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Galápagos Islands Expedition Cruise

Nine of the Best Isles (Western and Northern Route)

Price from £8,174
£7,146

Departure Dates
50 departures between Apr 2024 and Mar 2026
Duration
11 days
Ship
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

Galápagos Islands Cruise | Nine of the Best Isles (Western and Northern Route)

Visit nine of the most alluring Galápagos Islands  

See the unique wildlife of Galápagos, from giant tortoises to marine iguanas as you visit the islands of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, Santiago, Rábida, Bartolomé and Genovesa 

Learn about these incredible islands and Charles Darwin’s research from your expert Expedition Team, comprised of local naturalist guides 

Setting out from beautiful Quito 

Quito is one of South America’s most alluring capitals and a World Heritage City of graceful Spanish-era architecture, packed with cosy restaurants and artisanal shops. With two overnights here, you’ll have time to taste delicious Ecuadorian specialities and stroll through colourful markets brimming with local handicrafts. On the second day, you’ll visit Quito´s historic centre on a guided tour.  

Awe inspiring Galápagos Islands 

After your stay in Quito, we’ll head to the Galápagos Islands for an unforgettable sea adventure. This itinerary calls at nine incredible islands – Baltra, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, Santiago, Rábida, Bartolomé and Genovesa. Here, you’ll visit picturesque landscapes showcasing a range of ecosystems and see many of the species which made these islands so famous. On this active cruise, and with an onboard Expedition Team of local guides, you’ll get closer to the many natural wonders in our small panga boats, kayaks and glass-bottom boat. 

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Available Dates

2024
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Itinerary

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Vibrant Quito 

Day 1

Visit historic Quito  

Day 2

Your cruise begins 

Day 3

Wildlife-rich Isabela and Fernandina 

Day 4

Darwin’s Santa Cruz 

Day 5

Picturesque Floreana 

Day 6

Relax in Baltra 

Day 7

Pristine Santiago Island 

Day 8

Stunning Rábida & Bartolomé 

Day 9

Genovesa, a bird paradise 

Day 10

One last adventure 

Day 11

What's included

Flights

  • Flights in economy class between Quito and Baltra, and Baltra and Guayaquil, including all taxes  

Hotel

  • Two hotel nights in Quito before the expedition cruise, including breakfast, and dinner on Day 2 

Transfers

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Quito before the expedition cruise 
  • Transfers between the airport and the ship in Baltra  

Excursions

  • Galápagos Islands National Park admission fee
  • Transit Control Card for the Galápagos Islands
  • Access to the airport lounge at the Guayaquil (or Quito) airport upon return from the Galápagos Islands for guests flying internationally on the day of disembarkation

Extras

  • Galápagos Islands National Park admission fee   
  • Transit Control Card for the Galápagos Islands  
  • Access to the airport lounge at the Guayaquil (or Quito) airport upon return from the Galápagos Islands for guests flying internationally on the day of disembarkation 

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 
  • Complimentary wetsuit rental 
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails  

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Use of our Science Corner with library and microscope
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscapes and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs and gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with panga boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Your flight from Baltra will be to Guayaquil. If you wish to end your expedition in Quito, please advise your booking agent 
  • Quito’s altitude is at approximately 9,350 feet above sea level and during your stay, you might experience mild altitude sickness 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling

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