Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

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Complete Galapagos (Grand Daphne)

10 Days Starting and ending in Quito

Visiting: Quito, Isla Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands - Puerto Ayora, Post Office Bay - Punta Cormorant - Devils Crown (Isla Floreana), Punta Suarez - Bahia Gardner (Isla Espanola), Kicker Rock - Cerro Brujo - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Isla San Cristobal), Isla Santa Fe - Isla Plaza Sur, Bahia Darwin - Prince Philip's Steps (Isla Genovesa), Bahia Sullivan (Isla Santiago) - Cerro Dragon (Isla Santa Cruz), Black Turtle Cove (Isla Santa Cruz) - Isla Baltra - Quito

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

GMDA

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium, Medium

Age range:

12-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing

Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

Snorkeling, Walking

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Tour Overview

Discover the rich marine life, abundant bird colonies and stunning landscapes of the Galapagos Islands on this action-packed, 10-day tour. Board your comfortable motor yacht and set off in search of adventure and wildlife. Hike over pahoehoe lava on Bahia Sullivan, snorkel off the coast of Isla Espanola and discover the archipelago’s history on Isla San Cristobal.This journey will immerse you in the rugged, unique, inimitable Galapagos Islands.

Highlights

  • Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This submerged crater – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best underwater views in the archipelago.

  • This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa.

  • Plant your feet on 100-year-old pahoehoe lava as you walk across Bahia Sullivan, perhaps spotting a colourful marine iguana or twelve along the way.

  • Discover the otherworldly landscapes and creatures the islands are famous for, going deeper with a knowledgeable local naturalist who will accompany you on all your excursions.

  • Sea lions, marine iguanas, and more fish than you can shake a snorkel at – this trip is packed with guaranteed wildlife encounters.

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, The Galapagos Conservancy. Donations support their Women in Sustainable Entrepreneurship (WISE) program, providing capital for sustainability initiatives and empowering female entrepreneurs in the Galapagos. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito
Location: Quito
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: dinner

The adventure gets under way in Quito, Ecuador’s sprawling but refined capital city. A welcome meeting will be held this evening at either 5 pm or 6 pm where you’ll get the chance to meet your fellow travellers, but aside from that you are free to check out the city on your own today. After your welcome meeting, head to a small, local restaurant for dinner with your group. You can expect some pretty mouth-watering aromas from the fresh flavours of traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. Think quinoa, pork and vegetable dishes laced with local herbs, lemongrass and rich sauces all sourced from local farms. You might even get to try the traditional Locro (potato soup). If you arrive with time to spare, perhaps head to Quito’s Old Town and pick one (or more) of the 30 churches to explore.

Day 2: Isla Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands - Puerto Ayora
Location: Isla Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands - Puerto Ayora
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Rise and shine! An early start is necessary this morning to make it to the Galapagos with time to play today. This could mean leaving as early as 4.30 am, and an Intrepid representative will confirm the exact departure time during the welcome meeting on Day 1. Transfer to Mariscal Sucre International Airport (AKA Quito Airport), enjoying a boxed breakfast en route.

Fly to the Galapagos (approximately 3.5 hours). On arrival, collect your luggage and meet your naturalist guide in the arrival hall. Follow your guide on a public bus for a short distance (approximately 5 minutes), then board the public ferry and head across the Itabaca Channel (approximately 7 minutes). All public transport fees are included in your trip price. Once you reach Isla Santa Cruz, board a private bus to the highlands.

After a short journey (approximately 10 minutes), arrive at Los Gemelos – twin sinkholes created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. They are surrounded by the unique scalesia cloud forest, so be on the lookout for the abundant bird life including different species of Darwin finches, woodpeckers, warbler finches and vermillion flycatchers. Continue further into the highlands (approximately 30 minutes) and explore a rancho farm, where you will take a walk and enjoy lunch. An approximately 2-kilometre walk around the area will likely reveal giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

After lunch, travel to Puerto Ayora (approximately 45 minutes) where Grande Daphne and her crew will be waiting for you. Once on board, you’ll be assigned a cabin and have a chance to settle in for your first night on the islands before a safety briefing.

