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Galapagos West, Central & East Islands

Galapagos West, Central & East Islands

Prices From £2,738pp
Year round | 9 nights

Galapagos West, Central & East Islands

Aboard: Estrella del Mar

A seven nights in-depth exploration of the Galápagos, including the less visited western islands. You'll witness a nesting site for the flightless cormorant on Isabela Island, walk the Sierra Negra volcano, and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With comfortable, air-conditioned cabins – all en-suite and with ocean views, this will be a trip you'll never forget.

Vessel Details:

Fully refurbished in 2014, this is a comfortable, great value boat with two-level wraparound deck with outdoor seating area on main deck and top level sundeck. Interior dining room on main deck with TV & DVD player for entertainment use. 4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole. 4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window

What's Included

  • 2 nts hotel in Quito
  • 7 nts in the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella del Mar
  • Flights to and from the Galápagos Islands
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
  • All landings, excursions, and transportation
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre

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Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

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Quito
1Day

Quito

Arrive at any time.

Meet fellow travellers at evening briefing session.

Santa Cruz
2Day

Santa Cruz

Morning flight to Baltra island. Transfer to Puerto Ayora. Afternoon visit to the highlands to visit giant tortoise reserve and lava tunnels.

Chinese Hat and Rabida Island
3 Day

Chinese Hat and Rabida Island

Spend the morning exploring lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat followed by a swim in turquoise waters looking for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. In the afternoon, explore the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of Rabida. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling.

Santiago Island
4Day

Santiago Island

In the morning, see the towering cliffs of Buccaneer Cove and watch the hundreds of birds nesting on the edge.
Later, land at Puerto Egas home to the elusive Galápagos hawk. Visit the salt crater as well as a dark-sand beach and tidal pools.

Fernandina and Isabela Islands
5Day

Fernandina and Isabela Islands

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life. In the afternoon, travel to Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano on Isabela. Walk the trail to get a view of the caldera and look for colourful land iguanas along the way.

Isabela Island
6Day

Isabela Island

Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. In the afternoon, land at Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands.

Isabela Island
7Day

Isabela Island

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the walk to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Later on, visit Las Tintoreras, one of the best places to see sharks, manta rays and other marine wildlife. Choose to visit the wet lands or the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Santa Cruz - Puerto Ayora
8Day

Santa Cruz - Puerto Ayora

Take the morning to explore Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the Galápagos. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and catch up on some souvenir shopping - surprisingly, there are few  opportunities for this because time is spent exploring the islands. After lunch on board, wal to the beautiful beach at Tortuga Bay. Choose to relax on the white sand or rent a kayak and search for rays and turtles in the shallow waters.

San Cristobel Island
9Day

San Cristobel Island

Disembark early and visit the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre on the island before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito.

Quito
10Day

Quito

Day free for onward or return travel

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Estrella del Mar
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Estrella del Mar

Fully refurbished in 2014, this is a comfortable, great value boat with two-level wraparound deck with outdoor seating area on main deck and top level sundeck. Interior dining room on main deck with TV & DVD player for entertainment use. 4 lower deck double-occupancy cabins with port hole. 4 upper deck double-occupancy cabins with window

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