Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Queen

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+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
10 days,Quito to Quito
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Seven nights cruising and exploring the Galápagos National Park aboard the Queen of Galápagos, multiple opportunities to snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, explore the marine wonderland of Kicker Rock – one of the most famous sites in the Galápagos, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, learn the differences between marine and land iguanas from your naturalist guide

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend a week exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the spacious and comfortable Queen of Galápagos (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.

What's Included

  • 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Queen of Galápagos. Arrival transfer on Day 1. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands. All meals aboard the Queen of Galápagos. Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre.
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included. Drinks and tips while on the yacht are extra. You must pay a USD10 Transit Control Card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galápagos park entry fee immediately upon arrival to the Islands (subject to increase).)
  • Deluxe hotel (2 nts) in Quito; aboard the Queen of Galápagos motorized catamaran in twin-share or double cabins, or suite (7 nts).
  • Local flight, Queen of Galápagos motorized catamaran, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

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Places Visited

Sailing

Cruising Galapagos Islands

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 San Cristóbal Island (B,L,D)

Fly to San Cristóbal. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Day 3 South Plaza Island & North Seymour Island (B,L,D)

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies.

Day 4 Chinese Hat & Las Bachas (B,L,D)

Visit to Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to the beach on Las Bachas in the afternoon to relax on the beach or swim in the crystal waters.

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island (B,L,D)

Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation to see the giant Galapagos tortoises and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Day 6 Floreana Island (B,L,D)

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Later, go snorkelling at the Corona del Diablo.

Day 7 Española Island (B,L,D)

Visit to Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Day 8 Cerro Brujo & Kicker Rock (B,L,D)

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean.

Day 9 San Cristóbal & Quito (B)

Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center on the island before flying back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (B)

Depart at any time.

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