Celebrate the Pride month 2023 on board the catamaran Treasure of Galapagos. Imagine swimming among sharks, walking alongside giant tortoises, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and dazzling yourself with unique landscapes in the world; to understand it you should only visit the legendary and enchanting Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. All-gay cruise through the Galapagos Archipelago is a unique experience that you won’t easily forget. There is always a motive to celebrate!
Ecuador, a small country located in South America; with the Pacific Coast, the Amazon Basin, the Andes Highlands packed into its small area, plus the Galapagos Islands off the coast, its boast a little of everything the continent has to offer – like South America in miniature. In Ecuador, your encounter with nature will be memorable. Whatever place you choose to visit; the four worlds await you with landscapes that you cannot stop photographing. In the Coast you will find beautiful beaches, in the Andes you will walk along paths where several animal species inhabit, in the Amazon you can know the exotic of the jungle and in Galapagos you will be enchanted with its landscapes.
Wherever you go, you can connect your body and mind with a free and wonderful nature. We invite you to be part of this landscape full of colors.
A once in a lifetime naturalist cruise:
It is not uncommon for dolphins to escort our
catamaran, or for frigate birds to glide for hours above the Sun Deck, which offers you
an excellent lookout for whale watching as well.
Leisure time in an inviting private ambiance:
Your impressive cabin resembles a floating
hotel room with an ample bathroom, private balcony, ample storage space, soft
carpeting and regular beds (20m2).
All the comfort you need within easy reach:
Whirlpool with jets on the Sun Deck. Spacious
solarium and shaded terraces with deck chairs. Cozy living room with a library, TV and
DVD player and board games.
to make your mouth water: Our professional cook and kitchen staff will
treat you to a substantial breakfast, and mouth-watering warm lunches and dinners, all
served in abundant buffet style.
The archipelago, considered an earthly paradise with 13 major islands, 5 medium islands and 215 islets, is the home of marine species and exotic birds. This conglomerate of life can be admired up close as you discover dreamy natural scenarios. There is no other place like it in the world, so in the Galapagos Islands you will experience unique and unrepeatable experiences.
The Galapagos Islands is a destination for nature and adventure lovers. The mix of activities allow to our visitors discover the Galápagos (in land and sea) through guided hiking, snorkeling, kayak, dry – wet landings, dinghy-rides, relaxing, close-up encounter with wildlife and photography. And for the cruise’ nights a special group activity with the touch of Nomadic!
Our up to 16 passengers all-gay cruise will make your nature and cruise experience more intimate with a personalize service, and we look forward having you on board!
Our classic 4-night route to
the southeast Galapagos
Islands anchors at the most
paradisiacal bays and lovely
beaches. Some of these oldest
islands are true crown jewels
where you can become an
eye-witness of evolution.
Several (sub) species have had
enough time to transform
into emblematic figureheads,
which differ from island to
island. Moreover, the open
water passages take 4-6 hours
instead of long overnight navigations; our stable catamaran mostly floats at sheltered
anchorages, which helps you get a restful sleep.
Day 1 -
Arrive a Quito or Guayaquil. Our representative will be waiting for you and transfer to hotel selected. Overnight.
Hotel in Quito - Le Parc, Beyond Stars Hotel, 4+*
An experience full of comfort and relaxation, combining gourmet cuisine, a superb location and designer suites. Discover the magic of a 4-star hotel in Quito with personalized service, free Wi-Fi, a Business Corner, airport transfers, and all just a few yards from La Carolina Park and the Quicentro mall.
Hotel in Guayaquil - Hilton Colon Hotel, 5*
We're four kilometers from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, which connects you to the Galapagos Islands. Within a 10-minute drive, reach Malecón 2000 – the city's waterfront boardwalk with shops, gardens, and historical monuments. Our hotel has an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and a spa featuring a sauna, steam bath, and treatment rooms.
Day 2 -
Breakfast (or box breakfast). Transfer to Quito or Guayaquil Airport.
Morning flight to San Cristobal Airport (SCY). Upon arrival at San Cristobal
Airport, travelers pass through an airport inspection point to insure that no foreign plants
or animals are introduced to the islands, as well as to pay the park entrance fee of $100 (unless it has been prepaid). A guide will meet you, help you collect your luggage, and
escort you on a short bus ride to the harbor.
PM - Colorado Hill (San Cristobal)
Hill Tortoises Protection and Growing Center, located at 40 minutes approximately by
bus to the south east of the island. This center
was built to improve the status of the population
of the island tortoises. The center includes a
large corral, a Visitors center, breeding center
and an interpretative trail. Along this trail is
possible to see different species of native and
endemic plants as well birds as the San Cristobal
Mockingbird, Yellow Warblers, and many species
of finches and the Galapagos flycatcher.
