Two great itineraries in the Galapagos islands, taking you to remote islands in the archipelago.
Aida Maria is one of the very few yachts entirely hand made in the Galapagos, using local farm timber.
Upper and lower births, all with private bathroom, hot/cold shower, air conditioning and same size.
Owners have been running tours in Galapagos since the 1960s, and the family has its roots in Galapagos since the late 1930s.
Three meals served daily, after-excursion snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
One of the best value superior tourist yachts in the Galapagos.
I had a fantastic time - the whole trip ran like clockwork.
Our guide and crew of the Aida Maria were more than helpful and very friendly. The Aida Maria is an excellent boat and it was a constant source of amazement that the cook could produce such good quality food for 16 people in such a small space.
I would gladly recommend Andean Trails and Aida Maria to anyone looking to go to the Galapagos.
V. Stewart, Aida Maria
Arrive Baltra airport – transfer to yacht – Bachas (L,D)
Genovesa: Darwin Bay – Barranco (B,L,D)
Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay (B,L,D)
Daphne – Black Turtle Cove – Cerro Dragón (B,L,D)
Darwin Station – Highlands of Santa Cruz (B,L,D)
Post Office Bay – Mirador de la Baronesa – Punta Cormorant – Devil’s Crown (B,L,D)
Punta Suarez – Bahia Gardner – Islote Gardner & Osborne (B,L,D)
Leon Dormido – transfer to San Cristobal airport, fly out (B)
Arrive San Cristobal – transfer to yacht – Isla Lobos – Interpretation Centre (L,D)
Santa Fe – Plazas (B,L,D)
Charles Darwin Station – Highlands of Santa Cruz (B,L,D)
Isabela – Humedales – Wall of Tears – Tortoise Breeding Centre (B,L,D)
Punta Moreno – Bahía Elizabeth (B,L,D)
Caleta Tagus – Fernandina – Punta Espinoza – Punta Vicente Roca (B,L,D)
Santiago – Puerto Egas and Rabida (B,L,D)
North Seymour, transfer to Baltra airport, fly out (B)
Transfers from/to yacht/Baltra or San Cristobal airport, accommodation aboard in cabin, daily briefing, guided visits to the islands, naturalist-English/Spanish speaking guide, all meals as listed, treated water, tea and coffee
International flights, Round trip flights to the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos National Park fee, Galapagos transit control card, Baltra bus fee (USD 5 each way) soft and alcoholic drinks, personal items, souvenirs, tips, wet suit hire (USD 10 per day), snorkelling equipment (USD 5 per day), alcoholic or soft drinks, travel insurance, personal items, Ecuador services
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Prices From $4,090 / £3,408 per person
Dates: From January 2019 to December 2020
Duration: 8 days
Capacity: 16 people
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Prices From $3,352 / £2,793 per person
Prices From $4,000 / £3,333 per person
Capacity: 14 people
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2020 prices, cruise only, sharing a cabin:
8 days (Sun-Sun) USD 3,140 per person
5 days (Sun-Thu) USD 2,420 per person
4 days (Thu-Sun) USD 1,720 per person
Single supplement applies - ask about cabin shares
Discounts for under 12s
$3,140 / £2,617
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Prices From $3,140 / £2,617 per person
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It was everything we hoped and more! Bellavista was amazing, and the guys there arranged some really fun additional activities around Mindo on the day we went zip lining (butterfly farm, orchid farm, chocolate factory). The Quito city tour they put together was also great.
But the highlight of course was the Galapagos. Again, it far exceeded expectations. The food was good, the guides were great, and the other passengers were wonderful to meet and spend time with. And the animals -- we saw them all, both above and below the water.
All in all, a spectacularly successful holiday that was enjoyed by the whole family and will be remembered fondly forever. Thanks so much for all your help in putting it together!
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Want to know what and where to eat in the Galapagos Islands?
11th October, 2019 11:42 am
Eating out choices in the Galapagos Islands have blossomed, with many new bars, cafes and restaurants opening in recent years, as hotel-based holidays have become more popular. Top-end dining has truly yet to arrive at the Galapagos Islands due to its remote location and difficulty in importing ingredients. However, the three main islands, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela, offer a wide range of restaurants. They suit almost every budget and cater for most dietary requirements, from vegan to vegetarian, gluten-free and more. What you will find is Ecuadorian and international cuisine featuring a lot of fish, rice, vegetables …
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