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M/Y Grace M/Y Grace

Priced from $6,400   Days: 11

Your Galapagos 11 day trip aboard M/Y Grace starts with two nights in Quito, Ecuador, the World Heritage city that sits high in the Andes. You will stay at a five-star hotel, located near Old Town in this historic city.  The day after your arrival, your trip starts with a guided half day city tour of Quito.  Or add on a day trip to the famous Otavalo Market to shop for high quality hand crafted leather and fabric goods.

On the third day, you will fly to Baltra or San Cristobal, where you'll board the elegant M/Y Grace, named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. This 145 feet / 44 meter Camper & Nicholson yacht has traversed the waters worldwide and offers superb accommodations for 18 guests in 9 staterooms. Select Grace for a classic and gracious Galapagos tour.


 

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Itinerary:

Note: These two itineraries alternate every other week. Thursday through Sunday. Click on the links to go to each itinerary on this page.

 

Dates Beyond Darwin's Footsteps itinerary is offered: 

January 2016  Dec 31 - Jan 10    Jan 14 - 24    
February 2016  Jan 28 - Feb 7    Feb 11- 21    Feb. 25- Mar 6  
March 2016  March 10 - 20  March 24 - Apr 3           
April 2016  April 7 - 17  April 21- May 1  
May 2016  May 5 - 15  May 19 - 29  
June 2016  June 2 - 12  June 16 - 26  
July 2016  June 30 - July 10       July 14 - 24  Jul 28 - Aug 7     
August 2016  Aug 11 - 21  Aug 25 - Sep 4  
September 2016       Sept 8 - 18  Sept 22 - Oct 2  
October 2016  Oct 6 - 16  Oct 20 - 30  
November 2016  Nov 3 - 13  Nov 17 - 27  
December 2016  Dec 1 - 11  Dec 15 - 25  

 

11 – Day Sample Itinerary Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

Day 1: Thursday

Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Friday
Quito City Tour
Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city.

Optional:
The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing.

Day 3 : Saturday: snorkel and panga ride 
Morning: Flight to Galapagos
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Lobos Islet and Kicker Rock

Day 4 : Sunday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Hood (Espanola) Island: Punta Suarez
Afternoon: Hood Island: Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet, Orborn Islet

Day 5: Monday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay, Baroness View Point
Afternoon: Floreana Island: Punta Cormornat, Champion Islet

Day 6: Tuesday: hiking, snorkeling
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Highlands

Day 7: Wednesday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove

Day 8: Thursday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Rabida Island: Jervis 
Afternnon: 
James Island: Sullivan Bay

Day 9: 
Friday: hiking, snorkeling 
Morning: 
Bartholome Island: Pinnacle Rock and overlook 
Afternoon: 
North Seymour Island

Day 10: 
Saturday
Morning: Black Turtle Cove: panga ride
Late morning: Baltra Island--depart for mainland
On arrival transfer to your hotel

Day 11: 
Sunday
Depart for home. Transfer to airport 


 

 Dates Following in Darwin's Footsteps itinerary is offered:

 January 2016     Jan 7 - 17     Jan 21 - 31     
 February 2016    Feb 5 - 15  Feb 19 - 28  
 March 2016  March 3 - 13     March 17 - 27     
 April 2016  March 31 - April 10     April 14 - 24  April 28 - May 8   
 May 2016  May 12 - 22  May 26 - June 5     
 June 2016  June 9- 19  June 23 - July 3  
 July 2016  July 7 - 17  July 21 - Aug 1  
 August 2016  Aug 4 - 14  Aug 18 - 28  
 September 2016     Sept 1 - 11  Sept 15 - 25  
 October 2016  Sept 30 - Oct 9  Oct 13 - 23  Oct 27 - Nov. 6
 November 2016  Nov 10- 20  Nov 24 - Dec 4  
 December 2016  Dec 8 - 18  Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017     

 

11 – Day Sample Itinerary Following in Darwin's Footsteps

Day 1: Thursday

Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Friday
Quito City Tour
Quito, situated in a circle of mountainous peaks, is the world's second highest capital and has one of the most magnificent settings in the world. Designated as a UN World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, Quito boasts one of the finest colonial centers in Latin America. Spend a half-day with your private guide exploring the spectacular city.

Optional:
The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip
Otavalo is the most famous Indian market in Ecuador and much of South America: ponchos, exquisite sweaters, wool rugs, leatherwork, wooden goods, and Indian jewelry are sold here. The Otavalo Indians, for whom the town is named, cling proudly to their ancient culture and mode of dress. This is a must see visit. Contact us for this optional day trip pricing.

