Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat

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+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
Was $4099  — Savings of 15% on Sep. 24, 2014
10 days,Quito to Quito
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Seven nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, find land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, gain a deeper understanding of the ecology of the Galápagos at the Charles Darwin Foundation, choose to hike along or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Española

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  • From$4099USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$3654USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$4099USDLower Deck Double
  • From$4449USDUpper Deck Double
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If an authentic tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams, get yourself on down to the Galápagos, stat. Want to keep an eye out for native wildlife like sea lions, land iguanas and giant tortoises? The Galápagos has ‘em by the dozen. Looking to recharge on beautiful white-sand beaches? There's plenty of those, too. Even better, you'll have the services of two naturalist guides to help provide an educational slant to this incredible experience.

What's Included

  • 7 nts in the Galápagos 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 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). )
  • Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).
  • Local flight, Monserrat motorized yacht, van, Zodiac.
  • 2 Galápagos National Park Service guides while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14.

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Places Visited

Monserrat

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

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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:

July 16th, August 13th and December 17th

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2 Baltra Island / Santa Cruz Island (1B,1L,1D)

Early flight to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Afternoon visit to see the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Foundation.

Day 3 South Plaza Island / Santa Fe Island (1B,1L,1D)

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk on Santa Fe to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

Day 4 Punta Pitt / Isla Lobos (1B,1L,1D)

Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to Isla Lobos in the afternoon, where you will be welcomed by frolicking sea lions.

Day 5 San Cristóbal Island (1B,1L,1D)

Explore the the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go snorkelling. Spend the afternoon at the giant tortoise breeding centre and visiting the sea lions at Loberia beach.

Day 6 Cerro Brujo / Kicker Rock (1B,1L,1D)

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean.

Day 7 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 8 Floreana Island (1B,1L,1D)

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo.

Day 9 Santa Cruz / Quito (1B)

Explore the El Chato Reserve on Santa Cruz, one of the best places to observe land birds! Continue on to the Pit Craters ("Los Gemelos"). Transfer back to Baltra island for your flight back to Quito.

Day 10 Quito (1B)

Depart any time.

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