Classic: Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito (SEQU)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Encounter giant tortoises and marine iguanas, Snorkel among volcanic formations, Dip into the Papallacta hot springs, Walk on the black sand beaches of Floreana Island, Transfers in private speedboats, Upgraded hotel accommodations
Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day GalApagos tour. Explore Ecuadors capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the GalApagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, youll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.
Call (540) 639-9388 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15130975
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, our representative will leave all important information at your hotel's reception indicating what time to be ready the next day. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||San Cristobal Island||Day 2 Quito/San Cristobal Island (1B)|
Fly to the GalApagos Islands. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||San Cristobal Island||Day 3 San Cristobal Island (1B)|
Snorkel at Kicker Rock, an impressive volcanic rock formation, rich in wildlife diversity both under the surface and above. Included Activities: Snorkelling (Kicker Rock)
|Day 4||Floreana Island||Day 4 San Cristobal Island/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel by speedboat to Floreana Island. Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, opt to go snorkelling or swimming. Enjoy meals at the G Adventures-supported community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: La LoberIa - Floreana Floreana Community Restaurants Transport: Speedboat (3.00 hour(s), 74km)
|Day 5||Floreana Island||Day 5 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the areas natural history. Later, opt to go snorkelling or relax on the white-sand beach. Included Activities: Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants
|Day 6||Isabela Island||Day 6 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B)|
Transfer by speedboat to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, take a wildlife boat excursion to Islote Tintoreras to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit Las Tintoreras Excursion Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 37km)
|Day 7||Santa Cruz Island||Day 7 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B)|
Enjoy free time to explore Isabela Island. Opt to hike Sierra Negra, go snorkelling at Los Tuneles, or take it easy. In the afternoon, transfer by speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy an evening out in Puerto Ayora. Additional Notes: Please note that space may be limited for optional activities during high season, these activities are operated by third-party operators and will be subject to availability. Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Papallacta||Day 8 Santa Cruz Island/Papallacta (1B)|
Say goodbye to the Islands and take a flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Papallacta. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
|Day 9||Papallacta||Day 9 Papallacta (1B)|
Relax in the hot springs of Papallacta while taking in the volcanic views. Opt to go for a hike nearby for prime birdwatching. Included Activities: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit
|Day 10||Papallacta||Day 10 Papallacta (1B)|
Papallacta is located roughly 35 minutes from the Mariscal Sucre International airport in Quito. The lodge can assist in booking a taxi for you. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TO/FROM THE GALAPAGOS:
Maximum one piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 23 kilograms (50 pounds), plus one carry-on piece weighing a maximum of 10 kilograms (22 pounds).
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.