Encounter the Galapagos' southern islands on this adventure-filled sailing tour

Encounter the Galapagos on a sailing voyage that takes in the very best of the southern islands. Rub shoulders with the local wildlife as sea lions, iguanas, giant tortoises and exotic birds of all shapes and sizes go about their daily business all over this wild slice of paradise. Go snorkelling in the presence of mighty manta rays and lively turtles, and see tropical fish fill the surrounding water with fluorescent colour. Experience firsthand the natural, rugged landscapes of the Galapagos, and see what Charles Darwin saw when he arrived on the isles more than 180 years ago and began formulating his theory of evolution. Prepare to get fully acquainted with the natural wonder of these far-flung islands on this breathtaking Galapagos Encounter.

Start
Quito, Ecuador
Finish
Quito, Ecuador
Countries
Ecuador
Themes
Sailing, Wildlife
Code
GLKJ
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore Quito’s exquisite Old Town
  • Get up close and personal with giant tortoises
  • Be amused by the elaborate boobie blue-step
  • Snorkel in the turquoise waters of Isabela Island
  • Hang out with cheeky sea lions on Floreana

Itinerary

Explore Quito’s Old Town or perhaps sit in the shade of a local bar and people watch.
Take your first dip in balmy waters in the idyllic cove of Punta Carrion. Or get twitching and look out for the famous blue-footed boobies.
Admire the turquoise waters surrounding the largest island in the archipelago. Formed by five gigantic volcanic craters, this landscape borders on the magical.
Step ashore at Punta Cormorant, where an exquisite beach is a popular stomping ground for the Galapagos sea lions.
Delve into the mysteries of evolution on a trip to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where giant tortoises and land iguanas await your arrival. Make the trip back to the mainland in the afternoon for a final night in Quito.
Enjoy a final encounter with Ecuador over breakfast.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Motorised catamaran
Included activites
  • Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Las Tintoreras visit
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown
  • Snorkelling Punta Carrion

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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. ** Please note that effective from 01 March 2015, the transit card fee will be US$20 **
3. Prices for this trip vary depending on cabin type - please select your preferred cabin type 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.
5. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

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