Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-99 yrs
  • max group size 32
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-35929
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy a full week of expedition cruising in the Galapagos Islands, with two landing sites visited every day, focusing on the east and west
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse scenery with guided nature walks, snorkelling excursions, Zodiac rides and use of kayaks
  • Sail on the MV Evolution, an intimate yacht featuring the most public space and largest cabins of any yacht in its class
  • Discover the rugged highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the best guest-to-guide ratio (10:1) in the archipelago with all guides Level III certified
  • Learn about extraordinary local conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station
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Starting and ending in Guayaquil, the tour "Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure" is a guided wildlife trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Guayaquil, Isla Baltra, Bartolome Island and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. "Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure" is a group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The Galapagos Islands are a treasure meant to be experienced with a group of true nature enthusiasts. The MV Evolution, a premium yacht, is the perfect spot to relax between daily hiking and snorkelling excursions, or for joining fellow travellers for a briefing by our knowledgeable naturalist guides.

During our premium Galapagos Islands cruise, find yourself just inches from giant tortoises, comical blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins, iguanas and many other animals, and gain an appreciation for how remarkable life on Earth can be. Voyage the famed waters of the Galapagos amid the spectacular landscapes and distinct endemic wildlife that so intrigued Charles Darwin. From spouting whales crossing the Bolivar Channel to waved albatrosses nesting along the Española cliffs, you’ll experience the undeniable wonder of these enchanted isles.
  • Day 1: Arrive Quito
  • Day 2: Quito/Baltra/Daphne Major
  • Day 3: Isabela Island/Fernandina Island
  • Day 4: Isabela Island
  • Day 5: Bartolomé/Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
  • Day 6: Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach/Rabida Island
  • Day 7: Santa Cruz Island
  • Day 8: Española Island
  • Day 9: San Cristóbal Island/Quito
  • One night at the Premium Swisshotel Quito and seven nights in premium accommodation onboard the MV Evolution,Arrival transfers in Quito (to/from Swisshotel Quito)
  • Eight breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners
  • Internal flights from Quito to the Galapagos
  • Use of kayaks during the expedition cruise
  • Tips to the crew of the Evolution are included (only the cost of tipping the naturalist guide will be extra),Named tour leaders who meet Level III Certification in the Galapagos National Park, all chosen for their extensive experience and great customer feedback
  • Select wines, local beers, cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and tea
  • Daily shore excursions, interpretive walks, swimming, snorkelling, hiking and panga rides
  • Snorkelling gear and wetsuits
  • Full educational program, including lectures on history, ecology, marine life and field interpretation
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes US$120 (US$220 as of August 1st, 2024)
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Tipping for the naturalist guide
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

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Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Galapagos Voyage: Pirates & Darwin - Premium Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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