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Walking amongst dozing Galapagos Sea Lions
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Challenging ourselves to distinguish the Darwin's Finches based on their bill
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Watching the interactions among the bizarre Swallow-tailed Gull
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Discovering the unique Chocolate Chip Sea Star clinging to the rocks while snorkelling
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Observing Galapagos Giant Tortoises foraging

Galapagos Islands: Darwin's Enchanted Isles Oct'22

Oct 17-27, 2022

11 days | Ecuador | Expedition Cruise

Our Galapagos private yacht expedition remains one of our most highly rated natural history programs and is consistently our travellers’ “trip of a lifetime”. Our expert Quest leader and local Galapagos naturalist guide are on board to lead island walks and on-board talks as we set sail to discover these remarkable island ecosystems, skirting past nesting boobies, scouting the seas for breaching whales and snorkeling among colourful fish. Desolate at first sight, these rough and rocky isles are home to wonderfully strange and abundant wildlife. As Charles Darwin did almost 200 years before us, we will marvel at the many creatures found nowhere else on Earth.

All of the reptiles, half the birds, 32% of the plants, and 25% of the fish are unique to this amazing archipelago. It is a living museum of evolutionary changes. And what is so special about the Galapagos experience is that these creatures act as though humans are nothing more than a passing interest, allowing us to observe them up close. Undisturbed by our nearness, they engage in intriguing courtship displays, groom one another, forage for food and nurture their young. Giant Tortoises graze in the lush highlands and dinosaur-like Marine Iguanas sun themselves on black lava rocks along the shores. Tiny Galapagos Penguins and playful Galapagos Sea Lions dart through the waters like torpedoes, while frigatebirds patrol the skies.

There is no place in the world quite like the Galapagos Islands.
 
Note: We will have special sanitation protocols in effect aboard our chartered vessel. Please enquire for more information. 
 

 
Have you ever wanted to explore the Amazon rainforest, see Machu Picchu or discover the tremendous bird diversity in Ecuador's cloud forest? We offer three different extensions in conjunction with our Galapagos expedition. Please enquire!
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6970 (Incl. US$275 taxes and gratuity)
Group Size:
12 - 14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

"The Galapagos Islands inspire you to think differently about the world." - Quest Traveller
"The tour was amazing. I learned a lot about the birds, reptiles and landscape of both Galapagos and the rainforest." - Susan. W.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Quito
2Sightseeing in Quito
3Flight to Baltra, Galapagos and board the M/Y Beluga
4 - 9Exploring the Galapagos Islands, including Santa Fe, South Plaza, San Cristóbal, Española, Floreana, Santa Cruz, Santiago, and Genovesa
10Turtle Cove, disembark at Baltra, fly to Quito
11 Depart Quito
Optional extension: Ecuador’s Andean Highlands and Cloud Forest Birds | Learn more 
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Ship Information

We charter the M/Y Beluga exclusively for our Quest group. This steel-hulled motor yacht is 33.5 metres long, accommodating 14 passengers and 8 crew. She travels at a speed of 12 knots, allowing us to get to 8 islands comfortably during our 8-day expedition cruise. She is well-appointed with comfortable private cabins and ample lounge and observation deck space. Note that we will have special sanitation protocols in effect aboard our chartered vessel in order to assure your health and safety. Please enquire for more information. 

Your Tour Leader

A consummate environmental educator and well-travelled, lifelong naturalist, Kyle Horner can proudly say he’s been birdwatching since before he could walk! Over the years, he has also worked as a field technician for a variety of research projects including boreal songbirds in Newfoundland, rattlesnakes in British Columbia and neotropical migrant birds in Arizona. He is currently the Education Coordinator for Wild Ontario at the University of Guelph, a program that he helped build.

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Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6970 (Incl. US$275 taxes and gratuity)
Group Size:
12 - 14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, internal flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

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