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Galapagos New Year's Eve Special Departure

Duration9 Days
Price From $4.395
Highlights
  • checkGalapagos Aqua CruiseThe Galapagos Aqua Cruise is the ideal boat for divers and adventure lovers of all ages!
  • checkRabida islandOne of the most volcanically diverse islands of the Galapagos known for its red beach.
  • checkSeymourWonderful island for hiking, snorkeling and bird watching.
  • checkSanta Cruz You will be surrounded by impressive flora and fauna including giant tortoises in their natural habitat and unique volcanic features.
  • checkSantiago islandAn unhabbited island with the biggest and longest lava flows.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 QUITO TRANSFER IN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Airport

    On the first day of your Galapagos & Andes December Promo tour, you will be picked up by an English-speaking driver from the airport. You will be taken to your hotel in Quito.

    • ActivityActivityQuito Arrival.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 2 ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: NORTH SEYMOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: This islet is one of the most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.

    • ActivityActivityArrival, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabin.
  • DAY 3 AM: SOUTH PLAZA - PM: SANTA FE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Hawk-Galapagos

    AM: Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.
    PM: Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.

    • ActivityActivityWalking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabins.
  • DAY 4 AM: CHAMPION ISLET - PM: BARONESS LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel CHAMPION ISLET GALAPAGOS

    AM: You may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
    PM: Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabin.
  • DAY 5 AM: EL CHATO RESERVE - PM: FAUSTO LLERENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel breeding-center

    AM: El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.
    PM: On a tour at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center you can see the tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot to be photographed with them.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabin.
  • DAY 6 AM: DRAGON HILL - PM: SULLIVAN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay

    AM: Thanks to the successful breeding program, Dragon Hill is still populated by the largest wild population of Galapagos land iguanas in Santa Cruz.
    PM: The arrival in Sullivan Bay is like a moon landing. The desolate, sprawling fields seem to be mostly lifeless, but this island, which is particularly popular among photographers, still offers a lot to see.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Sightseeing, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabin.
  • DAY 7 AM: EGAS PORT - PM: CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Egas-Port

    AM: You will have a “wet-landing” and take an easy walk along trails and on the beautiful shoreline of the black sand beach, where you can see birds, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals.
    PM: Chinese Hat is a volcanic cone, forming another islet off the rocky coast of Santiago, where a small colony of Galapagos penguins has settled. This is an excellent place to learn more about volcanoes, lava bombs, and lava tunnels.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabin.
  • DAY 8 AM: RABIDA - PM: BARTHOLOMEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bartholomew

    AM: Oxidised iron particles give the rocks and sand their rusty color. The beach wall holds a shallow green-fringed lagoon; this oasis is the most fertile place on the otherwise arid islet. The salty pool attracts all kinds of aquatic birds, like pintails and sometimes American flamingos.
    PM: Climb the steps of the Bartholomew Peak Trail and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over volcanic peaks, lunar craters, and lava fields. Afterward, you can refresh yourself at the foot of the famous “Pinnacle Rock” and explore the underwater world in the shallow water while snorkeling.

    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Twin cabin.
  • DAY 9 MOSQUERA - TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-SeaLion

    AM: Galapagos sea lions are true beach lovers and Mosquera offers beautiful white coral sand beaches that contrast with the blue water and attract numerous sea lions. During a beach walk, you can observe numerous species of waders and sanderlings.
    Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where you will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation 1 Hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil
  • Accommodation Accommodation in doble/twin cabin.
  • Plane Airport pickup and drop off at Baltra Airport and Quito Airport at your arrival/departure time.
  • Bus Transport 8 Day Cruise onboard Aqua Yacht
  • Tour Guide Local naturalist guide during the activities (English & Spanish speaking).
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling equipment: fins and life vest.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
    +Air ticket to/from Galapagos
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Isabela dock fee $ 10 p.p. (cash only).
    + Snorkeling equipment: mask and snorkel.
    + Water Taxi (small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + Wetsuit for rent (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal expenses.
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

TOUR SUMMARY

Enjoy this special Galapagos New Year’s Eve Special Departure! Spend a beautiful night in Quito where you will have a panoramic view of the Historical Center, then you will have the nicest experience on the Galapagos Aqua Cruise. It offers a unique combination of both liveaboard diving safaris, including the best diving sites of the archipelago, as well as naturalist cruises for seeing what makes the islands themselves so special, something that should not be missed when visiting the Galapagos Islands. Have the opportunity to sail in the Galapagos New Year’s Eve Special Departure and start 2023 on a magic cruise! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is recommended to book flights with an early arrival time to the Galapagos Islands and a late departure time from the Galapagos Islands to make sure you can enjoy all of the activities of the tour. Late arrivals and/or early departures mean you might miss some activities.
  • The itinerary of this Galapagos New Year’s Eve Special Departure is fixed, and it cannot be changed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please contact us.
  • Try to only bring small baggage/bags since public transportation on the Galapagos Islands is quite small.
  • Tap water on the Galapagos Islands might contain bacteria and should not be consumed, not even for brushing your teeth. Bottled or purified water is always recommended.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
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