Explore the Galapagos on this 8-day cruise of the western islands viewing unique wildlife like sealions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, giant Galapagos tortoises, and even penguins! Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz Island, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold, making this an incredible vacation package. Further explore with optional activities that include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and more.
Day 1 : San Cristobal Day 2 : Genovesa Day 3 : Santa Cruz Island Day 4 : Fernandina | Isabela Day 5 : Isabela Day 6 : Santiago | Rabida Day 7 : Santa Cruz Island Day 8 : San Cristobal
Hike Prince Philip's Steps for extraordinary views of the island
Encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat at Las Primicias
Hike to a salt water lagoon and view shore birds
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about conservation
San Cristobal is the easternmost island in the Galapagos archipelago and, geologically, one of the oldest. Spot nesting colonies of frigatebirds and cruise around Kicker Rock, a cone formation which rises nearly 500 feet out of the sea.
Travel by bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Watch as the scenery changes, eventually covering each of the seven vegetation zones. Visit Las Primicias, a private farm where you can encounter giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Stop at "the tunnels", the largest lava tubes found in the Galapagos.
In the afternoon, visit Los Gemelos and the Charles Darwin Research Station. See the three tortoise corals and breeding center with new hatchlings and miniature tortoises not yet ready to be repatriated.
Explore the island of Fernandina, the youngest of the Galapagos Islands. An active shield volcano which last erupted in 2009, the island is mostly rocky and not hospitable to animals. Watch oystercatchers and Sally Lightfoot crabs skirt across the rocks.
Striding the equator, Isabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands and features flora and fauna which is impossible to compare to anything else. Home to more wild tortoises than any of the other islands, Isabela entrances travelers with its close encounters.
The island of Rábida is covered with red volcanic rocks surrounding a beautiful red sand beach. At this location there is a colony of sea lions and a pelican nesting site. Follow the trail that leads to a salt water lagoon where you can view various types of shore birds. Rábida is considered to be one of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos Islands, so enjoy the opportunity to go snorkel.
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Iguana Deck cabins # 9 & 10 have two twin lower beds and one upper berth with porthole windows. These two cabins can be sold as triples.(Cabins average 110 square feet.)
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Cabins #7 & 8 have two twin lower beds and porthole windows.
Cabins # 9 & 10 have two twin lower beds and one upper berth with porthole windows. These two cabins can be sold as triples.(Cabins average 110 square feet.)
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Cabins # 5 & 6 cabins have one double bed and picture windows.
(Cabins average 90 square feet.)
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Cabins #1,3 & 4 have two twin lower beds and picture windows. Please inquire to see if rooms can be arranged to have a double bed.
Cabin # 2 has one double bed and picture window. (Cabins average 95 square feet.)
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Single travelers will be assigned the best available cabin at time of sailing. This is an example of a possible assigned room type.
Travelers on this yacht need to pre-pay the Galapagos Islands National Park Fee.
This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.
25% discount for children age 11 and younger at time of Galapagos cruise. 15% discount for children age 12-17 at time of Galapagos cruise. Discount amounts and availability depend on departure date.
Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50
Accommodations on board Eric & Letty based on double occupancy
Meals while in the Galapagos
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Swimming and Snorkeling
Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
$100 Galapagos Park Fee
$80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
$45 International Departure Tax
Wetsuits are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve a suit for your exclusive use for $25
Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
$530 - $595
Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
$475 - $540
Optional Hospitality Packages
$230-$310 Two hotel nights in Quito and two domestic transfers
$200-$290 Two hotel nights in Guayaquil and two domestic transfers
Initial deposit is $700 per person ($1400 for 15 day), $1200 for singles ($2400 for 15 day), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.
Final payment is due 70 (100 days for holiday weeks) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).