Ecuador & Its Galápagos Islands on Treasure of Galapagos
Day 1 Arrive Quito, Ecuador: Welcome to QuitoDay 2 Quito: Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinnerDay 3 Quito–Baltra–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)–Santa Cruz Island: Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz IslandDay 4 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 5 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 6 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkelingDay 7 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–San Cristobal Island–Quito: Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to QuitoDay 8 Quito: Your vacation ends this morning
Exploring the Galápagos Islands on board the 9-suite Treasure of Galápagos goes beyond traditional cruising and allows you a truly intimate experience with a maximum of 16 guests. Chartered for Avalon guests, the Treasure of Galápagos features spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of this region in privacy and comfort. Completely refurbished recently, The Treasure of Galápagos is designed to surpass luxurious standards with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all of the treasures of the Galápagos Islands! From penguins and flamingos sharing the same beach, ancient tortoises and iguanas that swim, colorful birdlife that forgot how to fly, and the diverse marine world teeming with life, these dramatic volcanic islands truly are "a laboratory of evolution." Delve into this unique world with the Treasure of Galápagos' crew and expert Naturalist, who share their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world. Your Galápagos cruise includes Naturalist-guided shore excursions, lectures, and exploration of the marine reserve by strolling, hiking, and snorkeling. At day's end, you'll return to the relaxed luxury of your ship.