Multi-Day Tour

Galápagos Island Hopping with Quito (9 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Quito, Ecuador To Quito, Ecuador

Valid for Departures: 13 May 2018 - 22 Dec 2019

Galápagos Island Hopping with Quito (9 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Quito, Ecuador
None None
Day 1 Quito: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. 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, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 2 Quito/Puerto Ayora: Transfer to the Quito airport and catch a flight to the Galápagos. Arrive at Baltra and travel to the hotel in Santa Cruz. Later, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station for an introduction to some of the unique wildlife and history of the area before an evening welcome meeting to meet up with any travellers joining the group. Additional Notes: The flight from Quito to Baltra is unaccompanied. You will have G Adventures representatives assisting on both sides to ensure everything goes smoothly. Included Activities: Charles Darwin Research Station Visit Welcome Meeting Transport: Plane
Day 3
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Puerto Ayora/Floreana Island: In the morning, walk to "Las Grietas" located across Academy Bay, walk through a rugged cactus forest on the way to this stunning lagoon. In the afternoon, hop on a speedboat to nearby Floreana Island. Stay in the G Adventures-supported community guesthouses and eat meals in the community restaurants and help to support community tourism on the island. 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: Swimming at Las Grietas Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse Transport: Keep an eye out for dolphins and birds along the way. Speedboat
Day 4
Floreana Island, Ecuador
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Floreana Island: Walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, and enjoy beach snorkelling or swimming. 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. Included Activities: Loberia Snorkelling Excursion Floreana Highlands Excursion Floreana Community Restaurants Floreana Community Guesthouse
Day 5
Floreana Island, Ecuador
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Floreana Island/Isabela Island: Hike to the summit to experience a bird's-eye view of this magical landscape. Continue to the lava fields of Volcano Chico admiring views of the surrounding volcanoes and islands. Included Activities: Sierra Negra Volcano Excursion Transport: Speedboat
Day 6
TBD
None Breakfast
Day 6 Isabela Island: Explore the surroundings with a short walk to observe pink flamingos in the wetlands and catch a stunning Isabela sunset on the beach. Along the way, stop at a lookout point, and visit natural pools, beaches, and mangrove swamps. In the evening, relax at the bar or on the beach and opt to enjoy a drink at sunset. Included Activities: Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Visit
Day 7
Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora
None Breakfast
Day 7 Isabela Island/Puerto Ayora: In the evening, enjoy free time to explore this bustling little town and sample some of the local restaurants and bars, or do a little last minute shopping. Included Activities: Tortuga Bay Hike Transport: Speedboat
Day 8
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 8 Puerto Ayora/Quito: Retrace your footsteps to return to Baltra Island for the flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for one last night in town. The G Adventures representative in Quito will be able to arrange many of the available day tours in and around Quito if you have time to spare. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation in this lively city. Transport: Plane
Day 9
Quito, Ecuador
None Breakfast
Day 9 Quito: Depart at any time.

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We know the dilemma: You want to maximize your time exploring the Galápagos Islands, and that includes making it as easy as possible to get to and from the islands. We've got your solution. We'll take care of your flight bookings in and out of Quito – with the cheapest flight cost possible. That way you’ll be secure in knowing you've saved money, giving you plenty of time to hike, snorkel, and befriend the amazing wildlife of these cool islands.

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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