Galapagos - Camila – 5 day Cruise

  • days: 5
  • from: $7,295

Description

DeluxeTour

Explore the Galapagos in style on board this luxury motorised Trimaran

The best way to see the Galapagos Islands is on board a luxury cruise. Travel in comfort to the different islands, where you can experience up-close encounters with blue-footed boobies, iguanas, giant tortoises, whales and more.

The newest ship in the Galapagos, the Camila is an elegant motorised trimaran featuring spacious cabins, a comfortable lounge, a jacuzzi and a private balcony. The Camila offers Galapagos Islands cruising in luxurious comfort and style.

Itinerary

2019 Departures:

01, 15 and 29 January, 12 and 26 February, 16 and 26 March, 09 and 23 April, 07 and 21 May, 04 and 18 June, 02, 16 and 30 July, 13 and 27 August, 10 and 24 September, 08 and 22 October, 05 and 19 November, 03, 17 and 31 December

Day 1 Baltra - Bartolome Island

Welcome to the Galapagos Islands. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the M/T Camila. Upon boarding you’ll be shown around the vessel before receiving a safety briefing and being shown to your accommodation. This afternoon you’ll begin your Galapagos sightseeing with a visit to Bartolome Island, known for its incredible remnants of volcano cones and distinct terrain, such as Pinnacle Rock. An easy hike will lead you up to the top of a lookout point to see all of Sullivan Bay. You might be able to see lava lizards, sea lions and various sea birds flying above. [L,D]

Day 2 Rabida Island - Santiago Island

Rabida Island is quite distinct due to the fine red gravel found on the beach thanks to the high iron content in the area. Enjoy a spot of snorkelling here to see the spectacular tropical fish, go for a swim or spend some time exploring the beach and the nearby black lagoon, home to pink flamingos.  Later you’ll visit Egas Port on Santiago Island, which is also known as James Bay. Here you’ll find Galapagos hawks and lava lizards, as well as trails that lead to gorgeous tide pools teeming with life. Fur seals, which are different from the common sea lions, can also be seen here.  [B,L,D]

Day 3 Genovesa Island

This morning you’ll explore the white coral beach of Darwin Bay, which leads to a hiking trail through mangroves filled with a variety of different bird species, including blue-footed and red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. Towards the end of the hike you’ll see tidal pools with sea lions swimming playfully. The hike ends with a spectacular view from the top of a cliff. Later we’ll visit El Barranco, also known as Prince Philip’s Steps. This extraordinary site is on the flatter area of the island in Darwin’s Bay. Be prepared to make your way up a rocky crevasse, then enjoy the easy trail to spectacular views. This is one of the few visitor sites where all three species of boobies can be seen, as well as the short-eared owl. [B,L,D]

Day 4 Mosquera Islet - Santa Cruz Island

This morning you’ll explore the coastline of Mosquera Islet. Located between the islands of Baltra and North Seymour lays a reef made of coral, which is the result of a volcanic uprising. Despite the islet being just 160-meters-wide at its narrowest width, it is home to one of the largest populations of sea lions, as well as many species of shorebirds. Orcas can also be seen hunting off the shoreline. Later we’ll explore the highlands located in the northern part of Santa Cruz Island, which can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. This area is rich with hills, ferns, volcanoes and wildlife, which is a great contrast to the molten lava hardened beaches and rocky areas of other islands you’ve already seen. You’ll find giant tortoises, mockingbirds, finches and many other species here. [B,L,D]

Day 5 North Seymour - Baltra Island

This morning you’ll pass colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds as you explore the rocky coast of North Seymour, which is characterised by its arid vegetation. The island was formed by a series of submarine lava expelled from the ocean floor, carrying with it layers of sediment uplifted by the tectonic activity. Afterwards we will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to the mainland. [B]

Inclusions

  • Accommodation based on twin-share cabin with private facilities
  • All meals on board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • A program of included shore excursions and sightseeing

Exclusions

  • Airfares to the Galapagos Islands (approximately $820pp AU)
  • Galapagos Islands National Park entrance fee ($100pp US)
  • INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card Fee ($20pp US)

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Cabin upgrades and itinerary length variations may be available. Please contact our office for details.

 

Deck Plans

 

main-deck

Main Deck

upper-deck

Upper Deck

sun-deck

Sun Deck