M/V Evolution

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Evolution Evolution

Priced from $6,995   Days: 11

M/Y Evolution is an excellent boat for travelers who want a Galapagos cruise on a classic ship.  Your 11 day trip begins in Quito, Ecuador, where you'll stay two nights at a five-star hotel, located near Old Town in this historic city.  The day after your arrival, your trip starts with a city tour of Quito. As an alternative, add on a day trip to the world famous Otavalo Market where you can shop for high quality hand crafted items. 

On the morning of your third day, you'll fly to San Cristobal or Baltra to begin your 11 day Galapagos cruise aboard the graceful M/Y Evolution.  This beautiful boat evokes a classic era with her graceful lines. At 192 feet, she is one of the larger Galapagos boats we offer, accommodating up to 32 passengers in 16 cabins, singles or twins with private bath. Evolution offers a mix of beautifully furnished salons, open decks and private areas, and spacious cabins with private baths. 

After your cruise, we fly you back to the mainland where you'll have another night to enjoy Quito and overnight before you depart for home.




 

  • Itinerary
  • Date & Rates
  • Vessel
  • Map
Itinerary:

We offer two itineraries on the M/Y Evolution:

In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin

Footsteps Back in Time 

In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin (Includes Espanola)

Dates In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin itinerary is offered.

2017       2018      
Jan 2017  Jan 5-15  Jan 19-29      Jan 4-14  Jan 18-28  
Feb 2017  Feb 2-12    Feb 16-26       Feb 1-11  Feb 15-25  
Mar 2017  Mar 2-12  Mar 16-26         Mar 30-Apr 9    Mar 1-11  Mar 15-25  Mar 29-Apr 8
Apr 2017  Apr 13-23  Apr 27-May 7       Apr 12-22  Apr 26-May 6  
May 2017  May 11-21  May 25-Jun 4      May 10-20  May 24-Jun 3  
Jun 2017  Jun 8-18  June 22-Jul 2      Jun 7-17  Jun 21-Jul 1  
Jul 2017  July 6-16       July 20-30         Jul 5-15  Jul 19-29  
Aug 2017  Aug 3-13  Aug 17-27  Aug 31-Sep 10    Aug 2-12  Aug 16-26  Aug 30-Sep 9
Sep 2017       Sep 14-24  Sep 28-Oct 8      Sep 13-23  Sep 27-Oct 7  
Oct 2017  Oct 12-22  Oct 26-Nov 5      Oct 11-21  Oct 25-Nov 4  
Nov 2017  Nov 9-19  Nov 23-Dec 3      Nov 8-18  Nov 22-Dec 2  
Dec 2017  Dec 7-17   Dec 21-31       Dec 6-16  Dec 20-30  

Fall Season Aug. 27-Dec. 9 2017. Aug. 25. - Dec. 15, 2018

11 Day– In the Steps of Pirates and Darwin sample itinerary 

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. Day trip with lunch at a hacienda is $250 per person based on two traveling. 

Day 3: Saturday

Morning: Flight to Galapagos, arrive Baltra Island
Afternoon: Daphne Major Islet

Day 4: Sunday 
Morning: Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca
Afternoon: Fernandina Island: Punta Espinosa

Day 5: Monday
Morning: Isabela Island: Urbina Bay
Afternoon: Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Bartolome (Bartholomew) Island: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook
Afternoon: James Island: Sullivan Bay

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Afternoon: Rabida

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Pit Craters, Wild Land Tortoise Reserve (Highlands)

Day 9: Friday
Morning: Hood (Espanola) Island: Punta Suarez
Afternoon: Hood Island: Gardner Bay/Gardner Islet/Osborn Islet

Day 10: Saturday
Morning: San Cristobal: Interpretation Centre
Afternoon: Fly to Quito, transfer to Hotel

Day 11: Sunday
Depart for home

Footsteps Back in Time

Dates for Footprints Back in Time itinerary is offered.

