MV Isabela II

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Cruise line
Metropolitan Touring (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
23 Nov, 2016 - 09 Dec, 2016

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MV Isabela II Review and Specifications

Specifications of MV Isabela II

Flag Ecuador
Builder PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
Year built 1979
Speed 10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA) 54 m / 177 ft
Beam (width) 11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage 1025 gt
Passengers 42 - 44
Crew 27
Decks 3
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2012

Review of MV Isabela II

The luxury yacht mv Isabela II is owned by “Metropolitan Touring”. The company operates small ship Galapagos cruises with mv Santa Cruz cruise ship and the luxury yacht “La Pinta”. The Isabela II is a small Galapagos expedition yacht with an year-round sailing program. The ship was formerly operating as a supply marine vessel, built in 1979 and refitted for Metropolitan Touring in 1988 (in Pensacola, Florida). MV Isabella 2 was last refurbished in September 2012.

History - construction & ownership

The 42-passenger cruise ship mv Isabela has most of the modern luxury amenities that add more charm to her Galapagos Islands expedition cruises. Among the best features onboard are the outdoor lounge and vast observation area, top-deck Whirlpool, modern equipped fitness room, glass-bottom boat, kayaks, zodiacs, satellite connection, full air-conditioning.mv Isabela II

Isabela II yacht

The owner of the luxury yacht Isabela II is "Metropolitan Touring". This company operates Galapagos small ship cruises with the luxury yacht "La Pinta" and mv Santa Cruz cruise ship. Isabela 2 is a small Galapagos expedition cruise yacht with an year-round sailing program for this exotic destination. The ship is a former supply marine vessel, built 1979 and refitted for the Metropolitan Touring company in 1988 (in Pensacola FL, USA). The MT company spends regularly big money on yacht refurbishments. MV Isabella 2 was last dry-dock refurbished in Sept 2012.

Isabela 2 Galapagos deals provide an affordable opportunity to observe the unique marine life in this region. The boat has an elegant design. The excellent team of expert Naturalists and all the yacht's friendly crew and staff share the charming passion for nature exploration and marine life conservation in the Galapagos' world of mystery and wonder. Isabella 2 has most of the modern luxury amenities features adding more charm to your Galapagos Islands expedition cruise vacations. Among the best onboard features are the top-deck Whirlpool, a modern equipped fitness room, outdoor lounge and spacious observation area, kayaks, zodiacs, glass-bottom boat, satellite connection (phone and Internet), full air-conditioning.

The nontraditional Galapagos cruise tour package deals are in the category of expedition travel. Isabela's Galapagos cruises are all marked by the yacht's elegant and relaxed atmosphere, exciting island tours, great service. The ship's multilingual Nature experts and the mixture of international and traditional Ecuadorian dishes in the onboard dining menu are just another piece of this beautiful Galapagos Islands cruising adventure puzzle.

Isabela II Galapagos cruise itineraries

  • Itinerary 1 - 10 DAY "ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS" cruise from Quito, starting with a flight to Quito (2 Day / 1 Night hotel stay there). Tours & excursions highlights. The Isabella II yacht operates exclusively 4-night Galapagos cruise deals from Baltra. They include the following feature tours:
  • Quito - guided sightseeing (Legislative Palace), tour to the San Francisco Monastery, visiting La Compania Church and the Oswaldo Guayasamin's Museum (Ecuadorian painter and sculptor). In Quito there's also a welcome dinner.
  • On day 3 there's a charter flight from Quito to Baltra Island, with 3 Days / 2 Nights hotel stay at the Finch Bay Hotel. Baltra tour - to the Giant Tortoise Reserve.
  • Day 5 of the itinerary - Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora town tour, boat embarkation with a welcome aboard cocktail, Giant Tortoise Reserve tour, visiting Charles Darwin Research Station, lectures. Follows the 4-night sailing portion in the Galapagos National Park, visiting La Galapaguera (giant tortoises),, with one professionally guided tour each day.
  • Visiting Santa Fe island and South Plaza Island (on day 6) and North Seymour Island and Santa Cruz Island (on day 7) - for guided walks.snorkeling, kayaking, 1 lecture.
  • Visiting Bartolome Island and Santiago Island (on day 8) - for guided walks, panga boat rides, snorkeling, with a farewell onboard cocktail. Next day you disembark from the yacht for a charter flight from Baltra to Quito (1 Night hotel stay).
  • Itinerary 2 - 15 DAY "DISCOVER GALAPAGOS AND PERU" cruise from Lima. Starts with your flight to the Peru's capital city - welcome dinner, sightseeing (the cathedral, San Francisco Monastery, the Museum of Larco Herrera (politician & philanthropist).
  • Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cusco excursions - visiting Awanakancha, Kenko, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman Temple, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, glass-dome train travel to Machu Picchu (guided tour of the ruins), train travel back to Sacred Valley and Cusco (Santo Domingo Monastery tour).
  • Follows a charter flight Cusco to Quito: (local restaurant dinner) and Quito touring on the next day. On day 10 of this itinerary you'll fly from Quito to Baltra island for embarkation.
  • The Galapagos small ship cruise portion offers visiting the following islands in this archipelago:  Floreana (day 11), Espanola (day 12), San Cristobal (day 13, farewell cocktail on the boat). On the next day there's a flight from the San Cristobal Island to Quito (farewell dinner, next day is the flight back home).

