Classic Galapagos: Cruising Darwin's Enchanted Islands
Our Classic Galapagos has it all - Quito's best boutique hotel, a private city tour, all airport transfers, Quito/Galapagos airfare, and of course, a Galapagos wildlife cruise with top-notch naturalist guides.
While other tour companies may offer limited departure dates, our Galapagos expert takes the time to match your specific interests, schedule, and budget with just the right yacht for you. In addition, we include just about everything in our cruise price. Other companies may tout their low prices, but don't mention additional costs like the Galapagos National Park fee or fuel charges tacked on to that price. With Myths and Mountains, we've made it stress-free for you and all upfront costs are included.
Private charter and special family departures are our specialty.
No one knows the islands better than us. We're proud that one of America's top Galapagos experts is right here at Myths and Mountains. Our vice president, Allie Almario, has traveled to the Galapagos more than a dozen times and has worked on several guidebooks and film documentaries about the archipelago. She is also the former executive director of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association and is the go-to expert for the media when questions about Galapagos conservation issues are raised.
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $2675.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Any time based on availability
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.
So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.
Here's how we will collaborate with you:
1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.
2. E-mail us at email@example.com or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.
3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.
4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.
5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.
6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.
After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.
|Day 1||Arrive Quito, transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Private Quito city tour, afternoon at leisure|
|Day 3||Transfer to airport, fly to Galapagos, begin 8-day Galapagos cruise|
|Day 4||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 5||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 6||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 7||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 8||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 9||Cruising Galapagos aboard ship of your choice|
|Day 10||Cruise ends, transfer to airport, fly to Quito, transfer to hotel|
|Day 11||Transfer to airport to fly back home|