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In Ecuador you can find an active volcano, lush Amazon rain forest or traditional Indian culture, but it is also well known for the islands of Galapagos, which are considered as one of the best wildlife safaris on the planet. Unique fauna and flora and absolutely fearless animals allow you to experience local wildlife from few centimetres! You can choose a 4, 5 or 8 day cruise around Galapagos and a boat which matches your standards. With personal experience and a wide offer of tours we are ready to meet any of your expectations.
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Yacht Archipel II, superior – 8 days


Cost: $ 4.315 AUD in low season / $ 3.990 AUD in high season
Flights: local flights INCLUDED
Duration: 8 days
Departure: all year long
Location: Galapagos Islands

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Tour description

Enjoy this first class cruise on Archipel II. The boat is close to luxury class, but for a better price. The common areas include a dining room and a well-supplied bar. There is also a conference area with a television, DVD player, projector, book/DVD library, and table games. Enjoy the sea breezes or a night sky filled with stars from the observation platform. This yacht will take you for a brilliant cruise to the Galapagos Islands you will never forget! The Galápagos Islands are home for iguanas, sea lions, penguins, giant tortoises, turtles or flightless cormorants. A truly superb experience is waiting for you during this 8-day-long cruise. Daily snorkelling included!

Combine this trip with our package Quito - The Capital

Itinerary

Day 1 - Galapagos - Baltra (B, L, D)
Flight from Quito to Galapagos Islands. After landing a guide will take you to your boat. You may visit the Bachas Beach in the afternoon.

Day 2 - Floreana Island (B, L, D)
Post Office Bay - It keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Why not try to send one letter or card and see whether it will be delivered or not? At Cormorant Point you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos.

Day 3 - Espaňola Island (B, L, D)
Today a cruise to Puenta Suarez and Española Island is waiting for you. You will explore a lot of endemic wildlife. Gardner Bay in the afternoon provides you with an excellent beach for swimming. Snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you. You can look forward to a lot of birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird.

Day 4 - Santa Cruz Island (B, L, D)
The highlands of Santa Cruz have incredible zones of vegetations. You will visit The Charles Darwin Research Station which is formed by an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are being prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. You will have some free time for shopping and other activities too. In the afternoon you set out further inland to see giant turtles in wild.

Day 5 – Rabida Island (B, L, D)
You will sail to the small volcano island Rabida in the morning to visit a bay with both, fresh and salt water. You will admire local rich fauna and flora again. A large penguin colony can be found here. Get ready for taking beautiful photos.

Day 6 - Bartolomé Island (B, L, D)
This is probably the most photographed island in the Galapagos due to its 350 foot high summit and fabulous 360 view, which is reached after a 60m hike. The main attractions are a small colony of Galapagos penguins and sea lions, both found in the cove where you will make a wet landing. Behind the beach there can be found the red and white mangrove, salt bush, morning glory and the prickly pear cactuses. Other animals that may be seen here are the great blue heron and possibly sea turtles as they lay their eggs from January to March.

Day 7 - Santa Fé Island (B, L, D)
The boat will take you in the morning to the Santa Fé Island, where you get information about peculiar mangrove trees. There also are many iguanas! Santa Fé Island (Barrington) is a renowned place for penguins observation. You can have a swim here too, as usual.

Day 8 – North Seymour Island (B)
On the way to Baltra (Santra Cruz Island) you will stop at North Seymour Island. Seymour is famous for its colony of blue footed boobies, land iguanas, swallow tailed gulls, pelicans and red billed tropic birds. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Quito.

Included

Return flight ticket Quito – Galapagos;

7 Nights accommodation on the boat Archipel II (in twin cabins); 8 Days long Galapagos cruise; Full board except for alcoholic drinks; All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the program; Professional Local English speaking guide; Snorkelling; Return flight ticket Quito – Galapagos – Quito; Taxes.

Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)

Not included

Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Galapagos National Park Entrance fee 100 USD; Optional Excursions.

Supplements

Single supplement – contact us for details

Note

The price is subject to availability and actual airfare cost.


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