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Cruising Galapagos: M/C Treasure of the Galapagos: 5 Days

Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,990

Board the M/C Treasure of the Galapagos and explore the biological diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the lava fields of Santiago, spot hybrid marine/land iguanas on South Plaza Island, and enjoy the comforts of an eclectic catamaran in your downtime.


This 5-day tour takes you throughout the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/C Treasure of the Galapagos.

Embark on a journey to some of the most biologically diverse islands on the planet on this yacht adventure with Goway. Cruise aboard the M/C Treasure of the Galapagos to traverse lava fields, search for land iguanas, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. M/C Treasure of the Galapagos is an eclectic yacht with a committed crew ready to take you throughout these amazing islands. Its 9 suites have comfortable beds and air-conditioning to handle the humid temperatures of the region, while the luxury master suite has a massive king-sized bed and private balcony to supply the best in accommodation. The art deco design makes the yacht stand out from its contemporaries, while the expert guides offer essential insight into this island chain.

Start your Galapagos tour at the Charles Darwin Research Station to see Galapagos tortoises on Isla Santa Cruz and learn about over a century of scientific research conducted on the islands. At Sullivan Bay on Santiago, witness a volcanically-active landscape before heading to the nearby islet, Bartolome, to examine lava fields, volcanic cones, and a Galapagos penguin colony. See where frigate birds and blue-footed boobies nest on North Seymour Island before witnessing sea lions bodysurf across the breaking waves off the shore. Snorkel through the coral reefs around Mosquera and witness rare hybrid iguanas on South Plaza Island, the only place you’ll find them in the world, before closing out your adventure through the Galapagos Islands with a visit to the coral sand beaches of Cerro Brujo.


 

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Duration
5-7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,990

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Day 1

Flight to San Cristobal and Cerro Colorado

AM - Flight to San Cristobal Airport (SCY)

Upon arrival at San Cristobal Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants or animals are introduced to the islands. A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor.

PM - Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal)

Cerro Colorado Tortoises Protection and Growing Center, located at 40 minutes approximately by bus to the south east of the island. This center was built to improve the status of the population of the island tortoises. The center includes a large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center and an interpretative trail. Along this trail is possible to see different species of native and endemic plants as well birds as the San Cristobal Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, and many species of finches and the Galapagos flycatcher.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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M/C Treasures of the Galapagos

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    M/C Treasures of the Galapagos



    An eclectically styled yacht, the Treasure of the Galapagos fuses subtle art deco elements with contemporary ones. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot water, air-conditioning, vanity dressers and security boxes.

    An eclectically styled yacht, the Treasure of the Galapagos fuses subtle art deco elements with contemporary ones. All rooms have a private bathroom, hot water, air-conditioning, vanity dressers and security boxes.

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    • Jacuzzi
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Gardener Bay and Punta Suarez

AM - Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here you can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.

PM - Punta Suarez (Espanola)

This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Post Office Bay and Punta Cormorant

AM - Post Office Bay (Floreana)

Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. You will continue to the north of the island and will ascend to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness Lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her House. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay, as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.

PM - Punta Cormorant (Floreana)

This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It's situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: "The Green Beach" (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the "Flour Sand Beach" which is made up of coral.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Santa Fe and Tortuga Bay

AM - Santa Fe

Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this island was formed from an uplift instead than a volcanic origin, this is why is mostly flat. There are some theories which assure this could be the oldest island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the home of a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can be seen as well giant Prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands. There are great possibilities of snorkeling with playful sea lions and tropical fishes.

PM - Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz)

Tortuga Bay is a beautiful white sand beach, so named because it is a nesting site for the black turtle, the visibility in the water is excellent for snorkeling, be on the lookout of the Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas or (seasonally) mating Pacific green turtles in the surf! This is a wonderful site to for swimming and snorkeling.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

El Chato

AM - El Chato (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild tortoises, both roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the Tortoise Reserve, which is accessible from Santa Rosa or Salasaca. Several farms serve food and allow visitors to explore their grounds in search of tortoises. Descending through the agricultural zone into the Transition Zone where the Tortoise Reserve is located, the introduced vegetation of the farmlands is replaced by native vegetation. The pond at El Chato is surrounded by forest where short-eared owls, Darwin's finches, Vermilion Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Rails, and Paint-billed Crakes can be seen. As the visitor walks into the forests overgrown with lichens, ferns, and other epiphytes, it is time to listen carefully for the sound of heavy footsteps and the sound of shrubs being slowly crushed as the tortoises make their way through the brush.

Transfer to Baltra Airport (GPS) for your flight back to Guayaquil or Quito.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2020

Itinerary A- 5 Days

Aug 7, 21; Sep 4, 18' Oct 16; Nov 27; Dec 11, 25

Itinerary B- 5 Days Jul 14; Aug 11, 25; Dec 15
Itinerary C- 7 Days

Jul 4, 18; Aug 1, 15, 29; Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 5, 19

2021

Itinerary A- 5 Days

Jan 8; Apr 2, 16; May 28; Jul 9; Oct 1; Nov 26; Dec 10, 24

Itinerary B- 5 Days Jan 12; Apr 20; Jun15; Jul 13, 27; Dec 28
Itinerary C- 7 Days

Jan 2, 16, 30; Feb 13, 27; Mar 13, 27; Apr 10, 24; May 8, 22;
Jun 5, 19; Jul 3, 17, 31; Sep 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4, 18


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All accommodation
  • Domestic airfare
  • Island transfers
  • Tours
  • Local guides
  • Park entrance fee
  • Tourist ticket and meals as per itinerary
  • Snorkeling gear

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The domestic flights Quito - Galapagos - Quito (approx. $550 USD), Galapagos Park entrance fee of $100 USD and visitors ticket of $20 USD are included in the trip price. (Subject to change).

Itineraries: Due to government regulations designed to control and protect the impact of tourism, each vessel, based on length of cruise has its own distinct itinerary. The itineraries are designed to allow visitors to visit all regions of the islands and we suggest you request the advice of Goway's South and Central America specialists as to which itinerary would suit you best.

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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