Galapagos - North & South Islands aboard the San Jose
Encounter the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first weighed anchor off its shores. Spend eight days exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago in the company of an expert naturalist guide. In the evenings, return to the well-equipped ship to reflect on the day's adventures. Retire to air-conditioned cabins with lower berths and private bathrooms. As one of the region's largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience. That's why you'll never end up on another operator's ship.
7 nts in the Gala¡pagos Islands aboard the San Jose. Arrival transfer on Day 1. Flights to and from the Gala¡pagos Islands. Certified Gala¡pagos National Park Service guide. All landings, excursions, and transportation. Snorkelling equipment. Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre.
Seven nights cruising the Gala¡pagos National Park aboard the San Jose, send a postcard from Post Office Bay (and take one home with you), explore massive colonies of boobies and frigatebirds on Genovesa, snorkel throughout the islands to discover sea turtles and other unique marine wildlife, hike over lava formations and dramatic volcanic features
Local flight, San Jose motorized yacht, van, Zodiac, private bus.
Hotel (2 nts), aboard the San Jose in twin-share cabins (7 nts).
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Baltra Island & Mosquera Island (B,L,D)
Fly to Baltra. Meet your guide and transfer to the ship. Excursion to Mosquera in the afternoon to walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 3 Genovesa Island (B,L,D)
Land at Genovesa, an old imploded volcano. Visit the sites of Darwin Bay and El Barranco to observe the massive colonies of frigatebirds, boobies, and other seabirds, as well as striking volcanic cliffs rising from the ocean.
Day 4 South Plaza Island & Santa Fe Island (B,L,D)
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa Fe for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 5 San Cristobal Island (B,L,D)
Pass through the dramatic Kicker Rock on the way to Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Visit the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre and enjoy free time exploring the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.
Day 6 Espaa±ola Island (B,L,D)
Visit to Gardner Bay and Punta Sua¡rez on Espaa±ola. Guided walks to observe wildlife and free time for swimming or snorkelling.
Day 7 Floreana Island (B,L,D)
Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Visit Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo.
Day 8 Santiago Island & Bartolome Island (B,L,D)
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago to witness the giant lava formations in contrast of the white coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolome for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 9 Baltra & Quito (B)
Take an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life before disembarking at Baltra and flying back to Quito.
Day 10 Quito (B)
Depart at any time.