Marine: Galapagos - North, West & Central Islands aboard the Yolita (SEV10YA)
Trip Style: Marine - Small-ship adventures on the world's great seas and rivers The poles of the Earth, the wonders of the Galapagos, the mysteries of the Amazon, out-of-the-way Greek Islands and other great places are best (and sometimes only) accessed by boat. Marine trips get you there aboard small ships, exclusive yachts and catamarans.
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Seven nights cruising in the Galapagos Islands aboard the Yolita, explore the least visited islands of Isabela and Genovesa to see massive bird colonies and impressive volcanoes, relax on the white sandy beaches, hike to the top of the Sierra Negra volcano the most recently active volcano in the Galapagos, go snorkelling with sea lions and search for turtles and rays.
The Galapagos Islands all have one thing in common; beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife. (Okay, that's technically two things, but you get the idea). Travelling aboard the Yolita, this tour takes you to some of the lesser-visited islands like Genovesa in the north and Isabela in the west. Expect to witness an amazing concentration of birdlife and massive bird rookeries, including the largest nesting colonies of red-footed boobies and frigatebirds. Hike right to the top of the Sierra Negra, Galapagos' most recently active volcano, relax on the white-sand beaches, or snorkel with sea lions. Better yet, do it all.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||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||Seymour Airport||Day 2 Mariscal Sucre International Airport/Seymour Airport (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Take an early flight to the Galapagos 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 Galapagos 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 (3.00 hour(s)) Yolita
|Day 3||Genovesa Island||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: Darwin Bay Visit Snorkelling (Darwin Bay) El Barranco Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 4||Sullivan Bay||Day 4 Bartolome Island/Sullivan Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit Bartolome for a guided tour to see the islands dramatic volcanic features. Continue to Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island to witness the giant lava formations contrasting the white-coral-sand beach. Included Activities: Bartolome Island Landing Sullivan Bay Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 5||Isabela Island||Day 5 Isabela Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Early landing in the small town of Puerto Villamil before beginning the hike to the Sierra Negra Volcano, which has the largest basaltic caldera in the Galapagos. In the afternoon, explore the tortoise breeding centre in the Puerto Villamil area. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit Sierra Negra Volcano Hike Transport: Yolita
|Day 6||Urbina Bay||Day 6 Elizabeth Bay/Urbina Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Pay a morning visit to Elizabeth Bay which offers amazing bird and marine life viewing opportunities. Head out on the pangas and explore the shallows and mangroves to look for sea turtles and penguins. Visit Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano. Hike the trail to get a view of the caldera and watch for land iguanas along the way. Included Activities: Elizabeth Bay Panga Ride Urbina Bay Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 7||Punta Espinoza||Day 7 Tagus Cove/Punta Espinoza (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stop for a visit at Tagus Cove and hike to a lookout to get a stunning view of the bay. Spot old graffiti on the cliffs from whalers and pirates who once visited the the cove. Continue to Punta Espinoza on Fernandina, the youngest of the Galapagos Islands. Witness the large colony of marine iguanas and a variety of bird life. Included Activities: Tagus Cove Visit Punta Espinoza Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 8||Playa Espumilla||Day 8 Rabida Island/Playa Espumilla (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Take a morning excursion to the red sand beaches of Rabida to see a lagoon and sea lion colony. in the afternoon, visit Playa Espumilla, one of the most idyllic beaches in the Galapagos Islands and home to thick mangroves and flamingo and sea turtle nesting sites. Included Activities: Rabida Island Excursion Playa Espumilla Excursion Transport: Yolita
|Day 9||Quito||Day 9 Islas Daphne/Quito (1B)|
View Daphne from the boat, the tiny conical island is home to nesting blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and Darwins finches, after, fly back to Quito. Enjoy an evening in Quito. Included Activities: Daphne Island Visit
|Day 10||Quito||Day 10 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights to and from the Galapagos are included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Flights to either of the airports in the Galapagos leave early in the morning on Day 2 and get you into the islands in the early afternoon. Flights back to the mainland depart between 10:00am and 1:30pm arriving in the early evening.
Please note that all flights to and from the Galapagos make a 1 hour refuelling stop in Guayaquil.
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