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Best of Galapagos
The Galápagos Islands are an adventurer’s playground. Stay on land at night and travel the islands by speedboat during the day. This tour is perfect for those wanting to see the amazing wildlife with opportunities to interact with local communities.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 10 days/9 nights
- Starts in: Quito
Guide Price £2350
- Tortuga Bay kayak tour
- Volcano hike at Isabela Island
- Snorkelling at La Loberia and Floreana
- Tour of the Santa Cruz Highlands
- Isabela Island Kayaking n Flamingo lagoon visit
Day 1 Quito
Arrive in Quito and explore this beautiful city in your own time before meeting your fellow travellers this afternoon.
Day 2 Quito to San Cristóbal Island
Rise early and fly to San Cristóbal Island via a touchdown at Guayaquil. On arrival, transfer to Loberia for a snorkelling trip where you may spot sea lions and turtles. This evening, you may choose to head out and enjoy one of the fresh seafood restaurants.
Day 3 San Cristóbal Island
Observe the amazing marine life on a short boat ride this morning to either Leon Dormido or Isla Lobos. Also look out for nesting frigates and blue-footed boobies. Enjoy an open water snorkelling trip and look for manta rays and the harmless Galápagos shark. Later, head to the Interpretation Center and learn about the history of the islands before climbing Frigatebird Hill for sweeping views of the bay.
Day 4 San Cristóbal Island to Isabela Island
Transfer by boat to Floreana Island and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales. On arrival, take another snorkelling trip before visiting a black sand beach and see the small community of Puerto Velasco Ibarra. Afterwards, continue to Isabela Port where you’ll spend the night.
Day 5 Isabela Island
Start the day with a visit to a small lagoon and see the flamingos that have made it their home. Continue with a boat trip through Shark Alley where you might see marine iguanas and end the day with a fine view of the sunset at Isabela.
Day 6 Isabela Island
Get the blood pumping with a hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano. The hike should take around six hours and promises spectacular views of the enormous crater. The afternoon is free to relax back in town at your own leisure.
Day 7 Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island
Start the day with a morning kayak off the coast of Isabela Island before hopping on the speedboat to the small town of Santa Cruz. The afternoon is free to explore Puerto Ayorain your own time or perhaps opt to visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre.
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island
Take a short hike to Tortuga Bay before a trip to observe giant tortoises roaming the wild. Afterwards visit a locally owned sugar cane farm and see how sugar cane is turned into alcohol. Along the way, keep an eye out for eagle rays, sea turtles and blue-footed boobies.
Day 9 Santa Cruz Island to Quito
Say goodbye to the Galápagos today and take a flight back to Quito. Perhaps head out for a final group dinner.
Day 10 Quito
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning.
Departs:Frequent departures, Jan - Dec 2020 & 2021.
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- 8 breakfasts & 4 lunches
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