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Origin of Species

11-day adventure

We journey back in time, to a remote place like no other, for an experience that will forever change the way you view life on this planet. We hike, swim, snorkel and meander among birds and animals that have no fear of us, that return our curiosity as we enter their world. Come home renewed!

In order to reduce the impact on several highly visited sites, new Galápagos National Park rules prohibit a vessel from visiting any particular visitor site more than once every two weeks. We have selected what we think are the best possible two itineraries for you, which will run on alternating weeks. One focuses more on the western islands with several visits on Isabela; the other focuses on the eastern islands with several visits on San Cristobal.

To learn more about the Western and Eastern cruising routes, please visit Our Galápagos Cruising Routes.

One thing that will not change is that we will start in Galápagos with an overnight stay on Santa Cruz Island. We visit the Darwin Research Station and the Santa Cruz Highlands before we board our yacht so we can have an entire extra day to spend at visitor sites out in the islands.

If you are unsure which you might prefer, we'd be happy to help you. For the ultimate Galápagos experience, cruise for two weeks and do both itineraries!

 

 

Male Great Frigatebird displaying his distinctive inflated throat pouch to attract a mate. Photo Wes Walker

Top: Galápagos yacht Integrity at anchor by South Plazas island.
Above: Male Great Frigatebird displaying his distinctive inflated throat pouch to attract a mate. (Wes Walker)

 

Highlights

Overnight on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

Visit Galápagos tortoises in the wild and Charles Darwin Research Station

8-Day/7-night Galápagos Islands cruise aboard the yacht Integrity or Reina Silvia


Itinerary Summary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador. Overnight in Quito.

Day 2

Fly to Galápagos Islands. Visit Santa Cruz Island's lush highlands en route to to lunch. After lunch, search for giant tortoises in the wild and learn about the endemic plant species. Welcome dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Visit lava tunnels en route to the Charles Darwin Research Station to see its' conservation and hatching programs. Lunch in Puerto Ayora. Board the yacht at dinnertime. Start our Island cruise!

Day 4-9

Live aboard the yacht and spend as much time exploring the islands as park rules permit. We have at least two shore visits each day, timed to avoid the large cruise ship groups. We have several chances to swim and snorkel during our week. Each night we travel on to another unique island.

Please see Our Galápagos Cruising Routes for a list of islands visited on the Western and Eastern routes.

Day 10

Have breakfast on board the yacht, then disembark and fly back to Quito for dinner and overnight.

Day 11

Depart for home, or on to other adventures.

For a deeper look into this adventure, please see the Detailed Itinerary.



Departures • Origin of Species

Please see Our Galápagos Cruising Routes for more on the Western and Eastern routes.

