Galapagos In-Brief – Eastern

Galapagos Cruise

  • Galapagos Legend
  • Expedition Ship
  • 100 Capacity
  • 4 Days
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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

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2014 Early Booking discounts available

Prices from
$1,529 to $5,826

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Itinerary
Day 1
Baltra Island / Mosquera Islet

Arrive in Baltra and transfer to the pier to board the Legend. Continue to Mosquera Islet to encounter white sandy beaches, a large colony of sea lions, and enjoy stunning snorkeling.

Day 2
South Plaza Island / Santa Fe Island

Arrive at South Plaza Island with its unique forest of cacti. Observe land and marine iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and many other sea birds. Later on at Sante Fe Island, there are opportunities to see a number of endemic species including Galapagos hawk, Galapagos snake, rice rats, a variety of finches and one of the four species of Galapagos mockingbirds. Also, there will be time for deep-water snorkeling.

Day 3
San Cristóbal Island

See a rocky reef called Pitt Point on San Cristóbal Island. This is probably the only site where the three booby species of the Galapagos can be seen together: nazca, blue-footed, and red-footed; as well as two species of frigate birds, and a sea lion colony. The view is impressive when you walk up to the high part of the island. Continue to Witch Hill “Cerro Brujo,” which is an eroding tuff cone which forms cliffs where seabirds are often seen nesting. It looks over a beautiful white sand beach where you can spot sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas.

Day 4
San Cristóbal Island

Today, explore the Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve. It has been built to improve the status of the population of the island tortoises, Geochelone chatamensis in an environment with conditions similar to their natural state; it is one of the few places where you can see Calandrinia galapagosa, a plant endemic to San Cristobal in danger of extinction. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the mainland.

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Dry Dock Dates: Jan 29-Feb 23, 2015

Included: 
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; all meals aboard ship; welcome and farewell cocktail; 24-hour coffee/tea station; all shore activities and excursions; snorkeling opportunities with gear; guide and lecture services; baggage handling; dinghy rides to/from ship.

Not Included: 
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil; Galapagos National Park entrance fee $100 per person ($50 per child under 12), subject to change without notice; Galapagos Transit Card ($10 per person); international airfare; airfare to/from Galapagos Islands; airport shuttle service; charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, massage, consumption from the mini-bar located in suites, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities to ship staff is left to the discretion of the passenger; traveler’s insurance; wet suit rental (advanced reservation required; kayak rental; scuba diving fee; Internet; taxes for items/activities onboard; fuel surcharge.

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-$600 per adult; $250-$325 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).