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  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $6,050 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Luxury Galapagos Cruises!

Discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site from a 48 passenger luxury cruise ship. By day, visit several islands on which you will swim, snorkel, hike, and learn about the fascinating wildlife, dynamic geological features, and unique flora and fauna. By night, enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi, relax on the observation deck, dine al fresco, or take some private time in your beautiful, ocean view state room on this Galapagos Vacation Package.

  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Safari / Wildlife
  • Small Ship
  • Snorkeling / Swimming

Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

Enjoy the luxuries of your upscale expedition vessel as you explore an unmatched array of marine and wildlife in the Galápagos Islands, the planet’s very first World Heritage Site.

  • Visit a sea lion colony on South Plaza Island as boobies and swallow-tailed gulls soar overhead
  • Paddle by panga to Black Turtle Cove, a tranquil mangrove-clad maze of salt-water inlets, a perfect refuge for sea turtles, rays, and sharks
  • Step carefully over a myriad of sunning marine iguanas and watch for waved albatrosses on Espanola
  • Drop a postcard in a barrel once used as a mail drop by 18th-century pirates and buccaneers on Floreana
  • Explore a moonscape of spatter cones and lava tubes on a hike up Bartolome
  • Snorkel with penguins in the pristine waters surrounding Pinnacle Rock before retiring to the comfort of your luxurious small-ship

When our guide told us the rule in the Galapagos was to not let the wildlife touch us (not vice-versa) I thought he was joking...until a sea lion pup waddled over and played tug of war with my shoelaces!

Georgia Hunter Guide

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/7 nights

Quito, Ecuador or Guayaquil, Equador

Day 1: Quito, Galapagos, North Seymore Island
Day 2: Plaza Island, Santa Fe Island
Day 3: San Cristobal Island
Day 4: Floreana Island
Day 5: Isabela Island
Day 6: Santa Cruz island
Day 7: Espanola Island
Day 8: Mosquera Islet, Guayaquil/Quito/Departure
Note: There are two different itineraries. Please call for details.

Eclipse Cruise

The Eclipse offers all the amenities and services of other luxury cruise ships in the Galapagos with only a fraction of the number of passengers.  She is extremely spacious for 48 passengers and boasts an English-speaking naturalist for every 12 passengers.

On-board amenities include a Jacuzzi, an observation deck, al fresco dining area, entertainment center and a gift shop.  Her spacious cabins and staterooms are well equipped with lovely hardwood furnishings, ocean views and private bathrooms.  Guests will enjoy many amenities such as safety deposit boxes in each room, internal communication between rooms and laundry service.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $6,050 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Please arrive in Quito no later than the evening prior to your cruise (we recommend arriving a minimum of 2 nights to allow for potential flight delays and misconnection).
  • Flights to Galapagos for Ecoventura’s passengers are serviced by AEROGAL Airlines from Quito and Guayaquil.
  • On the day of departure, please be at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil one and a half hours prior to departure for check-in.
  • Please look for the Ecoventura representative at the AEROGAL Airline ticket counter to collect your boarding pass, transit card (if prepaid) and get assistance with check in.
  • On your last day, head to the airport for a flight back to the mainland (departing San Cristobal at 11:20 am, arriving in Guayaquil at 2:15 pm – flight schedule subject to change)
  • Transfer to your hotel in Guayaquil or continue the flight on to Quito (arriving at 4:00 pm) to connect with your departing flight to the U.S.
  • If you would like assistance in arranging your pre or post cruise details, please contact your Austin Adventures trip consultant (800.575.1540).
Activities
  • Hiking: 1 to 2 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Sea Kayaking: No experience necessary.
  • Snorkeling: Equipment provided, no experience necessary.
  • Boating: Inflatable Zodiac touring with naturalist guide.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Most alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Cabin accommodation on board.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, snacks and refreshments.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and filtered water throughout cruise / House wine and beer with dinner.
  • Fully trained, bilingual, professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Guided shore excursions.
  • Use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, and sea kayaks.
  • Transports between the airport and dock in Galápagos.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures / Ecoventura guides & crew.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Transfer to Quito or Guayaquil airport from your pre-trip hotel.
  • Airfare to Galapagos & airfare fuel surcharge.
  • Galapagos Entrance Fee & Transit Card.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations/packages and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses & purchases on board / from boutique.
Photos

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. For a step back in time: Follow in Darwin's footsteps and experience first-hand where his Theory of Evolution all began.
  • 2. The fearless wildlife: without any natural predators, the raptors, reptiles and marine mammals of the Galapagos are clearly as interested in you as you are in them.
  • 3. The giant tortoise: For a true definition of longevity, come face to face with the world's most enduring creature (whose average life span is 150-175 years!).
  • 4. Did we already mention the wildlife? Most of the animals seen on our Galapagos adventure tours can only be seen in this group of beautiful islands.
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