The Ark Archipelago

Frigatebird spotting
Meet Sally Lightfoot whilst crusing the Galapagos
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Colonial Quito
The tortoises of Charles Darwin Research Station
  • This celebration of all things Galapagos kicks off in Quito.  Snorkel among fishies and sharkies in Punta Carrion, wander the volcanic landscapes of Isla Isabela and Isla Cristobal and enter birdly paradises in Isla Floreana and Isla Española. Sea lions in Sante Fe, marine turtles in Santa Cruz.

     

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Quito

    Bienvenidos! Welcome to Quito. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting in the evening of Day 1.

    You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the reception notice boards. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.

    ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
    Quito is located above 2800 metres/9200 feet, where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!

    Before your trip: some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition(s) with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatising to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.

    On arrival in Quito: while our local representatives and hotel staff are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly. Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience: https://www.geckosadventures.com/sites/default/files/geckos_altitude-sickness.pdf

    Day 2 - Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands

    This morning we transfer to Quito Airport for our early morning flight to the Galapagos Islands. Be prepared for an early start as this could mean leaving the hotel as early as 4:30 am (a boxed breakfast will be provided). A US$20 per person transit card is payable on departure at Quito Airport and a US$100 per person national park entry fee is payable on arrival on the islands. Please have cash on hand for these transactions as using credit cards can be time consuming.

    On arrival in the Galapagos, we collect our luggage and meet our local guide in the arrivals hall. We then head to the Highlands of Santa Cruz for our first Galapagos adventure. Beginning at the coast we travel across Santa Cruz through the agricultural region and into the misty forests where we can see the unique scalesia cloud forest, dome-shaped giant tortoises in the wild, different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker and warbler finches, as well as vermillion flycatchers.  Today we will enjoy lunch in the highlands. This afternoon we travel to Puerto Ayora, where we are then transferred to our boat, the Daphne.  Once on board, we'll be assigned our cabins, meet the crew members and get to know our naturalist guide.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 - Isla Floreana

    Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay which is the oldest postal system in the Americas. Steeped in history, in 1793 a post office barrel was erected for mariners to post their mail and assist in delivery of mail to the United States and Europe. This custom continues today with Galapagos visitors leaving letters and postcards to be collected by the next passing boat – send one of your own and check if there are any you can deliver back home. Snorkelling and a panga ride will be also included in this outing.

    We go ashore at Punta Cormorant where the sand is made up of fine olivine crystals, a glassy volcanic mineral, giving the beach an olive-green colour. It is the best place to see Galapagos sea lions. Today is also one of our finest opportunities to see pink flamingos and other water birds wading in the lagoons, including pintails and stilts. The walk continues to a white flour sandy beach to an Eastern Pacific green turtle nesting site. Young diamond stingrays are commonly found in the shore line and enjoy the view of the turquoise crystalline ocean. Just offshore, the famous Devil’s Crown is an old eroded volcanic cone and a popular roosting site for seabirds such as boobies, pelicans and frigates. Red-billed tropicbirds can also be seen nesting in the rocky crevices. The centre of the cone is an outstanding snorkelling spot and many people find this one of the best snorkelling experiences of their trip. We might see rays, sharks, sea lions and turtles.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 4 - Isla Española

    Today we cruise to the island of Española - the southernmost island of the Galapagos and one of the most spectacular. Because of its remote location this island has a large population of endemic fauna. It is the breeding site for nearly all of the world's 12,000 pairs of waved albatrosses and also home to colonies of blue-footed and masked boobies. Trails from the golden beaches, where sea lions bathe and marine iguanas make their way towards the water, lead us right through the middle of booby colonies, and Galapagos doves and mockingbirds are also often seen. We land at Punta Suarez, one of the most attractive locations in the Galapagos and home to large and varied wildlife population - a walk along its trails takes us to a cliff top viewpoint, where we gain a magical panorama. Boobies line the rocky shoreline beneath us, while frigate birds may be seen overhead; nearby enormous male sea lions can be seen lounging and albatross use the cliffs as their ‘runway’, helping become airborne by the southeast winds that blow across this part of the island. If we’re lucky we’ll see the elaborate courtship rituals performed by albatrosses before the female chooses her lifelong mate.

