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Galapagos

November 2023

Classic Tour

The Galápagos Islands are known for their beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife. The Women's Travel Club Galapagos Cruise has everything required for the most spectacular of all Galapagos vacations. Our jaw-dropping sailing vessel started operations at the Galapagos Islands in 2008 and holds a reputation as one of the classiest cruises on the islands. Expect to witness an amazing concentration of birdlife and massive bird rookeries, including the largest nesting colonies of red-footed boobies and frigate birds. Hike on secluded islands, relax on the white-sand beaches, or snorkel with sea lions.

 

Signature Moments

  • Journey around the Galapagos Islands on a private catamaran
  • Get up close to birds and animals that you can see no where else in the world
  • Relax on an idyllic beach
  • Visit the giant tortoise breeding center
  • Watch the sunset as you sip wine on your private yacht reminiscing on your adventures of the day

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights aboard catamaran
  • 2 Nights hotel in Quito
  • All meals aboard the yacht
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Visit the giant tortoise breeding center at Cerro Colorado
  • Galapagos Interpretation Center
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Use of Kayaks
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Welcome to Ecuador!

Upon arrival at the airport today you transfer to our airport hotel for the night. Our adventure begins this evening, we will have a welcome meeting and start to get acquainted .
Accommodations: Wyndham Quito Airport

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Galapagos Arrival

After breakfast we will transfer back to the airport and fly to the Galapagos Islands. Today our true adventure will start.
You will be met at the airport and transported to your boat. After a short time to settle in, the boat will set sail. Your first Galapagos visitor site is a real treat, as we head to North Seymour Island. The coastal walk presents many opportunities to view the mass of bird life that calls this island its home.
Galapagos wildlife to look out for: Blue footed booby, land iguana, marine iguana, frigate birds.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Genovesa

Your Seaman Journey catamaran trip continues in earnest today on Genovesa Island at Prince Phillip’s Steps. Here, a steep climb upwards leads to a delightful opportunity to observe a range of coastal birds and a stunning cliff backdrop.
Later, at Darwin Bay, a walk along a coral beach presents bird lovers with more wonderful chances to observe bird life in action.
Galapagos wildlife to observe today: Swallow tailed gull, frigate birds, red-footed boobies, lava heron, lava gull.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
South Plaza Island

South Plaza Island is home to a sizeable number of land iguanas which may be spotted along our trail scurrying amid the unusual brightly colored red scrub like flora at this site. At Santa Fe Island later on in the day, trail walks allow us to enjoy the wildlife and interesting cactus vegetation. We might even spot a Galapagos hawk.
Galapagos wildlife to spot here today: Land iguana, marine iguana, blue-footed booby, magnificent frigatebird, red-billed tropic bird, swallow-tailed gull.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
San Cristobal Island

This morning, on San Cristobal Island we first visit the giant tortoise breeding center at Cerro Colorado, where we can learn more about this fascinating creature and learn about the conservation program here. There are many endemic plants to view as well.
Later, we will head to the Interpretation Center to learn more about the history and biodiversity on the Islands. Following this we will return to the Seaman Journey Galapagos yacht for a relaxing evening.
Galapagos wildlife not to miss today: Giant Tortoises.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Witch Hill

Before leaving San Cristobal Island there is plenty more to see here. We start at Galapaguera which offers a fabulous chance to see Galapagos giant tortoises living in the wild.
Later we visit Witch Hill where there is a stunning white sand beach next to a hill, and the opportunity to see a variety of iconic Galapagos wildlife. We then head back to the Seaman Journey to set sail again.
Galapagos wildlife to look out for: Sea lion, pelican, blue-footed booby, giant tortoise, marine iguana.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Espanola Island

Today is a very special Galapagos day as you will visit two of the best visitor sites in the archipelago. The first port of call is the fabulous white sand beach at Gardner Bay on Espanola Island, which you can enjoy while observing a large sea lion colony and other marine life.
Later, Suarez Point offers opportunities to observe the waved albatross (April – December) and a lot of other bird species along the trail and up on the cliff towards the spectacular blowhole – a highlight of the trip.
Galapagos wildlife today: Galapagos hawk, waved albatross, mockingbirds, sea lions, blue-footed booby.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Floreana Island

This morning, the Seaman Journey cruise moors near Cormorant Point on Floreana Island where we will visit a green-tinged beach, behind which bright pink flamingos reside in a lagoon. There is also a turtle nesting site at an adjacent beach that we can walk too.
At Post Office Bay in the afternoon you can pop your postcards in the historic wooden barrel and see if they get delivered.
Wildlife to spot today: Turtles, flamingos, stilts, rays, flycatchers.
Accommodations: Seaman Journey Catamaran

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Santa Cruz

Your time on the Seaman Journey boat is coming to its end today. Before you go to the airport there is time for one last visit. This is to the Charles Darwin Station, close to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Here you can learn about conservation efforts in the archipelago, and observe the giant tortoise breeding program.
After this we will escort you to the airport on Baltra for your onward journey.
Galapagos wildlife today: Giant tortoise, land iguana, finches, vermilion flycatcher.
Accommodations: Wyndham Quito Airport

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Islands Adventure
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed or continue your adventure with our Ecuador Tour.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Walking tours and hiking on most days. Expect small elevations and uneven terrain.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 11 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Galapagos Park Fee of $100 USD
  • Transit Control tax of $20 USD
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Quito
Depart from Quito

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Galapagos Adventure
Wyndham Quito Airport

Experience the warmest of welcomes when you visit the Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. The Wyndam Quito is one of the best options among the hotels in Quito, with a privileged location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), as well as with ample meeting space for impeccable business conferences and special events. Embrace the spirit of the Ecuadorian capital, with their hotel as a highly comfortable and convenient base of operations, and spend the day exploring the fascinating museums and breathtaking sights of Quito.

Women's Travel Club Galapagos Tour
Seaman Journey Catamaran

This large boat offers 8 cabins, 7 of them are located on the main deck offering two twin beds in each of them, there is also a master suite located on the upper deck offering a queen size bed and a sofa-bed. All cabins feature ocean views, private bathrooms with hot water, air-conditioning, a deposit safe, a closet, and great comfort for all guests on-board.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

4 Star Rating

"I loved all the snorkelling! I went hoping to see lots of land and sea animals, fish and was not disappointed." Jan

 

4 Star Rating

"Loved all the wildlife " Ann

 

5 Star Rating

"Overall, a great and very interesting tour. May want to emphasize to people it is a SMALL boat and therefore can expect some rocking around - it's not like being on a large cruise ship." Becky

 

5 Star Rating

"Had a wonderful time with a great group of ladies on this once in a lifetime trip!" Julia