Classic Galapagos - South Eastern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin Itinerary

Sail through the clear waters, meet the unique animals and soak in the beautiful and unusual landscapes of the Galapagos, visiting Santa Fe, Espanola, San Cristobal and Santiago islands.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $4,870
      CAD $4,950
      AUD $5,140
      EUR €3,575
      GBP £3,070
      NZD $6,095
      ZAR R46,795
      CHF FR4,410
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,870
      CAD $4,950
      AUD $5,140
      EUR €3,575
      GBP £3,070
      NZD $6,095
      ZAR R46,795
      CHF FR4,410
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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 - South Eastern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin.
Sea turtle, Galapagos Islands

Queen Beatriz vessel

Queen Beatriz - onboard comforts

Local fauna

Flamingo

Day 1 Quito

Start this adventure in the celebrated city of Quito. Perhaps wander through the Old Town for a lively introduction to the city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime as today we fly to the Galapagos. Meet your crew and settle in to life on board before setting sail for Santa Cruz. Head inland through a cloud forest, keeping your eyes out for giant tortoises and woodpeckers.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 3 Santa Fe & South Plaza

It’s wildlife galore on Santa Fe. Snorkel with sea lions and spot myriad species of animals: turtles, lava lizards and mockingbirds to name a few. Take a hike around the island and cool down in the turquoise waters. Then make tracks to stunning South Plaza, another wildlife haven with some dramatic cliff scenery and volcanic landscapes.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 4 Espanola

Enjoy the antics of the thousands of birds that call Espanola home. Waved albatross, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and blue-footed and masked boobies all nest here in massive numbers. Wander among them while walking trails and shorelines. Relax on Gardner Beach and go snorkelling in the clear waters.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 5 Isla San Cristobal -Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

Walk over the impressive volcanic landscape of Punta Pitt. Take a panga ride to get closer to booby nesting sites, then admire Kicker Rock and its residents on a cruise through its central channel. Snorkelling may even bring you close to (friendly) sharks and sea turtles.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 6 San Cristobal - Highlands & Interpretation Center

Learn about the intriguing geography and history of the Galapagos at the San Cristobal Interpretation Center. Then head for the highlands to meet some of the island’s famous giant tortoises.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 7 Bartolome & Sullivan Bay

The volcanic landscapes of Bartolome Island are intriguing. Explore the lava flows and parasitic spatter cones while climbing to a summit for views over the island. Snorkelling is also great here, with tropical fish and even the odd ray and penguin joining us.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 8 Isla Santiago

Have a swim at the pristine Espumilla Beach before spending time at Buccaneer’s Cove, an old pirate hideout. See volcanic tuff formations and admire the black-sand beach of Puerto Egas. As always, there are lots of animals to appreciate – marine iguanas, pelicans, Galapagos fur sea lions among others all hang out here.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 9 Charles Darwin Research Centre - Baltra

Spend time at the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is a showcase of the archipelago's history and conservation efforts and lets visitors get up close to giant tortoises and their newborn. There’s also time to hang out in the town of Puerto Ayora before the flight back to Quito.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 10 Quito

This Classic Galapagos adventure ends today after breakfast.