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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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Guantanamera Yacht, standard – 4 days


Cost: $ 2.490 AUD (incl.local flights)
Flights: local flights included
Duration: 4 days
Departure: all year long
Location: Galapagos Islands

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Tour Description

Excursion cruise lasting 4 days during which you will be shown the beauties of the Galapagos Islands. A unique fauna and flora developed here thanks to isolation and specific climatic conditions. Iguanas, flightless cormorants, giant turtles and more can be seen here. Guantanamera is a middle class boat, offering reasonable comfort while travelling, do not expect luxury though. Professional guide and full board are included.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival, Santa Cruz Island
Flight to Galapagos to Baltra Island where you will start your cruise aboard the Guantanamera Yacht after a short drive to the harbour. The lush greenery of the Santa Cruz highlands may surprise you, because you will have the chance to compare in the following days this scenery to the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. Points of interest are the famed lava tunnels, a fun and geologically informative visit. The trip to the highlands ends with a visit to the Twin Craters. The vegetation around these is very special and well-known for about 300 fern species and many sunflowers.

Day 2 – Floreana Island
Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic islands of the archipelago. Post Office Bay keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers used to send their mail. You may drop a letter or postcard in a wooden barrel too. Try it! At Punta Cormorant you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingos, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds. The trail goes on to a white beach made of grinded coral, so it looks like flour. This is the green sea turtle's nesting place. North of Punta Cormorant, an eroded volcano, Devil's Crown, is a snorkel's delight.

Day 3 – Española Island
Española is small and flat with no visible volcanic crater or vent. Punta Suarez is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the brilliantly colored marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. Gardner Bay is on the eastern shore and has a magnificent beach. This beach is frequented by a transient colony of sea lions, and is a major nesting site for marine turtles.

Day 4 – Santa Cruz, departure
The deserted, picturesque beach Las Bachas at the northern shore of Santa Cruz invites you for a swim in the crystal-clear water or to relax in the sun. Afterwards you will be visiting the bay Caleta Tortuga Negra which is close by. This bay is surrounded by mangroves where you can spot pelicans and herons. While snorkelling you can have a swim with turtles, white-tip sharks and rays. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport for your return flight to Ecuador.

Package Inclusions

Return flight ticket Quito – Galapagos;

3 Nights accommodation on the yacht Guanatanamera (in twin cabins); 4 Day long Galapagos cruise; Full board on the boat (alcoholic drinks not included); All services, transfers and excursions detailed on the programme; Local English speaking guide; Snorkelling; Return domestic flight Quito – Galapagos – Quito; Taxes

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

Package Exclusions

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

Supplements

Single supplement – contact us for details

Cruise can be extended to a 5 day version - $ 340 AUD

We can organize your international flights - ask for details

Note

The price is subject to availability and actual airfare cost.


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