Galápagos Express Camping Adventure

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Puerto Ayora to Puerto Ayora

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Galápagos Islands aren't just all about cruising – try a camping experience on for size! Over a week’s time and beginning and ending right in the heart of the action (the islands, of course), you’ll stay active by snorkelling, diving, and hiking diverse terrain before slowing things down with wildlife exploration in the company of an expert Naturalist Guide. At the end of the day, you’ll camp out surrounded by the sounds of island wildlife. With plenty of options to stick around after the trip’s done (or show up early for some independent adventuring beforehand), this is the perfect express trip for a most excellent Galápagos experience.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Guesthouse, Floreana Island
  • Highlands and lava tunnels (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Highlands visit (Floreana Island)
  • Loberia snorkelling excursion
  • Visit to Flamingo Lagoon and Tortoise Breeding Centre (Isabela Island)
  • Hike to Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Travel by public speedboats around the galápagos islands
  • Camp in the middle of it all to stay closer to nature
  • Visit charles darwin research station and the giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Hike sierra negra volcano.

Itinerary

Day 1 Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz Island (1L, 1D) Enjoy a day on Santa Cruz island and head to the highlands to see giant tortoises in the wild and hike to the lava tunnels. Included Activities: Lava Tunnels Visit Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Santa Cruz Highlands Camping
Day 2 Santa Cruz Island/Floreana Island (1B, 1D) In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Station to see Galápagos giant tortoises. After, transfer by speedboat to Floreana Island. Get settled at the G Adventures-supported community guesthouse and opt to explore the small town or catch the sunset at Playa Negra beach. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an included snorkelling excursion to Loberia, and visit the highlands of Floreana. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Guesthouse Floreana Community Restaurants
Day 4 Floreana Island/Isabela Island (1B, 1D) Take a speedboat over to Isabela Island and hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for spectacular views from above. Included Activities: Isabela Highlands Camping Sierra Negra Volcano Hike Transport: Boat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Isabela Island (1B) Enjoy free time in the morning for optional activities, opt to go snorkelling, surfing or hit the beach. In the afternoon, visit the Flamingo Lagoon and the Tortoise Breeding Centre. Additional Notes: Please note that space may be limited for optional activities during high season, these activities are operated by third-party operators and will be subject to availability. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit Flamingo Lagoon Visit Isabela Highlands Camping
Day 6 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B) Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, and enjoy a night in the town of Puerto Ayora. Hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay, and opt to go kayaking or just lounge on the beach. Additional Notes: Please note, the accommodation for the night is multi-share in a hostel. Included Activities: Tortuga Bay Hike Transport: Boat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Puerto Ayora (1B) Depart at any time.
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