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Galapagos Islands

Eastern & Western Routes
9-DAY ADVENTURE IN THE ARCHIPELAGO
LUXURY ADVENTURE CRUISE ON THE PRIVATE LUXURY YACHT, "INTEGRITY."

The Galapagos Islands are a grand invitation to connect your humanity to Earth, the way nature intended. 

You'll retrace some of Charles Darwin’s route of 1835 with superb naturalists and in much greater comfort than he experienced: you'll be pampered by an outstanding crew, dine in style and enjoy the views from large picture windows in the comfort of your spacious stateroom. 

Select between the Eastern and Western routes, two of the most inclusive yacht itineraries in Galapagos. Both routes visit many islands.

 

The Western Islands including visits on Floreana, Isabela and Fernandina.

 

The Eastern Islands including visits on Española, San Cristóbal and Genovesa.

OPEN Dates in 2021 & 2022

With optional extensions pre and post extensions.   

What will the weather be like? Weather Chart!

9-Days, 8-Nights

Naturalist-led shore excursions and snorkeling provide guests with intimate encounters with wildlife.

Each day you will explore the islands, many unchanged since Darwin's time. Your naturalist guide will lead shore excursions to observe flora and fauna with engaging descriptions of the natural forces at work shaping the islands. 

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 $7295USD   (price varies depending on season)     

per person, double occupancy

"I have traveled many places, and have never received such personal service and care, as the Walking Connection provided. Each step of the way we felt safe and like someone always had our backs. The incredible yacht, naturalist guides, and attentive staff, we were all blown away."

~ Wendy Josephs, NY - Spring 2021

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Western Route

 

Santa Cruz

 

Floreana

 

Isabela

 

Fernandia

 

Santiago

 

North Seymour

Baltra

"You had everything and I mean everything planned out to a tee. The whole experience was just perfect! I look forward to my next adventure with you!"

~ Mary Wildes, FL - Spring 2021

Eastern Route

 

Santa Cruz

Espanola

 

San Crístobal

 

Santa Fé

 

South Plazas

 

Genovesa

 

Santiago

 

Bartolomé

Rábida

Sombrero Chino

Baltra

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"My trip to The Galapagos and Quito was amazing! I feel so lucky to have had this experience with the best! The best adventure travel company, the best yacht, the best crew, the best naturalist, the best guides, the best accommodations, the best passengers (and now friends), and the best traveling companions!

 

It was the best of the best!!!"

~ Donna Sasser, GA - Spring 2021

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Lounge INTEGRITY
Lounge INTEGRITY

Luxury Adventure

Dining Room INTEGRITY
Dining Room INTEGRITY

Luxury Adventure, Elegant Dining

Sunset INTEGRITY
Sunset INTEGRITY

Adventure Awaits!

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Lounge INTEGRITY

Luxury Adventure

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The Luxury Yacht INTEGRITY

 

An elegant base for a maximum of16 discerning guests to discover the islands. Stabilized. Comfortable. Spacious.

 

When not ashore exploring the islands, kayaking, or snorkeling with sea lions, penguins, and tropical fish, you'll travel in comfort and style aboard the 141'' 16-passenger luxury yacht INTEGRITY.

 

She is equipped with state-of-the-art stabilizers, Wi-Fi, a relaxing sun deck jacuzzi, and plenty of room to unwind and enjoy your Galapagos experience.

Daily Exploration

Naturalist-led shore excursions and snorkeling provide guests with intimate encounters with wildlife.

Each day you will explore the islands, many unchanged since Darwin's time.

 

Your naturalist guide will lead shore excursions to observe flora and fauna with engaging descriptions of the natural forces at work shaping the islands. 

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Sally Light Foot Crab

West Urbina Bay Land Iguana
West Urbina Bay Land Iguana

Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle

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Sally Light Foot Crab

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Day-By-Day

Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

DAY 1
 
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Welcome to the Ecuador! 

 

Arrive at either Guayaquil or Quito airport and be privately transferred to a nearby hotel. Spend the evening relaxing before your adventure gets underway.

