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Galapagos - West & Central Islands Aboard The Monserrat

10 Days, Quito to Quito
Galapagos - West & Central Islands Aboard The Monserrat

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Picture it: the Galapagos, viewed from the deck of the comfortable Monserrat as she cuts through blue waters bound for another island paradise loaded with natural splendo read more...

IS THIS Marine TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to visit the world's greatest aquatic destinations aboard intimate and unique ships and yachts
    • Are eager to discover remote islands and isolated ports
    • Have experiences like communing with thousands of Gentoo Penguins in Antarctica
    • Wish to foster meaningful connections with local people and culture
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of USD 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation with breakfast (Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunch, 7 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Local flight, Monserrat motorized yacht, van, Zodiac.).
  • Arrival transfer on Day 1.
  • Flights to and from the Galapagos Islands
  • 2 Certified Galapagos National Park Service guides.
  • All landings, excursions, and transportation.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 80-105 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Quito
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Day 3 Sullivan Bay/Isla Bartolome
Day 4 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragon
Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Island
Day 6 Puerto Villamil
Day 7 Chinese Hat/Isla Rabida
Day 8 Puerto Egas/Isla Santiago
Day 9 North Seymour/Quito
Day 10 Quito
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

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Places Visited
  • Quito
  • On Board Yacht
  • DAY 1 Arrive Quito

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival transfer is included in the tour.

    Private Vehicle
    Mariscal Sucre International Airport - Quito
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora

    Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

    Upon arrival, meet the naturalist guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Monserrat moored in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.

    Private Vehicle
    Quito - Mariscal Sucre International Airport Matin
    Early transfer to the airport to catch the flight to the Galapagos.

    Plane
    Mariscal Sucre International Airport - Seymour Airport (1h)
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Local bus
    Baltra Airport - Baltra Ferry Terminal
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Private Vehicle
    Baltra Ferry Terminal - Puerto Ayora
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Monserrat
    Puerto Ayora - Sullivan Bay
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit
    Santa CruzApres-midi
    Head to Santa Cruz's verdant highlands and the El Chato Reserve, a perfect place to see giant tortoises in their natural environment. Explore the reserve's lagoon and lava tunnels, keeping an eye out for owls that often roost in the tunnels' entrances. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Sullivan Bay/Isla Bartolome

    Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolome for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.

    Sullivan Bay Visit
    Sullivan Bay
    Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see one of its star natural attractions - striking and fascinating giant lava formations. Very few plants have managed to survive on this island due to its harsh environment and relatively new lava flow. Enjoy a walk along the lava formations before coming to a white-coral sand beach, where abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions gather on shore.

    Snorkelling (Sullivan Bay)
    Sullivan Bay
    Enjoy a cool dip after exploring Sullivan Bay on foot. Grab a snorkel and discover many species of fish and other marine life in the shallow waters. Keep an eye out for turtles, rays, and large schools of fish!

    Monserrat
    Sullivan Bay - Isla Bartolome
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Bartolome Island Landing
    Isla Bartolome
    Hike to Bartolome's summit for a stronger perspective of the islands' not-too-distant volcanic origins, and enjoy a panoramic view - it's one of the best among the islands! See other Galapagos Islands in the distance as well as Pinnacle Rock, the island's famous towering landmark. Spot Galapagos penguins - the only species of penguin found north of the Equator - walking precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at the base.

    Bartolome Island Snorkelling
    Isla Bartolome
    Take the opportunity to swim and snorkel around Pinnacle Rock, one of the most iconic volcanic rock formations on the islands. Home to Galapagos penguins, friendly sea lions, sea turtles, and a huge variety of fish, Bartolome and its surrounding waters are a fantastic place to explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos.

    Monserrat
    Isla Bartolome - Bachas Beach
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Bachas Beach/Cerro Dragon

    Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Dragon on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.

    Visit Bachas Beach in the morning, located on the northeastern tip of Santa Cruz Island. A great beach to stroll on with crystalline waters perfect for swimming, Bachas Beach also gives visitors the opportunity to see frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and sea lions.

    In the afternoon, visit Cerro Dragon, on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island. See land iguanas as well as a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and various species of birds.

    Bachas Beach Landing
    Bachas Beach
    Head to Bachas Beach where the sand is made of decomposed coral, making it soft and white, and a favourite site for nesting sea turtles. Spot abundant Sally Lightfoot crabs on the lava rocks along the water's edge -- these crabs will eat anything they can get their claws on! Trek to see a wide range of wildlife, including flamingos, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and sea lions.

