Galápagos Adventure

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Galápagos Islands aren't just all about cruising! This one-week trip keeps you close to the action — and trust us, there’s always plenty of action on the archipelago — while keeping costs lower than you’d expect for a sweet island adventure. Plus, there’ll be no lack of activities to keep you moving, with everything from snorkelling to a volcano hike of Sierra Negra.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Floreana Community Restaurants, Floreana Island
  • Interpretation Centre Visit (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Hike to Sierra Negra volcano (Isabela Island)
  • Isabela Highlands camping
  • Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Isabela Municipal Tax
  • Opportunities for snorkelling, swimming, and incredible wildlife encounters
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Snorkel with sea lions
  • Travel by public speedboats around the galápagos islands
  • Camp in the middle of nature
  • Visit charles darwin research station
  • Hike sierra negra volcano.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito If you are not able to attend the welcome meeting, our representative will leave all important information at your hotel’s reception indicating what time to be ready the next day. If there is any confusion on arrival, please do not hesitate to call the contact number listed in this dossier. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Quito/San Cristóbal Island (1B) 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. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 San Cristóbal Island Enjoy a free day to explore San Cristóbal Island, where the sea lion population rivals the human one. Opt to snorkel at Kicker Rock, visit Playa Mann, or La Lobería.
Day 4 San Cristóbal Island/Isabela Island (1L, 1D) Travel by speedboat to Isabela Island. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way and enjoy a stop for lunch on Floreana Island. Stretch your legs and enjoy a meal at the G supported-community restaurant to support the local community before continuing on to Isabela. Additional Notes: Please note that travel between islands is done by speedboat. The ride can be quite rough, especially from July to December. Make sure to bring sea sickness medication if you are prone to sea sickness. Included Activities: Floreana Community Restaurants Isabela Highlands Camping Transport: Boat
Day 5 Isabela Island (1B, 1D) Hike the Sierra Negra Volcano for spectacular views from above. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to go snorkeling, visit the giant Tortoise breeding centre or the Flamingo lagoon. Additional Notes: Please note that space may be limited for optional activities during high season, these activities are operated by third-party operators and will be subject to availability. Due to increased volcanic activity in Sierra Negra for safety reasons some hiking areas are restricted at this time. Included Activities: Isabela Highlands Camping Sierra Negra Volcano Hike
Day 6 Isabela Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B) Transfer by speedboat back to Santa Cruz Island, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and enjoy a night in the town of Puerto Ayora. Additional Notes: Please note, the accommodation for the night is multi-share in a hostel. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Boat (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Santa Cruz Island (1B) Enjoy free time to explore Santa Cruz Island. Opt to visit the highlands, hike out to the stunning Tortuga Bay, or explore the otherworldly Las Grietas freshwater lagoon.
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island/Quito (1B) Say goodbye to the Galapagos Islands, and take a morning flight back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel and enjoy a night in the city. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Quito Depart at any time.
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