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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility or require a wheelchair/mobility scooter.
Destination: The Galapagos & Ecuador Adventure sailing aboard M/T Horizon
Duration: 13 Days, 12 Nights
Flight information: Economy flights depart London Heathrow Airport [LHR] to Quito International Airport [UIO] to arrive on Day 1 and depart Quito [UIO] on Day 13
Pickup location: Quito International Airport [UIO], Ecuador

Overview

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Cruise on the only luxury trimaran in the Galapagos, including an exploration of the capital and cloud forests of Ecuador

Visit the cloud forests of Ecuador and Cruise the Galapagos Islands, soaking up the unique beauty of this region of the Earth. Our journey starts with a four-day stay on the Ecuador mainland, exploring the culture and cloud forests of Quito. Then we journey on a small and intimate cruise of the fascinating Galapagos Islands, lying some 1,000km out to sea aboard a motorized trimaran.

The Galapagos Horizon Trimaran is designed for comfort and stability and is outfitted with spacious cabins, a modern lounge and solarium with jacuzzi. www.galapagoshorizon-cruise.com  Horizon has only 8 guest cabins, guaranteeing an intimate exploration of this unique region and ensuring that you are able to make the most of what this environment has to offer.

this is an adventure through the archepelago which inspired Charles Darwin to write ‘On The Origin Of Species’ , a trip to leave you feeling invigorated and thinking differently about the world.

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What's included

  • ATOL Protection
  • International economy return flights from London Heathrow Airport [LHR] to Quito International Airport (UIO). Departures from regional airports available - supplement charge will apply
  • Economy flights from Quito International Airport [UIO] to San Cristobal Airport Galapagos Islands [SCY] and returning from Baltra Airport, [GPS] to Quite Airport [UIO]
  • Meet & Greet at Quito Airport on arrival
  • Transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • All meals detailed as detailed in the itinerary
  • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • A qualified and experienced English speaking guide
  • Transit Control Card
  • Use of snorkelling equipment

What's not included

  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (currently $100pp to be paid in cash at the airport on check-in for flights to Galapagos)
  • Transfers on arrival or departure, to/from the airport(s), outside of the tour dates
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Visas, travel and medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included in price above
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any optional activities offered
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Whilst itineraries while cruising are unlikely to change significantly, they are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, safety concerns, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide and captain will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.
  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due 14 weeks prior to departure. Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking.
  • The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.
  • Please consult your doctor for advice on vaccinations and innoculations before travel

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