Day 3 -
AM - Gardner Bay (Española)
Located on the north-eastern coast
of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling,
kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in
the crystal clear ocean waters.
PM - Suarez Point (Española)
This rocky land spot sustains
one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its
southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of
soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air
according to the intensity of the surf.
Day 4 -
AM - Post Office Bay - Baroness lookout (Floreana)
site is the location of a wooden barrel that was
placed in the 18th century by the crew of a
whaling ship. The letters found inside the barrel
would be picked up and delivered by sailors
returning home. There was no postage fee, and,
surprisingly, this mailbox and its honor system
are still in use today. Although the letters are
no longer important messages from sailors to
their loved ones, thousands of them are left by
tourists nowadays and many of them still make
it to their destination. Apart from being the
Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area
for some of the first colonists. It is said that
Baroness Eloisa von Wagner loved this place
and spent several hours watching the horizon.
Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of
what is known as her house.
PM - Cormorant Point - Champion Islet (Floreana)
This site offers probably the best Flamingo lagoon in
the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff
lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of
shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-
checked pintail ducks and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two
distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the
sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.
Day 5 -
AM - Santa Fe
Located in the southeastern part of the Galapagos, this
island was formed from an uplift instead
than a volcanic origin, this is why is
mostly flat. There are some theories
which assure this could be the oldest
island in the Archipelago. Santa Fe is the
home of a number of endemic species
like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos
snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats
and one of the two species of lands
Iguanas of the islands. After disembarkation in the beautiful and clear waters you will be
in contact with one of the many sea lion colonies. Along the trail many salt bushes can
be seen as well giant Prickly pear cactus, gigantism is a characteristic of oceanic islands.
PM - El Chato (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild
tortoises, both roaming through pastures in the agricultural zone and in the Tortoise
Reserve, which is accessible from Santa Rosa or Salasaca. Several farms serve food and
allow visitors to explore their grounds in search of tortoises. Descending through the
agricultural zone into the Transition Zone where the Tortoise Reserve is located, the
introduced vegetation of the farmlands is replaced by native vegetation. The pond at El
Chato is surrounded by forest where short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, Vermilion
Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, Galapagos Rails, and Paint-billed Crakes can be seen. As
the visitor walks into the forests overgrown with lichens, ferns, and other epiphytes, it is
time to listen carefully for the sound of heavy footsteps and the sound of shrubs being
slowly crushed as the tortoises make their way through the brush.
Day 6 -
AM - Twin Craters (Santa Cruz)
The Twin Craters are found on either
side of the road leading to Puerto Ayora. These impressive formations are not really
volcanic craters and were formed by magma domes, which hardened on the outside
while the lava continued flowing inside, leaving huge and empty magma chambers that
eventually collapsed, leaving two large holes. The craters lie within a lush scalesia cloud
forest, a high-altitude plant species that are endemic to the Galapagos. This area is also
home to the carpenter finch, which uses tools to search for food. There may also be
opportunities to see the vermillion flycatcher, a small red-breasted bird.
Transfer out to
Baltra Airport (GPS)
Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crewmembers, the dinghy
will bring you and your luggage to Baltra Airport, where we will take the shuttle back to
Return flight to mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil). Airport transfer and overnight in hotel.
Day 7 -
Breakfast in hotel and departure.
A little more of Ecuador!
Ecuador is a paradise everywhere you look at it. Let yourself be amazed by its culture expressed majestically in its churches, buildings, heritage cities; discover the Andes, well-conserved colonial haciendas, adventure, indigenous markets, Amazon rainforest, cloud forest, tradition, gastronomy. We understand that every person in the world is unique and different therefore our team creates their travel dreams according with it. If you are planning your trip, you can’t leave the essential details of your stay for the end. Find out more about every aspect necessary to make your adventure in Ecuador a pleasant one. We will assist you with your additional tours in Ecuador, just let us know your plans and we tailor made the perfect holiday for you.
- Colonial Cities & Gastronomic Tours.
- Indigenous Markets (Ancestral Cultures).
- Haciendas and Horseback riding in the Andes.
- Rainforest Amazon programs (lodge or by river cruise).
- Discover the Cloud Forest of Mashpi.
- Adventure: trekking, diving, biking, canopy, and rafting.
• Nature, sand-white beach, snorkel with sealions, and close-up endemic wildlife encounters.
