Cruise Excursion to the Galapagos Islands - 5 days/4 nights (or 4 days/3 nights) on the San José – With return flights from Quito/Guayaquil

5 reviews

Highlights

  • The experience of a cruise in the Galapagos, one of the wildest spots on earth

  • The comfort and friendly, relaxed atmosphere onboard the San José (only 16 passengers)

  • Excursions by foot to discover the local flora and fauna

  • Daily diving and snorkeling sessions

  • The all-included package (return flight from Quito/Guayaquil, cruise, activities, meals etc.)

  • Exchanges with your guide and the whole crew team

Essential info*

Duration 4 days, 5 days

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Enjoy a cruise on the San José to discover the northern or southern islands of the Galapagos!

Embark on a superb yacht to begin your adventure discovering the Galapagos islands. You will have your own private cabin equipped with an individual bathroom, a window and direct access to the boat deck.

Every day, enjoy a snorkeling session with a mask and snorkel as well as a number of different excursions on different islands of the archipelago. When diving, you will be able to observe magnificent multicolored fish, sea lions, ray fish, sea turtles and even harmless sharks!

On solid ground, walk along small trails to discover the local flora and fauna and enjoy a lot of free time to relax or discover the seashore. Observe a number of animals including iguanas, crabs and sea lions. You will also be able to identify a number of bird species (the flamingo, frigate bird, mockingbird, falcon, the red-footed booby, the Galapagos heron, albatross etc.)!

Different itineraries will be offered depending on your departure dates. For each circuit, the return flights from Quito / Guayaquil will also be included. Depending on the circuit selected, your cruise will take you on a discovery of the northern or southern islands of the Galapagos.

This friendly cruise to the Galapagos will allow you to live a unique experience in this incredibly preserved and wild site.

Options

When booking, depending on the day that you selected for your departure, your circuit will be one of the following:

  • Circuit A – 4 day/3 night Cruise in the southern Islands, departing from Baltra, arriving in San Cristobal: the islands north of the Archipelago
  • Circuit B – 5 day/4 night Cruise in the central and southern islands, departing from San Cristobal, arriving in Baltra: the central and southern islands of the Archipelago

Promotions will be proposed on different dates of the year. To find them, please consult the availability calendar and simulate a booking.

Good to know

  • Availability: Departures on Tuesday for Circuit A, on Friday for Circuit B
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights or 4 days/3 nights depending on the circuit
  • Departure point: hotel pick-up from your hotel in Quito or Guayaquil (a driver will bring you directly to the airport)
  • Departure / arrival time: departure from your hotel takes place early in the morning, on the date selected when booking. The exact time of your pick-up will be given to you once your reservation is confirmed. The return takes place in the middle or end of the afternoon 4 or 5 days later
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Information on the boat and life onboard:
    • The San José offers communal spaces in which you can organize meetings and meet fellow passengers
    • All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning and a shower bathroom 
    • Electrical outlets onboard the vessel are 110V American outlets. If your devices function with European plugs, please bring an adapter
    • The local currency is the American dollar
    • Activities will begin between 5am and 6:30am to take advantage of cool temperatures and coincide with animal activity
    • Children of all ages are accepted onboard and are under the responsibility of their parents for the duration of the cruise
    • Your guide is an expert on the Galapagos Islands. He will be a great asset in seeking out the maximum number of species to observe
    • The itineraries presented correspond to a standard trip. Please note that the program may be lightly modified depending on weather conditions (rare)
  • Information on airplane flights :
    • In order to avoid any problem, we recommend that you book your international flights 1 or 2 days before and after the cruise departure and end date
    • At the airport of departure, before checking-in your bags, you should make your way to theIngala desk (Instituto Nacional Galapagos) to get your name registered and to receive the transit control card (20 USD per person). Once you have arrived in the Galapagos, you will need to pay an entry tax to the National Park of the Galapagos. 100 USD per adult and 50 USD for children (0–11 years) Both of these purchases must be made in cash
    • For bag limitations, the airline conditions are as follows: 1 checked bag of 23 kg + one hand bag weighing a maximum of 8kg per person
    • Transfer from your hotel to the airport is included in your flight reservations to the Galapagos. This transfer is shared only with passengers of the same cruise. This service includes the services of a Spanish-speaking driver and an assistant that will welcome you at the airport and who will guide you to the boarding gate
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

Any modification or cancellation 121 days before the date of departure will be charged $100 US. In the case of a NO SHOW and after this cut-off point, cancellation or modification fees will be applied as follows: - Cancellations or modifications between 121 and 61 days before the selected date will be charged a fee of 20% - Cancellations or modifications under 60 days before the selected date will incur a 100% fee

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • 5 day/4 night Cruise or 4 day/3 night Cruise on the San José
  • Return flight Quito/Guayaquil
  • Return transfer between the boat and the San Cristobal / Baltra airport
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Daily excursions (walking tours, snorkeling (materials and equipment included))

Not included

  • Admission fees at the park and the transit control card
  • Tips
  • Excess of luggage weight and other additional costs at the airport
  • Transport to the Quito/Guayaquil airport
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

5 reviews
  • Great job ! Mucho gracias
    Franck B.
    Jul 6, 2017
  • Peter R.
    Jul 5, 2017
  • Thomas H.
    Jul 5, 2017

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