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Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

From £5027 for 10 days
Trip Overview
Experience the tranquil shores and unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands as you drift across the Pacific Ocean on this 10-day sailing adventure. The beauty of these Ecuadorian isles is something to behold from aboard the M/Y Grand Queen Beatriz. Retrace the 180-year-old voyage of Charles Darwin by sea, witness the impressive giant tortoises and go birdwatching for blue-footed boobies and frigate birds on the shores. Each day, a new view will greet you out your cabin window, with a new adventure to embark on. As far as Galapagos adventures go, this trip is nothing but smooth sailing.
Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing
Trip Code: IGMQA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Boat,Plane,Bus,Zodiac

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights),Overnight boat (7 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.

•   Explore the islands on deck, on foot and in the water, keeping your eyes wide open for the next unique sight.

•   You'll encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.

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: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,222pp
This price is for a 'standardTwin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Availability: Good
Departing: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,222pp
This price is for a 'standardQueen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,592pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,592pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Queen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,652pp
This price is for a 'deluxeBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 30th Jan 2021
Returning: 8th Feb 2021
£5,652pp
This price is for a 'deluxeBalconySuite-Queen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 27th Mar 2021
Returning: 5th Apr 2021
£5,087pp
£5,027pp
This price is for a 'standardTwin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 27th Mar 2021
Returning: 5th Apr 2021
£5,087pp
£5,027pp
This price is for a 'standardQueen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 27th Mar 2021
Returning: 5th Apr 2021
£5,562pp
£5,382pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Limited Availability
2 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
On arrival at Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure. A welcome meeting will be held in the evening at either 5 pm or 6 pm when you meet others travelling with you on your tour of the Galapagos Islands. As today is an arrival day, you can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Quito sits at high altitude under the towering Pichincha volcano. It is a beautiful city, arguably one of the most beautiful in South America. The city stretches along the valley and is surrounded by the Andes. The Old Town of Quito is awash with history, with more than 30 churches to explore, and a number of fascinating museums. La Compania de Jesus is considered to be the most beautiful and ornate churches in the Americas. The city's oldest street, Calle La Ronda, is well worth exploring. As this trip spends very little time in Quito, we recommend you spend a few extra days before or after your trip to experience all the city has to offer. You may even wish to explore further beyond the city and visit Otavalo, Cotopaxi, the Cloud Forest or the Equatorial Monument.
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