Galapagos Island Hopping with Quito

From €1999 per person
  • Destination:
    Ecuador
  • Duration:
    9 Days
  • Available From:
    Selected Departures in 2021

Introduction

We know the dilemma: you want to maximize your time exploring the Galápagos 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 you’ll 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.

  • Hike up Sierra Negra volcano
  • Observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon
  • Marvel at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos
  • Stay at a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse in Floreana

Duration: 9 days

Start/Finish City: Quito to Quito

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Grading: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
  • Your G for Good Moment: 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
  • 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
  • Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), G Adventures-supported community guesthouse (2 nts).
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Allow USD185-240 for meals not included.
  • Transportation: Plane, private van, speedboat.
  • Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer)/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

Highlights

Hike up Sierra Negra volcano, observe flamingos at an isolated lagoon, Marvel at the unique wildlife of the Galápagos, Stay at a G Adventures-supported community guesthouse in Floreana.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito: Arrive at any time.

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

  • Your G for Good Moment Floreana Community Restaurants| Your G for Good Moment Floreana Community Guesthouse
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

  • Your G for Good Moment Floreana Community Restaurants| Your G for Good Moment Floreana Community Guesthouse
  • Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

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.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Quito: Depart at any time.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

For full itinerary please call Justin/Michael on 0504 22200

Prices are from per person - Tour Prices Only - Flights are extra. Prices are subject to change and availability at time of booking. Please call us on  0504 22200 and speak to Michael or Justin for more details. Trip Code: SEQI

Guide Price Only

Other dates available throughout the year. Please call us on 0504 22200 for more details

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