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Galapagos Island Cruise Ocean Cruise

8-Day Extension, Lima to Guayaquil

Trip Code: ISTG8
8 Days
15 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 4 nights Galapagos cruising on M/V Santa Cruz II
  • A total of three nights in premium accommodation on land
  • Additional services of local guides
  • All flights between Lima and Guayaquil
  • 15 fine meals – 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include activities, meals, tipping, transfers, and internal flight (including airport taxes, which are subject to change), as per itinerary
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally from Australia with LATAM Airlines
  • Prices are for cruise/land and flights specified only
  • This extension can only be purchased in conjunction with an escorted Travelmarvel South America tour
  • It can be added to the start of IST20 and ISTL10
  • You will not be escorted by a Travelmarvel Tour Director on this extension
  • An alternative extension is available on selected Antarctica tours, please enquire for details
South America Map ISTG8 2021
8-Day Extension, Lima to Guayaquil

At the conclusion of your escorted journey, fly from Lima to Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Quito, Hotel Mercure Alameda

Twin clock towers side by side with a city behind them, Quito

Begin today with a guided tour that includes the city’s Old Town. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit the Equatorial Monument, marking the Middle of the World (additional cost applies).

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Fly to Baltra Island in the Galápagos archipelago. Transfer to your ship where you’ll enjoy an introductory talk. After lunch, cruise to the white-sand beach of Las Bachas on Santa Cruz Island. Go swimming or snorkelling, or perhaps take a stroll past brackish-water lagoons which are frequented by various wading birds, including stilts and flamingos.

Stay: Four Nights, Galápagos Islands Cruise, MV Santa Cruz II

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This morning you’ll skirt the coast alongside the cliffs of Buccaneer Cove on Santiago Island, which is home to large numbers of marine birds, sea lions, inter-tidal organisms and striking natural formations. Go snorkelling or perhaps set off to explore aboard a panga (a Zodiac-like boat) or a glass-bottom boat. From there, it’s on to the black-sand beach at Puerto Egas, where those of you that opt to go for a swim or snorkel may well find yourselves in the company of marine turtles. An easy walk along the island’s trails offers the chance to spot marine iguanas, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs and the elusive Galápagos fur seal.

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Iguanas in the shallows on a beach, Galapagos Islands

Cruise along the Rabida Island coastline by panga or disembark on the distinctive red-coloured beach to walk among sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. The snorkelling is also incredible thanks to the water clarity and the array of underwater creatures. At lunch, cruise to Bartolomé Island. After landing on the golden beach, a hike to the summit of Pinnacle Rock delivers far-reaching views of the islands, while a panga ride offers the chance to spot dolphins.

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For the energetic, a kayaking trip is a great way to see the cliffs of Genovesa Island. A steep climb up Prince Philip’s Steps through cliffside seabird colonies presents the chance to see large numbers of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels. A more relaxed pace settles on the afternoon as we arrive at Great Darwin Bay, where swimming, snorkelling and an easy stroll all hold their own unique appeal.

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Your last morning in the Galápagos begins with a visit to a Tortoise Reserve to learn about giant Galápagos tortoises. Set off to view tortoises in the wild then transfer to Baltra airport and fly to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city.

Stay: Wyndham Guayaquil Hotel

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Close up of a huge tortoise

Transfer to Guayaquil airport for your onward flight.

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