Isabela 2 Galapagos cruise deals

Avalon Isabela II Galapagos cruise deals are inclusive of:

  • Door-to-door pick-up by car (within 75 ml / 120 km of your airport, flights from Heathrow (London); all internal flights, transfers. local port charges, airport taxes.
  • All hotel stays. On Itinerary 1 - Quito (Swissotel Hotel) and in Galapagos (Finch Bay Eco Hotel). On Itinerary 2 (Peru) - staying in Casa Andina Private Collection hotels (in Lima, Sacred Valley and Cisco), at the Sumaq Hotel (in Machu Picchu) and Swissotel (in Quito).
  • All meals. American breakfast is served daily. On Itinerary 1 - a total of six lunches and seven 3-course dinners (including the Quito's welcome dinner and 1 farewell onboard dinner). On Itinerary 2 - a total of eight lunches and ten 3-course dinners (including the Lima's welcome dinner and the Quito's farewell dinner). The International cuisine features traditional Ecuadorian entrees, complimentary regional wines (all onboard dinners), coffee, tea and bottled water on the ship are also complimentary.
  • Isabela II Galapagos cruise prices are also inclusive of all multimedia lectures (provided daily by multilingual professional guides). The yacht's staff list also includes 3 Naturalist Guides (including an Expedition Director). Culture/entertainment (nightly) options are performances by local entertainers and artisans and the ship's stargazing enrichment program. "Young Pirates" is the ship's land and sea kids program (ages 7 - 12 years old), featuring special kids menus, games, kids-only themed tours.
  • Also included in the fares are all the guided tours and excursions (island walks, kayaking and snorkeling). Internet access is also free of charge (max 30 min pp per session, satellite connection).
  • Snorkeling equipment - also complimentary, including different sizes wetsuits ( 1/8") for men, women and kids.

Cabins

All Isabela staterooms are outside, air-conditioned, with private bathrooms and safes. The ship has one Master Suite (170 ft2), 16 Classic Staterooms and 2 Standard Rooms (129 ft2), as well as one Standard of 139 ft2.

Staterooms - Types/Categories/Sizes (high to low)

  • 1x Master Suite - (MS, size 170 ft2 / 16 m2).
  • 16x Classic Staterooms (cat CC, with twin beds), and 2x Standard Rooms (with 1 double bed) - sizes 129 ft2 / 12 m2), and 1x Standard of 139 ft2 / 13 m2.
  •  cabins (port hole window, cat B, U, M) - size 124 ft2 / 11,5 m2.
  • MV Isabella 2 ship is fully air-conditioned, all staterooms have private bathrooms (showers, hairdryers. Occupancy is 2 guests per room.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

All meals are included in Isabela II Galapagos cruise deals. American breakfast is offered daily. Dinner is a 3-course experience. The International cuisine features complimentary regional wines, traditional Ecuadorian entrees, tea, coffee and bottled water, also complimentary.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands onboard the unique Isabela II goes beyond the traditional cruising experience. Such an expeditionary approach allows passengers to discover the natural wonders of the region. MV Isabela II features elegant atmosphere which lets guests enjoy the Galapagos intimate contact with wildlife. Isabela II expert Naturalists and crew share their love for nature. MV Isabela II features an exercise room, Jacuzzi, outdoor lounge, as well as an observation platform for whale and dolphin watching on ship’s top deck. The bar and lounge are elegantly appointed. So is the well-stocked reading room.

