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Adventures Afloat: The Galápagos: Natural and Cultural History

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11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 28 total, 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Hilton Colon Quito Hotel: Quito, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Just 20 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, the Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax in our Fitness Center & Spa, complete with outdoor heated pool. Choose from 5 dining experiences, including gourmet Mediterranean at Portofino and Japanese at Kioto.... more Just 20 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport, the Hilton Colon Quito hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the colonial Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax in our Fitness Center & Spa, complete with outdoor heated pool. Choose from 5 dining experiences, including gourmet Mediterranean at Portofino and Japanese at Kioto. All Hilton Colon Quito hotel rooms have wireless internet access. Choose a Suite for mountain views or an Executive Room for Executive Lounge access. In the business district, 5 miles from the airport, the hotel has 15 meeting rooms for up to 700, an Executive Lounge and wireless internet access throughout. The Hilton Colon Quito hotel enjoys spectacular views of the city. Enjoy the fitness center and spa treatments then relax with a massage. Have a flutter at our late-night casino.

Contact info:
Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1
Quito, Ecuador
phone: +593-2-2560666
web: www.hilton.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call for pricing
.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

MY Coral II: Galapagos Islands, 4 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This newly renovated deluxe motor yacht can accommodate up to 20 passengers in 11 well-appointed cabins. The Coral II offers the best of both worlds--a level of comfort and service usually found on larger boats, but with the intimacy and maneuverability that is typical of the smaller vessels.

Ship Information: Category: Deluxe Mega yacht Length: 112.70 Ft. Decks: 4 Built in: Holland Refurbished: 2012 Passengers: 20 Crew: 9 Speed: 12 knots Cruise Speed: 10 knots Life Raft: 4.2 for 25 passengers each and 2 for 8 passengers each Disembark zodiacs: 2 units 16 passengers each Electricity: 110 v Classified: ISM-SOLAS Safety Equipment: radars, gyrocompass, auto pilot, visual directions finder, echo sounder, radio, telephony GMDSS equipped.

Contact info:
N/A
Galapagos, Ecuador
phone: +593-5-2520 6327
web: www.kleintours.com

Room amenities: Cabins are outward facing and air-conditioned. Each room has its own bathroom, intercabin phone, safety box, hair dryer, & TV.

Facility amenities: The Coral II has a sun terrace, whirlpool, dining room and bar, small library, and a comfortable lounge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Solymar: Galapagos Islands, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Rebuilt in 2006, the Hotel Solymar features 17 oceanfront rooms overlooking Pelican Bay located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. With AC, restaurant, bar, pool and patio, this property is features and atmosphere of relaxation just a short distance from restaurants, boutiques and local craft shops.

Contact info:
Av. Charles Darwin y Tomas de Berlanga
Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
phone: +59352526281
web: www.solymargalapagos.com

Room amenities: Rooms feature ocean front views, balcony, nightly turn down service, AC, in room safe, desk, telephone, reading lamp, hypoallergenic pillows, hair dryer, environmentally friendly shampoo and conditioner, filtered water.

Facility amenities: 17 ocean front rooms overlooking Pelican Bay the with AC, restaurant, bar, pool and patio, conference rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Rincon de Puembo: Quito, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located conveniently near the Quito airport in the beautiful village of Puembo.

Contact info:
Manuel Burbano N66 y Francisoc Ruiz
Puembo, Ecuador
phone: +593-22391106
web: www.rincondepuembo.com/en/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, telephone, wi-fi, and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Las Cúpulas Restaurant
, El Grill Bar and Restaurant, large gardens, heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym
, business center, soccer, basketball, and volleyball courts. Billiards, table football, karaoke room, TV and reading room, laundry service, cable television, 24 wi-fi.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Subject to availability
Additional hotel nights are subject to availability. Please contact the program coordinator, Holbrook Travel, at 1-800-866-7111 or roadscholarprograms@holbrooktravel.com for information on availability and prices.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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4.7
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