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Galapagos Island Hopping with Quito
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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
  • Tour code: 145014
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Quito

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Quito

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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

02

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:
Plane (3.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: 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))

04

Day 4: 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

05

Day 5: 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)

06

Day 6: 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

07

Day 7: 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)

08

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:
Plane (3.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Charles Darwin Research Centre visit (Santa Cruz Island)
    • Visit to Las Grietas
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 the G Adventures-supported community guesthouse in Floreana.