Get up close and personal with an incredible array of animal species on this 8-day tour that hits the 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 flightless cormorants on Fernandina. Do it all aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures’ Galpagos fleet, outfitted with your comfort in mind.
Arrive at any time.
QuitoSanta Cruz Island
Take an early flight to the Galpagos Islands and transfer to Puerto Ayora and board the Eden. Spend the afternoon in the highlands seeing giant tortoises in the wild and exploring lava tunnels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart at any time.