Complete Galapagos

Travel to the Galapagos and spend ten days in this fascinating ecological paradise. See countless animal species, experience diverse landscapes and swim in pristine waters while cruising around the Galapagos Islands.

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Get the complete Galapagos experience 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!

  • Experience Ecuador's lively Quito
  • Meet the Galapagos's 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
  • Journey to the iconic Pinnacle rock

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts), Motorised yacht (7 nts)
  • Transport:

  • Notes:

    1. Price includes Quito - Galapagos return flights. 2. Compulsory Galapagos park entry fee US$100 and Transit control card fee US$10 (subject to change) are payable locally to the relevant government authorities. 3. Prices for this trip are seasonal - please select your preferred travel date for exact trip price. 4. Please note that prices for this trip increased in January 2012 due to a fuel surcharge imposed by the Ecuador government on flights to/from the Galapagos Islands. The prices printed in the brochure are therefore incorrect.

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Day 1 Quito

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 Ecuador's finest at a cafe on the Plaza Grande.

Day 2 Isla Santa Cruz

Take a flight to the tiny island of Baltra. Cruise to the beautiful beach of Las Bachas on Isla Santa Cruz, a haven for sea turtles come egg-laying time.

Day 3 Isla Santa Fe

Encounter a myriad of wildlife at Las Plazas, where marine and land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, frigatebirds and brown pelicans 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.

Day 4 Isla Espanola

The journey heads due south to Isla Espanola. Spot waved albatross, hood mockingbirds, Galapagos hawks and blue-footed boobies. Head to Gardener Bay to stroll a stretch of the idyllic white beach.

Day 5 Isla Floreana

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.

Day 6 Isla Santa Cruz

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.

Day 7 Isla Rabida - Isla Santiago

Visit Isla Rabida and learn about the Galapagos's 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.

Day 8 Isla Bartolome

Hike the Summit Trail to the top of Bartolome and admire the stunning vista of the Galapagos Islands sprawled out across the horizon. Visit Pinnacle Rock, the definitive icon of Galapagos landscape images, and learn about its contribution to World War II target practice.

Day 9 North Seymour Island

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.

Day 10 Quito

Head back to the bubbly city of Quito and perhaps end this Galapagos adventure with an anise flavoured mistela, a drink unique to the city.
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