Galápagos — Central, South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat

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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, choose to hike along or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Española Island, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises

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There’s simply no better place to appreciate the magic of this precious little blue planet of ours than the Galápagos Islands. Join us aboard the roomy Monserrat for a mind-expanding cruising adventure through the archipelago's central, southern and eastern islands. Hike the dramatic black lava flows of volcanic Bartolomé Island, snorkel with sea lions and other aquatic beasts, go for a hike on Española or opt to laze about on her white-sand beaches instead. With a pair of naturalist guides on hand to answer your questions, you'll come home with a perspective you simply can’t put a price tag on.

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. Not included is USD20 Tourist Transit card fee at the Quito airport and a USD100 (cash) Galapagos park entry fee upon arrival to the Islands.)
  • 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.
  • Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).
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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

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the capital of the Galápagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Spend the afternoon at the Interpretation Centre, a tortoise breeding centre, and visit a colony of sea lions at a nearby beach.

Day 3Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock(1B, 1L, 1D)

Starting on the north coast of San Cristóbal, land at Cerro Brujo 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 and the marine life below.

Day 4Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Bahía Gardner and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez.

Day 5Punta Cormorant/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. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo.

Day 6Puerto Ayora(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day exploring the island of Santa Cruz. Visit the Fasto Illerena Breeding Centre and take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in the wild and learn about the volcanic formations of the islands.

Day 7Sullivan Bay/Isla Bartolomé(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting 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 8Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragon(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 9Black Turtle Cove/Quito(1B)

Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Day 10Quito(1B)

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