Galápagos — East, Central, & West Islands aboard the Eden

Marine, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Get up close and personal with an incredible array of animal species on this 10-day tour that hits the east, central, and west islands of the Galápagos. 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 colonies of friendly sea lions in North Seymour. Do it all aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, outfitted with your comfort in mind.

What’s included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Chance to see flightless cormorants and penguins (Isabela Island)
  • Visit to the largest marine iguana colony in the Galápagos (Fernandina Island)
  • Snorkelling at Puerto Egas and North Seymour
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Visit friendly sea lions in isla lobos
  • Spot colonies of blue-footed boobies
  • Mingle with iguanas on santa fe island
  • Watch manta rays and whitetip reef sharks swim in tintoreras
  • Take in views over saltwater craters and volcanoes on isabela island

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Quito/San Cristóbal Island (1B) Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions. Included Activities: Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Santa Fé Island/South Plaza (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Santa Fe island for a chance to mingle with the iguanas. Continue to South Plaza for some great bird watching opportunities. Included Activities: Santa Fe Island Visit South Plaza Island Visit Transport: Eden
Day 4 Puerto Ayora (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the highlands of Santa Cruz to try to see giant land tortoises in the wild, then enjoy free time to explore Puerto Ayora. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Transport: Eden
Day 5 Isabela Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Stop off in the small town of Puerto Villamil before visiting the wall of tears built by prisoners after the Second World War. In the afternoon, visit the wetlands and the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit Flamingo Lagoon Visit Wall of Tears Visit Transport: Eden
Day 6 Isabela Island/Fernandina Island (1B, 1L, 1D) 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 Galápagos 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. Included Activities: Punta Moreno Visit Elizabeth Bay Panga Ride Transport: Eden
Day 7 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza (1B, 1L, 1D) 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 Galápagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life. Included Activities: Tagus Cove Visit Punta Espinoza Visit Transport: Eden
Day 8 Puerto Egas/Rábida Island (1B, 1L, 1D) 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 Rábida Island for a visit to a saltwater lagoon and sea lion colony. Included Activities: Puerto Egas Visit Snorkelling (Puerto Egas) Rabida Island Excursion Transport: Eden
Day 9 Santa Cruz Island/Quito (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit North Seymour for guided walks to observe birds and wildlife, including vast sea lion colonies. Disembark at Baltra and fly back to Quito. Included Activities: North Seymour Island Visit Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Quito (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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