    We head to Gardner Beach which is considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Islands, full of sea lions and hood mockingbirds. Enjoy the beach and do some snorkelling which could be great for playing with sea lion pups and lots of fish. The rocks off the coast provide excellent snorkelling opportunities, with reef sharks, turtles and many species of tropical fish, including surgeon and angelfish, often seen. The small white-tipped reef sharks are also often spotted resting under the rocks.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Isla de San Cristobal

    Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido) is the magnificent basalt remains of a crater in the middle of the sea, the shape resembling a sleeping lion. The rock rises 150 metres above the surface and is divided into two parts by a narrow channel. We cruise through the channel, with nesting seabirds on either side of the boat, tropic birds overhead, marine iguanas in the water and resting on the rocks and many sea lions also present. Snorkelling gives us the opportunity to see Galapagos sharks, and possibly a hammer head shark among sea turtles and an incredible biodiversity of invertebrates on the wall.

    We visit the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre. The centre brings the history and geography of the archipelago to life, from its volcanic origins to the present day. The human history exhibit offers an insight into the discovery and colonisation of the Galapagos and the issue of problems the islands face today is also explored. This is a great place to get a complete overview of the Galapagos.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Isla Santa Fe - Plaza Sur

    Santa Fe is home to more sea lions, and these ones are very eager for swimming partners! It’s a lovely place to take a dip, offers a dense concentration of wildlife, and is a fantastic place to see many of the stars of the Galapagos in one relatively small area. Expect to see Galapagos hawks, land iguanas, a variety of finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, sea lions, marine turtles, frigatebirds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. It’s a naturally beautiful island as well with one of the most attractive coves in the archipelago and the jade-green waters are ideal for snorkelling. Our trail follows the coast into the Opuntia Forest where we see Santa Fe's trees - the largest in the Galapagos. Hiking into the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and palo santo trees. Once back at the beach we have free time to snorkel in the jade green water. Playful sea lion pups and fluorescent fish make for fascinating company.

    A small island, Plaza Sur (or South Plaza) is nonetheless a place of great beauty where we get close to sea lions and on to trails past one of the Galapagos’ largest land iguana populations, resting amid cacti and volcanic landscapes coloured bright red and green by sea-purslanes. The island’s rugged southern cliffs are excellent places to spot tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as ‘the Gentlemen’s Club’ - a gathering of male sea lions either too young or too old to be ‘beach masters’!

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 7 - Isla Genovesa

    It takes us an overnight sail to reach Genovesa, the archipelago's north-eastern outpost, but it is undeniably worth the voyage. Dolphins are often spotted in the waters around Genovesa while the island itself is one of abundant beauty, with varying landscapes and wonderful wildlife. It is also a twitcher's paradise with all three kinds of boobies, including the rare red-footed booby, and numerous other species such as tropicbirds and frigate birds. Walking the steep path known as Prince Philip's Steps get us into the heart of the seabird rookeries, with birds overhead and nesting among the cliffs. On the island's rocky plains we look out for storm petrels. Genovesa is the only place in the world where they can be seen flying during the day. Afterwards, cool off with a snorkel!

    Darwin Beach is another superb site with large breeding colonies of seabirds and frigates and other birds such as lava herons, swallow-tailed gulls, mockingbirds and, hopefully, vampire finches. During the walk we will pass by tide pools with playful sea lions and diamond stingrays. The island's magnificent marine life also makes for spectacular snorkelling and with the chance of encountering manta rays, sharks, turtles and moray eels along with many types of fishes.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 8 - Isla Santiago - Isla Rabida

    On Santiago Island's eastern coast sits Bahia Sullivan, also known as James Island. Here, we take a walk on Pahoe-Hoe lava that was created by an eruption that occurred in 1897, and witness the plants that have grown on the site since that last eruption. Hopefully we may see some marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, sea lions, finches, turtles, sharks and penguins. On our walk here, our guide will recount to us the geological history of the islands.

    Rabida Island is known for its gorgeous red sandy beach (due to the rusting of iron) and is one of the most striking islands of the archipelago. From the shore, the trail leads through to what is one of the finest lagoons in the Galapagos for viewing flamingos. Rabida is also a wonderful place to spot nesting pelicans. Elsewhere, pintail ducks, marine iguanas and sea lions are all present. Here we will find great opuntia cactus forest which suggests previous existence of land iguanas as well as possibly Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, doves, finches and lava lizards. There is also an opportunity for snorkelling in a place where sea stars, damsels, gobbies and surgeon fish are numerous.

