Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Overview

Take to cerulean waters to explore the beautiful Galapagos Islands. See huge populations of animals and experience the diverse terrain of Isla San Cristobal, Espanola Island and Floreana.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,455
      CAD $3,565
      AUD $3,495
      EUR €2,395
      GBP £2,020
      NZD $3,890
      ZAR R34,985
      CHF FR2,910
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $120 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,575*
      CAD $3,695*
      AUD $3,627*
      EUR €2,482*
      GBP £2,099*
      NZD $4,031*
      ZAR R36,261*
      CHF FR3,016*
      *
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015. View earlier Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Deluxe Double.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the fascinating wildlife and incredible terrain of the southern Galapagos islands

Explore the Galapagos and its native wildlife on a sailing trip around the south east of the archipelago. Meet the giant tortoises that inhabit Isla San Cristobal, watch blue-footed boobies dance the booby two-step and marvel in awe at the unfamiliar beauty that characterises these far-flung islands. Encounter the very same creatures that sparked Darwin’s imagination when he formulated his theories of evolution. There’s no spot on earth that is closer to the origins of the planet, where every step feels as though it’s through uncharted territory. Prepare to depart on the adventure of a lifetime and become a Galapagos Explorer.

  • Discover the Old Town of Quito
  • See marine iguanas and playful sea lions sunning themselves on remote beaches
  • Meet centuries-old giant tortoises on Isla San Cristobal
  • Watch blue-footed boobies dance the booby two-step
  • Marvel at the twitchers' paradise of Espanola

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

  • Transport:

    Motorised catamaran
  • Included activities:

    Bahia Gardner, Charles Darwin Research Centre, Isla Lobos, Isla Santa Fe, Kicker Rock - Snorkelling, Plaza Sur, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez, San Cristobal Interpretation Center

  • 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. ** Please note that effective from 01 March 2015, the transit card fee will be US$20 ** 3. Prices for this trip vary depending on cabin type - please select your preferred cabin type for exact trip price. 4. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for. 5. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

  • Trip price from

    USD $3,455
    CAD $3,565
    AUD $3,495
    EUR €2,395
    GBP £2,020
    NZD $3,890
    ZAR R34,985
    CHF FR2,910
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    Extras

    USD $120 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $3,575*
    CAD $3,695*
    AUD $3,627*
    EUR €2,482*
    GBP £2,099*
    NZD $4,031*
    ZAR R36,261*
    CHF FR3,016*
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $510
    CAD $527
    AUD $518
    EUR €354
    GBP £299
    NZD $576
    ZAR R5,180
    CHF FR430
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About Ecuador

Galapagos Explorer - Southern Islands (Queen Beatriz) 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 Isla Santa 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.

Day 3 Santa Fr & Plaza Sur

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.

Day 4 Isla 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 5 Isla San Cristobal

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 6 Isla San Cristobal

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 7 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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    • GLKH
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,455
      CAD $3,565
      AUD $3,495
      EUR €2,395
      GBP £2,020
      NZD $3,890
      ZAR R34,985
      CHF FR2,910
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $120 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,575*
      CAD $3,695*
      AUD $3,627*
      EUR €2,482*
      GBP £2,099*
      NZD $4,031*
      ZAR R36,261*
      CHF FR3,016*
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Sailing, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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