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5 Day Sample Cruise aboard Treasure of Galapagos
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Embark on the Treasure of Galapagos to explore the beauty and wonder of the Galapagos' central islands. Indulge yourself in the picturesque beauty of the unique landscape, relax on the beach, do some exploratory snorkeling, and wander to the hidden center of the islands on this unique and exciting 5-day adventure. Delight in the frolicking sea lions that love to swim with people or get up close and personal with the incredible giant tortoises that make their home here.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra | Embark on Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santiago | Bartolome
Day 3 : North Seymour | Mosquera
Day 4 : South Plaza | San Cristobal
Day 5 : Disembark on San Cristobal

Highlights

  • Learn about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and their animal life
  • Observe courtship rituals of blue-footed boobies & magnificent frigatebirds
  • Interact with gentle giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Station

Ship

Treasure of Galapagos

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Leon Dormido
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • North Seymour
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Punta Pitt
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz
  • South Plaza Island
  • Witch Hill

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

put em up.... A group of giant tortoises in the Galapagos Encounter tropical wildlife while you sail on the Aranui Can you see them? They're blending. With our favorite tortoise

Day 1 Baltra | Embark on Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at the airport and get transferred to the boat for check in and lunch. Start on your first excursion with a visit to Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy hiking and an educational visit to the Charles Darwin Station to view the tortoises in various stages of life. This facility helps prepare tortoises for reintroduction back into their natural habitat. Stretch out your hand and interact with these gentle giants.

Day 2 Santiago | Bartolome

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, make your way to Santiago, a volcanically active island located in the west-central area of the archipelago. Upon arrival, explore Santiago's famous lava flows, which are vast enough to be seen from space.

While on Bartolome you can see interesting formations of lava and cinder cones. A wooden staircase leads to the top of the island where there are beautiful views of the nearby beaches. Pinnacle Rock makes this island one of the most visited and photographed.

Day 3 North Seymour | Mosquera

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Disembark on North Seymour, a beautiful, uplifted island strewn with boulders and rich in birdlife. Observe the famous blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds as they perform their fascinating courtship rituals and attend to their nests.

From there, sail for Mosquera. Home to a diverse coral and rock reef, the island is also home to a large population of sea lions and shorebirds.

Day 4 South Plaza | San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
South Plaza Island, though small in stature, is home to some of the Galapagos' most interesting creatures. Notably, hybrid iguanas are found in abundance along the island's shores. These species are a cross between marine and land iguanas. The rugged cliffs of the island are also home to a variety of entertaining sea birds.

From South Plaza, sail for the coast of San Cristobal and Cerro Brujo. Cerro Brujo offers a varied and photogenic landscape, from where you can view Kicker Rock and the southern part of upper San Cristobal.

Day 5 Disembark on San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
The Interpretation Center on San Cristobal is full of educational information about the evolution of the Galapagos Islands and animal life in the islands. Transfer out to San Cristobal’s Airport and return back to the mainland.

Treasure of Galapagos

Per person starting at
$2,825
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Spacious suites with private balcony, small lounge area, private bathroom. 2 with queen beds, 6 with twins.
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Master Suite
Separate living & sleeping areas, private bath, two balconies, perfect for families. 1 bedroom with king or 1 bedroom with twin beds, sofa bed in the living room.

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

40% discount for children under age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise.

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

Included

  • Accommodations on board Treasure of Galapagos 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

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
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $35 for 7 days
  • 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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