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Exciting news for 2015. All of our 6 day itineraries have now been extended to 7 days and include a night onshore in the Galapagos and activities to give you more time in natures wonderland.

Galápagos Land & Sea — Central Islands aboard the Monserrat

From$2799USD
+ 120.00 USD (what's this?)

Please note, these local payments are not included in the price of this tour.

+20.00 USD (Transit Control Card)+100.00 USD (Galapagos Park Fee)
7 days,Quito to Quito
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One night in Puerto Ayora, hike the beautiful beach of Tortuga bay with an included kayak trip, 3 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, find marine iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the surf.

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Room Prices

  • From$2799USDLower Deck Twin
  • From$2999USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$2999USDUpper Deck Double
  • From$2799USDLower Deck Double

If you’re looking for a taste of exotic nature, look no further than this trip aboard the Monserrat, our comfort-class vessel for navigating the high seas of the Galápagos. Starting with a day on land to stay at a beautiful island hotel, you’ll have more than enough time to fully explore the Galápagos. From snorkeling with sea lions and other aquatic wildlife to taking a trek over volcanic rock, this trip will give you both incredible sights and indelible memories. And with two naturalist guides on the tour, you’ll bring home extra knowledge to go along with your photo slideshows.

What's Included

  • 2 nts hotel in Quito, 1 nt hotel in Puerto Ayora, 3 nts in the Galapagos 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 the Charles Darwin Foundation
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 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, private bus.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14.
  • Hotel (2 nts), hotel in Puerto Ayora (1 nt) aboard the Monserrat in twin-share cabins (3 nts).
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited

Monserrat

Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the roomy 20-passenger Monserrat.

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Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Quito/Puerto Ayora(1B)

Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay followed by kayaking.

Day 3Puerto Ayora/Baltra Island(1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon enjoy the highlands, visit a tortoise ranch and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz.

Day 4Sullivan 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 5Bachas 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 6Black Turtle Cove/Quito(1B)

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

Day 7Quito(1B)

Depart at any time.

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