Galapagos Classic – Western

Galapagos Cruise

  • Silver Galapagos
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 100 Capacity
  • 8 Days
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Summary : Encounter a plethora of flora and fauna in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Come unimaginably close to an impressive array of creatures – many of them endemic – including the giant tortoise, waved albatross, and colorful land iguanas. After a day of snorkeling and sunbathing with sea lions, return to the unrivalled comforts of a luxury expedition ship on this adventure of a lifetime.

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, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling

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Prices from
$5,850 to $11,350

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Itinerary
Day 1
Baltra Island

Embark the vessel, and settle, meet your Expedition Team and enjoy the first of many memorable meals on board.

Day 2 – 7
Exploring the Islands

Due to Galapagos Natural Park Regulations and in true expedition style the final itinerary for the expedition will be determined closer to the departure.

During the expedition you may have the opportunity to walk across spectacular lava fields. Explore tidal pools, lush mangroves and scalesia forests. See pelicans and penguins along the beach. Swim and snorkel with green sea turtles, sea lions and manta rays. Hike through fragrant forests of Palo Santo “Incense” trees. Encounter the largest colony of marine iguanas. Watch for a unique species of flightless cormorant. Visit one of the most volcanically active places on Earth. Discover a saltwater lagoon within a volcanic tuff cone. Read cave inscriptions from the 1800s. Learn of the islands’ whaling history and early Norwegian settlers. See wild flamingos (in season) and nesting sea turtles. Snorkel in a submerged volcanic cone. Observe giant tortoises and sea lion colonies. Photograph iconic Pinnacle Rock.

Day 8
San Cristobal Island

Following breakfast, disembark the vessel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the mainland.

Notes

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

Dry Dock Dates: TBA

Included:
Cabin accommodations aboard ship; all meals aboard ship; all shore activities and excursions; guide and lecture service; butler service; gratuities aboard ship; kayaking; glass-bottom boat rides; snorkel gear and wetsuits; complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select sparkling wines, wines, spirits, soda, water and coffee); courtesy binoculars and raincoats on loan.

Not Included:
Hotel nights before/after cruise; transfers in Quito or Guayaquil and luggage handling; 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; fuel surcharge may apply; government taxes; laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques or any item or service of a personal nature; Internet (Wi-Fi); premium sparkling wines and spirits; fuel surcharge may apply.

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).