Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito

Resort: Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
Price From: £1954.15

Over View

Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galpagos tour. Explore Ecuador’s capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galpagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you’ll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoSan Cristbal Island

Fly to the Galpagos Islands. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas.

Day 3
San Cristbal Island

Snorkel at Kicker Rock, an impressive volcanic rock formation, rich in wildlife diversity both under the surface and above.

Day 4
San Cristbal IslandFloreana Island

Travel by speedboat to Floreana Island. Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, opt to go snorkelling or swimming. Enjoy meals at the G Adventures-supported community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.

Day 5
Floreana Island

Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area’s natural history. Later, opt to go snorkelling or relax on the white-sand beach.

Day 6
Floreana IslandIsabela Island

Transfer by speedboat to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, take a wildlife boat excursion to ‘Islote Tintoreras’ to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.

Day 7
Isabela IslandSanta Cruz Island

Enjoy free time to explore Isabela Island. Opt to hike Sierra Negra, go snorkelling at Los Tuneles, or take it easy. In the afternoon, transfer by speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy an evening out in Puerto Ayora.

Day 8
Santa Cruz IslandPapallacta

Say goodbye to the Islands and take a flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Papallacta.

Day 9
Papallacta

Relax in the hot springs of Papallacta while taking in the volcanic views. Opt to go for a hike nearby for prime birdwatching.

Day 10
Papallacta

Depart at any time.

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