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Galápagos Land & Sea — North & Central aboard Estrella

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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

Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora
Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay and kayak in the mangrove forest. (B)

Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Bartolomé Island
Before boarding the vessel have a quick morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station. In the afternoon, hike up to the the top of Bartolomé Island, and see one of the most famous views of the Galápagos. Cool off with a swim off the soft sandy beach. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Genovesa Island
Take a morning walk up the caldera to see red-footed boobies and other birds before searching for marine life in the protected Bahia Darwin. Enjoy an afternoon hike to the Prince Philip steps to get an amazing view of the island. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Islas Plaza/Santa Fé Island
Enjoy a morning walk around South Plaza islet looking out for marine birds and sea lions swimming in the turquoise waters. Later, explore Santa Fé keeping a close eye out for land iguanas in the unique cactus forest. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito
Early morning visit to see the giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands before heading to the airport and flying back to Quito.

Disembark in Baltra. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Quito. (B)

Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Climb aboard the comfortable Estrella and explore the northern and central islands of the Galápagos archipelago. Enjoy included snorkelling gear and the presence of an expert Naturalist Guide, there to make sense of this unique region. After a full day of swimming with unique sea life and walking among wildlife that has no fear of humans, enjoy deck-side drinks before retiring to your air-conditioned cabin. Ocean views come standard. As always with G Adventures, our vessels are exclusive, so you know you're exploring in good company.
  • Overnight on Santa Cruz Island
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Estrella (3 nts)
  • Hike and kayak excursion to Tortuga Bay (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotel (3 nts)
    Aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (3 nts)
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 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 and G Adventures CEO in Puerto Ayora
Highlights
  • One night in Puerto Ayora
  • Enjoying an afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay along with a kayak
  • Three nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Estrella
  • Snorkel in the caldera of a collapsed volcano and search for marine life on Genovesa
  • Hike over the dramatic volcanic rock formations on Bartolomé
  • Search for land iguanas on Santa Fé.
Accommodations
Hotel (3 nts)
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador: Pelican Bay Hotel (or similar)
Quito, Ecuador: Hotel Hilton Colon (or similar)

Aboard the Estrella in twin-share (bunks) cabins (3 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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