Ecuador - Galapagos Multi-Sport with Quito: Quito to Quito

10 days

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This adventure is perfect for those who want to experience the incredible wildlife and scenery of the Galápagos Islands but prefer to sleep on shore. Go ashore at the lesser-visited island of Isabela and spend your days with playful sea lions, giant manta rays, and the Galápagos giant tortoise. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time, with optional activities abound.

 

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

What's Included:

  • G Adventures for Good: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Highlands and wild tortoise excursion
  • Kayak and snorkel excursion
  • Snorkelling at Black Beach and Loberia (Floreana Island)
  • Biking excursion (Isabela Island)
  • Sierra Negra Volcano hike
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (9 nights)

Meals

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD170-225 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, speed boat, van, pickup truck, local bus, panga.

Staff & experts

CEO/Naturalist Guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), local G Adventures Rep in Quito.

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Dates Available: at least 2 departure dates available each month January 2018 through December 2019

Costs - $2,999 to $3,099 per person based on double occupancy. Rates may vary depending on departure date.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Quito

Arrive at any time.

 

Day 2 - Quito/Santa Cruz Island

Fly to Santa Cruz and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 3 - Santa Cruz Island

Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the giant tortoise's natural habitat. In the afternoon, kayak the Itabaca Canal and explore the lively underwater world with a mask and snorkel.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 4 - Santa Cruz Island/Floreana Island

Spend a free morning enjoying Santa Cruz, before crossing by speedboat to Floreana, where there are opportunities to swim and snorkel. In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to the highlands of Floreana.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Restaurants

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

 

Day 5 - Floreana Island

Enjoy a visit to Loberia, where there are opportunities to swim and snorkel. Opt to explore the area around Black Beach.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Floreana Community Restaurants

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 6 - Floreana Island/Isabela Island

Morning speedboat ride boat to Isabela Island. Enjoy a kayak excursion near Tintoreras and then jump in for a snorkel nearby.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 7 - Isabela Island

Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano to see the second-largest crater in the world and enjoy a downhill bike excursion. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on the way back to town. Opt to take surfing lessons on the nearby beach.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 8 - Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island

Free day to enjoy Isabela Island, choose from snorkelling, surfing or a variety of other activities before returning to Santa Cruz by speedboat.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 9 - Santa Cruz Island/Quito

Transfer across Santa Cruz Island to Baltra. Fly back to Quito.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 10 - Quito

Depart at any time. To fully experience this charming city, booking pre- or post-accommodation is highly recommended.

Meals included: Breakfast