EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Galápagos Land & Sea (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Quito, Ecuador to Quito, Ecuador
Dates: 17 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019

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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
17 Jan 2019
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
18 Jan 2019
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
19 Jan 2019
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
20 Jan 2019
Sullivan Bay, Ecuador
7:30 AM 10:30 AM
Bartolome Island, Ecuador
2:00 PM 4:30 PM
DAY 5
21 Jan 2019
Urvina Bay, Ecuador
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Caleta Tagus, Ecuador
3:00 PM 5:00 PM
DAY 6
22 Jan 2019
Fernandina/Isabela, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:30 AM
Vicente Roca Point, Ecuador
3:30 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 7
23 Jan 2019
Puerto Egas, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Espumilla Beach, Ecuador
3:00 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 8
24 Jan 2019
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 9
25 Jan 2019
El Barranco, Ecuador
7:30 AM 11:45 AM
Darwin Bay, Ecuador
2:30 PM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
26 Jan 2019
Isla North Seymour, Ecuador
6:00 AM 7:00 AM
Baltra Island, Ecuador
8:00 AM
Isla Santa Cruz Ferry Dock, Ecuador
Rancho El Manzanillo, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Your short zodiac ride brings you to the Itabaca Channel, where you will be greeted by your Celebrity Cruises® representative and transferred to Puerto Ayora. On your way, you will visit the Manzanillo Ranch for a private tour to look for wild giant tortoises. Lunch will be served at the ranch. After check-in at the Angermeyer Hotel, you will have time to settle in and relax before dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 11
27 Jan 2019
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
El Trapiche, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

This morning, after breakfast, you will have an up close and personal encounter with the local agriculture. During your visit to the local farm or green house in the highlands, you will learn about historic and current agricultural challenges in the Galápagos due to restrictions for sustainability on the islands. The tour includes an opportunity for you to take part in the production process, gathering provisions that will later be used to prepare your exclusive dining experience with your professional chef. Lunch will be served on route. After the farming experience, you will visit an old sugar estate called "El Trapiche", Spanish for sugar mill. A local family (natives of the islands) will introduce and walk you through the process of sugar cane production as it was when it was brought from the highlands of Ecuador in the '60s. After indulging in the island's premium fresh sugar cane products, you will head back to the hotel and meet with the chef to turn in the provisions and discuss your meal plan (pending fresh catch!). Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

DAY 12
28 Jan 2019
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Today, after breakfast, we will explore the fantastic fishing opportunities in the Galápagos, where you will spend time with a savvy local fisherman in search of your special catch of the day to be brought back as part of the provisions for your dining experience with a chef later this evening. Throughout your fishing trip, learn about responsible tourism activities that fuel and help preserve the islands all while encountering wild species of fish. After fishing, you will visit a private beach where you can swim, snorkel, and enjoy a boxed lunch. After the beach experience, you will go back to your hotel to turn in your Catch of the Day and finalize your dinner plans with the chef for tonight's special dinner.

DAY 13
29 Jan 2019
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Isla Santa Cruz Ferry Dock, Ecuador
Isla Baltra Ferry Dock, Ecuador
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Air travel
Quito, Ecuador

After breakfast, your naturalist will meet you and lead you through a short morning hike. There will also be time for a beach swim before hiking back to the hotel for checkout and transfer to the airport. Lunch will be served in Puerto Ayora. You will be transfered to the airport for your flight back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, a Celebrity Cruises® representative will escort you to the Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

DAY 14
30 Jan 2019
Quito, Ecuador

After breakfast, based on flight time departure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Galápagos Land & Sea map

About the Ship

Celebrity's Solstice Aerial
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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Shore Excursions

Quito, Ecuador - 17 Jan 2019

Quito, Ecuador - 18 Jan 2019

Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador - 18 Jan 2019

Quito, Ecuador - 18 Jan 2019

Quito, Ecuador - 19 Jan 2019

Quito, Ecuador - 29 Jan 2019

Quito, Ecuador - 30 Jan 2019

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