2014

Integrity

Jan 2 - Jan 12 w

Jan 9 - Jan 19 e

Jan 16 - Jan 26 w

Jan 23 - Feb 2 e

Jan 30 - Feb 9 w

Feb 6 - Feb 16 e

Feb 13 - Feb 23 w

Feb 20 - Mar 2 e

Feb 27 - Mar 9 w

Mar 6 - Mar 16 e

Mar 13 - Mar 23 w

Mar 20 - Mar 30 e

Mar 27 - Apr 6 w

Apr 3 - Apr 13 e

Apr 10 - Apr 20 w

Apr 17 - Apr 27 e

Apr 24 - May 4 w

May 1 - May 11 e

May 8 - May 18 w

May 15 - May 25 e

May 22 - Jun 1 w

May 29 - Jun 8 e

Jun 5 - Jun 15 w

Jun 12 - Jun 22 e

Jun 19 - Jun 29 w

Jun 26 - Jul 6 e

Jul 3 - Jul 13 w

Jul 10 - Jul 20 e

Jul 17 - Jul 27 w

Jul 24 - Aug 3 e

Jul 31 - Aug 10 w

Aug 7 - Aug 17 e

Aug 14 - Aug 24 w

Aug 21 - Aug 31 e

Aug 28 - Sep 7 w

Oct 2 - Oct 12 e

Oct 9 - Oct 19 w

Oct 16 - Oct 26 e

Oct 23 - Nov 2 w

Oct 30 - Nov 9 e

Nov 6 - Nov 16 w

Nov 13 - Nov 23 e

Nov 20 - Nov 30 w

Nov 27 - Dec 7 e

Dec 4 - Dec 14 w

Dec 11 - Dec 21 e

Dec 18 - Dec 28 w Ω

Dec 25 - Jan 4 e Ω

2014
Reina Silvia

Jan 2 - Jan 12 w

Mar 27 - Apr 6 w

Apr 10 - Apr 20 w

Jun 12 - Jun 22 e

Jul 3 - Jul 13 w

Jul 10 - Jul 20 e

Dec 25 - Jan 4 e Ω

2015

Integrity

Jan 1 - Jan 11 w

Jan 8 - Jan 18 e

Jan 15 - Jan 25 w

Jan 22 - Feb 1 e

Jan 29 - Feb 8 w Ψ

Feb 5 - Feb 15 e

Feb 12 - Feb 22 w

Feb 19 - Mar 1 e

Feb 26 - Mar 8 w

Mar 5 - Mar 15 e

Mar 12 - Mar 22 w

Mar 19 - Mar 29 e

Mar 26 - Apr 5 w θ

Apr 2 - Apr 12 e θ

Apr 9 - Apr 19 w

Apr 16 - Apr 26 e

Apr 23 - May 3 w

Apr 30 - May 10 e

May 7 - May 17 w

May 14 - May 24 e

May 21 - May 31 w

May 28 - Jun 7 e

Jun 4 - Jun 14 w

Jun 11 - Jun 21 e

Jun 18 - Jun 28 w

Jun 25 - Jul 5 e

Jul 2 - Jul 12 w

Jul 9 - Jul 19 e

Jul 16 - Jul 26 w

Jul 23 - Aug 2 e

Jul 30 - Aug 9 w

Aug 6 - Aug 16 e

Aug 13 - Aug 23 w

Aug 20 - Aug 30 e

Aug 27 - Sep 6 w

Oct 1 - Oct 11 e

Oct 8 - Oct 18 w

Oct 15 - Oct 25 e

Oct 22 - Nov 1 w

Oct 29 - Nov 8 e

Nov 5 - Nov 15 w

Nov 12 - Nov 22 e

Nov 19 - Nov 29 w

Nov 26 - Dec 6 e

Dec 3 - Dec 13 w

Dec 10 - Dec 20 e

Dec 17 - Dec 27 w Λ

Dec 24 - Jan 3 e Λ

2015
Reina Silvia

Jan 1 - Jan 11 w

Mar 19 - Mar 29 e

Mar 26 - Apr 5 w

Apr 9 - Apr 19 w

Apr 30 - May 10 e

Jun 18 - Jun 28 w

Jun 25 - Jul 5 e

Jul 9 - Jul 19 e

Nov 19 - Nov 29 w

Dec 24 - Jan 3 e Λ

Routes

e = Eastern Route - map and visitor sites - Eastern route video

w = Western Route - map and visitor sites - Western route video

Santa Cruz Hotels

Santa Cruz Island accommodations are at Galapagos Safari Camp, Finch Bay Eco Hotel or Royal Palm Hotel. Please inquire with the INCA office to find out which hotel has been confirmed for a specific trip date.

Prices & Supplements • Origin of Species

2014

Integrity

$6295

$6695 | Easter/Spring

Ω $7095 | Holiday

Reina Silvia

$5395 double, $4595 triple

Ω $6195 double, $5395 triple | Holiday

2015

Integrity

$6795

θ$7195 | Easter/Spring

Λ $7595 | Holiday

Ψ $8895 | Oceana departure

Reina Silvia

$5795 double, $4995 triple

Λ $6595 double, $5795 triple | Holiday

Suites

Integrity

Owner's Suite:

2014 - $1800 per person
2015 - $1200 per person

Reina Silvia

Main Deck Suite: $500 per person

Upper Deck Suite: $700 per person

Single

Land Single Supplement: 2014 $450 | 2015 $485

Integrity Single Stateroom (#2) Supplement: $1800

Triple option

The Reina Silvia has the option for a triple stateroom upon request. The triple price is for three people sharing a stateroom, and will apply only when there are three guests in the stateroom. Otherwise, the stateroom will be considered a double.

Notes • Origin of Species

Included

Roundtrip airport transfers as specified in itinerary, all yacht and hotel accommodations (double occupancy, unless Single purchased) as specified in itinerary; all meals while on yacht and as specified in itinerary; all non-alcoholic beverages and all draft beer while on yacht; all guides, activities, tours and sightseeing arrangements as specified in itinerary; use of kayaks and snorkel equipment while on yacht as specified in itinerary.

Not Included

Any airfare, airport taxes and fees; Galápagos National Park Fee; Galápagos yacht Fuel Surcharge; tips for yacht crews, guides or naturalists (at your discretion); wetsuits; excess baggage charges, or other items of a personal nature.

Price also excludes any insurance coverage for trip cancellation-interruption, travel accident, travel delay, baggage delay or baggage theft (we recommend you obtain coverage for these items), medical or hospitalization expenses.