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Our Ultimate Galápagos Holiday: Cruise & Island Stay

If you only come to the Galápagos once, let's make it count. A small-ship cruise brings you closer to the wildlife, time on dry land lets you explore as you wish.

The Galapágos Islands offer arguably the greatest wildlife experience on our planet. A comprehensive 10-night cruise allows you to discover it all in serious comfort and in real depth. End with time on San Cristóbal island to take in local life, explore independently and relax alongside the world famous wildlife.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Quito

Land in Quito where you are collected and transferred downtown to stay in a fine colonial era hotel in the fine colonial heart of the city. Relax this afternoon and look forward to what's to come.
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Day 2 - Explore Quito with your guide

Your local guide joins you this morning to introduce you to Quito, from the baroque churches of the UNESCO heritage centre to the bird life on the flanks of the Pichincha Volcano.
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Day 3 - Fly to Galapagos and set sail

Fly out to the Galapagós Islands, famous for its fearless wildlife. Meet giant tortoises this afternoon before you board your first-class 16 passenger catamaran.
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Day 4 - Snorkel with sea lions and penguins

Each day you will have two or three landings and opportunities to snorkel or swim. Today you take a boat ride to see pelicans and tortoises before snorkelling with sea lions and rays.
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Day 5 - Walk alongside land iguanas

Today you see land iguanas, Darwin's finches and giant tortoises (among many other animals) as well as walking to caves filled with graffiti left by pirates and whalers over hundreds of years.
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Day 6 - Walk among marine iguanas

Explore Fernandina Island, the most volcanically active part of the Galápagos. Walk through huge colonies of marine iguanas before you snorkel with sea horses, sea turtles and sunfish.
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Day 7 - See pelicans and flamingos

Cross Santiago Island to reach a beach where turtles nest. Flamingos and pelicans are often seen along with blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, and frigate birds

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