Galapagos Islands luxury cruise 2022
29 October – 5 November 2022 (12 spaces available)
12 – 19 November 2022 (SOLD OUT)
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Organised by myself, based on my local insider knowledge
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Meet Darwin's giant tortoises and swim with marine iguanas on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Galapagos Islands are regularly ranked "The world's no. 1 island destination". They are one of the last untouched places on earth, featuring unique animals that you will not get to see anywhere else. Best of all, the animals aren't afraid of humans. As the saying goes: "In the Galapagos Islands, you don't observe animals, you mingle with them!"
I have organised eight trips to the Galapagos Islands in the past, the most recent one in 2021. Each time, my guests were blown away both by the islands and overall experience. Also, many lasting new friendships were formed.
My new Galapagos adventure in 2022 boasts the following:
- 7-day cruise on a 4 ½ star boat, exploring the islands' Western route.
- Accompanied by one of the best naturalist guides (handpicked by myself, out of all 800 local guides).
- A week with likeminded people instead of random tourists.
There is space for 16 passengers (8 double cabins). I will be both a regular guest and the unofficial second guide on this trip. Having lived in the Galapagos Islands for four years, I will be telling you the stuff no one else dares to say out loud!
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What is the trip about?
Having lived in the Galapagos for four years, I chose each aspect carefully.
The archipelago is too big to see everything on a single trip, but we'll squeeze as much into your week as possible! Touring the Western half of the archipelago, you will witness some of the Crown Jewels of the Galapagos.
There is space for 16 passengers onboard (8 double cabins). As with previous trips, I expect the group to comprise a healthy mix of fund managers, private investors, and entrepreneurs.
The concept of spending a week with likeminded people instead of random tourists has paid off repeatedly in the past: many new friendships were formed among previous travellers.
Each day, we will spend 12 hours a day in the company of a guide. Having the right guide is the make-or-break factor for any Galapagos trip. My entire trip organisation is based on using my network of long-standing personal friends on the island to get us the best, most comfortable, and safest option for your trip.
For this trip, I've secured a guide who usually gets booked by West Coast billionaires and similar celebrity clients. He is a legend and insiders have long agreed that he is the no. 1 guide out of all 800! I have been on other cruises with Richard and even I am excited about the prospect of yet another one.
October/November offers an attractive niche between seasons (as well as cheaper international flights). It is the period before sweltering heat sets in, there is no overcrowding at sites, and we'll enjoy lots of special seasonal sights, such as migrating whales, nesting blue-footed boobies, and sea lion babies on the beaches.
Value for money
My package offers the right balance of "intelligent luxury", i.e. a high-end experience without spending unnecessary money.
If you have more time, you can join a couple of specials that I'll be organising on the mainland 2-3 days before the cruise. These could be in Quito, Guayaquil, or elsewhere in Ecuador. Participating will be optional and incur an extra charge.
I might also organise and join 2-3 PADI diving trips after the cruise. If you want to get your PADI license in Galapagos (before or after the cruise), I can also help with that.
The trip at a glance
Date: 12 - 19 November 2022 (7 days)
Price: USD 7,695 p.p. in a double cabin
- 7 nights on the MS Integrity, a 4 ½ star boat (double cabin).
- Domestic return flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra-Galapagos.
- USD 100 park entrance fee.
- All local transport in Galapagos, incl. VIP lounge on arrival.
- All food and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Unlimited satellite WiFi onboard.
- International flights to/from Ecuador.
- Tips for the crew and guide (voluntary).
- USD 20 biocontrol fee, payable in cash at the domestic flight check-in.
Dietary requirements: The boat can easily cater to all special requirements.
Single guests: The boat only has double cabins. I will try to pair up single visitors.
Equipment: The boat has equipment for snorkelling, kayaking and other activities onboard. It is not possible to go diving from cruise ships in Galapagos; diving trips need to be arranged separately (as extension of the trip).
Payment: Deposit of USD 1,000, with the remainder payable by 15 June 2022.
Cancellation: There are no guarantees of course, but if you have to cancel the trip after all, I should be able to find a replacement and return the deposit to you.
Visas: EU/US citizens do not require a visa for Ecuador/Galapagos. For all other citizenships please check with your respective embassy or consulate. Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the departure date.
Vaccination: As of 1 December 2021, Ecuador and Galapagos require visitors to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
I handle the entire organisation myself, from beginning to end.
This trip is already sold out but I might organise a similar one in the future.
If you are interested in joining such a future trip, or if you have any questions at all, simply drop me an email.