Experience

Galapagos Inner Loop

7 nights from £6,958pp

Offer highlights

Discover the extraordinary creatures and outstanding beauty of the Galapagos Islands in the incredible comforts of a Celebrity Cruise. The Celebrity Flora is the first mega yacht designed just for this unique corner of the world!

  • Galapagos Naturalist Seminars
  • All-inclusive
  • 12 ports of call

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Baltra Island Departs 2:30

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attacked. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the regions’ main airport.

Day 1 – Daphne Major – Cruising 5pm-6pm

Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

Day 2 – Egas Port, Santiago Island – Tendered 7am – 12pm

With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools, and blue-water grottos, this stop offers a wonderful taste of the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shorebirds, Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seal. Sea lions, colourful tropical fish, and sea turtles are often seen while snorkelling.

Day 2 – Rabida Island, Tendered 3pm-7pm

A small island south of Santiago, Rabida is best known for its red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions and some sea birds.

Day 3 – Elizabeth Bay, Tendered 7am-12pm

Elizabeth Bay is one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. A scenic zodiac ride within this sheltered inlet offers viewing of a wide variety of wildlife and a wonderful mangrove ecosystem.

Day 3 – Tagus Covem, Isabela Island, Tendered 3pm-7pm

Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes and spectacular Darwin Lake. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found.

Day 4 – Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, Tendered 7am-12pm

During a volcanic eruption in the early 1900s, this area of Santiago was covered with flowing lava. Today, the hardened fields of black rock create a geological wonderland. We will take advantage of the cool of early morning for a walk to view strange, twisting hardened lava flows, collapsed craters and everyone’s favourite, the hornitos orlava ovens.

Day 4 – Bartolome Island, Tendered 1pm-7pm

Bartolome Island hosts of the regions most often-photographed views and a spectacular geologic setting. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop.

Day 5 – Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, Tendered 7am-12pm

A beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. The name ‘Las Bachas’ comes from the mispronunciation of the word “barges” by the local population during the 1950s when WWII barges broke their moorings and ran aground on the beach.

Day 5 – North Seymour Island, Tendered 1pm-9:30pm

North Seymour is a small island just north of Baltra. It is home to the largest colony of frigate birds in the Galapagos. While keeping an eye out for male frigates trying to impress potential mates with an inflated red neck pouch, you may also see blue-footed boobies dancing in a timeless courtship ritual. Excursion options include a guided long, rocky walk, zodiac ride and short easy walk, or simply just a scenic zodiac tour along the coast to view wildlife and the geology of the area.

Day 6 – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island, Tendered 7am-12pm

Here we have the opportunity to visit the small waterfront town of Puerto Baquerizo, the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options included a tour of a local interpretation centre and time for shopping or a fast-paced long walk to view scenic vistas, followed by a visit to the interpretation centre..

Day 6 – Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island, Tendered 3:30pm-6pm

Pitt Point is located on the northeastern tip of San Cristobal island. After disembarking onto the small greensand beach, you’ll hike up to a plateau, where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is well worth the effort. A steep gully leads up the cliff to a breeding ground for all three varieties of boobies: red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca. Its one of the few places in the Galapagos where you can see all three species nesting together.

Day 7 – Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Tendered 7am-7pm

This is the main population centre of the islands and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding centre and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station.

About Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora creates a sense of being truly immersed in the destination, instead of just visiting it. Indulge in the largest and most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos Islands, where every stateroom is a suite. Dine on delectable menus and allow your Personal Suite Attendant to help you unpack. Best of all, it’s all included. Head to the Vista for the ultimate place to unwind, this open-air hideaway even has a hot tub for a muscle-soothing soak, or sink into a luxurious cocoon-style lounger and take in the views. After a day of learning about the Galapagos, unwind at the Discovery lounge. Socialize and be entertained by performances and conversations with your crew and fellow explorers. 

What's included

·        Menus by Michelin-starred chef

·        Hot tub

·        Galapagos Naturalist Seminars

·        4 chic bars and lounges

·        The Observatory

·        Fitness room

·        Exceptional Service

When can I go?

This offer is based on departing on 8th March 2020. For alternative dates, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.

 

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