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- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Watching
- Bird Watching
- Boat | Sailing Boat
Main travel focus
Midrange Galapagos Cruise | Eastern & Southern Islands
- Incredible landscapes and relaxing holidays
- Galapagos' Islands rich wildlife and snorkelling with sea lions
- Enjoying the comfort of an intimate catamaran
- Personal assistance of your agent from your arrival until the end of the trip
One complete week in the amazing Galapagos Islands in the comfort of Millenium Catamaran with capacity for 16 passengers. The perfect way to travel the Galapagos and enjoy its incredibly friendly wildlife. With this itinerary you can expect to encounter seals, sea lions, land & marine iguanas, lizards, crabs, boobies, frigate birds, penguins, albatross and of course the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Underwater encounters can include turtles, manta rays, sharks and all manner of tropical fish! A trip to this part of the world is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.We take charge of your arrival to Ecuador the day before of the Galapagos adventure so you don't have to worry about anything and you can choose whether to arrive to Quito or to Guayaquil.
- 1 night accommodation in Quito or Guayaquil
- Transfer to and from the airport in Quito or Guayaquil
- Round trip flight Quito/Guayaquil - Galapagos - Quito/Guayaquil
- Transfers in Galapagos
- 8 days cruise on board of Millenium Yacht
- 8 x Breakfast, 7 x Lunch, 7 x Dinner
- Accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom
- All visits with English speaking guide
- Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100)
- Ingala transit card ($20)
- Ecogal bus from Airport to Itabaca Channel
- Meals in Quito / Guayaquil
- Snorkelling equipment and wet suite
- Personal expenses
- Extra meals and drinks
- Airlines/Local taxes updates
- Hotel upgrade in Quito/Guayaquil
- Day tours before or after the cruise
- Jungle package before or after the cruise
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Ecuador!
Upon your arrival in Quito you will be kindly greeted by one of our drivers. He will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel, the Zen Suites Best Western. You will spend the night in the beautiful PapaGayo City and tomorrow your Ecuador and Galapagos adventure begins!
Splendid views from the top of the hills
At midday your flight from Quito/Guayaquil arrives on the island of Baltra. Right after lunch your boat takes course west-southwest. The first excursion brings you to the dragon’s mountain, “Cerro Dragon”. It is only here, that the last land iguanas of Santa Cruz live in unique vegetation. Don't forget to bring your camera with you as you will have the opportunity to take shots of a variety of wildlife!
Enjoy the rich nature
Just at dawn you reach South Plaza Island. Giant opuntia cactuses and bright orange sesuvium bushes make up this island, which is home to very colorful land iguanas. A small sea lion colony lives near the cliffs at the southern coast. Bird life includes brown pelicans, tropicbirds, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies.
You will spend the afternoon on Santa Fe Island, which is considered one of the most picturesque moorings of the archipelago where you can swim with sea lions and ocean turtles. Just relax and enjoy this "paradise on Earth"!
In a sealion frenzy
In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno -the archipelago’s administrative center - on San Cristobal Island, you will visit the newly opened visitor center. It shows a great exhibition about the history of nature and settlement on the Galapagos. It is guaranteed that you will be left speechless when you learn about how the island was formed and what makes it so beautiful.
In the afternoon you arrive at Isla Lobos. This rock island near the beach of Ochoa on San Cristobal houses blue-footed boobies and frigate birds, which nest between saltbushes. There are plenty of sea lions that live here, also candelabra cacti grow here.
Giant Galapagos tortoises at sight
At daybreak you reach the northeastern point of San Cristobal, Punta Pitt. The path leads you through colonies of frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, red- and blue-footed boobies. Punta Pitt is the only place on the Galapagos Islands where all three booby species are found together.
In the afternoon you hike from the beach to the highlands, to the area of "Galápaguera Natural". You need about 3.5 hours for the round-trip. Since there are no shady trees, it may be quite hot in the warmer seasons. However, you will be rewarded with seeing the famous Galapagos giant tortoise in their natural habitat. These huge animals can live up to 200 years and weigh up to 300kg (approx. 650 pounds). They are quite a sight and will undoubtedly leave you speechless.
Island of birds
In the morning you debark near Cerro Brujo at the west coast of San Cristóbal Island. Boobies, gulls and some pelicans live in this fascinating crater landscape, and the protected bay is home to young ocean turtles and rays – a nice place for snorkeling and swimming.
After lunch you drive along the coast to the shattered tuff cone, León Dormido (Kicker Rock), which serves as a nesting site for many sea birds. Be on the lookout for blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigate birds!
Swim in one of the most beautiful bays
The flat, southern island of Española (Hood) belongs to the birds. Big colonies of blue-footed and masked boobies nest here, and from April to December about 10.000 albatrosses join them.
In the morning you visit Punta Suarez, where you arrive at a rock hole with fountains up to 35m after a 30 minute walk to the south coast. Sea lions surf on the waves, and you encounter big marine guanas, you’ll notice the males are red colored.
You will spend the afternoon at Gardener Bay. The 2km long sandy beach is one of the most beautiful bays for swimming. Sea lions lay lazily in the sun, hood mockingbirds welcome visitors and often Galapagos hawks stay nearby. Besides marine iguanas, you will also encounter bright red crabs strolling over the rocks at the end of the beach. Isla Osborn and Isla Gardner are perfect for snorkeling. Enjoy the abundance of marine wildlife!
Mysterious island of Florenana
Florenana is the first island to be colonized in 1832. In the 1930s it attracted worldwide attention as site of a Hollywood-like dropout drama, several deaths and the disappearance of some protagonists riddles until today. Are you already curious to visit it?
The lagoon of Punta Cormorant with its olive green shimmering beach is home to flamingos and other wading birds. After a short walk over cold volcanic scoria you will arrive at a beach with coral sand, fine as flour. From December to March Pacific green turtles nest here. Moreover, the beach is a perfect spot to see stingrays. Many endemic plants grow in this arid zone.
Floreana’s best known sight is the wooden barrel at Post Office Bay, which has already served as a mail box in whaler’s times. Near Punta Cormorant and Bahia Post Office you can go snorkeling.
Charles Darwin Research Center
Even though Santa Cruz was the last island to become established - in 1926 - it houses today about half of the Galapagos inhabitants and forms the center of the archipelago due to its central location. The Charles Darwin Research Station, at which up to 100 scientists from all over the world work annually, is located here. Also at this station, nature conservancy and environmental education play a major role. Therefore, a visit at the information center and the open-air grounds with its tortoise and iguana enclosures is a must-do when you stay at the Galapagos Islands.
Unfortunately your trip has come to an end. At about noon you fly from Baltra back to the continent, Guayaquil or Quito. Reflect on your memories while you travel back home and remember that this wonderful land is always ready to welcome you back! See you soon!