Intimate Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos

Paradise of evolution located 1,000 Km (600 miles) from the coastline of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean.

Cruising

Expedition vessels that travel to the most remote places in the archipelago.

Discover Ecuador’s capital with your private guide; the perfect introduction to this diverse country. Take a flight to the Galapagos islands and get ready to explore them in an intimate space on board the Anahi Catamaran. The high standards of the services, as well as the fantastic naturalist from the crew, will make your trip around the archipelago memorable.

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - QUITO

As soon you arrive to Quito an airport representative will be waiting for you at your airplane gate; he will assist during the migration and customs procedures. After customs aaaa representative of Link Experiences will be waiting for you at Quito’s airport in order to welcome you and accompany you during the transfer from airport to hotel.

 
  • Accommodation Quito

DAY 2 - QUITO CITY TOUR

Discover Quito’s beautiful Historic Center, named World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a journey through time. Quito is a city with a rich history, hiding the most fascinating legends, forbidden love stories, political insurrection plans, and more. Learn about the different architecture styles in the Old Town, stroll through cobblestoned streets and meet some artisans who’ve kept traditions alive for centuries. Enjoy a private visit to La Compañia, San Francisco and Basilica churches.

  Enjoy lunch at local restaurant  

Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to visit the Middle of the World Monument, situated at 0o0’0” latitude. Take a picture with your feet on both hemispheres! Continue the tour to the Intiñan Museum where you can see various demonstrations of natural phenomena, gravity and balance manifested in the equatorial zone. This is a really fun and interactive museum.

 
  • Accommodation Quito
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 - QUITO – GALAPAGOS

Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Galapagos

  Flight to San Cristóbal  

Transfer to Anahi Catamaran. The Captain and crew will welcome you with a drink and then you will be allocated in your cabins. Following lunch, our guide will give us a short explanation about the afternoon activities. At about 2 p.m. we will disembark with our zodiacs to be taken to the place known as Playa Bachas. Their sand is made of decomposed coral, making it very white and soft, and a favourite nesting site for sea turtles. To a side of one of the beaches, we find a small lagoon where the occasional flamingo can be observed, as well as many other animal species such as the black- necked stilts, and whimbrels. The other beach is longer, and has two old barges that were abandoned during the Second World War when the US used Baltra Island as a military base. Here we will also encounter sea lions which rest on the beach, as well as marine iguanas and several marine birds. We will have some time to enjoy the calmness of the beach, as well as some time with playful sea lions that swim with visitors.

  • Accommodation Anahi Catamaran
  • Meals included: All meals

DAY 4 - GALAPAGOS

Arrive at Genovesa Island. This is the northeastern most Island in the Galapagos Archipelago also known as Tower Island, with just 14 sq. km in size and a maximum elevation of 64 m (210 ft). The horse-shoe shaped island has a volcanic caldera whose wall has collapsed, forming the beautiful Great Darwin Bay, surrounded by high cliffs. Although no historical eruptions are known from Genovesa, there are very young lava flows on the flanks of the volcano. Genovesa is also known as Bird Island, because of the large and varied bird colonies which nest here. There is an abundance of frigate birds and it is among the best place in the archipelago to see Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Swallow-tailed Gulls, storm petrels, tropicbirds, Darwin's finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds, the endemic Galapagos Dove and the short-eared owls.

 
  • Accommodation Anahi Catamaran
  • Meals included: All meals

DAY 5 - GALAPAGOS

The arrival to Plazas Islands will be at around 6 am after nighttime navigation. After breakfast we start our first visit in the morning. Plazas are two small islets that were uplifted a short distance from the East Coast of Santa Cruz. The unusual vegetation and location of the island create an interesting landscape in which the fauna and flora of Galápagos are enhanced. Moreover, despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the archipelago occur here. It is possible to guarantee the observation of land iguanas that often are in the shade of a cactus. Nesting on the rugged southern cliffs, are usually swallow tailed gulls, along with various other sea birds. The protected rocky seashore is a prime habitat for a large colony of noisy sea lions. The main attractions of Plazas Island include the land iguanas, the sea lions and the swallow tailed gulls as well as yellow tailed mullets, Audubon’s shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans gliding past the cliff. We return to the yacht for lunch and a well-deserved rest.

 

In the afternoon we start our second visit to Santa Fe (Barrington) Island. The small bay on Barrington’s northeast coast is extremely picturesque, where we can visit the two different trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint on top of a cliff where it is possible to find land iguanas, endemic to the island. The other trail is near the beach and is a short circular trail where it is possible to find another colony of land iguanas, but early in the morning or in the afternoon when the sun is low. A particular attraction is the unusually tall forest of prickly cactus. Here we will also have the possibilities to do kayaking, snorkeling, panga ride and walks to observe and enjoy nature. We’ll then return to the yacht for dinner and relaxation time.