Day 3 : Saturday
Morning: Flight to Baltra -- Galapagos
Afternoon: Santa Cruz: Whaler's Bay

Day 4 : Sunday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Santa Fe Island
Afternoon: South Plazas Island

Day 5: Monday
Morning: Tower Island: Prince Phillip's Steps: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Afternoon: Tower Island: Darwin Bay Beach

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza: hiking, snorkeling
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

Day 7: Wednesday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Albermarie

Day 8: Thursday: hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and panga ride
Morning: Santiago Island: Espunmilla Beach or Buccaneer's Cove  
Afternoon: 
Santiago Island: James Bay

Day 9: 
Friday: hiking 
Morning: 
Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station 
Afternoon: 
Santa Cruz Island: Pit Craters, Wild Island Tortoises Reserve (highlands)

Day 10: 
Saturday: hiking 
Morning: San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center
Late morning: San Cristobal Island--depart for mainland
On arrival transfer to your hotel

Day 11: Sunday
Depart for home. Transfer to airport



Date & Rates:

Grace

2016 Pricing

Cabin Level

Regular Season

11 Day Package

Fall Season

11 Day Package

Albert Deck: Master Suites 1 & 4

 $8,150

$7,100

Albert Deck: Twin Suite 2 & 3

 $7,800

$6,810

Carolina Deck: Double Stateroom 1, 2 & 5

 $7,600

$6,640

Carolina Deck: Twin Stateroom 3 & 4

 $7,300 $6,400

Fall Season: August 27-December 10, 2016. 

Notes:

 Dates Beyond Darwin's Footsteps itinerary is offered: 

January 2016  Dec 31 - Jan 10    Jan 14 - 24    
February 2016  Jan 28 - Feb 7    Feb 11- 21    Feb. 25- Mar 6  
March 2016  March 10 - 20  March 24 - Apr 3           
April 2016  April 7 - 17  April 21- May 1  
May 2016  May 5 - 15  May 19 - 29  
June 2016  June 2 - 12  June 16 - 26  
July 2016  June 30 - July 10       July 14 - 24  Jul 28 - Aug 7     
August 2016  Aug 11 - 21  Aug 25 - Sep 4  
September 2016       Sept 8 - 18  Sept 22 - Oct 2  
October 2016  Oct 6 - 16  Oct 20 - 30  
November 2016  Nov 3 - 13  Nov 17 - 27  
December 2016  Dec 1 - 11  Dec 15 - 25  

 Dates Following in Darwin's Footsteps itinerary is offered:

 January 2016     Jan 7 - 17     Jan 21 - 31     
 February 2016    Feb 5 - 15  Feb 19 - 28  
 March 2016  March 3 - 13     March 17 - 27     
 April 2016  March 31 - April 10     April 14 - 24  April 28 - May 8   
 May 2016  May 12 - 22  May 26 - June 5     
 June 2016  June 9- 19  June 23 - July 3  
 July 2016  July 7 - 17  July 21 - Aug 1  
 August 2016  Aug 4 - 14  Aug 18 - 28  
 September 2016     Sept 1 - 11  Sept 15 - 25  
 October 2016  Sept 30 - Oct 9  Oct 13 - 23  Oct 27 - Nov. 6
 November 2016  Nov 10- 20  Nov 24 - Dec 4  
 December 2016  Dec 8 - 18  Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017     

Package prices are USD and include: Three nights luxury hotel accomodations in Quito, airport transfers, Quito city tour, cruise, meals while on cruise, use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, and all guide services.

Not included: Round trip airfare to and from Galapagos, park entrance fee, transit fee, gratuities, airport departure taxes, visas or passports, laundry or personal items while on the ship, alcoholic beverages, air fare to and from your home, and travel insurance.

Round trip air to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, park entrance fee and transit fee is $645 per person, subject to change.  

Single supplements:  Prices are based on double occupancy. The single supplement is 75% over the cruise rate. (100% during Christmas, New Years, and Easter)

Family Departures:  Children under 15 years of age pay 15% off of the full rate when accompanied by an adult. (Maximum 2 child discounts per family)

Surcharges: Christmas, New Years and Easter week cruise surcharge is $500 per person.

Optional Cruise Package Add-on:

The Otavalo Indian Market Day Trip

This day-long outing includes: a scenic three-hour drive from Quito, morning at Otavalo market, visit to the famous leatherwork village of Cotacachi, and a stop for lunch at beautiful Hacienda Cusin.

Price: $250 per person based on 2 traveling. 

All prices per person, based on double occupancy  Fuel tax surcharges may be applicable.

Tour Details

Registration: Deposit: $750 per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. 

Cancellation Policy: Non-refundable balance due 90 days prior to travel dates. 

Insurance:  Because many advance logistical arrangements have been made prior to the running of this trip, we must adhere to the above policy. In addition, please be aware that many insurance policies do not cover illness and accident expenses outside of the U.S., and Medicare does NOT cover any such expenses at all. In light of this, we strongly recommend trip cancellation and supplemental insurance.

A travel insurance quote will be sent to you upon registration, or you can purchase it from our site by clicking on the "Purchase Travel Insurance" in the left-hand column. Our insurance carrier is Travelex.

 

 

Vessel:

The Grace

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This 145 feet / 44 meters, Camper & Nicholson yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names, (previously named Zein) but has been rechristened with a name that takes her back into her history; to the very best of her times. Named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige. Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks a true explorer experience, complemented with excellent service, superb accommodations for 16 guests in 9 staterooms, and excellent dining. All who travel aboard this yacht will be part of a unique mission: to bring to life the natural living legacy of the islands through an experience unlike any other in Galapagos.

Grace's Deck Plan

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Map:
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