10 days from £3275pp plus international flights.
If it's your dream to see the stunning and unique Galapagos Islands, but you don't really have time to see much of mainland Ecuador, this is the right trip for you.
We've priced this on one of our superior tourist class yachts, the Cachalote, but it's no problem to do this same itinerary with any other yacht. Perhaps you've seen a different yacht which has caught your eye!
It's nice to see a bit of Quito since you've come all this way, so the first couple of days are spent discovering this capital. Then you fly off to the Galapagos Islands which you reach within about 4 hours.
Joining your yacht, you set off to explore the unique and captivating wildlife of this incredible archipelago. Meeting blue-footed boobies, marvelling at the displays of magnificent frigatebirds, swimming with sealions, being roundly ignored by marine iguanas, passing the time of day with an ancient giant tortoise ... the Galapagos Islands really are like nowhere else on earth.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £3275 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: Christmas 2016, and 2017 guide price from £3,275 pp sharing plus international flights.
Transfers, ground transport, guides on the cruise and for the Quito city tour, Quito-Galapagos-Guayaquil flights, meals as specified.
International flights, departure taxes, visas, travel insurance, Galapagos National Park tax currently US$100 but liable to change and to be paid locally in US$, meals not specified, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature.
Getting there: This holiday starts in Quito and ends in Guayaquil. Flights from the UK start from about £675.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made trip, but of course part of the time you will be on a yacht as part of a group. Given that the yachts depart on a certain day, this specific itinerary exactly as it stands, using the Cachalote, must be started on a Monday. If you use a different yacht, the trip could be started on different days.
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Time: GMT - 6 hours
Flight time: Flights to the Galapagos Islands leave from Quito and touch down in Guayaquil en route, taking about 3 hours from Quito or 2 hours from Guayaquil. The flights land either at Baltra or San Cristobal.
Language: Spanish is the official language in the Galapagos Islands.
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.