 
  • Accommodation Anahi Catamaran
  • Meals included: All meals

DAY 6 - GALAPAGOS

The arrival to Plazas Islands will be at around 6 am after nighttime navigation. After breakfast we start our first visit in the morning. Plazas are two small islets that were uplifted a short distance from the East Coast of Santa Cruz. The unusual vegetation and location of the island create an interesting landscape in which the fauna and flora of Galápagos are enhanced. Moreover, despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the archipelago occur here. It is possible to guarantee the observation of land iguanas that often are in the shade of a cactus. Nesting on the rugged southern cliffs, are usually swallow tailed gulls, along with various other sea birds. The protected rocky seashore is a prime habitat for a large colony of noisy sea lions. The main attractions of Plazas Island include the land iguanas, the sea lions and the swallow tailed gulls as well as yellow tailed mullets, Audubon’s shearwaters, red-billed tropicbirds, frigate birds, and brown pelicans gliding past the cliff. We return to the yacht for lunch and a well-deserved rest.

 

In the afternoon we start our second visit to Santa Fe (Barrington) Island. The small bay on Barrington’s northeast coast is extremely picturesque, where we can visit the two different trails, one leading to a scenic viewpoint on top of a cliff where it is possible to find land iguanas, endemic to the island. The other trail is near the beach and is a short circular trail where it is possible to find another colony of land iguanas, but early in the morning or in the afternoon when the sun is low. A particular attraction is the unusually tall forest of prickly cactus. Here we will also have the possibilities to do kayaking, snorkeling, panga ride and walks to observe and enjoy nature. We’ll then return to the yacht for dinner and relaxation time.

 
  • Accommodation Anahi Catamaran
  • Meals included: All meals

DAY 7 - GALAPAGOS - QUITO

In the morning, visit Cerro Colorado Turtle Breading Center. Here we can learn about the hard work developed by scientists in order to preserve the species of the Giant Galapagos Turtles. There is a nice walk on a trail which permits you to be in close contact with the turtles of the different sizes, from the tiny ones to the giant oldest ones.

  Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Quito   Assistance at Quito airport for your international flight.  
  • Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDED

TOUR GUIDE:

  • English-Spanish speaking – guide-driver in private basis

ACCOMMODATION:

  • Double accommodation with daily breakfast. Accomodation is subject to availability until confirmation.

TRANSPORT:

  • Air Tickets from Quito – Galapagos – Quito
  • All transfers & private ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Assistance with the check-in procedure at Quito airport

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary with bilingual speaking naturalist guide (English & Spanish)
  • Meals as detailed on the program, Ecuadorian and international gastronomy.
  • Personalized assistance 24/7

Medical services

NOT

NOT INCLUDED

Personal expenses, Extras and Tips.

YES

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

YES

Meals not stated in the program

YES

Galapagos National Park fees and INGALA Card

NOT

Additional activities or tours not mentioned in this itinerary

NOT

International air tickets to Ecuador

NOT

Medical services

NOT

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Itinerary is subject to change in case of force majeure caused by exceptional and natural circumstances.
  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and birthdate.
  • Any deposit or payment made by the Client to the Company, for the services that the Company will provide, constitute acceptance for any person that will receive the services of the Company of the Terms and Conditions described at //www.linkexperiences.com/index.php/terms-conditions/
  • Galapagos itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions or Galapagos National Park regulation.
  • Although Galapagos wildlife is rich, observation of specific species can never be guaranteed..

RECOMMENDATIONS

In the domestic flight to Galapagos, each passenger may bring one checked luggage of 23kg + a carry-on baggage of 8kg.

 

The checked allowance is:

  • Weight: 23kg
  • Dimension: 158cm/62in

 

The carry-on allowance is:

  • Weight: 8kg.
  • Dimension: 55cm x 35cm x 25cm

 

Comfortable and light clothes, wind breaker jacket, bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes are convenient when visiting the Galapagos, while warmer clothes are required for stays in Quito and Andean mountain areas. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, one small backpack, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

RATES

Rates are per person in US Dollars:

 

CATEGORY HOTELS CITY 2 PAX 3 PAX 4-6 PAX SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Tourist Superior Anahi

Anahi Catamaran

Quito

Galapagos

$4.267 $4.187 $4.174 $2.294
First Class Patio Andaluz

Anahi Catamaran

Quito

Galapagos

$4.322 $4.242 $4.229 $2.374
Luxury Casa Gangotena

Anahi Catamaran

Quito

Galapagos

$4.729 $4.649 $4.636 $2.781

 

NET PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS

“Link Experiences staff led our small family on a mind-blowing ten-day adventure through Quito and the Andes. Behind-the-scenes tours of important historical places, special access, specialists that knew where and how to go. No-way we could have come close to doing this on our own (which we usually try).”

Lukeda Savage

Bogotá, COLOMBIA

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