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6 Day Galapagos Express - Sunday Departure

6 Day Galapagos Express - Sunday Departure


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Your Galapagos itinerary may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Ecuador
Depart for Ecuador. Arrive in Quito, capital of Ecuador, founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city; transfer to your hotel. The Quito airport is approximately an hour drive from the city. Balance of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this lively city’s priceless historical treasures of art and architecture. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Ecuadorian food at one of the city’s world-class restaurants and cafes
Overnight: Quito

DAY 2, Monday- Galapagos Islands, Baltra
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 lunch, continue to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Tuesday - Santa Fe Island
Spend the day in Santa Fe Island, located south of Santa Cruz. Drop anchor in the beautiful Barrington Bay with its crystal clear waters. Begin your hike along the trail that starts at the beach and takes you into a giant cactus forest while you might spot the Galapagos hawk flying in the sky. Continue your walk around this rugged island, where you will see sea lions lounging on the beach and the endemic Barrington land iguana. The trail brings onto a second beach that is inhabited by sea lions and Blue-Footed Boobies who sit on the rocks. Snorkel in the bay and admire the many species of tropical reef fish and occasionally sea turtles and schools of stingrays. Lunch is served on board while anchored in the bay
Overnight: Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Wednesday - North Seymour Island
Travel 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, Thursday - Flight to Quito
This morning, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Fausto Llerena Tortoise Center. Gain insight into the huge efforts being made by scientists, guides, rangers and park managers to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, proceed to the airport for your flight back to Quito. The balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Quito
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Depart Ecuador
Transfer to the airport for your departure flightSome flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 6 and will require a transfer on Day 5. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time
Meals: Breakfast

Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Quito, Quito-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Quito-Baltra & Baltra-Quito
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Quito
  • 3 nights Galapagos Islands
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 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
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    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

    Hilton Colon Quito
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Ecuador's capital with easy access to the financial district and the colonial sector of the city.

    Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos
    This first class hotel is located in the Miconia Highland Forests on Santa Cruz Island.

    Hilton Colon Quito
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Ecuador's capital with easy access to the financial district and the colonial sector of the city.

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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.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.8
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    5
    Value for Money
    5

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    My Ecuador trip was fantastic. Affordable Tours and Gate1 were a pleasure to work with as there were no problems whatsoever with this trip of a lifetime. My tour guide Juan was excellent and the sights and food were exceptional. Precious experiences make for lifetime memories. AAA+++


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