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Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 10-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here. Roam across island trails, explore peaceful lagoons, swim and snorkel in crystalline waters, bask in the sun on white sand beaches, soak in extraordinary volcanic vistas, and get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Overnight Hotel.
Day 2 : Fly to Galapagos / Embark the Islander
Days 3-8 : Explore the Galapagos Islands
Day 9 : Disembark in the Galapagos / Fly to Guayaquil
Day 10 : Guayaquil / Return Home

Highlights

  • Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a nesting site for sea turtles
  • Explore recent lava flows and look for marine iguanas
  • Snorkel with Galapagos penguins in Bartolome
  • Swim off a black sand beach

Ship

Islander

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Pinnacle rock in Bartolome A kayaker flows past a shore covered with iguanas. Floreana Lodge Fur Seal Punta Suarez, Espanola

Day 1 Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Overnight Hotel.

Arrive in Guayaquil by late evening. Meet your fellow travelers and transfer to your hotel, the Hilton Colon.

Day 2 Fly to Galapagos / Embark the Islander

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, fly from Guayaquil to the Galapagos. After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight, immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, your exact routing depends on the National Park Service.

Day 3-8 Explore the Galapagos Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The following is a representative sample of the islands you may visit during your week on board:

Bartholome
This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago
Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

Santa Cruz
Look for blue-footed boobies, pelicans, sea lions and more. Enjoy walks in the highlands and encounter giant tortoises in the wild.

Isabela
A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Fernandina
This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Floreana
Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Española
The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches.

Day 9 Disembark in the Galapagos / Fly to Guayaquil

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Following breakfast on board, disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón.

Day 10 Guayaquil / Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for flights homeward.

Islander

Guayaquil - Hotels

Per person starting at
$6,990
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
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Category 1
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
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Category 1 Single
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
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Category 2
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
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Category 2 Single
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
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Category 3
Bridge Deck #303-306 (*Sole Occupancy: #301, 302). Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window. Note: #305 & 306 can accommodate a third person.
Islander's Category 4 and 5 Cabin.
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Category 4
Upper Deck #403-408. Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed-in terraces with seating. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 & 404 convert to double beds
Islander's Category 4 and 5 Cabin.
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Category 5
Upper Deck #401, 402. These are the largest cabins onboard. They feature two lower single beds which can convert ot a queen bed, and wrap-around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed-in terraces with seating.

Notes

*Rates include Galapagos National Park Fee.


*Hotel nights on Days 1 and 9 are at the Hilton in Guayaquil or Quito. Please inquire for pre and post tour accommodation rates at these hotels.

Please Note:
This itinerary consists of 2 hotel nights in Guayaquil, with an 8-night Galapagos cruise aboard the Islander. Rates include hotel nights as listed.

The exact routing of the Galapagos portion of your tour is dependent upon the National Park Service. The above is a sample itinerary only.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

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

Included

  • Accommodations on board Islander 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
  • Sea Kayaking

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
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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