Get the best views of the archipelago on a smooth-sailing trip around the Galapagos on the Nemo III

Situated off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands abound with natural beauty, scenic landscapes and thriving marine and bird species. Visit some of the archipelago’s most spectacular islands, relax on beautiful beaches, explore the coastlines and discover the unique creatures - finned, feathered or otherwise - that call these islands home.

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


Highlights

  • Explore the highlands of Isla Santa Cruz
  • Discover the incredible wildlife on Isla Santa Fe
  • Trek to the summit of Isla Bartolome
  • Experience true Ecuadorian culture in Quito
  • Relax on Isla Mosquera

Itinerary

Welcome to quaint and colourful Quito.
Fly to Baltra and get an introduction to the islands on a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora.
Go snorkelling in the emerald-green waters of Isla Santa Fe and hike the trails of Opuntia Forest.
Tackle the 360 steps to the summit of Isla Bartolome for commanding views of Pinnacle Rock and across to Sullivan Bay. Spot sea lions, marine iguanas and Galapagos penguins on a stroll around Sombrero Chino.
Watch brightly coloured Sally Lightfoot crabs scuttle and scamper across the lava rock pools of Isla Mosquera. Return to the mainland for a final taste of Ecuadorian culture.
Perhaps stay on after the trip finishes to explore Quito further.
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Inclusions

Meals
5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights), Motorised Catamaran (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Isla Bartolome
  • Isla Mosquera Beach
  • Isla Santa Fe
  • Plaza Sur
  • Sombrero Chino

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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.
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.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands - (Nemo III) trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands - (Nemo III) , July 2015