Day 1 Quito There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Please look for notices in the hotel lobby for a time and location of the welcome meeting.
Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the optional activities available.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D) In the afternoon, transfer to the boat. Continue to Isla Lobos, a small island home a friendly population of sea lions. While snorkelling in the calm clear waters watch as the curious pups blow bubbles, swim in circles and frolic in the waves.
Flights from Quito to Baltra depart between 6:40am and 9:40am depending on the day of the week. These will arrive into the Galápagos between 9:30am and 12:30pm with a short refuelling stop in Guayaquil (you will not disembark the plane).
Please note: The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galápagos, as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the national park system are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage.
Isla Lobos Visit
Snorkelling (Isla Lobos)
Day 3 North Seymour/Mosquera Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore two tiny islands that are big on wildlife. North Seymour offers great views of nesting seabirds, including frigatebirds and Mosquera is home to large colonies of sea lions.
North Seymour Island Visit
Snorkelling (North Seymour Island)
Mosquera Island Excursion
Day 4 Santiago Island/Bartolomé Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral sand beach. Continue to Bartolomé Island for a guided tour to see the dramatic volcanic features before hiking to a panoramic viewpoint.
Sullivan Bay Visit
Snorkelling (Sullivan Bay)
Bartolomé Island Landing
Snorkelling (Bartolomé Island)
Day 5 Puerto Ayora (1B) Disembark in Puerto Ayora and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see the giant Galápagos tortoises. In the afternoon, explore Academy Bay on a boat tour. Snorkel with sea lions and walk over a volcanic path to a crystal clear saltwater lagoon.
Charles Darwin Research Station Visit
Academy Bay Tour
Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito (1B) Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Fly back to Quito for a final night in the city.
Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Quito (1B) Depart at any time.