Included Activities:
-Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands Visit (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing

Day 3: Post Office Bay - Punta Cormorant - Devils Crown (Isla Floreana)
Location: Post Office Bay - Punta Cormorant - Devils Crown (Isla Floreana)
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay, home of the oldest postal system in the Americas. There’s a post box here that was first built by 18th-century whalers and is still in use today. Perhaps leave a letter to be collected by another traveller or look for one you can deliver. Snorkelling and a Zodiac ride are also included in this outing. Afterwards, head ashore at Punta Cormorant where the sand is made up of fine olivine crystal, a glassy volcanic mineral that gives the beach an olive-green colour. Take a 1-kilometre walk in search of sea lions, as well as flamingos, pintails and stilts. Finish at a sandy beach where Eastern Pacific green turtles nest.

Just offshore, the famous Devil’s Crown waits for those who want a special snorkelling experience. The partially-submerged remains of a volcanic cone, Devil’s Crown is now a unique swimming hole and home to rays, sharks, sea lions and turtles.

Sail overnight.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Puerto Ayora to Isla Floreana: 4 hours (32 nautical miles)
Punta Comorant to Punta Suarez: 6.5 hours (52 nautical miles)

Included Activities:
-Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
-Isla Floreana - Punta Cormorant walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
-Isla Floreana - Devil's Crown snorkelling (1 hour)
-Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay snorkelling (45 mins)

Day 4: Punta Suarez - Bahia Gardner (Isla Espanola)
Location: Punta Suarez - Bahia Gardner (Isla Espanola)
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Wake up and take a hike on Isla Espanola, the southernmost island of the Galapagos. It is the breeding site for almost all of the estimated 24,000 waved albatrosses on earth. If you’re lucky (and the timing is right), you might spot the elaborate courtship rituals performed by albatrosses before the female chooses her lifelong mate during your walk. Hike through booby colonies to the rocky trails of beautiful Punta Suarez. This 3-km hike culminates at a clifftop viewpoint. Gaze out over views of rugged cliffs framed by swooping frigate birds, watching while albatross use the cliffs as their ‘runway’, getting airborne on the southeast winds.

Next, head to Bahia Gardner for a walk along the beach. Dodge lounging sea lions on this 1-kilometre walk, then cool off with a spot of snorkelling. The rocks off the coast are rich with reef sharks, turtles and many species of tropical fish (such as surgeon and angelfish). Small white-tipped reef sharks can also be spotted resting under the rocks.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Punta Suarez to Bahia Gardener: 45 minutes (5 nautical miles)
Bahia Gardener to Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock): 5 hours (8 nautical miles)



Included Activities:
-Isla Espanola - Punta Suarez - Walk (3 hours) - Dry Landing
-Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Snorkel (1 hour)
-Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Walk (1 hours) - Wet Landing

Day 5: Kicker Rock - Cerro Brujo - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Isla San Cristobal)
Location: Kicker Rock - Cerro Brujo - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (Isla San Cristobal)
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Shake off any early morning doziness with a trip to Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock). This basalt crater rises 150 metres above the water and is divided into two parts by a narrow channel. Cruise around kicker rock as nesting seabirds flank the boat, tropicbirds soar overhead and sea lions lounge by the water. Next, spend some time snorkelling at Cerro Brujo, providing opportunities to see Galapagos sharks and sea turtles. Or perhaps enjoy the beautiful beach with a leisurely walk to photograph the interesting sea lions who can often be seen at this location.

Later, sail to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the island of San Cristobal. Some passengers will be leaving and others joining the group today, so you have some free time to explore the town of San Cristobal. In the afternoon you will visit the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre, which brings the history and geography of the archipelago to life, from its volcanic origins to the present day. If there’s time, your guide may be able to organise an optional visit to the highlands of San Cristobal, for a chance to see giant tortoises in the wild. The price of this optional activity depends on the number of passengers attending. Relaxing on the beach is a great option for those who don’t wish to partake in this excursion.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock) to Isla San Cristobal: 1 hour (8 nautical miles)

Included Activities:
-Isla San Cristobal - Kicker Rock - Boat ride
-Isla San Cristobal - Cerro Brujo - snorkel or beach walk (1 hour)
-Isla San Cristobal - Interpretation Center Visit (1 hour) - Dry Landing

Day 6: Isla Santa Fe - Isla Plaza Sur
Location: Isla Santa Fe - Isla Plaza Sur
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Sea lions, iguanas and hawks – oh my! Isla Santa Fe is home to all three, plus Galapagos mockingbirds, marine turtles, frigatebirds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. This stunning island boasts one of the most attractive coves in the whole archipelago. Take a hike along the coast into the opuntia forest (approximately 1.5 hours). The trail is rocky, so mind your step. Later enjoy a snorkel in deep water and look out for schools of fish, rays and sea turtles.

