Galápagos — East, Central, & West Islands aboard the Eden

Resort: Galápagos — East, Central, & West Islands aboard the Eden
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
Price From: £2384.25

Over View

Get up close and personal with an incredible array of animal species on this 10-day tour that hits the east, central, and west islands of the Galpagos. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to spot and snap photos of giant land tortoises on Santa Cruz, Darwin’s famed finches in Punta Moreno, and colonies of friendly sea lions in North Seymour. Do it all aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures’ Galpagos fleet, outfitted with your comfort in mind.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoSan Cristbal Island

Take an early flight to the Galpagos Islands. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions.

Day 3
Santa F IslandSouth Plaza

Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities.

Day 4
Puerto Ayora

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora.

Day 5
Isabela Island

Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before hiking to the rim of the Sierra Negra volcano. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area.

Day 6
Isabela Island

Pay a morning visit to Punta Moreno on the southwest coast of Isabela to see lava formations, flamingos, and amazing views of the three most active volcanoes in the Galpagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins.

Day 7
Tagus CoveFernandina Island

Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galpagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life.

Day 8
Puerto EgasRbida Island

Enjoy a morning excursion to Puerto Egas to see the salt crater as well as a dark sand beach and tidal pools. Take a refreshing dip in turquoise waters. Search for fish and sea turtles in the protected bay. Later, visit Rbida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony.

Day 9
Santa Cruz IslandQuito

Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito.

Day 10
Quito

Depart at any time.

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