• Flamingos, Floreana Island
  • San Cristobal
  • Land Iguana
  • Galapagos Penguins
  • Marine Iguana
  • Galapagos penguins

Galapagos Luxury Expedition

Hike through breathtaking scenery, snorkel with sea turtles and sea lions and discover amazing wildlife on this luxury holiday exploring the unique Galapagos Islands. Includes return flights from Manchester and pre-cruise hotel stay in Quito

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11 Nights from £6189pp

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The Western Galapagos Islands are famous for their dramatic landscapes. Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Ecuador's fascinating capital, Quito, then explore these unique islands on board luxury expedition ship Silver Galapagos.

See the famous Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome and watch out for Galapagos Penguins, before heading to Isabela, the perfect place for snorkelling. Sail to the lava shores of Punta Espinoza on Fernandina island which is home to the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Galapagos.

Keep an eye out for Yellow Warblers on a hike at Tagus Cove on Isabela, take a Zodiac trip through Elizabeth Bay's mangroves to observe marine life including sea turtles and pelicans, and see the famous post barrel at Post Office Bay on Floreana Island.

Learn about Cerro Dragon's land iguanas, swim at Las Bachas and visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre on Santa Cruz Island to see the iconic saddleback tortoise and the domed tortoise.

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Galapagos Sea Lion

Day 1 : UK - Quito (Ecuador)

Overnight flight from the UK to Quito.

Days 2-3 : Quito

Enjoy a two-night hotel stay at the Quito JW Marriott with breakfast. See the sights of this historic city on an included guided tour.

Day 4 : Quito - San Cristobal (Galapagos Islands)

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport in Quito to fly to San Cristobal and embark Silver Galapagos. Meet your expedition team this afternoon. Circumnavigate Kicker Rock, home to Nazca Boobies and frigate birds. You may be lucky enough to see one of the most stunning sunsets in the Galapagos Islands. This evening, enjoy a delicious meal in the on-board Restaurant.

Day 5 : Bartolome Island - Playa Espumilla (Santiago Island)

The island of Bartolome has an extinct volcano and a famous lava formation known as Pinnacle Rock. Perhaps go snorkelling or walk along the beach looking out for the Galapagos Penguin. Cruise to Playa Espumilla where the East pacific green sea turtle nests. Walk through the vegetation zone and see the largest palo santo trees in the archipelago, home to Darwin's finches. Please note: At certain times of year, conditions aren't favourable at Espumilla so instead you'll visit Buccaneer's Cove, perfect for snorkelling and kayaking.

Day 6 : Punta Vicente Roca (Isabel Island) - Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)

Five dramatic volcanoes make up the island of Isabela. The best place to snorkel on the island is at Punta Vincete Roca at the foot of the Ecuador Volcano where there are breathtaking views of the caldera. Board a Zodiac and look for Flightless Cormorants, penguins and other seabirds. Cruise to Punta Espinoza whose black lava beaches are home to the largest colony of marine iguanas in the archipelago. Fernandina Island has an amazing variety of wildlife including sea lions and the agile Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Day 7 : Caleta Tagus (Isabela Island) - Bahia Elizabeth

Enjoy a short cruise across the Bolivar Strait to Tagus Cove where a guided hike passes Darwin Lake and gives the opportunity to see Yellow Warblers and Galapagos Mockingbirds. On a snorkelling or kayaking tour there may be the chance to see penguins and the shy Brown Noddy. Later, head to Elizabeth Bay for a Zodiac cruise through the stunning mangroves to see sea turtles, pelicans and herons.

Day 8 : Post Office (Floreana Island) - Punta Cormorant

Visit Post Office Bay on Floreana island and see the post barrel where ships would drop off letters and ships returning home would pick up the post. There is the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of this beautiful island, including the sea lion rockery. Kayaking is the perfect way to explore the red and white mangroves further along the coast, home to eagle rays and marine turtles. Visit Punta Cormorant with its olive-green beach and Flour Beach, a nesting site for green sea turtles.

Day 9 : Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz Island) - Las Bachas

See the land iguanas on Cerro Dragon which were an important part of a conservation program by the Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos National Park. There may be the chance to snorkel if time and tides permit. Next cruise to Las Bachas, where you can swim from one of the beaches and look for sea turtles, White-cheeked Pintails and flamingos.

Day 10 : Los Gemelos - Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre

Los Gemelos are two breathtaking sinkholes surrounded by Scalesia forest where you may be lucky enough to see the rare Galapagos Martins. Stop at Rancho El Manzanillo to see majestic giant tortoises and the coveted Woodpecker Finch.

Day 11 : Baltra Island

Disembark Silver Galapagos in Baltra and fly to Guayaquil. For guests with flights after 10pm there is a hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil.

Day 12 : UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise in an ocean-view suite on board expedition ship Silver Galapagos
  • Two-night pre-cruise stay at the Quito JW Marriott with breakfast, and included evening city tour of Quito
  • Return flights from Manchester to Ecuador
  • Roundtrip economy air between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and overseas transfers
  • Post-cruise hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil (for guests with flights after 10pm)
  • Complimentary shore excursions with Silversea's experienced guides
  • Zodiac trips
  • National Park, Ingala Transit Card and porterage fees
  • Butler service on board
  • Complimentary beverages, wines and spirits plus your own tailored mini-bar on board
  • In-suite dining and room service on board
  • Enrichment lectures on board
  • Gratuities on board

2018 Departures

Ship: Silversea Galapagos Our Price From
Feb 28£8499
Mar 14£7099
Mar 28; Apr 11£6999
Apr 25£7199
May 09, 23£6369
Jun 06£6459
Jun 20£6279
Jul 04, 18; Aug 01, 15, 29; Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 07£6189
Nov 21; Dec 05£6279
Dec 19£7899

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing an Explorer Suite.

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