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Galapagos — South & Central Islands aboard the Estrella

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
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Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Fly to San Cristóbal Island. Meet the guide and transfer to the boat. Visit Isla Lobos in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, transfer to the boat. Continue to Lobos Island and be welcomed by frolicking sea lions. Watch for sea lions swimming underwater while snorkelling in the calm clear waters. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Punta Pitt/Cerro Brujo
Enjoy a morning visit to Punta Pitt, the only site in the Galápagos where it is possible to see the three species of boobies as well as frigatebirds, all nesting in the same area. Walk up to the colonies along the lava flows of this volcanic island. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful white powdery sand beaches of Cerro Brujo and snorkel with the marine life at the famous Leon Dormido, otherwise known as Kicker Rock, off San Cristóbal. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez
Arrive in the southern islands to spend the morning on the beach. Play the with sea lions and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in Bahia Gardner. Later, head to Punta Suárez on the extreme western side of Española and go for an amazing coastal walk with opportunities to see the Galápagos albatross, which generally nests between April and November.

Sailing south, arrive at Española Island, the southernmost island in the Galápagos archipelago. In the morning, visit Bahia Gardner and the small islands around the bay. Start the day with a walk on the white sandy beach home to a large colony of sea lions and a great chance to see them up close. After getting a picture taken with them, head out into the bay to the islands of Osborn and Gardner, two amazing snorkelling spots. Keep an eye out for many varieties of fish species, rays, and, of course, sea turtles. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Floreana Island
Spend the morning visiting Mirador de la Baronesa on Floreana island and send a postcard from famous Post Office Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a snorkelling excursion at the Corona del Diablo and landing at Punta Cormorant. Take guided walks to observe the birds and wildlife and learn about the natural history. (B, L, D)

Day 6 North Seymour/Quito
Early breakfast and landing at North Seymour in the morning to observe the birdlife, including frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito. (B)

Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time. (B)

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All This Included
Hop aboard the Estrella and spend five days travelling through the southern and central Galápagos Islands, witnessing firsthand what makes this destination so incredible. Hike through Punta Pitt and try to catch a glimpse of three distinct species of booby in the only place in the Galápagos you can. Relax on the white-sand beaches of Cerro Brujo, do some coastal touring through Punta Suarez, and send a postcard from Post Office Bay. Prepare to experience some of the best snorkelling of your life at Kicker Rock, Corona del Diablo, and Bahia Gardner.
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Estrella
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Snorkelling at Isla Lobos, Kicker Rock, Gardner Bay and Corona del Diablo
  • Opportunity to see the waved albatross from Apr - Nov (Española Island)
  • Post Office Bay visit (Floreana Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (2 nts)
    Aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (4 nts)
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Transportation: Plane, motorized yacht (Estrella), van, panga, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
Highlights
  • Four nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Estrella
  • Explore the marine wonderland of Kicker Rock – one of the Galápagos' most famous sites
  • Search for pink flamingos at Punta Cormorant
  • Learn about about the biological history of the islands from your Naturalist Guide
Accommodations
Hotels (2 nts)
Quito: Hotel Hilton Colon (or similar)

Aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (4 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • 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.
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