Galápagos — West, Central and East Islands aboard the Monserrat

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+10.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
10 days,Quito to Quito
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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

Room Prices

  • From$3484USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$3654USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$4099USDLower Deck Double
  • From$4299USDUpper Deck Double

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.

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 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:

13 December 2014

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 to the Monserrat.

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 (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 / Santa Cruz (1B,1L,1D)

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife like vast sea lion colonies. Spend the afternoon exploring the Santa Cruz highlands.

Day 7 South Plaza Island / Santa Fe (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 8 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 9 San Cristóbal / Quito (1B)

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.

Day 10 Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

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