Explore these astonishing islands in the company of the popular wildlife presenter

The Galápagos has long been considered one of the world's most diverse landscapes, forming a complex ecosystem that is still revealing itself. On this Centenary Collection trip, you'll be joined by Kate, who will talk about the Galápagos, and you'll explore the islands to the fullest. Celebrity Cruises has been in the Galápagos for 17 years and Celebrity Flora® is the first ship to be built specially for the islands. One-of-a-kind features help keep the islands as pristine as you find them, and your suite features a private balcony. The trip starts and ends in Ecuador's capital, Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Events with Kate Humble
As you'll be surrounded by wildlife, who better is there to hear from during your trip than Kate? She has appeared on Animal Park, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and will share insights with you.

Unique wildlife
There will be plenty of chances for close-up views of the wildlife, which includes blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, giant tortoises and sea lions. You'll benefit from the expertise of Galápagos National Park-certified naturalists, too.

The Galápagos Islands
The islands were a source of inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and you'll be able to see the species that Darwin studied, plus visit wildlife projects that are building on his work.

Your luxurious ship
Celebrity Flora® creates a sense of being immersed in a destination, instead of just visiting it. Every stateroom is a suite, there are delectable menus and it even features its very own science lab.

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Kate Humble
Wildlife presenter

Kate is one of Britain's most popular wildlife presenters. She has travelled to all parts of the globe, and has presented a number of wildlife shows, including Animal Park: Wild In Africa, Seawatch, The Hottest Place On Earth and Volcano Live.

Price includes

  • Internal flights from Quito to Baltra
  • Two guided tours a day
  • Internet access; on-board lectures, Galápagos National Park admission, international flights and all transfers
  • One night pre-voyage stay in Quito at the JW Marriott hotel
  • Seven-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands on Celebrity Flora®
  • Stay in a suite with private facilities and a shower
  • Talk and Q&A session by Kate
  • Complimentary meals and drinks included throughout the cruise
  • Fully guided tour of Quito, with lunch and dinner included

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£9,350*

* Price based on two sharing an S2 Sky Suite. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. International flights From LHR (regional airports available on request, at a supplement). Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Boom Radio. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Quito
    Quito, Ecuador

    Depart the UK today and fly to the buzzing Ecuadorian capital, Quito.

  2. Day
    2
    Quito
    Quito, Ecuador

    Arrive in Quito, where you'll have a day to explore the city. Head to the vibrant, well-preserved Old Town to find charming artisanal shops and traders, or check out one of the city's museums, such as the Casa del Alabado Archaeological Museum - with exhibits dating back some 5,000 years.

    Accommodation - JW Marriott hotel, Quito
  3. Day
    3
    Fly to Baltra, Board Celebrity Flora
    Isla Baltra, Ecuador

    During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport.

    Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

    Meals - Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Egas Port, Santiago Island and Rabida Island
    Santiago Island, Ecuador

    With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools and blue-water grottoes, this stop offers a wonderful taste of the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shore birds, Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals. Sea lions, colorful tropical fish and sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling here.

    A small island south of Santiago, Rabida is best known for its red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions and some sea birds.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove
    Elizabeth Bay, Isla Isabela, Ecuador

    Elizabeth Bay is one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. A scenic zodiac ride within this sheltered inlet offers viewing of a wide variety of wildlife and a wonderful mangrove ecosystem.

    Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, Tagus Cove offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes and spectacular Darwin Lake. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island and Bartolomé Island
    Santiago Island, Ecuador

    During a volcanic eruption in the early 1900s, this area of Santiago was covered with flowing lava. Today, the hardened fields of black rock create a geologic wonderland. We will take advantage of the cool of early morning for a walk to view strange twisting hardened lava flows, collapse craters, and everyone's favourite, the hornitos orlava ovens. Tall red scoria cones and pioneer plants also dot this unusual and very young landscape.

    Bartolome Island hosts one of the region's most often-photographed views and a spectacular geologic setting. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop. It is also home to the endemic Galapagos penguin and provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island and North Seymour Island
    Santa Cruz Island , Ecuador

    A beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. The name "Las Bachas" comes from the mispronunciation of the word "barges" by the local population during the 1950s when WWII barges broke their moorings and ran aground on the beach. This is also one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos. A short beach walk brings you to a pond to look for flamingos and other shorebirds. Afterwards, this is a fantastic beach to relax, go for a walk, swim, and maybe practice snorkeling.

    North Seymour is a small island just north of Baltra. It is home to the largest colony of frigate birds in the Galapagos. While keeping an eye out for male frigates trying to impress potential mates with an inflated red neck pouch, you may also see blue-footed boobies dancing in a timeless courtship ritual. Sea lions and large land iguanas also roam about this rocky terrain. Excursion options include a guided long, rocky walk, zodiac ride and short easy walk, or simply just a scenic zodiac tour along the coast to view wildlife and the geology of the area.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island
    San Cristobal Island , Ecuador

    Here we have the opportunity to visit the small waterfront town of Puerto Baquerizo, the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options include a tour of a local interpretation centre and time for shopping or a fast-paced long walk to view scenic vistas, followed by a visit to the interpretation center.

    Pitt Point is located on the north-eastern tip of San Cristobal Island. After disembarking onto the small green sand beach, you'll hike up to a plateau, where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is well worth the effort. A steep gully leads up the cliff to a breeding ground for all three varieties of boobies: red-footed, blue-footed, and Nazca. It's one of the few places in the Galapagos where you can see all three species nesting together.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
    Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador

    This is the main population centre of the islands, and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding centre and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Baltra Island - fly to Quito
    Isla Baltra, Ecuador

    Transfer back to Quito for your onward flight home.

    Accommodation - JW Marriott hotel, Quito
    Meals - Breakfast
  11. Day
    11
    Arrive in the UK
    London, United Kingdom

    Arrive back in the UK today.

Accommodation

Celebrity Flora®

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Cruise ship

All-suite luxury mega yacht

Celebrity Flora® is the first ship of its kind to be built especially for the Galápagos Islands. The 100-passenger all-suite mega yacht is built with the latest environmental technologies using natural materials. Every stateroom on board is a suite that includes an unrivaled array of indulgent design features, services and amenities, such as full room automation that lets you control everything with the touch of a button; premium linens and bathrobes; personal Suite Attendants; chocolates and bath products sourced locally from Ecuador; and integrated drinking water filtration systems.

On board you'll find the Ocean Grill, Seaside Restaurant, Discovery Lounge, Observatory, Glamping Cabanas and Novurania Yacht Tenders. Plus, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on-board to guide the journey.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£9,350*

* Price based on two sharing an S2 Sky Suite. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. International flights From LHR (regional airports available on request, at a supplement). Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Boom Radio. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Call now to book 02039930225
Quote ref: BOOM GALAPAGOS KATE