GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS

YOLITA

We know it’s always tough to choose between comfort and a good price. That’s why we have the Yolita, so you don’t have to choose. You’re welcome! This attractive 16-passenger ship boasts surprisingly spacious cabins for its size, and the large upper deck allows you to soak up as much of the Ecuadorian sun as you need.

Capacity:

16 passengers.

Cabins:

Eight spacious cabins with queen or twin side-by-side beds all with en suite, A/C and large windows.

Boat layout:

Large aft porch with couches and lounge chairs. An elegant dining room, lounge and bar for meals and briefings. Observation deck boasts outstanding sightlines.

Crew:

With seven dedicated G Adventures crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine is prepared fresh daily, and all meals on board are included.

TOURS


Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Quito/Santa Cruz Island

Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay along with a kayak ride.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz Island

Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation in the morning before boarding the Yolita. Get to know the crew and settle in. This afternoon, visit the tortoises of the El Chato Reserve.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

This morning, snorkel at Devil’s Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragón

Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (3 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz Island
  • Tortuga Bay hike and kayak (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Snorkelling at Corona del Diablo
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard the Yolita
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (3 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD155-205 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island. The southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center and spend some time wandering through town before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Isla Lobos and Gardner Bay
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD120-160 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Rábida Island/Santiago Island

Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. In the afternoon, enjoy a panga ride in Buccaneer Cove, watch for sea lions, shorebirds, and interesting lava formations. Enjoy snorkelling nearby with schools of tropical fish and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Islas Daphne/Quito

View Daphne from the boat, the tiny conical island is home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and Darwin’s finches, after, fly back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD120-160 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island. The southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Santa Cruz Island

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

This morning, snorkel at Devil’s Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragón

Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Isla Lobos, Gardner Bay and Corona del Diablo
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD120-160 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at anytime. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Rábida Island/Santiago Island

Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. In the afternoon, enjoy a panga ride in Buccaneer Cove, watch for sea lions, shorebirds, and interesting lava formations. Enjoy snorkelling nearby with schools of tropical fish and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Islas Daphne/North Seymour

Enjoy a panga ride around Daphne, a tiny conical island, home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, Darwin’s finches, and other wonderful wildlife. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for Blue-footed Boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock

Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Sail in to Gardner Bay, an excellent swimming and snorkelling site. Head to Punta Suarez on Española Island. The southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago is home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. A hike to the top of the cliff makes for spectacular photo opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 Santa Cruz Island

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

This morning, snorkel at Devil’s Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragón

Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragón for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Quito

Depart at any time.


What’s Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Corona del Diablo, Isla Lobos and Gardner Bay
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard the Yolita
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Yolita in twin-share cabins (14 nts).

Meals

15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners 
Allow USD130-170 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Yolita), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


MONSERRAT

With plenty of room to move about and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a CEO Naturalist Guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and, on the top deck, sun worship.

Capacity:

20 passengers.

Cabins:

6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds. 4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.

Boat layout:

Spacious main deck. Lounge, bar and dining room. Large forward sundeck with lounge chairs. Observation deck with out door bar.

Crew:

With 11 dedicated crew members and a pair of CEO Naturalist Guides familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Fresh and tasty local and international cuisine served onboard.

TOURS


Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Isabela Island

Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Island and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Isabela Island

Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 North Seymour/Quito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (4 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Snorkelling at Chinese Hat, Isla Rábida and Puerto Egas
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Catch an early flight to San Cristóbal Island. In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos and be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Cerro Brujo

Starting on the north coast of San Cristóbal, land at Cerro Brujo to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Spend the afternoon visiting the tortoise breeding area in the highlands rich with endemic flora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay’s and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Visit Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (4 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Gardner Island and Champion Islet
  • Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center
  • Post Office Bay Visit
  • Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Isabela Island

Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Island and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Isabela Island

Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 North Seymour/Baltra Island

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Spend the afternoon exploring the Santa Cruz highlands.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Santa Fé to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Punta Pitt/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Head to La Galapaguera for opportunities to see giant tortoises and enjoy a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre before the flight back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Snorkelling at Chinese Hat, Isla Rábida Puerto Egas, and Punta Pitt
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
  • Sante Fé hiking excursion
  • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito

 



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Catch an early flight to San Cristóbal Island. In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos and be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Cerro Brujo

Starting on the north coast of San Cristóbal, land at Cerro Brujo to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Spend the afternoon visiting the tortoise breeding area in the highlands rich with endemic flora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay’s and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Visit Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora

