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Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Infinity
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Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This 5-day small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which makes it the perfect journey for those who wish to discover the islands but are short on time. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling and exploring the Southern Islands on your cruise aboard the Infinity. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Flight to Baltra | Embark | El Chato
Day 2 : Dragon Hill | Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz
Day 3 : Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point OR Devil's Crown, Floreana Island
Day 4 : Suarez Point | Gardner Bay, Española Island
Day 5 : Interpretation Center, San Cristobal | Disembark | Fly to Mainland

Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular Post Office Bay and its beautiful sandy beach
  • Visit Devil’s Crown, the best snorkeling site in the Galapagos
  • Observe Frigate-birds, herons, blue-footed boobies, rays, reef sharks

Ship

Infinity

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Bachas Beach
  • Baltra
  • Devil's Crown
  • Dragon Hill
  • El Chato Tortoise Reserve
  • Espanola
  • Floreana
  • Gardner Bay
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Interpretation Center
  • Santa Cruz

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Blue-footed booby mating dance Post Office Bay, Floreana White tipped shark Exploring the Galapagos Sea lion encounter while snorkeling

Day 1 Flight to Baltra | Embark | El Chato

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at Baltra Island in the morning. After passing through immigration and baggage claim, meet the Infinity staff and transfer to the yacht. Settle into your cabin before lunch and a welcome briefing. Afterward enjoy the El Chato reserve, which is divided into two areas: Caseta and Chato. The trail begins at Santa Rosa (13.7 miles / 22 km) from Puerto Ayora, with the Caseta route being the most challenging. The reserve allows visitors to observe giant tortoises in the wild during the dry season and is also a good place to spot short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galapagos rails and paint-billed crakes

Day 2 Dragon Hill | Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, visit Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz. The visitors’ site at Dragon Hill is located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island and consists of a 1,600 m long trail that runs through three different environments. The beach is very rocky. At high tide, it’s a nice place for snorkeling. At this site, you can find vegetation of the typical intertidal zone and dry zone.

This afternoon visit Bachas Beach, located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Bachas is a swimming beach. One of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos, a floating pier, can be seen here. You may see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black-necked stilts, and whimbrels. Sea turtles also nest on the beach.

Day 3 Post Office Bay | Cormorant Point OR Devil's Crown, Floreana Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. Land on the beach and head to a spot where 18th-century whalers placed a wooden barrel for use as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So do not forget your postcards, and do not be surprised if the postcard arrives at its destination before you even get home!

In the afternoon, head to Cormorant Point. Here you can enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which is home to flamingos. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Devil’s Crown. This extinct volcano peaks out of the waters just off of Floreana’s coast and offers a magnificent snorkeling experience.

Day 4 Suarez Point | Gardner Bay, Española Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions start with Suarez Point and a trail where you have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. It is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! The landscape is great for photography and you will also have the chance to see the famous blowhole.

In the afternoon, visit the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white- sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You can also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Day 5 Interpretation Center, San Cristobal | Disembark | Fly to Mainland

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning you will visit The Interpretation Center which opened in 1998 as a phase of the project “Interpretation and Environment Education Project.” Visitors enjoy exhibitions on natural history, human history, and conservation. The conservation efforts represent the movement to protect the wildlife and natural environment through means of population and tourist control. The Interpretation Center has an outdoor stadium, audio-visual equipment, and meeting rooms.

After this final visit, transfer to the San Cristobal airport in time for your flight back to the mainland.

Infinity

Per person starting at
$3,945
Standard Cabin
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8 double cabins (237 ft² - 270 ft²) featuring private balconies, hot water and air-conditioning. Available on both decks
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Suite
2 double Suites (360.6 ft² and 376.7 ft²) featuring private balconies, hot water and air-conditioning. Available on both decks

Notes

Discount for groups of 6+ pax 10%
• Discount for children under 12 years 20%
• Xmas and New Year Supplement 25%
• All prices in United States Dollars

Child Discount

25% Discount applies when traveling with two adults. Children must be under 12 years old by the time they cruise

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

Included

  • Accommodations on board Infinity 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
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $675
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $620

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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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