Seven nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Daphne (G3), send a postcard from Post Office Bay, discover massive colonies of frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies on Genovesa, explore the aquatic wonderland in the shadow of the famous Kicker Rock
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)
Cruise aboard the comfortable Daphne as you cast your net around the southern islands of the Galápagos. Meet marine iguanas on Santa Fé and blue-footed boobies on North Seymour. While Rábida Island offers sea lions and a beautiful saltwater lagoon. Snorkelling gear is included and a naturalist guide is on hand to offer expert insights. Best of all, after a full day of adventure, you can enjoy sunset drinks on deck before retiring to your air-conditioned cabin – private bath and an ocean view are standard. And, as always with G Adventures, our vessels are exclusive, so you know you're exploring in good company.
- 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Daphne. Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands. 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).)
- Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Daphne in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
- Local flight, Daphne motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, public 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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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Baltra Island(1B,1L,1D)
Wake up early for our flight to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Visit the Pit Craters ("Los Gemelos") and El Chato in the highlands of Santa Cruz in the afternoon for an opportunity to learn more about the volcanic formations, flora, and fauna of the Galápagos Islands.
Day 3 Floreana Island (1B,1L,1D)
Spend the morning visiting the smallest community in the Galápagos at Asilo de la Paz on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history.
Day 4 Española Island (1B,1L,1D)
Visit to Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Day 5 San Cristóbal Island (1B,1L,1D)
Visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Witch's Hill and explore the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido – otherwise known as Kicker Rock – off San Cristóbal. After lunch, visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre to learn more about the Galapagos islands
Day 6 Santa Fe Island & South Plaza Island (1B,1L,1D)
Land on Santa Fe for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions. Afternoon visit to South Plaza for wildlife spotting opportunities.
Day 7 Genovesa Island (1B,1L,1D)
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.
Day 8 Santiago Island & Rábida Island (1B,1L,1D)
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white-coral-sand beach, then land at Rábida for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 9 Santa Cruz, Baltra & Quito (1B)
Morning visit to Black Turtle Cove, then disembark on Baltra for a late morning flight back to Quito.
Day 10 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
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