Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - Australian Geographic Society Overview

Look for Green Turtles nesting on the white beaches of Las Bachas, scan the waters for pods of dolphins off Genovesa and watch iguanas scamper along Urvina Bay, all while sailing around the Galapagos Islands on the Nemo III

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

From Quito, discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands on a sailing adventure on the Nemo III

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 (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    Minibus, Motorised catamaran, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Bachas Beach Visit, Buccaneer’s Cove, Cerro Dragon, Charles Darwin Research Centre, Darwin Beach, Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove, Isla Daphne, Puerto Egas, Punta Espinoza, Punta Moreno, Sullivan Bay, Tagus Cove, The Barranco - Isla Genovesa, Urvina Bay

  • 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. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for.

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Galapagos Panorama - Northern Islands - Australian Geographic Society Summary

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Day 1 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.

Day 2 Bachas Beach

Located on the north shore of Isla Santa Cruz, the beautiful beaches of Las Bachas have particularly soft sand and the nearby rocks provide great snorkelling.

Day 3 Isla Genovesa

Genovesa is a remote island of abundant beauty with varying landscapes and wonderful wildlife, including a trio of boobies - masked, blue-footed and the rare red-footed.

Day 4 Isla Santiago/Isla Santa Cruz

Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.

Day 5 Charles Darwin Research Station/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.

Day 6 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 7 Isla Fernandina

Isla Fernandina's north-east tip, Punta Espinosa, is a narrow ledge of lava and sand where visitors can see lava cacti and flightless cormorants among the stark volcanic landscape.

Day 8 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/Quito

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

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
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    • Total price tool tip
    • Sailing, Wildlife
    • Original