Upgraded Land Galapagos with Quito

Classic, Quito to Papallacta

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Strike a balance between genuine encounters with Mother Nature and the comfort of land accommodations on this 10-day Galápagos tour. Explore Ecuador's capital, Quito, on your own before hopping on a flight to the Galápagos Islands where an incredible diversity in wildlife awaits. Spot blue-footed boobies on Isla Lobos, visit a sea lion nursery, and go birdwatching in the highlands of Floreana. With upgraded hotels and private speedboat transfers, you'll be well-rested and ready to take in the unique splendour that these islands offer.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
  • Isla Lobos visit (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Snorkelling at Kicker Rock and La Lobería
  • Highlands excursion (Floreana Island)
  • Tintoreras excursion (Isabela Island)
  • Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre visit
  • Papallacta hot spring visit
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Encounter marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies
  • Snorkel among volcanic formations
  • Dip into the papallacta hot springs
  • Walk on the black-sand beaches of floreana island
  • Visit the giant tortoise breeding centre
  • Dine at g adventures-supported community restaurants

Itinerary

Quito Arrive at any time.
Quito/San Cristóbal Island Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Visit the Interpretation Centre in the afternoon to learn about the natural history of the area. Explore the trails around the centre and opt to snorkel at nearby Las Tijeretas.
San Cristóbal Island Snorkel at Kicker Rock, an impressive volcanic rock formation, rich in wildlife diversity both under the surface and above.
San Cristóbal Island/Floreana Island Travel by speedboat to Floreana Island. Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, opt to go snorkelling or swimming. Enjoy meals at the G Adventures-supported community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island.
Floreana Island Head up to the seldom-visited highlands of Floreana. Enjoy guided walks to observe birds and other wildlife and learn about the area's natural history. Later, opt to go snorkelling or relax on the white-sand beach.
Floreana Island/Isabela Island Transfer by speedboat to Isabela Island. In the afternoon, take a wildlife boat excursion to 'Islote Tintoreras' to view breeding white-tip reef sharks, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, rays, and penguins. Later, visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre.
Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island Enjoy free time to explore Isabela Island. Opt to hike Sierra Negra, go snorkelling at Los Tuneles, or take it easy. In the afternoon, transfer by speedboat to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Enjoy an evening out in Puerto Ayora.
Santa Cruz Island/Papallacta Say goodbye to the Islands and take a flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Papallacta.
Papallacta Relax in the hot springs of Papallacta while taking in the volcanic views. Opt to go for a hike nearby for prime birdwatching.
Papallacta Depart at any time.
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