Ecuador & Galapagos

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Ecuador & Galapagos

The ‘enchanted isles’ of the Galapagos need little introduction.
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ABOUT THE TOUR

Located some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific, this archipelago of hauntingly beautiful volcanic islands first came to the world’s attention with the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and remains a treasure trove of natural history, wildlife and ecology.

Aboard the Monserrat, a comfortable 10-berth vessel with the relaxed intimacy of a private yacht, we will have six nights to explore the islands in the company of experienced naturalist guides. Sturdy, inflatable zodiacs will be used to ferry us to shore for land excursions, but there will be plenty of time as well for snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding.

Ecuador & Galapagos

May is the perfect time to visit the islands. Seas should be calm, skies clear and the heat of the equatorial sun tempered by light Pacific breezes. Massed ranks of waved albatross will also just have landed on the southern island of Espanola.

Galapagos fauna have little or no fear of man, so we will get within touching distance, literally, of all the most iconic species – albatross, boobies, flamingo, frigate birds, penguin, land and marine iguana, fur seal and giant tortoise.

After disembarking the Montserrat, we will spend a few days at a remote eco-lodge on edge of the Napo River in the Yasuni National Park. Located in 53,500 acres of prime Amazonian rainforest, there are more species
of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians on the doorstep than can be found in the entire United States of America. There are over 550 known types of birds alone in this neck of the woods – and so many different plants that many remain unclassified and undiscovered.

Ecuador & Galapagos
MONSERRAT FACT SHEET

Refurbished in 2021, the Monserrat was specially built to cruise in the Galapagos islands in the most comfortable way while providing the highest levels of safety and care for the environment. The yacht has many social exterior and interior areas for passengers to enjoy while they relax after a day of excitement in the Galapagos.

Exterior areas include a sun-bathing area in the Upper Deck as well as a partially covered area on the Sun Deck all with reclining chairs. Additionally, the Monserrat has an elegant interior dining room, bar and lounge on Main Deck. Monserrat has the highest naturalist guide/guest ratio with 1 naturalist for every 10 guests.

Twilight-Panoramic-Monserrat
LED BY

TOUR LEADER

Tom and Libby Owen Edmunds | Tour Leaders | The Ultimate Travel Company
THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
14 days from $13,665 per person

TOUR DATE: 11TH MAY 2024 – 24TH MAY 2024

UPPER DECK CABIN $14,050

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT LOWER DECK: $3,780

Price Includes

  • Accommodation throughout as
    shown in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights in Economy
    Class
  • Galapagos entrance fees
  • Breakfast daily; 10 lunches; 11
    dinners
  • Mineral water at meals included in
    the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, visits and
    excursions
  • Group transportation as per the
    itinerary
  • Gratuities in restaurants for
    included meals
  • Gratuities to guide/s; gratuities to
    driver/s and boat staff
  • Porterage
  • Use of stand-up paddle boards
    and kayaks on the Monserrat
  • Local English-speaking guide/s
  • The services of your tour leaders
    throughout

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic drinks at meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal expenditure
    (e.g. telephone calls / laundry etc.)
  • Government levies or taxes
    introduced after costing and
    publication of this programme on
    23/02/24
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“Efficiently organized, everything went like clockwork. This is all the more remarkable since the tour involved considerable complexity.”
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“We have continued to ask Ultimate Travel to make our distant overseas travel arrangements for many years and they have always given us great service.”
Day 1

London / Madrid / Quito

Ecuador & Galapagos

Suggested flights (not included in the cost of the tour) with Iberia via Madrid departing London Heathrow at 06.20 hrs. Arrive Quito at 17.10 hrs. Group transfer to the Casona de la
Ronda Hotel, a charming heritage boutique hotel located on the edge of the UNESCO-listed historic old town, where one night is spent. Welcome drinks and dinner at the hotel.

Ecuador & Galapagos
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