Seaman Journey - Southern Islands
Seaman Journey - Southern Islands
Seaman Journey – Southern Islands
7 Days – 6 nights
San Cristobal, Galapaguera, Cerro Brujo, Española, Gardner Bay, Suarez Point, Cormorant Point, Floreana, Post Office Bay
Ecotourism, Adventure, Sport, Relaxation
This program is fully customizable and may be operated for individuals, pods and small groups
Day 1 - Thu: Guayaquil
After airport formalities at Guayaquil Airport take the shuttle to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
Note: all passengers must show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test for Covid-19 (taken 72 hours before arrival)
Day 2 - Fri: Guayaquil, San Cristobal
AM: Quito, Santa Cruz: Take the shuttle to the airport to board your flight to San Cristobal, in the Galapagos Islands. Once in San Cristobal, passengers must go through an inspection point at the airport to make sure that no foreign plants or animals are being introduced to the archipelago. After control you’ll meet your guide who will take you and carry the luggage to the bus to the pier where you’ll board a motorized boat called panga for a short ride to embark on the Catamaran Seaman Journey. Then settle down in your cabin and enjoy lunch on board.
PM: Interpretation Center: Interpretation Center Galapagos IslandsThis is an interpretation center with exuberant gardens and stunning ocean views. Visitors at the interpretation center can learn a lot from the geological and human history of the islands, conservation facts and natural history. This is the oldest museum of Natural History in the Galapagos Islands which attempts to preserve the archipelago. It is indeed inspiring and motivating to watch and learn all of their research and attempts. [B/D]
Day 3 - Tue: San Cristobal, Galapaguera, Cerro Brujo
AM: Galapaguera: A short visit will take place at the Galapaguera, a good place to observe Galapagos tortoises in its natural habitat. San Cristobal island has endemic species such as: the Mockingbird Nesomimus melanotis, lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus), Chatham Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus leei) and the tortoises. All of these species can be observed in this place, the beach is really big and it works as a nesting zone for marine tortoises. Between January and May, it is common to find the footprints of the female tortoises who have climbed to the sand dunes to deposit their eggs! It’s truly worth to be part of this experience!
PM: Cerro Brujo: Galapagos Islands IguanaCerro Brujo is a beautiful white coral beach where you can swim and watch birds and sea lions, plus you can snorkel. This is the first coast where Charles Darwin walked on, in 1835. In this marvelous lava landscape, you can watch seabirds like blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, herons, frigate birds and shore birds. The protected bay is well known for its young tortoises which like to swim around. The pools with salty water behind the sand dunes were used by the fishermen as a salt mine in order to preserve food for the local population. Among the fauna you can observe the Chatham Mockingbird and the San Cristobal Lava Lizard, both species are endemic to the island and unique to the area. Furthermore, you will see the Galapagos turtles and with luck, the little bird known as the Pájaro Brujo in Spanish, an endemic species in San Cristobal Island. The vegetation covers all the route, where you can find species like the candelabrum cactus and carob trees. Located on the north coast of Isla San Cristobal it is a peaceful place with white sand and crystal water, a perfect combination for an incredible stay. [B/L/D]
Day 4 - Wed: Española, Gardner Bay, Suarez Point
AM: Gardner Bay: Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay offers an excellent beach to relax, swim and even kayak, plus the opportunity to observe sea lions (Zalophus wollebaki),. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal-clear ocean waters. At this place one can see three species of Darwin finches: A subspecies of the large-billed cactus finch (Geospiza fuliginosa), which is similar to the large-billed terrestrial finch; The small-beaked ground finch (Geospiza fuliginosa and the singing finch (Certhidea Olivacea) which is another endemic subspecies. Both resident and migratory birds are observed. It is worth to notice that this zone is really important for marine tortoises nesting, specially the (Chelonia mydas).
PM: Suarez Point: This area is great for spotting blue-footed boobies, albatrosses and Nazca boobies. A beautiful site on the oceanfront, the large waved albatrosses use the cliff as a launching pad. The famous attraction is the magnificent blowhole, spurting water high into the air at least from 50 to 75 meters high. This site presents wonderful photograph opportunities. [B/L/D]
Day 5 - Thu: Floreana, Cormorant Point, Floreana, Post Office Bay
AM: Cormorant Poinr: This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.
PM: Post Office Bay: Post Office Galapagos Islands. Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that was placed in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by marines and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Besides, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. [B/L/D]
Day 6 - Fri: Santa Cruz, Baltra, Guayaquil
After the morning excursion you will be taken to the Baltra airport for your flight to the mainland. [B]
Day 7 – Sat: Guayaquil, USA
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time take the shuttle to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
· Roundtrip airfare Miami-Guayaquil
· Roundtrip flight Guayaquil/Galapagos
· Airport assistance
· Transfers in the Galapagos
· 6 nights’ accommodation
o Guayaquil 2 nights
o On board 4 nights
o Breakfast daily
o 3 lunches
o 3 dinners
· All visits and excursions according to the itinerary
· English-speaking Naturalist Guide
· Snorkel Gear (mask, tube and fins)
· Unlimited purified water, coffee and tea
· Airfare related taxes and fees
· Galapagos National Park Entrance fee* ($100 per adult)
· Galapagos Ingala card* ($20 p/p)
· Travel Insurance
· Local Taxes
· Meals and services not mentioned above
· Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
· Extras and personal expenses
* Ingala Card & Conservation fee are included in price for Early Bird promotion
|City||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Quito||Illa Experience Hotel||Luxury room||5|
|Guayaquil||Wyndham Garden Hotel||Garden room||4|
|Galapagos||Seaman Journey||Standard Cabin||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of bookings
Departures Dates & Prices
|2021 Departures||2022 Departures|
|Aug 15||$3,355||$3,629||Jan 16*||$3,855||$4,065||Jul 3||$3,855||$4,065|
|Oct 7||Feb 13*||Jul 17,31|
|Oct 24||Feb 27*||Aug 14|
|Nov 7||Mar 13*||Oct 9,23|
|Dec 5||Mar 27*||Nov 6,20|
|See Special Promotion
|Apr 10,24*||Dec 4,18|
|May 8,22*||See Special Promotion
Rates are minimum per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin and are valid through December 2022. All departures are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
Airfare add-ons available from all US gateways.
|2021-2022 Departures (Before June 30th 2022)
Must be booked & Paid by 31 Dec '21
|Main deck||Standard twin||$3,355|
|Upper deck||Matrimonial suite||$3,629|
These discounted prices also include the Ingala Card ($50) and Conservation Fee ($100)
At time of Booking................................................ 20%
60 days before departure................................. 80%
120 to 61 days before departure................... 20%
60 days or less before departure.............. 100%
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
o Trip days
o Cities and sites
· Other options
o The program was designed with private services. However, at yor request, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Prices are minimum for low season. Please call for other periods
Tour Code: EQ08SCY21LT
· Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
· We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
· Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
· Car can be upgraded upon request
· If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
· In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
· Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.