GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - Wildlife Trip
1 ½ weeks: Quito to Quito(optional flights from London) (EX-AAG)
SynopsisA First Class yacht-based cruise around the \'Enchanted Isles\' with incredible wildlife encounters guaranteed
ProfileA live-aboard cruise on the Cachalote I with plenty of island visits for unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Travel by internal flight and motor yacht.
Trip tagsFood Of The World - Marine Wildlife - Bird Watching - Cruising - Bird Watching - Photography
DescriptionDarwin\'s inspiration for "The Origin of Species", the Galapagos are home to species found nowhere else on earth. We may find ourselves stepping over snoozing sea lions and iguanas or watching close-up the courting rituals of Blue-footed Boobies, albatross, or frigatebirds. A mask and snorkel reveals another exciting world; turtles, sharks, rays and colourful reef fish are abundant and sea lions just love to come and play! Our comfortable, first class yacht is ideal for low impact tourism, getting where the cruise ships can\'t go and for viewing the occasional pod of dolphins dancing in our bow wave. Small group sizes, expert guides and excellent cuisine all help to make this a unique and magical experience. Few other boats travel to the more far flung islands of Isabela and Fernandina to visit their spectacular sites. If comparing this trip to those of competitors, please check if they visit these beautiful and pristine islands.
Group sizeMin. 4, max. 16, plus English-speaking, registered Galapagos guide.
NotesLocal taxes US$110 (approx. Â£60), paid locally
Start Quito (evening).Day 2
Free time to relax.Day 3
Quito city tour.Day 4
Early morning flight to Baltra; board boat and visit North Seymour.Day 5
Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz.Day 6
Sail to southernmost island of Espanola: Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez.Day 7
Floreana: Punta Cormorant and Post Office Bay.Day 8
Sail to Isabela, visit Punta Moreno and Elizabeth Bay.Day 9
Visit Urbina Bay on Isabela, sail on to Punta Espinoza (Fernandina).Day 10
Puerto Egas and Bartolome.Day 11
Visit Turtle Cove and sail back to Baltra. Fly to Quito.Day 12