Classic Galapagos - Central Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin Overview

Sail the aquamarine waters of the Galapagos’ central southern islands taking in Mosquera, Cerro Dragon, Isla Rabida, Isabela and Isla Santa Cruz.

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      USD $220 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic Galapagos - Central Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Discover the Galapagos’ beautiful central southern islands

There is nowhere quite like the Galapagos, and this adventure to the islands’ central southern realms will bring you up close to all the wonders it contains. Be charmed by the quirky birdlife, delighted by the marine life and awed by the landscapes that have no equal. Hike across lava flows, sail through mangroves, snorkel in underwater worlds and enjoy relaxing in an environment that changed the face of humankind forever.

  • Explore the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Ride panga boats through red mangroves
  • Snorkel in the Devil’s Crown
  • Spot pink flamingos on Isla Rabida
  • Be wowed by the immense array of birdlife that makes it home on the Galapagos
  • Meet giant tortoises

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts), Motorised yacht (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Motorised catamaran, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center, Bachas Beach Visit, Black Turtle Cove Visit, Cerro Dragon, Charles Darwin Research Centre, Isla Mosquera Beach, Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel, Isla Rabida Snorkelling, Las Tintoreras visit, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown, Snorkelling Punta Carrion, Sombrero Chino

  • Notes:

    1. Price includes Quito - Galapagos return flights. 2. Compulsory Galapagos park entry fee US$100 and Transit control card fee US$10 (subject to change) are payable locally to the relevant government authorities. 3. Prices for this trip vary depending on cabin type - please select your preferred cabin type for exact trip price. 4. Please note: this trip has an increased non-refundable deposit. 5. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for. 6. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

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Classic Galapagos - Central Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin Summary

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Day 1 Quito

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.

Day 2 Baltra/Santa Cruz Highlands

The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. The Highlands of Santa Cruz are home to the unique Scalesia cloud forest where you will find different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker.

Day 3 North Seymour/Mosquera

The walking trail along Isla North Seymour's rocky coast passes colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds, who share the same nesting grounds on the island. The small sandy island of Mosquera is a picturesque spot to relax on the beach and watch Sally Lightfoot crabs looking for food among the rocks and tide pools.

Day 4 Tortuga Nergra/Cerro Dragon

The peaceful waters of Black Turtle Cove - a mangrove wetland on the north coast of Isla Santa Cruz - are a wonderful place to see green turtles, Galapagos sharks and abundant birdlife.

Day 5 Sombrero Chino/Rabida

One of the archipelago's most striking islands, Isla Rabida has fascinating indigenous wildlife, unique red-sand beaches and a saltwater lagoon where flamingos can often be seen.

Day 6 Isla Santa Cruz

Located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz, the beautiful beaches of Las Bachas have particularly soft sand and the nearby rocks provide great snorkelling. Located in north-eastern Santa Cruz, Punta Carrion is a shallow and protected cove with plentiful marine life, ideal for snorkelling and swimming.

Day 7 Isla Isabela

The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.

Day 8 Isla Floreana

A highlight of any Galapagos cruise, Isla Floreana is rich in natural wonders and wildlife, including seabirds such as boobies, pelicans and frigates. Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay.

Day 9 Isla Santa Cruz /Charles Darwin Research Station/Quito

Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.

Day 10 Quito

Quito's impressive Old Town is full of picturesque streets and historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, as well as fascinating museums and lively plazas.
    • 10
    • GLKM
    • Trip Price tool tip
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $220 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Sailing, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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