Galapagos Islands 2022/2: Cruising the Paradise with Vegan Travel

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  • day 1
    San Cristobal Island: Puerto Chino o Centro de Crianza David
     
  • day 2
    Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
     
  • day 3
    Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Gaint Tortoises Breeding Center & Twin Craters
     
  • day 4
    Isabela Island: Sierra Negra & Wetlands, the wall of tears or breeding station
     
  • day 5
    Isabela Island: Moreno Point & Tagus Cove
     
  • day 6
    Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point & Vicente Roca Point
     
  • day 7
    Santiago Island: Espumilla beach or Buccaneer Cove & Bartholomew Island
     
  • day 8
    North Seymour Island & Santa Cruz Island: Caleta Tortuga Negra
     
  • day 9
    Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Bahia Darwin
     
  • day 10
    Santiago Island: Bahia Sulivan & Rabida Island
     
  • day 11
    Santa Cruz Island
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

We were looking for the ultimate Vegan Travel Galapagos experience – and found the incredible Infinity Galapagos yacht which has been launched in 2018. A stunning yacht offering unrivalled comfort, high performance, modern interiors and respect for the environment. Well-appointed accommodation in large staterooms, private balconies and large interiors are only but a few of the unique traits the Infinity Galapagos yacht has in store for our Vegan Travel group. Complying and exceeding with all international safety standards, the Infinity features state of the art safety and navigation for up to 20 guests. Al-fresco dining, sunbathing in large solarium’s, and an interior lounge area for daily briefings.
Cruise the Galapagos archipelago in tremendous style and sumptuous luxury. All eight cabins and two suites have private balconies, a feature not common among Galapagos vessels. We will visit 8-10 different islands where we will hike, snorkel, kayak, sail and swim amongst some of the world’s most exotic wildlife with well-trained naturalist guides. 
After rewarding days spent ashore, in the sea and sun (our itinerary includes both a morning and afternoon excursion), return onboard to nothing less than luxury pampered by 14-15 attentive crew members.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
15-11-22 San Cristobal Island: Puerto Chino o Centro de Crianza David - -
16-11-22 Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands - -
17-11-22 Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Gaint Tortoises Breeding Center & Twin Craters - -
18-11-22 Isabela Island: Sierra Negra & Wetlands, the wall of tears or breeding station - -
19-11-22 Isabela Island: Moreno Point & Tagus Cove - -
20-11-22 Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point & Vicente Roca Point - -
21-11-22 Santiago Island: Espumilla beach or Buccaneer Cove & Bartholomew Island - -
22-11-22 North Seymour Island & Santa Cruz Island: Caleta Tortuga Negra - -
23-11-22 Genovesa Island: El Barranco & Bahia Darwin - -
24-11-22 Santiago Island: Bahia Sulivan & Rabida Island - -
25-11-22 Santa Cruz Island - -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

Infinity

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

We were looking for the ultimate Vegan Travel Galapagos experience – and found the incredible Infinity Galapagos yacht which has been launched in 2018. A stunning yacht offering unrivalled comfort, high performance, modern interiors and respect for the environment. Well-appointed accommodation in large staterooms, private balconies and large interiors are only but a few of the unique traits the Infinity Galapagos yacht has in store for our Vegan Travel group. Complying and exceeding with all international safety standards, the Infinity features state of the art safety and navigation for up to 20 guests. Al-fresco dining, sunbathing in large solarium’s, and an interior lounge area for daily briefings.
Cruise the Galapagos archipelago in tremendous style and sumptuous luxury. All eight cabins and two suites have private balconies, a feature not common among Galapagos vessels. We will visit 8-10 different islands where we will hike, snorkel, kayak, sail and swim amongst some of the world’s most exotic wildlife with well-trained naturalist guides. 
After rewarding days spent ashore, in the sea and sun (our itinerary includes both a morning and afternoon excursion), return onboard to nothing less than luxury pampered by 14-15 attentive crew members.

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Size: 237ft² / 22m²
Accomodation: Two twin beds convertible into one matrimonial bed 
Windows: Panoramic Windows and a private Balcony

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Premiere Deluxe Balcony

Size: 270ft² / 25m²
Accomodation: Two twin beds convertible into one matrimonial bed 
Windows: Panoramic Windows and a private Balcony

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Premiere Deluxe Balcony Plus

Size: 270ft² / 25m²
Accomodation: Two twin beds convertible into one matrimonial bed 
Windows: Panoramic Windows and a private Balcony

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Suite

Size: 347.6ft² / 32.2m²
Accomodation: One matrimonial bed 
Windows: Panoramic Windows and a private Balcony

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Premium Suite

Size: 376.7ft² / 35m²
Accomodation: One matrimonial bed 
Windows: Panoramic Windows and a private Balcony

Includes the following cabin numbers : 8

To which airport do I have to fly to?

If you join our pre-cruise extension in Quito you would fly to Quito. 


