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For wildlife observers and animal lovers, there’s no better destination to visit than the Galapagos Islands. The archipelago lies 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and is teeming with plenty of exotic animals that roam the land and swim in the sparkling waters. To observe such creatures in their vibrant natural environment in sublime comfort and luxury, hop onboard the M/V Galapagos Legend. Over four days you’ll cruise to different islands to spot a variety of exciting fauna.

Your days will feel nothing short of magical as you navigate the blue ocean, seeking magnificent animals and birds that are rare to spot anywhere else on earth. Keep your eyes peeled for flocks of native birds and the spectacular creatures that inspired Charles Darwin to pen his pioneering book on evolutionary biology, the Origin of Species.
You’ll share the earth with the archipelago’s most renowned residents, the majestic and slow moving Galapagos giant tortoises. In the skies, glimpse the colourful local birds such as frigates and red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca boobies. On the coast gawk at the playful sea lions frolicking in the clear waters and keep an eye out for cruising young sharks.

It’s not all about the wildlife either. The Galapagos Islands boast beautiful natural landscapes, and you’ll spend your days ambling along caster sugar white sand beaches fringed with lush vegetation. Hike leafy trails that transport you to viewpoints. Many offer panoramic vistas of volcanic rock peaks, glimmering blue sea, sandy beaches and verdant forests.

Each day, retreat to your comfortable and luxurious cabin on the M/V Galapagos Legend to rest and relax. Catering for 100 guests, you’ll soon create fantastic friendships that are only developed when sharing such an experience. Enjoy the delicious cuisine served on board and unwind on the deck as you soak up the surrounding scenery.

Departure Dates:

01 June 2020

24 August 2020

07 September 2020

05 October 2020

Duration

4 Days

Recommended For

Cruise, Iconic Journeys, Wildlife

Best Time to Go

All Year

Options

Private basis

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Trip Highlights

  • Cruise the Galapagos Islands in comfort and luxury on the M/V Galapagos Legend
  • Observe an abundance of wildlife roaming their natural habitat, including the majestic Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Discover the archipelago’s stunning natural beauty, visiting untouched beaches and admiring volcanic rock peaks
  • Watch flocks of native birds soar across the skies including frigates and red-footed boobies

Start your Journey

Day 1

Baltra Island - Bartholomew Island

Full Board

Arrive at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island, where you’ll be met and taken to M/V Galapagos Legend. Board the ship and settle in, then get ready for your first voyage.

This afternoon, the boat will take you to Bartholomew Island. Explore the stunning island, populated only by wildlife. See the iconic Pinnacle Rock, looking out for young sharks that swim in the water and the Galapagos penguins that call the beach home.

  • Suggested Accommodation Galapagos Legend
Day 2

South Plaza Island - North Seymour Island

Full Board

Enjoy a morning stop on South Plaza Island. Wander its amazing landscape of steep cliffs, marvelling at the wildlife and the bounty of opuntia cacti that grow all over the island. Pay a visit to the island’s large sea lion colony and look out for the other animals that live here, from land iguanas to Audubon's shearwater birds.

North Seymour Island awaits you this afternoon, with even more wildlife to marvel at. A paradise for bird lovers, the island is home to an impressive collection of birds. As well as having open nesting grounds of blue footed boobies, it also boasts the largest colony of frigate birds across the archipelago.

  • Suggested Accommodation Galapagos Legend
Day 3

San Cristobal Island

Full Board

Today, the boat will take you to San Cristobal Island. Your first stop of the day is Pitt Point, formed from volcanic tuff. Climb your way to the top and enjoy breathtaking panoramas over the ocean and island. An array of majestic sea birds use this area as their nesting site, so there’s plenty to take in here. It’s one of the few places where all three species of booby birds: red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca.

Come afternoon, you’ll travel to Cerro Brujo on the northern coast of San Cristobal Island. The coral sand beach that awaits here is one of the most beautiful in the archipelago. Just as breath-taking is the flora and fauna that thrive there, including sea turtles, rays and a bounty of sea birds.

  • Suggested Accommodation Galapagos Legend
Day 4

San Cristobal Island

Full Board

After your last morning aboard M/V Galapagos Legend, you’ll head to Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve in the south east of San Cristobal Island. This is the perfect place to spend your last day in the Galapagos Islands, amongst the archipelago’s most iconic creature.

Later this morning, your adventure comes to an end as you’re taken to San Cristobal Airport. Bid a fond farewell to these magical islands and board your plane home.

  • Suggested Accommodation Galapagos Legend

Includes

  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 3 nights
  • Board basis is Full Board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Transfers around Galapagos Islands
  • English-speaking local guides for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Transit Control Card
  • Activities on board
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Fuel surcharge

Excludes

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Kayaks
  • Wet suits
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry and camera fees
  • Gratuities for drivers, tour directors, local guides, naturalists and crew

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