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Galapagos Island Hopping with Quito
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Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145014
Starts: Quito, Ecuador Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will visit
  • Quito
  • Quito

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Quito/Puerto Ayora (1B)

Transfer to the Quito airport and catch a flight to the Galápagos. Arrive at Baltra and travel to the hotel in Santa Cruz. Later, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station for an introduction to some of the unique wildlife and history of the area before an evening welcome meeting to meet up with any travellers joining the group.

Additional Notes:
The flight from Quito to Baltra is unaccompanied. You will have G Adventures representatives assisting on both sides to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Included Activities:
Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
The plane touches down in Guayaquil before carrying on to the Galápagos.
Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Local bus (0.25 hour(s))
Taxicab (0.75 hour(s))

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Day 3: Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, head to Floreana Island by speed boat. Keep an eye out for dolphins and the magnificent albatross along the way

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:
Floreana Highlands Excursion
G-supported Floreana Guesthouse

Transport:
Speedboat (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Floreana Island (1B)

Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming.

Included Activities:
Loberia Snorkelling Excursion
G-supported Floreana Guesthouse

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

Travel to Isabela Island. Explore new 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.

Included Activities:
Lava Fields Walk
Flamingo Lagoon Visit

Transport:
Speedboat (2.00-2.50 hours)

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Day 6: Isla Isabela (1B)

Enjoy a full day at the Sierra Negra Volcano. One of the most active volcanoes in Galápagos, Sierra Negra boasts the second-largest crater in the world.

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

In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and opt to enjoy a drink at sunset.

Included Activities:
Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion
Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit

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Day 7: Isla Isabela/Puerto Ayora (1B)

Head for Santa Cruz Island and dock at the town of Puerto Ayora.

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.

Transport:
Speedboat (2.00-3.00 hours)

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Day 8: Puerto Ayora/Quito (1B)

Retrace your footsteps to return to Baltra Island for the flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for one last night in town. The G Adventures representative in Quito will be able to arrange many of the available day tours in and around Quito if you have time to spare. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation in this lively city.

Transport:
Taxicab (0.75 hour(s))
Ferry (0.25 hour(s))
Local bus (0.25 hour(s))
Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)

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Day 9: Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Charles Darwin Research Centre visit (Santa Cruz)
    • G Adventures-supported homestay (Floreana)
    • Guided wildlife walks
    • Flamingo Lagoon visit (Isabela)
    • Sierra Negra volcano hike with lava fields visit
    • Tortoise breeding centre and 'Wall of Tears' visit
    • Snorkelling (equipment provided), swimming and incredible wildlife encounters
    • Isabela Municipal Tax
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotels (6 nts), homestay (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, speed boat
    Group Leader
    • Local naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), G Adventures representative in Quito
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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 homestay in Floreana.