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9-night Galapagos Islands All-Inclusive Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Galapagos
Destination:
Quito/Guayaquil
Departure Date:
6/8/2017
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1222751
from
$8950


Meet the newest addition to Silversea's fleet of ultra-luxury ships: the 100-guest Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, she is naturally suited for in-depth explorations of this spectacular region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that has made Silversea the preferred choice for today's discerning travelers.

Silversea Expeditions in the Galapagos offers adventurous travelers the life-enriching chance to discover a wild, pristine paradise that has long been regarded as a natural laboratory of evolution. Enjoy up-close encounters with an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sun-basking land iguanas, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, colorful amrine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and Darwin's famous finches.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Quito
6/8/2017
6/8/2017

Quito is a fantastic place to visit and the best place to start your Latin American journey. Quito is also the entertainment center in Ecuador with new bars and discos opening every week and also the best place to shop, either at the small souvenir shops or at big malls. Quito has many interesting cultural sites, historical sites, museums, private galleries, churches, exhibition centers, and theaters.

Land Tour: Quito
6/9/2017
6/9/2017

Quito is a fantastic place to visit and the best place to start your Latin American journey. Quito is also the entertainment center in Ecuador with new bars and discos opening every week and also the best place to shop, either at the small souvenir shops or at big malls. Quito has many interesting cultural sites, historical sites, museums, private galleries, churches, exhibition centers, and theaters.

Land Tour: Transfer to Ship
6/10/2017
6/10/2017

Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!

Isla Baltra
6/10/2017
6/10/2017

Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you.
To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

Isla Bartolome
6/11/2017
6/11/2017

This small, barren island offers guests the opportunity to observe firsthand its volcanic formations and moon-like landscape.

Playa Espumilla
6/11/2017
6/11/2017

No information currently available.

Punta Vicente Roca
6/12/2017
6/12/2017

Located at the ‘mouth’ of the head of the sea horse, which forms the northern part of the Galapagos islands, is Punta Vicente Roca, Here the remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay well protected from the ocean swells.


The spot is a popular anchorage from which to take panga rides along the cliff that are the remains of the volcano or explore a partially sunken cave at the water’s edge. Masked and blue-footed boobies sit perched along the point and the sheer cliffs, while flightless cormorants inhabit the shoreline.


The upwelling of coldwater currents in this part of the Galapagos, give rise to an abundance of marine life which, in combination with the protection of the coves, make Punta Vicente Roca one of the archipelago’s sough after dive spots.


One cove is only accessible from the sea by way of an underwater passage. The passage opens to calm waters of the hidden cove where sea lions like to laze on the beach having traveled along the underwater route. The entire area of Punta Vicente Roca lies on the flank of 2,600 foot Volcano Ecuador.This is the Galapagos island’s sixth largest volcano. Half of Volcano Ecuador slid into the ocean leaving a spectacular cutaway view of the volcanic caldera.



Punta Espinoza
6/12/2017
6/12/2017

Punta Espinoza is the visitor site on Isla Ferdinandina and is situated at the northeast coast of the island. The biggest colony of marine iguanas is situated here. Hundreds of them sunbathe on the rocks. Besides the iguanas, the island is home to flightless cormorants, Galápagos penguins and sea lions. Mangroves and cacti dominate the vegetation. There are also extraordinary lava formations.

Isla Isabela (Caleta Tagus)
6/13/2017
6/13/2017

On the island of Isabela is Caleta Tagus, a trail that surrounds a salt-lake crater. This beautiful region is also known as the "land of marine iguanas."

Elizabeth Bay
6/13/2017
6/13/2017

This side of Isla Isabella is a paradise for sea turtles. Endemic Flightless Cormorants and the marvelous Galapagos Penguins are in their prime habitat here. Nowhere else in the world do they find themselves more at home.

Post Office, Galapagos
6/14/2017
6/14/2017

The Post Office Box on Post Office Bay was used in old days by whalers and others to stay in touch with their loved ones at home. Leaving the letters behind in the wooden barrel, other sailors returning home took it with them. Today tourists take the tradition over and leave post cards behind to be picked up later by others. A large lava tube is located behind the barrel. Visitors can enter the lava tunnels by stairs. The coastal vegetation is a dry tropical forest with low growing trees and shrubs. Frigate birds become frenzied when fisherman or cooks clean fish and throw away the scraps. Watch them playfully throw up the pieces and have aerial acrobatic frigates snatch them from the air. When free meals are not available frigates harass other sea birds in the air to drop their catch. Rays are seen around boats floating close to the water surface. The beautiful sunsets on the equator are fast and should not be missed.

Cormorant Point
6/14/2017
6/14/2017

Named not after the bird but a US ship, there is a wet landing onto a, literally, green beach - so coloured because it is made from olivine crystals (volcanic silicates of magnesium and iron). Pencil sea urchins may be found on the beach.

