Galápagos — West & Central Islands aboard the Monserrat

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+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
7 days,Quito to Quito
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Four nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, search for sea turtles in secluded bays and snorkel with sea lions, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano – the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos, choose to search for sea turtles or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Santiago

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Room Prices

  • From$2949USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$3049USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$2949USDLower Deck Double
  • From$3049USDUpper Deck Double

The Galápagos islands are a hotbed of exotic wildlife and picturesque landscapes, and there’s no better way to view it all than from a comfortable ship like the Monserrat. On this trip, you’ll have the chance to relax on the beach, mingle with sea lions and turtles, and even hike a volcano. There’ll even be two naturalist guides on hand to help make this your most dynamic and educational adventure yet.

What's Included

  • 4 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 guide. All landings, excursions and transportation. Snorkelling equipment.
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD50-65 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 (4 nts).
  • Local flight, Monserrat motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • 2 Galápagos National Park Service guide 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:

December 13th

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2 Baltra / Mosquera (1B,1L,1D)

Early flight to Baltra. Meet your Galápagos CEO and transfer to the ship. Take an excursion to Mosquera Island to walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

Day 3 Isabela Island (1B,1L,1D)

In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras, the Wall of Tears, and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.

Day 4 Chinese Hat / Rábida Island (1B,1L,1D)

Visit to Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.

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

Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, with thick mangroves along with flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.

Day 6 North Seymour / Baltra / Quito (1B)

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Day 7 Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

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