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Darwin's Galapagos - Aboard Celebrity Xpedition

South America
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAOXDG

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 6

Track Darwin's footsteps on this unforgettable journey through the inspirational Galápagos Islands. A nature-lover's dream, penguins, tortoise and sea lions are the star attractions, alongside dramatic peaks, white sands and crystal-clear seas.

Track Darwin's footsteps on this unforgettable journey through the inspirational Galápagos Islands. A nature-lover's dream, penguins, tortoise and sea lions are the star attractions, alongside dramatic peaks, white sands and crystal-clear seas.

PRICE FROM ? £6122 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Iberia and internal flights
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel plus 1 night in flight
  • 7 nights on board Celebrity Xpedition® on a full-board basis
  • 24 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners

PLUS...

  • Local Guide in Quito, Local Guide and naturalists on all shore excursions
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Most leisure facilities on board

Please note: The Galapagos National Park Entrance fee of approximately $100 is not included in the cost of your holiday payable upon arrival in the Galapagos.

  • Tour of captivating Quito, Ecuador's capital
  • Isla Baltra, the first stop on your exploration of the Galápagos Islands
  • Visit Isla Española
  • Visit Punta Suarez, home to the Red Marine iguana - unique to this island
  • The former penal colony of Isla Floreana
  • Discover Isla Isabela, home to a huge range of indigenous wildlife
  • See the active shield volcano island of Isla Fernandina
  • Isla Santa Cruz, home to the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Cruise aboard a Zodiac – a buoyant rubber boat with an inflatable hull
  • Try snorkelling and get up close to a host of fascinating sea creatures

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Quito
  • ​Today you'll fly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, for a two-night stay.​
  • DAY 2 Quito
  • ​Today you'll join your Local Guide on an included city tour, where you will have the opportunity to stand on the Equator.​
  • DAY 3 Baltra, Galápagos
  • ​Fly to Isla Baltra in the Galápagos, where you will join Celebrity Xpedition®. During your cruise you will be able to step aboard a Zodiac – an exceptionally buoyant rubber boat. You'll also have the chance to snorkel amongst the fascinating sea creatures living in the crystal-clear waters.​
  • DAY 4 Gardner Bay, Española
  • ​Celebrity Xpedition® continues its journey around the islands made famous by Charles Darwin, stopping today at Gardner Bay on Isla Española, then on to Punta Suarez, where there is an incredible concentration of wildlife.​
  • DAY 5 Cormorant Point, Isla Floreana
  • ​Spend the day cruising around this former penal colony. Visit Bahia's Post Office Bay, where you'll see the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in.​
  • DAY 6 Punta Moreno, Isabela
  • ​Punta Moreno is dominated by jet-black pahoehoe lava that extends as far as the eye can see. At Urvina Bay you can see large land iguanas, and there's the possibility of spotting giant turtles, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas.​
  • DAY 7 Punta Vicente Roca, (Isabela), Galápagos
  • ​The remains of an ancient volcano, dramatic cliffs and blue waters give Punta Vicente a spectacular setting.​
  • DAY 8 South Plaza, Santa Cruz
  • ​Your cruise continues to South Plaza, a small volcanic island, which is home to many species of seabird. This afternoon you will arrive at Isla Santa Cruz and visit Dragon Hill, a nesting site for land iguanas.​
  • DAY 9 Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
  • In Puerto Ayora on Isla Santa Cruz, you can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is dedicated to the conservation of the islands' unique ecosystem. This evening enjoy a farewell cocktail party and barbecue hosted by the ship's Captain.​
  • DAY 10 Baltra, Galápagos
  • ​Fly to Quito, for an overnight stay.​
  • DAYS 11 & 12 Quito/UK
  • You'll fly back to the UK on day 11, arriving on day 12.​
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Accommodation

    • JW Marriott Hotel Quito
    • The 4-star Marriott Quito Hotel is situated in Quito, the gateway to the Galapagos Islands.

      Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe and a hairdryer.
    • Celebrity Xpedition
    • Celebrity Xpedition provides the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the fantastic Galapagos islands. Facilities include, a library, hot tub, Blue Finch Bar. Be sure to visit the Panaroma Deck for spectacular views!
    • JW Marriott Hotel Quito
    • The 4-star Marriott Quito Hotel is situated in Quito, the gateway to the Galapagos Islands.

      Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, gym and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe and a hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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