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Complete Galapagos - Eden

17 days Fly-Cruise from £4,895pp

Be captivated by the unique animal life, above and below Earth's surface, on this comprehensive 17-day tour through the Galápagos.

You'll venture to the east, central and west islands aboard the Eden, a well-equipped boat that acts as your home-away-from-home. Unique animal encounters are at every turn of your journey, from flamingos at Bachas Beach to penguins on Floreana Island and whitetip reef sharks. By the end of this adventure, you'll have enough footage from your smartphone or camera to compile your own amateur nature documentary.

  • Marvel at Bartolomé's dramatic volcanic features
  • Watch as sea lions gather on Santiago Island
  • Spot marine iguanas at Punta Cormorant
  • See giant tortoises on the highlands of Puerto Ayora
  • Get up close to blue-footed boobies in Las Tintoreras

Day 1 - Quito
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Quito/Baltra Island
Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 - Genovesa Island
Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 - Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay
Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón
Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Puerto Ayora
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant
Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner
Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre then get up close to marine life at Kicker Rock. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 - Santa Fé Island/South Plaza
Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 - Puerto Ayora
Walk to the white sandy beach of Tortuga Bay, home to marine iguanas, a cacti forest, and mangroves. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the town of Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 - Isabela Island
Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before visiting the wall of tears built by prisoners after the Second World War. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 - Isabela Island/Fernandina Island
Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 - Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15 - Puerto Egas/Rábida Island
Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 - Santa Cruz Island/Quito
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 17 - Quito
Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Prices based on travelling between 24th December 2018 - 30th April 2019.

The Eden may be the newest vessel to join the fleet, but that doesn’t mean she won’t know her way around paradise. Climb aboard to find room for 16 passengers, an expert CEO Naturalist Guide, and two top-deck lounge areas — perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the Galápagos.

Eden at a glance
Capacity: 16 passengers.

Cabins:
3 upper deck twin-share (bunks) cabins. 1 main deck double bed cabin. 4 lower deck twin-share (lower berths) cabins.

Boat layout:
Large upper deck lounge area with forward sun deck. The main deck boasts a lounge, bar, and dining room. A two-level wraparound deck helps you take advantage of the glorious views.

Crew:
With eight dedicated crew members and one CEO Naturalist Guide familiar with the local flora and fauna, and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Amenities:
Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, and beach towels are included at no extra charge. Enjoy breakfast and tasty local and international cuisine prepared fresh daily. All meals on board included.

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