Spend the day exploring the island of Santa Cruz. Visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre and take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in the wild and learn about the volcanic formations of the islands.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Gardner Island, Champion Islet, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé Island and Bachas Beach
  • Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center
  • Post Office Bay Visit
  • Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
  • Black Turtle Cove Excursion
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/fr om included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Islet

Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Isabela Island

Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 North Seymour/Quito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
  • Snorkelling at Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé Island, Bachas Beach, Chinese Hat, Isla Rábida and Puerto Egas
  • Black Turtle Cove Excursion
  • Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the ship which is moored nearby, just off the island of Baltra. Afternoon excursion to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Santa Fé to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Punta Pitt/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Head to La Galapaguera for opportunities to see giant tortoises and enjoy a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Explore the the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go snorkelling. In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos and be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Cerro Brujo

Starting on the north coast of San Cristóbal, land at Cerro Brujo to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Spend the afternoon visiting the tortoise breeding area in the highlands rich with endemic flora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay’s and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Visit Post Office Bay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
  • Sante Fé hiking excursion
  • Snorkelling at Sante Fé, Punta Pitt, Isla Lobos, Gardner Island and Champion Islet
  • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal)
  • Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center
  • Post Office Bay Visit
  • Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Fly to the Galápagos, meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora, a port town. Check into the hotel followed and after lunch hike to Tortuga Bay and explore the mangroves by kayaking.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Puerto Ayora

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Transfer to the boat to meet the guide and get on board. In the afternoon, enjoy the highlands. Visit a tortoise ranch and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Santa Fé to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Pitt/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Head to La Galapaguera for opportunities to see giant tortoises and enjoy a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre before the flight back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (3 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guides
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz Island
  • Tortuga Bay hike and kayak (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Sante Fé hiking excursion
  • Snorkelling at Sante Fé and Punta Pitt
  • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Fly to the Galápagos, meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora, a port town. Check into the hotel followed and after lunch hike to Tortuga Bay and explore the mangroves by kayaking.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Baltra Island

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon enjoy the highlands, visit a tortoise ranch and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (3 nts)
  • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All meals aboard the Monserrat
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz
  • Tortuga Bay hike and kayak
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
  • Snorkelling at Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé Island and Bachas Beach
  • Black Turtle Cove Excursion
  • All landings and excursions
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

Staff & experts

2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


ESTRELLA DE MAR

One of the newest vessels in our Galápagos fleet, the Estrella del Mar is as beautiful as her name. With room for 16 travellers and a CEO Naturalist Guide inside her modest-yet-surprisingly-roomy confines, the Estrella is everything you could want in a ship at a price you won’t believe.

Capacity:

16 passengers.

Cabins:

4 upper deck twin-share (bunks) cabins. 4 lower deck twin-share (bunks) cabins.

Boat layout:

The Estrella isn’t as big as some of the other ships, but her cabins and public spaces are deceptively roomy. There’s more than enough space for everyone on board, especially up on her glorious wraparound upper deck.

Crew:

The Estrella carries a team of seven crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide who are well-versed in the local wildlife, vegetation, and geology of the islands, certified by the Galápagos National Park Service.

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and tasty local and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

TOURS


Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island

Spend the morning exploring lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat. After, enjoy a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. In the afternoon, explore the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of this tiny island. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Playa Espumilla/Puerto Egas

In the morning, see the towering cliffs of Buccaneer Cove and keep an eye out for the hundreds of birds nesting on the edge. Later, land at Puerto Egas home to the elusive Galápagos hawk. Visit the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Espinoza/Urbina Bay

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, and a variety of birdlife. In the afternoon, travel to Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Keep an eye out for land iguanas.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Punta Moreno

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. In the afternoon, land at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Later on, visit las Tintoreras, one of the best places to see sharks and other marine wildlife. Choose to visit the wet lands or the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island

Take the morning to explore Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galápagos. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, do some shopping, and see how locals live in the islands. After lunch on board, hike to the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay. Choose to relax on the white sand or rent a kayak and search for rays and turtles in the shallow waters.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Disembark early and visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre on the island before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Estrella
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Hike to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay and kayak in the mangrove forest.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Bartolomé Island

Before boarding the vessel have a quick morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon, hike up to the the top of Bartolomé Island, and see one of the most famous views of the Galápagos. Cool off with a swim off the soft sandy beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Genovesa Island

Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa Fé keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Overnight on Santa Cruz Island
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (3 nts)
  • Hike and kayak excursion to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Punta Pitt/Cerro Brujo

