Galapagos Islands: 9-Nights

Price $11395 $11245 10 Days
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Galapagos Islands: 9-Nights

$11395 $11245 per person


*Prices are per person in CAD dollars, based on double occupancy; land only

*Price displayed is the lead in rate and the discounted rate includes the member savings.

Sailings: Itinerary B onboard the Cachalote Explorer or alternate Itinerary A onboard the Cachalote Explorer.

Sail around the Galapagos Islands by First Class boat

The extraordinary archipelago of the Galapagos left a lasting impression on Darwin and is likely to do the same for you. An enchanted world: characterised by stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. Step over snoozing Sea lions, watch the courting rituals of Blue-footed boobies or snorkel with turtles, sharks and rays.

What’s Included: All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners; All accommodation; All transport and listed activities; Tour leader throughout; Arrival and departure transfers; Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board

*MEMBER BENEFIT: $150 CAD off per person. Discount off Land Only; Price valid for new bookings only; Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer; Excludes Tailormade tours.

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

Departure Dates

July 31**
October 16*, 23**
November 6**, 13*,  27*
December 4**
*Itinerary A
**Itinerary B
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Quito, Ecuador
  • Departure City
    Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Activity Level
    This trip has been graded 1 (Leisurely) with a Safari Rating of 5
  • Passenger Limit
    2 -16 passengers
Start Quito
The group flight usually arrives into Quito this evening. Land Only clients should aim to arrive at the hotel this afternoon/evening. Free transfers are available for all clients. A local guide will welcome you to Quito and explain the schedule for the next few days.
Accommodation: Hotel Vieja Cuba (or similar)
Meals Provided: None
Discover Quito at your leisure
Today is free to relax, recover from the flight and explore the fascinating city of Quito. Quito is the second highest capital in the world, standing at 2,850m on the western cordillera of the Andes. It is one of the smaller and more attractive of the colonial capitals of South America. Because of the altitude visitors to Quito are advised to take it easy at first.
Accommodation: Hotel Vieja Cuba (or similar)
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Fly to Galapagos. Visit Santa Cruz highlands and Charles Darwin Centre. Embarkation.
Transfer to Quito Airport and fly to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. We take a short ferry crossing to Santa Cruz Island where we drive to the highlands to look for Galapagos giant tortoises. This afternoon visit the Charles Darwin Centre to learn about the ecology of the islands and visit the centre's tortoise hatchery. After this we board our boat at Puerto Ayora, the island's main town. As we may not be able to easily access our luggage from arrival at Baltra until this evening, please make sure that you bring your camera, sun cream and appropriate clothing: comfortable footwear for some short walks (possibly amongst grass), light clothes, a hat/cap and a light waterproof in case of a shower or mist.
Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Plaza Island & Santa Fe
Walk on tiny Plaza Island to see a cactus forest, land iguanas and seabirds, then cruise to the white sand beaches of Santa Fe.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
San Cristobal Island
A day at San Cristobal Island: the white sand beach, Blue-footed boobies and old cone of Cerro Brujo, Galapagos giant tortoise at Galapaguera and crystal clear waters around the striking spear of Kicker Rock.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Espanola Island & Punta Suarez
Swim with Sea lions and Marine iguanas at the paradisiacal beach at Gardener Bay on Espanola Island. In the afternoon, walk amongst Nazca and Blue-footed boobies and nesting Waved Albatross (in season) next to pounding surf at Punta Suarez.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Floreana Island
At Floreana Island snorkel in the spectacular sunken crater of Devil's Crown amongst thousands of fish. We visit the lagoon at Punta Cormorant (often with flamingos) and Post Office Bay, the mailbox used by 18th Century whalers.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dragon Hill & Sullivan Bay
To Dragon Hill, a nesting site for land iguanas with a large lagoon; dramatic Sullivan Bay with a walk on a huge lava flow only 100 years old before swimming from the beach in crystal clear waters.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Genovesa Island
Less-visited Genovesa Island is home to an abundance of Red-footed boobies, Fur seals, Storm petrels and Short-eared Owls. Here, we look for tropicbirds at Prince Philip Steps before snorkelling, whilst at Darwin Bay, Galapagos mockingbirds can usually be seen.

Accommodation: Cachalote Explorer

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fly to Guayaquil; end Guayaquil.
We explore the mangroves of Turtle Cove at dawn watching turtles rising for air whilst rays swim in the water and herons can be seen fishing from the trees. After a late breakfast we disembark for the journey back to Baltra to transfer to the airport and fly back to the mainland. We fly to Guayaquil airport where it's possible to connect with international flights this evening from 6pm onwards. Alternatively, you can extend your stay for a few extra nights or join the Napo Wildlife Centre Extension (which starts in Quito). Land only clients may prefer to organise post-tour accommodation for the night in Guayaquil and organise their international flights for the following day.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

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