    Snorkelling (Bachas Beach)
    Go snorkelling or swimming right off the white sand beach of Las Bachas. Spot all sorts of marine wildlife in its shallow waters and tidal pools. Bachas is also one of the most important beaches for the green turtle as a nesting site.

    Monserrat
    Bachas Beach - Cerro Dragon
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Cerro Dragon Visit
    Cerro Dragon (1-2km)
    Visit Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) for some prime birdwatching. Take a short walk from the beach to a hypersalinic (saltier than the ocean) lagoon frequented by pink flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks, and other species of birds. Pass through a Scalesia tree forest; endemic to the area, there are only 400 specimens of Scalesia trees left in the world.

    Monserrat
    Cerro Dragon - Black Turtle Cove
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Island

    Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.

    Black Turtle Cove Excursion
    Black Turtle Cove
    Explore the mangroves by panga to find rich marine wildlife between the fresh and salt waters. Keep any eye out for manta rays and sea turtles in this tranquil ecosystem. White-tip reef sharks can also be seen gliding by.

    Mosquera Island Excursion
    Mosquera Island
    Wander along the beach and keep a look out for wildlife on land, in the air, and at sea. Relax on the sand or search for aquatic life in the tidal pools that dot the coastline.

    Monserrat
    Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Island
    Passage from Black Turtle Cove to Baltra

    Monserrat
    Baltra Island - Mosquera Island
    Passage from Baltra to Mosquera

    Monserrat
    Mosquera Island - Puerto Villamil
    Passage from Mosquera to Puero Villamil (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Puerto Villamil

    Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galapagos. Visit Las Tintoreras, the Wall of Tears, and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
    In the morning, visit Las Tintoreras, a small island in front of Puerto Villamil. Its bay is known to be home to a colony of white-tip sharks. Check out the tortoise breeding centre to see some of the famous giant tortoises of the Galapagos.

    Las Tintoreras Visit
    Isla IsabelaTake a panga across the bay to "Tintoreras" Shark Alley to observe the white-tip reef sharks found swimming in the channels between the rocks. Get a close-up view of pelicans, frigatebirds, and diving blue-footed boobies. Watch for manta rays and rare Galapagos penguins.

    Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit
    Isabela Island
    Walk through the town's wetlands to visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Pass basking iguanas and flamingos, and head into the forest to see the gentle giants in their natural habitat at this reserve. With the giant tortoise on its way to extinction in the late 1950s, this program was established to protect these noble creatures.

    Sierra Negra Volcano Hike
    Isla Isabela
    Hike to the rim of the 10km (6 mi) wide crater of the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galapagos. Trek across the moon-like landscape of the lava fields and fumaroles, and enjoy spectacular views looking north toward Fernandina and the rest of Isabela Island. The volcano last erupted in October 2005, making it the most recent eruption of the Galapagos.

    Monserrat
    Puerto Villamil - Chinese Hat
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Chinese Hat/Isla Rabida

    Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rabida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
    In the morning, the boat arrives at a small uniquely shaped island off the southern tip of Santiago called Chinese Hat. Here it is often possible to see Galapagos penguins, and the marine life is fantastic for snorkelling. There is also a large sea lion colony as well as many marine iguanas that can be seen while walking amongst the volcanic scenery. Trek to see good views of the island's volcano.

    Chinese Hat Visit
    Chinese Hat 1-2km
    Explore Chinese Hat's beautiful landscape and spectacular white-coral sand beach followed by snorkelling with sea lions and penguins and swimming opportunities in the cove.

    Snorkelling (Chinese Hat)
    Chinese Hat
    Snorkel right from the white-coral sand beach and come face to face with playful sea lions and large schools of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for marine iguanas and penguins too!

    Monserrat
    Chinese Hat - Isla Rabida
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Rabida Island Excursion
    Isla Rabida
    Arrive at a red sand beach at Rabida to explore its trails. A short trail leads to a saltwater lagoon; another trail goes past the lagoon to the interior, where the revered palo santo trees grow. (When burned, the branches of this tree give off a pleasing aroma and ward off mosquitoes.) Head back to the beach to see prehistoric-looking pelicans nesting among low-lying bushes - it's a rare treat to watch parent pelicans return with gullets full of fish for the squawking youngsters.

    Snorkelling
    Isla Rabida
    Take a panga ride from the beach to a cliff wall that drops off into the water to find one of the best deep-water snorkeling spots in the islands.

    Monserrat
    Isla Rabida - Puerto Egas
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Puerto Egas/Isla Santiago

    Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.

