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On this once-in-a-lifetime holiday, you'll cruise the paradise islands of the Galápagos in the comfort and 5* luxury of the magnificent Celebrity Flora℠, exploring these beautiful islands and enjoying unforgettable wildlife encounters in the land of evolution.
And having come this far, we've also included a 2-night stay in Quito in the package, giving you time to explore this exquisite Ecuadorian capital.
DAY 1 – Quito
DAY 2 – Baltra & Daphne Island
DAY 3 – Gardner Bay & Suarez Point
DAY 4 – Cormorant Point & Bahia Post Office
DAY 5 – Moreno Point & Urvina Bay
DAY 6 – Espinoza Point & Vicente Roca Point
DAY 7 – South Plaza & Dragon Hill
DAY 8 – Puerto Ayora
DAY 9 – Baltra
DAY 10 – Quito
- Price based on a 7-night luxury all inclusive cruise in the Galapagos, 2-night BB hotel stay in Quito, and includes all flights and transfers.
- Gourmet dining with locally sourced ingredients and menus curated by a Michelin star chef
- All soft and alcoholic drinks whilst on board
- Twice-daily guided shore landings & excursions
- Use of snorkelling and hiking equipment
- WIFI access, premium room amenities, and complimentary room service on request
- Galápagos National Park entrance fee and Tourist Card fee
- Tips & gratuities
You will fly to Quito airport where you will be taken on a shared transfer (with guide) to your hotel – Mama Cuchara – and stay for one night with breakfast included. After doing the check-in and settling in your room, you can start exploring Quito on a fantastic half-day city tour.
During the Second World War, Baltra was a U.S. military base, protecting the Panama Canal from attack. Today, Baltra is home to the region’s airport and where your journey will begin.
At 14.30 you’ll set sail for Daphne Island. The island’s sheer cliffs are home to sea lions, pelicans and the remarkable blue-footed boobie. You can also observe enormous shoals of fish from one of Celebrity Flora’s Zodiac boats.
The vessel will depart from Daphne Island at approximately 18.00. That evening you can enjoy your first delicious meal in one of the ship’s restaurants or retire to your suite for some room service.
Your first full day exploring will begin at Gardner Bay, one of the longest beaches in the Galápagos. This white sandy shore is home to a huge colony of sea lions and other fascinating wildlife including the bright red Sally Lightfoot crab.
At midday Celebrity Flora will set sail for Suarez Point. Offering some of the archipelago’s most dramatic landscape, our guides will lead a hike up Suarez Point’s steep southern cliffs towards a blowhole where water cascades 50 feet into the air.
Early next morning Celebrity Flora will land at Cormorant Point. This tiny town was the Galápagos’s first capital where Charles Darwin met the islands’ governor. Today, you can spot flamingos and stilts in the rocky lagoon.
Next, we’ll move onto another of the Galápagos’s important historical sites, Bahia Post Office. It was on this rugged shore that whalers and explorers used to leave their mail for outbound ships – and you can continue the tradition and send a letter of your own.
Located on the northern coast of Isla Isabela, Moreno Point is home to some of the Galápagos’s most remarkable wildlife. With enormous marine iguanas roaming the shores, you’re likely to feel like you’ve been transported back to the Jurassic period.
Later, we continue the prehistoric theme and land at Urvina Bay. Here, you can spot land iguanas and even the famed giant tortoise. Urvina Bay is also great for snorkelling, so take the opportunity to borrow some of Celebrity Flora’s equipment and discover some spectacular marine life.
Espinoza Point is undoubtedly the highlight of Fernandina Island. With abundant wildlife, including the adorable Galápagos penguin, this morning gives you the chance to encounter several endemic species.
After lunch, Celebrity Flora will head back towards Isla Isabela. Docking at Vicente Roca Point, you’ll have the chance to disembark and snorkel in the beautiful bay, where you can find seahorses, rays and puffer fish.
On day six Celebrity Flora stops at South Plaza, a tiny island off of Santa Cruz. This rocky outcrop is home to one of the Galápagos’s largest sea lion colonies, where you might even get the chance to see some sea lion pups.
After a delicious lunch aboard the ship, we’ll dock at Dragon Hill, so-called because of its large land iguana population. The site offers some incredible views of the rugged landscape and the opportunity to spot flamingos alongside the giant lizards.
On the final day of your adventure, you’ll have the chance to encounter what is arguably the Galápagos’s best-loved animal: the giant tortoise. At the Puerto Ayora nature reserve, you can explore the lush highlands and meet these remarkable creatures.
Later, you can stroll through the picturesque streets of Puerto Ayora and enjoy a snack or some retail therapy. After disembarking at 19.00, it’s time to enjoy your final evening aboard Celebrity Flora with dinner, cocktails or stargazing on the top deck.
On the eighth day your trip will come to a close as the ship returns to Baltra. With scores of incredible encounters and some amazing memories.
You’ll fly back to the Ecuadorian mainland and stay one night at the Mama Cuchara Hotel before returning home or continue your adventure.
Just launched in summer 2019, Celebrity Flora marks an evolutionary turning point in the approach to ship design, by allowing the destination and its environment to inspire and influence every decision made.
With full room automation, premium linens, personal suite attendants, locally sourced bath products and even integrated drinking water filtration systems in every suite, you'll find yourself in the most luxurious accommodations in the Galápagos on this eco-friendly, luxury all-suite mega yacht.
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