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Galapagos island-hopping tour

12 days from £6,590pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Carefully step past sleeping sea lions on a pristine beach.

  • See the famous Galapagos giant tortoises at close quarters.

  • Spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, penguins, land iguanas and a feast of fearless birdlife.

  • Explore the old town of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Quito
  • The Galapagos Islands

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Quito

International outbound flight , Quito

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Quito. On arrival in Quito you will be met and driven to your hotel in the city. You'll have the afternoon to settle in and explore the city.

Day 2 Quito

Quito

Today's Quito tour will take you through the UNESCO Heritage sight by way of senses, with different stops designed to touch, taste, feel, hear and smell the city. You'll visit chocolatiers, handicraft workshops, street food vendors and markets in a unique tour of this diverse city.

Day 3 The Galapagos Islands

Quito , The Galapagos Islands

You'll be transferred in the morning to the airport in time for your flight to the Galapagos Islands, where you'll start on San Cristobal Island with a two night stay. The afternoon is at leisure to visit the Interpretation Center, a nearby beach or the sea lion colony.

Day 4 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

This morning you'll board a small yacht on a trip to Espanola Island, home to the waved albatross, blue footed and Nazca boobies and some excellent snorkelling with sea turtles and plenty of fish species.

Day 5 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

You'll enjoy a scenic small craft flight across the islands to Isabela, where you'll spend the next three nights in a beachfront hotel. In the afternoon you can walk the pristine white sand beaches or maybe rent a bike to explore the island.

Day 6 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Sierra Negra is one of the highlights of a Galapagos trip with the active volcano dominating the landscape. This private tour will allow you to hike toward the summit as well as to the lesser visited Volcan Chico.

Day 7 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

A morning shared tour will take you by boat to Los Tuneles, a series of volcanic formations which provides excellent snorkelling opportunities with its calm waters, minimal tide and bountiful wildlife.

Day 8 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Leaving Isabela by speed boat, you'll be transferred to Puerto Ayora, the main hub of Santa Cruz Island. You'll spend three nights in town with plenty of restaurants and sightseeing possibilities within walking distance.

Day 9 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

This small group tour will take you to the north end of the island from which you'll board a cruise to South Plazas Island, a colorful stop filled with prickly pear cactus, land iguanas and sea lions cover the land.

Day 10 The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

Today's tour will take you in the highlands of Santa Cruz, visiting the famous giant tortoises in the wild as well as Cerro Mesa for spectacular views of the islands.

Day 11 International return flight

The Galapagos Islands , International return flight

You'll be transferred to the airport in Baltra in time for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

Day 12 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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The specialist who designs your trip to the Galapagos Islands will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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