Galápagos — North, Central, & South Islands aboard the Eden

Marine, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Mother Nature's zoo lies in the Galápagos Islands, where an incredibly diverse array of animals live in harmony. On this ten-day sailing adventure through the north, central and south islands, you'll have the opportunity to spot the Galápagos' most unique species. See giant tortoises at the El Chato Reserve, marine iguanas on Floreana Island, and the elusive red-footed boobie at El Barranco. Do it all with the Eden, the latest addition to the G Adventures fleet for a trip that doesn't lack in the comforts you're familiar with.

What’s included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (7 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Excursion to see red-footed boobies (Genovesa Island)
  • Hike to the Bartolomé Island viewpoint overlooking the famous Pinnacle Rock
  • Visits to Floreana and Española Islands
  • Snorkelling at Darwin Bay, Sullivan Bay, Gardner Bay, and Corona del Diablo
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See nesting frigatebirds and boobies in darwin bay
  • Visit the tiny conical island of daphne
  • Spot waved albatross on punta suárez (apr-nov)
  • Witness sea lions frolic on gardner bay
  • Discover the green sand beach of española

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Quito/Baltra Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. Head to Bachas Beach to see Sally Lightfoot crabs, flamingos and sea lions. Included Activities: Bachas Beach Landing Transport: 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). You will generally arrive at the boat in time for lunch on Day 2 before the afternoon activity. Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Eden
Day 3 Genovesa Island (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Darwin Bay and marvel at the sheer number of birds along the many trails. Head to El Barranco in the afternoon to see the many types of boobies, including red-footed boobies. Included Activities: Snorkelling (Darwin Bay) Darwin Bay Visit El Barranco Visit Transport: Eden
Day 4 Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Bartolomé for a guided tour to see the island's dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach. Included Activities: Bartolomé Island Landing Snorkelling (Bartolomé Island) Sullivan Bay Visit Transport: Eden
Day 5 Black Turtle Cove/Cerro Dragón (1B, 1L, 1D) Search for marine life in the mangroves at Black Turtle Cove by panga, after, spot a variety of birdlife at Cerro Dragón. Included Activities: Black Turtle Cove Excursion Cerro Dragón Visit Transport: Eden
Day 6 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 7 Floreana Island/Punta Cormorant (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit Post Office Bay and enjoy guided walks to observe the bird and wildlife and learn about the natural history of Floreana Island. After, snorkel at Corona del Diablo. Included Activities: Post Office Bay Visit Punta Cormorant Visit Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo) Transport: Eden
Day 8 Punta Suárez/Bahía Gardner (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy the day on Española Island, one of the oldest in the archipelago. Visit Punta Suárez, known for its amazing bird colonies and home to the waved albatross ( between April and December). After lunch, visit the white sandy beach of Gardner Bay and jump in for a snorkelling excursion. Included Activities: Punta Suárez Visit Gardner Bay Visit Snorkelling (Gardner Bay) Transport: Eden
Day 9 San Cristóbal Island/Quito (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island before flying back to Quito. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 10 Quito (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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