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Destination: The Western Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands – Western Itinerary

The Galapagos Islands – Western ItineraryAccommodations

Casa Gangotena – Quito

February 25 - February 26

Elegant, five-star Casa Gangotena is located across from Plaza San Francisco in the heart of Quito's Spanish Colonial Old Town. The hotel offers easy access to the rich culture, tradition, and charm of the city's historic center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. 

Embrace the property's well-adorned interior featuring Art Nouveau and Art Deco elements dating back to the mid-1920s. Antique furniture pieces, restored painted tin ceilings and seemingly endless hallways lined with Egyptian marble are among the unique qualities of this sophisticated and divinely comfortable hotel. See why readers of Condé Nast Traveler have voted Casa Gangotena among South America's top 25 hotels and resorts. 

During leisure time stroll the gardens, enjoy tea on the patio or relax on the rooftop terrace while admiring the spectacular sweeping views of Quito's historic district.

Luxury Room Amenities: Individual climate control, flat-screen cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, bathrobes and slippers, safe, and en suite bathroom with separate shower and bathtub plus L’Occitane sundries and hair dryer.

Portable oxygen tanks—to assist in preventing ill effects of altitude sickness—are available and may require an additional fee. Per the hotel's policy, oxygen will be provided after a consultation with the house physician or a release is signed. As the supply of oxygen tanks is numbered, these should be requested in advance through Orbridge's Guest Services department or at the time of check-in for best availability.

Casa Gangotena exterior facade
Casa Gangotena exterior street view at dusk
Casa Gangotena entry foyer
Casa Gangotena stairwell to guest rooms
Casa Gangotena lobby seating area
Casa Gangotena classic king guest room
Casa Gangotena garden patio lounge area
Casa Gangotena exterior courtyard in the evening
Casa Gangotena restaurant

Isabela II

February 27 - March 2

With a capacity of only 40 guests, the 183-foot Isabela II was designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and adventure while cruising the Galapagos Islands. Her 21 staterooms provide spacious, fully air-conditioned accommodations with en suite facilities. 

Savor healthy, fresh and delicious international and Ecuadorian cuisine at every meal. Enjoy her three public decks, dining room, lounge, library, hot tub and fitness area. Relish the services of an enthusiastic crew who are committed to your comfort. 

Sailing by small ship allows for flexibility in the itinerary to maximize wildlife viewing, as well as access to exclusive ports. While on board learn about the area's history, biology and conservation efforts from the ship’s multilingual naturalists. Experience all the Galapagos Islands have to offer through a variety of perspectives—hiking, snorkeling, kayaking or riding rigid inflatable and glass-bottom boats.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, safe, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer and sundries (biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, soap, and shower gel). Additional towels are provided for shore excursions.

Stateroom Categories

Standard: Features a full-size bed, window, private bathroom. (128 sq.ft.)
Classic Double: Features a full-size bed, view window, private bathroom, and day bed. (139 sq.ft.)
Classic Twin: Features two twin beds, view window, private bathroom. (139 sq.ft.)
Premium Suite: Features a queen bed, view window, private bathroom. (170 sq.ft.)


  • Onboard lecture program and services of a premier Expedition Leader and the ship's multilingual naturalist guides
  • Observation area and sundeck, bar/lounge, elegant dining room, boutique and an intimate library with a rich selection of reference books on the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador
  • All onboard hand-crafted meals tastefully prepared with local flair
  • Shaded sun deck with a hot tub and fitness room
  • All of the equipment—and expertise—for snorkeling and kayaking
Isabela II reception foyer
Isabela II classic twin stateroom
Isabela II classic double stateroom
Isabela II standard stateroom
Isabela II suite stateroom
Isabela II bar and lounge
Isabela II interior dining room
Isabela II outdoor hot tub
Isabela II fitness room
Isabela II lounge
Isabela II lounge and full bar
Isabela II library and comfortable seating
Isabela II interior dining area set for dinner
Isabela II sundeck with chaise lounge chairs
Isabela II exterior seating area below canopy

Wyndham Quito Airport

March 3

Conveniently located near the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, the Wyndham Quito Airport offers comfortable and convenient accommodations for the last night of the program. Maintain your workout regimen with the well-equipped fitness center or simply relax by enjoying the on-site restaurant, bar, and indoor pool. Special extras are also available via the spa and room service. (Additional fees apply.)

Standard Deluxe Room Amenities: Individual climate control, writing desk, flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, alarm clock, phone, coffee maker, minibar, safe, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel exterior
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel lobby
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel standard guest room
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel restaurant
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel indoor pool
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel spa room
(Accommodations subject to change.)