Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin Itinerary

Explore the central islands of the Galapagos on this startling adventure that highlights the best of the San Cristobal, Bartolome and Santiago islands.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,295
      CAD $2,335
      AUD $2,425
      EUR €1,985
      GBP £1,445
      NZD $2,875
      ZAR R22,050
      CHF FR2,445
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,405*
      CAD $2,454*
      AUD $2,541*
      EUR €2,065*
      GBP £1,509*
      NZD $3,005*
      ZAR R23,219*
      CHF FR2,542*
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Galapagos Encounter - Central Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin.
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Queen Beatriz

Tortoise

Day 1 Quito

Arrive in Quito, the highest capital city in the world and home to a uniquely Ecuadorian merging of ancient architectural charm and modern, vibrant personality. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon strolling around the Old Town or sit in the shade of a local cafe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 San Cristobal

Fly to Baltra and be welcomed by a Galapagos National Park Guide. Travel to the highlands of Red Hill to visit a tortoise breeding program and information centre in the national park. Be shell-shocked by the giant tortoises as they mooch around their natural habitat and learn more about the thick-shelled giants of the Galapagos.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 3 Bartolome & Sullivan Bay

Explore the otherworldly, volcanic landscapes of Bartolome. Witness the much photographed Pinnacle Rock and hike to the top of a once-active volcano to enjoy superb views across to Sullivan Bay.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 4 Isla Santiago

Visit the idyllic Espumilla Beach, which is covered in remarkable lava formations, and make the journey to the infamous pirate hangout of Caleta Bucanero (Buccaneer Cove). Then, wander along the black-sand beach of Port Egas that is often covered in marine iguanas, California sea lions and Galapagos fur sea lions.
ACCOM: Motorised yacht - 1

Day 5 Charles Darwin Research Centre - Baltra - Quito

Learn about the plight of the giant tortoise at the Charles Darwin Research Station before flying back to Quito, where an overnight stay offers one last chance to explore this fascinating city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 6 Quito

All good things must come to an end – and the Galapagos Encounter does just that after a delicious breakfast in the Ecuadorian capital.