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Galápagos Free Air & See Quito Too, With Our Compliments


Sample the riches of the Ecuadorian Andes with this special pre-voyage offer on select Galápagos Expeditions aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, September – December 2019.

Be our guest for 2 nights at a glamorous boutique hotel in the heart of colonial Quito, where we explore. By special arrangement, visit the museum and home of Ecuador’s most famous artists, Oswaldo Guayasamín, with a local curator. And since flights to Galápagos originate in Quito, continuing to your seven-night expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour II is a breeze.

 

See Quito Offer Includes:

  • Round-trip air from Miami (select hometown add-on fare available starting at $249)
  • Round-trip air between Quito and Galápagos
  • Two nights at the Casa Gangotena, or similar
  • Walking tour of Colonial Quito, A World Heritage City
  • Lunch in the historic center
  • Curator-led visit to Casa Guayasamín
  • Transfers between hotel and airport, with guide
  • Cabin fare savings of $1,000 per person 

 

Hotel Casa Gagontena

Stay in the heart of Quito’s UNESCO-designated Old Town at Casa Gangotena, a beautifully restored historic mansion transformed into a boutique hotel with 31 rooms, contemporary interior design, modern comforts, Cedrón restaurant, lounge, interior patios and lounge. It’s on Plaza San Francisco, steps from museums, churches, a community run artisan co-op, shops and attractions.

Quito, A World Heritage City

Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, Quito’s historic center—the largest and best preserved in Spanish America—was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978, second in the world after Galapagos. Tour the plazas, churches and colonial legacy on a walking tour, stopping for lunch. At special event, visit the interior courtyards and once-upon-a-time breweries of Iglesia de San Francisco, Quito’s oldest and largest church, one of the biggest religious structures of the content.

Fundación Guayasamín

Visit the home and museum dedicated to the great Ecuadorian painter and sculptor Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999). Perched above Quito in the Bellavista neighborhood, the house and landscaped grounds overflow with not just his own powerful art but also the pre-Columbian, archeological and modern artistic treasures he collected. Sometimes compared to Diego Rivera, Guayasamín tackled big social themes of colonialism, poverty and the human condition.

 


Offers valid on select 2019 departures.

Additional complimentary hotel night in Quito must be requested at time of booking. Lindblad reserves the right to substitude hotel in Quito. New bookings only and subject to availability. Exclusions apply. May not be combinable with other offers. No cash value.

Offers listed above valid on select 2019 Galápagos departures. Free round-trip air from Miami includes internal flights between mainland Ecuador and Galápagos and is based on economy group flights that must be ticketed by Lindblad. In the case that offered Miami flights are no longer available, Lindblad reserves the right to issue a credit. Baggage fees may apply. All offers are valid for new bookings only and subject to availability at time of booking. 

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