Sailing Galapagos

This is a Private Tour

17 Days From £4,538 pp / $6,038 pp

Sail the Galapagos Islands on a small boat, with some activities like snorkelling, kayaking and hiking. See tortoises in their native habitat.

Tour Includes

Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, 8 day Galapagos cruise on board the Cachalote, naturalist guides, full ATOL financial protection

Tour Excludes

International flights, travel insurance, Galapagos park fee and transit card $110, some meals

Highlights

Wandering along the waterfront of Guayaquil

Seeing giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild

Kayaking in a mangrove lagoon among schools of rays and sharks

To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.

The Trip

Day 1: Guayaquil – Arrive and transfer to the hotel / Hampton Inn
Day 2: Guayaquil – City tour of Guayaquil / Hampton Inn
Day 3: Galapagos – Fly to the islands, visit the highlands / Cachalote
Day 4: Galapagos – Visit Sombrero Chino and Rabida / Cachalote
Day 5: Galapagos – Visit Puerto Villamil and Sierra Negra / Cachalote
Day 6: Galapagos – Visit Punta Moreno and Elizabeth Bay / Cachalote
Day 7: Galapagos – Visit Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove / Cachalote
Day 8: Galapagos – Visit Punta Espinoza and Punta Vicentre Roca / Cachalote
Day 9: Galapagos – Visit Puerto Egas and Bartolome / Cachalote
Day 10: Guayaquil – Visit North Seymour and fly back to the mainland

night of the iguana

Arrive in tropical Guayaquil stay downtown near the park full of iguanas. Our guide will show you the historic centre, then you will have time to walk along the riverfront to the artistic quarter of Las Peñas for a delicious ceviche washed down with local beer.

volcanoes and craters

All Galapagos boats now rotate at least two itineraries, for this trip on Cachalote we chose the north and west islands which have more impressive volcanic landscapes. No two islands are the same: the huge volcano like Fernandina rises for over a thousand metres above the sea by way of contrast Chinese Hat islet is a perfect mini-volcano just a few hundred metres across. Each day you visit at least two islands and also swim with sea lions, turtles and even marine iguanas. You will take a trip to the caldera of Sierra Negra volcano one of the biggest craters on the planet. The iconic tortoises roam free on Isabela and Santa Cruz so you will have twice the chance to see these huge reptiles in the wild.

another world

A small yacht enables you to sail close to islands like Rábida or Jervis, where sea lions dominate the beach, flamingos’ parade by a lagoon and reef fish can be spotted in the clear waters. You will take a dinghy ride into mangrove lagoons home to herons, turtles and rays. Kayaking is also possible in these quiet waters. At Fernandina you will see every rock covered in marine iguanas like some alien planet.

human influence

As well as the wildlife you will visit places where people have settled, Santa Cruz and Villamil. Here you have the opportunity to see quite a different landscape from the normal rocky shore excursions in the jungle highlands. At both places the National Park and Charles Darwin Foundation run research stations which you will visit to get to grips with conserving this wildlife paradise. The greatest display of how the natural world works on the planet.

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"Our guide's genuine love and enthusiasm for the island really shone through. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends or travelling with you again."

J John & J Palin

"A trip to the Galapagos is a unique experience and has left us with so many wonderful memories"

D & M Mercer

"Thank you for all your help and care in advising on and arranging this most memorable adventure for us. It was a fascinating, extra-ordinary utterly enjoyable experience"

A Tennant

“The Galapagos tour was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help organising. I had expected it to be incredible, but as you know, the wildlife and scenery still blows everyone away. The crew were brilliant, and the guide so knowledgeable. It was truly a treat to spend a week on board, and humbling to spend time in such a magical place."

M Welch...

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