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Summary : The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most spectacular and pristine National Parks in the world. Visitors delight in the abundant, unusual, and surprisingly approachable wildlife--from Galapagos giant tortoises to playful sea lions to the fascinating blue-footed boobies.
We strongly recommend two pre-cruise nights and one post-cruise night in Quito or Guayaquil. Please inquire about adding these or other services to your trip.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
Combine this voyage with Galapagos Classic - Northwestern and save 10% off the 2nd week. Not applicable during Christmas, New Years or Easter.
Child Discount: Children (11 years and under) save 30% off the regular rate. Maximum of 2 child discounts per family.
$5,880 to $6,600
Arrive on San Cristóbal Island, the easternmost of the Galapagos Islands and the first island which Charles Darwin stepped foot on in the Archipelago! Visit Isla Lobos and Kicker Rock for fantastic snorkeling, walking and hiking.
Punta Suarez is one of the most popular and attractive visits of the Galapagos. The quantity and variety of wildlife at this site is remarkable. Encounter young sea lions, iguanas, and further inland, masked and blue-foot boobies. The trail continues toward the cliffs and the blowhole, a fissure in the lava where water spurts high in the air like a geyser.
Espanola Island is the southernmost island of the archipelago and, due to its isolation, has a high proportion of endemic fauna. Gardner Bay offers some beach time with the extroverted mockingbirds.
Explore Mirador Baronesa (Baroness Viewpoint), Punta Cormorant and Post Office Bay today. Mirador Baronesa offers impressive scenery and a chance to observe golden eagle rays, sea turtles, sea lions, mullets and Galapagos penguins. Post Office Bay is a famous historic site, where a post barrel was put into use in the late 18th Century by English whaling vessels. You are invited to continue the tradition by leaving a post card and to pick up any mail from your home area.
Today, visit Las Tintoreras, Humedales and Volcan Sierra Negra. The islet of Las Tintoreras has peaceful waters where you can see marine iguanas, sea lions, and you may spot rays and white tip sharks. Humedales is where you can see a series of lagoons, mangroves, and flamingos. In the afternoon, visit Volcan Sierra Negra, which has a caldera with a diameter of 10 kilometers. View recent lava flows, moist highland vegetation, and parasitic cones.
Las Bachas Beach, located in the north of Santa Cruz Island, offers soft, white sand that is derived from decomposed coral. Las Bachas is a popular nesting site for sea turtles. Explore the beyond the beach to find a small brackish lagoon, where one can see flamingos, black-necked stilts and whimbrels.
In the afternoon, take a panga ride to Black Turtle Cove, one of the most scenic marine sites in the Galapagos. It is a intricate maze of serene salt-water inlets, surrounded by three different species of mangrove. Its waters are a nursery site for sea turtles, rays and sharks, as well as a nesting site for sea birds.
Explore Rabida Island in the morning, where you will find rich wildlife from sea lion colonies to finch species. In the afternoon, visit Sullivan Bay, which is of great geological interest with a 100-year-old lava flow field, pahoehoe formations, and lava bubbles.
Bartolome is famous for its Pinnacle Rock, which is the most representative landmark of the Galapagos. Galapagos penguins are usually found at the base of the rock. It is possible to climb to the highest point of Bartolome. Resembling the moon, the site is like a museum of volcanology, an eruption site left untouched after the explosion. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island, where you can observe sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and magnificent frigate birds.
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Ship Dry Dock Dates: 8/31/2013 – 10/25/2013
This operator offers three different cruise styles: Naturalist, Active and Family. Please contact ExpeditionTrips to confirm cruise style of your preferred departure date.
Naturalist Cruises are the most popular way to experience the Galapagos Islands. For those souls that are in close contact with our planet, these departures put you into the most intimate contact possible with nature. This is the ideal departure for bird watchers, wildlife lovers and photographers.
Active Cruises are great for adventure-seeking adolescents, adults, families and groups who are looking for a challenge aside from a restful trip. These departures feature longer hikes, more opportunities to snorkel and go kayaking and even the possibility for occasional diving. How much, or how little activity you pack into each day is entirely up to you.
Family Cruises are filled with activities for the whole family so that you can relax together and take in all the wonders that surround you. Children are especially enriched by the natural living legacy of the archipelago, where science suddenly becomes fun, accessible and unforgettable. Special features include: Child-oriented guides, children's menu, snorkeling, kayaking, star-gazing nights, movie nights, board games, video games, and children’s expedition journal.
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; all meals aboard ship; all shore activities and excursions; service of naturalist guides; transfers and baggage handling between island airport and ship; snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins); use of wetsuits; fuel surcharge.
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil; Galapagos National Park entrance fee, USD$100 (children under 12 subtract $50), subject to change without notice; Galapagos Transit Card ($10 per person); international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; gratuities to crew and staff; personal expenses like laundry; alcoholic beverages; travel insurance; passport expenses.
Airfare between Quito/Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands:
The flights between mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands are an additional cost. To secure your seats on often overbooked flights, ExpeditionTrips must reserve these flights for you at the time of cruise booking. Approximate cost (including service fee): $450-$550 per adult; $250-$325 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).
We are happy to add hotels, air and land arrangements as requested, and you will be quoted for services.