Get the complete Galapagos picture on this island tour

Travel to Ecuador and tune into the buzz of lively Quito before catching a flight out to the remote and remarkable Galapagos Islands. This ten-day tour is an incredible introduction to arguably the most unique flora and fauna habitat on earth. From the miniature-monster-like iguanas to the gigantic wingspans of the waved albatrosses, there are unfamiliar creatures at every turn. Enjoy relaxing strolls on remote white sands, go on snorkelling adventures through crystal clear waters and hike within volcanic vistas. The Galapagos Islands offer an experience unlike any other travel adventure - a once in a lifetime trip not to be missed!

Start
Quito, Ecuador
Finish
Quito, Ecuador
Countries
Ecuador
Themes
Sailing, Wildlife
Code
GPMK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience Ecuador's lively Quito
  • Meet the Galapagos' peculiar marine iguanas
  • Stroll the idyllic white sands of Gardener Bay
  • Post a letter at the iconic Post Office Bay
  • Visit the twin volcanoes of Los Gremolos
  • See flashes of flamingos frolicking in pristine lagoons
  • Hike the summit trail to the top of Bartolome
  • Visit the iconic Pinnacle rock

Itinerary

Travel to Ecuador and experience the buzz of lively Quito. Brimming with colonial history and architecture, navigate the winding streets and cobblestone alleyways and be rewarded by this enigmatic city. Why not relax with a cup of Ecuadorian best at a cafe on the Plaza Grande.
Take a flight to the tiny island of Baltra. Cruise to the beautiful beach of Las Bachas on Isla Santa Cruz, the same beach that is a haven for sea turtles come egg-laying time.
Encounter a myriad of wildlife at Las Plazas, where marine and land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, brown pelicans and blue-footed boobies can be glimpsed. Sail to the relatively undisturbed Isla Santa Fe, where those who want a really close look at the wildlife can opt for a snorkel in the radiant green waters.
The journey heads due south to Isla Espanola. Spot waved albatross, marine iguanas, hood mockingbirds, Galapagos hawks and boobies. Head to Gardener Bay to stroll a stretch of the idyllic white beach.
Visit Isla Floreana and learn about the early inhabitants of the Galapagos archipelago. Take part in the tradition of leaving a letter or a postcard at Post Office Bay, where it will be collected by the traditional mariner mail the following day.
Travel to Isla Santa Cruz, the second largest of the Galapagos Islands. Discover the research and preservation practices that happen at the Charles Darwin Research Station before heading to the twin volcanic craters of Los Gemelos for some lava tunnel exploration.
Visit Isla Rabida and learn about the Galapagos' geological gems. As sea lions soak up the sun on the red sand beach below, and flamingos frolic in the local lagoon, why not kick back and relax too? With hiking, swimming and snorkelling opportunities, there's every chance to mix with the locals.
Hike the Summit Trail to the top of Bartolome and admire the stunning vista of the Galapagos islands sprawled out beyond the horizon. Visit Pinnacle Rock, the definitive icon of Galapagos landscape images, and learn about its contribution to World War II target practice.
Head to the ever-popular North Seymour Island, where a short hike leads to the lookout over Daphne Major and Minor. Admire one last view over the archipelago before boarding a return flight to Quito.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
Boat, Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights), Motorised yacht (7 nights)

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