Blue footed boobies in Galapagos
Blue footed boobies in Galapagos
Iguanas and turtles in Galapagos
Iguanas and turtles in Galapagos

Classic Galapagos

6 Nights from £2,369 Including Flights

Overview

Explore the Galapagos Islands on this 6-night land-based adventure which provides you with a different perspective to discover these stunning islands. The islands have an abundance of wildlife to discover, some of which are unique only to these islands and allows you to get up close with them as well. Enjoy time at leisure and trips out with the group and your dedicated local guide. This tour also provides many benefits to the local communities you visit and it is socially and environmentally responsible.

Please note that this itinerary can also be enjoyed as a Private Guided Tour, which includes private transportation between attractions and your choice of excursions - your itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Give our team of specialists a call for more information.

*Due to the Galapagos’ close proximity to the equator, the sun is incredibly strong – please ensure you are well-prepared with sunscreen, a sun hat, sunglasses and a rash guard if necessary.

Highlights:

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quito
  • Explore the wildlife such as the famous Galapagos giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies
  • Snorkel with sea turtles, rays, sea lions and plenty of exotic fish
  • Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz, Academy Bay, Isla lobos and frigate hill
  • Learn about conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Relax and unwind on white sandy beaches
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Arrive in Quito

Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to your hotel and check in. Depending upon your arrival time you might have some free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site before meeting your tour guide and the rest of your group for a welcome meeting.

Overnight: Dann Carlton Hotel

Day 2

Quito – Galapagos Islands

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the island of Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Santa Cruz a nearby island by ferry. Your first stop is the highlands of Santa Cruz which are home to the iconic giant Galapagos tortoises and learn about these fascinating animals. Visit a private ranch for lunch before heading out on a walk in search of more giant tortoises and visit the lava tubes which were formed when the surface of a lava stream solidifies but the liquid magma inside continued to flow, leaving behind a series of empty tubes you can walk through. Transfer to your hotel for the next two nights and meet your local guide for an insight for the next few days of adventure. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3

Galapagos Islands

After breakfast enjoy a half day tour of Academy Bay where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with exotic fish, marine life including those famous sea lions and the blue-footed boobies. Afterwards, climb to a nearby viewpoint for ocean views and if you are lucky you might see a glimpse of white tipped reed shark swimming in the crystal-clear waters below. Walk along the Playa de los Perros where you will find many sea iguanas basking in the sun.

Overnight: Hotel Fiesta (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4

Galapagos Islands

Enjoy a morning at leisure, perhaps wander down to the bay to spot brown pelicans, golden rays, marine iguanas, herons, lava gulls, sea lions and a large number of blue-footed boobies that like to live in this surrounding area. In the afternoon visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn more about the species you have seen in the wild as well as leaning about the ongoing conservation and management efforts on the islands. Transfer to your next hotel by boat to the island of San Cristobal for a relaxing evening at leisure.

Overnight: Blue Marlin (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Galapagos Islands

After breakfast you will be transferred to the dock where you take a quick boat ride to nearby Isla Lobos meaning “Sea Lion Island” for a guided of the island. You have the chance to observe the wildlife that inhabit this island and call it home, such as frigate birds, manta and of course the noisy, smelly sea lions. Walk along, relax or swim at one of the white coral beaches of San Cristobal before heading back to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at the hotel or explore the relaxed town which overlooks the harbour. An optional walk to interpretation centre, frigate hills and Punta Carola is available. Enjoy the last sunset in the Galapagos.

Overnight: Blue Marlin (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6

Galapagos Islands – Quito

With your last morning at leisure consider visiting the Natural History Museum, the Cathedral which is painted with murals depicting Galapagos themes or just wander through the town and take it all in. Transfer to San Cristobal for your flight back to Quito and then on to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening at leisure.

Overnight:  Dann Carlton Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Quito

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included

  • International and internal flights
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • 6 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • Small group tour with max of 15 travellers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Snorkel equipment for day 3 will be provided
  • Activities mentioned in itinerary, e.g. visit to highlands of Santa Cruz, snorkelling, lava tubes, Academy Bay, Charles Darwin Research Station and Isla Lobos.


What’s Not Included

  • INGALA transit card: $20 per person (cash only)
  • Galapagos National Park fee: $100 per person (cash only)
  • Optional activities e.g. guided walk of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Please note the minimum age is 4 years old for this tour.

Donna Jones
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