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13 Days

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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: One of many small islets of the archipelago. (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.

2013

Integrity

Jul 4 - Jul 21

Jul 11 - Jul 28

Jul 18 - Aug 4

Jul 25 - Aug 11

Aug 1 - Aug 18

Aug 8 - Aug 25

Aug 15 - Sep 1

Sep 26 - Oct 13

Oct 3 - Oct 20

Oct 10 - Oct 27

Oct 17 - Nov 3

Oct 24 - Nov 10

Oct 31 - Nov 17

Nov 7 - Nov 24

Nov 14 - Dec 1

Nov 21 - Dec 8

Nov 28 - Dec 15

Dec 5 - Dec 22

2013
Reina Silvia

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

2014

Integrity

Jan 2 - Jan 19

Jan 9 - Jan 26

Jan 16 - Feb 2

Jan 23 - Feb 9

Jan 30 - Feb 16

Feb 6 - Feb 23

Feb 13 - Mar 2

Feb 20 - Mar 9

Feb 27 - Mar 16

Mar 6 - Mar 23

Mar 13 - Mar 30

Mar 20 - Apr 6

Mar 27 - Apr 13

Apr 3 - Apr 20

Apr 10 - Apr 27

Apr 17 - May 4

Apr 24 - May 11

May 1 - May 18

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

* 2014
Reina Silvia

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

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 Hotel. Please inquire with the INCA office to find out which hotel has been confirmed for a specific trip date.

Prices & Supplements

2013

Integrity

from $11,095

from $11,495 | Easter/Spring

Reina Silvia

call for Reina Silvia options

2014

Integrity

from $11,295

from $11,595 | Easter/Spring

Ωfrom $12,095 | Holiday

Reina Silvia

call for Reina Silvia options

Suites

Integrity

Owner's Suite:

$3600 per person

Reina Silvia

call for Reina Silvia options

 

Single

Land Single Supplement: $450

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 possible combinations are with both weeks on Integrity, some trips starting on Integrity may have second week on Reina Silvia. Trips starting on Reina Silvia must have second week on Integrity.

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.