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Galápagos / Ecuador (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Quito, Ecuador to Quito, Ecuador
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Quito, Ecuador

On the first day of your journey, you'll be greeted at the airport by a Celebrity Cruises representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time to relax and settle in.

DAY 2
Quito, Ecuador
Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

During a guided tour of the capital of Ecuador, situated at an altitude of 9,350 feet, you'll stand on the equatorial line at the Mitad del Mundo park and museum, and marvel at the monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo. Your tour director will escort you throughout your Quito stay and serve as your personal concierge. Have lunch with a spectacular view of the city, and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local gourmet restaurant.

DAY 3
Quito, Ecuador
Air travel
Cruise starts
Baltra Island, Ecuador
3:00 PM
Black Turtle Cove, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
4:00 PM 6:00 PM

You will be transferred to the Quito airport to board the flight to Baltra, Galápagos, where naturalist guides will be waiting to transfer you to the ship. During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport. Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. This island is famous for the scientific investigation led by Peter and Rosemary Grant on the finches' population, one of the most important studies in the field that supports Charles Darwin's Theory.

DAY 4
Sullivan Bay, Ecuador
7:30 AM 10:30 AM
Bartolome Island, Ecuador
2:00 PM 4:30 PM
DAY 5
Urvina Bay, Ecuador
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Caleta Tagus, Ecuador
3:00 PM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
Fernandina/Isabela, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:30 AM
Vicente Roca Point, Ecuador
3:30 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
Puerto Egas, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Espumilla Beach, Ecuador
3:00 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 9
El Barranco, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:45 AM
Darwin Bay, Ecuador
2:30 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
Isla North Seymour, Ecuador
6:00 AM 7:00 AM
Baltra Island, Ecuador
8:00 AM
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

You will be transferred to the airport in Baltra for your flight to Quito. Upon your arrival in Quito, a Celebrity Cruises® representative will escort you to the JW Marriott Hotel. Enjoy an optional afternoon excursion to the local craft market, time permitting. Dinner is served at the hotel.

DAY 11
Quito, Ecuador

Enjoy your day on your own in Quito. Breakfast is included. Overnight at the JW Marriott.

DAY 12
Quito, Ecuador

Your Celebrity Cruises representative will once again escort you to the airport for your return flight. Breakfast is included.

Galápagos / Ecuador map

About the Ship

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Celebrity Xploration

Say, “Hello” to a sense of community that can only be enjoyed on a small ship. The ultimate in intimate adventure travel in the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Xploration is a stylish catamaran that features eight luxuriously cozy staterooms, each with a window or veranda to the world that offers personal views of this stunning destination.

What's Included

Included

  • Beverages

    Shore excursions (2 per day)

    Snorkeling equipment, wet suits

    Kayaking

    Gratuities

    Galapagos National Park Entry fee & tourist card fee

    24/7 room services

    Unlimited Wi-Fi access

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

    Purchases on board

    Food & beverages consumed off ship

    Air fare

About Us

An unforgettable journey is yours to create with Celebrity. Travel to exciting destinations aboard ships resplendent with elegant finishes and spacious accommodations. Encounter new perspectives with guided shore excursions or further enhance your journey with a Cruisetour - a cruise combined with a truly refined land tour venturing inland. Our exceptional level of personal service, award-winning cuisine, world-famous amenities and accommodations that are the most spacious at sea, not only ensure an unforgettable cruise experience, but forge a lasting relationship between ourselves and our guests.

Insider Tip

Nothing at sea compares with Celebrity's Wine Experience, underscored with an incredible wine list and one of the largest teams of sommeliers in the world.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Ship's Registry: Malta & Ecuador

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