Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz II
• Galapagos Islands • Tortoise Conservation Centre • Island excursions • Wildlife viewing • Swimming • Snorkelling • Glass bottom boat excursion
Off the coast of Ecuador lie the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most prolific wildlife destinations. Travellers delight in seeing incredible landscapes formed by recent volcanic activity and numerous creatures such as the giant tortoise, Galapagos iguana, blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin and waved albatross. The islands are best explored by small ship to discover each island's wonderful differences complete with its own species, a phenomenon used by Charles Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution.
M/V Santa Cruz II Completing her Galapagos maiden voyage in October 2015, this state of the art expedition vessel is home to 90 guests in 50 air conditioned cabins. Superb on board service, friendly crew and the best naturalist guides available share their knowledge of flora, fauna and geology of these amazing islands.
2018 5 Day Northern - Islands visited: Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island, James Island, Rabida Island, Bartolome Island, Tower/Genovesa Island, San Cristobal
5 Day Western - Islands visited: Baltra Island, Isabela Island, Fernandina Island, Santa Cruz Island, Floreana/Charles Island
7 Day Eastern - Islands visited: San Cristobal, Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island, Santa Cruz Island, Espanola Island, Baltra Island, Mosquera Island, North Seymour Island
*Please contact World Journeys for more detailed itineraries
• 4 to 6 nights' in an Explorer Cabin (twin) or Voyager Cabin (single) on the Horizon Deck aboard the M/V Santa Cruz II. • Personal meet & greet on arrival in the Galapagos Islands • Transfers and transport • Island excursions and daily briefings with specialist guides • All meals on board • Galapagos Transit Control Card
Pricing (per person) $NZD
On alternate weeks this cruise departs:
5 Day Northern on Mondays,
5 Day Western on Thursdays,
7 Day Eastern on Fridays. Please contact World Journeys for specific departures.
2018 On alternate weeks this cruise departs: 5 Day Northern on Mondays, 5 Day Western on Thursdays, 7 Day Eastern on Fridays.
Please contact World Journeys for specific departures.
Booking conditions Flights to/from Galapagos are not included in the cruise price. Fares start from $580 return from the mainland of Ecuador if sold in conjunction with LATAM airlines. Galapagos Islands National Park fee of US$100 per person is payable on arrival. Cabin upgrades are available on request. Surcharges apply for Galapagos during Easter and Christmas. Cruises can be combined for a longer itinerary. Cabin upgrades are available on request.
Flights to/from Galapagos are not included in the cruise price. Fares start from $580 return from the mainland of Ecuador if sold in conjunction with LATAM airlines. Galapagos Islands National Park fee of US$100 per person is payable on arrival. Cabin upgrades are available on request. Surcharges apply for Galapagos during Easter and Christmas. Cruises can be combined for a longer itinerary.
Cabin upgrades are available on request.
Book a 5 or 7 Day cruise by 31 March 2018 and receive
Free return airfares between mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands.
A land package in Quito or Guayaquil including...
• Free return airport transfers • 2 nights accommodation in a 5 star hotel including breakfast and taxes • If staying in Quito - a 3 hour city tour with private English speaking guide
If doing a 7 Day cruise and staying in Quito, the 2 free hotel nights can be upgraded from the 5 star hotel to the luxury Casa Gangotena Hotel - considered one of the best hotels in all of Latin America. The airport transfers and private city tour will also be included as above.
• Applies to all new bookings made by 31 March 2018 for departures before 23 December 2018 • Valid when 2 people are travelling and sharing a cabin. Single travellers will need to contact World Journeys to check the offer applicable to them • The offer is subject to availability at the time of booking
Trip went very well.
The Santa Cruz ship at the Galapagos was well organised, good food, excellent snorkelling gear and generally ran a very professional operation. I don't have anything to compare to with other boats but you can safely recommend the Santa Cruz. The hotel accommodation in all places was an excellent standard. It is definitely an advantage to stay in the old part of town which is where we were. We were met at each airport as planned and we thought Condor Travel in Peru provided well experienced guides for our tours. The train from Cusco to Puno was a treat in luxury and fine dining and I would recommend this to people just for the experience. La Paz is an interesting city. Once again we had an excellent guide who showed us around the city including a ride on the new cable car system. Overall, we thought the trip went very well and suited Diane and I because we have not been to South America before.