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Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise - Nine of the Best Isles - Hurtigruten

Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise - Nine of the Best Isles

11 days
From Quito to Baltra Island
Tour Operator:
Hurtigruten
Max group size:
920
Age range:
6 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
224993
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Itinerary

Start in Quito and end in Baltra Island! With the Explorer tour Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise - Nine of the Best Isles, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 10 other destinations in Ecuador. Galapagos Islands Expedition Cruise - Nine of the Best Isles includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in the city of eternal spring, get your bearings, and unwind after your journey.
  2. Day 2: Get a taste for Ecuador with a visit to a traditional market and a trip to Cotopaxi Volcano.
  3. Day 3: Fly away from the mainland to the Galápagos Islands, where your encounter with wildlife awaits.
  4. Day 4: Explore the coast by dinghy and set foot on the island of the marine iguanas.
  5. Day 5: Meet the famous giant tortoises of Galápagos at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  6. Day 6: Discover Galápagos history and look for underwater wildlife.
  7. Day 7: Relaxation day at Santa Cruz Recharge your batteries and lounge on Las Bachas beach.
  8. Day 8: Explore Santiago Island and see its wild residents and impressive rock formations.
  9. Day 9: See some amazing wildlife and beautiful landscapes, and try out the glass-bottom boat.
  10. Day 10: Start the morning with a climb to better see this birdlife paradise.
  11. Day 11: Your cruise has come to an end, so enjoy a slow goodbye at the giant tortoise sanctuary.
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
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  • Currency
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    US Dollar
    Ecuador
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

    Type A
    Ecuador
    Type B
    Ecuador
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Ecuador. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before May 24th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 24th, 2022, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Hurtigruten. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 120 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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  • Accessibility
    Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.