Onboard the Queen of Galapagos (G8): 7 nights cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands National Park, multiple opportunities to go snorkelling with sea lions, sea turtles and other aquatic life, find colonies of frigate birds and boobies on the bird cliffs of Genovesa, gain deeper insight from your Galapagos Parks Guide into the ecology of the Galapagos Islands
Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
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Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. In the evenings, return to the spacious and comfortable (G8) to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.
We have selected some departures for this itinerary as 'Family-friendly'. This means that among your group of travellers, there may be adults as well as families with children on board the yacht. The itinerary and experience that you receive on board will remain the same. Everyone will be expecting the same excellent experience throughout. The departures on this itinerary are:
21 December 2014
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Fly to San Cristóbal. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit the Galapaguera Cerro Colorado in the afternoon.
Land at Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. In the afternoon, take an excursion by zodiac to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.
Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos islands, with thick mangroves along with flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools.
Land at Genovesa Island, an old imploded volcano, to observe the massive colonies of Frigate Birds, Boobies and other seabirds as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and El Barranco.
Visit Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white coral sand beach.
Take a morning excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island, to observe land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingoes and other species of birds.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galapagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.
Visit El Junco lagoon before disembarking at San Cristóbal Island for the flight back to Quito.
Depart at any time.
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