A short walk inland and the trail comes to a brackish lagoon. This is home to one of the biggest populations of flamingos in the archipelago, these pink residents spend about 7 hours a day or more eating, and so take some binoculars to watch the ballet of necks as they gracefully move back and fourth, scouring the floor of the lagoon for little shrimp. Take your binoculars to enjoy the show up close. Also present are pintail ducks and stilts. The trail crosses a narrow neck of land and comes to a white beach on the eastern side of the island. Ghost crabs inhabit the beach, and rays and turtles can be seen in the sea.

Sea turtles nest at Punta Cormorant (December to May) on the white sand beach, just a short walk away from the olive coloured beach where you land.

Galapaguero Cerro Colorado
6/15/2017
6/15/2017

No information currently available.

Cerro Brujo
6/15/2017
6/15/2017

Cerro Brujo, or “Wizard Hill”, is located on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands. Home to the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos, Cerro Brujo is provides a perfect environment to bird watch. Among the birds to be seen on the island are yellow warblers, ground finch, oyster catchers, lava herons and the diving blue footed boobies. Wandering along the beach, be careful not to accidentally step on a sea lion – they’re all over the island. The lagoons are perfect to take a quick dip or a snorkel and explore the undersea of the Galapagos. Kicker Rock is viewable from the shoreline, a picturesque tall rock formation split down the middle that is rife with seabirds.

Los Gemelos
6/16/2017
6/16/2017

The Los Gemelos Twins are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz Island - whcih is the fourth largest island in the archipielago and has several great visitor sites.

Galapagos Islands
6/16/2017
6/16/2017

The Galápagos Archipelago is a unique world heritage. Situated on the equator 600 miles off the coast of South America, this remote volcanic archipelago remains much as it was millions of years ago. Over the centuries, animal and plant life from the Americas reached the islands and gradually evolved into new forms. Many of its species are found nowhere else on earth. Since Darwin's famous voyage, its marine and terrestrial ecosystems have provided a wealth of information and source of inspiration for people through the world. The "Enchanted Islands" continue to play an important role in our understanding of life on earth. The Galapagos experience offers world travelers a way to step back in time, to visit an isolated, relatively untouched place on earth.

Isla Baltra
6/17/2017
6/17/2017

Today Baltra is the most important airport of Galápagos and a small navy base for Ecuador. Baltra has suffered most from human settling and does not have any visitor sites. Many cruises start from the its harbour and already there pelicans and noddies will welcome you.
To the north lies Mosquera, a small sandy bank with a large colony of sea lions. Go swimming and snorkeling on the beach.

Land Tour: Guayaquil
Suggested Private Excursion
6/17/2017
6/17/2017

This tropical city of over two million people spreads out along the banks of chocolate-colored Guayas River, about 12 miles from Gulf of Guayaquil. The river, navigable for the largest of ocean vessels, makes this one of the Pacific's most important and best-protected ports. Visitors find the city itself is primarily valued as a gateway for the Galapagos Island and the rest of the country. Ecuador's scenic capital Quito can be reached via a 45-minute flight from Guayaquil. Lush green hillsides, snow-capped volcano cones and brilliant sunshine combine to make the city a charming surprise. Guayaquil offers a rich and interesting history. The meeting of Bolivar and San Martin is commemorated with the colonnaded La Rotunda facing the river. Other attractions include Colon Park where the city was founded, the Santo Domingo Church and the cemetery, often called the White City. With its elaborate tombs and monuments, this is one of South America's most striking burial grounds.

Suggested Private Excursions

Guayaquil Scenic Tour plus lunch - Half Day Tour

Guayaquil Scenic Tour and Historical Park - Half Day Tour

Guayaquil - Scenic Tour - 3 hours

Guayaquil - Historical Park (3 hours)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Suite Cruise Only Price  
ES - Explorer Suite $8950
TS - Terrace Suite $10750
VR - Veranda Suite $10950
DX - Deluxe Veranda Suite $11550
SL - Silver Suite $13650

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
6/8/2017
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • All Oceanview Suites
  • All Accommodations with Butler Service
  • Complimentary Beverages In-Suite and Throughout the Ship
  • Open Seating Dining Options
  • In-Suite Dining & Room Service
  • Gratuities
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Ship*
  • All Zodiac, Land & Sea Tours & Activities
  • Complimentary Expedition Gear

As of January 2016, every guest will receive at least one free hour of Wi-Fi per day, with select suites receiving unlimited Wi-Fi.

Available Addons:

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

Remarks:
All Package Fares shown are per guest, based on double-occupancy. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. All fares, savings, offers, itineraries and programs are subject to change without notice. Voyage highlights, excursions and Enrichment Programs shown are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Not combinable with any other promotional offer.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1222751

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