MV Isabela II wiki

Year built 1979

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2011

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 42 / 27

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 1,500 tons / 166 ft (51 m)

Flag State (registered in) Ecuador

Ship builder Bilboaa (Spain) / Talcahuano (Chile)

Building cost USD - mill

Ship owner and Operator Metropolitan Touring (small cruise lines)

Time-charter operator Avalon Waterways

Christened by -

Official website link metropolitan-touring.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 2
  • Cabin grades number: 1
  • Total number of cabins: 22 (of which 1 Suite, 0 Balcony rooms, 21 Oceanview).
  • Boat Deck (3) -  Observation lounge (for dolphin and whale watching), Sun Deck Bar area (serving premium spirits), loungers, Jacuzzi, 2x lifeboats, Bridge, Gym room (open 24 hrs).
  • Cabin Deck (2) - Staterooms (category CC classic) - x16 twins, x2 double, x1 Standard double.
  • Main Deck (1) - Dining Room (open seating buffet), Bar Salon (for video presentations), Gift Shop, Reading Room (with 2 Internet PCs, Natural History Library with books on Galapagos & Ecuador, nature videos), Master Suite.
  • mv Isabella II ship's amenities - Galapagos Cruise Tours Director, English-speaking crew (including 3 expert Naturalists and 1 resident physician), top-deck lounge with bar,, complimentary coffee & bottled water, 3 zodiacs (used for ship-to-shore transportation), 1 glass-bottom boat, satellite phone, sea kayaks, automatic pilot system, hydrophone (underwater world exploration).

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MV Isabela II Itineraries 2016

The below listed MV Isabela II cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
09 November 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
11 Nov        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
12 Nov        Sacred Valley, Peru
13 Nov        Machu Picchu, Peru
14 Nov - 15 Nov        Cusco, Peru
16 Nov - 18 Nov        Quito, Ecuador
19 Nov        Floreana Island, Galapagos
20 Nov        Espanola Island, Galapagos
21 Nov - 22 Nov        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
23 Nov        Quito, Ecuador
24 Nov - 26 Nov        Amazon River
27 Nov        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
09 November 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
11 Nov        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
12 Nov        Sacred Valley, Peru
13 Nov        Machu Picchu, Peru
14 Nov - 15 Nov        Cusco, Peru
16 Nov - 18 Nov        Quito, Ecuador
19 Nov        Floreana Island, Galapagos
20 Nov        Espanola Island, Galapagos
21 Nov - 22 Nov        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
23 Nov        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
11 November 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
13 Nov        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
14 Nov        Baltra Island, Galapagos
15 Nov        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
16 Nov        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
17 Nov        Santiago Island, Galapagos
18 Nov        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
19 Nov        Quito, Ecuador
20 Nov - 22 Nov        Amazon River
23 Nov        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
11 November 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
13 Nov        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
14 Nov        Baltra Island, Galapagos
15 Nov        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
16 Nov        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
17 Nov        Santiago Island, Galapagos
18 Nov        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
19 Nov        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
23 November 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
25 Nov        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
26 Nov        Sacred Valley, Peru
27 Nov        Machu Picchu, Peru
28 Nov - 29 Nov        Cusco, Peru
30 Nov - 02 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
03 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
04 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
05 Dec - 06 Dec        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
07 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
08 Dec - 10 Dec        Amazon River
11 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
23 November 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
25 Nov        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
26 Nov        Sacred Valley, Peru
27 Nov        Machu Picchu, Peru
28 Nov - 29 Nov        Cusco, Peru
30 Nov - 02 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
03 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
04 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
05 Dec - 06 Dec        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
07 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
07 December 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
09 Dec        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
10 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
11 Dec        Machu Picchu, Peru
12 Dec - 13 Dec        Cusco, Peru
14 Dec - 16 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
17 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
18 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
19 Dec - 20 Dec        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
21 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
22 Dec - 24 Dec        Amazon River
25 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
07 December 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
09 Dec        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
10 Dec        Sacred Valley, Peru
11 Dec        Machu Picchu, Peru
12 Dec - 13 Dec        Cusco, Peru
14 Dec - 16 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
17 Dec        Floreana Island, Galapagos
18 Dec        Espanola Island, Galapagos
19 Dec - 20 Dec        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
21 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
09 December 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
11 Dec        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
12 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
13 Dec        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
14 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
15 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
16 Dec        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
17 Dec        Quito, Ecuador
18 Dec - 20 Dec        Amazon River
21 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
09 December 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
11 Dec        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
12 Dec        Baltra Island, Galapagos
13 Dec        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
14 Dec        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
15 Dec        Santiago Island, Galapagos
16 Dec        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
17 Dec        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador

