Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Eden

Marine, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Animal lovers have the ultimate vacation ahead with this eight-day tour through the Galápagos. Aboard the Eden, the latest addition to G Adventures' Galápagos fleet, you'll visit islands in the south and east, observing an incredible array of rare animal species along the way. Spot marine iguanas in the lagoons of Floreana Island, reef sharks in an underwater volcanic cone, and friendly sea lions at Isla Lobos. You'll gain a whole new appreciation for Mother Nature by the end of this incredible tour.

What’s included

  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Eden (5 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Eden
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Highlands giant tortoises excursion (Santa Cruz)
  • Visit to Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
  • Isla lobos visit
  • Santa Fé and South Plazas excursions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation (Santa Cruz)
  • Snorkelling at Corona del Diablo and Gardner Bay
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • See giant tortoises in the highlands of santa cruz
  • Spot nocturnal barn owls roosting in volcanic tubes
  • Snorkel in corona del diablo
  • Visit contrasting green and white sand beaches on floreana island
  • See napping reef sharks at the bottom of gardner bay

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Quito/Seymour Airport (1B) 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). 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. Included Activities: Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 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 4 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 5 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (1B, 1L, 1D) Learn about the history of the Islands at the San Cristóbal Interpretation Centre then get up close to marine life at Kicker Rock. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Snorkelling (Kicker Rock) Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Eden
Day 6 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 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito (1B, 1L, 1D) In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Quito (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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