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Pitt, the only site in the Galápagos where it is possible to see the three species of boobies as well as frigatebirds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido, otherwise known as Kicker Rock, off San Cristóbal.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Arrive in the southern islands to spend the morning on the beach. Play the with sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in Bahia Gardner. Later, head to Punta Suárez on the extreme western side of Española and go for an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galápagos albatross, which generally nests between April and November.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Floreana Island

Spend the morning visiting Mirador de la Baronesa on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Take guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 North Seymour/Quito

Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to observe the birdlife, including frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Estrella
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock, Gardner Bay and Corona del Diablo
  • Opportunity to see the waved albatross from Apr – Nov (Española Island)
  • Post Office Bay visit (Floreana Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Punta Pitt/Cerro Brujo

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Pitt, the only site in the Galápagos where it is possible to see the three species of boobies as well as frigatebirds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido, otherwise known as Kicker Rock, off San Cristóbal.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Arrive in the southern islands to spend the morning on the beach. Play the with sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in Bahia Gardner. Later, head to Punta Suárez on the extreme western side of Española and go for an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galápagos albatross, which generally nests between April and November.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Floreana Island

Spend the morning visiting Mirador de la Baronesa on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Take guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 North Seymour/Bartolomé Island

Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to observe frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Afternoon hike up to the top of Bartolomé Island to see pinnacle rock one of the most famous views of the Galápagos. Cool off with a swim from the soft sandy beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Genovesa Island

Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa Fé keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Estrella
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock, Gardner Bay, Corona del Diablo and Darwin Bay
  • Post Office Bay visit (Floreana)
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island

Spend the morning exploring lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat. After, enjoy a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. In the afternoon, explore the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of this tiny island. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Playa Espumilla/Puerto Egas

In the morning, see the towering cliffs of Buccaneer Cove and keep an eye out for the hundreds of birds nesting on the edge. Later, land at Puerto Egas home to the elusive Galápagos hawk. Visit the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Espinoza/Urbina Bay

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, and a variety of birdlife. In the afternoon, travel to Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Keep an eye out for land iguanas.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Punta Moreno

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. In the afternoon, land at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Later on, visit las Tintoreras, one of the best places to see sharks and other marine wildlife. Choose to visit the wet lands or the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island

Take the morning to explore Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galápagos. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, do some shopping, and see how locals live in the islands. After lunch on board, hike to the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay. Choose to relax on the white sand or rent a kayak and search for rays and turtles in the shallow waters.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 San Cristóbal Island

Visit the Interpretation Centre and learn more about the history of the Islands, after, enjoy free time to explore the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. In the afternoon visit Isla Lobos.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Punta Pitt/Cerro Brujo

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Pitt, the only site in the Galápagos where it is possible to see the three species of boobies as well as frigatebirds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido, otherwise known as Kicker Rock, off San Cristóbal.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Arrive in the southern islands to spend the morning on the beach. Play the with sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in Bahia Gardner. Later, head to Punta Suárez on the extreme western side of Española and go for an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galápagos albatross, which generally nests between April and November.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Floreana Island

Spend the morning visiting Mirador de la Baronesa on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Take guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 North Seymour/Bartolomé Island

Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to observe frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Afternoon hike up to the top of Bartolomé Island to see pinnacle rock one of the most famous views of the Galápagos. Cool off with a swim from the soft sandy beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 Genovesa Island

Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa Fé keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (14 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Estrella
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Sierra Negra Hike (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Hike to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Post Office Bay visit (Floreana)
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (14 nts)

Meals

16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


XAVIER III

When it comes to our stellar fleet of Galápagos vessels, the Xavier III is made for both great value and great service. Imagine all the luxury of fresh and tasty local and international cuisine, daily excursions to explore the islands, and picturesque views of the area from the top deck – all this with an unbelievable price to boot. Get on board!

Capacity:

16 passengers.

Cabins:

4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole, 4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window, air conditioning, private facilities, TV & DVD player in lounge area

Boat layout:

Very spacious indoor-outdoor seating areas and sun chairs. Interior dining room with coffee, tea and water service on the main deck. Large lounge and bar area with TV and DVD player for daily briefings.

Crew:

The Xavier III carries a team of seven crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide well-versed in the local wildlife, vegetation and geology and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service.

