Galapagos Island Cruise Ocean Cruise
8-Day Extension, Lima to Guayaquil
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 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
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
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).Daily :
Quito, Galápagos Islands (Baltra and Santa Cruz Islands)
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 IIDaily :
Galápagos Islands (Santiago Island)
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.Daily :
Galápagos Islands (Rabida & Bartolomé 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.Daily :
Galápagos Islands (Genovesa Island)
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.Daily :
Galápagos Islands (Santa Cruz Island)
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 HotelDaily :
Transfer to Guayaquil airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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