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Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands

Cruise with Sue Flood

  • EXPERT-LED CRUISE

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Sue Flood 1

Sue Flood

Explore the Galapagos Islands with Sue Flood, a photographer, author and wildlife filmmaker

Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands 2

Island exploration

Visit eight different islands from west to east, covering a diverse mix of wildlife

Waved albatross grooming on Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. 3

Excellent wildlife

Travel in July, to witness Albatross chicks hatching on Espanola

Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands 4

Natural Paradise

Spend seven nights sailing on Natural Paradise, a yacht purpose-built for cruising the Galapagos

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1 - 2
    Quito
  • Day 3
    Fly Quito to Baltra
  • Day 4
    Fernandina Islands and Isabela Island
  • Days 5 - 6
    Isabela Island
  • Day 7
    Chinese Hat and Mosquera Islets
  • Day 8
    Floreana Island
  • Day 9
    Espanola Island
  • Day 10
    San Cristobal
Sea lion pup, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Sea lion pup, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Whilst not guaranteed, you are likely to see a huge number of both land and sea birds and an eclectic mix of mammals and marine life. Some of the seabirds likely to been seen are magnificent frigate birds, Nazca and blue-footed boobies as well as the Galapagos penguin, the only penguin to nest in the Tropics.

Galapagos Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands

Steppes is a Gold Corporate Member of the Galapagos Conservation Trust, the only UK charity that is focussed solely on conservation in the archipelago. As such we continue to support ongoing conservation projects in the archipelago and recently donated to the development of a citizen’s science website on which the public can post information about single-use plastic pollution in the Galapagos. When you book a trip to the Galapagos Islands with Steppes Travel, you will also benefit from a complimentary, six-month membership with the Galapagos Conservation Trust.

Marine Iguanas, Galapagos, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands

Photography experience

Whether you have a simple point and shoot camera or a sophisticated SLR, Sue Flood will be on hand to give you tips on how to improve your photography skills. Therefore, you don’t need to be an experienced photographer to join. The maximum group size of just ten people will allow Sue time to spend time with you at different locations to help you get the perfect shot and develop your wildlife photography skills.

Time will be spent photographing some wildlife in low light conditions so it might be useful to have a tripod and be familiar with how you can use your increased ISO to photograph in darker conditions. There are restrictions of red-coloured low-intensity light to ensure the wellbeing of the wildlife.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Moderate Activity
Single Supplement

Travelling on your own? Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places provides security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour expert.

Flexibility

To allow flexibility, our group tours do not include international flights as standard. We can arrange international flights on your behalf and the above is an indication of the cost, based on return flights departing from London. All international flights from the UK are ATOL protected.

What is included

  • Accompanied by Sue Flood throughout
  • Welcome meal and city tour in Quito
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in Quito
  • Domestic flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos
  • Full board meals and snorkelling equipment on the Natural Paradise
  • Tea, coffee and water onboard
  • Group transfers throughout
  • English speaking National Park guides in the Galapagos
  • Tourist card $20 and national park fee $100
  • Accommodation onboard the Natural Paradise in the Galapagos

What is excluded

  • International flights to and from Ecuador
  • Gratuities
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks onboard
  • Items of a personal nature

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Natural Paradise £££££

A high-end 111-foot-long yacht which can accommodate 16 passengers, Natural Paradise is made up of nine cabins that vary from standard cabins with porthole windows to suites with private balconies. With a spacious dining area, a bar and large sundeck with loungers, jacuzzi and a covered alfresco dining area, the yacht balances luxurious surroundings with plenty of space to unwind and relax. Snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks are available to use during the trip.

View Boat

Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Like-minded travellers

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people; interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours, usually consisting of eight to ten travellers, aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

4.Peace of mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

3.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

Our future tour dates

For further information about any of these tours please call 1 855 2037885

Departure dateDuration
Prices Start from
Tour ExpertMax Group SizeStatus
07/05/2010 Days $8,884 ex. flightsSue Flood14 FULL

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

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