If you decide to not join our pre-cruise extension in Quito, you would fly either to Quito or Guayaquil. 

When flying from Quito to San Cristobal Island (where our ship docks), our represantative will meet you at the airport and assist you for your Galapagos flight. You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by an Infinity staff member and transferred to the yacht. You’ll be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

When flying from Guayaquil to San Cristobal, you will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by an Infinity staff member and our Vegan Travel representative and transferred to the yacht. You’ll be shown to your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

Now you can enjoy this small ship cruise at the heart of the Galapagos Islands!

 

Do you offer a pre-cruise extension?

13.11.22: Day 1 – Sunday – Quito Arrival On the first day of your vegan journey of discovery, you’ll be greeted at the airport by a Vegan Travel representative and transferred to our luxurious 5* partner hotel where you meet your Vegan Travel Cruise Director. Enjoy free time to relax and settle in. Welcome dinner at a local vegan gourmet restaurant.

14.11.22: Day 2 – Monday – Quito Vegan breakfast is served at the hotel. During your guided tour of the capital of Ecuador, situated at an altitude of 9,350 feet, you’ll stand on the equatorial line at the Intiñan Solar Museum, and marvel at the monastery of San Francisco and la Compañia Church. Your Tour Director will escort you throughout your Quito stay, and serve as your personal concierge. Lunch and dinner at vegan partner restaurants in Quito.

15.11.22: Day 3 – Tuesday – Quito / San Cristobal After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to San Cristobal, Galapagos. Assistance at the airport by our representative for your flight. You will arrive at San Cristobal Island in the morning. After going through immigration and baggage claim you will be met by an Infinity staff member and transferred to the yacht, your amazing floating home for the next 10 nights. You’ll be shown your cabin where you will have some time to settle in before lunch and a welcome briefing.

How do I book the pre-cruise extension?

Once we finalized all details all booked guests will receive an email with a link for a separate Vegan Travel website where you can book the pre-cruise extension. You will also be able to find the link here at the FAQs. 

What Is The Weather Like In The Galapagos Islands?

Located on the equator, the Galapagos Islands are subject to oceanic currents that influence temperatures on the archipelago. The weather is pleasant at any time of the year, making it a year-round cruise destination.

 

There are two seasons in the Galapagos:

The dry, or garua, season runs from July to December. “Garua” refers to the fog and mist that commonly hangs on the higher elevations during this season. The hot or wet season lasts from January through June, with March and April generally being the wettest months.

What is not included?

  • Air transportation to/from Quito, Ecuador, and to Quito/from Peru. You can book this optional air travel through Flights by Vegan Travel
  • Any additional food or beverages obtained outside of the package specifications
  • Purchases of drinks, souvenirs, gifts and other personal items on board or ashore
  • Personal services such as spa, laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Baggage, travel cancellation and personal insurance
  • Pre-cruise package

What Is The Onboard Smoking Policy?

Smoking is permitted only on the ship’s outer decks in designated smoking areas. 

What are the typical demographics of other passengers onboard?

Travelers come from around the world, though all speak English fluently. They range in age from millenials to seniors. Couples, solo travelers, and honeymooners are all common. No one should feel out of place! A vegan journey of discovery not to be missed!

Do cruise rates include international flights?

Cruise rates do not include international flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights.

Do cruise rates include internal flights and/or hotel before or after the cruise?

The rates online include your all-vegan cruise experience only – all vegan meals while on your cruise, excursions, transfers to and from the ship while in the Galapagos, and the accommodations aboard our yacht. Rates do not include flights to and from the Galapagos or extra hotel nights in Quito or Guayaquil. We normally arrange your flights to and from the Galapagos as well as any extra hotel nights or airport transfers you may need while on the mainland. 

What are wet/dry landings?

The majority of islands in the Galapagos are uninhabited. They have no structures of any kind including docks for landings. Yachts will typically anchor offshore and then travelers will take smaller motorized zodiacs (also called pangas) to reach the islands.

On a dry landing, the panga will motor next to a cement or natural rock outcropping and travelers can step out of the panga directly onto the dry land. On a wet landing, the panga will approach a sandy beach and travelers will step out of the panga into ankle deep (or possibly knee deep) water and walk to shore. As all yachts will have both wet and dry landings in the course of an itinerary, it is important that travelers bring shoes/sandals that they don't mind getting wet. It's a good idea to bring a towel along for wet landings so that you can dry your feet and change into socks and hiking shoes.

What time zone are the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos are six hours behind GMT (same as CST). They do not observe daylight-savings time so during these months (April-October), they are on MST. The Galapagos Islands are one hour behind mainland Ecuador.

DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED (COVID)? 

Upon entry to Ecuador, all travelers 3 years and older must provide:

 

  • A COVID-19 vaccination card with QR code or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador, or
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight to Ecuador, and;
  • A declaration of traveler health

You can find more informtion here: vtr.onl/Ecuador