Galapagos & Mainland Equador – Wild Earth Hosted

Galapagos & Mainland Equador – Wild Earth Hosted

From USD $6,699


Join Wild Earth Travel on an adventure to Ecuador and then to the Galapagos Islands where our voyage begins with an introduction tothe beautiful beaches of the archipelago over atLas Bachas. The following day, we’ll travel downto San Cristobal Island, where you’ll get a propersense of the island life and visit a giant-tortoisebreeding center. Next, magnificent Española Island awaits todazzle your senses with the largest bird inGalápagos along with its epic coastlines andgeography. Floreana is up next, providing insightinto the intriguing human history of theGalápagos. After that, we’ll visit Isabela and FernandinaIslands and get a chance to admire its geologyas well as flightless cormorants and penguins. Santa Cruz and North Seymour round out thisitinerary with tours of the lush highlands andspectacular wildlife.
MEET YOUR HOST: ELLEN BATCHELOR – Wild Earth Travel Reservation Expert & Tour Host
Ellen has worked in the travel industry for more than 15 years where she has had a range of roles including her current role as Reservation Expert at Wild Earth Travel. She is also an experienced tour host and fresh from a tour of Scotland, the British Isles and Faroe Islands. While Ellen has travelled extensively, her heart holds a special place for the Galápagos. It was on her very first trip here with Wild Earth Travel that she fell in love with it. ‘The Galápagos was everything you see in the documentaries and more!’ she enthuses. ‘I’ve been itching to go back ever since. It’s the one spot on Earth where you can truly get up close and personal with the wildlife, feeling like you’re part of their world because they’re not afraid of humans. Swimming with the sea lions was pure magic — they’re incredibly playful and curious.'” “On this trip, I can’t wait to experience the contrast and diversity of the various islands — it’s bound to be an incredible adventure!”

Trip Name
Galapagos & Mainland Equador - Wild Earth Hosted
Vessel Type: Yacht Length: 55.9 meters Passenger Capacity: 40 guests Built: 1979 / 2000 / 2014 / 2018 Yacht Isabela II offers the perfect, intimate space for exploring Darwin’s islands in comfort. Traditionalists will enjoy feeling at home with a crew that has remained almost unchanged for years, leading to seamless attention to detail that will make your stay extra special. With just 20 guest cabins, the yacht’s convivial atmosphere leads to a close-up experience of this unique world. On board, guests find delicious cuisine, faultless service and excellent facilities, including a Hut Tub, fitness room, bar and outside deck for al fresco meals, drinks, and sunbathing. Your groups can expect top facilities and equipment, delicious meals, and safe and stimulating expert-planned expeditions on the islands. Scout the island sites for Big 15 wildlife in groups that average no more than 11-14 guests per naturalist guide which surpass the National Park standard, which permits up to 16 guests per guide. Explore the coast with your guides on our pangas, glass-bottom boat or kayaks, or get wet and snorkel. In 2018 Isabela II has undergone a 360-degree renovation. Our social areas have had some major changes. In our guest hallways, windows have been replaced and an aesthetic makeover will have our guests making their way about in a warm and modern atmosphere. Our library, which has also been beautified, has been enriched with new literature on natural history. Cabins have received an extreme makeover to provide greater comfort for our guests. In addition, we have listened to our explorers and acquired new expedition gadgets to make their trip a more enriching adventure. Ship’s features and services: * Bar – Lounge * Boutique/Gift Shop * Reading Room & Natural History Library * Hot Tub * Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications * PA System * Air conditioned throughout * Safety boxes * Hair dryers * Multimedia natural history lectures * Stargazing Programme * Glass bottom boat * Sea Kayaks * Snorkelling Equipment & wet suits * Digital camera and underwater housing for expedition documenting


Day 1 - Day 1- Arrive in to Quito - Overnight
Transfer from your international flight to the hotel Casa Gangotena where you will be met by your Wild Earth Travel host.Dinner at your own expense. 
Day 2 - Day 2 - Quito - Overnight
Explore this vibrant city with a local guide on a City Tour that includes a visit to the Middle of the World, which celebrates Ecuador’s positioning on the equatorial line. Enjoy another night at the Casa Gangotena.Breakfast incldued, lunch & dinner at your own expense
Day 3 - Day 3 - Fly to Baltra, Galapagos Islands
We transfer to the airport early this morning, then fly to the Galápagos Islands where we land at Baltra Island and transfer to the nearby dock to board our yacht, Isabela II. We will receive an introductory briefing and lunch before heading to Las Bachas (on Santa Cruz Island) where a white beach with brackish lagoons, that are the feeding grounds of various birds, await. Back on the ship, we will have a briefing on the expedition plan for tomorrow before dinner.
Day 4 - Day 4 - Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal
Today we visit Punta Pitt, the only site on the Galapagos where the three species of boobies can be foundm the two species.
Day 5 - Day 5 - Gardner Bay, Espanola Island
At Gardner Bay, we can go on a walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, and finches. Kayaking, snorkelling, or glass-bottom boat rides are also offered. Following lunch aboard, we go on an exciting trail across lava/boulder terrain at Punta Suarez where we can observe beautiful waved albatrosses, boobies, and swallow-tail gulls.
Day 6 - Day 6 - Floreana Island
We disembark and walk to a brackish lagoon at Cormorant Point where American flamingos can be observed. At Champion Islet, we can snorkel or glassbottom boat ride. After lunch, we land at Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has served as a post office.
Day 7 - Day 7 - Isabela Island & Fernandina Island
In the morning, we search the mangroves for sea turtles at Punta Moreno on Isabela Island. Later, we enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride or deep-water snorkel. In the afternoon on Punta Mangle, Fernandina Island, we explore the coastline, home to Galápagos penguins and flightless cormorants.
Day 8 - Day 8 - Santa Cruz Island & North Seymour Island
A panga ride takes us to Eden Islet, where we can observe blue-footed boobies, and reef sharks. In the afternoon, we walk between numerous nesting frigatebirds on North Seymour Island. Later, we attend an evening briefing, farewell cocktail, and dinner.
Day 9 - Day 9 - Baltra Island
Our journey of the Galápagos ends at Baltra Island where we transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland. We stay overnight at the Hilton in Guayaquil, a bustling port town with a rich cultural heritage and energetic atmosphere.
Day 10 - Day 10 - Guayaquil
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Contact us if you are interested in extending your stay with a post-cruise land option.
Day 11 - Please note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
03-09-202412-09-2024USD $6,699Standard Cabin Sole Use
03-09-202412-09-2024USD $6,999Classic Cabin
03-09-202412-09-2024USD $10,850Classic Double For Sole Use


    • Wildlife Encounters: Wildlife you’ll likely encounter on this expedition includes Galápagos Albatross, Blue-footed Booby, Nazca Booby, Flightless Cormorants, American Flamingos, Great & Magnificent Frigatebirds, Galápagos Fur Seals, Galápagos Hawks, Galápagos Land Iguana, Marine Iguana, Red-footed Boobies, Galápagos Penguins, Galápagos Sea Lion and Galápagos Giant Tortoise
    • Historical Exploration: Learn about the whalers and sailors, who used to frequent the Galápagos, offering insight into the region's human history and connections
    • Variety of Activities: Enjoy guided walks, kayaking, snorkelling, and glass bottom boat rides