Galápagos — South & East Islands aboard the Yolita

Marine, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Yolita will take you on a four-night journey cruising through the Galápagos Islands that you won’t soon forget. The southern and eastern islands play host to some of the best snorkelling spots within the Galápagos, including Islote Champion and Kicker Rock, where you will see some of the most diverse and impressive marine life around. Relax on the white-sand beaches with iguanas and sea lions, then head to Punta Pitt in search of three distinct species of booby. Don’t forget to drop off a postcard at Post Office Bay before you go, too!

What’s included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Certified Galápagos National Park Service Guide
  • Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard the Yolita (4 nts)
  • All meals aboard the Yolita
  • Spot frigatebirds and blue-footed boobies (North Seymour Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock, Isla Lobos and Gardner Bay
  • Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Onboard snorkelling equipment and wetsuits
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Four nights cruising in the galápagos islands aboard the yolita
  • Explore the beautiful southern and eastern islands to see iguanas and sea lions
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches
  • Visit some of the best snorkelling spots in the galápagos.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. A G Adventures representative will greet you at the hotel and brief the group on the various aspects of the tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport (1B, 1L, 1D) Take an early flight to the Galápagos Islands. In the afternoon, visit North Seymour Island to look out for blue-footed boobies. Included Activities: North Seymour Island Visit 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)) Yolita
Day 3 Cerro Brujo/Kicker Rock (1B, 1L, 1D) Morning landing at Cerro Brujo on San Cristóbal to observe sea lions, marine iguanas, and seabirds along the beach. Continue to the dramatic Kicker Rock in the afternoon to witness the steep vertical stone walls rising from the ocean and some of the best snorkelling in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, head to Isla Lobos known for its friendly sea lions. Included Activities: Cerro Brujo Visit Snorkelling (Kicker Rock) Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Isla Lobos Visit Transport: Yolita
Day 4 Bahía Gardner/Punta Suárez (1B, 1L, 1D) Punta Suarez on the western side of Española Island (also called Hood) is spectacular. Follow the trail through a rookery and learn the geological history of the island from the naturalist, including its dramatic volcanic features, climate, flora, and fauna. Included Activities: Punta Suarez Excursion Gardner Bay Visit Snorkelling (Gardner Bay) Transport: Yolita
Day 5 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: South Plaza Island Visit Santa Fe Island Visit Transport: Yolita
Day 6 Puerto Ayora/Quito (1B) In the morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Center and spend some time wandering through town before flying back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Quito (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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