• A cruise through the Galapagos Archipelago is a unique experience that you won’t easily forget. The great outdoors of this National Park form an unrivalled destination for wildlife and bird observation.
• Discovering the Galapagos Islands by cruise: private gay exclusive charter onboard first-class Catamaran: Treasure of Galapagos, with its private balconies on all cabins, and its master suite on the main deck, our enormous and elegant catamaran is an excellent choice to navigate in privacy.
• BBQ area & double delight of a hot tub.
• 4+ stars’ hotels in Quito or Guayaquil for the night pre- and post-cruise.
• Gay Friendly staff and Top Galapagos guides.
• Personal attention from welcoming staff: we want to make you feel at home!
• Private arrival airport ransfer (International arrival flight)
• One Night (pre-cruise: June 26th)
- in Quito: Le Parc, Beyond Stars Hotel (or similar)
- or in Guayaquil: Hilton Colon Hotel (or similar).
• Included hotel buffet breakfast and local taxes/fees.
• Private group transfer for Galapagos flight departure.
• Galapagos flight arrival private group transfer
• One Night post-cruise hotel (July 01st)
- in Quito: Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel (or similar)
- or in Guayaquil: Hilton Colon Hotel (or similar).
• Included buffet breakfast and local taxes/fees.
• Airport assistance in Quito and Guayaquil.
• Transportation in the Galapagos (same day cruise operation)
• Welcome Cocktail.
• Galapagos English speaking guide.
• Accommodation aboard Treasure of Galapagos (4 nights).
• All meals during the cruise.
• Snacks after each excursion (except last day)
• Unlimited purified water, coffee, and tea.
• Visits, excursions, and activities according to the itinerary.
• Docks use ferries.
• Snorkeling gear: mask, tube and fins.
• Use of kayaks according to the itinerary.
• Beach towels.
• International flight to/from Ecuador
• Galapagos air ticket (round trip) $ 525 per person.
• Galapagos National Park entrance fee $ 100 (subject to change)
• Galapagos Transit Control Card $ 20 (subject to change)
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Tips and gratuities.
• Personal expenses
• Travel & Medical Insurance (highly recommend)
• Additional services and tours in mainland Ecuador.
• Early Check In. Late Check Out.
• Bank fees.
M/C The Treasure of Galapagos, 4*
The Motor Catamaran Treasure of Galápagos is a spacious, first class vessel boasting large, elegant cabins and excellent amenities. Featuring a wonderfully eclectic decor that sumptuously blends art deco with modern styles, you will feel perfectly at home as you cruise around the enchanting archipelago.
Amenities on board are excellent. Every cabin features its own private balcony, allowing you to sit and drink in the islands' beauty in perfect privacy if you wish. Individually controlled air conditioning, delightful private bathroom, and a writing desk/vanity and plenty of storage complete the thoughtful touches.
Communal areas on board are large, bright and airy, and facilities include a jacuzzi on the upper sun deck, outdoor lounge and bar with shade as well as an elegant indoor lounge bar.
Treasure of Galápagos features a reading room with its own Natural History library, where your highly experienced naturalist guide will make the habitat and wildlife of the Galápagos come alive for you.
Dining on board is a first class experience, with a varied and plentiful menu that features the best of Ecuadorian and world cuisine, served buffet style. The well-stocked bar provides excellent local beers and wines, as well as premium spirits and cocktails. There is complimentary tea, coffee and water available 24 hours.
With only 16 guests maximum, your expert crew and naturalist guide will ensure your every need is catered for, and all your questions are answered. Complimentary snorkelling equipment allows guests to experience the marine habitat for themselves, and a wide range of excursions means you will truly come to understand the unique islands of the Galápagos.
Sun deck: Solarium area, shaded resting area & whirlpool.
Upper deck: Shaded terrace & barbecue area Indoor
Main deck: Air-conditioned lounge with living room, dining room, and bar
Amenities: Outdoor whirlpool for up to 6 people (with Jacuzzi jets); deck chairs, BBQ, TV/DVD, small library, board games
• Galápagos entrance fee and Transit Card are subject to change; they are local taxes managed by government authorities. You will be notified in case of any increase.
• Galapagos airfare ticket must be booked together with the cruise because we operate with specific flights according with cruise and land operation. Handling fee for not issuing tickets together with the cruise: US$60 per person. Once the Galapagos tickets were issued any change will be subject to local airline policy.
• We recommend arrive at mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) at least 24-48 hours prior to the cruise departure date.
• Tipping is completely personal and should be at your disposal. However, you must tip based on your experience and the quality of the services provided. The average tip has been USD 10-20 per person per day for crew members, and USD 8-10 per person per day for guides.