Galapagos cruise and island hopping holiday

“A 13 day, small group wildlife watching and island hopping tour and cruise of the 6 of the Galapagos islands. Optional snorkelling, biking and walking. ”

Highlights

Santa Cruz island | Santa Fe island | Legend or Coral cruise | Snorkelling | Santiago island | Rabida island | Isabela island | Fernandina island | Santa Cruz Highlands | Los Tuneles | Kicker Rock | Wildlife watching | Optional outdoor activities

Description of Galapagos cruise and island hopping holiday

Famous as the inspiration for Charles Darwin's work on evolution, the Galapagos Islands are one of the number one destinations for a wildlife watching holiday. Boasting some of the word's best spots for snorkelling, such as Los Tuneles and Kicker Rock, many keen swimmers and divers come here to dip beneath the waves and discover an array of sea lions, manta rays, Galapagos penguins, lobsters, sea snakes and white-tipped sharks.

There are plenty of other ways to explore the coastlines, whether by kayak, walking or while relaxing aboard a cruise boat. As you go, watch out for the islands' many feathered residents, from albatross and flamingos to blue footed boobies. Just as unmissable is are the Santa Cruz Highlands, where the islands' most famous residents live: the Galapagos tortoises.

A combination of cruising and island hopping by small interconnecting planes allows us to explore almost all the hidden gems on six of these enchanted islands. During this holiday, you will stay on each of the main three islands (San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela), while having the opportunity to visit a further three of the islands. Travelling by either a small luxury cruise ship or a small aeroplane, you'll get to enjoy more time on each island than if you were getting about by the interconnecting public speedboats.

Please note that in the itinerary it notes that the Legend cruise or the Coral catamaran will be used, but that availability and price may change.

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2019: 24 Oct, 25 Oct, 26 Oct, 27 Oct, 28 Oct, 29 Oct, 30 Oct, 31 Oct, 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 3 Nov, 4 Nov, 5 Nov, 6 Nov, 7 Nov, 8 Nov, 9 Nov, 10 Nov, 11 Nov, 12 Nov, 13 Nov, 14 Nov, 15 Nov, 16 Nov, 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov, 24 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 28 Nov, 29 Nov, 30 Nov, 1 Dec, 2 Dec, 3 Dec, 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 6 Dec, 7 Dec, 8 Dec, 9 Dec, 10 Dec, 11 Dec, 12 Dec, 13 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec ...
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Galapagos cruise and island hopping holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Waste We free the land, sea, and waterways from rubbish and pollution. When going on our tours to the Galapagos we have strict conditions on how people visit these enchanted islands. The amount of pollution in the Galapagos is very limited since the hotels and yachts we use are eco-friendly. The tours to Galapagos also have strict rules on how to control pollution since is a national park that is strongly regulated from the moment you are in the plane to Galapagos. That means that all of our guests that come on this tour will have to adapt to certain strict criteria on how to control waste. As soon as our guests arrive in the the Galapagos islands, certain instructions will be given to them so that they also learn how to behave and respect these beautiful places and its environment.

Transport: The transportation in the Galapagos is designed and regulated by the National Park in a way that reduces the emission of carbon as much as possible. One clear example of this is the fact that there are only limited departure boats between Islands. The number of boats that go from one island to the other is regulated by the National Park. Since the boats are the main sources of pollution then it is the best way to avoid contamination by having limited boats and limited departures. This can complicate things a bit for our guest that sometimes want to go at different times but then we always explain the reasons why these measures are there and how this contributes to the preservation of these beautiful islands.

Community

The people that work with us on this tour are local people that know how and where to find all things local. We support and promote the use of local restaurants and hiring local people at the hotels that we use as well as for the activities of our tours. Every time we take our guest to the Galapagos, we always offer lunch for them and we do so in local restaurants that we know have a good quality service but also delicious food. We hire local guides, local experts and local transportation to better support the local communities.

We try to make sure we support the people that make an effort to welcome us and therefore we promote a better service in the tourism sector. In this way, tourism becomes one of the main sources of development in the Galapagos region and that is how with every traveler we contribute to this unique place in the world. In the Galapagos islands, we use only locals since only local people that have a Galapagos residency can own an operator in Galapagos. By coming to the Galapagos islands you will be supporting all the locals, be it during your stay at a hotel where everything is run by locals, or during your activities on the islands which are also run by locals and all guides have to be local as well.

We also support local projects & people through volunteering, fundraising or charity. As a company, we have a project in which we support a local volunteering organisation in the poor area of Quito. This organisation contributes by creating sports activities, giving English lessons and also by supporting young children that are in need of extra activities but do not have the resources for it. What our company does is donate 1% of our direct sales to this organisation so that they can have some resources to administrate the organisation. Apart from this we also organise an event with the organisation and the kids once a year.

Volunteering & charity We support local projects & people through volunteering, fundraising or charity. As a company, we have a project in which we support a local volunteering organisation in the poor area of Quito. This organisation contributes by creating sports activities, giving English lessons and also by supporting young children that are in need of extra activities but do not have the resources for it. What our company does is donate 1% of our direct sales to this organisation so that they can have some resources to administrate the organisation. Apart from this we also organise an event with the organisation and the kids once a year.

Friends & neighbours: That people that work with us at the Andes part are local people that know how and where to find all things local. We support and promote the use of local restaurants and hiring local people to the hotels that we use as well as for the activities of our tours. Every time we take our guest to the Andes, we always offer lunch for them and we do so in local restaurants that we know have a good quality service but also delicious food. We try to make sure we support the people that make an effort to serve well and therefore we promote a better service in the tourism sector. In this way, tourism becomes one of the main sources of development in the Island and that is how with every traveler we contribute to this unique place in the world.

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