The Northern Isles (Galapagos Cruise)

Galapagos Island Discovery

The Northern Isles (Galapagos Cruise)

5 days / 4 nights’ exploration of the Northern Galapagos Islands on the M/V Santa Cruz

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Quito

    You will be met on arrival at Quito airport and transferred to your hotel in the city centre, the Casona de la Ronda.

  2. Day 2: Fly to the Galapagos Islands and sail to Santa Cruz Island

    Depart Quito on the morning flight to Baltra Island. On arrival, transfer to the dock and board the M/V Santa Cruz, your home for the next four nights.

  3. Day 3: Santiago Island

    Today will see you explore Santiago, a beautiful island of tall peaks. These peaks provide the perfect high ground for the wonderfully varied marine birdlife that fishes in the waters of the Galapagos, with residents of Santiago including the heron, egret, frigate bird, stilt, petrel and shearwater, amongst many others.

  4. Day 4: Rabida and Bartolome Islands

    Continuing your cruise around Santiago Island you arrive at the small satellite island of Rabida. Due to iron in the lava from a collection of small volcanic craters, Rabida has a distinctive red colour. Exploring the island on foot, you’ll have the chance to learn more about its unique geology and fascinating wildlife.

  5. Day 5: Genovesa Island

    Located in the far north-eastern reaches of the Galapagos archipelago, Genovesa Island is a partially collapsed caldera with a distinctive horse-shoe shaped bay, Darwin Bay.

  6. Day 6: Baltra Island

    Arriving this morning at the northern shore of Santa Cruz Island, you disembark your ship for the last time.

  7. Day 7: Departure

    You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in a shared twin cabin. For more information, or to enquire about a tailor-made holiday incorporating part or all of the above itinerary, please contact us.

7 days from £3475pp


7 days from £3475pp

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