GALAPAGOS: WEST, CENTRAL & EAST ISLANDS - THE MONSERRAT

It’s virtually impossible to witness the wonders of the Galápagos first-hand and not return home a devoted conservationist.

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Photos & Map provided by G Adventures. For more images of this trip, CLICK HERE

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GALAPAGOS: WEST, CENTRAL & EAST ISLANDS ABOARD THE MONSERRAT WITH G ADVENTURES

It’s virtually impossible to witness the wonders of the Galápagos first-hand and not return home a devoted conservationist. Board the comfy Monserrat and embark on a cruising adventure through the archipelago's western, central, and eastern islands. Snorkel with sea lions, discover the unusual endemic marine life in secluded bays, and hike Sierra Negra, the largest basaltic caldera in the region. With a pair of Level II naturalist guides at the ready to answer your questions, you'll head home with a new perspective on nature, your planet, and maybe even yourself.

TRAVEL STYLE: Marine
Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

SERVICE LEVEL: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

PHYSICAL RATING: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

TRIP TYPE: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

• Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Monserrat (7 nts)
• 2 Certified Galápagos National Park Service guide
• All meals aboard the Monserrat
• Sierra Negra Volcano Hike (Isabela Island)
• Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
• Snorkelling at Chinese Hat, Isla Rábida Puerto Egas, and Punta Pitt
• Highlands giant tortoises excursion
• Sante Fé hiking excursion
• Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal)
• All landings and excursions
• Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
• Internal flights
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hotel (2 nts), aboard the Monserrat in twin-share or double cabins (7 nts).

MEALS:
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

TRANSPORTATION:
Plane, motorized yacht, panga, private vehicle.

STAFF & EXPERTS:
2 CEOs/Naturalist Guides while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito

AVAILABLE EXTRAS

Quito City Tour and Equator - From $50.00
Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

From

$ 4,749 USD

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT G ADVENTURES

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In addition to numerous awards celebrating their sustainability initiatives in the tourism industry, they’ve also been recognized by world-class organizations such as National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2016, G Adventures launched a partnership with National Geographic by offering a travel style called National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. These tours offer travellers opportunities to get closer to local communities, connecting you to local cultures, and which provide a greater emphasis on education and conservation. In 2017, G Adventures’ animal welfare policy was officially endorsed by the Jane Goodall Institute.

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