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Galapagos Island Hopping with Quito
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We know the dilemma: You want to maximize your time exploring the Galpagos Islands, and that includes making it as easy as possible to get to and from the islands. We've got your solution. We'll take care of your flight bookings in and out of Quito with the cheapest flight cost possible. That way youll be secure in knowing you've saved money, giving you plenty of time to hike, snorkel, and befriend the amazing wildlife of these cool islands.

Latin America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Sightseeing
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEQI/145014
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Quito

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Quito/Puerto Ayora

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.

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Day 3: Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island

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.

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Day 4: Floreana Island

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.

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Day 5: Floreana Island/Isabela Island

Travel to Isabela Island. Hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano and walk around the rim of the largest volcanic crater in the archipelago.
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.

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Day 6: Isabela Island

Enjoy free time in the morning, opt to 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.
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.

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Day 7: Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora

Travel by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island. Later, enjoy a walk to Tortuga Bay, opt for a kayak, surf lessons or swim in the turquoise water.
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.

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Day 8: Puerto Ayora/Quito

Travel back to Baltra to catch the flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the evening in the capital city.
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.

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Day 9: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island G Adventures for Good: Floreana Community Guesthouse, Floreana Island
    • Charles Darwin Research Centre visit (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Visit to Las Grietas
    • Snorkelling at Loberia (Floreana Island)
    • 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
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, speedboat
    Group Leader
    • CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike up Sierra Negra volcano and walk on the lava fields
  • Observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon
  • Marvel at the unique wildlife of the Galpagos
  • Stay at a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse in Floreana.