Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galápagos tour. Explore Ecuador's capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galápagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you'll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Physical Grading: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
|October 8, 2023||from $3,867 CAD - (compared to $4,549)||Per Person|
|October 22, 2023||from $3,867 CAD - (compared to $4,549)||Per Person|
|1||Sun Oct 8||Quito|
|2||Mon Oct 9||Quito/San Cristóbal Island|
|3||Tue Oct 10||San Cristóbal Island|
|4||Wed Oct 11||San Cristóbal Island/Floreana Island|
|5||Thu Oct 12||Floreana Island|
|6||Fri Oct 13||Floreana Island/Isabela Island|
|7||Sat Oct 14||Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island|
|8||Sun Oct 15||Santa Cruz Island/Papallacta|
|9||Mon Oct 16||Papallacta|
|10||Tue Oct 17||Papallacta|
Day 1 – Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 – Quito/San Cristóbal Island
Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas.
Day 3 – San Cristóbal Island
Snorkel at Kicker Rock, an impressive volcanic rock formation, rich in wildlife diversity both under the surface and above.
Day 4 – San Cristóbal Island/Floreana Island
Travel by speedboat to Floreana Island. Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, opt to go snorkelling or swimming. Enjoy meals at the G Adventures-supported community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Day 5 – Floreana Island
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. Later, opt to go snorkelling or relax on the white-sand beach.
Day 6 – Floreana Island/Isabela Island
Transfer by speedboat to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, 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.
Day 7 – Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island
Enjoy free time to explore Isabela Island. Opt to hike Sierra Negra, go snorkelling at Los Tuneles, or take it easy. In the afternoon, transfer by speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy an evening out in Puerto Ayora.
Day 8 – Santa Cruz Island/Papallacta
Say goodbye to the Islands and take a flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Papallacta.
Day 9 – Papallacta
Relax in the hot springs of Papallacta while taking in the volcanic views. Opt to go for a hike nearby for prime birdwatching.
Day 10 – Papallacta
Depart at any time.
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