Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz)

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Quito , Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
  • Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.
  • Sea lions and iguanas await you at Plaza Sur and Santa Fe, whilst in San Cristobal you meet the granddaddy of the Galapagos the giant tortoise.
  • A hike on Bartolome offers panoramic views across some of the other islands, showcasing the dramatic volcanic landscape. This is indeed the Galapagos journey with something for everyone.
The trip Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) starts and ends in Quito. It is a sailing, yachting and motor boating trip that takes 6 days taking you through San Cristobal Island, Isla Santa Cruz and Quito in Ecuador. Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the central islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all shapes and sizes go about their daily business all over this wild slice of paradise. Go snorkelling in the presence of mighty manta rays and lively turtles, and see tropical fish fill the surrounding water with fluorescent colour. Experience firsthand the natural, rugged landscapes of the Galapagos, and see what Charles Darwin saw when he arrived on the isles more than 180 years ago and began formulating his theory of evolution. Prepare to get fully acquainted with the natural wonder of these far-flung islands on this breathtaking Galapagos Encounter.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Giselle's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Giselle
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 12 2019
“This was a fantastic trip run by a very fit, friendly & experienced tour leader. It was tough & hilly but a great way to explore northern Spain”
Andy's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Andy
  • From USA
  • On May 01 2019
“Had a great tour. Itinerary was very well laid out and the guide was exceptional. We were fortunate to be part of a great group as well.”
Gillian's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Gillian
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 26 2019
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Quito - Isla San Cristobal
  • Day 3: Bartolome - Bahia Sullivan
  • Day 4: Isla Santiago - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto Egas
  • Day 5: Isla Santa Cruz - Quito.
  • Day 6: Quito
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (2 nights), Overnight boat (3 nights)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner
Transport
  • Minibus , Plane , Boat , Zodiac
Included Activities
  • Isla San Cristobal - Highlands Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Santiago - Sullivan Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Bartolome - Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Bartolome - Snorkelling (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Bartolome - Panga ride (30 mins)
  • Isla Santiago - Puerto Egas - Walk (1.45 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Santiago - Puerto Egas - Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Sanitago - Espumilla Beach - Snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Sanitago - Espumilla Beach - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands Visit (3 hours) - Dry Landing
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Quito are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 759 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 23 April 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands (Grand Queen Beatriz) 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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