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Ultimate Galápagos

18-day adventure

Experience all of Galápagos. While cruising one of our two breath-taking island routes is an amazing experience, the other route is just as incredible. Why chose just one of them, when you can take a trip around the entire archipelago on a two week cruise that covers both the Eastern and Western routes.

While you don't have to select which islands to visit and which to miss, there are a few other choices you have now.

When taking the Ultimate Galápagos adventure, you can select which route to visit first. You can choose to do both on the Integrity or one on each yacht. And you can also choose to combine this trip with more time on Santa Cruz Island enjoying the sites and hotel amenities, a trip into the Ecuadorian highlands or Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, or an adventure in Peru.

With a trip price that is more than a 10% overall savings, make the most of your time in the Galápagos Islands by with Ultimate Galápagos.

 

 

Nazca Booby pair. Note their deep olive feet. Photo Weston Walker

Top: Curious sea lion. (Weston Walker)
Above: Kicker Rock / Leon Dormido showing it's narrow face. Snorkeling is excellent here. (Weston Walker)

 

Highlights

One night and three days on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos

Visit giant tortoises in the wild, Charles Darwin Research Station

TWO 8-Day/7-night Galápagos Islands cruises aboard the Integrity and/or Reina Silvia

Itinerary Summary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador

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 dinner time. Start our Island cruise!

Day 4-9

We live aboard the yacht and spend as much time exploring the islands as park rules permit. Each night we travel on to the next island.

Watch the Eastern Route and Western Route videos!

Day 10

We have breakfast on board, then disembark and travel over Santa Cruz to Puerto Ayora. Your choice of guided activities. Board yacht before dinner, and get ready for another week of adventure!

Day 11-16

We live aboard the yacht and spend as much time exploring the islands as park rules permit. Each night we travel on to the next island.

Day 17

We have breakfast on board, then disembark and fly back to Quito for dinner and overnight.

Day 18

Depart for home, or on to other adventures.

 

For a deeper look at this adventure, please read the Detailed Itinerary.

Departures

Please call us 1-510-420-1550 or email us info@inca1.com to check on availability of back-to-back trips—both weeks need to be available.

2014

Integrity

Jul 3 - Jul 20

Jul 10 - Jul 27

Jul 17 - Aug 3

Jul 24 - Aug 10

Jul 31 - Aug 17

Aug 7 - Aug 24

Aug 14 - Aug 31

Aug 21 - Sep 7

Oct 2 - Oct 19

Oct 9 - Oct 26

Oct 16 - Nov 2

Oct 23 - Nov 9

Oct 30 - Nov 16

Nov 6 - Nov 23

Nov 13 - Nov 30

Nov 20 - Dec 7

Nov 27 - Dec 14

Dec 4 - Dec 21

Dec 11 - Dec 28

Dec 18 - Jan 4 Ω

Dec 25 - Jan 11 Ω

2014
Reina Silvia

A two-week cruise may have one of the weeks on Reina Silvia and one on Integrity. Call for Reina Silvia options.

2015

Integrity

Jan 1 - Jan 18

Jan 8 - Jan 25

Jan 15 - Feb 1

Jan 22 - Feb 8

Jan 29 - Feb 15

Feb 5 - Feb 22

Feb 12 - Mar 1

Feb 19 - Mar 8

Feb 26 - Mar 15

Mar 5 - Mar 22

Mar 12 - Mar 29

Mar 19 - Apr 5

Mar 26 - Apr 12

Apr 2 - Apr 19

Apr 9 - Apr 26

Apr 16 - May3

Apr 23 - May 10

Apr 30 - May 17

May 8 - May 25

May 15 - Jun 1

May 22 - Jun 8

May 29 - Jun 15

Jun 5 - Jun 22

Jun 12 - Jun 29

Jun 19 - Jul 6

Jun 26 - Jul 13

Jul 3 - Jul 20

Jul 10 - Jul 27

Jul 17 - Aug 3

Jul 24 - Aug 10

Jul 31 - Aug 17

Aug 7 - Aug 24

Aug 14 - Aug 31

Aug 21 - Sep 7

Oct 2 - Oct 19

Oct 9 - Oct 26

Oct 16 - Nov 2

Oct 23 - Nov 9

Oct 30 - Nov 16

Nov 6 - Nov 23

Nov 13 - Nov 30

Nov 20 - Dec 7

Nov 27 - Dec 14

Dec 4 - Dec 21

Dec 11 - Dec 28

Dec 18 - Jan 4 Ω

Dec 25 - Jan 11 Ω

2015
Reina Silvia

Mar 19 - Apr 5

Jun 18 - Jul 5

 

Routes

Eastern Route - map and visitor sites - Eastern route video

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 Resort. Please inquire for which hotel has been confirmed for your preferred departure.

Prices & Supplements

2014

Integrity

$11,095

$11,495 | Easter/Spring

Ω$11,895 | Holiday

Reina Silvia

call for Reina Silvia options

2015

Integrity

$12,295

$12,695 | Easter/Spring

Ω$13,095 | Holiday

Reina Silvia

$10,295 double

$10,695 double | Easter/Spring

call for triple rates

Suites

Integrity

Owner's Suite:

2014 - $3600 per person
2015 - $2400 per person

Reina Silvia

call for Reina Silvia options

 

Single

Land Single Supplement: 2014: $450 | 2015: $485

Integrity Single Stateroom Supplement: $3600

Triple

The Reina Silvia has the option for a triple stateroom upon request.

Notes

Minimum

We hope we can accommodate your first choice. We require a minimum of four guests booked on each of the weeks to confirm your two-week trip.

Combining Yachts

While most two-week cruise combinations are with both weeks on either Integrity or Reina Silvia as noted above, it is possible to combine one week on each yacht for select departures.

Included

Round trip 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.