The Wonders of the Galápagos - Accommodations
In Quito, we will be staying for 4 nights at the Swissotel Quito Hotel. Located in the affluent Floresta neighborhood of Quito, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museo Amazonico and Trade Sojka Cultural House, and close to Quito’s Old Town District. The hotel features 2 pools, tennis and squash courts, free Wi-Fi, and five on-site restaurants featuring a range of dishes from renowned French, Swiss and Japanese culinary traditions. The Amrita spa offers hydromassage, revitalizing treatments, and a fully equipped gym and a wellness area. Each of the 232 elegant guest rooms features a stylish contemporary design with wood accents, oversized beds with Egyptian cotton linens, an ergonomic work area, air conditioning, minibar, in-room safes, cable TVs, and a luxurious bathroom outfitted with all the amenities needed for a luxurious stay.
While cruising around the Galápagos Islands, we will be staying for 4 nights on the M/V Galápagos Legend. Built in 2001, the Galápagos Legend has 57 cabins and features over 18,000 square feet of comfort and entertainment. The Legend is a unique ship offering all the amenities normally found on a cruise-liner, but with a capacity for only 90 passengers, it enjoys an intimate atmosphere. The ship’s amenities include a sauna, spa, jacuzzi, pool, running track, exercise equipment, mini-cinema, and a library. The crew of 60 includes 7 multi-lingual guides and a doctor available 24/7. The Legend is large and stable, so those prone to sea sickness or sensitive to confined spaces of a smaller boat will find the Legend a good choice. Each Junior Suite is tastefully furnished and features private bathrooms, in-room safes, entertainment system with LCD TVs, hair dryers, special bedding, and large panoramic windows to immerse yourself in the vast natural landscape. Telephone service and Internet are accessible when anchoring off the main islands.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will made to the cost of the tour.