The Galapagos are a wildlife treasure. Nothing quite compares to the joy of observing animals in the wild here, or the sense of wonder and privilege felt while spending time with creatures that don’t run or fly away when humans approach.
An outstanding natural history guide will lead us on exciting hiking trips each day through incredible habitats in this unmatched wildlife spectacle.
You’ll enjoy watching the world’s only seagoing lizards, to flightless cormorants and penguins, flamingos, inflatable frigate birds, wave albatrosses, clownish boobies, patriarchal giant tortoises, and 13 species of Darwin finches. There can often be thrilling encounters with animals–up close and in large numbers.
This expedition often provides extraordinary opportunities to swim with marine mammals such as sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, and manta, eagle, and golden rays, as well as thousands of the 300 species of colorful fish.
We have selected the “Coral I” motor yacht for our travels as it is a spectacular small yacht with only a maximum of 36 people, making this is the ideal way to explore these enchanting islands.
Galapagos Trip Highlights:
- Deluxe, upscale yacht limited to 36 passengers
- Enjoy up close and personal encounters with wildlife in one of the world’s top nature destinations!
- The most comprehensive Galapagos experience available, with nature hikes, swimming, and sea kayaking excursions
- Knowledgeable and personable naturalist on board our yacht to lead all hikes and activities.
- Optional opportunities to SCUBA dive
For adventurous and certified divers looking for the best diving sites in the Galapagos Islands, now you can add a diving tour in the Islands along professional masters and instructors to your itinerary. Most divers consider the Galapagos Islands the best diving experience of their careers.
The massive amounts of sharks that swim on the Galapagos waters, the feeding frenzies to be witnessed in several locations, the playful sea lions and the diverse volcanic formations, make this location a unique diving experience.
This is an optional activity for certified divers, which you can enjoy during our cruise tour. The diving experience is the most rewarding complementary activity for those who know the secret of the underwater world. Please call for more information!
(Meals included: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Arrive to Quito and check in to hotel, SwissÔtel. Hotel website: http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/quito/
Walking tour of historic Quito. B
AM – Baltra Airport
PM – Highlands Turtle Reserve (San Cristobal Island) B, L & D
AM – Punta Vicente Roca
PM – Punta Espinosa B, L & D
AM – Urbina Bay
PM – Tagus Cove B, L & D
AM – Egas Port
PM – Sullivan Bay B, L & D
AM – Bachas Beach
PM – Charles Darwin Research Station B, L & D
AM – Mosquera Islet
PM – North Seymour Island B, L & D
AM – Santa Fe Island
PM – South Plaza Island B, L & D
AM – Kicker Rock circumnavegation & Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal Island)
PM – San Cristobal Airport to Quito. Check-in at hotel, near the airport: hotelnuevoaeropuerto.com B
Fly out of Quito. B
*Note: depending on availability we may choose a different hotel of similar type and equal quality.