Galápagos — West & Central Islands aboard the Monserrat

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+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)
10 days,Quito to Quito
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Seven nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, 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

Room Prices

  • From$4099USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$3654USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$4099USDLower Deck Double
  • From$4299USDUpper Deck Double

Picture it: the Galápagos, viewed from the deck of the comfortable Monserrat as she cuts through blue waters bound for another island paradise loaded with natural splendour. But it’s not just a “look but can’t touch” situation – on this trip, you’ll get up-close and personal with aquatic wildlife like sea lions and turtles, hike over volcanic lava flows to check out the landscapes of Bartolomé, and relax on the stunning white-sand beaches of Santiago. Get out onto the high seas and start making better memories.

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 23rd, August 20th and December 20th

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time (arrival transfer included).

Day 2 Baltra / 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. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises.

Day 3 Sullivan Bay & Bartolomé Island (1B,1L,1D)

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white-coral-sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 4 Las Bachas & Cerro Dragón (1B,1L,1D)

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Day 5 Black Turtle Cove / Baltra Island / Mosquera Island (1B,1L,1D)

Take a morning panga ride looking for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

Day 6 Isabela Island (1B,1L,1D)

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

Day 7 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 8 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 9 North Seymour Island / 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 10 Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

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