Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito

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Dates: May 21st to 30th 2020

Price: $599 | 10 Days | Quito to Quito

Trip Code: SEQU


Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galápagos tour. Explore Ecuador's capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galápagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you'll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.

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Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

ome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16.

Highlights from Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito

Encounter giant tortoises and marine iguanas, Snorkel among volcanic formations, Dip into the Papallacta hot springs, Walk on the black sand beaches of Floreana Island, Transfers in private speedboats, Upgraded hotel accommodations

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Quito

Arrive at any time.

If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, our representative will leave all important information at your hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready the next day.

Day 2 - Quito/San Cristóbal Island

Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - San Cristóbal Island

Snorkel at Kicker Rock, an impressive volcanic rock formation, rich in wildlife diversity both under the surface and above.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - San Cristóbal Island/Floreana Island 

Travel by speedboat to Floreana Island. Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, opt to go snorkelling or swimming. Enjoy meals at the G Adventures-supported community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 5 - Floreana Island

Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history. Later, opt to go snorkelling or relax on the white-sand beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Floreana Island/Isabela Island

Transfer by speedboat to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy free time to explore Isabela Island. Opt to hike Sierra Negra, go snorkelling at Los Tuneles, or take it easy. In the afternoon, transfer by speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy an evening out in Puerto Ayora.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Santa Cruz Island/Papallacta

Say goodbye to the Islands and take a flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Papallacta.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Papallacta

Relax in the hot springs of Papallacta while taking in the volcanic views. Opt to go for a hike nearby for prime birdwatching.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Papallacta

Depart at any time.

Papallacta is located roughly 35 minutes from the Mariscal Sucre International airport in Quito. The lodge can assist in booking a taxi for you.

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island

  • Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta

  • Isla Lobos visit (San Cristóbal Island)

  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and La Lobería

  • Highlands excursion (Floreana Island)

  • Tintoreras excursion (Isabela Island)

  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit

  • Papallacta hot spring visit

  • Isabela Municipal Tax

  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters

  • Internal flights

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (9 nts).

Meals

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transportation

Private speedboat, private vehicle, plane

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority).