Galapagos Boutique Yacht Cruise
Immerse into this seven-day tour along the Galapagos Archipelago, an ample opportunity to have an intimate encounter with breathtaking landscapes, pristine waters and unique species. On board the 40-guest luxurious cruise Isabella II Yacht, you’ll breeze into the impressive and natural scenario of remote islands and enjoy an exceptional wildlife experience. Scouting the island sites in groups that average no more than 14 guests per naturalist guide makes this Galapagos trip an incomparable adventure.
Starting from $5,180 per person
Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners.
HOW IT WORKS
- An opportunity to have an intimate encounter with the Galapagos Islands in a world class expedition.
- Hikes along the natural beauty of scenic landscapes. Observe a myriad of flora and fauna such as booby birds and sea lions.
- Swim, snorkel or kayak in the azure blue waters of Champion Islet and the chance to be surrounded by a sea lion colony and schools of fish.
- Tour the exciting lava/boulder terrain of Punta Suarez to observe a vast array of natural life including colorful marine iguanas.
- Enjoy the stunning views of the Pitt Point shoreline along the north-eastern tip of San Cristóbal Island, a birdwatcher’s paradise.
- After snorkeling and swimming through the pristine waters brimful of marine life, enjoy the powder-like sandy beach of Cerro Brujo.
- Counting with just 20 guest cabins, the Yacht Isabella II offers you a personal and up-close experience of the remote islands.
Welcome to the city of Quito! Embraced by mountain peaks, the high Andean capital features some truly charming sights that are destined to make you stop and stare. Upon your arrival, a representative of SA Expeditions will greet you at the airport and get you settled into your hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to relax or perhaps roam around the amazing historical district.
Get ready to experience one of the best-preserved historic cities founded in the 16th century. Explore the magnificent churches and plazas that bring together a perfect blend of artistic tradition and awe-inspiring architecture. After you’re done scouting the old town, a UNESCO Heritage Site, you may want to delve into Quito’s culinary scene and enjoy some of the finest Ecuadorian dishes.
It’s time to fly to Baltra Island in the Galápagos! Upon arrival you will be taken to a restaurant in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch, and then continue to Puerto Ayora. A picturesque drive will take you to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens where you’ll get a glimpse of an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora before embarking on the Isabella II Yacht. The Captain’s welcome cocktail and an appetizing dinner await you.
Start with a hike at Post Office Bay and meet the historic barrel that has served as an informal post office in the archipelago for over two centuries. At the charming and colored coastline of Cormorant Point, discover a brackish water lagoon that is home to bird species like stilts and American flamingos. Explore the other side of the island and enjoy the white-sand beach and site for green sea turtles. Snorkel in the waters of the lovely Champion Islet to see a vast array of marine life or ride in the panga or glass-bottom boat.
Take a morning walk along the exciting lava/boulder terrain of Punta Suarez and observe sea bird colonies, including the Galapagos albatross, boobies, swallow-tail gulls and the famous blowhole. Before you head on board for lunch, look for red-black-and-green marine iguanas. In the afternoon, you’ll set down at this pristine, white coral beach and prepare for a short walk to observe Galapagos sea lions up close or just relax at the beach. The turquoise color of the waters will urge you to swim, snorkel or kayak around the area.
Begin your day by seeing frigate birds, storm petrels and all three types of booby birds on Pitt Point, the north-eastern tip of San Cristóbal island. As you follow the trail that ascends from the beach you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the shoreline. If conditions are favourable, you can opt to swim, snorkel, hop onto the panga for a ride along the coast or explore the waters by kayak. In the afternoon, you’ll set out on a panga ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers which will take you to Cerro Brujo, a white coral beach that is home to countless species of flora and fauna. Walk along the sandy beach and enjoy the stunning views from cliffs and from shore to see an array of marine birds and playful sea lions.
Your cruise ends with a transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito on the mainland. From there you will connect to your international flight home.
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