Galápagos — West, Central & East Islands Aboard The Estrella Del Mar

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: SEV10LA

From: £2277.15

Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella for seven nights of 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, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, and catch great views amidst the largest colony of marine iguanas on Fernandina Island, the youngest in the archipelago. With air-conditioned cabins – all featuring private baths and views to the ocean – and included snorkelling equipment, this will be a trip you’ll never forget.

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D)

Take an early flight to the GalÁpagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the ship. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.

Day 3 Chinese Hat/RÁbida Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend the morning exploring lava flows and lava tunnels on the small island of Chinese Hat. After, enjoy a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. In the afternoon, explore the red sand beaches and salt water lagoons of this tiny island. Look for wading flamingos and nesting pelicans before heading out to do some snorkelling.

Day 4 Playa Espumilla/Puerto Egas (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, see the towering cliffs of Buccaneer Cove and keep an eye out for 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.

Day 5 Punta Espinoza/Urbina Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the GalÁpagos Islands. Witness the large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, and a variety of birdlife. In the afternoon, travel to Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Keep an eye out for land iguanas.

Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Punta Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D)

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€tive volcanoes in the GalÁpagos Islands.

Day 7 Isabela Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike 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 and other marine wildlife. Choose to visit the wet lands or the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Take the morning to explore Puerto Ayora, the largest town in the GalÁpagos. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, do some shopping, and see how locals live in the islands. After lunch on board, hike 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.

Day 9 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito (1B)

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

Day 10 Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
23/09/2018 02/10/2018 2 £2679.00
07/10/2018 16/10/2018 1 £2679.00
21/10/2018 30/10/2018 0 £2679.00
04/11/2018 13/11/2018 0 £2709.00
18/11/2018 27/11/2018 1 £2709.00
02/12/2018 11/12/2018 0 £2277.15
16/12/2018 25/12/2018 2 £2749.00
30/12/2018 08/01/2019 3 £2749.00
13/01/2019 22/01/2019 0 £2899.00
27/01/2019 05/02/2019 0 £2899.00
10/02/2019 19/02/2019 0 £2899.00
24/02/2019 05/03/2019 0 £2899.00
10/03/2019 19/03/2019 0 £2819.00
24/03/2019 02/04/2019 4 £2899.00
07/04/2019 16/04/2019 9 £2919.00
21/04/2019 30/04/2019 7 £2899.00
05/05/2019 14/05/2019 11 £2919.00
19/05/2019 28/05/2019 7 £2919.00
02/06/2019 11/06/2019 14 £2819.00
16/06/2019 25/06/2019 16 £2899.00
30/06/2019 09/07/2019 14 £2899.00
14/07/2019 23/07/2019 15 £2899.00
28/07/2019 06/08/2019 14 £2899.00
11/08/2019 20/08/2019 16 £2899.00
25/08/2019 03/09/2019 14 £2819.00
08/09/2019 17/09/2019 16 £2819.00
22/09/2019 01/10/2019 16 £2819.00
06/10/2019 15/10/2019 16 £2819.00
20/10/2019 29/10/2019 16 £2819.00
03/11/2019 12/11/2019 16 £2899.00
17/11/2019 26/11/2019 16 £2899.00
01/12/2019 10/12/2019 16 £2899.00
15/12/2019 24/12/2019 16 £2919.00
29/12/2019 07/01/2020 16 £2919.00
12/01/2020 21/01/2020 16 £2899.00
26/01/2020 04/02/2020 16 £2899.00
09/02/2020 18/02/2020 16 £2899.00
23/02/2020 03/03/2020 16 £2899.00
08/03/2020 17/03/2020 16 £2819.00
22/03/2020 31/03/2020 16 £2899.00
05/04/2020 14/04/2020 16 £2919.00
19/04/2020 28/04/2020 16 £2899.00
03/05/2020 12/05/2020 14 £2919.00
17/05/2020 26/05/2020 16 £2919.00
31/05/2020 09/06/2020 16 £2919.00
14/06/2020 23/06/2020 16 £2819.00
28/06/2020 07/07/2020 16 £2899.00
12/07/2020 21/07/2020 16 £2899.00
26/07/2020 04/08/2020 16 £2899.00
09/08/2020 18/08/2020 16 £2899.00
23/08/2020 01/09/2020 16 £2819.00
06/09/2020 15/09/2020 16 £2819.00
20/09/2020 29/09/2020 16 £2819.00
04/10/2020 13/10/2020 16 £2819.00
18/10/2020 27/10/2020 16 £2819.00
01/11/2020 10/11/2020 16 £2899.00
15/11/2020 24/11/2020 16 £2899.00
29/11/2020 08/12/2020 16 £2899.00
13/12/2020 22/12/2020 16 £2899.00
27/12/2020 05/01/2021 16 £2919.00

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