Afterwards, continue to Plaza Sur (South Plaza), a small, picturesque island. Take another walk (approximately 1.5 hours), getting close to sea lions and passing one of the Galapagos’ largest land iguana populations. The southern cliffs are great for spotting tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as ‘the Gentlemen’s Club’ – a gathering of male sea lions. Today there may be an extra stop along the way to Plaza Sur to restock the provisions for the boat.

Later tonight, set sail for Isla Genovesa.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Isla San Cristobal to Isla Santa Fe: 3.5 hours (26 nautical miles)
Isla Santa Fe to Plazas Sur: 2 hours (16 nautical miles)
Plazas Sur to Bahia Darwin (Isla Genovesa): 7.5 hours (59 nautical miles)


Included Activities:
-Isla Plaza Sur - Walk (2 hours) - Dry Landing
-Isla Santa Fe - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
-Isla Santa Fe - Snorkel (1 hour)

Day 7: Bahia Darwin - Prince Philip's Steps (Isla Genovesa)
Location: Bahia Darwin - Prince Philip's Steps (Isla Genovesa)
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner


Explore Isla Genovesa, the archipelago's north-eastern outpost. The island’s varied landscapes are a twitcher's paradise, with all three kinds of boobies, including the rare red-footed booby, nesting here. Next, Bahia Darwin (Darwin Beach) is another superb birding site with large breeding colonies of seabirds, frigates, lava herons, swallow-tailed gulls, mockingbirds, and vampire finches.

Enjoy a moderate walk (approximately 2.5 hours) that passes tide pools, sea lions and diamond stingrays. This walk involves sand and some rocky sections. The steep Prince Philip's Steps lead you to the heart of the seabird rookeries, with birds swirling overhead and nesting among the cliffs. Look out for storm petrels on the island’s rocky plains -- Genovesa is the only place in the world where these birds can be seen flying during the day. Afterwards, perhaps cool off with a snorkel, during which you could encounter manta rays, sharks, turtles and moray eels, plus many species of fish.

Later tonight, depart Isla Genovesa for Isla Santiago.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Prince Philip's Steps to Bahia Sullivan (Isla Santiago): 8 hours (48 miles)

Included Activities:
-Isla Genovesa - Bahia Darwin - Panga ride (zodiac)
-Isla Genovesa - Bahia Darwin - Walk (2 hours) Wet Landing
-Isla Genovesa - La Barranco - Snorkel (1 hour)

Day 8: Bahia Sullivan (Isla Santiago) - Cerro Dragon (Isla Santa Cruz)
Location: Bahia Sullivan (Isla Santiago) - Cerro Dragon (Isla Santa Cruz)
Accommodation: M/Y Grand Daphne
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

On Santiago Island's eastern coast sits Bahia Sullivan. Take a walk along pahoehoe lava (approximately 1 hour), which was created by an eruption that occurred here in 1897. With some luck you might see some marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, finches, turtles, sharks and penguins. During your walk, as always, your naturalist guide will take you through the geological history of the island.

Travel to Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill): one of the best places to see land iguanas in the islands. From our dry landing, walk to a brackish, lagoon spotting lagoon birds such as stilts, pintail ducks, sandpipers, sanderlings and flamingos. Further inland, the trail offers a beautiful view of the bay and the western area of the archipelago. This area is a nesting site for land iguanas, which is constantly monitored and assisted by the Charles Darwin Research Station. The arid-zone vegetation makes for an ideal place to see Darwin's finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, the endemic Galapagos flycatcher and yellow warblers. The path can be challenging but it will be worth it for a spectacular view of the bay.

