Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin

Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin information and booking

from
$2795
  • Duration
    6
    days
  • Physical rating
    2
  • Culture Shock
    2
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Quito
Accommodation
Hotel, Motorised yacht
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Budget
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Transportation
Boat, Minibus, Plane
Important Notes
1. Price includes Quito - Galapagos return flights. 2. Compulsory Galapagos park entry fee US$100 and Transit control card fee US$10 (subject to change) are payable locally to the relevant government authorities. 3. Prices for this trip vary depending on cabin type - please select your preferred cabin type for exact trip price. 4. Please note: this trip has an increased non-refundable deposit. 5. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for. 6. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

Highlights

Check out the giant tortoises on Isla San Cristobal, Hike to the top of a once-active volcano, Be a pirate for a day at the infamous Caleta Bucanero, Laugh at the antics of marine iguanas, California sea lions and Galapagos fur sea lions, Swim and snorkel in turquoise waters

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the central islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all shapes and sizes go about their daily business all over this wild slice of paradise. Go snorkelling in the presence of mighty manta rays and lively turtles, and see tropical fish fill the surrounding water with fluorescent colour. Experience firsthand the natural, rugged landscapes of the Galapagos, and see what Charles Darwin saw when he arrived on the isles more than 180 years ago and began formulating his theory of evolution. Prepare to get fully acquainted with the natural wonder of these far-flung islands on this breathtaking Galapagos Encounter.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Quito's impressive Old Town is full of picturesque streets and historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, as well as fascinating museums and lively plazas.
Day 2 San Cristobal
One of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the world, the Galapagos Islands boast an amazing array of wildlife, both on land and underwater.
Day 3 Bartolome & Sullivan Bay
Inhospitable to most plants and animals, Bartolome Island is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows and Bombs, the famous Pinnacle Rock and Galapagos penguins and lava lizards Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.
Day 4 Isla Santiago
Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.
Day 5 Charles Darwin Research Centre - Baltra - Quito
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
Day 6 Quito
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.