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

Join us on a journey of ecological discovery as we set out from Quito, Ecuador, to experience the natural wonders of the incomparable Galápagos Islands.

Beautiful Quito and volcano adventure
Begin your adventure with two nights at a hotel in Quito, one of South America’s most charming capitals. This World Heritage city of graceful Spanish-era architecture is packed with cosy restaurants and small artisanal shops. From here we’ll journey to an active volcano and go on a nature walk in stunning surroundings, stopping to pay a visit to a vibrant traditional open-air market.

Darwin’s islands of evolution
The Galápagos Islands are famed for their association with the evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin. Our comprehensive itinerary calls at the centrally-located Santa Cruz Island, the volcanic island of Fernandina, Isabela and Floreana - two of the four islands visited by Darwin - and balmy Baltra, before continuing to Santiago, the adjacent islands of Rábida and Bartolomé, and isolated Genovesa. The landings take in a wide variety of ecosystems and picturesque landscapes, and provide great opportunities for seeing wildlife such as sea lions, turtles, marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flamingos and iconic Darwin’s Finches.

Included in your voyage
Hotel 
Two hotel nights in Quito before the expedition cruise, including breakfast and dinner on Day 2.

Flights
Return flights in economy class between Quito andBaltra, andBaltra and Guayaquil

Transfers 
Transfer from the hotel inQuito to QuitoAirport before the expedition cruise, transfers between Baltra Airport and ship

Excursion
Full day Nature Tour to Cotopaxi National Park, including lunch

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 in your voyage
International flights
Travel insurance
Luggage handling

Pricing (per person)

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