Galápagos — South & Central Islands aboard the Estrella

7 days,Quito to Quito

4 nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Estrella del Mar, explore the marine wonderland of Kicker Rock – one of the Galápagos' most famous sites, search for pink flamingos at Punta Cormorant, learn about about the biological history of the islands from your naturalist guide

What's Included

  • 4 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella del Mar. 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.
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 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 Estrella del Mar in twin-share cabins (4 nts).
  • Local flight, Estrella del Mar motorized yacht, 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.
Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San Cristóbal (1B,1L,1D)

Early flight to San Cristóbal. Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the ship. Spend the afternoon on the white sand beach of Isla Lobos. Boasting a small colony of sea lions and calm waters this is a perfect snorkelling and swimming spot

Day 3 San Cristobal (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: Punta Pitt is the only site in the Galapagos where it is possible to see see the 3 species of boobies as well as frigate birds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island
Afternoon: Visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido – otherwise known as Kicker Rock – off San Cristóbal.

Day 4 Española (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: Arriving in the southern islands spend the morning on the beach playing the with sea lions and enjoying some of the best snorkelling is Bahia Gardner
Afternoon: Punta Suárez on the extreme western side of Española offers an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galapagos albatross which generally nests between April and November

Day 5 Floreana Island (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: 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.
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 6 North Seymour, Baltra & Quito (1B)

Morning: Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to see the observe the birdlife, including frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito before noon. Enjoy an evening out in the old town of Quito.

Day 7 Quito (1B)

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