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Comprehensive breakfast and gourmet Ecuadorian and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

TOURS


Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne

Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Visit the Interpretation Center on San Cristóbal Island and enjoy free time to explore the port town of Baquerizo Moreno. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 North Seymour/Mosquera Islet

Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Snorkelling at Chinese Hat, Isla Lobos, North Seymour and Sullivan Bay
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

 



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Rábida Island/Bachas Beach

Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Champion Islet
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Internal flights
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (4 nts)

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne

Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 San Cristóbal Island/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts)
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Snorkelling at Chinese Hat
  • Land iguana excursions on Santa Fé and South Plaza Islands
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Internal flights
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (4 nts)

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 North Seymour/Mosquera Islet

Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Rábida Island/Bachas Beach

Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, North Seymour, Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé and Champion Islet
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the Galápagos CEO and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre before setting off to explore the Galápagos.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises and go on an excursion to the Santa Cruz Highlands. Free time for shopping or exploration of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove

Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Cerro Dragón/Islas Daphne

Visit Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fé Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 San Cristóbal Island/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • See giant tortoises at a breeding centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and Chinese Hat
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Land iguana excursions on Santa Fé and South Plaza Islands
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Puerto Ayora to board the boat.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Rábida Island/Bachas Beach

Land at Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Afternoon excursion to Bachas Beach for walks to observe the bird and wildlife as well as free time for swimming and snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Visit Punta Suárez and Gardner Bay on Española Island. Enjoy guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island and enjoy free time to explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Afternoon excursion to El Junco lagoon and the tortoise breeding centre.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Snorkelling at Champion Islet and Kicker Rock
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to giant tortoise breeding centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • All landings and excursions
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon to spot blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 North Seymour/Mosquera Islet

Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Ayora

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz
  • Visit to North Seymour to see nesting seabirds
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock and Sullivan Bay
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Internal flights
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier

Accommodations

Hotels (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the Galápagos CEO and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre before setting off to explore the Galápagos.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Visit Punta Pitt and look for three types of boobies as well as frigatebirds. After, visit Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal Island to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Santiago Island

Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations before going to Puerto Egas to see a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Ayora

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Xavier (3 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Xavier
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and La Loberia
  • Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz)
  • Academy Bay Tour
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Internal flights
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits while aboard Xavier

Accommodations

Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Xavier in twin-share cabins (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Motorized yacht (Xavier), plane, private vehicle, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


EDEN

The Eden may be the newest vessel to join our fleet, but that doesn’t mean she won’t know her way around paradise. Climb aboard to find room for 16 passengers, an expert CEO Naturalist Guide, and two top-deck lounge areas — perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the Galápagos.

Capacity:

16 passengers.

Cabins:

3 upper deck twin-share (bunks) cabins. 1 main deck double bed cabin. 4 lower deck twin-share (lower berths) cabins.

Boat layout:

Large upper deck lounge area with forward sun deck. The main deck boasts a lounge, bar, and dining room. A two-level wraparound deck helps you take advantage of the glorious views.

Crew:

With eight dedicated crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide familiar with the local flora and fauna, and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Enjoy breakfast and tasty local and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

TOURS


Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkelling at Darwin Bay and Sullivan Bay
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners 
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Seymour Airport

Catch an early flight to the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre then get up close to marine life at Kicker Rock. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion (Santa Cruz)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Snorkelling at Corona del Diablo and Gardner Bay
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (5 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Santa Cruz Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the Eden. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Isabela Island

Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before visiting the wall of tears built by prisoners after the Second World War. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Isabela Island/Fernandina Island

Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Snorkelling at Puerto Egas and North Seymour
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (5 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners 
Allow USD55-75 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 San Cristóbal Island/Quito

Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Visits to Floreana and Española Islands
  • Snorkelling at Darwin Bay, Sullivan Bay, Gardner Bay, and Corona del Diablo
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/San Cristóbal Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Isabela Island

Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before visiting the wall of tears built by prisoners after the Second World War. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Isabela Island/Fernandina Island

Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Snorkelling at Puerto Egas and North Seymour
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (7 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.



Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island’s dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre then get up close to marine life at Kicker Rock. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Puerto Ayora

Walk to the white sandy beach of Tortuga Bay, home to marine iguanas, a cacti forest, and mangroves. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the town of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Isabela Island

Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before visiting the wall of tears built by prisoners after the Second World War. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 Isabela Island/Fernandina Island

Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15 Puerto Egas/Rábida Island

Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17 Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


What’s Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (15 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Visits to Floreana and Española Islands
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Snorkelling at Darwin Bay, Sullivan Bay, Gardner Bay, Corona del Diablo, Puerto Egas and North Seymour
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (15 nts).

Meals

16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


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