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Iguanas, and sea lions, and turtles, oh my! Where on earth can you find more rare species of plants and animals than people? The Galápagos Islands, of course! And when you cruise to this unique group of islands with Monograms, there is no stress, just fun! We take care of the hassles for you, from your hotel and cruise accommodations, to sightseeing and most meals. We even set you up with a Local Host® to help meet your needs during your stay, so that allyou have to do is remember to pack your swimsuit!
This incredible South America tour begins with the ultimate adventure in Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. Arrive in Quito for a restful overnight stay, then fly to Coca and travel by canoe trip downriver to your selected Amazon lodge, your home base for the next three nights. You’ll enjoy the comforts of home while exploring this rainforest paradise to discover the fascinating flora and fauna with a Naturalist Guide. Return to Quito for two nights and enjoy a private tour to explore the city, rich with history and marked by the legacy that the Incas and Spaniards left behind. See Independence Square, the cathedral, and San Francisco Plaza Church. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure before packing your bags and heading off to the Galápagos the next morning.
You will embark on a 7-night cruise around the gorgeous and one-of -a-kind Galápagos Islands. For this leg of your adventure, all of your meals are included. Begin your adventure at the Charles Darwin Research Station to see and learn about the Giant Tortoises native to these islands. You’ll also visit Bartolomé, where you can see a fascinating moonscape and take a hike to see the striking view of the surrounding islands; Rábida Island, where you will discover a rare red sand beach, home to colonies of marine iguanas, sea lions and several species of Darwin’s finches; Santa Cruz, where the clear, calm waters of Black Turtle cove offer the perfect place to see a colourful array of fish, rays and reef sharks; Isabela and Fernandia Islands where you can watch for flightless cormorants, penguins, and whales, and finally, Santiago Island, where you can explore tidal pools populated by fur seals and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Throughout your cruise there will be multiple opportunities to snorkel in search of the diverse and colourful marine life found in the archipelago.
So grab your camera and say “Sayonara” to the stresses of planning your own holiday. With Monograms, your holiday package to the Galápagos Islands is as stress free and fabulous as you dreamed it would be!