Galapagos - Central, South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat
There's simply no better place to appreciate the magic of this precious little blue planet of ours than the Galapagos Islands. Join us aboard the roomy Monserrat for a mind-expanding cruising adventure through the archipelago's central, southern and eastern islands. Hike the dramatic black lava flows of volcanic Bartolome Island, snorkel with sea lions and other aquatic beasts, go for a hike on Espaa±ola or opt to laze about on her white-sand beaches instead. With a pair of naturalist guides on hand to answer your questions, you'll come home with a perspective you simply can't put a price tag on.
Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.
Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).
Cruise the Gala¡pagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts). 2 Certified Gala¡pagos National Park Service guide. All meals aboard the Monserrat. Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Gardner Island, Champion Islet, Sullivan Bay, Bartoloma© Island and Bachas Beach. Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center. Post Office Bay Visit. Charles Darwin Research Station Visit. Highlands giant tortoises excursion. Black Turtle Cove Excursion. All landings and excursions. Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Seven nights cruising the Gala¡pagos National Park aboard the Monserrat, hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartoloma©, snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles, choose to hike along or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Espaa±ola Island, come face-to-face with 100-year-old giant tortoises
Day 7 Sullivan Bay/Bartolome Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting 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 8 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragon on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Day 9 Black Turtle Cove/Quito (1B)
Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D)
Catch an early flight to San Cristobal Island. In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos and be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves.
Day 3 Cerro Brujo (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. Spend the afternoon visiting the tortoise breeding area in the highlands rich with endemic flora.
Day 4 Bahaa Gardner/Punta Sua¡rez (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy the day on Espaa±ola Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay's and the bird colonies of Punta Sua¡rez.
Day 5 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. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Visit Post Office Bay.
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 6 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring the island of Santa Cruz. Visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre and take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in the wild and learn about the volcanic formations of the islands.