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Galapagos Northern Loop 7 Night Cruise on Celebrity Xpedition

Discover and immerse yourself in the breath-taking wonders of the Galapagos Islands on a Celebrity Xpedition® cruise. Witness the awe-inspiring majesty of Galapagos hawks soaring high in the sky, graceful land iguanas basking in the sun, playful sea lions frolicking in the crystal-clear waters, and gentle sea turtles gracefully navigating through the saltbush landscapes. With our curated itinerary and knowledgeable guides, you will experience the Galapagos like never before.
SHIP: Celebrity Xpedition®

Galapagos Northern Loop 7 Night Cruise on Celebrity Xpedition

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(compared to $11,374 CAD)
DEPARTURE DATE: December 7, 2024
Countries Visited: Ecuador
Departure Port:Baltra Island, Galapagos

OVERVIEW

Awe-Inspiring Destinations

Nothing opens your world—and your imagination—like the Galapagos Islands. Sealed off for millions of years, this pristine archipelago is home to foliage and wildlife found nowhere else. Our all-inclusive Galapagos packages offer you the chance to explore these unspoiled islands to the fullest, and it doesn’t end there.

While the Galapagos Islands are Ecuador's most famous destination, its capital, Quito, is a remarkable place unto itself. At 9,350 feet, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers one of the largest, least-altered, best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Start your adventure with a pre-cruise tour of Ecuador's mountaintop capital of Quito, then head for your incredible 7-Night Galapagos cruise. Post-cruise, spend 1 or 2 additional nights in Quito.

Make your Galapagos experience even more unforgettable with a fully guided, once-in-a-lifetime journey to Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu, a lost Inca city nestled stunningly in the Andes. Discover two of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations on one incredible vacation—and leave virtually every detail to us. Start with a pre-cruise tour of Ecuador’s mountaintop capital of Quito, then head for your incredible 7 night Galapagos cruise. Post-cruise, travel to the Peruvian capital of Lima, then venture deep into the Andes Mountains to visit Cuzco, the stunning Sacred Valley, and one of the most mysterious and inspiring places on earth, famous Machu Picchu. Shrouded in mystery, this Lost City of the Incas will awe you with its beauty and its secrets.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
December 7, 2024from $9,158 CAD - (compared to $11,374 CAD)Per Person

What's Included

  • 7 night Galapagos cruise in Premium ocean view stateroom (only 48 passengers )
  • Included onboard dining
  • Room service, in-suite dining
  • Nightly lectures by certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park (who are on board the entire sailing)
  • Live entertainment
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Dec 7Quito/Baltra Island
1Sat Dec 7Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz
2Sun Dec 8Rabida Island
2Sun Dec 8Egas Port, Santiago Island
3Mon Dec 9Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
3Mon Dec 9Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island
4Tue Dec 10Urvina Bay, Isabela Island
4Tue Dec 10Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island
5Wed Dec 11Bartolome Island
5Wed Dec 11Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island
5Wed Dec 11Daphne Major - Cruising
6Thu Dec 12El Barranco (Genovesa Island)
6Thu Dec 12Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
7Fri Dec 13Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
8Sat Dec 14Baltra disembarkation

Day 1 – Quito/Baltra Island

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region’s main airport and where you will meet the ship. From the airport, it is just a short bus and zodiac ride to the ship for embarkation.

Day 1 – Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz

A zodiac ride into Black Turtle Cove, one of the most beautiful sites in the Galapagos, takes you through a complex maze of tranquil saltwater inlets surrounded by mangroves. Once inside the cove, quietly explore the area looking for sea turtles, several species of rays, and sharks. It is also a nesting site for brown pelicans, egrets, and herons. Excursion options: zodiac.

Day 2 – Rabida Island

A small island south of Santiago, Rabida is best known for its red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions, finches, mockingbirds, Galapagos Hawks, and some seabirds. With good conditions, the snorkeling can be excellent. Excursion options: zodiac, walk, swim, kayak and snorkel.

Day 2 – Egas Port, Santiago

With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools, and blue-water grottos, this stop offers a wonderful taste of the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shore birds, Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals. Sea lions, colorful tropical fish, and sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling (conditions permitting). Excursion options: walk, swimming, snorkel.

Day 3 – Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes, and a saltwater lagoon. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found. Excursion options: Zodiac, walk, snorkeling and kayak.

Day 3 – Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and, as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense deluges of black naked lava.” Along with its extraordinary black lava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lions and a nesting site for flightless cormorants. Excursion options: Walk, snorkel, hike.

Day 4 – Urvina Bay, Isabela Island

Composed of five merged volcanoes, this is the largest island in the Galapagos and the most recently active, the latest eruption having occurred at Wolf Volcano in 2015. Here you will see large land iguanas, finches, and if lucky, a giant tortoise or two. In 1954, magma from one of the island’s volcanoes caused part of the bay to be uplifted some 6 meters, allowing you to walk through the remains of what was once a thriving underwater reef. Excursion options: Walk, hike, snorkel, swim.

Day 4 – Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island

The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as you search for sea turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sunfish. Excursion options: zodiac, deep water snorkel.

Day 5- Bartolomé Island

Bartolomé Island offers one of the region’s most photographed views, and is a spectacular geological setting. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop. It is also home to the endemic Galapagos penguin and provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling. Excursion options: hike up some 368 stairs “To the Top” of the volcano, a zodiac ride, and an optional beach swim or snorkel.

Day 5 – Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island

Las Bachas Beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Its soft, white sand is derived from remains of coral, shells, algae, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small brackish lagoon, where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. Excursion options: walk, swim, and snorkel.

Day 5 – Daphne Island

Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropic birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

Day 6 – El Barranco, Genovesa

El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, is a steep stairway that leads up through a seabird colony full of Nazca and Red-footed Boobies. Once at the plateau, the trail continues inland and passes more nesting booby colonies in the thin Palo Santo forest. Keep an eye out for Galapagos doves, mockingbirds, storm petrels, and a short-eared lava owl if you are lucky. Excursion options: Hike, zodiac, deep water snorkel.

Day 6 – Darwin Bay, Genovesa

Darwin Bay’s soft white sand is only the beginning of a spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red-footed boobies nest. Other local wildlife includes sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds and more. Snorkeling is a must here, as the nutrient-rich water attracts all types of marine life including sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and the occasional manta ray. Excursion options: Walk, swim, snorkel and kayak.

Day 7 – Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

The main population center of the islands, Puerto Ayora is home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will have the opportunity to take a bus ride to the highlands to observe giant tortoises in the wild and walk through a lava tunnel. Optional time for shopping will be available. Excursion options: Tortoise-breeding Center/Charles Darwin Center, Highlands.

Day 8 – Baltra disembarkation / Airport transfer for flight home

Baltra is home to the region’s main airport, and where you will fly out after a zodiac and bus ride to the airport.

AN AWARD-WINNING DREAM CHASER

Set foot aboard our state-of-the-art Celebrity Xpedition® and be prepared for an experience like no other. This spacious 48-passenger vessel is the ship that first put us on the map in the Galápagos. Recent upgrades to this game-changing vessel added even more luxury, without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity. You’ll enjoy individualized indulgences, including room service, in-suite dining, complimentary plush bathrobes, a fitness room, nightly lectures by certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park (who are on board the entire sailing), live music, and more. These are just some of the unique refinements and highly customized touches that make Celebrity Xpedition one of the most awarded ships in the Galápagos Islands.

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