Galápagos — North, Central & South Islands aboard the Estrella

10 days,Quito to Quito

7 nights cruising in the Galápagos Islands onboard the Estrella del Mar, explore the marine wonderland of Kicker Rock – one of the Galápagos' most famous sites, snorkel in the caldera of a collapsed volcano and search for marine life on Genovesa, hike over the dramatic volcanic rock formations on Bartolomé, search for land iguanas on Santa Fe, come face-to-face with giant 100-year-old tortoises

Cruise aboard the comfortable Estrella del Mar 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. Encounter sea lions and a beautiful saltwater lagoon on Española Island. 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.

What's Included

  • 7 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.
  • 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 Estrella del Mar in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
  • Local flight, Estrella del Mar 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 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 snorkeling and swimming spot

Day 3 San Cristóbal (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 & Bartolomé (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to see the observe the birdlife, including frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Before a short sail to Baltra for a passenger change over
Afternoon Hike up to the pinnacle of Bartolomé Island, and see one of the most famous views of the Galapagos. Cool off with a swim from the soft sandy beach

Day 7 Genovesa Island (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red footed boobies and other bird life before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin
Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island

Day 8 Santa Cruz & Santa Fe (1B,1L,1D)

Morning: Enjoy a morning walk along the beach looking our for flamingos before taking to the water to search for sea turtles
Afternoon: Explore Santa Fe keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest

Day 9 Santa Cruz & Baltra Island (1B)

After an early breakfast we stop in at the Charles Darwin Centre before our transfer to the airport before our flight back to Quito

Day 10 Quito (1B)

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