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Galapagos Encounter: Southern Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

From £2016 for 6 days
Trip Overview
Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the southern islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all shapes and sizes go about their daily business all over this wild slice of paradise. Go snorkelling in the presence of mighty manta rays and lively turtles, and see tropical fish fill the surrounding water with fluorescent colour. Experience firsthand the natural, rugged landscapes of the Galapagos, and see what Charles Darwin saw when he arrived on the isles more than 180 years ago and began formulating his theory of evolution. Prepare to get fully acquainted with the natural wonder of these far-flung islands on this breathtaking Galapagos Encounter.
Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Sailing, Wildlife
Trip Code: IGMQH
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included

Meals

5 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Minibus,Boat,Plane,Zodiac

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights),Overnight boat (3 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 from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your 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: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,536pp
This price is for a 'standardTwin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,536pp
This price is for a 'standardQueen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,786pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,786pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Queen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,916pp
This price is for a 'deluxeBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 22nd Jun 2019
Returning: 27th Jun 2019
£2,916pp
This price is for a 'deluxeBalconySuite-Queen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
Fully Booked
Departing: 6th Jul 2019
Returning: 11th Jul 2019
£2,561pp
This price is for a 'standardTwin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 6th Jul 2019
Returning: 11th Jul 2019
£2,561pp
This price is for a 'standardQueen' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Fully Booked
Departing: 6th Jul 2019
Returning: 11th Jul 2019
£2,816pp
This price is for a 'juniorBalconySuite-Twin' room type
* Plus $120 USD
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Fully Booked
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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 5pm or 6 pm when you meet others travelling with you on your cruise to the Galapagos Islands. Please check with hotel reception or check the reception notice boards for the time and place of the meeting for your trip. As today is an arrival day, you can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). 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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