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Grand Majestic – 4 Day Cruise

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Overview

Step aboard the modern and sleek Grand Majestic mega-yacht on this memorable 4-day cruise around the Galapagos. Highlights include snorkelling at Devil’s Crown, the flamingo lagoon and Green Beach at Cormorant Point, El Junco freshwater lagoon, historic Post Office Bay, the incredible birdlife of Espanola and the Twin Craters of Santa Cruz. Explore on foot, by dinghy and kayak as you admire the beautiful landscapes and the fascinating and varied wildlife, from blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and sea lions, to lava lizards, tropicbirds and the waved albatross.

 

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Trip Code: ECTSGM4

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Ecuador

Ship: Grand Majestic

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss.

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Discover the dynamic beauty of the Galapagos ranging from pure white sandy beaches, lush forests, highlands, rocky coves, turquoise waters & even lava formations.

  • You will undertake this voyage on board the Grand Majestic, a luxury yacht designed to make your cruising experience through the Galapagos as comfortable as possible

  • You will have the opportunity to snorkel and kayak in some of the most beautiful waters in all of South America if not the world.

  • Experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos including flightless cormorants, flamingos, penguins, tortoise, marine iguanas, sharks, turtles and a vast multitude of multicoloured fish & bird species.

CRUISE ITINERARY

In the morning, you will arrive at San Cristobal Island. After going through immigration and baggage claim, you will be met by a Grand Majestic staff member and transferred to the yacht. You will be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

In the afternoon, your first visit takes you to El Junco Lagoon. Located in the highlands 19 kilometres from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, El Junco is located in the caldera of an extinct volcano. Rainwater feeds the lagoon. There are many farms and ranches in this area of San Cristobal Island, and sometime cows can be found near the lagoon.

San Cristobal Island

In the morning, you will visit the famous Post Office Bay. You will land on a beach and head to a spot where 18th century whalers placed a wooden barrel used as an unofficial mail box. The custom continues to this day with Galapagos visitors. So, don’t forget your postcards, and don’t be surprised if the post card arrives to its destination before you even get home.

Your afternoon visit is to Cormorant Point. Here you will enjoy a hike to a salt-water lagoon which
is home to flamingos. You will also have a chance to snorkel around Devil’s Crown which is the rocky remains of an offshore volcano sticking out of the water. This is a great location to spot a wide range of marine creatures.

Floreana Island

In the morning, you will visit Suarez Point. On the trail you will have the chance to see blue-footed boobies, albatrosses, and Nazca boobies. This island is the breeding site of nearly all of the world’s 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses. You will also visit a beautiful site on the ocean front where there is a cliff that the large albatrosses use as a launching pad! You will have the chance to see the famous
blowhole that spurts sea water into the air. The landscape is great for photography.

The afternoon excursion takes you to the spectacular Gardner Bay. After landing, you can walk across a lovely white-sand beach amongst a busy sea lion colony or dive into the water to swim with sea lion pups. You may also see curious mockingbirds on the beach.

Espanola Island

In the morning, you will visit the Twin Craters located opposite to each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking. After visiting the Twin Craters, you will be transferred to the Baltra airport to catch your flight to Guayaquil or Quito on mainland Ecuador.

Santa Cruz Island
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos including flightless cormorants, flamingos, penguins, tortoise, marine iguanas, sharks, turtles and a vast multitude of multicoloured fish & bird species.

  • You will have the opportunity to snorkel and kayak in some of the most beautiful waters in all of South America if not the world.

  • Discover the dynamic beauty of the Galapagos ranging from pure white sandy beaches, lush forests, highlands, rocky coves, turquoise waters & even lava formations.

  • You will undertake this voyage on board Grand Majestic a luxury yacht designed to make your cruising experience through the Galapagos as comfortable as possible.

Pricing & date

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Important Information

  • All meals and excursions
    Transfers in the islands
    Bilingual National Park Guide
    Use of snorkellin equipment/wetsuit
    Use of underwater camera
    Free Airport Assistance*
    Hotel night in Quito or Guayaquil (the day before the cruise)*
    2 Free transfers to Galapagos Flights* 

    *Applies when purchasing airfare from Royal Galapagos

    Exclusions

    Roundtrip airfare to/from Galapagos
    Alcoholic drinks
    Galapagos National Park Fee (USD$1oo per person subject to change) 
    Galapagos Transit Control Card (USD$20 per person subject to change) 
    Travel/Medical insurance
    Gratuities 
    Personal Expenses

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Season and availability

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE