Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B)

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4.8 Based on 25 Reviews
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 12-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-24168
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Guayaquil, Ecuador
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Seven nights aboard a motor yacht exploring the Galapagos Islands
  • Incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities with neartame animals
  • Snorkel with iridescent fish, playful Sea lions and turtles
  • Fantastic onboard service with experienced naturalist guide
  • Small group a maximum of 16 clients on board
The trip "Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B)" starts in Quito and ends in Guayaquil. It is a wildlife trip that takes 10 days taking you through Santiago Island, Rábida Island, Isabela Island and 3 other destinations in Ecuador. "Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B)" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The extraordinary archipelago of the Galapagos left a lasting impression on Darwin and is likely to do the same for you. An enchanted world: characterised by stark lava fields, cactus forests, volcanic craters, mangrove lagoons and turquoise waters. Step over snoozing Sea lions, watch the courting rituals of Blue-footed boobies or snorkel with turtles, sharks and rays.
  • Day 1: Start Quito.
  • Day 2: Discover Quito at your leisure.
  • Day 3: Fly to Galapagos. Visit Santa Cruz highlands and Charles Darwin Centre. Embarkation.
  • Day 4: Chinese Hat & Isla Rabida
  • Day 5: Isabela island
  • Day 6: Isabela Island
  • Day 7: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove & Darwin Lake
  • Day 8: Punta Espinosa on Fernandina & Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela
  • Day 9: Santiago Island & Bartolome Island
  • Day 10: Fly to Guayaquil; end Guayaquil.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • We can include flights from the UK. Please contact us for a quote.
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD120, paid locally
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 25 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 26 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing Trip
An absolutely amazing trip!! The islands were beyond words - truly amazing. All other aspects where great - from the Mauricio (the tour guide), the crew on the boat and the boat.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 28 2019
5 - Excellent
What a magical place....
The trip was all arranged by the tour operator and I cant fault the organisation, it was faultless throughout the whole Journey.The Cachalote Explorer was fine, its not a super luxury motor yacht (its correctly advertised as a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 22 2018
4 - Very Good
Everything was first class but the boat
We toured the Galpagos Islands for 7 days. We saw so many unique animals. The trip really made me realize how completely special the Galpagos Islands are. Riss, our guide, was a Galapaguano and was proud of his heritage. He... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 29 2016
5 - Excellent
Galapagos Islands
We travelled on the "A" itinerary. An excellent holiday, above our expectations. The boat (Cachalote), guide and the crew were superb. The chef was innovative and produced fantastic meals. The wildlife was extremely varied and... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 April 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B) 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.


For this Galapagos Islands - Cachalote Explorer (Itin B) 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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