Galápagos — North and Central 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, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, find colonies of frigatebirds and boobies on the cliffs of Genovesa, gain deeper insight from your Galápagos National Park guide into the ecology of the Galápagos Islands

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 Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the spacious and comfortable Queen of Galápagos 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 not included. 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

Itinerary Notes

We have selected some departures for this itinerary as 'Family-friendly'. This means that among your group of travellers, there may be 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:

December 21st

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 a tortoise breeding centre in the afternoon.

Day 3 Santa Fe Island & Black Turtle Cove (B,L,D)

Land at Santa Fe for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. In the afternoon, take an excursion by Zodiac to Black Turtle Cove to check out the marine life.

Day 4 Santiago Island (B,L,D)

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos 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.

Day 5 Genovesa Island (B,L,D)

Land at Genovesa, an old imploded volcano, to observe the massive colonies of frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and El Barranco.

Day 6 Bartolomé Island & Sullivan Bay (B,L,D)

Visit Bartolomé 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.

Day 7 Rábida Island & Cerro Dragón (B,L,D)

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 saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island (B,L,D)

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

Day 9 San Cristóbal & Quito (B)

Visit El Junco lagoon before disembarking at San Cristóbal for the flight back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (B)

Depart at any time.

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