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Galapagos 5 Days South Eastern Islands | M/C Endemic

5 Days
From USD 4,435

Trip Code: ECTSE5C

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

SHIP: Endemic

DestinationDestination

Ecuador. Galapagos Islands

DestinationDeparture Date

Selected Sundays

TransportAccommodation

Deluxe



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OVERVIEW

Located 1,000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador are the beautiful, wildlife-rich islands of the Galapagos. Step aboard the luxurious Endemic to cruise for 5 days around the archipelago, exploring the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza and southernmost Espanola. Snorkel around impressive Kicker Rock, visit the outstanding wildlife area of Puerta Suarez, watch land iguanas feeding on prickly pear and learn more at the Charles Darwin Research Centre. This is a wonderful introduction to the amazing Galapagos Islands.

ITINERARY

San Cristobal Island

In the morning, the first spot to be visited is Kicker Rock, an impressive geological formation due to erosion. This is a nesting place of sea birds. Additionally, curious sea lions, and marine life can be found, such as fish, turtles, sharks, rays, representing the main attraction for snorkeling. This is a nice spot to take pictures.

The next attraction to see is Witch Hill, a tuff cone hill located south west from San Cristobal. This name comes from the Spanish name of the bird known in English as Vermilion Flycatcher.

A zodiac ride will take passengers into amazing rock formations along the island shore. A white sand beach and crystal-clear waters are part of this enchanted location. Fantastic opportunity for snorkeling.

In the afternoon visit Lbos Island, where a small population of blue-footed boobies, frigates, marine iguanas, and great frigate birds nesting can be observed. Snorkeling with sea lions in this calm bay is also part of the excursion.

Espanola Island

Espanola Island will be explored today. You will have the chance to observe endemic wildlife such as the Hood-Mockingbird. This is the southernmost island in the Galapagos archipelago, and home to several wildlife species, including masked and blue-footed boobies. Spectacular views from the top of a cliff.

In the morning, after breakfast, the first attraction to be seen is Gardner Bay that provides an excellent beach for swimming. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by colonies of sea lions which like to swim with you.

Or visit Osborn and Gardner Islets that are amazing for underwater discovery. Snorkeling is a highlight on this visitor point.

After lunch, Point Suarez will be visited, which represents one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beach.

Santa Fe Island - Santa Cruz Island

In the morning, after breakfast, Santa Fe island will be visited, which is one of the most entertaining destinations for shore excursions in the Galapagos Islands. It has two trail choices for visitors, one of which takes you to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galapagos. While the other trail takes you into the highlands where land iguanas can be seen. After a long walk, the opportunity to swim in calm waters or snorkel with playful sea lions will be pretty tempting.

In the afternoon, visit the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, which is also known as Charles Darwin Research Station. This place has an information center, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. In the tortoise breeding station, you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably the Lonesome George turtle, that already died in 2012.

South Plaza Island - Baltra Airport

In the morning, South Plaza Island is the next island to be discovered. It has unique Sesuvium plants and Opuntia cactuses scattered across the landscape which provide some of the most interesting wildlife observations available in Galapagos. Land iguanas are easily seen from the trail, frequently under the shade of cactuses, waiting for a prickly pear to fall.

After this last visit, transfer to Baltra airport for your return flight to mainland Ecuador.

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Endemic

Endemic

The M/C Endemic has a capacity for 16 passengers, eleven crew members plus guide, offering a service ratio of almost one to one. Being the first catamaran of a new generation of catamarans, the Endemic gathers elegant exteriors, spacious areas for high-end accommodation, social, and open areas. Navigations between the islands are sleek and fast due to Endemic’s design which delivers transverse stability when cruising around the archipelago.

On the Main Deck, the Endemic in the front features a briefing area for briefings, lectures, and it is also the point of information for Galapagos travel with videos, books, and personalized assistance. The interior passengers lounge and dining area offer also panoramic view of the islands during navigations and excursions, while enjoying exquisite cuisine. Two platforms allow passengers on and off the catamaran, offering super easy access to the yacht.

Passengers access our Upper Deck through interior steps. There are four suites, a sun terrace and a secluded social area for relaxation and wildlife observation. The Endemic also counts with a single cabin with private balcony as well. Passengers can also reach the upper levels of the Endemic through our exterior steps.

On the Sky Deck, the Endemic features al fresco dining, bar, exterior passengers lounge, BBQ station, jacuzzi, sun chair and seating area. It is a shaded area where delicious drinks are served while enjoying the islands.

Ice Class: Length: 35 mt / 115 ft
Breadth: 14 mt / 45 ftMax
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 V and 220 V Passenger
Capacity:
16

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Galapagos 5 Days South Eastern Islands | M/C Endemic from USD 4,435
Selected Sundays

Important Info

  • Accommodation

    All Meals and snacks

    Soft drinks and juices

    Glass of house wines for dinners 

    Captain's Welcome and farewell cocktail

    Bilingual Naturalist

    Guided excursions

    Transfers in Galapagos Islands

    Wetsuits

    Buffs

    Snorkelling Equipment 

    Sea Kayaks

    Water container

     

    Exclusions: 

    Flights to/from Galapagos Islands 

    Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee 

    Galapagos Transit Control Card 

    Tipping 

    Items of a personal nature

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

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  • Season and availability