Galapagos Adventure Cruise | Day by Day

 

Detailed Itinerary


 Day 1

Day 1

Arrive Quito

Most flights will arrive Quito late at night. A hotel room has been reserved for you at the Wyndham Quito Airport for the brief overnight stay before your departure to Galápagos the following morning.

If you wish to arrive a few days early to explore Quito or the surrounding countryside, please check our Extend Your Stay options.  You may also wish to consider adding a buffer day simply to guard against flight delays. 

For those with sensitivity to altitude, you may optionally fly into Guayaquil (at sea level) instead of Quito.

Hotel:  Wyndham Quito Airport


 Day 2

Day 2

Baltra—Santa Cruz Island

Arrive Baltra Airport, Galápagos. Meet your guide and transfer from the airport across the Itabaca channel to the Island of Santa Cruz.

On Santa Cruz, have lunch in the highlands then search among the lush grasses for grazing giant tortoises.  Time permitting, explore a lava tunnel.

Continuing to the town of Puerto Ayora, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, stop to rent a wetsuit, then board INTEGRITY to begin your cruise.

Yacht: Integrity, BLD


 Days 3-8

Days 3-8

Aboard the yacht

Live aboard the luxury yacht INTEGRITY, spending as much time ashore and in the water as the Park rules permit. With your licensed INCA-selected naturalist guides, learn about the birds and animals, geology, marine life, and oceanic systems of the Galápagos Islands.

One of the highlights, and an integral part of any visit to the Galápagos, is snorkeling with tropical fish, starfish, rays, sharks, sea lions, turtles and sometimes penguins or cormorants.  On most days, you'll snorkel at least once and some days twice.

Yacht: Integrity, BLD


 Day 9

Day 9

Depart Galápagos

From anchorage in the Baltra harbor, say "adios" to INTEGRITY and her dedicated crew and return to the Baltra airport for your flight back to the Ecuadorian mainland, where a dayroom will be waiting for you to relax before your late night international departure.   

 

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