Archipell II

Motor Catamarans Archipel I & II cruise around the great outdoors of the breathtaking Galapagos Archipelago, where you will keep discovering one surprise after another! Every day we anchor at two selected visitor’s sites and organise at least two excursions.

You will observe nature from different perspectives with our balanced excursion programme, or even during your spare time.

Day 1

Thursday (Arrival at Baltra Airport) A.M.

Arrival at Baltra Airport and transfer in.
You will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected.

Thursday (Highlands, Santa Cruz) P.M.

Santa Cruz offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos giant tortoises, roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the transition zone of adjacent El Chato Tortoise Reserve.

Day 2

Friday (Cormorant Point, Floreana) A.M.

Please don’t expect flightless cormorants at Cormorant Point (they live exclusively in West Galapagos). Instead, you may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.

Friday (Baroness Lookout & Post Office Bay) P.M.

Bring your postcards and post them in the peculiar traditional barrel on this historic site that seems to be located at the end of the world.

Day 3

Saturday (Gardner Bay, Española) A.M.

Being one of the crown jewels of the Galapagos, Española gives you the exclusive opportunity to become an eyewitness of evolution.

Saturday (Suarez Point, Española) P.M.

Española’s west tip is a true birdwatcher’s and photographer’s dream. Feel as though you’re within an exciting nature documentary, and hike a short distance from the most colourful marine iguanas.

Day 4

Sunday (Pitt Point, San Cristóbal) A.M.

Two wind sculptured tuff cones at Pitt Point constitute the easternmost end of the Galapagos and were the first sight of land of HMS Beagle with Darwin aboard.

Sunday (Witch Hill, San Cristóbal) P.M.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the lovely setting of Witch Hill’s crescent-shaped natural beach of soft powdery sand.

Day 5

Monday (Interpretation Center, San Cristóbal) A.M.

One thing becomes clear on your visit to the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre on Colorado Hill: it’s hard work to save the last local giants of San Cristóbal.

Monday (Transfer out to San Cristóbal Airport) P.M.

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.

– Accommodation as confirmed.
– All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
– All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist    guide.
– Beach towels & snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).

Not included
– Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
– Soft and alcoholic drinks.
– Galapagos National Park entrance fee & Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
– Personal travel insurance.
– Personal expenses, extras and tipping.

Important Notes
Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
– Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
– Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.