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8-DAY ON BOARD M/C ELITE GALAPAGOS LUXURY CRUISE
FROM $7,829.00 ADULTS DOUBLE BASIS – $5,872.00 CHILDREN

AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY ARRIVALS IN SAN CRISTOBAL UNTIL DEC 26, 2020

    On the Elite’s seven-night cruise in Eastern and Western Galapagos, you’ll visit prime locations. This includes San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Rabida Island. The Elite offers an eight-day, seven-night all-inclusive cruise. What does that entail? We include everything from lodging, meals, and excursions to basic water-gear for all guests onboard.

    The Elite is a new luxury yacht designed and built to cruise the cerulean waters of the Galapagos Islands. With spacious cabins, sophisticated public areas, professional staff and unforgettable food, the Elite is designed to be enjoyed by any sort of traveler.

     
    • 8 Day/7-Night Luxury Cruise Program
    • Morning and afternoon explorations of the Galapagos Islands
    • Top bilingual National Park guide (English / Spanish)
    • All meals and snacks on board

    • Soft drinks and juices
    • Transparent sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, wet suits, expedition binoculars & the use of an action camera
    • Personalized service of our Ecuador-based partners

    Day by Day Itinerary: M/C Elite Luxury Eastern Western Galapagos – Sat to Sat

    DAY 1 | SATURDAY | San Cristobal Airport | L.D.

    Morning: Arrive at San Cristobal airport where you will be transferred to the vessel.

    Afternoon: El Junco Lagoon Walk up the rocky path surrounded by rich vegetation and wildlife to the rim of the El Junco Lagoon, an impressive crater lake located in the highlands of San Cristobal Island. Here you will enjoy superb panoramic views of the island, and you can often catch frigate birds diving and bathing in the crystal clear water below.


    DAY 2 | SUNDAY | North Seymour & Santa Cruz | B.L.D.

    Morning: North Seymour Island is a small island named after Lord Hugh Seymour, a senior British Royal Navy officer. Walking amongst the low, bushy vegetation you will be able to observe a large variety of birds, including blue-footed boobies, swallow tailed gulls and a large population of frigate birds. Look out for the marvelous bright red chests of the male frigates used to attract a mate.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking, Snorkeling & Panga ride.

    Afternoon: The name Dragon Hill refers to the large population of Galapagos land iguanas that have made their home here. As you walk along the rocky coastline and through the forests of cacti and Palo Santo trees, you will no doubt encounter a number of these incredible creatures that resemble miniature dragons. The high tide also makes this a fantastic place to snorkel as the coral attracts a plethora of colorful fish close to the shoreline.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking & Snorkeling


    DAY 3 | MONDAY | Tintoreras & Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center  | B.L.D.

    Morning: Las Tintoreras is a chain of islets off the coast of Isabela Island that are characterized by dark lava formations and have created a unique habitat for a variety of wildlife. It is therefore a fantastic site for water activities such as a panga ride, snorkelling, kayaking or paddle boarding and visitors are often treated to close-up sightings of turtles, sharks, penguins and sea lions. The Sierra Negra is one of the most active volcanoes in the Galapagos and has the second largest caldera in the world. As you walk up to the top of the caldera you will encounter forests of guava trees and on a clear day you will be treated to spectacular views of the other five volcanoes on the island.

    Activities and Excursions: Trek, Snorkeling, Panga ride, Kayak/Paddle Boarding

    Afternoon: The Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. As you walk around the center you will also be able to enjoy the beautiful gardens that boast of a wide variety of native plants. Just outside Puerto Villamil you can also take a walk around the Isabela wetlands, comprised of lagoons, swamps and mangroves, which have become a paradise for migratory birds such as stilts and flamingos.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking.


    DAY 4 | TUESDAY  | Isabela | B.L.D.

    Morning: Moreno point is located on the west coast of Isabela Island and although it appears a barren lava flow at first, a walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of beautiful green lagoons and mangroves and is a fantastic place to see penguins, blue herons and flamingos. Meanwhile, a panga ride or snorkel along the rocky shoreline is a wonderful way to spot green sea turtles and white-tip sharks.

    Activities and Excursions: Walk, Snorkeling & Panga ride.

    Afternoon: Urbina Bay is located at the foot of the Alcedo Volcano and is the result of a major volcanic uplift that took place in 1954 and resulted in 6km of coral reef being lifted out of the ocean. Walking along this new shore, you can observe the corals and remains of marine life that were stranded due to this event. However, it is now home to giant land iguanas and giant tortoises and it often a good spot to see Galapagos hawks and flightless cormorants. It is also ideal for snorkeling as turtles, rays and tropical fish frequent the coastline.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking & Snorkeling.


    DAY 5 | WEDNESDAY | Fernandina Island & Isabela Island  | B.L.D.

    Morning: Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and Espinosa point is a wonderful area of natural beauty. Snorkeling and swimming from the zodiac allows you see thee marine iguanas feeding underwater. On the rocks you will often see large numbers of colorful Sally Lightfoot crabs. On land, the walking trails enable you to explore the fascinating mangrove plants, lava cacti and striking black lava formations where marine iguanas enjoy basking themselves in the sun.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking & Snorkeling.

    Afternoon: Accessible by panga, Vicente Roca Point on the North West coast of Isabela Island is a beautiful large bay with two coves that provide nesting sites for blue-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, storm petrels and Brown Noddy Terns. Snorkeling is also a great activity here as the cooler waters result in an abundance of food for marine life, and it is common to see groups of whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds gorging themselves.

    Activities and Excursions: Snorkeling & Panga ride.


