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Cruise the Galapagos Islands on a luxury catamaran.
Destinations > Ecuador > Galapagos In Style
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01 Nov 2021
09 Jan 2021 to 11 Dec 2021
Private transfer GYE airport to hotel, one night at Mansion del Rio Guayaquil - Standard room, return flights GYE/GPS/GYE, four nights cruise accommodation - Golden Suite, meals as indicated, Galapagos Transit Control Card, excursions with a naturalist guide and Galapagos transfers.
Setting a new era for luxury vessels in the Galapagos Archipelago, the M/C Endemic is the first to incorporate a panoramic concept on suites and social areas. She represents the ultimate way to experience the Enchanted Islands in style and high comfort.
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Amazing rock formations of Witch Hill.
Snorkel with the abundant sea life at Osborn Islet.
Visit Charles Darwin Research Station.
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Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you will be met and transferred, in a private vehicle, to the stunning boutique hotel-Mansion del Rio.
This elegant hotel occupies a distinguished 1920s mansion. It features luxurious marble interiors and a panoramic terrace overlooking the Guayas River. Mansión del Río hides within its walls the mysticism and English romance of the early twentieth century and it is located in the traditional Las Peñas neighbourhood.
AM – FLIGHT TO GALAPAGOS
Morning flight to the Galapagos islands. Upon arrival in Baltra airport, you will be met and transferred to the luxury Endemic catamaran.
PM - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: Dragon Hill
In the afternoon, visit Dragon Hill will take place, which is located in the north-western part of Santa Cruz island. Here you will have the opportunity to walk into the island and view the land iguana. Be among these magnificent reptiles, that just a few decades ago were on the brink of extinction. Moreover, at Dragon Hill you will see a flamingos’ lagoon, pintail ducks and other endemic birds including flycatchers and warblers. After a short trek, amazing view awaits us up the hill. Offshore snorkelling before returning to the yacht. (L, D)
AM - SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND: Kicker Rock - Witch Hill
In the morning, the first spot to be visited is Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds. Additionally, curious sea lions, and marine life can be found, such as fish, turtles, sharks, rays, representing the main attraction for snorkelling. This is a nice spot to take pictures. The next attraction to see is Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located south west from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as Vermilion Flycatcher. A zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location. Fantastic opportunity for snorkelling.
PM - Lobos Island
In the afternoon, you will be taken to Lobos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas, and great frigate birds nesting can be observed. Snorkelling with sea lions in this calm bay is also part of the excursion. (B, L, D)
AM - ESPAÑOLA ISLAND: Gardner Bay/ Osborn & Gardner islets
Española Island will be explored today. You will have the chance to observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. Spectacular views from the top of a cliff. In the morning, after breakfast, the first attraction to be seen is Gardner Bay that provides an excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, 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. Or visit the Osborn and Gardner islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkelling is a highlight on this visitor point.
PM - Suarez Point
After lunch, Point Suarez will be visited, which represents one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach. (B, L, D)
AM - SANTA FE ISLAND
In the morning, after breakfast, Santa Fe island will be visited, which is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. While the other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.
PM - SANTA CRUZ ISLAND: Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre
In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that already died in 2012. (B, L, D)
AM – SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
In the morning, South Plazas island is the next island to be discovered. It has unique Sesuvium plants and Opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.
PM – BALTRA AIRPORT
After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador. Assistance and farewell at the airport. (B)
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All prices are quoted in AUD, per person, twin share based on travel 09Jan21-11Dec21 (except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year departures). Prices quoted already include the discount. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale 01Oct20-01Nov21 or until sold out. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply. Cannot be combined with another offers or discounts and valid for new bookings only. Airfares not included unless specified. Contact Adventure World for details. Credit Card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please view www.adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions
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