Santa Cruz II, 8 Night Galápagos Islands Adventure – in Darwin’s Footsteps ex Quito, Ecuador Return

South America


8 Night Cruise sailing from Quito, Ecuador onboard Santa Cruz II

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather and sea conditions set the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities.
Please remember that the exact route and programme may vary according to weather and ocean conditions and the wildlife we encounter. It’s also subject to change without previous notice due mainly to readjustment of the National Park polices and regulations.


Two nights in Quitobefore the expedition cruise, including breakfastand dinner on day 2.  
One night in Quito after the expedition cruise, including breakfast and dinner.


Return flights in economy class between Quito andBaltra 


TransfersbetweenQuito hotel and airport on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, transfers between Baltra airport and ship 


Full day Nature Tour to Cotopaxi National Park, including lunch


GalapagosIslands National Park admission fee  
Transit Control Card for GalapagosIslands 

Expedition Cruise   

Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice  
Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) 
Complimentary tea and coffee 
Limited complimentary Wi-Fi for suite guests. Wi-Fi is available for purchase, but be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 
Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board  
English-speaking Expedition Team who guide activities and provide educational information on board and ashore  
Welcome and farewell cocktails 

Onboard Activities  

Use of the ship’s Science Center which has a library, microscopes and samples 
Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 
Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
Use of the ship’s hot tubs and gym  

Landing Activities  

Landings, hikes, coastal exploration, and activities including kayaking, snorkeling, and our glass-bottom boat   
Complimentary wetsuit rental for suite guests. Wetsuit rental available on request. 

Not included:
International flights
Travel insurance
Luggage handling

Please note:
All planned activities are subject to weather and conditions
Excursions and activities are subject to change
Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
No gratuities expected onboard
Washers and dryers available onboard for guest use
Please read our health & safety guidelines

Pricing (per person)

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