Exciting news for 2015. All of our 6 day itineraries have now been extended to 7 days and include a night onshore in the Galapagos and activities to give you more time in natures wonderland.

Galápagos Land & Sea — Central Islands aboard the Monserrat

+ 110.00 USD (what's this?)

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)
7 days,Quito to Quito

One night in Puerto Ayora, hike the beautiful beach of Tortuga bay with an included kayak trip, 3 nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, find marine iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the surf.

Room Prices

  • From$2799USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$2999USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$2799USDLower Deck Double
  • From$2999USDUpper Deck Double
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If you’re looking for a taste of exotic nature, look no further than this trip aboard the Monserrat, our comfort-class vessel for navigating the high seas of the Galápagos. Starting with a day on land to stay at a beautiful island hotel, you’ll have more than enough time to fully explore the Galápagos. From snorkeling with sea lions and other aquatic wildlife to taking a trek over volcanic rock, this trip will give you both incredible sights and indelible memories. And with two naturalist guides on the tour, you’ll bring home extra knowledge to go along with your photo slideshows.

What's Included

  • 2 nts hotel in Quito, 1 nt hotel in Puerto Ayora, 3 nts in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Monserrat. Arrival transfer on Day 1. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands, 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guides. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to the Charles Darwin Foundation.
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 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).)
  • Hotel (2 nts), hotel in Puerto Ayora (1 nt) aboard the Monserrat in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
  • Local flight, Monserrat motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14.

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Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the roomy 20-passenger Monserrat.

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Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2 Baltra Island / Puerto Ayora (1B)

Fly to Baltra. Meet your CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into your hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to Tortuga bay along with a kayak.

Day 3 Baltra / Santa Cruz Island (1B,1L,1D)

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Station, along with a visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the boat.

Day 4 Sullivan Bay & Bartolomé Island (1B,1L,1D)

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to check out the giant lava formations in contrast of the white-coral-sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to of the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 5 Las Bachas & Cerro Dragón (1B,1L,1D)

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Day 6 Black Turtle Cove / Baltra Island / Quito (1B)

Take a morning panga ride looking for marine life in Black Turtle cover before navigating back to Baltra. Disembark the yacht for your flight back to Quito.

Day 7 Quito (1B)

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