Classic: Galapagos Island Hopping with Quito (SEQI)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Hike up Sierra Negra volcano and walk on the lava fields, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, Marvel at the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, Stay at a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse in Floreana.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||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
|Day 2||Puerto Ayora||Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora (1B)|
Transfer to the Quito airport and catch a flight to the Galapagos. 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))
|Day 3||Floreana Island||Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island (1B, 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))
|Day 4||Floreana Island||Day 4 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 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 areas natural history. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse
|Day 5||Isabela Island||Day 5 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1L)|
Hike to the summit to experience a birds-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)
|Day 6||Isabela Island||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
|Day 7||Puerto Ayora||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)
|Day 8||Quito||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))
|Day 9||Quito||Day 9 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All internal flights (Quito to Baltra return) are included.
Dossier Disclaimer:Information Not Available
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.