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Galapagos Island Hopping
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Looking for more than a cruise to the islands? A week of touring the less-explored parts of the Galpagos Islands is the answer. Well start in Santa Cruz, then head to Floreana to stay on a part of the island that sees less visitors than the rest. From there its on to Isabela for a few days of hiking, snorkelling, and visiting the islands main highlights. Top that off with a hike up Sierra Negra Volcano the second-largest volcanic crater in the world along with the Galpagos typical array of exotic wildlife and prepare to be amazed.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 145013
  • Starts: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Puerto Ayora

Itinerary

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Day 1: Puerto Ayora

As reaching the hotel in Santa Cruz (Puerto Ayora) from the Baltra airport can be tricky, exit the airport and head for the public bus to Itabaca Canal. From there, take a ferry across the canal to Santa Cruz Island. From the ferry terminal, opt to take a taxi or bus to Puerto Ayora, typically a 45-min ride.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the 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:
Swimming at Las Grietas
Floreana Community Restaurants
Floreana Community Guesthouse

Transport:
Keep an eye out for dolphins and birds along the way.
Speedboat (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Floreana Island (1B, 1D)

Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history.

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

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Day 4: Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1L)

Hike to the summit to experience a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands.

Included Activities:
Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion

Transport:
Speedboat (2.00-2.50 hours)

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Day 5: Isabela Island (1B)

Explore the surroundings with a short walk to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Along the way, stop at a lookout point, and visit natural pools, beaches, and mangrove swamps. In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and opt to enjoy a drink at sunset.

Included Activities:
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit

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Day 6: Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora (1B)

In the evening, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or do a little last minute shopping.

Included Activities:
Tortuga Bay Hike

Transport:
Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)

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Day 7: Puerto Ayora (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Visit to Las Grietas (Santa Cruz Island)
    • G Adventures-supported guesthouse and restaurants (Floreana Island)
    • Snorkelling at Loberia
    • Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela Island)
    • Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit
    • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
    • Tortuga Bay hike (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (4 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, speedboat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Local naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority)
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike up Sierra Negra Volcano the second-largest volcanic crater in the world and walk on the lava fields
  • Observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon
  • Be amazed at the unique wildlife of the Galpagos
  • Enjoy a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse on Floreana.