Active Galapagos

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Tour Galapagos's wildlife highlights on an active adventure from Quito

Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour Galapagos's outstanding natural beauty and interesting history by foot, boat and bike on this active adventure. Trace Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution', spot colourful, bizarre and beautiful creatures, and have an experience that is completely out of this world as you discover the incredible Galapagos Islands.

  • Get acquainted with Quito's dizzying altitude
  • Bike around San Cristobal
  • Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the Galapagos Islands
  • Scale Isabela's volcano
  • Snorkel over underwater worlds
  • Meet near-extinct Galapagos tortoises

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Day 1 Quito

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.

Days 2-3 Isla San Cristobal

The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, a variety of seabirds nest on Isla San Cristobal, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and frigates.

Days 4-6 Isla Floreana/Isla Isabela

A highlight of any Galapagos cruise, Isla Floreana is rich in natural wonders and wildlife, including seabirds such as boobies, pelicans and frigates. Discover the quirky maritime history of Post Office Bay. The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.

Days 7-8 Isla Santa Cruz

Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.

Days 9-10 Quito

Stretched out along a central Andean valley under the gaze of Volcan Pichincha, Quito is one of the most attractive cities in South America.