Galapagos Savings

by | Nov 17, 2010 | Archives

Here is another Galapagos Special with some really incredible savings.

We do not sell tours nor are we financially involved in these tours in any way. This means our Ecuador Living subscribers get the same price a travel agent would… becase the tour operator does not have to pay a commission.

You save hundreds even thousands of dollar.


We work only with the best Galapagos cruises. Yet watch for really special deals like these below.


This boat is the Athala and has 10 crew members. There are 16 guests maximum.

The first deck is where you eat, meet, watch videos.


There are 4 double rooms. The second deck has a jacuzzi, bar and again 4 double rooms but with balconies, very posh!


You’ll go snorkeling with sharks, turtles, sea lions and a plethora of sea life. The White Tip Reef Sharks, about 7 foot long, are not dangerous due to the large amount of food in the reef.


You may see and swim with a pod of  wild dolphins.

Plus of course there will be plenty of  sea lions relaxing on the beach and sea iguanas.

Here are the Galapagos tortoises.


are a  few shots of wildlife that you’ll…




The Galapagos Islands are amazing… well worth every penny, but not inexpensive. So we are happy to be able to put together programs that help readers enjoy the most luxurious Galapagos cruises with four types of savings that amount to a lot.

Savings #1: Your first savings is in Quito at Mansion de Angel.  Because we refer readers to the Mansion with asking for a commission, Ecuador Living subscribers save $49 a night off the room rate plus a suite upgrade when space is available.


See more on The new Mansion del Angel boutique Hotel in Quito here.

Savings #2: We track Ecuador airlines and watch for specials.  Icaro offers Quito Galapagos special.  Normally the air fare for the 600 mile Quito Galapagos flight is around $45o.

Icaro has a new flight  Quito – Galapagos  Quito that at times is as low as $149.99 including taxes.  This is a $300 savings.


Icaro Air is a small Ecuador airline based in Quito and operates domestic passenger services as well as fixed-wing and helicopter charter flights.

They used to serve Cuenca, Loja, Esmeraldas and Lago Agrio, but since 2009 have focused their fleet of two  Boeing 737-200 and one Boeing 737-200C on flights to Guayaquil, Manta and Coca.

Right now Icaro also has round trip flights from Guayaquil, Coca and Manta for $99.

Check for the low cost fares at

Savings #3: You can reduce your tour price in half  on a space available cruise.

For example the current fee for a four day cruise in December 15, and Feb is $2,095.  The last minute price for December 4-7 and February 5-8 cruises is only $1,595. You save $500 per person!


The great adventure in the Galapagos of course is the wildlife and nature… the education and the wonderful like minded souls you meet.

However gaining all this can be combined with luxury.

The Athala II offers one of the most luxurious ways to enjoy this unique environmental experience.

The Catamaran Athala II was specifically designed and built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. The elegant design provides more comfort, superior speed, excellent stability and meets all the latest safety standards.

You gain generous comfortable accommodations and amenities of larger boats while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel.

The layout, furnishings, food and crew to be at an excellent standard. 

All cabins on board are deluxe, with well-appointed private bathroom, water, air conditioning, wall to wall carpeting. All have ocean views with large portrait windows (not portholes).

All cabins are a minimum 175 square feet and the main deck rooms have the additional luxury of a private balcony.
The main deck also boasts the dining area and a separate comfortable lounge area complete with plasma TVs, lap tops, DVD player, stereo and library. The upper deck has a well-stocked bar, Jacuzzi and a beautiful open teak deck area for relaxation, alfresco dining and barbeques. 
The huge sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax and soak up the sun between island excursions. In the evenings there is no better place for star gazing. 
You have a crew of 10 + 1 naturalist guide. The crew is friendly, full time, experienced and highly professional. Your guide is guaranteed to be bilingual (minimum fluent English and Spanish) and of the highest standard.

Athala simply offers the best there is in the Galapagos.

Savings #4: Finally since we can place Ecuador Living subscribers on these tours without commission, you can save 15% more… another  $157.

Total savings for a couple can be as much as  $2,114. $100 (Two nights at Mansion del Angel).  Air fare savings $600. Cruise savings, $1,100 and $314 for Ecuador Living subscribers.

A Galapagos cruise is a trip of a lifetime and Ecuador Living can help you afford one.

For more on Galapagos tours Contact Lorena at

See how to subscribe to Ecuador Living here for the maximum savings.

If you cannot make it for December or February… let us know dates when you would like to cruise.  We’ll then watch for space available cruises on or near those dates and let you know. Send me a note with “Galapagos Dates” in the subject line so we can file your dates and keep you informed.


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