Galapagos 2: Pre-cruise Extension in Quito




13.11.22: Day 1 – Sunday – Quito Arrival
Arrive anytime during the day. On the first day of your cruise extension, you’ll be met at Quito Airport and transferred to our luxurious 5* partner hotel. You will either stay at the superb NH Collection Quito Royal Hotel or the design Le Parc Hotel. Enjoy free time to relax and settle in. Around 7 PM our Vegan Travel representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a local vegan gourmet restaurant.

14.11.22: Day 2 – Monday – Quito
Enjoy a breakfast buffet with vegan options at your hotel. Around 9:30 AM we will meet you at the hotel lobby to start this gorgeous adventure in Quito.
Take a ride on a cable car, located at the foothills of the Pichincha Volcano, in an area of 160 hectares. Travel 15 minutes per way, starting at 3,045 meters (9,990 ft) and ending up at 4,100 meters above sea level (12,500 ft). Reach the top and enjoy a beautiful view of the eastern valleys, old town, south and north of Quito.
Head to the famous Intiñan Museum, geographically located at the division between the northern and southern hemispheres as established by the French Geodesic Mission in the eighteenth century. See beautiful displays of the many different ethnic groups in Ecuador, plus the story of their lifestyles, explained by a specialist tour guide.
Travel back to Quito, and see the Equatorial Monument on the way, before moving on to the colonial town of Quito. Stroll through the colonial town, pass through Independence Square, and see the scenery of many dramatic battles of revolution in the history of the Republic of Ecuador.
Visit the Cathedral of Quito, the Archbishop’s palace, the Church of the Secret Society of Jesus of Quito, the summit of the Latin American Baroque style; the charming neighbourhood of “La Ronda”, and the Church and Convent of San Francisco, which was built in 1540.
Your Vegan Travel Tour Director will escort you throughout your Quito stay, and serve as your personal concierge. Lunch and dinner at vegan partner restaurants in Quito.

15.11.22: Day 3 – Tuesday – Quito / San Cristobal Island
After breakfast buffet with vegan options at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to San Cristobal, Galapagos. Assistance at the airport by our representative for your flight.
You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by an Infinity staff member and transferred to the yacht. You’ll be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Expected flight details:
Flight Number AV1630; from Quito to Guayaquil to San Cristobal (Galapagos)
Departing at 09:30 AM; Arriving at 12:06 PM
Flight Number AV1689; nonstop from Baltra Island (Galapagos) to Quito
Departing at 12:00 noon; Arriving at 3:04 PM
Flight Number AV1639; from Baltra Island (Galapagos) to Guayaquil to Quito
Departing at 1:52 PM; Arriving at 6:30 PM

Please note that there are no business class seats available on this flight route.

Included in the pre-cruise extension:
– 2 Night pre-cruise luxury accommodations at a fine 5* hotel (either the superb NH Collection Quito Royal Hotel or the design Le Parc Hotel) in Quito with breakfast buffet with vegan options
– Full-day guided tour of Quito
– Two vegan dinners; one vegan lunch
– Round-trip flights between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, airport transfers

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