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Galápagos — 7 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat)

The Galápagos islands are a hotbed of exotic wildlife and picturesque landscapes, and there’s no better way to view it all than from a comfortable ship like the Monserrat. On this trip, you’ll have the chance to relax on the beach, mingle with sea lions and turtles, and even hike a volcano. There’ll even be two naturalist guides on hand to help make this your most dynamic and educational adventure yet.

Optional extras & upgrades

Optional tours and excursions are available, please contact us for more details. (None USD)

06 June, 2020 to 12 June, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,139 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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20 June, 2020 to 26 June, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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04 July, 2020 to 10 July, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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18 July, 2020 to 24 July, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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12 September, 2020 to 18 September, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,139 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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26 September, 2020 to 02 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,139 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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10 October, 2020 to 16 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,139 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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24 October, 2020 to 30 October, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,139 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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07 November, 2020 to 13 November, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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21 November, 2020 to 27 November, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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05 December, 2020 to 11 December, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,279 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,519 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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19 December, 2020 to 25 December, 2020
Lower Deck Cabin. From $ 4,399 NZD pp
4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Upper Deck Cabin. From $ 4,639 NZD pp
6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.
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Additional charges:

Galapagos Entrance Fee 120 USD pp

Galápagos — 7 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat) itinerary:

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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Isabela Island
Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Island and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 3 Isabela Island
Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
Day 4 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 5 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 6 North Seymour/Quito
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time.
Please Note:
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Galápagos — 7 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat) reverse itinerary:

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Please Note: *
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Day 7 Quito *
Depart at any time.
Day 6 North Seymour/Quito *
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.
Day 5 Puerto Egas/Santiago Island *
Morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Continue to Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galápagos Islands, which boasts thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Head to Buccaneer Cove to witness the towering cliff wall rock formations.
Day 4 Chinese Hat/Rábida Island *
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions. Take an afternoon excursion to Rábida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony.
Day 3 Isabela Island *
Arrive at Puerto Villamil, home to the small community that lives on Isabela Island. In the morning, hike the Sierra Negra volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos. Visit Las Tintoreras and the tortoise breeding centre in Puerto Villamil in the afternoon.
Day 2 Quito/Isabela Island *
Fly to Baltra. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. In the afternoon, sail to Mosquera Island and walk along the beach and observe the vast sea lion colonies.
Day 1 Quito *
Arrive at any time.
* = Indicative
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Monserrat, the ship servicing Galápagos — 7 Days West & Central Islands (Monserrat)

Monserrat

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Passenger Capacity: 20

With plenty of room to move about and the best passenger-to-guide ratio in our fleet, the Monserrat is value incarnate. Comfortable cabins and common areas, roomy outdoor spaces, and a CEO Naturalist Guide for every ten travellers make for a top-notch blend of comfort, service, and, on the top deck, sun worship.

Cabins:

6 upper-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds. 4 lower-deck double-occupancy cabins with twin and double beds.

Boat layout:

Spacious main deck. Lounge, bar and dining room. Large forward sundeck with lounge chairs. Observation deck with out door bar.

Crew:

With eleven dedicated crew members and a pair of CEO Naturalist Guides familiar with the local flora and fauna and certified by the Galápagos National Park Service, there’s always someone available to answer your questions.

Amenities:

Snorkelling equipment, wetsuits and beach towels included at no extra charge. Fresh and tasty local and international cuisine served onboard.

Cabin layout for Monserrat
• 4 nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Monserrat

• Search for sea turtles in secluded bays and snorkel with sea lions

• Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano – the largest basaltic caldera in the Galápagos

• Choose to search for sea turtles or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of Santiago