2017       2018      
Jan 2017  Jan 12-22   Jan 26-Feb 5     Jan 11-21 Jan 25-Feb 4  
Feb 2017  Feb 9-19   Feb 23 - Mar 5     Feb 8-18 Feb 22-Mar 4  
Mar 2017  March 9 - 19  March 23 - Apr 2              Mar 8-18 Mar 22-Apr 1  
Apr 2017  April 6-16  April 20-30     Apr 5-15 Apr 19-29  
May 2017  May 4-14  May 18-28     May 3-13 May 17-27 May 31-Jun 10
Jun 2017  June 1-11  June 15-25  Jun 29-Jul 9   Jun 14-24 Jun 28- Jul 8  
Jul 2017  July 13-23       July 27- Aug 6        Jul 12-22 Jul 26-Aug 5  
Aug 2017  Aug 10-20  Aug 24-Sep 3     Aug 9-19 Aug 23-Sep 2  
Sep 2017       Sept 7-17  Sept 21-Oct 1     Sep 6-16 Sep 21-30  
Oct 2017  Oct 5-15  Oct 19-29     Oct 4-14 Oct 18-28  
Nov 2017  Nov 2-12  Nov 16-26  Nov 30-Dec 10   Nov 1-11 Nov 15-25 Nov 29-Dec 9
Dec 2017  Dec 14-24  Dec 28-Jan 7, 18      Dec 13-23 Dec 27-Jan 6, 19  

Fall Season Aug. 27 through Dec. 9, 2017.  Aug 25-Dec. 15, 2018

11 day – Footprints Back in Time sample itinerary 

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.  Optional day trip $250 per person based on two traveling.

Day 3: Saturday
Morning: Flight to Galapagos, arrive San Cristobal Island
Afternoon: San Cristobal: Isla Lobos

Day 4: Sunday 
Morning: South Plazas Island
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Punta Carrion/Mosquera & Daphane Island

Day 5: Monday
Morning: Santiago Island: Chinese Hat Islet
Afternoon: Santiago Island: James Bay

Day 6: Tuesday
Morning: Tower Island: Darwin Bay Beach
Afternoon: Tower Island: Prince Phillip's Steps

Day 7: Wednesday
Morning: North Seymour Island
Afternoon: Santa Fe Island

Day 8: Thursday
Morning: Floreana Island: Post Office Bay, Baroness View Point
Afternoon: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant/Champion or Devil's Crown

Day 9: Friday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station
Afternoon: Santa Cruz Island: Wild Land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands)

Day 10: Saturday
Morning: Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove
Afternoon: Baltra Island: Fly to Quito, transfer to hotel

Day 11: Sunday

Depart for home

Date & Rates:

Evolution 

2017 Pricing

 

Regular Season Package
11 days

Fall Season Package

11 days 

Albatross Deck: Master Suite A1

$8,395

$6,995

Albatross Deck: Suite A2 & A3

$7,895

$6,595

Cormorant Deck: Staterooms C1-3, 5-9

$7,395

$6,195

Cormorant Deck: Stateroom C4

$6,995

$5,895

Darwin Deck: Stateroom D1 to D4

$6,995

$5,895

Fall Season: August 27-December 9, 2017. 

2018 Pricing

 

Regular Season Package
11 days

Fall Season Package

11 days 

Albatross Deck: Master Suite A1

$8,995

$7,495

Albatross Deck: Suite A2 & A3

$7,995

$7,195

Cormorant Deck: Staterooms C1-3, 5-9

$7,695

$6,395

Cormorant Deck: Stateroom C4

$7,295

$6,095

Darwin Deck: Stateroom D1 to D4

$7,295

$6,095

Fall Season: August 25-December 15, 2018.

Notes:

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 11 years of age pay 70% 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. Fuel tax surcharges may be applicable.

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 with a return to Quito.

Price: $250 per person based on 2 traveling. 

All prices per person, based on double occupancy.  

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. Our insurance carrier is Travel Guard


Vessel:

The Evolution

M/Y Evolution evokes a classic era of boating with her graceful lines and elegant interiors.She is a 192 ft yacht that accomodates up to 32 passengers in 16 spacious cabins, all with private baths. She offers a variety of beautifully furnished salons, open decks and private areas. Additionally, the yacht has a jacuzzi,  bar, sun deck, boutique and an infirmary with a doctor on board at all times. Kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available.

Evolution's Deck Plan

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Bed configurations:

Cabins A1-A3: (one double bed) // A2 (two twin beds convertible to one double).

Cabins C1-C9: (C2, C3, C6, C7, & C8: two twin beds convertible to one double // C1, C4, C5 & C9: one double bed.

Cabins D1-D4: (D2, D4: one double bed // D1, D3: two twin beds convertilbe to one double

Map:
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