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Unique landscape and cactus found on the Galapagos Islands

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Get ready to enjoy an awesome 4-day cruise exploring the highlights of the Southern Galapagos Islands aboard the Catamaran Alia. Delight yourself with the beauty of one of the most unique, scientifically important, and biologically outstanding areas on earth, and wander through the island's picture perfect sceneries. Enjoy exploratory snorkeling in search of the exclusive wildlife this wonderful archipelago has to offer.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal | Embark
Day 2 : San Cristobal
Day 3 : Española Island
Day 4 : Santa Cruz | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire the wonderful towering cliffs of the unique Kicker Rock
  • Snorkel through natural rock channels created by volcanic erosions
  • Share a unique moment with three types of booby birds at Pitt Point

Ship

Alia

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Unique landscape and cactus found on the Galapagos Islands A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos Taking photos of the scenery Ray swimming in the Galapagos Couple sitting on a beach among sea lions

Day 1 San Cristobal | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a morning flight from Quito or Guayaquil, arriving at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, be transferred to the yacht and take some time to settle in your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing. In the afternoon, visit the Interpretation Center, part of a project where you can explore the natural history of the islands including human interaction and conservation efforts. The Museum of Natural History explains the volcanic origin of the archipelago, ocean currents, climate, and the arrival of endemic species.

Day 2 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning after an early breakfast, visit Witch Hill, located on the northern coast of San Cristobal Island. This eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.

In the afternoon, visit Pitt Point, situated on the northeastern tip of the island. Here find frigatebirds, storm petrels, and all three types of booby birds: the Nazca, blue-footed, and red-footed boobies. A steep trail goes up a cliff and through a ravine leading visitors to an area with an abundance of birds.

Day 3 Española Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, visit Suarez Point. On the trail you have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. Explore a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! Have the chance to see the famous blowhole that spurts water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

In the afternoon, an excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, take a walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Day 4 Santa Cruz | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, head off to Carrión Point, located in northeastern Santa Cruz. Navigate around this point which provides you the opportunity to see various sea birds nesting on the rock cliffs. Carrion Point creates a sheltered lagoon with beautiful turquoise water. Snorkel and see a variety of fish, rays, and perhaps the harmless white-tip reef sharks. After this final visit, transfer to Baltra’s airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Alia

Per person starting at
$2,945
Matrimonial Cabin on the Alia
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9 comfortable cabins, 8 with private balconies. All the beds can be double or twin. Upper Deck cabins are 172ft² / 16m²; Main Deck cabins measure 215ft² / 20m².

Notes

The vessel itinerary is subject to change without previous notice; due to seasonal changes, weather conditions or Galapagos National Park policy.
 

Child Discount

20% discount for children under 12 years of age. Children over 6 years old are welcome aboard.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Alia based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuit

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Under request
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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