Galapagos Venture

Discover the Galapagos Islands on this enchanting adventure visiting the islands of Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobel, along with their quirky animals and landscapes.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,285
      CAD $1,370
      AUD $1,590
      EUR €1,055
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,685
      ZAR R12,915
      CHF FR1,305
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
      USD $10 Galapagos Transit Card Fee
      USD $5 Isla Isabela Port Fee
      USD $20 Surf Board Hire (Half Day)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,430*
      CAD $1,527*
      AUD $1,750*
      EUR €1,161*
      GBP £951*
      NZD $1,856*
      ZAR R14,456*
      CHF FR1,433*
      *
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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 Venture.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Embark on a captivating adventure through the Galapagos Islands

Take a thrilling sojourn around the highlights of the unique flora- and fauna-rich islands of the Galapagos. From rubbing shoulders with prehistoric-looking giant tortoises and marine iguanas, to gazing up in wonder at the spectacular blue-footed boobies’ synchronised fishing technique, the Galapagos offers the chance to see an abundance of rare creatures at close range. There are also heaps of opportunities to explore the underwater world of the Galapagos by snorkelling and diving in the surrounding waters - usually in the good company of playful sea lions and sea turtles. With just the right amount of relaxation, adventure and wildlife-filled awe, this Galapagos Venture is the way to see the very best of the Galapagos.

  • Discover Quito’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn about the unique habits of marine iguanas
  • Be shell-shocked by giant tortoises on Isla Santa Cruz
  • Witness the splendor of the 150 m tall Kicker Rock
  • Swim with sea lions off Isla San Cristobal
  • Dive among white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles and rays
  • Go kayaking in the Pacific Ocean
  • Watch the aerobatics of blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Bed and breakfast (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Plane, Speed boat
  • Included activities:

    Isla Isabela - Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, Isla San Cristobal - Interpretation Center, Isla Santa Cruz - Charles Darwin Research Centre, Isla Santa Cruz - Tortuga Bay visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    846kg pp per trip
  • Trip price from

    USD $1,285
    CAD $1,370
    AUD $1,590
    EUR €1,055
    GBP £855
    NZD $1,685
    ZAR R12,915
    CHF FR1,305
    Price information
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    Extras

    USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
    USD $10 Galapagos Transit Card Fee
    USD $5 Isla Isabela Port Fee
    USD $20 Surf Board Hire (Half Day)
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $1,430*
    CAD $1,527*
    AUD $1,750*
    EUR €1,161*
    GBP £951*
    NZD $1,856*
    ZAR R14,456*
    CHF FR1,433*
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $158
    CAD $169
    AUD $194
    EUR €129
    GBP £105
    NZD $206
    ZAR R1,606
    CHF FR159
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Galapagos Venture 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.

Days 2-4 Isla Isabela

The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. The largest island in the archipelago, Isla Isabela was formed by five giant volcanic craters, all of which are still considered active.

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island

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.

Days 6-7 Isla San Cristobal

The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, a variety of seabirds nest on Isla San Cristobal, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies and frigates.

Days 8-9 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.
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    • GGRR
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,285
      CAD $1,370
      AUD $1,590
      EUR €1,055
      GBP £855
      NZD $1,685
      ZAR R12,915
      CHF FR1,305
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $110 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
      USD $10 Galapagos Transit Card Fee
      USD $5 Isla Isabela Port Fee
      USD $20 Surf Board Hire (Half Day)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,430*
      CAD $1,527*
      AUD $1,750*
      EUR €1,161*
      GBP £951*
      NZD $1,856*
      ZAR R14,456*
      CHF FR1,433*
      *
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