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Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

From £7999 for 17 days
Trip Overview
For those with a serious wildlife interest, this 14-night cruise allows for a full exploration of the entire archipelago as we combine the week-long A and B itineraries of the ‘Galapagos Islands’ trip, enabling us to visit both the eastern and western islands. Sailing to the less visited western islands is sure to be a highlight as we spend time at Isabela, the largest and most volcanically active place in the Galapagos, with a rich variety of marine life. The extraordinary archipelago of the Galapagos left a lasting impression on Darwin and is likely to do the same for you. An enchanted world characterised by stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. Step over snoozing Sea lions, watch the courting rituals of Blue‐footed boobies or snorkel with turtles, sharks and rays.
Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Sailing, Wildlife
Trip Code: EWAWA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
What's Included


All breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners included


Travel by internal flight, motor yacht and minibus 14 nights on board a First Class Boat in en suite, air-conditioned cabins, 2 nights comfortable hotel


Trip Highlights

•    14 nights aboard a First-Class Boat exploring the Galapagos Islands

•    Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with near-tame animals

•    Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful sea lions and turtles 

•    Fantastic on-board service with experienced naturalist guide 

•    Small group - a maximum of 16 clients on board 

Itinerary & Notes
Those on group flights usually arrive in Quito this evening.
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a brilliant holiday, unfortunately cut short through no fault of Exodus.In the circumstances they handled everything well and re-arranged flights to our complete satisfaction,the itinerary was great, the boat amazing and you couldn't want for a more amiable and knowledgeable guide. We visited all the islands in the east and were fortunate enough to see all the wildlife on our wish list, and although we were offered the chance to return and do the western Isles, I decided to take a full refund for the lost week and arrange another holiday with Exodus in the future. In summary I would say it was not just a great holiday but a lifetime experience
I thought long and hard about booking a this trip as it is not cheap! However it proved to be the best holiday that I have ever taken and well worth the money. We snorkelled twice a day on most days, with the turtles, sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and great shoals of multicoloured fish. Every island that we visited was different and the naturalist guide that accompanied us was a fount of information. On land we saw the giant Galapagos tortoises, land iguanas and a myriad of different birds. The boat that we were based on was first class with excellent food and attentive and friendly crew
An amazing trip, full of exciting excursions, beautiful landscapes, astounding wildlife encounters, amazing weather, good co-travellers and a very informative and easy going leader! What more could you want of this once-in-a-lifetime-trip?
Non stop wildlife experience with so many different islands that it felt much more than just too weeks. Lovely breaks cruising between the islands relaxing in the warm sea breeze. Very helpful friendly passengers and crew. Great food. Snorkelling is a must. Essential to have a small boat 16 max to enjoy the islands in peace. The Western Islands were quieter than the eastern Islands. A trip to be repeated!!!
Galapagos 14 night cruise around the islands a once in a lifetime holiday.... Thinking about it? Just book it truly amazing!
A fantastic experience aboard the Cachalote visiting so many of the Islands and coves;  seeing all the wildlife for real that I had seen on the David Attenbrough programme. The most amazing thing was the wildlife's attitude to us. It was so 'laid back' about us being there that they just ignored our presence. We were told to not go too close but nobody told the wildlife that! It was as f we were invisible.
What a wonderful experience.  Quito city on the mainland and the Galapagos islands are such a contrast to each other but both extremely interesting. 
Wonderful experience, exceeded my expectations.
This trip whole heartedly exceeded my expectations. For those of you who love animals this is certainly the right trip for you. Being able to go around all the islands and be there for two weeks was breath taking and definately worth going for the two weeks, there is so much to see and the west islands were personally better for me. Getting so close to all the animals without feeling as though you were invading their space was so special, nothing was bothered you were around them it really was magical and my idea of heaven.
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