Marine: Galapagos Land & Sea - Central & South Islands aboard the Yolita (SEVL07YB)
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: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Five days exploring the Galapagos Islands, Enjoy an amazing snorkelling experience at the `Devils Crown', visit Post Office Bay, Cerro Dragon for some excellent birdwatching, snorkel with the local wildlife.
Spend five days exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard the Yolita and enjoy the beaches, history, and wildlife of the central and southern islands. When you want to spend some time underwater, make sure to check out the Devil's Crown in Floreana, a snorkeller's paradise and home to some of the most impressive marine life in the Galapagos. Bird lovers will have their hands full, too, with stops at some pretty notable bird-watching spots on Cerro Dragon. When you're done connecting with the wildlife, get over to Post Office Bay to learn about its history and, of course, to drop off a postcard.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 7 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||Santa Cruz Island||Day 2 Quito/Santa Cruz Island (1B)|
Fly to Baltra. Meet the CEO and transfer to Puerto Ayora. Check into the hotel followed by lunch. Enjoy an afternoon hike to Tortuga Bay along with a kayak ride. Additional Notes: 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). The National Park charges a visitor fee of USD100, payable on arrival, which funds park maintenance and supervision in the Galapagos as well as ecological study, conservation, and infrastructure development in Ecuadors 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: Tortuga Bay Hike Tortuga Bay Kayaking Transport: Plane
|Day 3||Santa Cruz Island||Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Santa Cruz Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit the Charles Darwin Foundation in the morning before boarding the Yolita. Get to know the crew and settle in. This afternoon, visit the tortoises of the El Chato Reserve. Included Activities: Highlands Giant Tortoises Visit Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 4||Floreana Island||Day 4 Punta Cormorant/Floreana Island (1B, 1L, 1D)|
This morning, snorkel at Devils Crown, a coral reef surrounded by an eroded volcanic crater, the perfect home for marine life. Look out for small sharks, rays and schools of tropical fish. In the afternoon, make sure you have a postcard to leave behind on a visit to Post Office Bay. Included Activities: Post Office Bay Visit Snorkelling (Corona del Diablo) Transport: Yolita
|Day 5||Cerro Dragon||Day 5 Chinese Hat/Cerro Dragon (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit the white sand beach at Chinese Hat in the morning, before an afternoon at Cerro Dragon for an opportunity to break out the binoculars and do some excellent birdwatching. Included Activities: Cerro Dragon Visit Chinese Hat Visit Transport: Yolita
|Day 6||Quito||Day 6 Black Turtle Cove/Quito (1B)|
Explore the mangrove lagoon at Black Turtle Cove. In the afternoon, transfer for a flight back to Quito for one last night on the town. Included Activities: Black Turtle Cove Excursion
|Day 7||Quito||Day 7 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights to and from the Galapagos aare 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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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.