DARWIN'S GALAPAGOS VOYAGE, Ecuador
CURATED AQUATIC VOYAGES
AQUATIC VOYAGES: DARWIN'S GALAPAGOS VOYAGE
This is a ThirdHome preferred cruise partner voyage operated by International Expeditions. Voyage has a set departure/return date as noted. Each voyage date will include specific guided excursions along with regional opportunities. A "THIRDHOME MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER" rate would be due + the keys & exchange fee noted for this voyage.
For more details - VIEW THE VOYAGE Brochure:
2019 VOYAGE DATES:
FEB 15th - 7 Night Cruise
FEB 22nd - 7 Night Cruise
NOTE: A pre night is required for each voyage departure date; depending on your departure flight, often a post night might be required also.
*** 50% OFF MEMBER SPECIAL VOYAGE FARES ***
Cat D Deck - $3749 per person
Cat C Deck - $3849 - $3949 per person
Cat A Deck - $4399 - $4599 per person
+ Below required add-ons:
+ Galapagos National Park Fee $120 per person
+ Internal Flights from Guayaquil or Quito to Galapagos Islands $$698-$725 per person
+ Onboard Gratuities (approx $240 per person)
+ Optional Post Cruise Machu Picchu Extension
+ Single Occupancy Fees (for 1 person in cabin) - please inquire for voyage cost
* Transfers to/from airport upon arrival in Guayaquil
* Two Nights at the Oro Verde Hotel (Day 1 & Day 9)
* Breakfast on Day 2 at the hotel
* 7 Nights onboard the Evolution Yacht
* All meals, snacks, soft drinks, bottled waters onboard
* Transfers to/from the yacht on the islands
* An IE Expedition Leader & 2 Naturalist Guides
* Use of two Zodiac-style boats & kayaks
* Snorkeling equipment
* Educational onboard program including lectures on history, ecology and marine life
** IMPORTANT - a pre night is required in your arrival city **
Day 1: Arrival into Guayaquil - meet and greet at airport and transfer to the Oro Verde Hotel. This is included in the voyage pricing.
Day 2: Internal Flight to Islands & Embarkation
Fly to Galapagos islands and board M/V Evolution. Begin your journey circumnavigating Daphne Major, a paradise for sea birds.
Day 3: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Ride a Zodiac into the heart of a sunken volcano at Punta Vicente Roca. Swim among the sea turtles, penguins and sea horses. Explore the lava fields of Punta Espinosa. Watch whales from M/V Evolution's open-air deck.
Day 4: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Discover Isabela Island's uplifted section of sea floor in Urvina Bay. Observe tortoises, land iguanas and other critters in their natural environment. Cruise to Tagus Cove for snorkeling and bird watching.
Day 5: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Go to Bartolome Island and hike to the top of its dormant volcano, including Pinnacle Rock. Swim with the sea lions and penguins before hiking across the pahoehoe lava of Sullivan Bay.
Day 6: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Walk along the white sands of Bachas Beach looking for Sally Lightfoot crabs, black necked stilts and whimbrels. Snorkel in the calm waters where sea turtles nest. Embark on a sea kayaking excursion to watch for blue-footed boobies.
Day 7: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Begin the day in the forested highlands to spot giant tortoises. Stop at the Darwin Research Center to learn more about wildlife preservation on The Galapagos.
Day 8: Galapagos Archipelago Exploration
Explore the isolated island of Española by Zodiac. Discover some of its endemic species such as the Española mockingbird, lava lizard and marine iguanas. Ride to Punta Suarez to play with a sea lion colony. After lunch, relax, swim or kayak in scenic Gardner Bay.
Day 9: Disembarkation & Internal Flight to Guayaquil
End your Galapagos Islands cruise by returning to San Cristóbal to visit the Interpretation Center, opened by the park in 1998. Transfer to airport for return flight to Guayaquil. NOTE: Included in the voyage pricing is a post-night room at the Oro Verde Hotel. Depending on your departure flight, you can opt in or out of this overnight, or utilize the room as a day-room for relaxing, showering and storing luggage before your flight.
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Yacht with 1 level
1 cabins, 1 head, 1 feet long
2 guests maximum
Quito (OR) Guayaquil
+ Internal flight required to Galapagos Islands for ship embarkation
Provisioning and Other Fees
PLEASE NOTE: ALL INCLUSIVE FEES APPLY FOR THIS VOYAGE AS NOTED ABOVE
The voyage rates listed above will be charged by our preferred Cruise operator-partner, International Expeditions. ThirdHome exchange fees will be charged internally per our usual process along with key amounts as noted. THIRDHOME MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER" rate would be paid by credit card + the keys & exchange fee noted for this voyage.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- The Galapagos Islands - Guayaquil & Quito
- Machu Picchu
- Cuzco & The Inca Trail
- Concierge Service