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Family Land Galapagos — Multi-Activities

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/San Cristóbal Island
Fly to San Cristóbal. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area.

Fly to San Cristóbal, the easternmost island of Galápagos and one of the oldest. The principal town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galápagos. After lunch, visit the Interpretation Centre and learn more about the history of the Galápagos, sometimes referred to as “the Enchanted Islands.” Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Mann Beach or swimming with playful sea lions as the frigate birds glide on the thermals. In the evening, opt for a dinner and sample some of the island's fresh fish and produce. (B, L)

Day 3 San Cristóbal Island
Snorkelling trip to Isla Lobos to search for marine life like sea turtles and manta rays and swim with sea lions. The afternoon is free to enjoy the beaches and surrounding area.

The day begins with a short boat ride to Isla Lobos, an islet populated by numerous sea lions, which give the island its name. Spend the day snorkelling – a fantastic opportunity to observe the abundant marine life that Galápagos is renowned for. Back aboard the boat, sail to San Cristóbal and have free time to enjoy the beaches and surrounding areas. (B, L)

Day 4 San Cristóbal Island/Santa Cruz Island
Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island. On arrival, visit the highlands of the island to see Galápagos giant tortoises in the wild. (B)

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island
Take a sea kayaking adventure at Tortuga Bay to explore the mangroves. Opt for a surf lesson in the afternoon. (B)

Day 6 Santa Cruz Island
Head out on a boat tour to Lobería, Las Grietas, and Playa de los Perros, where there's time for some swimming or snorkelling. In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Start the day on a boat tour of Lobería, Las Grietas and Playa de los Perros, spending time exploring, swimming, and snorkelling in the crystal clear water. Afterwards, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, one of the places where you can easily spot the famous Galápagos tortoises. (B)

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito
Fly back to Quito, where the rest of the day is free to explore the city.

After a transfer over the island of Santa Cruz, arrive at Baltra Island for our return flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for free time and one last night with newfound friends. (B)

Day 8 Quito
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Looking to give your kids a crash course in exotic wildlife? What better place to visit than “Darwin’s test kitchen,” the Galápagos? On this multi-activity trip, you’ll have the chance to snorkel, hike, kayak, and swim the islands, as well as visit a giant tortoise breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Who says learning about nature has to be boring?
  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Snorkelling trip to Isla Lobos (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Swimming and snorkelling in Lobería (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Tortuga Bay walk and kayaking excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nights)
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches.
  • Transportation: Plane, speedboat, van, pickup truck, local bus, panga.
  • CEO/naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), Local G Adventures Rep in Quito
Highlights
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays
  • Kayak at Tortuga Bay
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • See giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nights)
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador: Pelican Bay Hotel (or similar)
San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador: Blue Marlin Hotel (or similar)
Quito, Ecuador: Hotel Mercure (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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