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Galapagos — South & East Islands aboard the Eden

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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

Day 2 Quito/Seymour Airport
Catch an early flight to the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane). The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant
Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner
Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion. (B, L, D)

Day 5 San Cristóbal Island
Travel to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the morning to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and enjoy some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. Later, learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza
Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito
In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito. (B)

Day 8 Quito
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Animal lovers have the ultimate vacation ahead with this eight-day tour through the Galápagos. Aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, you'll visit islands in the south and east, observing an incredible array of rare animal species along the way. Spot marine iguanas in the lagoons of Floreana Island, reef sharks in an underwater volcanic cone, and friendly sea lions at Isla Lobos. You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Mother Nature by the end of this incredible tour.
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion (Santa Cruz)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Snorkelling at Corona del Diablo and Gardner Bay
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (2 nts)
    Aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks)
    Twin-share (lower berths)
    Or double cabins (5 nts)
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • Transportation: Plane, motorized yacht (Eden), van, panga, private bus.
  • Galápagos National Park Service guide while in the islands. Local G Adventures representative in Quito.
Highlights
  • See giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Spot nocturnal barn owls roosting in volcanic tubes
  • Snorkel in Corona del Diablo
  • Visit contrasting green and white sand beaches on Floreana Island
  • See napping reef sharks at the bottom of Gardner Bay
Accommodations
Quito: Hotel Hilton Colon (or similar)
Aboard the Eden in twin-share (bunks), twin-share (lower berths) or double cabins (5 nights)
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.
Terms and Conditions
For G Adventures terms and conditions, please click here.

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