MV Isabela II Itineraries 2017

The below listed MV Isabela II cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
18 January 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
20 Jan        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
21 Jan        Sacred Valley, Peru
22 Jan        Machu Picchu, Peru
23 Jan - 24 Jan        Cusco, Peru
25 Jan - 27 Jan        Quito, Ecuador
28 Jan        Floreana Island, Galapagos
29 Jan        Espanola Island, Galapagos
30 Jan - 31 Jan        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
01 Feb        Quito, Ecuador
02 Feb - 04 Feb        Amazon River
05 Feb        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
20 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
22 Jan        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
23 Jan        Baltra Island, Galapagos
24 Jan        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
25 Jan        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
26 Jan        Santiago Island, Galapagos
27 Jan        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
28 Jan        Quito, Ecuador
29 Jan - 31 Jan        Amazon River
01 Feb        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
20 January 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
22 Jan        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
23 Jan        Baltra Island, Galapagos
24 Jan        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
25 Jan        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
26 Jan        Santiago Island, Galapagos
27 Jan        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
28 Jan        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
03 February 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
05 Feb        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
06 Feb        Baltra Island, Galapagos
07 Feb        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
08 Feb        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
09 Feb        Santiago Island, Galapagos
10 Feb        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
11 Feb        Quito, Ecuador
12 Feb - 14 Feb        Amazon River
15 Feb        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
03 February 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
05 Feb        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
06 Feb        Baltra Island, Galapagos
07 Feb        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
08 Feb        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
09 Feb        Santiago Island, Galapagos
10 Feb        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
11 Feb        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
15 February 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
17 Feb        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
18 Feb        Sacred Valley, Peru
19 Feb        Machu Picchu, Peru
20 Feb - 21 Feb        Cusco, Peru
22 Feb - 24 Feb        Quito, Ecuador
25 Feb        Floreana Island, Galapagos
26 Feb        Espanola Island, Galapagos
27 Feb - 28 Feb        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
01 Mar        Quito, Ecuador
02 Mar - 04 Mar        Amazon River
05 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
17 February 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
19 Feb        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
20 Feb        Baltra Island, Galapagos
21 Feb        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
22 Feb        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
23 Feb        Santiago Island, Galapagos
24 Feb        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
25 Feb        Quito, Ecuador
26 Feb - 28 Feb        Amazon River
01 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
17 February 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
19 Feb        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
20 Feb        Baltra Island, Galapagos
21 Feb        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
22 Feb        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
23 Feb        Santiago Island, Galapagos
24 Feb        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
25 Feb        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
01 March 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
03 Mar        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
04 Mar        Sacred Valley, Peru
05 Mar        Machu Picchu, Peru
06 Mar - 07 Mar        Cusco, Peru
08 Mar - 10 Mar        Quito, Ecuador
11 Mar        Floreana Island, Galapagos
12 Mar        Espanola Island, Galapagos
13 Mar - 14 Mar        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
15 Mar        Quito, Ecuador
16 Mar - 18 Mar        Amazon River
19 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
01 March 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
03 Mar        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
04 Mar        Sacred Valley, Peru
05 Mar        Machu Picchu, Peru
06 Mar - 07 Mar        Cusco, Peru
08 Mar - 10 Mar        Quito, Ecuador
11 Mar        Floreana Island, Galapagos
12 Mar        Espanola Island, Galapagos
13 Mar - 14 Mar        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
15 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
17 March 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
19 Mar        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
20 Mar        Baltra Island, Galapagos
21 Mar        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
22 Mar        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
23 Mar        Santiago Island, Galapagos
24 Mar        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
25 Mar        Quito, Ecuador
26 Mar - 28 Mar        Amazon River
29 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
17 March 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
19 Mar        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
20 Mar        Baltra Island, Galapagos
21 Mar        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
22 Mar        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
23 Mar        Santiago Island, Galapagos
24 Mar        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
25 Mar        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
29 March 16 nights / 17 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
31 Mar        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
01 Apr        Sacred Valley, Peru
02 Apr        Machu Picchu, Peru
03 Apr - 04 Apr        Cusco, Peru
05 Apr - 07 Apr        Quito, Ecuador
08 Apr        Floreana Island, Galapagos
09 Apr        Espanola Island, Galapagos
10 Apr - 11 Apr        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
12 Apr        Quito, Ecuador
13 Apr - 15 Apr        Amazon River
16 Apr        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
29 March 12 nights / 13 days, one-way from Callao to Quito
31 Mar        Departing from Callao, Lima, Peru
01 Apr        Sacred Valley, Peru
02 Apr        Machu Picchu, Peru
03 Apr - 04 Apr        Cusco, Peru
05 Apr - 07 Apr        Quito, Ecuador
08 Apr        Floreana Island, Galapagos
09 Apr        Espanola Island, Galapagos
10 Apr - 11 Apr        San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
12 Apr        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
31 March 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
02 Apr        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
03 Apr        Baltra Island, Galapagos
04 Apr        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
05 Apr        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
06 Apr        Santiago Island, Galapagos
07 Apr        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
08 Apr        Quito, Ecuador
09 Apr - 11 Apr        Amazon River
12 Apr        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador
31 March 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Cruises
02 Apr        Departing from Quito, Ecuador
03 Apr        Baltra Island, Galapagos
04 Apr        Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
05 Apr        North Seymour Island, Galapagos
06 Apr        Santiago Island, Galapagos
07 Apr        Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
08 Apr        Arriving in Quito, Ecuador