The Western Isles (Galapagos Cruise)

Galapagos Island Discovery

The Western Isles (Galapagos Cruise)

This 9 day itinerary includes 6 nights exploring the western Galapagos Islands onboard the M/Y La Pinta

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Quito

    On arrival at Quito airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.

  2. Day 2: Fly to the Galapagos Islands and North Seymour Island

    Depart Quito on the morning flight to Baltra Island. On arrival, transfer to the dock and board the M/Y La Pinta cruise boat, your home for the next six nights.

  3. Day 3: Isabela Island and Fernandina Island

    This morning you transfer to a smaller boat to explore the dramatic geology of the coastline around Punta Vicente Roca, in the north-west of Isabela Island, the Galapagos’ largest island.

  4. Day 4: Isabela Island

    The morning will be spent travelling across the Bolivar Channel to Isabela. Along the way, keep watch for whales who are often sighted in these waters.

  5. Day 5: Rabida and Santa Cruz Islands

    After sailing back around the north of Isabela Island your cruise takes you to the small islet of Rabida.

  6. Day 6: Santa Cruz Island

    After breakfast, disembark at Santa Cruz Island and pay a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, hidden away in a forest of prickly-pear cacti. Here you can learn more about the giant tortoise breeding programme, which seeks to preserve this endangered creature.

  7. Day 7: Floreana Island

    After breakfast, you arrive at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as the archipelago’s post office for over two centuries. Here sailors and whalers would leave post for their loved ones in the hope that the next sailors to arrive may be going in the same direction and carry their letters.

  8. Day 8: Baltra Island

    Say goodbye to the M/Y La Pinta and the Galapagos Islands this morning, as you disembark at Baltra Island and transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the mainland.

  9. Day 9: 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.

9 days from £5385pp


9 days from £5385pp

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