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Complete Galápagos - Eden

Categories:

  • Cruises
  • South America
  • Ecuador

Price:

From $10,519

Stay:

16 nights

Travel Dates:

Saturday 12th of January 2019 until Saturday 28th of December 2019

Description:

Complete Galápagos - Eden - 17 Days / 16 Nights - from $10519* per person (with G Adventures).

Be captivated by the unique animal life, above and below Earth's surface, on this comprehensive 17-day tour through the Galápagos. You'll venture to the east, central and west islands aboard the Eden, a well-equipped boat that acts as your home-away-from-home. Unique animal encounters are at every turn of your journey, from flamingos at Bachas Beach to penguins on Floreana Island and whitetip reef sharks. By the end of this adventure, you'll have enough footage from your smartphone or camera to compile your own amateur nature documentary.

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

Departs: Selected departures from 12 Jan to 28 Dec 19.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

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