Accommodation: upscale hotel in either Guayaquil OR Quito

DAY 2
To Galápagos | Boarding INTEGRITY

Depart early for your domestic flight to Baltra Island, Galapagos.  After landing on Baltra and disembarking, you will proceed to the airport terminal VIP lounge, meet your Santa Cruz guide, and enter the Galápagos National Park.  You will then transit across Baltra Island and cross the Canal de Itabaca to the island of Santa Cruz.

Once on Santa Cruz, you will board our private bus for the trip into the highlands.

 

You'll search for giant tortoises in the wild and they can often be seen on a local farm, where wild tortoises roam freely.  During your visit, you will also likely see resident Darwin’s finches that often pose for photos among the tortoises.

 

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After spotting the giant tortoises, you will head down to the coastal town of Puerto Ayora for lunch and a complimentary wetsuit fitting

 

After lunch, you will visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.  Here you will learn about conservation issues as well as the tortoise hatching and rearing program.  You will also learn about the different species of tortoises in Galapagos and have a chance to see the renowned Lonesome George exhibit. 

DAYS 3 - 8
CRUISING GALAPAGOS

Snorkel & Kayak

Each day aboard the yacht will bring new sights, sounds and experiences.

 

You will encounter many different animals and a variety of landscapes, and hopefully learn something new every day.  

 

Life on the boat will follow a distinct rhythm.   

 

In general, departure times are casual and activities are modified depending on the conditions of the day. 

We start each day around 7:00am with breakfast, followed by a morning shore landing. A mid-morning return to the ship to refresh and eat, then out again to snorkel or kayak.

 

A sumptuous lunch on Integrity, we'll siesta and reposition the ship for an afternoon landing. 

Back on board in the early evening for happy hour, dinner and time to relax and share the day's adventures with our shipmates.

A new adventure awaits you tomorrow.

Day 9
DISEMBARK INTEGRITY AND RETURN TO QUITO or Guayaquil

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This morning the yacht will anchor in Baltra harbor.  From here you and your baggage will be transferred to the Baltra Airport where you will be checked-in for the return flight to Quito or Guayaquil.

 

In Quito or Guayaquil, you have an awaiting guestroom to provide an opportunity to refresh, relax and enjoy a leisurely dinner.  You will then transfer back to the airport to check in for your late-night departure. 

Hotel: Quito Airport or Oro Verde Guayaquil

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Questions?

 

Great! We love talking about the Galapagos Islands, INCA, the Integrity  and our fun adventures there. Please click here to see the details of this adventure or email us: info@WalkingConnection.com or call us at +1 (623) 561.0846 to speak with a team member. Either way, we are at your service, so please don't hesitate to reach out!

WHAT'S INCLUDED? 

  • All airport transfers

  • 1-night hotel with transfers on arrival in Guayaquil or Quito

  • 8-day / 7-night cruise

  • Dayroom in Guayaquil or Quito between flight connections on return

  • All meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 9

  • Complimentary soft-drinks, coffee, tea, juice and draft beer while aboard yacht

  • 2 glasses of house wine each night with dinner while aboard the yacht

  • Complimentary laundry service available on board the yacht

  • Complimentary and unlimited use of internet

  • Complimentary use of wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkels

  • Complimentary use of eight 2-person sea-kayaks, where permitted by the National Park

  • Expert naturalist guide on board that will escort group on all activities.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International & domestic airfare

  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently $100 per adult, $50 per child under 12)

  • Galapagos Transit Control Tax (currently $20)

  • Additional wine and other spirits are available for purchase aboard ($10-$15 per glass)

  • Gratuities for naturalist guides and yacht crew.

  • Travel insurance. We recommend Generali Global Assistance (Formally CSA Travel Protection) 

FINE PRINT

CLICK HERE for a printable [PDF] of the details, itinerary, and inclusions for our 2021 and 2022 Galapagos Adventures.

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This Exclusive Walking Connection - Geographic Adventure is carefully crafted by company co-founder and president, Jo Ann Taylor. She is a member of Pure Life Experiences and along with the staff of INCA offer this special adventure cruise to one of the most amazing places on Earth. 

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