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Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat
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Ecuador

Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Monserrat

If an authentic tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams, get yourself on down to the Galápagos, stat. Want to keep an eye out for native wildlife like sea lions, land iguanas, and giant tortoises? The Galápagos has ‘em by the dozen. Looking to recharge on beautiful white-sand beaches? There's plenty of those, too. Even better, you'll have the services of two naturalist guides to help provide an educational slant to this incredible experience.
We start the tour in the capital Quito and the nearby temperate cloud forest of Mindo on the western slopes of the Andes. Then continue by road and rail, over high passes and amazing switchbacks to finish in the sweltering Pacific lowlands in Guayaquil, Ecuador's main deep water port, and largest city.
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  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $4,749
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Ecuador: A stunning package!
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Ecuador: A stunning package!
There's plenty to do in Ecuador for all kinds of travellers. You can see whales off the coast, birds in the cloud forest, and caimans' eyes gloating red in the waters of the Amazon.
Galapagos - Biodiversity at its best
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Galapagos - Biodiversity at its best
Each island boasts its own unique landscape with extraordinary species such as sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, and a variety of coastal birds such as herons, tattlers, plovers, turnstones, and whimbrels, are commonly seen.
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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

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Itinerary

Quito

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Quito/Baltra Island

Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the ship which is moored nearby, just off the island of Baltra. Afternoon excursion to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island

Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Santa Fé to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Punta Pitt/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Cristóbal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Head to La Galapaguera for opportunities to see giant tortoises and enjoy a snorkelling excursion.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Explore the the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Galápagos. Visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre and take a walk through Cerro Tijeretas looking for wildlife and go snorkelling. In the afternoon, visit Isla Lobos and be greeted by sea lions frolicking in the waves.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Cerro Brujo

Starting on the north coast of San Cristóbal, land at Cerro Brujo to observe the sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Spend the afternoon visiting the tortoise breeding area in the highlands rich with endemic flora. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez

Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay's and the bird colonies of Punta Suárez.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island

Land at Punta Cormorant on Floreana. Guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history. Snorkelling excursion at Champion Islet. Visit Post Office Bay. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Puerto Ayora/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Quito

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

  Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)

  2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide

  All meals aboard the Monserrat

  Highlands giant tortoises excursion

  Sante Fé hiking excursion

  Snorkelling at Sante Fé, Punta Pitt, Isla Lobos, Gardner Island and Champion Islet

  Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal)

  Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center

  Post Office Bay Visit

  Charles Darwin Research Station Visit

  All landings and excursions

  Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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