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Destination

Galapagos

Duration

9 Days

Price

On Request

Combine a short cruise aboard the M/V Eclipse with a two-night stay at Galapagos Safari Camp, a luxury tented camp nestled in the highland of Santa Cruz Island, with stunning views over the Pacific Ocean and the National Park. The Eclipse is an upscale 48-passenger expedition vessel that offers unparalleled levels of comfort and service, expansive cabins and ample social areas, not to mention unrivalled outdoor dining, a lounge, a library, a boutique and an infirmary with a doctor on board at all times. One of the most popular areas on board is the sun deck, ideal for stargazing, whale watching, or simply lazing in the Jacuzzi.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Guayaquil
  • Arrival Transfer (International)
Oro Verde - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Guayaquil - North Seymour - Galapagos
  • Departure Transfer (Galapagos)
  • Saturday Arrival - North Seymour
MV/Eclipse - Superior Stateroom
Full Board
Day 3
Galapagos - Santa Fe Island (Barrington)
  • Sunday - South Plaza & Santa Fe
MV/Eclipse - Superior Stateroom
Full Board
Day 4
Galapagos - Cerro Brujo
  • Monday - Pitt Point & Cerro Brujo
MV/Eclipse - Superior Stateroom
Full Board
Day 5
Galapagos - Cormorant Point
  • Tuesday - Floreana & Punta Cormorant
MV/Eclipse - Superior Stateroom
Full Board
Day 6
Galapagos - Moreno Point
  • Wednesday - Elizabeth Bay & Punta Moreno
MV/Eclipse - Superior Stateroom
Full Board
Day 7
Highlands - Santa Cruz Island
  • Thursday - Charles Darwin Station - Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp - Luxury Tent
Full Board
Day 8
Santa Cruz Island
Galapagos Safari Camp - Luxury Tent
Full Board
Day 9
Galapagos
  • Sunrise Walk and Departure

Day 1
Guayaquil

Welcome to Ecuador! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Your representative will accompany you to your hotel and assist you with check-in.

Oro Verde - Deluxe Room

Day 2
Guayaquil - North Seymour - Galapagos

After an early breakfast, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Quito Airport in time to catch your flight to the Galapagos Islands. The flight from Quito to the Galapagos is approximately 2 hours.

Arrive at Baltra Island

Once you arrive at Baltra airport, you will clear immigration, be met by your guide, and escorted to the harbor. A motorized dinghy will then transfer you to the M/V Eclipse, where you will be welcomed by the Captain and crew.

North Seymour

North Seymour is a perfect introduction to the Galapagos Islands. Fauna abounds and you will soon find yourself surrounded by frigates and blue footed boobies. Keep an eye out for land iguanas and sea lions too! Difficulty level: Moderate.

M/V Eclipse - Superior Stateroom

Day 3
Galapagos - Santa Fe Island (Barrington)

South Plaza

South Plaza Island is home to a large Opuntia cacti forest, land iguanas and one of the largest sea lion colonies in the central region of the archipelago. You will also be able to see Nazca boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, and other kinds of sea birds as well as different types of finches. Difficulty level: Moderate.

Santa Fe

During the hike you will see some of Santa Fe\u180\'b4s endemic species, including the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos snake, various finches and the Galapagos mockingbird. Playful sea lions usually join swimmers and kayakers during beach time. Difficulty level: Moderate.

M/V Eclipse - Superior Stateroom

Day 4
Galapagos - Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal - Punta Pitt

Punta Pitt is located on the eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. You will hike up to a plateau where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is definitely worth the effort. The power hike is followed by kayaking, snorkeling and dinghy ride opportunities. Difficulty level: Difficult.

San Cristobal - Cerro Brujo.

In addition to the magnificent scenery, there is a beautiful beach and a dinghy ride at the visitor site. Cerro Brujos' spectacular beach is home to a large colony of sea lions and is the first place in the archipelago that Charles Darwin visited. Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate.

M/V Eclipse - Superior Stateroom

Day 5
Galapagos - Cormorant Point

Floreana - Post Office Bay - Baroness View Point

Post Office Bay is home to a unique "post office" inspired by 18th century pirates and buccaneers who used a wooden barrel as an unofficial mail box. The tradition continues today as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home. The Baroness View point is the ideal place to take in the unique scenery that defines Floreana. Difficulty level: Easy.

Floreana - Champion Islet and Cormorant Point.

After snorkeling at Champion Islet, you will visit Cormorant Point, where there is a beautiful lagoon which is home to flamingos, stilts and pintall ducks. Difficulty level: Easy.

