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Unique landscape and cactus found on the Galapagos Islands

Islands Circumnavigation III

11 Day Sample Cruise aboard Galapagos Legend
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Embark on an 11-day circumnavigation through the hidden wonders of the Galapagos. This is the opportunity to see more than just the highlights of the Galapagos. This amazing cruise provides the chance to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Wander across an abundance of trails, explore peaceful lagoons, and swim and snorkel in crystalline waters. Get up close and personal with fascinating wildlife throughout your Galapagos adventure and make this a truly unique vacation that will be beyond memorable.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Santiago - Bartolomé
Day 3 : Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour
Day 4 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 5 : Santiago - Rabida
Day 6 : Isabela
Day 7 : Fernandina - Isabela
Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island - Mosquera
Day 9 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 10 : San Cristobal
Day 11 : San Cristobal

Ship

Galapagos Legend

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Bachas Beach
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Cerro Colorado
  • Dragon Hill
  • Espinosa Point
  • Fernandina
  • Highlands
  • Isabela
  • Mosquera
  • North Seymour
  • Puerto Egas
  • Punta Pitt
  • Rabida
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Santiago
  • South Plaza Island
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Tagus Cove
  • Urbina Bay
  • Vicente Roca Point
  • Witch Hill

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Unique landscape and cactus found on the Galapagos Islands The iconic feet of a Blue-Footed Booby Masked booby on a trip to the Galapagos islands Sally Lightfoot Crab Marine iguanas seen during a Galapagos cruise Sally Lightfoot found during a Galapagos wildlife tour Frigatebird in the Galapagos Islands

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive to the Galapagos and transfer to your ship, the Galapagos Legend. Today we cruise to Santa Cruz Island and travel by bus to the Santa Cruz highlands. Here, we visit a giant tortoise reserve where we can view tortoises in their natural habitat.

Day 2 Santiago - Bartolomé

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, arriving at the black sand beaches of Egas Port. Marine life abounds here, and if we're lucky, we will spot lobsters, starfish, and fur seals!

In the afternoon we travel to Bartolomé Island, hiking through a stunning volcanic landscape en route to amazing views of the nearby islands. This afternoon affords many wildlife viewing opportunities, including possible encounters with sea turtles and the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 3 Santa Cruz Island - North Seymour

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we venture over to Santa Cruz Island and stop at Dragon Hill, an important nesting site for endemic land iguanas. In the afternoon, we visit North Seymour Island, home to Blue-footed Boobies, Frigatebirds and sea lions.

Day 4 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we return to Santa Cruz Island where we stop at Bachas Beach, one of the main sea turtle nesting sites in the Galapagos.

Later on, we stop at Black Turtle Cove, home to four species of mangroves. Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sea turtles, herons and white-tipped sharks!

Day 5 Santiago - Rabida

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning we travel to Santiago Island, stopping of at Sullivan Bay to explore the extensive lava flows.

In the afternoon we visit Rábida Island and its volcanic, red sand beaches. Be on the lookout for Brown Pelicans during the months of July through September!

Day 6 Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore Isabela Island, stopping at Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. At Urbina Bay, we explore this volcanic, black sand beach in search of more Galapagos wildlife. Depending on the season, we may even spot some Galapagos tortoises!

This afternoon, we make our way over to Tagus Cove. Here we learn about the volcanoes that formed Isabela Island, and we take a dinghy ride along the shore in search of more amazing wildlife, including Flightless Cormorants and, depending on season, the Galapagos Penguin!

Day 7 Fernandina - Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we visit Espinosa Point, on Fernandina Island, in search of marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, and Galapagos Penguins! We stroll over lava formations, encountering cacti and mangroves along the way.

In the afternoon we head over to Vicente Roca Point on Isabela Island, a great place to spot an abundance of marine life!

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island - Mosquera

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we spend time in the Santa Cruz highlands. Here we visit El Chato Reserve where we hope to observe the Galapagos tortoise in its native habitat.

This afternoon we travel to Mosquera Islet, home to one of the Galapagos Islands' sea lion colonies.

Day 9 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning we travel to South Plaza Island, home of the Galapagos hybrid iguana. In the afternoon, we visit Santa Fe Island where we search for Galapagos wildlife such as sea lions, iguanas, and the Galapagos Hawk!

Day 10 San Cristobal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we explore the island of San Cristobal. In the morning we head to Pitt Point and take a hike up volcanic rock, offering up amazing views along the way! If we're lucky, we might just catch a glimpse of all three Booby species: Blue-footed, Red-footed and Nazca.

This afternoon we stop at Cerro Brujo, an eroding volcanic cone comprised of interesting lava formations. We also visit a lagoon in search of migratory bird species such as the Ruddy Turnstone.

Day 11 San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning we visit the San Cristobal giant tortoise breeding center to learn more about the Galapagos National Park's conservation programs.
After our visit, you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Galapagos Legend

Per person starting at
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Standard Cabin
$0
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds and are ~120 sq. ft. These cabins do not have outside windows.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Standard Plus Cabin
$0
The superior cabins are located on the Sea deck. They have two lower beds, porthole windows, and are approx. 120 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite
$0
Junior suites are located on the Earth deck, next to the reception desk, library and boutique. Each suite has two beds and large panoramic windows. Many junior suites may be interconnected and some have space for a third bed.
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Legend Suite
$0
These cabins are located on the outermost part of the ship on the Earth deck.These suites have a small living room next to the panoramic windows. They offer two lower beds and a sofa bed to accommodate small families. These cabins can be connected.
Cruise the Galapagos on the Legend ship
Balcony Suite
$0
These new suites are very spacious and can comfortably hold a family of three. With approximately 60 square feet of space, they can easily hold a table, as well as two chairs with additional walking space. These suites can interconnect.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Single Supplement

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

Child Discount

25% discount for children age 12 and under 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 Galapagos Legend 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
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $25 for 5 days, $50 for 10 days, $75 for 15 days
  • Kayaks available for $30 per use
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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