    DAY 6 | THURSDAY | Rabida & Bartholomew Island | B.L.D.

    Morning: Rabida Island is most known for its dark red sand beach surrounded by a backdrop of cliffs and steep volcanic hills full of Palo Santo trees and endemic cacti. A panga ride around the shoreline gives the chance to spot blue-footed and nazca boobies and water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or paddle boarding are ideal for seeing white tipped sharks and rays. On the beach you will find a large noisy colony of sea lions and the surrounding salt brush is home to a nesting colony of pelicans. Inland, bird watchers will delight in seeing mockingbirds, yellow warblers and Darwin finches – Rabida is the only site where all nine Darwin’s finches are found.

    Activities and Excursions: Trek, Snorkeling, Panga ride, Kayak & Paddle Boarding.

    Afternoon: Bartholomew Island is an islet located in Sullivan Bay and its most famous landmark is a huge volcanic cone named Pinnacle Rock. A walking trail leads up to a viewpoint at the summit of the island where you can enjoy spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and the surrounding lava flows. The northern beach, a nesting site for green sea turtles, is perfect for snorkeling where sightings of spotted eagle rays, penguins and reef sharks are possible.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking, Snorkeling & Panga ride.


    DAY 7 | FRIDAY | San Cristobal | B.L.D.

    Morning: Witch Hill features an idyllic white sand beach which can be accessed by panga and is a superb vantage point for seeing Kicker Rock in the south of the island. The hill itself is an eroded tuff cone and the calm waters at the base of it offer a magnificent spot for snorkeling. Meanwhile, a walk along the beach or on one of the inland paths provides opportunities to see a variety of shore birds, finches and mockingbirds.

    Activities and Excursions: Walking, Snorkeling & Panga ride.

    Afternoon: Lobos Island gets its name from the herds of sea lions that have made their home here. Snorkeling in the calm clear water provides a unique opportunity to see these inquisitive and playful animals up close and it is also common to be accompanied by green turtles and rays as well. Inland there is a trail where you can expect to encounter nesting sites for blue-footed boobies and frigates.

    Activities and Excursions: Walk, Snorkeling & Panga ride.


    DAY 8 | SATURDAY | San Cristobal Interpretation Center | B.

    Morning: San Cristobal Interpretation Center provides an overview of the fascinating history of the islands. The main areas of focus, which are addressed through a number of expositions, are: natural history, human history and conservation for the future. You can also take one of the trails behind the center that lead to some great viewpoints of the ocean and volcanic rocks below. San Cristobal Airport Depart from San Cristobal airport.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR SATURDAY ARRIVALS IN SAN CRISTOBAL UNTIL DEC 26, 2020

    DOUBLETRIPLE1QUAD (2 BDR)CHILD2SINGLE** 
    $7,829.00N/A$7,829.00$5,872.00$3,915.00

    *Child rate applies to one child under 12 yrs. old sharing accommodations with two adults. Child rates don’t apply during holiday season.

    ** For Christmas and New Years’ Eve departures a 10% surcharge applies.

    VALID FOR SATURDAY ARRIVALS IN SAN CRISTOBAL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2020
    N/A

    FEB 2020
    N/A

    MAR 2020
    21

    APR 2020
    4 | 18

    MAY 2020
    2 | 16 | 30

    JUN 2020
    13 | 27

    JUL 2020
    11 | 25

    AUG 2020
    8 | 22

    SEP 2020
    5 | 19

    OCT 2020
    3 | 17 | 31

    NOV 2020
    14 | 28

    DEC 2020
    12 | 26

     

                

    In Galapagos Islands: M/C Elite Galapagos Luxury Cruise. The Elite is the newest yacht on the Galapagos Islands, reinventing luxury, comfort and class! The Galapagos Elite was specifically designed for sailing the sapphire waters of the Enchanted Islands. In addition to better stability, the design of the Elite allows for more space for everything on board, including social areas and golden suites. Guests of all ages enjoy the ample, semi-covered sky deck, the al fresco dining area and the cozy bar-salon.

    All Golden Suites on board the Galapagos Elite are spacious, comfortable and well – appointed: the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day spent exploring the islands. Each suite has an ocean view and an outdoor balcony, as well as rainforest – style showers in a private bathroom.

    All suites can have one queen – sized or two single beds. We are particularly proud of the panoramic windows featured in each suite: unlike the heavy, round porthole windows of the older yachts, each suite on the Elite has grand windows offering panoramic views. They are not even windows, exactly: think of them more as a wall of tempered glass, with a door to get to your balcony. Each morning and afternoon brings a different stunning Galapagos seascape! Guests greatly enjoy meals served on board the Elite. Our professional cuisine specialists prepare three delicious, nutritious meals per day: breakfast and mainly lunch are served buffet – style, with a more elegant sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the partially covered sky deck.

    M/C Elite Plans

    Main Deck

    Sky Deck

    Upper Deck

     

    • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
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    • Deposit: A $900.00 per person deposit is required to activate the booking process. Due to the popularity of the destination and the high demand for space, early reservations are strongly encouraged. Additional deposits may be required by suppliers, if so you will be notified.
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    • The price does not include: personal expenses, additional activities, international airfare, a $500.00 local airfare, as well as airports departure taxes (unless otherwise indicated), gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, bell and wait staff, and any other service not listed. The Galapagos National Park Fee ($100.00 per person) and the Galapagos Immigration Card ($20.00 per person), as well as Fuel Surcharges (if any) are not included.
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    • Meal Codes: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner.
    • All tour services are SIB shared basis (unless otherwise indicated).
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