Explore the enchanting animals and serene landscape of the Galapagos while sailing

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


Highlights


Itinerary

Make yourself at home in the Ecuadorian capital, perhaps with a coffee at any number of the city's attractive plaza cafes.
Brave an early start for a flight out to nature's own isles. Circle Daphne Island by boat and survey its peculiar volcanic landscape, keeping eyes peeled for blue-footed and masked boobies, terns and petrels. Go a walk across North Seymour and spot swallow-tailed gulls and both species of frigate birds, before going for a swim amidst a great variety of sea-life.
Visit a sizeable colony of sea lions at Isla Lobos. Watch Sally Light foot crabs and marine iguanas scuttling over the lava terrain and perhaps spot the Yellow Warbler. Take to the water in one of the Galapagos' best snorkelling spots in search of Galapagos sharks and sea turtles.
Log up some lazy beach hours on Gardner Beach in the company of California sea lions and Hood Mocking birds. Head to the island of Española – the southernmost in the Galapagos archipelago and an absolute paradise for bird-spotters.
Head to shore for a stroll along the olive-green sands of Punta Cormorant. As well as being the best place to spot Galapagos Sea Lions, this island's lagoon is host to a healthy population of pink flamingos, its sands are a nesting site for Easter Pacific Green Sea Turtles and Diamond Sting Rays populate the shoreline.
Drop into the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora and learn about the island's natural history and continued preservation. Venture into the Santa Cruz Highlands and encounter giant tortoises, the myriad species of Darwin finches and perhaps even vermillion flycatchers. Fly back to the Ecuadorian mainland for a final night in Quito.
This Galapagos adventure wraps up after breakfast.
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Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Minibus, Motorised catamaran, Plane
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights), Motorised Catamaran (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Bahia Gardner
  • Cerro Brujo
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel
  • Post Office Bay
  • Punta Cormorant
  • Punta Suarez
  • Sea Lion Island and Kicker Rock

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Important 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 increase to US$20 **
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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