Santa Cruz II
Eastern Galapagos
Islands Itinerary


7 Days
Friday to Thursday

Giant Tortoise

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Galapagos Iconic Species


Our Eastern Galapagos Cruise Itinerary begins with a tour of beautiful Mosquera Islet, where we’ll get the chance to check out sea lions. The following day we’ll enjoy San Cristobal Island, home to a giant-tortoise breeding center and Punta Pitt, where we can spot red-footed boobies. From here, it’s on to the central islands, starting with Santa Fe and its beautifully tranquil bay, before heading off to the stunning cliffs of South Plaza with its abundance of land iguanas and stunning marine birds.

The final days of this tour will see us visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz followed by spectacular Española Island — often voted as the #1 island by Guides, Guests, and Expedition Leaders — with its majestic waved albatrosses and mesmerizing coastlines. Eden Islet and North Seymour Island round out this Galapagos itinerary with their perfect share of wildlife and scenery.


This Galapagos itinerary has been designed to guarantee the best wildlife-viewing opportunities at several of the most gorgeous landscapes in the archipelago.


Santa Cruz Cruise Eastern Itinerary
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  • Galapagos Albatrosses
  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Red-footed Boobies
  • American Flamingos
  • Great & Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Galapagos Fur Seals
  • Galapagos Hawks
  • Land Iguanas
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Santa Fe Land Iguanas
  • Galapagos Penguins
  • Galapagos Sea Lions
  • Galapagos Giant Tortoise
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Fit for every type of traveler, our comfortable and impeccably clean cabins all come with large picture-windows that illuminate their interior, allowing guests to take in the views while providing an elegant and private relaxation space after a day of active exploring. A total of 50 cabins for 90 guests, 36 of which can be interconnected, offer flexibility for larger groups of guests and families.
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Visited on day one.

Sink your toes into the gorgeous white-sand beach of this modest islet that opens your eyes to the splendor and magic of the Galapagos. Enjoy a walk alongside sea lions while getting acquainted with the archipelago’s delicate marine and terrestrial ecosystems before taking your first dip in its soothing waters!


Visited on day two.

Revel in the stunning vistas available at remote Punta Pitt, located on the island’s farside. Numerous aquatic activities are available here. Later in the day, you’ll also get to briefly enjoy the laidback island life in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno before visiting a giant-tortoise breeding center.


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Terms and Conditions

Itinerario de 5 días / 4 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (4214 USD + impuestos por persona)
Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
No reembolsable. Aplica únicamente para residentes ecuatorianos en nuevas reservas directas realizadas, hasta el 30 de junio del 2022, con un ejecutivo de ventas del hotel. Válido para estadías hasta el 31 de agosto de 2022. No puede ser combinada con otros descuentos, promociones u ofertas. El descuento no aplica para otros servicios. El precio no incluye recargo de combustible de $20 por noche de crucero.

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