Estimated travel time/distance:
Bahia Sullivan to Cerro Dragon: 1.40 hours (17 nautical miles)
Cerro Dragon to Black Turtle Cove :50 minutes (8 nautical miles)



Included Activities:
-Isla Santiago - Sullivan Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing
-Isla Santiago - Sullivan Bay - Snorkelling (45 mins)
-Isla Santa Cruz - Cerro Dragon - Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing

Day 9: Black Turtle Cove (Isla Santa Cruz) - Isla Baltra - Quito
Location: Black Turtle Cove (Isla Santa Cruz) - Isla Baltra - Quito
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast

Brave an early start to explore Caleta Tortuga Negra (Black Turtle Cove) on a Zodiac ride. This red mangrove wetland is located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz. A breeding area for green turtles, this is a good place to catch sight of them mating. There is also abundant bird life, such as the yellow warbler and lava heron. It is also a nursery for golden cow-nose rays, eagle rays and Galapagos sharks. This is your final excursion before you head to the airport in Isla Baltra for your flight back to Quito.

The flight will stop over in Guayaquil en route, arriving at Quito Airport at approximately 4 pm. Enjoy a transfer back to your hotel. Your local Intrepid representative may stop by at your hotel this evening to get your feedback on your Galapagos experience.

Estimated travel times/distance:
Santa Cruz to Isla Baltra: 15 mins
Flight time Isla Baltra to Quito: approx 3.5 hours (including transit in Guayaquil)
Transfer Quito Airport to Hotel: 1 hour (depending on traffic)

Included Activities:
-Isla Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove - Panga ride (1.5 hours)

Day 10: Quito
Location: Quito
Meals Included: breaksfast

There are no activities scheduled after breakfast this morning. Planning to stay in Quito? We don’t blame you! This gorgeous city deserves more time than we were able to give it on this trip, so if you have the time why not explore on an Urban Adventure. Find out more at www.urbanadventures.com/quito

What's Included

  • Isla Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove - Panga ride (1.5 hours)

  • Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands Visit (3 hours) - Dry Landing

  • Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing

  • Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay snorkelling (45 mins)

  • Isla Floreana - Punta Cormorant walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing

  • Isla Floreana - Devil's Crown snorkelling (1 hour)

  • Isla Espanola - Punta Suarez - Walk (3 hours) - Dry Landing

  • Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing

  • Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Snorkel (1 hour)

  • Isla San Cristobal - Kicker Rock - Snorkelling (45 minutes)

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

Included Activities

  • Isla Santa Cruz - Highlands Visit (3 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Floreana - Post Office Bay snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Floreana - Punta Cormorant walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Floreana - Devil's Crown snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Snorkel (1 hour)
  • Isla Espanola - Punta Suarez - Walk (3 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Espanola - Bahia Gardener - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla San Cristobal - Kicker Rock - Snorkelling (45 minutes)
  • Isla San Cristobal - Interpretation Center Visit (1 hour) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Plaza Sur - Walk (2 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Santa Fe - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Santa Fe - Panga ride (45 mins)
  • Isla Genovesa - Bahia Darwin - Walk (2 hours) Wet Landing
  • Isla Genovesa - La Barranco - Walk - Dry Landing
  • Isla Genovesa - Snorkelling (45 min)
  • Isla Rabida - Walk (1.5 hours) - Wet Landing
  • Isla Rabida - Snorkelling (1 hour)
  • Isla Santiago - Sullivan Bay - Walk (1.5 hours) - Dry Landing
  • Isla Santiago - Sullivan Bay - Snorkelling (45 mins)
  • Isla Santa Cruz - Black Turtle Cove - Panga ride (1.5 hours)

Transport

  • Le Grande Daphne is a motor yacht. She has a comfortable lounge and dining area, as well as a sun deck where you can view the wildlife or just kick back and relax. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins each with en-suites.
  • Cabins:
  • 4x lower deck twin cabins
  • 1x lower deck double cabin
  • 1x main deck double suite
  • 2x upper deck twin/double cabins
  • Zodiacs (locally known as pangas) are modest-sized, open, outboard-powered boats which are very common throughout Galapagos. The boats are used to get you to and from the Daphne when you do activities. Depending on the type of activity, this could either be a wet or dry landing. The boat crew are there to assist you getting into and out of the zodiac.

