Fully discover the splendor of the Galapagos Islands with this intimate all-inclusive Galapagos Islands cruise and tour. An 8-day luxury cruise takes you to stunning outlying islands, where seabirds nest in the millions and sea lions cover surreal lava flows. Then settle onto Isabela Island for three days of mystical volcanoes and marine worlds. Seductive, surreal, sublime... this tour package unveils the eclectic splendor of nature's great oasis in the Pacific Ocean.
Quito – Spa Welcomes in Quito
Quito provides a gentle introduction to Ecuador, the capital city elegantly stretching out across a volcano-clad valley. An overnight on the mainland is inevitable, as domestic flights to the islands leave early in the morning. It's an easy layover; city lights glisten from your five-star hotel on the hill, a traditional Ecuadorian dinner is served in the hotel's restaurant, and there's a spa to soothe any travel aches. You'll be picked up at the airport and transferred to a hotel on the edge of the city. Rest and Relax. The Galapagos adventure starts tomorrow. Consider learning more about your Galapagos travel agencies that will help you craft your personally memorable and perfect itinerary.
Galapagos Cruise – Sea Life and Snorkeling
Galapagos Cruise – The Boobies of Punta Pitt
Galapagos Cruise – The History of Floreana
Galapagos Cruise – Red Volcanic Island
Galapagos Cruise – Birds on Genovesa Island
Galapagos Cruise – Santiago Island
Galapagos Cruise – The Tortoises of Santa Cruz
Isabela – Settling in on Isabela Island
Isabela – Hiking the World's Second Largest Volcanic Crater
Isabela – Wildlife at Lava Arches
Isabela – Departure
- Fully explore the eclectic natural wonder of the Galapagos by spending 11 days in the archipelago
- Spend eight days cruising to distant islands on a luxury 20-person yacht
- Complete the itinerary with three all-inclusive nights on volcanic Isabela Island, with trips to craters and lava arches, revealing an untouched realm
- Enjoy all-inclusive service from start to finish, including three sumptuous meals a day, sunset drinks, and all the naturalist activities
- Discover the most important of the Galapagos' evolutionary sites, including the wildlife sites on Floreana, Genovesa, and San Cristobal islands
- Marvel at spectacular seabirds as you visit the mass breeding grounds of red-footed boobies and magnificent frigates
- Snorkel and swim into a dazzling marine world that allows safe encounters with reef sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles
- Lose count of how many times you encounter a colony of playful sea lions
The Galapagos archipelago unveils nature at its most untamed and unadulterated, a series of rugged volcanic islands standing isolated amidst Pacific waves. They're raw and mystical, constantly providing surprises and breathtaking sites; the breeding grounds for a million seabirds, sea lions bathing on white sand, whales cruising past penguins. As the natural history cascades across volcanic cliffs, there's sometimes too much to take in. Stop. Relax. Take your time. With an all-inclusive Galapagos Islands cruise and tour, you only need to focus on the wildlife and wild sights; everything else is arranged by a discreet and experienced team of local experts. This Galapagos vacations arrangement includes all the activities and excursions, transfers, meals, and many drinks. And these aren’t cold buffets and mass group excursions. Chefs concoct sumptuous a la carte menus; excursions offer near-exclusive access to stunning wildlife sites, and there's always a private place to watch the islands lazily drift by.
After a night in Quito, the Galapagos itinerary starts with eight days of all-inclusive cruising on a small luxury yacht. You'll visit the south, central, and northern parts of the archipelago, including world-renowned sites like Genovesa, North Seymour, and Punta Cormorant. Varied excursions add further angles to the immersion experience, allowing you to kayak with sea lions, walk across red volcanic remnants, and safely snorkel into a marine world of reef sharks and manta rays. Sip drinks as sunsets paint the sky, and lounge in tranquility as you cruise through the Pacific. For these eight days, there's hardly another boat in sight and your small group has private access to each of the phenomenal wildlife sites. With a capacity of just 20, the yacht ensures an intimate experience with all of the extravagant extras.
Swap the sea legs for land legs by completing the all-inclusive tour with three nights on Isabela Island in the Western Galapagos. A beautiful ecolodge stands above white sand and calm waters, offering continual views of playful sea lions and diving sea birds. Rest on your balcony and spend three elegant days in this remote corner of the archipelago. Like the cruise, all meals are included and you enjoy morning coffee with views of the migration routes of whales. Daily activities showcase the youthful volcanic splendor of Isabela, including a hike to the world's second largest crater and a journey to the magnificent lava arches of Tintoreras. This is a fully all-inclusive tour, allowing you to revel in the diversity of the Galapagos, discover all four regions of the archipelago, and experience the many ways in which it can be explored. So just sit back and enjoy the show.
$8,995 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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