Classic Galapagos - South Eastern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin

Classic Galapagos - South Eastern Islands (Queen Beatriz) Standard Twin information and booking

from
$4595
  • Duration
    10
    days
  • Physical rating
    2
  • Culture Shock
    2
Check prices & availability

Schedule Details

Departs from
Quito
Accommodation
Hotel, Motorised yacht
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Budget
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Transportation
Boat, Minibus, Plane
Important Notes
1. Price includes Quito - Galapagos return flights. 2. Compulsory Galapagos park entry fee US$100 and Transit control card fee US$10 (subject to change) are payable locally to the relevant government authorities. 3. Prices for this trip vary depending on cabin type - please select your preferred cabin type for exact trip price. 4. Please note: this trip has an increased non-refundable deposit. 5. Dietary requirements need to be advised at least 10 days prior to departure so that any included meals can be properly catered for. 6. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

Highlights

Walk through the cloud forest of the Santa Cruz highlands, Snorkel with sea lions in aquamarine waters, Cruise to Kicker Rock, Swim at idyllic Espumilla Beach, Meet giant tortoises and their new born, Visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre

Tour description provided by Intrepid

The Galapagos is one of the most unique places on the planet. Where animals demonstrate the theory of evolution, landmasses demonstrate both the beauty and volcanic power of the earth and the environment has embraced its wildlife rather than population growth. Then there’s the spectacular snorkelling, swimming, hiking and relaxation to be enjoyed. For the best of the Galapagos, look no further than this classic adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
Day 2 Baltra - Santa Cruz Highlands
The archipelago's main airport is on Isla Baltra - the gateway to the Galapagos. The Highlands of Santa Cruz are home to the unique Scalesia cloud forest where you will find different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker.
Day 3 Santa Fe & South Plaza
Isla Santa Fe is a lovely place to take a dip with sea lions and its cacti forests are host to a unique sub-species of land iguanas. A small island of great natural beauty, Isla Plaza Sur features rugged cliffs, prickly pear cacti and a gathering of male sea lions known as 'the gentlemen’s club'.
Day 4 Espanola
Due to its remote location, Isla Espanola has a large population of endemic birdlife and its coastline provides excellent opportunities to see reef sharks, turtles and tropical fish. Gardner Beach is considered by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Islands and full of California sea lions and Hood Mocking birds. A walk along the trails of Punta Suarez offers us some magical panoramas.
Day 5 Isla San Cristobal -Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock
The eastern-most island in the Galapagos, San Cristobal Island offers an array of animals and activities. An early morning walk with playful Sea Lions, Frigate Birds and Blue Footed Boobies, some snorkelling at Kicker Rock followed by a Panga Ride to Cerro Brujo where the volcanic formations are breathtaking.
Day 6 San Cristobal - Highlands & Interpretation Center
One of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the world, the Galapagos Islands boast an amazing array of wildlife, both on land and underwater. San Cristobal's Interpretation Centre brings the history and geography of the Galapagos archipelago to life, from its volcanic origins to discovery, colonisation and the present day.
Day 7 Bartolome & Sullivan Bay
Inhospitable to most plants and animals, Isla Bartolome is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows and Bombs, the famous Pinnacle Rock and Galapagos penguins and lava lizards Sitting on Isla Santiago's eastern coast, Bahia Sullivan's 100-year-old lava flow forms a black carpet of intricate markings and patterns, where iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs roam.
Day 8 Isla Santiago
Isla Santiago features some of the most idyllic locations in the archipelago, including Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove and the black sands of Puerto Egas.
Day 9 Charles Darwin Research Centre - Baltra
Isla Santa Cruz is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station The station's visitor centre and museum are essential stops for anyone interested in the archipelago's natural and human history, and keen to learn more about conservation efforts to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos. It also offers visitors their best chance for close-up encounters with giant tortoises.
Day 10 Quito
Quito's impressive Old Town is full of picturesque streets and historic buildings - there are more than 30 churches to explore, as well as fascinating museums and lively plazas.