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Absolute Galapagos (Daphne)

From £4498 for 17 days
Trip Overview
Discover the endemic wildlife, bizarrely beautiful landscapes and underwater treasures of the Galapagos Islands on this immersive 17-day cruise. Explore both the traveller’s favourites and quieter parts of the archipelago, all with a passionate local naturalist on hand to guide you over pahoehoe lava and through marine iguana colonies. Snorkel in clear waters off the coast of Isla Espanola, paddle through a green turtle breeding grove on Isla Floreana, look out for mottled Galapagos hawks on Isla Fernandina, and wander between sea lions lounging on beaches with red, black and white sand.
Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing
Trip Code: IGMDE
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included

Meals

16 Breakfasts included
14 Lunches included
14 Dinners included

Transport

Boat,Plane,Bus,Zodiac (Panga)

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights),Overnight boat (14 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Quito is so much more than a gateway to the Galapagos. Misty mountain scenery, a heart-melting Old Town and world-class cuisine make this one of South America’s most dazzling destinations

•   Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This underwater volcano – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best snorkelling on the archipelago

•   This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa

•   Gaze in awe at the largest trees in the Galapagos on a hike through Santa Fe’s Opuntia forest

•   Plant your feet on 100-year-old pahoehoe lava as you walk across Bahia Sullivan, perhaps spotting a marine iguana or two

•   An included visit to the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre fills you in on the archipelago’s geography, history, conservation projects and more

Where you'll be staying

Grand Queen Beatriz

Our new boutique expedition boat came into service on the 30th June 2018. Custom built, with a stylish modern design, ensuite bathrooms, outward-facing windows in all cabins (and private balconies in some), and a jacuzzi on the sundeck, the ‘Grand Queen Bea’ will be one of the newest boats operating in the Galapagos.

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Dates & Availability
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Availability
Departing: 19th Nov 2019
Returning: 5th Dec 2019
£4,498pp
This price is for a 'lowerDeckTwin-Bunk' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 19th Nov 2019
Returning: 5th Dec 2019
£4,904pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckTwin-Bunk' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 19th Nov 2019
Returning: 5th Dec 2019
£5,146pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckDouble-LowerBerth' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 19th Nov 2019
Returning: 5th Dec 2019
£5,146pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckTwin-LowerBerth' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 3rd Dec 2019
Returning: 19th Dec 2019
£4,498pp
This price is for a 'lowerDeckTwin-Bunk' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 3rd Dec 2019
Returning: 19th Dec 2019
£4,904pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckTwin-Bunk' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 3rd Dec 2019
Returning: 19th Dec 2019
£5,146pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckDouble-LowerBerth' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 3rd Dec 2019
Returning: 19th Dec 2019
£5,146pp
This price is for a 'upperDeckTwin-LowerBerth' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 17th Dec 2019
Returning: 2nd Jan 2020
£4,673pp
This price is for a 'lowerDeckTwin-Bunk' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
The adventure gets under way in Quito, Ecuador’s sprawling but refined capital city. A welcome meeting will be held this evening at either 5 pm or 6 pm, but aside from that you are free to check out the city on your own today. If you arrive with time to spare, perhaps head to Quito’s Old Town and pick one (or more) of the 30 churches to explore.
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