Grand Galapagos (Grand Queen Beatriz)

04/18/2021 through 12/14/2022
04/18/2021 through 01/02/2023
Intrepid Travel

Grand Galapagos (Grand Queen Beatriz)

Climb aboard for a 17-day Adventure Cruise of the unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Sail from Santa Cruz to the islands of Isabella, Floreana, Espanola, North Seymour and more, taking in diverse landscapes that range from lava flows to sands of green, red and white. Spend days exploring the archipelago that a young Charles Darwin called ‘a little world within itself’, and evenings sipping cocktails on the deck while watching the sunset. This unique part of the world is full of beautiful surprises, and this tour gives you the time to see them all.

Activities

  • Isla Santa Cruz – Punta Carrion – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Isabela – Las Tintoreras visit (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Arnolda Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center including Flamingo Lagoon (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Isabela – Concha y Perla beach visit or snorkelling (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Floreana – Post Office Bay – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Floreana – Punta Cormorant walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Floreana – Devil’s Crown snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Floreana – Post Office Bay snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Highlands Visit (3 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Charles Darwin Research Station (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Plaza Sur – Walk (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Fe – Panga ride (45 mins)
  • Isla Santa Fe – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Espanola – Punta Suarez – Walk (3 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Espanola – Bahia Gardener – Snorkel (1 hour)
  • Isla Espanola – Bahia Gardener – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla San Cristobal – Punta Pitt – Walk (2 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla San Cristobal – Isla Lobos – Walk (1 hour) – Dry Landing
  • Isla San Cristobal – Kicker Rock – Snorkelling (45 minutes)
  • Isla San Cristobal – Interpretation Center Visit (1 hour) – Dry Landing
  • 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 North Seymour – Walk (2 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla North Seymour – Snorkelling (1 hours)
  • Isla Mosquera – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Mosquera – Beach Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Black Turtle Cove – Panga ride (1.5 hours)
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Walk (1.5 hours) – Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Cruz – Cerro Dragon – Snorkelling or swimming (1 hour)
  • Isla Santiago – Sombrero Chino – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Sombrero Chino – Walk and Panga ride (2 hours) – Wet Landing
  • Isla Rabida – Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Rabida – Walk (1.5 hours) – Wet Landing

Highlights

  • This 17-day program is the ultimate Galapagos exploration and our most comprehensive voyage, taking in both popular destinations and lesser-known treats.
  • Encounter spectacular wildlife, both on land and underwater. You can expect to see giant tortoises, sea lions, sea turtles, plus a variety of iguanas, birds and sharks.
  • Scrambling over hardened lava, hiking through cacti forests, and snorkelling in an eroded volcanic cone – this trip is one for the explorers.
  • Discover otherworldly landscapes. From arid shrubbery decorated with technicolour iguanas to rich underwater ecosystems where turtles and sharks nest among colourful fish and crabs.
  • Enjoy the company and guidance of a passionate local naturalist during your excursions on land, gaining insight into the flora, fauna and history of the islands.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Isla Baltra/Punta Carrion
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Day 3 Isla Isabela/Las Tintoreras/Giant Tortoise Breeding Center
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Day 4 Isla Floreana/Post Office Bay/Devil's Crown/Punta Cormorant
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Day 5 Isla Santa Cruz/Charles Darwin Station/Santa Cruz Highlands
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Day 6 Isla Santa Fe/Isla Plaza Sur
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Day 7 Isla Espanola/Bahia Gardner/Punta Suarez
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Day 8 Isla Cristobal/Leon Dormido/Isla Lobos/Punta Pitt
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Day 9 Isla San Cristobal
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Day 10 Bartolome/Bahia Sullivan
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Day 11 Isla Santiago/Espumilla Beach/Buccaneer Cove/Puerto Egas
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Day 12 Isla Santa Cruz/Puerto Ayora
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Day 13 North Seymour/Isla Mosquera
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Day 14 Caleta Tortuga Negra/Cerro Dragon
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Day 15 Isla Rabida/Sombrero Chino
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Day 16 Las Bachas/Isla Baltra/Quito
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Day 17 Quito
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