This morning, you will be picked up from your Quito hotel and transferred to Quito airport in time for your flight to the Galapagos Islands.
The Galápagos Islands have been named after the giant Galápagos tortoises. The archipelago, 1000 kms (600 miles) off Ecuador's Pacific Coast originated from undersea volcanic activity, six million years ago. The archipelago's 13 major islands, 6 smaller ones, and scores of islets are all part of Ecuador's National Park system.
In 1835, the English naturalist Charles Darwin visited the islands and discovered this 'living laboratory' which inspired his writings on the Theory of Evolution. Many of the animals on the Galápagos Islands have developed into different species from their continental relatives, and because they have never experienced man as a predator, they show no fear of humans.
The world's most wondrous group of islands is yours for unhurried exploration. Follow the nature trails; enjoy the amazing sights, wade and even dive among the animals of land and sea.
Guests are taken to shore in small groups by a multilingual naturalist guide, who will explain the fascinating geology and history of an eco-world that takes you back millions of years. There is ample opportunity to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph, and observe the abundant variety of wildlife on each island. You can swim with sea lions, walk among black marine iguanas basking in the sun and observe the elaborate mating rituals of boobies, albatrosses, or male frigate birds displaying their red pouches.
Is the new way of travelling and Galápagos is a fantastic place to convey all concepts that make an expedition safe, educational, fun and soul lifting. You will become a participant of this wonderful expedition, you are not a passenger; you are a guest.
While we embrace a spirit of adventure, we ensure that you always travel in comfort and safety. Your ship provides private, tasteful accommodations; fresh, healthy, contemporary international and local cuisine; an attentive staff-a unique advantage to small groups.
Choose between any of the following Galápagos options:
M/V Santa Cruz
3 nights/4 days expedition – Friday to Monday
4 nights/ 5 days expedition – Monday to Friday
7 nights/5 days expedition - Friday to Friday
Yacht Isabela II
3 nights/4 days expedition – Tuesday to Friday
4 nights/5 days expedition – Friday to Tuesday
7 nights/8 days expedition - Tuesday to Tuesday
Yacht La Pinta
7 nights/8 days expedition - Friday to Friday
**Please note - The Galapagos Cruise is not included in the price of this itinerary**