Travel by internal flight, motor yacht, canoe and minibus; extensive jungle and island walks.
7 nights on Cachalote, 5 nights hotels, 3 nights jungle lodge.
A charming schooner, the Cachalote is a First Class motor-sailer yacht featuring panoramic windows in the saloon and dining areas, air-conditioning in every cabin and three spacious wooden decks. She is equipped with eight double occupancy cabins (one matrimonial and the rest upper/lower berths) with en suite WC and hot showers.
Category: First Class
Length: 29.3 metres
Speed: 9 knots
15 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners included.
The trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and for those with an interest in history or geology, but you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks.
Due to local regulations in the Galapagos we have specific time slots for making our landings and site visits.
There is usually very little disruption to the schedule, but this can mean little room for deviation in the event of poor weather or other circumstances. Landings on the islands are divided into two types: wet and dry. For dry landings, Cachalote's panga (motorised dinghy) will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop, where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally not much more than ankle-deep) to the shore.
We offer these cruises in conjunction with our Ecuadorian partners, and Exodus participants will often join an international group, not all of whom have booked through Exodus and very occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip.
Although there is electricity 24 hours a day in the Amazon, you are requested to conserve it wherever possible. Hot showers exist in all en-suite bathrooms in the lodge.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus local leaders. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Requires a spirit of adventure and some fitness, as the trip may involve more activities or longer journeys.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.