6 Day Galapagos Express (Miami Special)

6 Day Galapagos Express (Miami Special)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Ecuador
Depart for Ecuador. Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador's sprawling and vivacious port city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax or, explore the city’s many museums and botanical gardens
Overnight: Guayaquil

DAY 2, Saturday - Galapagos Islands, Baltra, Charles Darwin Research Station
Embark this morning on a journey to the "beginning of time" as you transfer to the airport for the flight to the astonishing Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands, five million years in the making. Arrive at Baltra Airport, meet your naturalist guides and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz. Continue by bus to a tortoise reserve and see their natural habitat - a once in a lifetime experience! Tortoises can be seen grazing on the vegetation, wallowing in muddy banks or in the small red ponds. The area is teeming with wildlife - woodpecker finches, mockingbirds, flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons, and gallinules. After a stop for lunch, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Gain insight into the huge efforts being made by scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to your hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Sunday - Bartolomé Island
Travel by boat to the golden beaches of Bartolomé Island, dominated by the iconic Pinnacle Rock, an impressive towering lava structure that rises from the ocean's edge. View an astonishing array of wildlife including Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles and a huge variety of fish. After snorkeling and swimming, option for a steep hike to the summit of this diminutive island with fantastic panoramic views of the archipelago
Overnight: Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday - North Seymour Island
Head by boat to North Seymour Island, that was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event. Cliffs that are only a few feet high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit perched on ledges and a tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stand just above the landing. This island is teeming with life! You might have to give right-of-way to a passing sea lion or a marine iguana. Along the way, perhaps you may see the famous Galapagos blue-footed booby nesting beside the trail or, spot flocks of pelicans in a feeding frenzy. Keep on the lookout for the magnificent frigate bird, with its puffed-up scarlet throat sack, perched in low bushes watching over their chicks. Enjoy a visit to an isolated beach for a refreshing swim or, snorkel along the coast
Overnight: Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Flight to Guayaquil
This morning, on your way to Baltra, stop at Los Gemelos (twin sinkholes) to view the great depressions of volcanic material formed by a long process of the sinking ground, and the exceptional view of Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses and orchids. Then, proceed to the airport for your flight to Guayaquil. Afternoon arrival in this city considered to be the economic capital of Ecuador. Transfer to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Stroll along the beautiful riverfront promenade Malecon 2000, that spans the Guayas River. This area boasts museums, malls, gardens, restaurants and the first IMAX theatre in South America. In the evening, be sure to sample the local cuisine at some of the city's fabulous restaurants
Overnight: Guayaquil
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Depart Ecuador
Morning is at leisure to further explore this vibrant city. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Guayaquil, Guayaquil-Miami
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Guayaquil-Baltra & Baltra- Guayaquil
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Guayaquil
  • 3 nights Galapagos Islands
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All transfers
  • 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Services of English-speaking naturalist guides in the Galapagos
  • Shore Excursions
  • Galapagos National Park Fee of $100
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card fee of $20
  • Special Features

  • Embark on a journey to the beginning of time in the Galapagos Archipelago of volcanic islands
  • Tour the Charles Darwin Research Center to learn about their preservation goals
  • View the iconic Pinnacle Rock, a towering lava structure in Bartolomé Island
  • Explore areas with blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions
  • *Not Included:
    Gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from Miami via Avianca and may only be purchased with these flights.

    Triples are not available for this package.

    Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.

    The route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns. Wildlife and visits listed in the itinerary are based upon optimal conditions and therefore subject to change.

    Sturdy shoes are recommended for this program.

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    Accommodations

    Unipark Hotel
    This first class hotel overlooks Parque Seminario, which is also known as Iguanas Park for the large population of iguanas that live there.

    Hotel Fiesta
    This tourist class hotel is set in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Hotel Fiesta
    This tourist class hotel is set in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Mainao Hotel
    This superior budget class hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Mainao Hotel
    This superior budget class hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Mainao Hotel
    This superior budget class hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Mainao Hotel
    This superior budget class hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora.

    Hotel Villa Laguna
    This first class hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.

    Unipark Hotel
    This first class hotel overlooks Parque Seminario, which is also known as Iguanas Park for the large population of iguanas that live there.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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    Ratings based off 4440 reviews about Gate1 Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
    By Patricia F on Oct 09, 2019

    This is the first group tour we have taken but will not be our last. Our Affordable Tours agent John was just great. The tour manager Giuliana and all of the local guides were amazing. This trip far exceeded our expectations. The hotels and transportation were top notch. After talking with people from other competing tour companies this far exceeded theirs. We couldn't be happier and are looking forward to our next tour with Gate1 through Affordable Tours.

    By Beverly C on Oct 03, 2019

    The trip was great. Everything was wonderful

    By Maria A on Oct 01, 2019

    This was our first time traveling with Gate One and we found them to be very friendly and efficient.

    By Trudy P on Sep 28, 2019

    This is my sixth trip with Gate 1 and I am never disappointed. The good thing is your only requirement is to be ready to go when instructed. All the planning is done for you.

    By Nancy C on Sep 26, 2019

    Everything went very smoothly. Food was excellent and the lodging ranged from good to outstanding.

    By Anthony P on Sep 21, 2019

    This was a great trip, everything went as planned and was truly enjoyable. Our tour guide Michela was exceptional and a great friend. She goes above and beyond her duties. 

    By Virginia M on Sep 18, 2019

    Gate 1 consistently provides quality tour guides and hotels in prime locations. The service they provide throughout the tour makes for a trouble free traveling experience (e.g. airport transfers and baggage handling service)

    By Rose Z on Sep 12, 2019

    Gate 1 Great value for the money!

    By Deborah T on Sep 12, 2019

    The trip was wonderful and the price was great.Our tour guide Vera was fantastic. She was so devoted to the group and helpful with suggestions, etc. and going above and beyond with buying us little gifts, etc. The hotels were in great locations with wonderful breakfasts and each city's tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful.

    By Kikkeri S on Sep 10, 2019

    Overall our trip was enjoyable and services were excellent.

    By Amparo D on Sep 09, 2019

    Great trip,and a excellent tour guide. Highly recommend

    By Josephine A on Sep 08, 2019

    We had a great time, First time with Gate 1 Tour, very impressed with the organized trip , food is superb , nice hotel and excellent tour director.

    By Regina G on Sep 08, 2019

    Our trip was wonderful and we feel that Gate 1 is the best way to take a vacation. We have another trip planned with Gate 1 in December 2019!

    By Mary Anne P on Sep 08, 2019

    Gate 1 provided a Tour Manager that went above and beyond my expectations. This was a great trip! We have booked with them before with Affordable Tours and also it was great.

    By Mary Jo B on Sep 08, 2019

    Best guide. Wonderful thanks


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