    Morning excursion to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos Islands, which has thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Continue to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools.

    Santiago Island has seen its share of human activity from whalers and pirates over the years, and despite the introduction of goats to the island many years ago, the wildlife of Santiago has otherwise flourished and provides outstanding viewing opportunities. The island boasts marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals, land and sea turtles, among others. Enjoy great wildlife viewing both on land and in the water.

    Puerto Egas Visit
    Puerto Egas
    Explore the spectacular shoreline of Puerto Egas, also known as James Bay. Spot a great number of shore birds and reptiles - the beach area is home to a plethora of wildlife.

    Snorkelling (Puerto Egas)
    Puerto Egas
    Grab a snorkel and jump into the water right off the beach to explore Puerto Egas' interesting underwater world. Keep your eyes peeled for rays, turtles, and reefsharks while snorkelling. After, visit the large tidal pool area - marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs are everywhere.

    Monserrat
    Puerto Egas - Playa Espumilla
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Playa Espumilla Excursion
    Playa Espumilla
    Head to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos Islands, which has thick mangroves and sea turtle nesting sites.

    Monserrat
    Playa Espumilla - Isla Santiago
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Buccaneer Cove Visit
    Isla Santiago
    Jump into the panga and cruise alongside high cliffs and rock formations on this visit to Bucaneer Cove, which was a favourite hideout for pirates looking to stock up their boats with food and water. Spot sea lions relaxing on the beach and sea birds nesting in the cove - there's lots to see at this site.

    Monserrat
    Isla Santiago - North Seymour
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 North Seymour/Quito

    Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

    Set sail for North Seymour, just north of Baltra, home to sea lions, marine iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, magnificent frigatebirds, and blue-footed boobies.

    Then transfer to the airport on Baltra Island for a flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy one last night in historic Quito.

    North Seymour Island Visit
    North Seymour
    Have an amazing wildlife experience visiting North Seymour Island - this island is teeming with life! Follow trails to see all the action (you may need to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana while walking). See blue-footed booby nests where mating pairs perform their courtship dance. Head to a rocky shore to see flocks of pelicans having lunch in a dive bomb feeding frenzy, then turn inland to a large nesting site of magnificent frigatebirds. These huge, dark acrobats have two-metre (6.5 ft) wingspans, and males, with their puffed-up scarlet throat sacks, sit precariously perched in low bushes to watch over their equally large chicks. Top off the excursion with a snorkel among sea lions and rays.

    Monserrat
    North Seymour - Baltra Island
    With plenty of room to move about, and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a naturalist guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and (on the top deck) sun worship.

    Local bus
    Baltra Island - Seymour Airport
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Plane
    Seymour Airport - Mariscal Sucre International Airport (2h)
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Mariscal Sucre International Airport - Quito
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Quito

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 80-105 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 12 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. G Adventures requires your passport number, full name and date of birth at the time of booking. Please make sure you give this information to your travel agent.

  10. Once you have confirmed your booking please give us your international flight details and advise us if you have any important issues such as allergies, special diets, etc.

  11. The Ecuadorian government currently levies a Galapagos Islands Park entry fee of $100 USD per person. This is payable at the airport upon arrival in the park. It is not included in the cost of the tour, and must be paid in CASH. This fee funds Park maintenance and supervision in Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.

  12. The Galapagos National Park authorities have implemented a system of Transit Control Cards at a fee of $20 USD per person. This card is to be purchased in CASH at a counter in the Quito airport before boarding the flight to the Galapagos. Please retain this card along with your passport as you will be required to present this upon arrival to the Galapagos Islands. Please note that this applies to all tourists entering the Galapagos Islands and is a supplement to the existing entry fee to the National Park and is not controlled by tour operators or travel agencies. It is the first of a number of initiatives to track, control and maintain the sustainable tourism targets set out by the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian government in an attempt to preserve the fragile environment of the archipelago.

  13. Please note that the rooming on our Galapagos yachts is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we are not able to guarantee the specific cabin you will receive on board. The cabins are comfortable and clean, all with private bathrooms. Due to the specific location of the cabins on board, the window sizes vary as well as the noise at times when the boat is navigating, given the proximity of the cabin to the engine room. Our friendly and competent crew will ensure the smooth and comfortable journey for the duration of your tour.

  14. Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. There may be a few hours between segments of the trip, where you will get to stretch your legs on land, and explore independently while your crew prepares the vessel for any passengers who will be joining the tour.

  15. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Ecuador. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.m


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