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SEV10NC - Gal pagos West & Central Islands aboard the Monserrat

Picture it: the Gal pagos, viewed from the deck of the comfortable Monserrat as she cuts through blue waters bound for another island paradise loaded with natural splendour. But it's not just a "look but can't touch" situation on this trip, you'll get up-close and personal with aquatic wildlife like sea lions and turtles, hike over volcanic lava flows to check out the landscapes of Bartolom , and relax on the stunning white-sand beaches of Santiago. Get out onto the high seas and start making better memories.

Inclusions

Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
2 Certified Gal pagos National Park Service guide
All meals aboard the Monserrat
Highlands giant tortoises excursion
Snorkelling at Sullivan Bay, Bartolom Island, Bachas Beach, Chinese Hat, Isla R bida and Puerto Egas
Black Turtle Cove Excursion
Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
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
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Marine/Cruise, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 May 201801 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
06 Jun 201815 Jun 20181AUD $5,279
20 Jun 201829 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
04 Jul 201813 Jul 20181AUD $5,449
18 Jul 201827 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
01 Aug 201810 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
15 Aug 201824 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
29 Aug 201807 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
12 Sep 201821 Sep 20182AUD $5,099
26 Sep 201805 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
10 Oct 201819 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
24 Oct 201802 Nov 20183AUD $5,099
07 Nov 201816 Nov 201810AUD $5,279
21 Nov 201830 Nov 20186AUD $5,279
05 Dec 201814 Dec 201814AUD $5,099
19 Dec 201828 Dec 20186AUD $5,449
02 Jan 201911 Jan 20194AUD $5,099
16 Jan 201925 Jan 20193AUD $5,099
30 Jan 201908 Feb 20197AUD $5,099
13 Feb 201922 Feb 20196AUD $5,099
27 Feb 201908 Mar 201918AUD $5,099
13 Mar 201922 Mar 201912AUD $5,279
27 Mar 201905 Apr 201920AUD $5,279
10 Apr 201919 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
24 Apr 201903 May 201910AUD $5,279
08 May 201917 May 201914AUD $5,279
22 May 201931 May 201918AUD $5,279
05 Jun 201914 Jun 201918AUD $5,279
19 Jun 201928 Jun 201916AUD $5,449
03 Jul 201912 Jul 201920AUD $5,449
17 Jul 201926 Jul 201918AUD $5,449
31 Jul 201909 Aug 201920AUD $5,449
14 Aug 201923 Aug 201920AUD $5,449
28 Aug 201906 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $5,099 
11 Sep 201920 Sep 201920AUD $5,099
25 Sep 201904 Oct 201920AUD $5,099
09 Oct 201918 Oct 201919AUD $5,099
23 Oct 201901 Nov 201920AUD $5,099
06 Nov 201915 Nov 201920AUD $5,279
20 Nov 201929 Nov 201920AUD $5,279
04 Dec 201913 Dec 201920AUD $5,099
18 Dec 201927 Dec 201920AUD $5,449
Itinerary
Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Quito/Puerto Ayora
Early flight to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer across the island of Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora to board the ship. Take an afternoon excursion to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Day 3 - Sullivan Bay/Bartolom Island
Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to see giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolom for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 4 - Bachas Beach/Cerro Drag n
Visit the beach on Las Bachas and relax or swim in the crystal waters. Continue to Cerro Drag n on the west coast of Santa Cruz to see land iguanas and a saltwater lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds.
Day 5 - Black Turtle Cove/Mosquera Island
Take a morning panga ride and look for marine life in Black Turtle Cove before navigating back to Baltra for lunch. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - North Seymour/Quito
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 10 - Quito
Depart at any time.