Accommodation

  • Le Grande Daphne features en suite cabins all with air conditioning and a safety box. The airconditioning is a centrally controlled system for the lower deck cabins and the upper deck cabins have individually controlled systems. The upper deck cabins have large windows and the lower deck cabins have portholes. Due to the lower deck cabins being close to the water, the portholes cannot be opened. There are 4 lower deck twin cabins, 1 lower deck double cabin, 1 main deck double suite cabin and 2 upper deck twin/double cabins.
  • Please note that single passengers cannot be booked/confirmed in the double cabin unless a single supplement is paid.

Important Information

  • GALAPAGOS PARK, TRANSIT CARD:
  • Before checking in for the flight from Quito to the Galapagos, there is a US$20 transit fee that needs to be paid. On arrival in the islands you must pay the US$100 national park fee to enter Galapagos National Park.
  • ARRIVAL TRANSFER:
  • This tour includes a complimentary arrival transfer in Quito. Please advise flight details 30 days prior to travel so that the transfer can be organised.
  • PASSPORT DETAILS:
  • When booking, please make sure that your name is spelt correctly, and that you book using the name in your passport (particularly if you are recently married). If you are issued a new passport with a different number between the time that you book and the time you travel, please take both the old and new passports with you.
  • DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Should you have a special diet requirement (for example vegetarian, celiac, vegan, severe food allergies) it's essential that you inform us or your agent of the specific details at least 10 days prior to departure, in order to make sure the chef on board the boat or on the island can request the necessary food supplies.
  • FELLOW TRAVELLERS:
  • This trip is a package tour and is therefore made up of a combination of shorter trips. This may mean you will travel with a different guide and passengers on each section.
  • TEMPORARY ITINERARY CHANGE for trips departing in January and February 2024
  • Due to the confirmed cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 or "bird flu" as its commonly known being reported in the Galapagos Islands a temporary itinerary change will be in place for trips departing in January and February 2024. Please see further information in the "itinerary Disclaimer" section of the Essential trip information for the current itinerary.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are internal flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Is this trip right for you

    The Galapagos Islands are a largely untouched natural paradise. In order to experience the splendour of the diverse landscapes and waters, the included activities on this trip often require a moderate level of fitness. We ask that you read the itinerary carefully to ensure that you will be able to participate fully. The cabins and communal areas of the boat are spread over three decks and the steps between the decks are steep.

    For getting to small islets, coves and prime snorkelling spots, it is necessary to use a Zodiac boat (panga). You will need to be comfortable climbing in and out of one during wet and dry landings.

    The waters of the Galapagos are generally calm and serene. However, there is always the possibility of choppy water at sea. Steady sea legs (and a sturdy stomach) will be needed when walking around the boat during bad weather. Rain or shine, your trusty crew will always be on hand to assist you.

    Things are never set in stone when you’re travelling on island time. A sense of humour and flexibility will ensure you have a fun, relaxing trip through this beautiful part of the world no matter what happens. While the crew will do their best to follow the itinerary, variations may occur due to weather or under direction from local authorities.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Thursday

Oct 29, 2024 - Nov 07, 2024
$7775 $6072 (USD)

Operator discount: -$1531 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$172 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Thursday

Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
$7775 $6072 (USD)

Operator discount: -$1531 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$172 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Thursday

Nov 26, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
$7775 $6072 (USD)

Operator discount: -$1531 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$172 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Thursday

Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
$7775 $6072 (USD)

Operator discount: -$1531 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$172 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Jan 07, 2025 - Jan 16, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Jan 21, 2025 - Jan 30, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Feb 04, 2025 - Feb 13, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Feb 18, 2025 - Feb 27, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Apr 01, 2025 - Apr 10, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

May 13, 2025 - May 22, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

May 27, 2025 - Jun 05, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Jun 10, 2025 - Jun 19, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Jun 24, 2025 - Jul 03, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Jul 08, 2025 - Jul 17, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Jul 22, 2025 - Jul 31, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Aug 05, 2025 - Aug 14, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Aug 19, 2025 - Aug 28, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Sep 02, 2025 - Sep 11, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Sep 16, 2025 - Sep 25, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Sep 30, 2025 - Oct 09, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Oct 28, 2025 - Nov 06, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Nov 11, 2025 - Nov 20, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Nov 25, 2025 - Dec 04, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

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Tuesday - Thursday

Dec 09, 2025 - Dec 18, 2025
$8140 $7916 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$224 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

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