Pacific Ocean – Galapagos Archipelago
Our Galapagos cruise takes a maximum of 16 passengers. On board are seven spacious suites and one premier suite. Panoramic windows allow full views of the beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Rooms are en suite with air conditioning/hot and cold water. Two jacuzzis, a large solarium and sun loungers are for guests use.
We practise strict sustainability rules to protect the fragile environment of the Galapagos.
Snorkelling is one of the first activities that spring to mind in the Galapagos. Snorkels and kayaks are provided free of charge. Colourful underwater landscapes are full of sea creatures and corals. Our guide will explain the necessary instructions for snorkelling in these calm, warm waters. The sea animals are playful and friendly. A strict no touching policy is observed.
Arrive in Quito and transfer to the hotel.
Tour of Ecuador’s beautiful colonial capital city, with an optional visit to the equator line.
Fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands to meet and transfer to the pier to board the ship.
Days 4 – 7
Wildlife activities, mainly snorkelling.
Disembark the cruise this morning for the flight to Guayaquil, on the Ecuadorian mainland. Connect to onward connections.
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The Galapagos has two distinct weather seasons.
Rainy season – December to May
The climate is warm and wet during this time. Perfect for snorkelling, kayaking and diving. This period is the best time to see reptiles. Green sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches. Two months later the baby turtles battle their way to the sea. From December to March, giant tortoise eggs hatch. At the same time marine iguanas nest. Many Galapagos penguins migrate from Bartolome to Isabela and Fernandina. Frigate birds mate on San Cristobal and Genovesa. Spring flowers cover the islands.
Dry season – June to November
Cool and crisp this is the time that blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants nest. Penguins are courting sea lions breeding. It’s a great time to visit the lava craters and tunnels. Best season for scuba diving as the warm sea is full of animals. Visibility is excellent. Schools of hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and dolphins are regularly spotted as they feed in the rich waters and fatten themselves up for the rest of the season.
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