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Galapagos Luxury Expedition Cruise

Ecuador, Galapagos

11 Day Itinerary

Best Time
December to April
Perfect for
Photographers
Guide Price

£9,600pp

$11,500pp

Set sail on a luxury expedition around the scenic Galapagos islands, where a variety of activities on the crystal-clear waters await, from snorkelling to surfing. Witness the islands’ rich biodiversity, thriving both above and below the waters.

Highlights

  • Begin your stay in the Galapagos’ only luxury tented safari camp, on Santa Cruz Island
  • Explore the islands by foot, bike, boat, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding more
  • Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and learn more about the spectacular ecosystem and endemic species of the islands
  • Head out on the ultimate expedition boat to sail around the Galapagos in comfort
  • Discover wildlife by day, from giant tortoises to blue-footed boobies, from iguanas to penguins, and a variety of unique birdlife, then relax with freshly prepared feasts aboard your yacht

Day 1 - 2: Quito, Ecuador

Day 2 - 4: Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Day 5 - 11: Boat Expedition, Galapagos Islands

Day 1 - 2: Quito, Ecuador

Fly into Quito and settle yourself in Ecuador before embarking on your Galapagos adventure. Stay in the heart of the city and enjoy Ecuador’s capital, getting a good night’s rest before flying to Santa Cruz Island the next day.

Ecuador - Quito
Galapagos Safari Camp - Tents Aerial

Day 2 - 4: Santa Cruz, Galapagos

  • Explore Santa Cruz Island from top to toe, discovering giant tortoise reserves, active volcanoes, flamingo-filled lagoons and much more
  • For adventurers, this is the perfect chance to hike, bike, snorkel and surf your way around the island

Stay in a comfortable and luxurious camp which champions sustainability, for a few nights on solid ground before you begin your cruise.

Galapagos Safari Camp is the ideal launchpad for the start of your adventure in the islands. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin as you discover the wildlife and unique landscapes of Santa Cruz Island, with a base for your next two nights in this luxury eco-camp – with ten comfortable and stylish tents. Head out with expert guides and spend your days exploring volcanic landscapes, unspoilt jungle and spotting wildlife endemic to the island. The days’ activities are completely tailored to you – so this is the perfect chance to explore hidden spots of Santa Cruz Island that aren’t included in cruise itineraries, including the famous beach of Tortuga Bay. For the action seekers, there’s the chance to hike, bike, snorkel and surf your way around the island. Or if you’re looking to relax for a few nights before heading off onto the water, enjoy the camp’s lush surroundings, infinity pool, and sundowners on the sweeping deck to make the most of the panorama.

Day 5 - 11: Boat Expedition, Galapagos Islands

  • Set off on the ultimate expedition cruise around the Galapagos – we don’t have the words to describe the quantity and diversity of wildlife that you’ll discover
  • Relax each evening with seasonal menus, stargazing from the decks and ocean views from the bubbling jacuzzi

Discover the western and northern hotspots of the Galapagos, with a 7-night expedition aboard the island’s most luxurious yacht.

The boats are designed with understated luxury and your utmost comfort in mind, specifically for Galapagos expeditions and to minimise environmental impact. After a busy day exploring the islands, unwind in the jacuzzi tub to enjoy uninterrupted views of the craggy Galapagos shores. All of your meals are served on board, with a curated seasonal menu which reflects what’s freshly harvested from the islands, and all inspired by the flavours of Ecuador.

Your itinerary will follow a route around the island which explores the craggy volcanic landscapes of the north and west of the Galapagos, with twice-daily excursions through the national park, exploring with guided land excursions, snorkelling opportunities, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, or by panga boat.

The week will be filled with unique activities and wildlife, including a visit to the giant tortoise breeding program, spotting red-footed boobies on Genovesa, frigatebirds on sandy coral beaches and snorkelling as penguins dive playfully into the water. Discover iguanas and sea lions, watch whales, swim with sea turtles and immerse yourself in the environment, learning about the history, species and geological wonders in this unique place on earth that inspired Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

This expedition boat is the ultimate option from which to explore the beauty of the islands’ wildlife and landscapes. On deck, the crew will fuel you with feasting dinners, and barbecue lunches, whilst you sit back and relax, learning to make ceviche and cocktails and enjoy the fantastic stargazing opportunities.

Galapagos - Theory

What is typically included

  • 9 Nights All Inclusive drinks and meals
  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast
  • Twice daily activities during Galapagos stay – kayaks, snorkelling, SUP, excursions
  • All domestic flights & private transfers

Galapagos park fees not included

Galapagos Luxury Expedition Cruise

11

Day Itinerary

Best Time
December to April
Perfect for
Photographers
Guide Price

£9,600pp

$11,500pp

$11,500pp

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