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SEV10NA - Gal pagos West, Central and East Islands aboard the Monserrat

It's virtually impossible to witness the wonders of the Gal pagos first-hand and not return home a devoted conservationist. Board the comfy Monserrat and embark on a cruising adventure through the archipelago's western, central, and eastern islands. Snorkel with sea lions, discover the unusual endemic marine life in secluded bays, and hike Sierra Negra, the largest basaltic caldera in the region. With a pair of Level II naturalist guides at the ready to answer your questions, you'll head home with a new perspective on nature, your planet, and maybe even yourself.

Inclusions

Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
2 Certified Gal pagos National Park Service guide
All meals aboard the Monserrat
Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
Snorkelling at Chinese Hat, Isla R bida Puerto Egas, and Punta Pitt
Highlands giant tortoises excursion
Sante F hiking excursion
Interpretation Centre Visit (San Crist bal)
All landings and excursions
Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
10
Price From
AUD $5,099
Start Location
Quito, Ecuador
End Location
Quito, Ecuador
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Marine/Cruise
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 Oct 201805 Nov 20182AUD $5,099
10 Nov 201819 Nov 20182AUD $5,279
24 Nov 201803 Dec 20181AUD $5,279
08 Dec 201817 Dec 20184AUD $5,099
22 Dec 201831 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
05 Jan 201914 Jan 20191AUD $5,599
19 Jan 201928 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
02 Feb 201911 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
16 Feb 201925 Feb 20192AUD $5,599
02 Mar 201911 Mar 20199AUD $5,499
16 Mar 201925 Mar 20195AUD $5,599
30 Mar 201908 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
13 Apr 201922 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
27 Apr 201906 May 20191AUD $5,599
11 May 201920 May 20198AUD $5,719
25 May 201903 Jun 201910AUD $5,719
08 Jun 201917 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
22 Jun 201901 Jul 201914AUD $5,599
06 Jul 201915 Jul 201912AUD $5,599
20 Jul 201929 Jul 201916AUD $5,599
03 Aug 201912 Aug 201920AUD $5,599
17 Aug 201926 Aug 201920AUD $5,499
31 Aug 201909 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
14 Sep 201923 Sep 201918AUD $5,499
28 Sep 201907 Oct 201920AUD $5,499
12 Oct 201921 Oct 201918AUD $5,499
26 Oct 201904 Nov 201918AUD $5,499
09 Nov 201918 Nov 201920AUD $5,599
23 Nov 201902 Dec 201920AUD $5,599
07 Dec 201916 Dec 201920AUD $5,599
21 Dec 201930 Dec 201920AUD $5,719
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Quito/Isabela Island
Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Island and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 3 - Isabela Island
Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Gal pagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
Day 4 - Chinese Hat/R bida Island
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to R bida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 5 - Puerto Egas/Santiago Island
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Gal pagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 6 - North Seymour/Baltra Island
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Spend the afternoon exploring the Santa Cruz highlands.
Day 7 - Islas Plaza/Santa F Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities and a walk through the cactus forest. In the afternoon, take a guided walk around Santa F to observe wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas.
Day 8 - Punta Pitt/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Morning landing at Punta Pitt on San Crist bal Island to observe the marine iguanas and seabirds along the beach. Head to La Galapaguera for opportunities to see giant tortoises and enjoy a snorkelling excursion.
Day 9 - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno/Quito
Explore the port town of Puerto Baquerizo, the capital of the Gal pagos. Visit the San Crist bal Interpretation Centre before the flight back to Quito.
Day 10 - Quito
Depart at any time.