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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

North Central Galapagos Luxury Expedition

Snorkel in the tranquil waters, discover an abundance of wildlife and learn about conservation projects on this fascinating all-inclusive expedition exploring the unspoilt North Central Galapagos Islands aboard Silver Galapagos. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Quito

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £5760pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island
  • Galapagos Sea Lion colony
  • Galapagos Tortoises
  • Cactus in  the Galapagos
  • Land Iguana

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Book by 30 Aug 2019 and receive $1000 OBC and one-category suite upgrade! Subject to availability. Applies to 24 Aug 2019 departure

10% Early Booking Discount! Applies to Sep 2020 departures. Book and pay in full by 30 Aug 2019 to save 10%. Prices shown include discount

North Central Galapagos Luxury Expedition Special Offer

Enjoy a two-night hotel stay in Ecuador's fascinating capital, Quito, before boarding your luxury expedition ship to explore the unique Galapagos Islands.

Cruise to the islands of Daphne Grande and Genovesa with their huge colonies of seabirds including the world's largest red-footed booby and yellow-crowned night herons. Discover the abundance of wildlife on North Seymour Island, from the Magnificent Frigatebird to marine iguanas, before continuing to Santiago island with its spectacular lava flows.

Enjoy a hike on Rabida island and see the most enblematic animal in the archipelago, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise at the Galapaguera Cerro Colorado on San Cristobal island.

Don't miss the opportunity to swim with sea lions at Gardener Bay on Espanola and see the Waved Galapagos Albatross, the largest seabird to nest in the archipelago at Punta Suarez, before heading to Santa Cruz island, home to the Charles Darwin Research Station.

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North Central Galapagos Luxury Expedition Itinerary

Days 1-2 - UK - Quito (Ecuador)

Fly from the UK to Quito and enjoy a two-night hotel stay at the Quito JW Marriott including breakfast. There is an included evening tour of this historic city which showcases its main sights.

Day 3 - Quito - Baltra Island (Galapagos)

Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport in Quito for your flight to Baltra Island where you'll embark Silver Galapagos. The island boasts a variety of flora and fauna, including prickly pear cactus and boobies. Cruise to Daphne Grande which is home to huge colonies of seabirds.

Day 4 - Genovesa Island

Bahia Darwin located in Darwin Bay on Genovesa Island is the rim of a sunken crater and home to an abundance of Galapagos wildlife. El Barranco or Prince Philip's Steps is a series of rocky steps leading to a cliff face, where visitors can observe red-footed boobies and wedge-rumped storm petrels. The steps were named after Prince Philip who visited the archipelago in 1965 and 1981. There will be opportunities for snorkelling and kayaking.

Day 5 - North Seymour Island - Santiago Island

North Seymour Island boasts prickly pear cactus and palo santos trees. There is a designated trail on the island which passes an abundance of wildlife, including blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds. Continue to the east coast of Santiago Island with its white sandy beaches and lava flows.

Day 6 - Rabida - Santa Cruz Island

Visit the small picturesque island of Rabida with its rock red cliffs. It is home to Darwin's finches and lava lizards. Enjoy a short hike during your time here, before heading to Bahia Ballena or Eden islet. Whalers left behind some of their pottery at Bahia Ballena. Eden is a small eroded cone, home to sealions and blue-footed boobies and the perfect place to snorkel and kayak.

Day 7 - San Cristobal Island

See the most famous animal in the archipelago, the Galapagos Giant Tortoise at the Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, a centre which aims to restore and protect the archipelago's natural biodiversity. Later, head to the eroded landscape of Punta Pitt, home to red-fotted boobies and the Great Frigatebird.

Day 8 - Espanola Island

Located on Espanola Island, Bahia Gardner is a popular snorkelling location where you may be able to see Manta Rays and white-tipped sharks. Later, head to Punta Suarez, a visitor site with a designated trail which allows you to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, especially waved albatrosses which flock here from all over the world to nest.

Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island - Plazas Sur

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island where you can learn about the Galapagos Islands and the Tortoise breeding program, before visiting the bustling town of Puerto Ayora which is home to the Galapagos National Park Headquarters. The small island of Plazas Sur is home to prickly pear cactus, land iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

Day 10 - San Cristobal - Guayaquil (Ecuador) - UK

Disembark Silver Galapagos on San Cristobal Island and fly to Guayaquil, then on to the UK. For guests with flights after 10pm, a hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil is provided.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-nights all-inclusive cruise in an ocean-view suite on board expedition ship Silver Galapagos
  • Two-night pre-cruise stay at the Quito JW Marriott with breakfast, and included evening city tour of Quito
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Roundtrip economy air between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and overseas transfers
  • Post-cruise hotel day room at Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil (for guests with flights after 10pm)
  • Complimentary shore excursions with Silversea's experienced guides
  • Zodiac rides
  • National Park, Ingala Transit Card and porterage fees
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary beverages, wines and spirits plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and room service
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Gratuities
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 25th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6600
      Explorer Suite Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6600 Blue Water price from: £8900
  • August
    • Aug 22nd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £8700
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £8700 Blue Water price from: £9600 Blue Water price from: £10900 Blue Water price from: £11200 Blue Water price from: £13900
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £8700
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite
      Blue Water price from: £8700 Blue Water price from: £9600
    • Oct 17th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £8700
      Explorer Suite
      Blue Water price from: £8700
    • Oct 31st - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £8460
      Explorer Suite
      Blue Water price from: £8460
  • November
    • Nov 14th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos
    • Nov 28th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6930
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6930 Blue Water price from: £7740 Blue Water price from: £8730 Blue Water price from: £8910
  • December
    • Dec 12th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £9450
      Terrace Suite Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £9450 Blue Water price from: £10350 Blue Water price from: £10980 Blue Water price from: £13230

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 23rd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6930
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6930 Blue Water price from: £7740
  • February
    • Feb 20th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6930
      Explorer Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6930 Blue Water price from: £8910 Blue Water price from: £10890
  • March
    • Mar 5th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £7200 Blue Water price from: £8190
    • Mar 19th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £7200 Blue Water price from: £8190
  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Explorer Suite Veranda Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £8190 Blue Water price from: £10260
    • Apr 16th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £8460
      Explorer Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £8460 Blue Water price from: £13230
    • Apr 30th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Explorer Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750
  • May
    • May 14th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Explorer Suite Veranda Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £8190 Blue Water price from: £10260
    • May 28th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £5760
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £5760 Blue Water price from: £6210 Blue Water price from: £7020 Blue Water price from: £7380 Blue Water price from: £9180
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6480
      Explorer Suite Terrace Suite Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6480 Blue Water price from: £7020 Blue Water price from: £7920 Blue Water price from: £8190 Blue Water price from: £9990
    • Jun 25th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £7920
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £7920 Blue Water price from: £8190 Blue Water price from: £9990
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £7380
    • Jul 23rd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £7380 Blue Water price from: £9090
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £7110
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water price from: £7110 Blue Water price from: £7830
    • Aug 20th - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6750
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6750 Blue Water price from: £7380 Blue Water price from: £9090
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Quito to Guayaquil - Sailing on: Silver Galapagos From: £6480
      Veranda Suite Deluxe Suite Silver Suite
      Blue Water price from: £6480 Blue Water price from: £7020 Blue Water price from: £8640
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