Complete Galapagos - Central Islands Overview

Spend sun-drenched days exploring fascinating Galapagos highlights including Eden Islet and Isabela, Rabida and Santiago Island on this enthralling Galapagos adventure.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,615
      CAD $3,730
      AUD $3,875
      EUR €2,695
      GBP £2,390
      NZD $4,595
      ZAR R35,275
      CHF FR3,325
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,725*
      CAD $3,847*
      AUD $3,996*
      EUR €2,779*
      GBP £2,462*
      NZD $4,739*
      ZAR R36,381*
      CHF FR3,429*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the Galapagos Islands by boat

The Galapagos is one of the few remaining places in which humankind has yet to interfere. This incredible environment was virtually uninhabited until the early 1920s, and since then strict conservation laws have been enforced ensuring the continued preservation of this unique archipelago. The combination of stunning wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, historic significance and pristine habitats makes the Galapagos one of the world’s most endearing ecological playgrounds, and an unforgettable travel destination.

  • Feel the buzz of energy while strolling around Quito
  • Walk in the footsteps of Darwin and better understand how his theory of natural selection was conceived
  • Meet the archipelago’s most fascinating animals
  • Swim with colourful marine life, including the famous water iguana
  • Hike around bizarre volcanic rock formations
  • Laze on black, sandy beaches

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 14
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Accommodation:

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

    Boat, Minibus, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center, Bahia Ballena and Eden Islet, Bartolome Island Visit, Cerro Dragon, Charles Darwin Research Centre, Daphne Island, Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove, Isla Mosquera Beach Trip, Isla Rabida Snorkelling, North Seymour Island Walk and Snorkel, Puerto Egas, Santa Cruz Highlands, Sierra Negra Volcano, Sombrero Chino Visit

  • 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. There is also a US$20 fee to be paid on arrival at Isabela Island 3. Prices for this trip are seasonal - please select your preferred travel date for exact trip price. 4. Any dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for.

  • Trip price from

    USD $3,615
    CAD $3,730
    AUD $3,875
    EUR €2,695
    GBP £2,390
    NZD $4,595
    ZAR R35,275
    CHF FR3,325
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    Extras

    USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $3,725*
    CAD $3,847*
    AUD $3,996*
    EUR €2,779*
    GBP £2,462*
    NZD $4,739*
    ZAR R36,381*
    CHF FR3,429*
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $372
    CAD $384
    AUD $399
    EUR €277
    GBP £246
    NZD $473
    ZAR R3,638
    CHF FR342
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About Ecuador

Complete Galapagos - Central Islands Summary

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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.

Day 2 Isla Mosquera

The small sandy island of Mosquera is a picturesque spot to relax on the beach and watch Sally Lightfoot crabs looking for food among the rocks and tide pools.

Day 3 Isla Isabela

Isla Isabela offers a diverse range of sights to explore - from the massive crater of the Sierra Negra Volcano to the underwater wonders of Concha Perla.

Day 4 Eden Islet/Cerro Dragon/Isla Santa Cruz

A busy day observing Darwin's finches at Ballena Bay, snorkelling at Eden Islet and a fascinating walk on Cerro Dragon know for the giant Galapagos Land Iguanas.

Day 5 Isla Rabida/Isla North Seymour

One of the archipelago's most striking islands, Isla Rabida has fascinating indigenous wildlife, unique red-sand beaches and a saltwater lagoon where flamingos can often be seen.

Day 6 Charles Darwin Research Centre/Santa Cruz Highlands

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.

Day 7 Sombrero Chino/Isla Bartolome

Inhospitable to most plants and animals, Bartolome Island is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows and Bombs, the famous Pinnacle Rock and Galapagos penguins and lava lizards

Day 8 Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove/Isla Santiago

Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.

Day 9 Isla Daphne/Baltra

Isla Daphne is a lovely place to do some bird spotting - see masked boobies, finches and even the beautiful frigate birds with their vibrant red pouches.

Day 10 Quito

As this trip spends very little time in Quito, we recommend you spend a few extra days before or after your trip to experience all the city has to offer.
    • 10
    • GMBB
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,615
      CAD $3,730
      AUD $3,875
      EUR €2,695
      GBP £2,390
      NZD $4,595
      ZAR R35,275
      CHF FR3,325
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,725*
      CAD $3,847*
      AUD $3,996*
      EUR €2,779*
      GBP £2,462*
      NZD $4,739*
      ZAR R36,381*
      CHF FR3,429*
      *
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