Galápagos — North and Central Islands aboard the Queen

From$4999USD
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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)
10 days,Quito to Quito
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Seven nights cruising and exploring the Galápagos National Park aboard the Queen of Galápagos, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, find colonies of frigatebirds and boobies on the cliffs of Genovesa, gain deeper insight from your Galápagos National Park guide into the ecology of the Galápagos Islands.

Room Prices

  • From$5499USDSuite Double
  • From$4999USDUpper Deck Twin
  • From$4999USDUpper Deck Double
  • From$4999USDMain Deck Twin

Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend four days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the spacious and comfortable Queen of Galápagos to reflect on the day’s adventure under a canopy of stars. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with exclusive lower berths and private bathrooms.

What's Included

  • 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Queen of Galápagos
  • Arrival transfer on Day 1
  • Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands
  • All meals aboard the Queen of Galápagos
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • 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, Queen of Galápagos motorized catamaran, van, Zodiac, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
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Places Visited

Queen Of Galápagos

Get an up-close look at your Galápagos ship, the stylish 16-passenger Queen of the Galápagos.

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Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Quito/San Cristóbal Island(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to San Cristóbal. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Visit a tortoise breeding centre in the afternoon.

Day 3Isla Santa Fe/Black Turtle Cove(1B, 1L, 1D)

Land on the tiny island of Santa Fé and take a guided walk through the prickly pear forest searching for land iguanas. After navigating to Santa Cruz island, take a panga ride through the mangroves to look for bird and marine life.

Day 4Playa Espumilla/Puerto Egas(1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Day 5Isla Genovesa(1B, 1L, 1D)

Land at Genovesa, an old imploded volcano, to observe the massive colonies of frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and El Barranco.

Day 6Isla Bartolomé/Sullivan Bay(1B, 1L, 1D)

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

Day 7Isla Rábida/Puerto Ayora(1B, 1L, 1D)

Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to observe land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Day 8Puerto Ayora(1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the day on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and take an excursion to the Santa Cruz highlands to see the giant tortoises in the wild. Free time for shopping or exploring the town of Puerto Ayora.

Day 9Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito(1B)

Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre on the island before flying back to Quito.

Day 10Quito(1B)

Depart at any time.

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