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The Galapagos by Luxury Catamaran

13-day tailor-made journey from £7,210 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Experience the unique wildlife and landscapes of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Quito
  • 7 Nights Galapagos Cruise

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Exploration cruise | Natural world | Wildlife

By far the best way to explore the Galapagos is by boat and, if you're going to fly half-way round the world for the wildlife experience of a lifetime, we suggest you stay at least a week. This luxury Galapagos holiday combines three nights in Quito with a seven-night voyage aboard a luxury catamaran, venturing ashore at eight different islands.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Ecuador

Depart the UK on an overnight flight, beginning your Galapagos holiday on day two.

Days 2-4
Quito

Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel. Perhaps spend the next day exploring the old colonial quarter.

Stay: Patio Andaluz

Meals: B

Day 5
Galapagos

Fly to the Galapagos Islands and board the Cormorant, a new luxury catamaran complete with sun deck, jacuzzi, kayaks for guests and private balconies for each of the eight staterooms. Guests are ferried ashore to explore the islands; landings are either 'dry' (at a dock) or 'wet' (stepping ashore through the surf). Start with a visit to Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz, where you may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, whimbrels and sea turtles.

Stay: MC Cormorant, the Galapagos (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Bartholomew & Santiago

Climb to the summit of an extinct volcano to see the famous view of Pinnacle Rock, then grab a mask and snorkel for the chance to spot penguins, rays and reef sharks. Explore the black lava flows of Sullivan Bay in the afternoon.

Stay: MC Cormorant, the Galapagos (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
South Plaza & Santa Fé

Highlights of todays cruising and island visits include sea lions, land iguanas and great hiking opportunities.

Stay: MC Cormorant, the Galapagos (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 8-9
San Cristobal

Spend these days among turtles, rays, sea lions, finches, frigate birds and the iconic blue footed boobies.

Stay: MC Cormorant, the Galapagos (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 10-11
Española & Floreana

See Nazca and blue-footed boobies, waved albatross, a magnificent blowhole, sunbathing sea lions, a green-coloured beach and wading flamingos. Plus stop by the barrel at Post Office Bay, left here by whalers in the 18th century for use as an unofficial post box. Today it's tourists who continue the tradition, leaving postcards for others and picking up any they find addressed to their home towns or cities.

Stay: MC Cormorant, the Galapagos (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Santa Cruz

Visit the Highlands to see giant Galapagos Tortoises in a free-range environment, before heading back to the airport to fly home via Guayaquil.

Meals: B

Day 13
Ecuador/UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight from Guayaquil and continue your journey home.

Map

Map for The Galapagos by Luxury Catamaran

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

13-day tailor-made journey from £7,210 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £7,210 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £7,440 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Quito and Guayaquil to London
  • Domestic flights from Quito to Galapagos and Galapagos to Guayaquil
  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 4+* (Superior) hotel on a B&B basis 
  • 7 nights luxury Galapagos cruise accommodation aboard the Cormorant on a full-board basis, with champagne reception, including daily shared land and sea excursions, use of snorkelling gear, wetsuits and kayaks

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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