Galápagos North & Central Islands 7-Day Cruise

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Explore Equador's Beautiful Galápagos Islands on this 7-Day Yacht Cruise.

Sail through the Northern and Central Islands of the Galápagos on this 7-Day Cruise about G Adventures New ship Eden!


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See nature documentaries and animal biology textbooks come to life on this seven-day sailing around the Galápagos' north and central islands. On this unique territory, you'll spot some of the rarest, most treasured animal species on the globe. See red-footed boobies at El Barranco (one of two locations to spot the bird), snorkel around underwater craters to witness incredible underwater life, and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to spot giant Galápagos tortoises. Your journey is hosted aboard the latest addition to the G Adventures fleet— Eden — equipped with amenities that have your comfort and exploratory spirit in mind.

When travelling with G-Adventures as a Vegan or Veggie traveller, you can trust that your Chief Experience Officer will do all they can to ensure you have seamless and enjoyable experience on this amazing journey. Your Vegan Vacations rep will work tireless in advance of your departure to ensure that suitable options are provided (when available) and will put in the work so you can just get away and explore the world without worry.

Check out the itinerary details below and get in touch today to book your space!



Itinerary

photo courtesy of G Adventures


photo courtesy of G Adventures

Day 1 - Quito

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2 - Quito/Baltra Island

Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 3 - Genovesa Island

Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 4 - Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay

Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 5 - Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón

Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

photo courtesy of G Adventures

Day 6 - Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included:

Breakfast

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Day 7 - Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Snorkelling at Darwin Bay and Sullivan Bay
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (2 nts), aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths), or double cabins (4 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD80-105 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.


Meet G Adventure's Newest Ship, Eden!

The Eden may be the newest vessel to join their fleet, but that doesn’t mean she won’t know her way around paradise. Climb aboard to find room for 16 passengers, an expert CEO Naturalist Guide, and two top-deck lounge areas — perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the Galápagos.

photo courtesy of G Adventures

photo courtesy of G Adventures

photo courtesy of G Adventures


*All photos for illustrative purposes only. This tour is operated by G Adventures. Full terms and conditions to be provided prior to booking. See below for more details.

NOTE: This vacation is not 100% vegan, but vegan & veggie diets can be accommodated on this itinerary. Vegan Vacations provides all clients with invaluable information pertaining to vegan options on all trips including what (if any) options might be available when on your own time. This information is customized to each itinerary. Please contact Vegan Vacations at admin@veganvacations.ca for more details.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research.VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Important Notes

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. The Consejo de Gobierno (local government council) 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. On our Galapagos yachts, food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. Dining is casual, tables are unassigned and the dining room is capable of seating the entire passenger compliment at one time. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic are not included and can be purchased at the bar.


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