ROYAL PALM LODGE

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The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hide-a-way nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed and crafted to complement our natural environment, the Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive paradise.

The hotel and its landscaped gardens, fountain, pool and outdoor Jacuzzis are surrounded by the natural beauty of the hotel’s 150 hectare private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. The largest accessible lava tunnel on the Island is also found here.

At the Royal Palm you can enjoy a great sense of space and far reaching, beautiful views over the Highlands to the sea beyond. The native ferns and flora create an enchanting environment of contrast and color and if you look closely, you may see some of the owls, Darwin Short Beak Finches, Garrapatero birds and Egrets that live here too.

The hotel is located a short 20 minute drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora with its local shops, restaurants and fish market. A “must visit” in the Port is the Charles Darwin Research Station. Our Adventure Designers are here to create your very own Galapagos Adventure Experience.

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The Royal Palm Hotel offers a select choice of very spacious accommodation which includes:

1 Luxury 2-bedroom Villa – The Prince of Wales
2 Luxury open-plan Villas – The Royal Villa and The Presidential Villa
8 Double king / twin queen Highland Villas
2 Double four-poster king / twin queen Highland Family Villas
8 Double king / twin queen Casitas

The residences complement their natural surroundings and are designed for your comfort and relaxation. The Villas sit individually within the grounds while the Casitas are located on the Royal Fountain Circle, with verandas overlooking the Royal Palm estate. All the accommodation is well appointed with custom-made furnishings and luxurious bedding. Our rooms have everything you would expect a five star property to offer including Wi-Fi, LCD flat screen TVs with 15 satellite channels, minibar, in-room tea & coffee making facilities, safe, air-conditioning and private Jacuzzi.

You have a choice of booking your accommodation and activities individually; if you would prefer to put together your own itinerary, our Adventure designers are experts at creating a very special individual adventure for you which is priced accordingly.

ROYAL PALM GALAPAGOS

Royal Palm Program

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

 

Day 1: Arrive to Baltra airport. Shared transfer to the Royal Palm.

Hotel accommodation – lunch & dinner

p.m. Visit our lava tunnel at the hotel and see the giant tortoises in the wild at a nearby ranch

Day 2 Breakfast-lunch-dinner

Full-day boat excursion to visit a nearby island (Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome)

The exact island is subject to availability on the day

Day 3 Breakfast-lunch-dinner

a.m. Transportation to the Charles Darwin Station

p.m. Transportation to Tortuga Bay

Day 4 Breakfast-lunch-dinner

Full day boat excursion to visit a nearby island (Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome)

The exact island is subject to availability on the day

Day 5 Breakfast box, lunch and dinner

a.m. Biking at Cerro Mesa

p.m. Garrapatero Beach

Day 6 Breakfast-lunch-dinner

Full-day boat excursion to visit a nearby island (Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome)

The exact island is subject to availability on the day

Day 7 Breakfast.

Transfer on a shared basis to Baltra airport

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  • 6 nights’ of accommodation in Casitas
  • All meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Transfers to / from Baltra airport on a shared basis
  • 2 ½ days of guided land tours
  • 3 full-day boat excursions to visit a nearby island
  • WI-FI
  • Lava tunnel tour
  • Air tickets,  Galapagos National Park ($100 per person), Transit Contro Card ($20 per person)
  • Tours not detailed in the itinerary
  • Soft & alcoholic beverages
  • Wetsuits and snorkel equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, massages / beauty treatments or any other item not mentioned in the inclusions
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