Grand Galapagos - (Queen Beatriz) - Standard Twin Overview

Take an in depth cruise through the beautiful Galapagos Islands, exploring islas Isabella, Floreana and Espanola, Tortuga Negra, Bachas Beach and much more.

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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 Grand Galapagos - (Queen Beatriz) - Standard Twin.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore the beauty of the Galapagos Islands on this in depth adventure

Get on board this comprehensive journey through the unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Encounter the region’s incredible wildlife up close – unique birdlife, giant tortoises, gnarled iguanas and playful sea lions are just some of the animals you’ll see. Cruise from Santa Cruz to the islands of Isabella, Floreana, Espanola, North Seymour and more, and explore the diverse landscapes that range from lava flows, rocky outcrops, forests, mangroves and sands of green red and white. Spend evenings and down time on the spectacular Queen Beatriz, with its spacious sundeck, chilled bars and bubbling jacuzzi. For a relaxed discovery of the Galapagos that is filled with beauty, wildlife, fascinating landscapes, snorkelling and plenty of sunshine, this Grand Galapagos adventure ticks all the boxes.

  • Wander through Santa Cruz’s cloud forest
  • Snorkel with reef sharks and angelfish at Espanola
  • Admire the lava landscapes of Bartolome
  • Take a panga to Caleta Tortuga Negra
  • Swim with friendly sea lions
  • Visit Buccaneer Cove, a hiding spot for pirates
  • Learn about the islands’ history and geology at the Interpretation Center

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts), Motorised yacht (14 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Minibus, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center, Bachas Beach Visit, Bahia Gardner, Black Turtle Cove Visit, Cerro Dragon, Charles Darwin Research Centre, Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove, Isla Bartolome, Isla Lobos, Isla Mosquera Beach, Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel, Isla Rabida Snorkelling, Isla Santa Fe, Kicker Rock - Snorkelling, Las Tintoreras visit, Plaza Sur, Post Office Bay, Puerto Egas, Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Highlands, San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Snorkelling Punta Carrion, Sombrero Chino, Sullivan Bay

  • 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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Grand Galapagos - (Queen Beatriz) - Standard Twin Summary

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Day 1 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.

Day 2 Isla Santa Cruz - Punta Carrion

Located in north-eastern Santa Cruz, Punta Carrion is a shallow and protected cove with plentiful marine life, ideal for snorkelling and swimming.

Day 3 Isla Isabela

The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active. Visit Las Tintoreras a marine iguana's nursery area, snorkel and observe sea lions and Galapagos penguins and finish off at a Tortoise breeding centre.

Day 4 Isla Floreana

Snorkel at the famous Devil's Crown and discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay.

Day 5 Isla Santa Cruz /Charles Darwin Research Centre

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. 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 6 Santa Fe & South Plaza

Isla Santa Fe is a lovely place to take a dip with sea lions and its cacti forests are host to a unique sub-species of land iguanas. A small island of great natural beauty, Isla Plaza Sur features rugged cliffs, prickly pear cacti and a gathering of male sea lions known as 'the gentlemen’s club'.

Day 7 Espanola

Due to its remote location, Isla Espanola has a large population of endemic birdlife and its coastline provides excellent opportunities to see reef sharks, turtles and tropical fish. Gardner Beach is considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Islands and full of California sea lions and Hood Mocking birds. A walk along the trails of Punta Suarez offers us some magical panoramas.

Day 8 Isla San Cristobal -Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock

The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, San Cristobal Island offers an array of animals and activities. An early morning walk with playful Sea Lions, Frigate Birds and Blue Footed Boobies, some snorkelling at Kicker Rock followed by a Panga Ride to Cerro Brujo where the volcanic formations are breathtaking.

Day 9 San Cristobal - Interpretation Center

One of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the world, the Galapagos Islands boast an amazing array of wildlife, both on land and underwater. San Cristobal's Interpretation Centre brings the history and geography of the Galapagos archipelago to life, from its volcanic origins to discovery, colonisation and the present day.

Day 10 Bartolome & Sullivan Bay

Inhospitable to most plants and animals, Isla Bartolome is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows and Bombs, the famous Pinnacle Rock and Galapagos penguins and lava lizards Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.

Day 11 Isla Santiago

Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.

Day 12 Santra Cruz

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. 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 13 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 14 Tortuga Negra & 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 15 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 16 Bachas Beach - Baltra

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.

Day 17 Quito

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