Seven nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, snorkel with sea lions, discover spectacular marine life in protected bays, find land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island, hike the Sierra Negra Volcano – the largest basaltic caldera in Galápagos
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It’s virtually impossible to witness the wonders of the Galápagos first-hand and not return home a devoted conservationist. Board the comfy Monserrat and embark on a cruising adventure through the archipelago's western, central and eastern islands. Snorkel with sea lions, discover the unusual endemic marine life in secluded bays, and hike Sierra Negra, the largest balsatic caldera in the region. With a pair of Level II naturalist guides at the ready to answer your questions, you'll head home with a new perspective on nature, your planet, and maybe even yourself.
Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the roomy 20-passenger Monserrat.Learn more
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:
13 December 2014
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Early flight to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer to the Monserrat.
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
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.
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.
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife like vast sea lion colonies. Spend the afternoon exploring the Santa Cruz highlands.
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.
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.
Explore the Capital of the Galapagos, the port town of Puerto Baquerizo. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go for one last snorkelling adventure. Take a flight back to Quito.
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