Marine: Galapagos - South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat (SEV10ND)

Countries Visited: Ecuador
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 20, avg 14.
    Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    7 nights cruising the Galapagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, find land iguanas feeding in the cactus forests on South Plaza Island, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises, gain a deeper understanding of the ecology of the Galapagos at the Charles Darwin Foundation, choose to hike along or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of EspaNola

    Description
    If an authentic tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams, get yourself on down to the Galapagos, stat. Want to keep an eye out for native wildlife like sea lions, land iguanas, and giant tortoises? The Galapagos has `em by the dozen. Looking to recharge on beautiful white-sand beaches? Theres plenty of those, too. Even better, youll have the services of two naturalist guides to help provide an educational slant to this incredible experience.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12967502

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1QuitoDay 1 Quito
    Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Baltra IslandDay 2 Quito/Baltra Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the ship which is moored nearby, just off the island of Baltra. Afternoon excursion to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Additional Notes: Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These flights will arrive into the Galapagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will generally arrive on the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuadors other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. Included Activities: Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Monserrat
    Day 3Isla Santa FeDay 3 Islas Plaza/Isla Santa Fe (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Once back at the beach there is usually plenty of free time to snorkel in the lagoon. Playful sea lions pups and florescent fish make for fascinating company. Included Activities: South Plaza Island Visit Sante FE Hiking Transport: Monserrat (1.50 hour(s)) Monserrat
    Day 4Isla LobosDay 4 Punta Pitt/Isla Lobos (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San CristObal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Continue to Isla Lobos in the afternoon, and be welcomed by frolicking sea lions. Included Activities: Punta Pitt Visit Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Monserrat (2.00-3.00 hours) Monserrat
    Day 5Puerto Baquerizo MorenoDay 5 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Explore the the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galapagos. Visit the San CristObal Interpretation Center and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go snorkelling. Spend the afternoon at the giant tortoise breeding centre and visiting the sea lions at Loberia beach. Included Activities: San CristObal Interpretation Center Visit Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado Visit Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center Transport: Monserrat
    Day 6Kicker RockDay 6 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Starting on the north coast of San CristObal, land at Cerro Brujo to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and the marine life below. Included Activities: Cerro Brujo Visit Snorkelling at LeOn Dormido Transport: Monserrat Monserrat
    Day 7Punta SuarezDay 7 Bahia Gardner/Punta Suarez (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Arriving at Gardner Bays in the morning, spend the day exploring on shore and snorkelling at Gardner Island in the bay. After lunch, sail to the western side of the islands to Punta Suarez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross (April and December). Included Activities: Gardner Bay Visit Snorkelling (Gardner Island) Punta Suarez Visit Transport: Monserrat Monserrat
    Day 8Floreana IslandDay 8 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo. Included Activities: Punta Cormorant Visit Post Office Bay Visit Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo) Transport: Monserrat
    Day 9QuitoDay 9 Puerto Ayora/Quito (1B)
    In the morning, arrive in Puerta Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Transfer to the airport on Baltra Island for the flight to Quito. Flights from Baltra to Quito depart between 10:00am and 1:00pm depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into Quito between 2:30pm and 5:30pm with a refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). You will arrive back at the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Local bus Plane Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)
    Day 10QuitoDay 10 Quito (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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