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Galapagos Land & Sea — Central Islands aboard the Monserrat
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If you’re looking for a taste of exotic nature, look no further than this trip aboard the Monserrat, our comfort-class vessel for navigating the waters of the Galápagos. Start with a day on land and stay at a beautiful island hotel, the best possible way to start your tour. Snorkelling with sea lions and other aquatic wildlife and taking a trek over volcanic rock will give you both incredible sights and indelible memories. And with two naturalist guides on the tour, you’ll bring home extra knowledge to go along with your photo slideshows.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEVL07NB/143769
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Baltra Island
  • Sullivan Bay
  • Bartolomé Island
  • Bachas Beach
  • Cerro Dragón
  • Black Turtle Cove

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Quito/Puerto Ayora

Fly to the Galápagos, meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora, a port town. Check into the hotel followed and after lunch hike to Tortuga Bay and explore the mangroves by kayaking.

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Day 3: Puerto Ayora/Baltra Island

Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon enjoy the highlands, visit a tortoise ranch and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz.
Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, a science organization initiated in 1964, which works to preserve the Galápagos' ecosystem through the conservation efforts of scientists, researchers, and volunteers.Visit a tortoise ranch in the afternoon and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz. Tonight will be the first night spent on board the Monserrat.

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Day 4: Sullivan Bay/Bartolomé Island

Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

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Day 5: Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragón

Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragón on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Visit Bachas Beach in the morning, located on the northeastern tip of Santa Cruz Island. A great beach to stroll on with crystalline waters perfect for swimming, Bachas Beach also gives visitors the opportunity to see frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions.

In the afternoon, visit Cerro Dragón, on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. See land iguanas as well as a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and various species of birds.

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Day 6: Black Turtle Cove/Quito

Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

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Day 7: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (3 nts)
    • 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
    • All meals aboard the Monserrat
    • Overnight on Santa Cruz
    • Tortuga Bay hike and kayak
    • Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Highlands giant tortoises excursion
    • Snorkelling at Sullivan Bay, Bartolomé Island and Bachas Beach
    • Black Turtle Cove Excursion
    • All landings and excursions
    • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (3 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (3 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito
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Tour Highlights:
  • One night in Puerto Ayora
  • Hike the beautiful beach of Tortuga Bay with an included kayak trip
  • Three nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat
  • Hike over the dramatic volcanic flows to a viewpoint on Bartolomé
  • Snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles
  • Find marine iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the surf.