Galápagos — 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, find land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, gain a deeper understanding of the ecology of the Galápagos at the Charles Darwin Foundation, choose to hike along or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Española

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If an authentic tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams, get yourself on down to the Galápagos, stat. Want to keep an eye out for native wildlife like sea lions, land iguanas and giant tortoises? The Galápagos has ‘em by the dozen. Looking to recharge on beautiful white-sand beaches? There's plenty of those, too. Even better, you'll have the services of two naturalist guides to help provide an educational slant to this incredible experience.

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 guides 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

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Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

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

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the ship which is moored nearby, just off the island of Baltra. Afternoon excursion to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Day 3Islas Plaza/Isla 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 around Santa Fé to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

Day 4Punta 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, and be welcomed by frolicking sea lions.

Day 5Puerto Baquerizo Moreno(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore the the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go snorkelling. Spend the afternoon at the giant tortoise breeding centre and visiting the sea lions at Loberia beach.

Day 6Cerro 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 7Bahía 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 8Punta 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 9Puerto Ayora/Quito(1B)

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Day 10Quito(1B)

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