If you’re looking for a taste of exotic nature, look no further than this trip aboard the Monserrat, our comfort-class vessel for navigating the waters of the GalÁpagos. Start with a day on land and stay at a beautiful island hotel, the best possible way to start your tour. Snorkelling with sea lions and other aquatic wildlife and taking a trek over volcanic rock will give you both incredible sights and indelible memories. And with two naturalist guides on the tour, you’ll bring home extra knowledge to go along with your photo slideshows.
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora (1B)
Fly to the GalÁpagos, meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora, a port town. Check into the hotel followed and after lunch hike to Tortuga Bay and explore the mangroves by kayaking.
Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Baltra Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon enjoy the highlands, visit a tortoise ranch and see some of the amazing volcanic formations on Santa Cruz.
Day 4 Sullivan Bay/BartolomÉ Island (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to BartolomÉ for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 5 Bachas Beach/Cerro DragÓn (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro DragÓn on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Day 6 Black Turtle Cove/Quito (1B)
Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 7 Quito (1B)
Depart at any time.
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