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Natural Paradise - 8 Day Cruise B

8 Days FROM USD 6,145

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Overview

Spend 8 days cruising amongst the spectacular Galapagos Islands to discover the beauty and magic of the archipelago and its vast array of captivating wildlife. Explore the islands of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, Chinese Hat, Mosquera, Floreana, Espanola and San Cristobal. Shore landings allow you to walk along trails that lead you across rugged lava fields and coral beaches, through forests of mangroves and prickly pear. Vicente Roca Point offers a spectacular sea life including sea horses, sunfish and marine turtles. Mosquera is home to a large population of sea lions, Floreana to lagoons filled with flamingos and Espanola is the main breeding site for the waved albatross. This is an incredible voyage that will leave you in awe.

The Natural Paradise Experience

The aptly named ship, Natural Paradise, truly compliments the unique landscapes of the Galapagos. With over 1000km of coastline, the Galapagos offers a spectacular array of wildlife encounters by foot, by sea and from the comfort of the ship. These action-packed express tours throughout the Galapagos Islands are best experienced with the intimacy of a small group, expert naturalist guide and attentive crew found onboard the Natural Paradise.
One of the most modern cruises in Galapagos’ waters, Natural Paradise catamaran provides combination of luxury holiday and intimate feeling due to its limited capacity. Modern interior and spacious cabins with balconies will take care of your on-board comfort whereas sundecks give you the opportunity to admire spectacular sunrises, sunsets and overall natural beauty of the Galapagos. To help you discover the archipelago’s underwater world, snorkelling gear, underwater camera and wetsuit are provided for your use. 

Natural Paradise also offers a 8 day cruise and 4 day cruise

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Trip Code: ECTSNP8B

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

Ship: Natural Paradise

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

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Discover the incredible beauty of the Galapagos, from beaches of pure white sand to intricate lava formations and barren rock formations glowing brightly from colourful crabs

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, including flightless cormorants, flamingos, marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, turtles, rays & the famous Galapagos tortoise.

  • Undertake this incredible cruise on board the Natural Paradise, a luxury yacht designed to make your cruising experience through the Galapagos as comfortable as possible.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a land based tour of South America, allowing you to experience incredible cultural encounters and unbelievable natural wonders all on the one amazing journey.

CRUISE ITINERARY

ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Discover the unrivalled jewel of colonial architecture that is Quito. A 4 day discover Quito tour will take you through a pulsating, lively Latin city. Visit the cities historic centre a UNESCO world heritage site, marvel at the cities artistic and colonial origins in various museums or embrace the colours of the Otavalo market, perhaps the most important indigenous market in all South America. Find out more.

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the archaeological marvel that is Machu Picchu. Discover the traditional rural life of the lesser known Lares region. Experience the evolving role of the original Andean people as you move from unique lodge to lodge, experiencing daily hikes with panoramic views of waterfalls, snow peaks and turquoise lakes and discovering breathtaking sites of ancient Inca civilisation. Find out more.

  • Upgrade your Ecuador experience by the wonders of the Amazon. Stay in a luxurious eco lodge tightly nestled in the Ecuadorian corner of the Amazon rainforest. Explore by canoe or on foot, search for colourful wildlife including toucans, parrots, monkeys or elusive giant otters. Experience the most diverse set of species on the planet. Find out more.

Pricing per person & dates

Natural Paradise - 8 Day Cruise B from USD 6,145
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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.

  • Entrance park fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Departure date, season & 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.

Royal Galapagos supports a number of sustainability initiatives within the Galapagos. Royal and its associated vessels like the Natural paradise support the Galapagos Conservation Trust, which of sustainability and conservation within the Galapagos. 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

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