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Galapagos — West & Central Islands aboard the Eden

8 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/Santa Cruz Island
Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the Eden. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Isabela Island
Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before hiking to the rim of the Sierra Negra volcano. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Isabela Island
Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Tagus Cove/Fernandina Island
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Puerto Egas/Rábida Island
Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito
Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito. (B)

Day 8 Quito
Depart at any time. (B)
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All This Included
Get up close and personal with an incredible array of animal species on this 8-day tour that hits the central, and west islands of the Galápagos. Along the way, you'll have plenty of time to spot and snap photos of giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz, Darwin's famed finches in Punta Moreno, and flightless cormorants on Fernandina. Do it all aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, outfitted with your comfort in mind.
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Snorkelling at Puerto Egas and North Seymour
  • 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
  • Spot colonies of blue-footed boobies
  • Watch manta rays and whitetip reef sharks swim in Tintoreras
  • Take in views over saltwater craters and volcanoes on Isabela Island
Accommodations
Quito: Hotel Hilton Colon (or similar) (2 nights)
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.
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