M/V Eclipse - Superior Stateroom

Day 6
Galapagos - Moreno Point

Isabela Island - Elizabeth Bay

Elizabeth Bay is one of the furthest points of the Galapagos that we will visit on our cruise. We will enter a sheltered cove accessible by dinghy only - a wonderful mangrove ecosystem that is a refuge for sea turtles, rays, blue-footed boobies, penguins, herons and more. Difficulty level: Easy.

Isabela Island - Moreno Point

Moreno Point is located just southwest of Elizabeth Bay and is famous for its huge population of seabirds. You\u180\'b4ll be able to get up close on a dinghy ride along the cliffs of the island, or on a hike through lava rock that leads to the tide pools and mangroves teaming with life on the west coast of Isabela Island. Observe and learn about different types of lava and pioneer plants while being surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery that Galapagos has to offer. Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult.

M/V Eclipse - Superior Stateroom

Day 7
Highlands - Santa Cruz Island

On your visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station you will gain insight into the huge efforts being made by scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see the famous Galapagos tortoises that are the islands" namesake. After the visit transfer to the Galapagos Safari Camp to begin your land stay. Select from a variety of activities arranged on Santa Cruz Island.

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate.

Galapagos Safari Camp - Luxury Tent

 

Day 8
Santa Cruz Island

Galapagos Safari Camp - Luxury Tent

Day 9
Galapagos

On your last day you can tour Galapagos Safari Camp at leisure or enjoy the sunrise before your airport transfer.

With its abundance of plants, animals, microorganisms and ecosystem, its four natural regions (Amazon, Andes, Galapagos, Pacific Coast, and its relatively small surface (approximately 280,000 km2/173938.88 square miles), Ecuador positions itself as the most diverse country per square meter in the world. A touristic paradise where in just a few days you can discover the glory of the Andes, bathe on lush Pacific Ocean beaches, explore the richness of the Amazon and marvel at the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

Oro Verde

Hotel Oro Verde offers 236 rooms and suites, recently refurbished with all the services you can expect from a world class hotel. High speed WIFI Internet, 300 thread sheets, mini bar with complimentary soft drinks, coffee maker and electric kettle in your room are some of the amenities available to you. Stay fit in the renovated fitness center or relax in our comfortable and exclusive Wet-Spa with sauna, whirlpool and steam room. End your day with a relaxing massage or swim in the outdoor pool.Savour a delicious meal at Le Gourmet. Consistently recognized as one of the best restaurants in Ecuador, LE GOURMET offers contemporary cuisine in a magnificent classical author environment.

Equipped with King, Queen or two Twin beds the newly refurbished deluxe rooms offer a fresh, bright and spacious atmosphere; ideal for relaxation.From 270 to 345 sq ft., the Deluxe rooms are complemented with fully remodeled bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes and slippers. Amenities Hair dryer Internet access via WiFi Complimentary Airport - Hotel - Airport Shuttle In room massage available 32 inch Television with cable TV Free soft drinks in the Mini Bar Coffe maker and kettle in the room. Free parking

M/V Eclipse

The Eclipse is an upscale expedition vessel that offers unparalleled levels of comfort and service. Large enough to travel the Pacific in comfort and safety, small enough to dock at remote ports and negotiate inter-island landings with agility, the Eclipse is the perfect size for an expedition-style adventure and the choice for travelers who prefer the intimate, comfortable atmosphere and attentive service of a smaller boutique vessel to a larger cruise ship. She features outstanding open-air spaces, comfortable cabins, and spectacular al fresco dining.

The eight Superior Staterooms, also located on the Boat Deck, feature picture windows that provide a wonderful natural light. Two of the Superior Staterooms have interconnecting doors to accommodate families.

Galapagos Safari Camp

The Galapagos archipelago is one of the last places on the planet to be relatively untouched by man. With only 3 per cent of their landmass inhabited, the islands support a number of remarkable ecosystems, as well as being home to one of the planet"s most important marine reserves. The Enchanted Islands, as they are known, lie at the crossroads of science, nature, exploration and literature.Galapagos Safari Camp is a new way to experience the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as a unique destination in itself. The eco-luxury tented camp - one of the first in Latin America - follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.

Erected on wooden platforms, the Luxury Tents are composed of three layers: one to protect against the sun, another against the rain and an inner canvas shell. Inside they are spacious (27m2), and their custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds can be joined to become one queen bed; and there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. A sofa bed can be added for children under 12. The en suite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All the tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the wonderful view.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

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A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

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G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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