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Galapagos Camping Adventure
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A majestic adventure showcasing many of the Galápagos Islands offerings. Hop between the islands and camp among the unique wildlife. You’ll have the chance to snorkel at Loberia and visit the highlands, before heading over to the largest island in the Galápagos, where you’ll visit the Tortoise Breeding Centre and relax by the beach watching animals breeze by. Before flying back to Quito, enjoy a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Centre and kayak at Tortuga Bay.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145607
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Quito

Itinerary

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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. If there is any confusion on arrival, please do not hesitate to call the contact number listed in this dossier.

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

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Day 2: Quito/Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to the campsite located in highlands of Santa Cruz. Explore the highlands to see giant tortoises in the wild and hike to the lava tunnels.

Additional Notes:
The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos, as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.

The flight from Quito to Baltra is unaccompanied. You will have G Adventures representatives assisting on both sides to ensure everything goes smoothly. Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These flights will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane).

Included Activities:
Lava Tunnels Visit
Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit
Santa Cruz Highlands Camping

Transport:
Plane (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Santa Cruz Island/Floreana Island (1B, 1D)

In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Station to see Galápagos giant tortoises. After, transfer by speedboat to Floreana Island. Get settled at the G Adventures-supported community guesthouse and opt to explore the small town or catch the sunset at Playa Negra beach.

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:
Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
Floreana Community Restaurants
Floreana Community Guesthouse

Transport:
Speedboat (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy an included snorkelling excursion to Loberia, and visit the highlands of Floreana.

Included Activities:
Loberia Snorkelling Excursion
Floreana Highlands Excursion
Floreana Community Restaurants
Floreana Community Guesthouse

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Day 5: Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1D)

Take a speedboat over to Isabela Island and hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Sierra Negra Volcano Hike
Isabela Highlands Camping

Transport:
Boat (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: Isabela Island (1B)

Enjoy free time in the morning for optional activities, opt to go snorkelling, surfing or hit the beach. In the afternoon, visit the Flamingo Lagoon and the Tortoise Breeding Centre.

Included Activities:
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit
Flamingo Lagoon Visit
Isabela Highlands Camping

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Day 7: Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B)

Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, and enjoy a night in the town of Puerto Ayora. Hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay, and opt to go kayaking or just lounge on the beach.

Included Activities:
Tortuga Bay Hike

Transport:
Boat (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Say goodbye to the Galapagos Islands, and take a morning flight back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel and enjoy a night in the city.

Transport:
Plane (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 9: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Highlands and lava tunnels (Santa Cruz Island)
    • G Adventures-supported community guesthouse and restaurants (Floreana Island)
    • Highlands visit (Floreana Island)
    • Loberia snorkelling excursion (Floreana Island)
    • Visit to Flamingo Lagoon and Tortoise Breeding Centre (Isabela Island)
    • Hike to Sierra Negra volcano (Isabela Island)
    • Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Camping (3 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts), multi-share hostel (1 nt), simple hotels (2 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, public speedboat, van, pickup truck, public bus
    Group Leader
    • Local naturalist guide for included activities in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park), local G Adventures representative in Quito
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Tour Highlights:
  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Travel by public speedboats around the Galpagos Islands
  • Camp in the middle of nature
  • Visit Charles Darwin Research Station and the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Hike Sierra Negra volcano.