs are brought from the nearby Galapagos Islands, incubated artificially until the galapaguitos (little turtles) are born and, at the age of 5, are returned to their native areas. Board your ship for your 7-night cruise. (B,L,D)
Day 4Cruising: Santa Cruz & Bartolome IslandsAt Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island, walk by a brackish lagoon where feeding flamingoes can occasionally be found. The trail leads to an important nesting ground for endemic land iguanas, and offers lovely views of the neighboring islands. The forest is home to mockingbirds, Darwin's finches, yellow warblers, and Galapagos doves. After lunch, visit Bartolome 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. Bartolome offers some of the best snorkeling, thanks to clear waters and abundant sea life, including sea turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, and perchance Galapagos penguins. (B,L,D)
Day 5CRUISING: RABIDA & SANTIAGO ISLANDSOn Rabida Island, see its red-colored beach, formed from the unusually high content of iron in the volcanic material. Here, your Naturalist points out large colonies of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and several species of Darwin's finches. This is a wonderful place to snorkel from the beach, due to the unique combination of underwater species and submarine landscapes. Later, explore Buccaneer Cove on Santiago Island and see the dramatic coastline inhabited by a large number of marine birds, sea lions, and inter-tidal organisms. At Espumilla Beach, walk through the mangroves and see salt-water lagoons that are home to wading birds like flamingos. (B,L,D)
Day 6Cruising: Santa Cruz IslandArrive at Black Turtle Cove on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, accessible only by sea, where turtles enjoy swimming in the calm waters along with colorful fish, rays, and small sharks. This cove has been declared a 'Turtle Sanctuary,' and is home to sea birds, including pelicans, herons, and egrets. Eden Islet offers opportunities to see Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and reef sharks. Disembark at Whale Bay on Santa Cruz in search of marine iguanas and seabirds, followed by time for snorkeling. (B,L,D)
Day 7Cruising: Isabela & Fernandina IslandsOff the coast of Isabela Island, admire impressive geological formations, including a sheer cliff that is home to a diverse sea and coastal birds such as pelicans, Galapagos penguins, and flightless cormorants. There are whale-watching opportunities between May and December. Your afternoon visit of Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island reveals the largest, most primitive-looking of marine iguanas, mingling with sea lions, flightless cormorants, and Galapagos penguins. (B,L,D)
Day 8Cruising: Isabela IslandAt Urbina Bay, walk on a volcanic black beach in search of giant tortoises, land iguanas, and flightless cormorants. At Tagus Cove, learn about the eruption of the five volcanoes that formed Isabela Island. Take a trail to a saltwater crater lake for excellent views of lava fields and volcanic formations. A dinghy ride reveals marine wildlife, blue-footed boobies, brown noddies, and maybe Galapagos penguins. (B,L,D)
Day 9Cruising: Santiago IslandWalk along a trail comprised of volcanic ash and basaltic rock at Puerto Egas to tidal pools populated by fur seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Snorkeling is a highlight, and marine wildlife includes lobster, starfish, marine iguanas, and octopus. A walk at Sullivan Bay features extensive Pahoehoe lava flows. (B,L,D)
Day 10CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ (DISEMBARKATION)-BALTRA-QUITO-LIMADisembark on Santa Cruz Island and visit Bachas Beach, where you will find two flamingo ponds, sunbathing iguanas, and many coastal birds. This beach is also a main nesting site for sea turtles. You will find remains of barges that sank long ago, once the property of the U.S. Navy air base operating on Baltra Island during World War II. Later, fly to Lima, Peru. (B)
Day 11LimaYour included city tour focuses on Lima's rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin, and the Santo Domingo Convent to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints-Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias. (B)
Day 12CuscoFly to Cusco, high in the Andes. Your guided tour visits the Santo Domingo Monastery, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. At Plaza de Armas, see the cathedral before taking a short drive outside the city to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman with its intricate stone walls, the amphitheater of Kenko, and the red fortress of Puca Pucara. (B)
Day 13Sacred ValleyToday, a short drive into the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, brings you to Awanakancha to learn about the importance of the alpaca for Inca cultures, as well as the ancient weaving techniques still in use today. Continue to the market town of Pisac, where you can buy handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley, visit Ollantaytambo to see some of the finest examples of Inca masonry. (B,L)
Day 14Machu PicchuEmbark on a train trip bound for Machu Picchu and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this 'Lost City of the Incas,' discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided tour, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. (B,L,D)
Day 15CuscoA morning at leisure allows you to wake up early to see sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins. Return to Cusco by train. (B)
Day 16LimaFly to Lima. (B)
Day 17LimaYour vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
01/15/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
01/29/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/12/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/26/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/26/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/09/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/23/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/07/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/21/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/04/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/18/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/02/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/16/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/30/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/13/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/27/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/10/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/24/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/08/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/22/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/05/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/19/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/03/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/17/2021$7,079.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

This vacation includes the following Intra-Vacation Air segments in the vacation price: Quito/Galapagos; Galapagos/Quito. All other flights are not included in the vacation price and can be purchased from Monograms.

Cruise pricing is based on a Standard Plus cabin on the Coral. Cabin upgrades are available. Galapagos package does not include Galapagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

2022 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2021.
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