Galapagos Cruise - Feb. 12, 2011
- Passengers : 20
- Style : Category 2 Yacht
- San Cristobal
- North Seymour
- Santa Cruz
Solo Traveler Trip
The Eric, Letty, and Flamingo are signature yachts with identical characteristics. Accommodations include ten cabins located on three decks, each with a large private bathroom with hot water shower, either two twin lower beds or one double bed, a roomy closet, overhead storage, separate climate controls, and intercom system. Each naturalist takes a group of no more than 10 passengers on all shore excursions.
Polished teak wood interior features fully air-conditioned cabins, dining room, a well-stocked bar, conference area with television, VCR, stereo cassette/CD equipment, and book and video library.
- Day 1 Arrive Quito
- Day 2 Fly Galapagos - San Cristobal
- Days 3-8 Explore the Galapagos
- Day 9 Galapagos to Quito
- Day 10 Return Home.
- Expedition CruisingSmall ships and yachts travel in remote waterways with small-group guided excursions.
- Wildlife WatchingIncludes intentional opportunity to observe flora or fauna with an experienced guide.
- SnorkelingIncludes opportunity for snorkeling or possibly SCUBA.
Day 2 Fly Galapagos - San Cristobal (B,D)
An early mornign flight from Quito bring you to the Galapagos Archipelago, and the island of San Cristobal. San Cristobal is the Eastern most island in the Galapagos, located in the southeast corner. It is home of the oldest settlement in the islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is also the capital of the province Galapagos. Here, the Interpretation Center was recently opened by the Galapagos National Park. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your yacht - your home for the next seven nights.
Days 3-8 Explore the Galapagos (6B,6L,6D)
Visit 8 to 10 islands during your Galapagos voyages. Each day you leave the comfort of your yacht and go ashore in a panga (the local word for dinghies, Zodiacs, etc.) to remote areas of the islands for natural history walks through the Galapagos' unique ecology. Your crew takes excellent care of you with delicious meals and attends to all your creature comforts onboard. On the islands the naturalist guide shows you the diversity of Galapagos life and teaches you about the area's natural history. This is everyone's chance to photograph unusual marine iguanas, snorkel with playful sea lions, and just take in the legendary landscape of ancient volcanic turmoil. Except for a few settlements, the entire archipelago is a national park and the beaches and meandering footpaths invite relaxation.
While itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service, we hope to explore the following islands:
This morning we return to San Cristobal for a little more on the island, and say goodbye to the Enchanted Isles. In the afternoon, transfer back to the airport for your flight back to quito. Overnight.
|$440||Internal Flights (Quito-Galapagos-Quito)|
|$120||Internal Flights (Fuel Surcharge)|
|Flight costs subject to change|
Guests will be provided private accommodations in Quito before and after their Galapagos cruise. There is no single supplement for travelers on this departure if they are willing to share with another traveler of the same gender.
Alumni discounts apply. No other discounts apply for the solo traveler departures.