Travel by internal flight, motor yacht and minibus. Extensive walks in Galapagos.
14 nights on Cachalote in air-conditioned en suite cabins, 3 nights hotel in en suite rooms.
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
17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners included.
In the Galapagos there is quite a lot of walking in rough conditions, such as on sharp lava.
Though you do not exactly need to be fit for this trip, you do need to be quite active, used to rough walking, to be able to swim and to withstand high temperatures to enjoy every part of this trip. If you are concerned about anything, the leader will always advise conditions prior to leaving the Cachalote and it is possible to skip any particular excursion if you would rather relax on board the boat.
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 no more than ankle-deep) to the shore.
We offer these cruises in conjunction with our Ecuadorian partners, and Exodus participants will join an international group, not all of whom have booked through Exodus and some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus English-speaking, registered Galapagos guide. 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.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
Expedition Voyages and other cruise itineraries. These holidays can feature expeditions to the Polar regions, voyages down great rivers such as the Nile or discovering the secrets of Darwin’s Enchanted Islands.