GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – SPECIAL OFFERS
Revealed Travel are delighted to offer fantastic savings on selected cruises to the Galapagos Islands. Save hundreds of pounds on small-boat departures making a trip to the enchanted islands affordable.
4 Days/3 Nights: 20 – 23 Jan 2020 M/V CALIPSO
£2214 pp £1107 pp
5 Days/4 Nights: 23 – 27 Jan 2020 M/V ALYA
£2617 pp £1810 pp
8 Days/7 Nights: 13 – 20 Jan 2020 M/V ALYA
£5762 pp £2881 pp
Costs and availability are subject to change. Details correct at 3 Dec 2019.
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Capacity: 16 passengers
Category: First Class Motor Yacht
Departures: Mondays & Thursdays
The Calipso was completely refurbished in 2019 to allow you to explore the Galapagos Islands in comfort. There are six upper deck twin cabins, two twin cabins on the main deck, all of which have panoramic windows. In addition there are two single cabins on the lower deck.
Capacity: 16 passengers
Category: Superior Motor Catamaran
Departures: Thursdays & Mondays
Built in 2017, the Alya is a luxurious catamaran offering a choice of eight-, five-and four-day cruises through the archipelago. Eight of the nine cabins have private balconies and all have ensuite bathooms and beds which can be one double bed or divided into twins. After the day’s excursions, guests can relax in the library viewing a movie from the DVD collection, or on the sundeck while enjoying a soak in the jacuzzi or drink from one of the catamaran’s two bars. Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available onboard.
We will book your transatlantic flights to/from Ecuador in first class, business or economy together with any hotels and ground arrangements on the mainland. We will also book flights from the Ecuadorian mainland to tie-in with your Galapagos cruise itinerary. There are daily flights between Quito and Guayaquil on the mainland and both Balta and Santa Cruz in the Galapagos. Flight costs are approximately £455 per person but we will endeavour to secure any discounts or special offers for you.
Galapagos National Park fees: These are currently US$100 per person and payable locally but subject to change.
Transit Control Card for the Galapagos: Currently US$20 per person and payable locally, subject to change.
The Galapagos National Park authorities do not allow boats with more than 100 passengers to operate in the archipelago. All boats have to file their itineraries with the authorities, who strictly control the numbers of people arriving at any one place at any time. Galapagos cruises usually have two or three landings per day which will be either be ‘dry’ or ‘wet’ (directly onto land or into shallow water). There are just 54 land sites and 62 scuba-diving or snorkelling sites in the Galapagos Islands and small groups are allowed to visit in time-limited slots of two-to-four hours. If you are on one of the bigger ships you will disembark into small groups for landings. All groups are accompanied by naturalist guides, licensed by the Galapagos National Park authorities.
Extras, tips and gratuities: Some boats charge for drinks and may charge a corkage fee for any wine you bring yourselves. You should also budget for ancillary items such as purchases, internet charges, getting laundry done and other matters of a personal nature. We will provide advice for tips which are usually shared between guide and crew.
Best Time to Travel
The best months for the Galapagos Islands are December to March, when the seas are at their calmest. You should avoid September as there is a sea mist at this time. In fact a lot of Galapagos cruise ships go into dry dock at this time of the year for repairs and refurbishment before the new season starts.
Galapagos itineraries are subject to US $/£ exchange rate fluctuations. We have based all prices on an exchange rate of 1.24 as at 3 December 2019.