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Galapagos Islands with Women's Travel Network

Feb 02-13, 2025

12 days | Ecuador | Womens Travel Network

Join Melissa Ross on this Galapagos private yacht expedition to one of the world’s greatest nature destinations. We’ve exclusively chartered the yacht Beluga for our expedition, limited to just 15 passengers.

Our Galapagos naturalist guides are on board to lead island walks and onboard 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 get to marvel at the highly adapted creatures found nowhere else on Earth. 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 and walk among them.

Before boarding our Galapagos yacht, we spend time in Quito, exploring the charming colonial city and delving into the colourful Otavalo market where vendors, many from Ecuador’s Indigenous communities, sell a dizzying array of artisan crafts, including woolen goods, embroidery, and jewelry.
Womens Travel Network Expedition Cruise Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
US$7795 (Incl. taxes, based on 15 participants)
Group Size:
Limited to 15 participants

What’s included: Arrival/departure transfers if arriving and departing with the group; accommodations based on double occupancy at Quito hotel as listed or similar; ground transportation; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees, including Galapagos park and transit fees (US$120) ; internal flights: Quito to San Cristobal and San Cristobal to Quito (US$530); meals as indicated in the itinerary; 7-night Galapagos cruise aboard the M/Y Beluga based on double occupancy;gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals (as indicated above); taxes (as indicated above); services of bilingual naturalist guide on board; services of your Women’s Travel Network tour host

"The Galapagos Islands inspire you to think differently about the world." - Quest Traveller
"I had several close encounter experiences with the wildlife which were amazing experiences. This would likely be impossible in denser tourist areas." - Leah S.
"I absolutely enjoyed this experience. Were were well taken care of from the moment we met at the airport until the moment we parted." - Quest travellers

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Quito
2Quito city tour
3Otavalo market
4Fly to San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
5 -10Exploring the Galapagos Islands
11Fly to Quito
12Depart Quito
Optional Extension: Four-day spa stay at the Termas de Papallacta
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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 16 passengers and 8 crew. She travels at a speed of 12 knots, allowing us to get to 6 islands comfortably during our expedition cruise. She is well-appointed with comfortable private cabins and ample lounge and observation deck space.

Your Tour Leader

Melissa Ross is an experienced and passionate traveler always seeking the big adventures in life. Born and raised in Toronto and now calling Vancouver Island her home, Melissa lives to discover the world. With a flair for languages and a drive to be fully immersed in other cultures, Melissa has spent time living abroad in Italy, Spain, and Morocco.

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Womens Travel Network Expedition Cruise Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
US$7795 (Incl. taxes, based on 15 participants)
Group Size:
Limited to 15 participants

What’s included: Arrival/departure transfers if arriving and departing with the group; accommodations based on double occupancy at Quito hotel as listed or similar; ground transportation; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees, including Galapagos park and transit fees (US$120) ; internal flights: Quito to San Cristobal and San Cristobal to Quito (US$530); meals as indicated in the itinerary; 7-night Galapagos cruise aboard the M/Y Beluga based on double occupancy;gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals (as indicated above); taxes (as indicated above); services of bilingual naturalist guide on board; services of your Women’s Travel Network tour host

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