Galapagos from Ashore

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Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the historical centre of Quito. . It's also a great island for observing lively colonies of sea lions. Explore the town of Puerto Ayora
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Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Carefully step past sleeping sea lions on a pristine beach.
    • See the famous Galapagos giant tortoises at close quarters.
    • Spot marine iguanas, land iguanas and a feast of fearless birdlife.
    • Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What's this trip about?

    Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the historical centre of Quito. . It's also a great island for observing lively colonies of sea lions. Explore the town of Puerto Ayora

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityQuito
End CityThe Galapagos Islands

Travel Themes

  • Birding
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • South America
  • Ecuador

Attractions

  • Galapagos
  • Quito
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • Santa Fe

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife viewing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Accommodation options: Patio Andaluz, Casa Gangotena, Hotel Hilton Colon & La Casona de la Ronda

On arrival in Quito you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 2: Quito

Accommodation options: Patio Andaluz, Casa Gangotena, Hotel Hilton Colon & La Casona de la Ronda

Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the historical centre of Quito.

Day 3: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Here you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Finch Bay hotel via the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Day 4: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

From your hotel you'll head out by boat to Santa Fé Island. On your short guided hike through woods of prickly pear cacti and palo santo trees, the aim is to spot the island's endemi...

Day 5: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

Today sees you hike to Tortuga Bay for a morning of birdwatching. After lunch, the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish. Relax by the hotel pool, or explore the town of Puerto Ayora.

Day 6: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

Today you'll embark on a full day trip to Bartolomé Island. It's distinguished by its basaltic obelisk, Pinnacle Rock, as well as tuff cones and other striking lava formations. The w...

Day 7: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

Today is yours to relax and unwind at your hotel. Alternatively, go hiking at Las Grietas or try mountain biking in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Day 8: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

A visit to North Seymour Island is in store for today. This low-lying island is teeming with wildlife: as well as marine iguanas, you could observe pelicans engaged in a feeding fren...

Day 9: The Galapagos Islands

Accommodation options: Finch Bay Hotel, Casa Opuntia & Floreana Lava Lodge

Today you'll visit the tiny crescent-shaped South Plaza Island. Its cliffs and rocks are thick with green seaweed and low-lying succulent sesuvium plants. Sally Lightfoot crabs can o...

Day 10: Return home

Transfer back to Baltra where you will fly back to the Ecuadorian mainland in time for your flight home.

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Price From $6,150
Price per day$559
Last Updated: 0/12/2022

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