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Volcanic Wonders: Northern & Western Route

Volcanic Wonders: Northern & Western Route

Trip Overview


Trip Length: 8 Days
Price Point: $8,750 - $9,960/person (prices differ per year)
Seasons Available: Year-Round

Want to sail to the most remote islands of the Galapagos? This voyage features the less-visited and younger islands of Genovesa in the North and Fernandina in the west, where regular eruptions continue to shape and change the landscape. On Ecoventura’s 20-passenger luxury yacht, Origin & Theory, you’ll feel like the Galapagos is your own private playground.

 

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Activities & Sites

Itinerary A: Beaches & Bays

  • Enjoy frequent opportunities to explore the seas by snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and taking Zodiac rides.
  • Gain hands-on experiences by visiting a private turtle ranch in Puerto Ayora and learning to make ecuadorian style ceviche.
  • Learn about the History and wildlife of the Galapagos through expert presentations and visiting wildlife rehabilitation centers.
  • Enjoy ample opportunities to spot a diverse array of wildlife and plant species from on and off the ship.
  • Explore and learn about the the land-based Flora and Fauna on frequent hikes over the course of the voyage.

Itinerary B: Volcanic Wonders

  • Enjoy frequent opportunities to explore the seas by snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and taking Zodiac rides.
  • Gain hands-on experiences by visiting a private turtle ranch in Puerto Ayora and learning to make ecuadorian style ceviche.
  • Learn about the History and wildlife of the Galapagos through expert presentations and visiting wildlife rehabilitation centers.
  • Enjoy ample opportunities to spot a diverse array of wildlife and plant species from on and off the ship.
  • Hike the red-sand beaches of Rabida. Explore volcanic lava tubes on foot.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Embark in San Cristóbal, view Kicker Rock from the ship, visit Centro de Crianza Jacinto Gordillo (Tortoise breeding facility).
  • Day 2

    Ride by Zodiac to spot wildlife at Cerro Brujo while beachcoming, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Hiking and snorkeling at Punta Pit in the afternoon.
  • Day 3

    Hike Española Island, learn how to make Ecuadorian style ceviche, and choose to snorkel or walk the beach in Gardner Bay.
  • Day 4

    Encounter and learn about diverse species of both Flora and Fauna while hiking from Punta Cormorant. Enjoy a presentation about the human history of the Galapagos, and visit Post Office Bay.
  • Day 5

    Visit a private turtle ranch and the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora.
  • Day 6

    Hike, snorkel, or ride a Zodic in Bartolomé Island. Visit a remote location for activities based on your ship.
  • Day 7

    Hike on South Plazas and spot diverse wildlife, spot rare marine life while deep water snorkeling .
  • Day 8

    Disembark in San Cristóbal and visit the Interpretation Center before your departure.

Sister Ships: Origin and Theory

20-person sister ships Origin and Theory offer an intimate adventure. The most favorable passenger-to-guide ratio in the Galápagos will appeal to the life-long learner, plus those who appreciate creature comforts will enjoy the upscale accommodations and dining courtesy of the only Relais and Chateaux-approved cruise operator in the archipelago. I love the attention to detail poured into each of these vessels. With design elements evoking the flora and fauna of the region and panoramic windows offering uninterrupted views of the real thing, the interiors have a modern organic aesthetic. All 10 cabins are located on the same deck with two twin beds that can be converted to a standard 6’6” king-size bed. Drawn from across the Galápagos and Ecuador, the guides and naturalists share their unique perspectives and deep knowledge of the region with their guests. For activities, groups of 10 guests will be accompanied by 1 crew member, and 1 naturalist guide makes for a very personalized learning experience. I highly recommend this trip to guests who value sustainable travel but appreciate great service.

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