Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz II

Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz II

5 or 6 Days

Price from$4,600

• Galapagos Islands • Tortoise Conservation Centre • Island excursions • Wildlife viewing • Swimming • Snorkelling • Glass bottom boat excursion

Off the coast of Ecuador lie the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most prolific wildlife destinations. Travellers delight in seeing incredible landscapes formed by recent volcanic activity and numerous creatures such as the giant tortoise, Galapagos iguana, blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin and waved albatross. The islands are best explored by small ship to discover each island's wonderful differences complete with its own species, a phenomenon used by Charles Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution.

M/V Santa Cruz II Completing her Galapagos maiden voyage in October 2015, this state of the art expedition vessel is home to 90 guests in 50 air conditioned cabins. Superb on board service, friendly crew and the best naturalist guides available share their knowledge of flora, fauna and geology of these amazing islands.

5 Day Northern - Islands visited: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island, James Island, Rabida Island, Bartolome Island, Tower/Genovesa Island, San Cristobal

5 Day Eastern - Islands visited: San Cristobal, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island, Santa Cruz Island, Espanola Island, Baltra Island

6 Day Western - Islands visited: Baltra Island, North Seymour Island, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island, Santa Cruz Island, Floreana/Charles Island

*Please contact World Journeys for more detailed itineraries

• 4 or 5 nights' in an Explorer Cabin (twin) or Voyager Cabin (single) on the Horizon Deck aboard the M/V Santa Cruz II. • Personal meet & greet on arrival in the Galapagos Islands • Transfers and transport • Island excursions and daily briefings with specialist guides • All meals on board • Galapagos Transit Control Card

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

M/V SANTA CRUZ II

1 Jan - 31 Dec

5 Day Northern Islands, Mondays (Alternative weeks)

5 Day Eastern Islands, Fridays (Alternative weeks)

6 Day Western Islands, Wednesdays (Alternative weeks)

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$4,600

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$5,285

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Departs

On alternate weeks this cruise departs: 5 Day Northern on Mondays 5 Day Eastern on Saturdays 6 Day Western on Wednesdays

Please contact World Journeys for specific departures.

Booking conditions

Flights to/from Galapagos are not included in the cruise price. Fares start from $500 return from the mainland of Ecuador if sold in conjunction with LATAM airlines. Galapagos Islands National Park fee of US$100 per person is payable on arrival. Cabin upgrades are available on request. Surcharges apply for Galapagos during Easter and Christmas. Cruises can be combined for a longer itinerary.

Cabin upgrades are available on request.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Book by 31 August and receive free accommodation, transfers and a city tour!

Book a 4 night cruise and receive: A complimentary night at Casa Gangotena (luxury room), two private transfers to/from airport, a Quito and Middle of the World tour (shared tour).

Book a 5 night cruise and receive: Two complimentary nights at Casa Gangotena (luxury room), two private transfers to/from airport, a Quito and Middle of the World tour (shared tour).

Offer valid until 31 August and only for travel in 2017, excludes Christmas and New Year. Subject to availability.

Trip went very well.

The Santa Cruz ship at the Galapagos was well organised, good food, excellent snorkelling gear and generally ran a very professional operation. I don't have anything to compare to with other boats but you can safely recommend the Santa Cruz. The hotel accommodation in all places was an excellent standard. It is definitely an advantage to stay in the old part of town which is where we were. We were met at each airport as planned and we thought Condor Travel in Peru provided well experienced guides for our tours. The train from Cusco to Puno was a treat in luxury and fine dining and I would recommend this to people just for the experience. La Paz is an interesting city. Once again we had an excellent guide who showed us around the city including a ride on the new cable car system. Overall, we thought the trip went very well and suited Diane and I because we have not been to South America before.

Barrie