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9 Nights - £2,685pp

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Tour Info
  • International Flights from the UK
  • Galapagos Roundtrip Flight
  • 7 nights Galapagos Cruise
  • 2 nights Quito/Guayaquil
  • Shore excursions
  • All meals included on cruise
  • Transfers included
  • English speaking guide

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Galapagos Cruise - Guantanamera

Guantanamera Yacht

Guantanamera Yacht

Double Bed and Upper Bed Cabin

Double Bed and Upper Bed Cabin

Restaurant

Restaurant

Deck

Deck

Bunk Bed Cabin

Bunk Bed Cabin

Sun Loungers

Sun Loungers

Guantanamera Yacht and Panga

Guantanamera Yacht and Panga

 

The Guantanamera is the ideal option for those looking for a boutique and affordable Galapagos Cruise.

This yacht features 5 double cabins with upper and lower berths, plus 3 cabins with lower beds.

All cabins have private bathrooms (toilet, shower and sink) and are fully air conditioned.

The vessel has a dining room and bar, small library, TV, VCR, stereo, large sundeck and snorkelling equipment.

The Guantanamera Cruise itinerary includes Genovesa Island, famous with ornithologists and photographers for the red-footed booby amongst other unique species that can only be found in this far-north island in the archipelago.

 

At a Glance

  • International flights from the UK
  • Galapagos roundtrip flights
  • Airport transfers (mainland Ecuador)
  • 2 nights Quito/Guayaquil
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the Guantanamera
  • All Transfers in Galapagos: Airport - Yacht - Airport
  • Three meals a day on the cruise
  • Drinking water, tea or coffee
  • Briefings and lectures
  • Visit to the Islands
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkelling Equipment

 

Day 1: Fly UK - Ecuador

Fly from the UK to Ecuador.

On arrival at Quito or Guayaquil Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Quito or Guayaquil.

Day 2: Baltra Airport - Las Bachas Beach

On arrival you will be met and transferred to the yacht.

Las Bachas is a beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island.

Here you can go for a stroll or enjoy some easy snorkelling in the gentle surf. Sea turtles lay their eggs at the edge of the vegetation.

There is also a rusted pontoon here, a relic of the Second World War.

"Bachas” is actually a poor pronunciation of “barges,” two of which were wrecked offshore during the war. The locals mispronounced the name and it stuck.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 3: Genovesa – Darwin Bay- Barranco

Darwin Bay is the only sandy beach found in the caldera on Genovesa.

Colonies of Great Frigates are found along the beach, where th males exhibit their red balloon pouch to females in the hope finding a partner.

Red-footed boobies nest in the trees in contrast to the other two booby species which are seen on the ground.

El Barranco (Prince Philip’s Steps), is a stairway carved from the rock, leading to a wide plateau, where you can watch large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and bahama ducks.

This easy stroll crosses a little Scalesia wood, in which you might be able to see the short eared owl. The same path leads back to the boat.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 4: Bartolome – Sullivan Bay

In Bartolomé Island walk up to the spectacular panoramic viewpoint over Sullivan Bay and the famous Pinnacle Rock.

The beaches at the foot of Pinnacle Rock are also excellent for snorkelling.

In the afternoon visit Sullivan Bay on the east coast of Santiago.

Landing is on a white coral sand beach with a walk over recent lava flows. This is the perfect place to see and feel the volcanic origin of Galapagos.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 5: Humedales (Wetlands) – Wall Of Tears – Sierra Negra

Volcano Isabela Island is the largest island of the archipelago, consisting of more than the half of the land area of whole of the Galápagos.

Humedales (The Wetlands) is a complex 6 km trail, located in the south of Isabela, with a wide variety of flora and fauna and spectacular volcanic scenery.

Visit the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument built in the 1940's by POW's.

Sierra Negra Volcano is one of largest craters in the archipelago, with stunning views from the crater rim.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 6: Elizabeth Bay – Urbina Bay

Elizabeth Bay is a marine visitor site, visited by zodiac (inflatable boat).

Your zodiac ride starts with a visit to Marielas islets where there is the largest and most important penguin colony in all of the Galapagos.

The excursion continues into the cove surrounded by red mangroves from where it's possible to see sea turtles, flightless cormorants, spotted eagle rays, golden rays, brown pelicans and sea lions.

During the visit to Urbina Bay you should be able to see large coloured land iguanas, giant turtles, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies, penguins and marine iguanas.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 7: Tagus Cove – Espinoza Point

A tour along the cliffs by inflatable zodiac offers a great chance to see Galapagos penguin, the flightless cormorant and other Galapagos sea birds.

From the landing dock it's about a 30-minute hike along the trail up to the top of the cliff from where you can view Darwin Lake, an uplifted ultra-saline lake saltier than the sea.

You can also see several volcanoes from here. Espinoza Point, one of Fernandina’s view points, is situated amidst fascinating lava scenery with Lava-Cactuses and lava growing mangroves.

Highlights here are sea lions, penguins, the flightless cormorant (especially in spring and summer) and one of the biggest iguana colonies of Galápagos.

Don't miss a snorkelling trip during which you have the possibility to explore the beautiful underwater world.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 8: Espumilla Beach – Caleta Bucanero – Rabida

Espumilla Beach is a popular spot for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

The crabs attract the hunting herons, performing the dance of predator and prey. With an abundance of marine life including octopi, moray eel and shark, snorkelling is highly recommended here (the sharks are harmless!).

Puerto Egas on James Bay, on the western coast, offers an abundance of natural treasures. Lava pools and caves line the blackened beaches, providing habitat for marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and herons.

Galapagos diving and snorkelling tours to inlets along the coast reveal abundant marine life, including fur seals, tropical fish, sharks, moray eels and octopuses.

Inland from Puerto Egas, is a salt crater. Once the site of a small salt mine, it now provides a habitat for many types of birds, including the Galapagos hawk.

Just north of James Bay is Buccaneer Cove. Known as a safe haven for pirates loot in the 17th and 18th centuries, its steep cliffs are now frequented by a new population of infamous visitors — Galapagos feral goats.

Finally on today's itinerary, Rabida Island has a red sand beach, beautiful scenery and varied vegetation.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 9: Daphne Major or Mosquera – Baltra Airport

Daphne Major is a small island directly north of Santa Cruz and  west of Baltra. This very inaccessible island appears, though unnamed, on Ambrose Cowley's 1684 chart.

It is well-known as the location of multi-decade finch population studies undertaken by Peter and Rosemary Grant.

From here, transfer to Baltra Airport for your scheduled flight to the mainland.

On arrival in mainland Ecuador, transfer to your hotel.

Overnigh Quito or Quiyaquil. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Mainland Ecuador - UK

Transfer to Quito or Guayaquil Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 11: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Galapagos roundtrip flights
  • Airport transfers (mainland Ecuador)
  • 2 nights Quito/Guayaquil
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the Guantanamera
  • All Transfers in Galapagos: Airport - Yacht - Airport
  • Three meals a day
  • Drinking water, tea or coffee
  • Briefings and lectures
  • Visit to the Islands
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Snorkelling Equipment

Not Included:

  • Entrance Fee ($100 per person)
  • Transit Control Card ($20 per person)
  • Wet suit
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to availability of airfares on the dates of travel and seasonal hotel and airfare surcharges.

Please ask us for any current special offers.

9 nights Galapagos Cruise - Guantanamera:

  • Price from £2,685 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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