    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 9 - Isla Santa Cruz - Baltra - Quito

    As flights to the mainland from Galapagos depart mid morning, it is an early start for our last morning on the islands. Depending on the time of our flight, our time spent on this final excursion could be limited.

    We take a panga ride to explore Caleta Tortuga Negra (Black Turtle Cove) - a red mangrove wetland on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz. We paddle among the cove’s peaceful waters to experience the underwater riches of these waters. It’s a breeding area for green turtles, so it is not uncommon to see them mating. There is also abundant birdlife, such as the yellow warbler and lava heron. It is also a nursery for golden cow-nose rays, eagle rays and Galapagos sharks.

    Sadly all good things must come to an end and this is our final excursion. We say farewell to the Galapagos Islands and head to the airport for our flight back to Quito for the last night of the tour. Upon arrival in Quito Airport we are transferred back to our hotel for an overnight stay.

    Breakfast

    Day 10 - Quito

    Our trip ends today after breakfast.

    There are no activities planned for the final day so we are able to depart our accommodation at any time. If you have not spent time here before, we recommend you stay on a few days as there are many fascinating things to do in and around Quito, such as the Cotopaxi volcano, the Cloud Forest, hot springs, the Equatorial Monument or perhaps city tour of the fascinating Old Town. Please speak to our customer service representative about any optional activities that might be of interest. They can also assist you in booking a departure transfer to the airport.

    Breakfast
  • Safety Information

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.
    We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
    In addition to any included activities on your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Our local representative may be able to assist you with available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that our local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.
    Petty theft & Personal Safety :
    While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.
    Water Safety:
    Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, river or open water, where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities is able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.
    Life Jackets:
    Geckos will provide life jackets for private boats, but cannot guarantee that all public ferries will have enough life jackets or life rings for all clients.

  • Trip Dates and Prices

    Dates Vessel Price Range Cabin Type
    15 Sep 2015 - 24 Sep 2015 Daphne US $4,700 - $4,985 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,700 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,890 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,985 Book Now
    29 Sep 2015 - 08 Oct 2015 Daphne US $4,615 - $4,880 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,615 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,705 Contact Us
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,880 Book Now
    13 Oct 2015 - 22 Oct 2015 Daphne US $4,735 - $4,840 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,735 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,840 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,840 Contact Us
    27 Oct 2015 - 05 Nov 2015 Daphne US $4,430 - $4,530 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,430 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,530 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,530 Book Now
    10 Nov 2015 - 19 Nov 2015 Daphne US $4,530 - $4,690 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,530 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,530 Book Now
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,690 Book Now
    24 Nov 2015 - 03 Dec 2015 Daphne US $4,430 - $4,705 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,430 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,530 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $4,705 Book Now
    08 Dec 2015 - 17 Dec 2015 Daphne US $4,430 - $4,530 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,430 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $4,530 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,530 Book Now
    05 Jan 2016 - 14 Jan 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,940 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    19 Jan 2016 - 28 Jan 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    02 Feb 2016 - 11 Feb 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    16 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    01 Mar 2016 - 10 Mar 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    15 Mar 2016 - 24 Mar 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,850 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,940 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    29 Mar 2016 - 07 Apr 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    12 Apr 2016 - 21 Apr 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    26 Apr 2016 - 05 May 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    10 May 2016 - 19 May 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    07 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    21 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    05 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Contact Usguaranteed US $4,850 Contact Us
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    16 Aug 2016 - 25 Aug 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    30 Aug 2016 - 08 Sep 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Requestguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    27 Sep 2016 - 06 Oct 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    11 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
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    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    25 Oct 2016 - 03 Nov 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    08 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
    22 Nov 2016 - 01 Dec 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Contact Usguaranteed US $5,025 Contact Us
    06 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016 Daphne US $4,850 - $5,025 Choose
    Cabin Cabin Status Price
    Lower Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,850 Book Now
    Upper Deck Twin - Bunk Availableguaranteed US $4,940 Book Now
    Upper Deck Double - Lower Berth Requestguaranteed US $5,025 Book Now
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Nicky - Australia, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have always found Gecko trips to be one of the best value for money options around and are always great fun, incredibly informative and seem to attract a great bunch of fantastically like minded travellers. I had anticipated that this trip was going to be amazing but I cannot describe how much it surpassed my expectations.

    The Ark Archipelago

    Leearne - Australia, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best trips I've been on.

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